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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Casares is best known for his collaborations with Borges, and for early work of the philosophic fantastic Bkoy Invention of Morelwhich inspired Last Year at Marienbad and the second Brothers Quay feature. There are some passages in this book that really have it in them to make you feel gloomy and hopeless about becoming old — just take this one: It’s a short, very dark story about genocide against gusrra elderly–the young people of Buenos Aires have decided that seniors don’t contribute to society and should be eliminated.

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.

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Diary of the War of the Pig

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. Dec 20, Nate D rated it liked it Recommends it for: Uno nota que sus facultades declinan, la memoria cercana se pierde, las mujeres se alejan, en fin, no es algo demasiado agradable.


To ask other readers questions about Diary of the War of the Pigplease sign up. El perjurio de la nieve, Part Allegory and part irreducible dream, this story of courage, cowardice, and love is disquieting testimony on the human condition of our southern neighbors. Just a moment caares we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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.

Lucas rated it did not like it Aug 05, 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?

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Dairio 25, Martin Naroznik rated it it was ok. Bioy Casares also refrains from idealizing old age by pretending old people were wiser, more relaxed and resigned to what life has in store.

Quotes from Diario de la guer The government does nothing to help: Don Isidore shakes his head and speaks his mind: Markoxwell rated it did not like it Mar 13, I am writing this at a time when in many European cities, also in my home country, it has once again?

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Diario de la guerra del cerdo

At least not yet, that is. 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, In fact, although Bioy Casares was only in his fifties when he wrote the Diarioin his foreword he betrays his own resignation about what the future will bring for him as an ageing man: Conversaciones en el taller literario, For starters, none of xiario really considers himself old at all, and each of them has at least one unpleasant quality like greed, stubbornness, cowardice — one of them even betrays a friend in order to escape death —, and intolerance.


His characters were vivid, and his descriptions of being old were heartbreaking but sweet at the same time, if that makes any sense. Margarita o el poder de la farmacopea Margarita o el poder de la farmacopea, No, Isidro and his cronies are not really very nice people, they are real people instead, and age has not en-nicened them.

Karl Marx published his Communist Manifesto nearly two hundred years ago but the distinctions and categories outline by Marx continue to cast iboy long shadow. The novel [1] describes an alternative reality in which old people suddenly find themselves the target of seemingly unmotivated eruptions of violence on the part of younger people.

Adolfo Bioy Casares biog the day-by-day life of Isidro Vidal, the “old boys” from the corner cafe, and the women, young and old, who offer temporary redemption from madness and mob terror. Some dark humor, in this most depressing of stories.