: Los Ejercitos/ The Armies (Andanzas/ Adventures) (Spanish Edition) (): Evelio Rosero: Books. The Armies Evelio Rosero (trans. Anne McLean). New Directions, pp. There is a moment in the film Werckmeister Harmonies in which a. So it is with the novel that has won this year’s Independent Foreign Fiction Prize: The Armies by Colombian writer Evelio Rosero, translated.

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The reader is soon engulfed by the violence of Rosero’s narrative that is touched not only with a deep sadness, but an extraordinary tenderness. The worst thing about this book is that every word in it could be true.

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There is a moment in the film Werckmeister Harmonies in which a rioting mob ransacks a hospital. The Colombian army is viewed as unpredictable and corrupt, but at least preferable to the truly insane violence of the guerrillas or paras, which are indistinguishable anyway. Explore the Home Gift Guide. Remember he is, or was, pretty fat, twice the size of his wife. As civil war sweeps through the village, the violence and death that Ismael witnesses makes for an even tougher read.

Please try again later. I tell myself, good and dead in hell, and I laugh again p. She was buying leeks, how did she cook them? There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Phrases are strung together to create long sentences that encourage fast, rhythmic reading. Le cuentan tambien que su mujer lo ha estado buscando e intenta dar con ella en vano Customers who bought this item also bought.


Ismael, un anciano profesor jubilado, y su mujer, Otilia, viven morosa y modestamente en el pueblo de San Jose desde hace cuatro decenios.

Sep 25, Adriana Villegas rated it really liked it. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Feb 01, Alex rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aug 30, Booktart rated it liked it Shelves: Not all in the fever dream that Ismael presents to us is perfectly crafted; certain scenes, such as one with an uncaged bird that refuses to fly away, feel a bit familiar. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Why is this slim novel being so rewarded? Ships from and sold by Libros PJF.

There is comparatively little Dominican literature available For instance, a man tells Ismael about a kidnapping he witnessed:. It opens hazily, and it’s hard to tell what’s happening at first; it’s like it opens in the immediate aftermath of a bomb blast, and for a while there’s just smoke a A new Colombian author.

Themes creep in indirectly through repetition. Recommended to everyone, especially those who like Latin American lit. Pero Ismael opta por quedarse en el pueblo devastado. The drama unfolds from the point-of-view of a retired schoolteacher who is slowly losing his memory: Una manana, tras volver de un paseo, Ismael se entera de que unos soldados de no sabe que ejercito se han llevado a sus vecinos.


The attacks continue and, when events are precipitated and unleashing the violence, the survivors decided to flee before it’s too late.

The Colombian army is viewed as unpredictable and corrupt, but at least preferable to the truly insane violence of the guerril From http: Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Intimidad en medio del horror. There was a woman as well: Also have been told that his wife has been looking for him and he tries to find her in vain Las desapariciones de algunos familiares extienden el miedo entre los habitantes de San Jose y parecen preludiar sucesos aun mas graves.

Your head gets rocked back before you even realize you got punched. The village brims with personality, which stands it in relief against the hell that it becomes.

The Armies

The Slow Philosophy of J. This is just a great novel.

That simple detail about the leeks suggests a life beyond the terror. Just ejercitls moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Fiesta en la madriguera Spanish Edition. This was Rosero’s first novel to be translated into English.

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