Editorial Reviews. Language Notes. Text: Spanish. El entenado is the story of a young Spanish cabin boy who lived ten years of Saer’s plot is derived from colonial writings, rendering El entenado a story. Juan José Saer (June 28, – June 11, ) was one of the most important Argentine El arte de narrar () ISBN ; El arte de narrar: poemas, / (); El arte de narrar El entenado () ISBN – () ISBN ; The event translated by Helen Lane ( ).

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Trivia About El entenado. It made me think enyenado it seems the author did some thinking too saeg writing this. Ese evento de canibalismo es la columna enhenado de toda la historia. Por eso que cada noche, a la luz menguante fl una vela, el narrador, ya anciano, lejos del grumete que fue, va raspando el papel con su pluma, como quien rasca la memoria.

Retrieved November 8, entejado Our narrator returns on their ship to Europe, is delivered to a friar-intellectual who teaches him a fleet of languages, generally re-civilizes the boy, and dies. And that morning I learned from the battered man, now scarcely breathing, that virtue cannot save us from the surrounding blackness.

Refresh and try again. What follows is a strange orgy in which the Indians go at one another, irrespective of age or kinship. I wanted to force the audience to realize it was all a fraud, but my stratagems made not a jot of difference to their response. The hangover lasts for a surprisingly long time, but after it has cleared our narrator finds the tribe to be practically obsessive in its routines and prohibitions of politesse.

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This is one of my favourite books. It is le looked at from the wrong end of a telescope, but the telescope is cloudy on both ends.

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Bien mirado, todo es recuerdo. Thanks for telling us about the problem. He finds out that every year there is a mass slaughter and one survivor is brought back but usually they let him go.


Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Estrella Distante Roberto Bolano. Una lectura distinta a la que acostumbro. Proustin La mayor and Joycein “Sombras sobre vidrio esmerilado”.

El entenado

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I hungered for the open sea. I can see it clearly, the village of the cannibals, encroached on by unreality and a lone truth-seeing witness. Saer’s novels frequently thematize the situation of the self-exiled writer through the figures of two twin brothers, one of whom remained in Argentina during the dictatorship, while the other, like Saer himself, moved to Paris; several of his novels trace their separate and intertwining fates, along with those of a host of other characters who alternate between foreground and background from work to work.

At several points it engulfs you in an atmosphere which is hard to shake off. But even more profoundly, they were trying to cope with a deep horror of the fundamental and ungraspable groundlessness of human existence!

El entenado by Juan José Saer

It is a fine psychological portrait of estrangement and a meditation entenadl how reality can often feel the least substantial thing in the universe. The narrator and the dead crew is brought back into the tribe and stays there for ten years the crew are eaten and form part of a ehtenado that is equally bizarre and horrifying.

It is zaer deconstructing all the things that need deconstruction—the self, history, morality, sexuality, civilization—but nothing falls apart enough. I actually read this book in Spanish El Entenado.

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Why then only three stars I almost gave it two at one point? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I hungered for the open sea. We are also brought to the unsettling realization that all decisions that could be made will be, if not saeg, then significantly not right.

All of this is related in a style that is neither surreal nor natural, and nothing in between either. This analysis is among the most powerful sequences in 20th century literature. Juan Jose Saer was born enyenado Argentina in and is considered one of Argentina’s leading writers of the post-Borges generation.


Story telling wise, the strongest part of this book is the first third. So I had to speculate, if the subject matter was a different one, will this writing have the ejtenado impact on me?

It allowed me to travel through time to the moment when America was discovered, so i could live for some years with the native, participate in their rituals and orgies, live in the jungle saee feel the nature as never before.

Conrad too is obsessed with the moment of truth, the instant of decision that separates the men from the boys—and just as often, the reader from the entensdo. Saer’s descriptions of the jungle and of the eating of human flesh are extremely rea I actually read this book in Spanish El Entenado.

Thanks to a scholarship, he moved to Paris in To ask other readers questions about The Witnessplease sign up. All of this is related in a style that is neither surreal nor natural, and nothing in between either. Proust, in La mayor, or Joyce, in Sombras sobre vidrio esmerilado.

Saer died in after having written many books that are largely unknown to the Anglo world. Want to Read saving…. Lists with This Book. Alex marked it as to-read Nov 13, We have to enyenado the subject matter of it all, in this case: So I had to speculate, if the subject matter was a waer one, will this writing have the same impact on me?

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