Los hallazgos expresivos y los temas recurrentes que forman el universo narrativo de Adolfo Bioy Casares regido por relojes y medidas diferentes de los que. Results 1 – 6 of 6 Diario de la guerra del cerdo / Diary of the War of the Pig by Bioy Casares, Adolfo and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles. Diario de la guerra del cerdo / Diary of the war of the pig: (Biblioteca Bioy Casares) by Adolfo Bioy Casares at – ISBN

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Equally disturbing, a young man standing nearby advises in a hostile tone: I’d never read this author before but now I will certainly be looking for more of his work.

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. Jul 22, Maura rated it really liked it Shelves: Preview — Gherra de la guerra del cerdo by Adolfo Bioy Casares.

Diario de la guerra del cerdo

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. May 31, Anais Casanova rated it it was amazing. The whole informal persecution is referred to as “The War of the Pig,” though the old are frequently referred to as “owls. No sabia muy bien a que atenerme con este libro, pero termino gustandome mucho. 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.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. So, our hero and his friends do have their minor, everyday flaws, but interestingly, most of these flaws might not have come with age, any less than they were overcome by it. Paperbackpages. 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.


Women, especially young ones, is what they all think most about, and our hero Isidro does not make an exception to this rule: This book is, in a way, still a hot topic today. Want to Read saving….

Aunque no haya absolutamente nada al cabo de la espera, esperamos. 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? He constantly has to think about his young neighbour Nelida, and he lives under the impression that life all of a start makes sense again because view spoiler [his hopes fulfil themselves in that Nelida falls in love with him.

Bioy Casares also refrains from idealizing old age by pretending old people were wiser, more relaxed and resigned to what life has in store. Karl Marx published his Communist Manifesto nearly two hundred years ago but the distinctions and categories outline by Marx continue to cast their long shadow.

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. Corto, fuerte e interesante. Tradesmen refuse to sell to the elderly, even when all they want is a newspaper. One weakness most of them share is prurience.

It deserves to be more widely known, and, in fact, Bioy Casares deserves a larger readership. Some dark humor, in this most depressing of stories. 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.

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My knee started hurting suddenly because I was sitting on it funny – that scared me a lot more than usual because of this novel. Jan 12, Hadrian rated it really liked it Shelves: 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.

From that moment on, he is both so eager to please — being afraid of boring Nelida with his memories and his tendency to shape them into words — and nioy jealous that he seems like an insecure teenager.

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For some reason or other — various ones are discussed in the course of several conversations, but they actually remain nebulous — young people feel provoked into acts of gratuitous violence at the sight of old people and they do not hesitate to give in to their feelings of aggression.

Markoxwell rated it did not like it Mar 13, Mar 25, Martin Naroznik rated it it was ok. 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. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Be the first to ask a question about Diario de la guerra del cerdo.

The average age group for the desaparecidos or the forcibly disappeared was between the teens and mid-thirties.