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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: This is indeed a slow poisonIt starts with a slow pace of descriptionthe stage set for a for a ‘thrilling’ discussion casres 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.

This book is, in a way, still a hot topic today.

Is modern society demarcated along the lines of age? It’s a short, very dark story about genocide against the elderly–the young people of Buenos Aires have decided that seniors don’t contribute to society and should be eliminated.

Mar 02, Abu Alizade rated it it was ok. His characters were vivid, and his descriptions of being old were heartbreaking but sweet at the same time, if that makes any sense. 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. 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.

Sep 27, Mon Margo rated it really liked it. Man, are they dick-driven!

The theme is worthy and crrdo, young people killing old people for basically screwing up the world, however it is not explored in depth; and worse, the characters are bkoy developed at all. El Diario de la guerra del cerdo trata del destino del ser, que pasa cuando la edad avanza y pasamos a ser “viejos”. No, Isidro and his cronies are not really very nice people, they are real people instead, and age has not en-nicened them.


Boiy from Diario de la guer The average age group for the desaparecidos or the forcibly disappeared was between the teens and mid-thirties.

It was so sinister it made my skin crawl throughout the entire book. Published October 11th by Plume first published Casares is best known for his collaborations with Borges, and for early work of the philosophic fantastic The Invention of Morelwhich inspired Last Year at Marienbad and the second Brothers Quay feature.

The mere concept is tuerra, and Bioy Casares did a great job of showing the atrocities that normal people are capable of doing when they’re consumed by hatred. An interesting dystopia which tells us about a war bethween the younger people and the old ones. One explanation is that those young terrorists think that old people live too long and deprive them of resources and chances diatio should in due course have fallen to them, but other people take a more sophisticated outlook by surmising that what those young yahoos actually hate about their victims is the melancholy fact that the old remind them of their own eventual fate.

Then one cold, windy night the friends are in for a rude shock after packing up and leaving together: Be the first to ask a question about Diary of the War of the Pig.

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Diary of the War of the Pig by Adolfo Bioy Casares

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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.


Jan 12, Hadrian rated it really liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. It is set in Argentina before the government started its Dirty War although they targeted opposition and dissenters, not old peopleso Adolfo Bioy Casares was bily prescient about certain aspects of his society.

He had defended himself, and would go on defending himself he felt no doubt on that score against the attacks of the young; but as he came into Paunero Street diadio had a mental picture of his own hand holding a revolver to his temple.

Is it possible to happen at all? Ideal para leer diaeio medio de la crisis de los cuarenta: Preview — Diario de la guerra del cerdo by Adolfo Bioy Casares. Diary of the War of the Pig is a fantasy about a time in Buenos Aires when old people are being attacked and killed by the young.

Could such a demarcation lead to bipy This book is not yet featured on Listopia. How deep is the resentment against older people?

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Pavelescu Sabin-Stefan rated it did not like it Dec 30, 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. Flat story with flat characters.

La manera como describe una guerra silenciosa sin siquiera escribir una escena de violencia es genial. Return to Book Page. Human beings themselves, after death, become figures in a dream to the survivorsl fade away and are forgotten, like dreams that were once convincing, but which no one cares to hear about. Trivia About Diary of the War Mar 25, Martin Naroznik rated it it was ok.