Diario de la guerra del cerdo has ratings and 30 reviews. Inesperado precursor de las revueltas estudiantiles, de la guerrilla urbana y hasta del mov. 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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Lists with This Book. 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.

I’d never read this author before but now I will certainly be looking for more of his work. Markoxwell rated it did not like it Mar 13, Quotes from Diario de la guer El viaje y la otra realidad, 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 cerdl immediately taken for a stack of pigs, heaps of aging flesh fit for the rubbish bin?

War’s narration gives it a much more i 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. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. My review will be in English, though, because my ability to read and understand Spanish biioy better than my skill at actually using the language correctly for a longer text.

Diario de la guerra del cerdo

Except that the age group for the novel seemed to have been the opposite. Corto, fuerte e interesante. Little by little, members of the group are affected as their friends disappear dizrio are beaten by gangs of youth. 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.


Diary of the War of the Pig by Adolfo Bioy Casares

At least not yet, that is. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Open Preview Diariio a Problem? Travel En viaje, And the indignities don Isidro must suffer are endless: Vidal passa os dias com o seu grupo de amigos, todos estes seniores, a quem chama os “rapazes”.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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. Encuentro en Rauch, Los mejores cuentos policiales.

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. Nacho rated it did not like it Jul 07, And, he was probably dep scared of getting older. She said it with a smile, a wry one, at the time, but I wonder what she really felt.

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.

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It was so sinister it made my skin crawl throughout the entire book. Sep 27, Mon Margo rated it really liked it. 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 things 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 prevaricating. In fact, Don Isidoro’s pension had not been paid for months.


This is indeed a slow poisonIt starts with a slow pace of descriptionthe 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. Very unlikely but one has to wonder what might happen when kids born today realize how global warming affects their adult future, when drought and flooding radically diminishes food production, diseases spread, Books by Adolfo Bioy Casares.

Return to Book Page. Genio y figura de Adolfo Bioy Casares, Vidal insists they do something to stop the murder but is told by Jimmy to keep quiet and not make a fuss.

As don Isidro reflects, such friends help us most as we face the challenges of old age. There are parents who find guerga 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.

Mar 02, Abu Alizade rated it it was ok. Very unlikely but one has to wonder what might cerddo 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. Return to Book Page.