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Diario de la guerra del cerdo. It deserves to be more widely known, and, in fact, Bioy Casares deserves a larger readership. Old people everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief. The average age group for the desaparecidos or the forcibly disappeared was between the teens and mid-thirties. Is it possible to happen at all? Want to Read saving…. Aug 24, Ssvenkat rated it really liked it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Written almost a decade before the death squads disrupted Argentina, it is disrio 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. Adolfo Bioy Casares relates the day-by-day life of Isidro Vidal, the “old boys” from the corner cafe, and the women, cassares and old, who offer temporary redemption from madness and mob terror. Adolfo Bioy Casares is one of Argenina’s greatest writers of the 20th century, as well as a close friend and former collaborator with Jorge Luis Borges.
Diario de la guerra del cerdo
Lectura recomendada para revolucionarios con conciencia. Flat story with flat characters. Jul 22, Maura rated it really liked it Shelves: This book was an introduction to a master story teller.
It’s a short, very dark story about genocide against the elderly–the young people of Buenos Aires have decided that seniors don’t contribute to society and should be eliminated. Could Isidro Vidal, in a sort of Caesarean grandeur, have kept referring to himself in the third person? In fact, although Bioy Casares was only in his fifties diarjo he wrote the Diarioin his foreword he betrays his own resignation about what the future will bring for him as an ageing deel Very unlikely but one guerraa to wonder what might happe 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.
As don Isidro reflects, such friends help us most as we face the challenges of old age. Published October 11th by Plume first published My review will be in English, though, because my ability to read and understand Spanish is better than my skill at actually using the language correctly djario a longer text.
Diario de la guerra del cerdo is set in the city of Buenos Aires, to be more precise, in Palermo, in the early 40s. Casares is best known for his collaborations with Borges, and for early work of the philosophic fantastic The Invention of Morelwhich inspired Last Year at Marienbad and the second Brothers Quay feature.
For starters, none of them really considers himself old at all, and each of them has at least one unpleasant quality like greed, stubbornness, cowardice — one of them even betrays a friend in order to escape death —, and intolerance. Dec 20, Nate D rated it liked it Recommends it for: Borges always referred Adolfo as the finest writers on 20th Century. Return to Book Page.
When, at the beginning of the novel, they witness an older woman enter the bar where they are playing trucothey ask themselves, for instance, what business a woman her age has to go into such a place at such a time. He described the mob m This was excellent–started it on a Sunday morning and ended up canceling all my plans for the day because I just couldn’t put it down.
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, The Obelisk edition of Diary of the War of the Pig marks the first time in paperback for this fictional chronicle about street terror and disappearances by the greatest living Argentine author.
Diary of the War of the Pig by Adolfo Bioy Casares
The theme is worthy and interesting, young people killing old people for basically diarik up the world, however it is not explored in depth; and worse, the characters are not developed at all. Want to Read saving…. 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 Aires. No, Isidro and his cronies are not really very nice people, they are real people instead, and age has not en-nicened them.
A harrowing, chopping novella on the elderly and the young who abuse and kill gurra.