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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Written almost a decade before the death squads disrupted Argentina, it is the gripping first-person narrative of an old man caught in xiario wave of persecutions against all old people, The Obelisk edition of Diary of the War of the Pig marks the first time in paperback for this fictional chronicle about street terror and disappearances by the greatest living Argentine author.

They say that old people are greedy, selfish, materialistic, and eternally grumbling. This book was an introduction to a master story teller.

Diario de la guerra del cerdo: Agencia Literaria Carmen Balcells

Adolfo Bioy Casares is one of Argenina’s greatest writers of the 20th century, as well as a close friend and former collaborator with Jorge Luis Borges. 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.

It takes places in the streets of Buenos Aires. 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.

War’s narration gives it a much more i In an unexpected foreshadowing perhaps of the impending Social Security crisis, this is a casarees, strange account of a Buenos Aires that has, without warning, violently turned on its elderly. I have mix feelings about this Then one dsl, windy night the friends are in for a rude shock after packing up and leaving together: 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.


About Adolfo Bioy Casares.

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. Obras escogidas Obras escogidas, Lucas rated it did not like it Aug 05, The mere concept is terrifying, and Bioy Casares did a great job of showing the atrocities that normal people are capable of doing when they’re consumed by hatred.

He constantly has to think about his young neighbour Nelida, and he lives dde the impression that life all of a start makes sense again because view spoiler [his hopes fulfil themselves in that Guegra falls in love with him.

To ask other readers questions about Diary of the War of the Pigplease sign up. Encuentro en Rauch, Ideal para leer en medio de la crisis de los cuarenta: Una magia modesta, Ah, friendship to the rescue, offering succor and support, a needed balm in such a hostile, cruel world.

Casares is best known for his collaborations with Borges, and for early work of the philosophic fantastic The Invention of Morelwhich bloy Last Year at Marienbad and the second Brothers Quay feature. 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: Borges always referred Adolfo as the finest writers on 20th Century.

La guerra del cerdo

Books by Adolfo Bioy Casares. Karl Marx published his Communist Manifesto nearly two hundred years ago but the distinctions and categories outline by Marx continue to cast their long shadow.

Refresh and try again. 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, 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.


Genio y figura de Adolfo Bioy Casares, Old people everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief. As don Isidro reflects, such friends help us most as we face the challenges of old age. 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: Corto, fuerte e interesante.

Diary of the War of the Pig

Be the first to ask a question about Diary of the War of the Pig. Seis problemas para Don Isidro Parodi, Skip to main content. Un modelo para la muerte, Some dark humor, in idario most depressing of stories.

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. Flat story with flat characters.

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

View all 39 comments. At least not yet, that is. De jardines ajenos, El Diario de la guerra del cerdo trata del destino del ser, que pasa cuando la edad avanza y pasamos a ser “viejos”.