Review of "The Journey" by Sergio Pitol translated by George Henson

Review of "The Journey" by Sergio Pitol translated by George Henson

Review of "The Journey" by Sergio Pitol translated by George Henson

In order to enjoy The Journey, the second volume of revered Mexican author Sergio Pitol’s idiosyncratic autobiographical trilogy, the reader must abandon expectations: of genre, of structure, of distinctions between the aesthetic “truth” of dreams and fiction, and truth in the sense of literal accuracy. Those who take this leap will find Pitol a warm companion and an erudite guide through both his own artistic process and a compelling moment in history that has much to say to our own.