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Julio began to drowse but was periodically jolted awake by bumpy patches on the track. The university buildings, on the eastern edge of the city, were like an abandoned space station on a planet without oxygen.

When he came out again, the street was empty. That folder of yours is almost the size of a briefcase. They were too big to be shifted from the desks on which they lay.

El testigo by Juan Villoro

In that god-forsaken place, on the edge of nowhere, surely he should have been safe. Until that moment, the only thing Julio knew about this fellow student was that testgo subscribed to a fundamentalist vegetarian creed which forbade him to eat honey. His frontier spirit was fixed and crystallized by a desolate image. It was impossible to imagine anyone spending the night there. A few days later she stopped menstruating.

He saw Nieves in secret, villogo often than before, joyfully anticipating all the time they would have together in Europe.

El testigo

Luckily, in Mexico, during his adolescence, the Dominicans had a soft spot for Godard. Feb 23, Lupita rated it really liked it. He had a tennis racket, and was in the habit of absent-mindedly touching the strings, as serious players often do to help them concentrate. The soft contact of those hands hurt him infinitely. Mar 26, Mario Schievenini rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 05, Antonio Rubio Reyes rated it really liked it.


He had to get out of that theater as soon as he could. By then Centollo has already been stabbed testjgo death, and Julio, still enraptured by Nieves, will make a mistake that leads to him being detained, beaten, and assaulted by a gang of children:. Would you like me to recite you a poem?

It is hard for me to A very complicated book to rate or review. There the ore was refined eel transformed into metal. A short excerpt from the book flap will orient you through these notes: Eleno had to give it three shoves with his shoulder.

At that age she had given up all hope of conceiving. Y eso es territorio del ensayo. Ahora le toca enfrentarse a su propio pasado. A place full of weak men, living alone. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Pero, como escritor, no.

Slightly built and sparsely furred, it belonged to some ugly and probably expensive breed. Hace mucho que no tomaba un libro y me quedaba hechizada bajo sus palabras.

Se reencuentra con familia, amigos, y con el mismo. In the juddering testito full of swirling dust—it was too hot to close the windows—Julio remembered how much his grandparents, parents, uncles, cousins and second cousins enjoyed dunking cookies into their cups of milky coffee. A man who ate animals and was nourished by the blood of others.

Julio felt he was being watched. Donasiano, incidentally, is one of the many characters in this book who stand out through sharp and often funny dialogue. The reciter had gone. The memory would prove to be very useful. Although his shoulders were hunched, his denim shirt covered firm muscles. When he had finished reading the thesis, he looked at himself in the mirror. Donosiano had lived most of his life with Aunt Florinda. He villogo his own death as well.


To his surprise, the examiners had expected nothing less.

Notes on Juan Villoro’s El Testigo | Quarterly Conversation

I do want to leave you with Monteverde, an erudite priest who wants to enlist Julio in the canonization of Ramon Lopez Velarde:. For decades, submarines villorl provided the dominant metaphor for his life: So the thesis had not been sent to Mexico by a colleague keen to make contact with his peers.

Maybe her eyesight was very poor or she had mixed him up with someone else.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A donde llegamos como los derrotados de una guerra que nunca ha cesado. Paperbackpages. Discussed in this essay: It is hard for me to tell at this moment if Villoro simply tried to bite more than he could swallow or if I just had to put closer attention as a reader to really grasp the whole thing. He lived in a ship, below decks, with too many people around him to feel like his screen hero:

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