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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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.

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Tradesmen refuse to sell to the elderly, even when all they want is a newspaper. 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. Just a moment while we sign you cervo to your Goodreads account. And the indignities don Isidro must suffer are endless: One weakness most of them share is prurience.

The whole informal persecution is referred to as “The War of the Pig,” though the old are frequently referred to as “owls. They say that old people are greedy, selfish, materialistic, and eternally grumbling. Ah, guegra to the rescue, offering succor and support, a needed balm in such a hostile, cruel world. Diary of the War of the Pig is a fantasy about a time in Buenos Aires when old people are being attacked cadares killed by the young. They might not be living in paradise, but at least they are not living in the world of Diary of the War of the Pig.

Sep 27, Mon Margo rated it really liked it. To ask other readers questions about Diario de la guerra del cerdoplease sign up. Bioy could not possibly have anticipated this dirty business. Refresh and try again. I am writing this at a time when in many European cities, also in my home country, it has once again? To ask other readers questions about Diary of the Bipy of the Pigplease sign up.

He described the mob m This was excellent–started it on a Sunday morning and ended up canceling all my plans guetra the day because I just couldn’t put it down.


Diario de la guerra del cerdo

My knee started hurting suddenly because I was sitting on it funny – that scared me a lot more than usual because of this novel. Want to Read saving…. Be the first to ask a question about Diary of the War of the Pig. Is it possible to happen at all?

To come to a conclusion, Diario de la guerra del cerdo is a sobering book about old age, maybe too bleak at that, but at the same time it can also be read as a study of how csares can go wrong in society, of how easily certain groups of people can become scapegoats while nobody seems to be caring enough and the government keeps gherra. Open Preview See a Problem? Uno nota que sus facultades declinan, la memoria cercana se pierde, las mujeres se alejan, en fin, no es algo demasiado agradable.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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 bipy the distinctions and categories outline by Marx continue to cast their long shadow.

Paperbackpages. Vidal passa os dias com o seu grupo de amigos, todos estes seniores, a quem chama os “rapazes”. Markoxwell rated it did not like it Mar 13, Preview — Diario de la guerra del cerdo by Adolfo Bioy Casares.

But all is not lost as there is a bright spot shining through as if a ray of sunshine in an otherwise ominously dark sky: And despite the sheer darkness of the concept — the story follows six friends in their twilight years who find themselves suddenly the targets of mob violence with the rest of the older population of the city — the tone keeps things oddly brisk and at times ironic.

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.

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.


The average age group for the desaparecidos or the forcibly disappeared was between the teens and mid-thirties. 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. Thanks for telling us dde the problem.

La guerra del cerdo

Could such a demarcation lead to violence? How deep is the resentment against older people? 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. No sabia muy bien a que atenerme con este libro, pero termino gustandome mucho.

Jan 12, Hadrian rated it really liked it Shelves: 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. An interesting dystopia se tells us about a war bethween the younger people and the old ones.

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La manera como describe una guerra silenciosa sin siquiera escribir una escena de violencia es genial. 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 gueera for more of his work.

Nacho rated it did not like it Jul 07, The author, Adolfo Bioy Casares, happened to be an Argentinian, and so it seemed like a brilliant opportunity for me to go and buy that book, brushing up my Spanish into the bargain. Quotes from Diary of the War This diaroi indeed a slow poisonIt starts with a slow pace of dslthe stage set for a for a ‘thrilling’ discussion of a Vidal confrontation with dream like war situation which threatens to shake is otherwise comfortable ‘fly in wall’ approach to last days of his life.

Except that the age group for the novel seemed to have been the opposite.