Leí Los Ejércitos, de Evelio Rosero, y para ir al grano sin dar muchas vueltas mi resumen es: tienen que leerla. En medio de tanta novela urbana, esta historia. Buy Los Ejercitos (Fabula (Tusquets Editores)) by Evelio Rosero from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and. The Armies Evelio Rosero (trans. Anne McLean). New Directions, pp. There is a moment in the film Werckmeister Harmonies in which a.

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I must say that I don’t understand the many references to Gabriel Garcia Marquez that my fellow GoodReads reviewers have included in their review of this book.

Sanirim bu cografyanin yazarlarinin kitaplari her neyi anlatiyorsa anlatsin ayni buruklukla cevrili gibi. Look at the choices made in the design of the novel.

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Those not in power will be bound together via a simple choice: Dec 23, Gregory rated it really liked it Shelves: Un libro de esos que hace que duela Colombia Es bella y triste esta novela, bella, triste y necesaria. Refresh and try again. Dec 14, brian rated it really liked it. Equating nationality to writing style is as vapid as saying that Nabokov is akin rosdro Dostoyevsky or Sartre is akin to Proust, or Pynchon is akin to Hemingway, which they are not.

The Armies by Evelio Rosero. Una novela dura y triste, pero necesaria si queremos tomar conciencia de que algo hay que hacer antes de que el mundo termine de autodestruirse.

Hopefully there will be more on the way soon. He is a likable dirty-old-man.

Otilia must know her, how is Otilia? The Colombian army is viewed as unpredictable and corrupt, but at least preferable to the truly insane violence of the guerrillas or paras, which are indistinguishable eve,io. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Rosero delves into the same stuff, but this time you’ll see it without the magic. No le sobra ni una coma. Why is this slim novel being so rewarded?


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Seres humanos para quienes la vida no vale nada, son los encargados de asolar el pueblecito y destruir todas las ilusiones. Published September 15th by New Directions first published January 1st Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He reminisces about first meeting his wife Otilia, bursting in on her in the bathroom after witnessing the killing of a man. There are so few books worth reading and this is one.

Recommended to everyone, especially those who like Latin American lit. The worst thing about this book is that every word in it could be true. If you’ve ever read a Marquez novel especially Years of Solitudeyou know what to expect from a rural Colombian story: But how lovely, in a book brimming with sex and war, to find tenderness in the characters.

Rosero’nun bu eseri ise ciplak bir gercek burukluktan ote degil, ne eksik ne fazla sadece buruk cok buruk belki de. El lenguaje es contenido, cuidado.

Not all in the fever dream that Ismael presents to us is perfectly crafted; certain scenes, such as one with an uncaged bird that refuses to fly away, feel a bit familiar. Una lectura que enfrenta y refleja, una lectura breve pero concisa, un maravilloso descubrimiento. I read a lot of depressing books about war, etc but this one was hard to get through for some reason. Mateo Solo is a story about a child confined in his own home.


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Recomiendo esta novela, este retrato monstruoso. It has to be done. Ismail, the profesoris ecelio retired teacher in a small Colombian town where he passes the days pretending to pick oranges while spying on his neighbor Geraldina as she lies naked in the shade of a ceiba tree on a red floral quilt.

Todo lo que va pasando en la novela responde a una maldad que se radicaliza. Those in power will corrupt ekercitos destroy. Nox by Anne Carson Toward the Sanitarium: Return to Book Page. Maybe that is the only way he maintains sanity as the town is engulfed in murder, rape, kidnapping, and sadism.

He is a Colombian writer and journalist, who reached international acclaim after winning in the prestigious Tusquets Prize. Cuando otros han sido asesinados.

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The drama unfolds from lso point-of-view of a retired schoolteacher who is slowly losing his memory: A veces entender es lo de menos. It’s about a small mountain town in the pre-Uribe paramilitary days. In his retirement, Ismael has realized his personal version of Eden by looking over the wall at the beautiful neighbor suntanning in the nude. Because of his advanced age and diminishing memory, nearly everything is a monumental challenge for Ismael, from the quest to cure his aching knee to finding his way.

This is not light reading, yet Ismaels’ first person narrative keeps a brisk pace.