Pages: Written almost a decade before the death squads disrupted Argentina, it is the gripping first-person narrative of an old man caught in a wave of persecutions against all old people. Adolfo Bioy Casares relates the day-by-day life of Isidro Vidal, the "old boys" from the corner cafe, and the women, young and old, who offer temporary redemption from madness and mob terror. Skip to main content. Novel De un mundo a otro, Los que aman, odian,
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Diario de la guerra del cerdo has ratings and 30 reviews. Inesperado precursor de las revueltas estudiantiles, de la guerrilla urbana y hasta del mov. Jul 22, Maura rated it really liked it Shelves: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Lists with This Book. Want to Read saving…. He described the mob mentality of the young people, told of neighbors informing on neighbors, families turning on their loved ones, etc.
View all 39 comments. De jardines ajenos, guerra Dec 20, Nate D rated it liked it Recommends it for: Cuentos breves y extraordinarios, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Written almost a decade before the death squads disrupted Argentina, fuerra is the gripping first-person narrative of an old man caught in a wave of persecutions against all old people, and might well stand as a metaphor for the murkier currents of Latin American society today.
In an unexpected foreshadowing perhaps of the impending Social Security crisis, this is a chilling, strange account of a Buenos Aires that has, without warning, violently turned on its elderly. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Man, are they dick-driven! Equally disturbing, a young man standing nearby advises in a hostile tone: About Adolfo Bioy Casares. Guirnalda con amores, Borges always referred Adolfo as the finest writers on 20th Century.
Pavelescu Sabin-Stefan rated it did not like it Dec 30, Luis Greve, muerto, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It is set in Argentina before the government started its Dirty War although they targeted opposition and dissenters, not old peopleso Adolfo Bioy Casares was certainly prescient about certain aspects of his society. Mar 25, Martin Naroznik rated it it was ok.
Preview — Diario de la guerra del cerdo by Adolfo Bioy Casares. Books by Adolfo Bioy Casares. Part Allegory and part irreducible dream, this story of courage, cowardice, and love is disquieting testimony on the human condition of our southern neighbors. Refresh and try again. By way of diary entries, we follow don Isidro Vidal, resident of a crowded, crumbling mansion serving as tenement building for the poor in the city of Buenos A What would it be like to live in a city where old people are looked upon as no better than pigs, where a group of old people seen in public are immediately taken for a stack of pigs, heaps of aging flesh fit for the rubbish bin?
The theme is worthy and interesting, young people killing old people for basically screwing up the world, however it is not explored in depth; and worse, the characters are not developed at all.
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Diario De La Guerra Del Cerdo
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