His works reveal a strong influence from Saer, especially at the stylistic level of what Saer once memorably called “la selva espesa de lo real” (“the dense. Saer, die kort daarvoor met pensioen was gegaan als hoogleraar aan de Universiteit El limonero real (roman); La mayor (verhalen); El arte de Lo imborrable (roman); La pesquisa (roman); La selva espesa. Juan José Saer, author of The Witness, on LibraryThing. 42 copies; La mayor 31 copies; El limonero real 14 copies, 1 review; Lo imborrable 10 copies inéditos 3 1 copy; Martorul 1 copy; La selva espesa (Textos de difusion cultural) 1 copy.

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Apr 30, Sonnet Fitzgerald rated it really liked it. Renan Virginio marked it as to-read Aug 04, Could have been so much better as the premise was facsinating. Their trip, which ends in disaster and fire, is a brilliant tragicomedy thanks to the various insanities of the patients, among whom is a delusional man who greatly over-estimates his own importance and a nymphomaniac nun who tricks everyone—even the other patients—into sleeping with her.

Saer handles the sad plight of the mentally ill in the 19th century with sympathy as he describes their illnesses which are little understood in that time period. On the contrary, the former cabin-boy turned religious hermit then strolling actor retains an Indian vocabulary that treats ‘being’ and ‘seeming’ as synonymous.

Real is given the task of going to Santa Fe to collect five of the patients that will be treated in the clinic. Saer’s works have been translated into several languages. When they set out it is winter and the constant cold and damp makes everyone miserable.


Palo y hueso by Juan José Saer

In the yeara first installment of his previously unpublished working notebooks sevla edited and published as “Papeles de trabajo” by Seix Barral in Argentina. The back of the book certainly had some hype. The other is a young man who repeats the same motions with his hands and seems to be suffering with some type of an obsessive compulsive disorder.

The narrator of this manuscript is Dr. I read it in Spanish even though I don’t speak Spanish too well, I don’t know if an English translation is available but its worth the read.

Palo y hueso

According to Romano, characteristic of Saer’s more mature works, The Witness is “distinguished by a more linear organization of the story and a noticeable reduction in the repetition of scenes and narrative sequences. No trivia or quizzes yet. Coming in around pages this book is rather short and I finished it in a couple of settings. Lo imborrable roman As Evelia Romano explained in Latin American Writers, “In Saer’s early work, the preference for marginal characters, countrymen, and urban workers; a fascination with rendering their spoken language; and minute descriptions of their daily activities to reveal psychological processes are among the techniques that reflect [Grupo Adverbio’s] …neorealistic influence.

Slva University of the Littoral. Las Veredas de Saturno filmscenario There, he is to pick up five patients, two from the city, two from Paraguay, and one from Cordoba. May 31, Heather Humphrey rated it it was amazing. More tea for me.

Proust, in La mayor, or Joyce, espsa Sombras sobre vidrio esmerilado. He developed lung cancer, and died in Paris inat age The year is Celeste Virasoro rated it really liked it Nov 01, Parts of this are so compelling. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Tisha Matthews marked it as to-read Sep 07, Pedimos a Deus que continue nos orientando e dando sabedoria para fazermos o melhor no trabalho e em casa.


Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia. Real meets his mentor in Europe while in medical school and accepts the position to serve as his assistant while they establish an asylum for the insane ve Argentina. Entonces enfilaban sus pasos por corrientes hacia el oeste o hacia los suburbios. If read in one or two sittings this would be a nicely paced story with interesting characters and beautiful descriptions and philosophical insights. Jun 12, Manuel Fontana rated it it was amazing.

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Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia. Two wardrobes, big enough to hide a rhino. As a son of Syrian immigrants to South America df in his adopted France, Saer has gone on to write a group of novels that, inspired by and yet breaking with the traditions established by other Argentinian writers such as Jorge Luis Borgeshave been “freed” due to their author’s self-imposed exile, “from the narrowness of much of what has been written” in Argentina in the late twentieth century.

Pienso que no le interesa nada, absolutamente nada. Aug 24, Tammy Matthews rated it liked it. As Garay reads the beginning of the story he learns that no one is sure whether or not this story is pure fiction or has any truth to it.

Alexandra rated it it was amazing May 26,