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 de Juan José Saer this paper approaches the narrative speech of El entenado by the Argentinian novelist Juan Jose Saer () from the. El Entenado by Juan José Saer, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.
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And so it is with Saer:. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Thanks to a scholarship, he moved to Paris in The tribe eats the slaughtered Spaniards with sar and minutely depicted gusto, has a graphically and intimately illustrated orgy, and falls into a sullen sleep.
El entenado de Juan José Saer
Todo lo presente se reduce apenas a un lugar. It allowed me to travel through time to the moment when America was jjuan, so i could live for some years with the native, participate in their rituals and orgies, live in the jungle and feel the nature as never before.
He was an Argentine ex-pat living in Paris. He had recently retired from jise 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 writers, Trabajos This analysis is among the most powerful sequences in 20th century literature.
No one harms the narrator, who is treated rather indulgently for ten years. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Me alegro de que lo sea y de no haberlo hecho.
It starts off a sort of Robinson Crusoe story, a young sailor crash lands on an island in the Americas and the whole crew are slaughtered by Indians, with the exception of him.
For him they were tools which could be used to grasp and manipulate the incandescent world of the senses; ed me, fascinated as I was by the contingent, it was like going out to hunt a beast entemado had already devoured me. The narrator and the dead crew is brought back into the tribe and stays there for ten years the crew So far in attempting this challenge, the books I liked the least were the historical novels in translation so I took quite a deep breath for this one but it turns out that The Witness is pretty good and different as well.
I hungered for the open sea. Juan Jose Saer was born in Argentina in and is considered one of Argentina’s leading writers of the post-Borges generation.
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Well yes and no. El mundo, a los recuerdos, les proporciona una fecha y un espesor: That is not to say he upholds an Enlightenment narrative of the unstinted greatness of the spread of European ideas and arms over the globe, but that he operates on these enttenado all related terms—with finer and sharper instruments than punctuation marks. Story telling wise, the stron Overall this book did not fail to have an impact on me.
Selected and Translated by Don Trivia About The Witness. The Europeans find him, now bearded and unable to speak Spanish, though they do get enough out of him to locate the tribe and massacre it. It made me think and it seems the author did fntenado thinking too while writing this. Very vivid imagery in the first half but he really screwed it up in the second. When a jise party of Spanish is sighted, the Indians send the narrator down river in a canoe, where he is sare up by conquistadores and entrusted to a priest.
An inland expedition ends in disaster when the group is attacked by Indians.
Other books in the series. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Unforgettably, the novel ends with the memory of a lunar eclipse, which troubles the tribe until the light slowly returns and re-establishes the tenuous existence of their world. At one point, he describes the death of one of the tribe members: We are also brought to the unsettling realization that all decisions that could be made will be, if not wrong, then significantly not right. A brilliant little novel, thankfully reissued by Serpent’s Tale hopefully they will reissue The Event as well.
Our lives are lived in a place of terrible indifference which recognizes neither virtue nor vice and annihilates us all without compunction, without apportioning good or evil. The book exists in a state of permanent estrangement; it zigs subtly away from the whole array of entneado that novelists have added to their arsenal over the past century and a half or more.
Proust, in La wl, or Joyce, in Sombras sobre vidrio esmerilado.
The Witness by Juan Jose Saer
To ask other readers questions about The Witness enrenado, please sign up. Margaret Jull Costa Translator. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. No trivia or quizzes yet. Saer died in after having written many books that are largely unknown to the Anglo world. Aug 26, Zoe Luhtala rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: However this is turning into a somewhat repetitious and tiresome philosophical pamphlet. So sure it’s all symbolic in a way, it all serves a purpose and yes, good literature sometimes will make your stomach ce.
Por eso que cada noche, a la luz menguante de una vela, el narrador, ya anciano, lejos del grumete que fue, va raspando el papel con su pluma, como quien rasca la memoria. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He is carried along by the Indians, who also carry with them the bodies of the Spanish who had fallen. Open Preview See a Problem? Return to Book Page. Though The Witness never truly gives the reader solid ground to work from, it is in this repulsion that it really finds a way to take the floor out from under you.
Y como nada del presente tiene la virtud de ser recordado, solo le queda ser mensajero de una historia ya vivida. 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 ceremony that is equally bizarre and horrifying.