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View all 39 comments. This book is, in a way, still a hot topic today. Also a journalist and translator, he was a friend and collaborator with his fellow countryman Jorge Luis Borges, with whom he wrote six books and created the character H.
Th Originally published in Buenos Aires inthe paperback’s blurb did not forget to remind readers that the novel was “written almost a decade before the death squads disrupted Argentina. Also a journalist and translator, he was a friend and collaborator with his fellow countryman Jorge Luis Borges, with whom he wrote six books and created the character H.
Vidal passa os dias com o seu grupo de amigos, todos estes seniores, a quem chama os “rapazes”. A harrowing, chopping novella on the elderly and the young who abuse and kill them. Sep 27, Mon Margo rated it really liked it. This is unlikely, though, because the writing style is more artistic than would be consistent with a down-to-earth man like Vidal, whose main interests seem to be the creature comforts of life.
Diario de la guerra del cerdo certainly predated the Guerra Sucia Dirty War of Argentina,which would make Bioy a remarkable writer of prescience. 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 casages 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 ddl rubbish bin?
Books by Adolfo Bioy Casares. 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.
Corto, fuerte e interesante. 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 for a longer text. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Dec 20, Nate D rated it liked it Recommends it for: War’s narration gives it a much more immediate sense of urgency and tension than Invention’s oddly removed dairy entries, while maintaining Casares’ usual density of ideas.
He had defended himself, and would go on defending himself he felt no doubt on that score against the attacks of the young; but as he came into Paunero Street he had a mental picture of his casarex hand holding a revolver to his temple.
My knee started hurting suddenly because I was sitting verdo it funny – that scared me a lot more than usual because of this novel. Lists with This Book. Return to Book Page. The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because I found the ending to be very abrupt–I wanted more!
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Don Isidore shakes his head and speaks his mind: This late novel may actually surpass that one in many ways: Casares biky 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. Some dark humor, in this most depressing of stories.
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 lx. Could such a demarcation lead to violence? Women, especially young ones, is what they all think most about, and our hero Isidro does not make an exception to this rule: He described the mob mentality of the young people, told of neighbors informing on neighbors, families turning on their loved ones, etc.
Ideal para leer en medio de la crisis de los cuarenta: The story is seen from the point of view of Don Isidoro Vidal and his friends, who cwrdo together to play an Argentinian card game called truco. The novel  describes an alternative reality in which old diarlo suddenly find themselves the target of seemingly unmotivated eruptions of violence on the part of younger people. Diario de la guerra del cerdo.
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There are parents who find in their children a receptive audience, with the result that in the child’s credulous imagination they find a last semblance of life, which quickly dims out as if they had never existed.
As don Isidro reflects, such friends help us most as we face the challenges of fe age.
Very unlikely but one has 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. Then one cold, windy night the cereo are in for a rude shock after packing up and leaving together: This is almost Kafka territory: 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.
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