BY JUAN JOSE SAER: PARATEXTUALITY AND HISTORY of Saer’s plot is derived from colonial writings, rendering El entenado a story within a story, or. The Witness, Juan José Saer (trans. El entenado, also meaning bastard or stepson) of the Spanish ports, an urchin with no one to stop him. El Entenado by Juan José Saer, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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And so it is with Saer:. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. El libro es bastante perturbador, sobre todo por las escenas que tan detallad 3,5 actually.

Refresh and try again. At several points it engulfs you in an atmosphere which is hard to shake off. Thanks to a scholarship, he moved to Paris in Ese evento de canibalismo es la columna vertebral de toda la historia. Saer died in after having written many books that are largely unknown to the Anglo world.

Return to Book Page. Una lectura distinta a la que acostumbro. Bien mirado, todo es recuerdo. The prose, translated marvelously by the great Margaret Jull Costa, is preternaturally smooth; there are no jutting words to snag too much meaning, no swirls of rhetoric to turn aside the current.

During this time, he sees the cannibalism and orgiastic frenzy ten times. In sixteenth-century Spain, a cabin boy sets sail on a ship bound for the New World.


Somehow it manages to take the pornography of death of the firs part and mellow it down to an interesting, thoughtfull and touching story. The entenaod exists in a state of permanent estrangement; it zigs subtly away from the whole array of zags that novelists have added to their arsenal over the past century and a half or more.

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El entenado

At one point, he describes the death of one of the tribe members: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Alberto Castello marked it as to-read Nov 28, Mar 21, El Buscalibros elbuscalibros. I can see it clearly, the village of the cannibals, encroached on by unreality and a lone truth-seeing witness. William marked it as to-read Nov 11, We are also brought to the unsettling realization that all decisions that could be made will be, if not wrong, then significantly not right.

However this is turning into a somewhat repetitious and tiresome philosophical pamphlet. He had recently retired from his position as a lecturer at the University of Rennes, and had almost finished his final novel, La Grandewhich has since been published posthumously, along with a series of critical articles on Latin American and European saet, Trabajos eo Teaching me Latin, Greek, Hebrew and science was the least of it: When a larger party of Spanish is sighted, the Indians send the narrator down river in a canoe, where he is picked up by conquistadores and entrusted to a priest.

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.


Rayos globulares 2 books. Aug 26, Zoe Luhtala rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Y como nada del presente tiene la virtud de ser recordado, solo le queda ser mensajero de una historia ya vivida.

No trivia or quizzes yet. The last third is all about tying it all up, trying to solve the mystery, to interpret the past. Cami Daffunchio marked it as to-read Nov 28, Other books in the series. The narrator describes an odd habit he picks up while performing the spectacle of his captivity:. What kind of man is Kurtz? Feb 16, Kobe Bryant rated it really liked it. He is carried along by the Indians, who also carry with them the bodies of the Spanish who had fallen.

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El entenado by Juan José Saer

Paperbackpages. This story has it’s fair share of philosophy, which as a former student of philosophy I do not consider in general a bad thing. When it comes to Latin American fiction, U. Why then only three stars I almost gave it two at one point?