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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The Armies by Evelio Rosero

Una lectura que enfrenta y refleja, una lectura breve pero concisa, un maravilloso descubrimiento. Todo lo que va pasando en la novela responde a una maldad que se radicaliza. Recomiendo esta novela, este retrato monstruoso. 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.

Phrases are strung together to create long sentences that encourage fast, rhythmic reading. Recommended to everyone, especially those who like Latin American lit. The back cover says “Gentle in voice but ferocious in impact” and that is a perfect summation.

Otilia, Ismail’s wife, is ashamed of his peeping and suggests that he pay a visit to Fa Ismail, the profesoris a 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.

Se va con su esposa a un sitio calmadito, a criar pajaritos y espiar a la vecina que se asolea en topless en el patio de al lado. Return to Book Page. Neat trick, and a very worthwhile book. 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.

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No le sobra ni una coma. Open Preview See a Problem? It is a novel of dazzling confinement, where sight is the main character: It opens hazily, and it’s hard to tell what’s happening at first; it’s like it opens in the immediate aftermath of a bomb blast, and for a while there’s just smoke a A new Colombian author.

The only similarity between this book and Marquez’s canon is that Rosero and Marquez are both Colombian. Ismail, the profesoris a 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.

Perhaps to highlight the indifference of the killers, several deaths are described in such a evello as to make them seem almost indistinguishable from life.

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This gives the impression that he is barely taking note of life; he is barely living at all anymore. 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 anyway.

Carmina Lucero, the baker, remember her? 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. They expect disappointment, and they accept it to the extent that the ordinariness of their lives becomes an uncomfortable companion to the terror of their situation.

Nox by Anne Carson Toward the Sanitarium: The reader evlio soon engulfed by the violence of Rossero narrative that is touched not only with a deep sadness, but an extraordinary tenderness. Rosero has expressed his fondness for Crime and Punishmentand there is a rossro element of Raskolnikov to be found in Ismael.

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A veces entender es lo de menos. Lists with This Book. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, the writer Julie Novacek Godsoe. But as a whole this is a focused story as much as it is a presentation of the inhumanity forced upon us by war. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. That simple detail about the leeks suggests a life beyond the terror. Caricature in The War of the End of the World. This blank slate invites the reader to attempt to contextualize or find symbols in the novel.

Sep 25, Adriana Villegas rated it really liked it. El lenguaje es contenido, cuidado.

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Feb 01, Alex rated it it was amazing Shelves: Intimidad en medio del horror. But unlike Beckett, the style and the simplicity of The Armies encourages ehercitos swift read, making it a book that is difficult to put down. As Juliana watches her parents and relatives, she builds them.

Ismael se queda aunque lo ha perdido todo, su casa, sus amigos, sus vecinos, su pueblo. Themes creep in indirectly through repetition.

The Armies by Evelio Rosero

He avoids his social obligations to relax his aching body and spy on young girls in cafes. I feel that there is so little that I can say other than that you should read it.

This adds an element of relentlessness. You know how some books – say “Heart of Darkness,” which I re-read recently – they’re like haymakers, just huge bodyblows that knock you flat? A new Colombian author.