Leí Los Ejércitos, de Evelio Rosero, y para ir al grano sin dar muchas vueltas mi resumen es: tienen que leerla. En medio de tanta novela urbana, esta historia. Buy Los Ejercitos (Fabula (Tusquets Editores)) by Evelio Rosero from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and. The Armies Evelio Rosero (trans. Anne McLean). New Directions, pp. There is a moment in the film Werckmeister Harmonies in which a.

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But how lovely, in a book brimming with sex and war, to find tenderness in the characters. This will blow us all up. He is a Colombian writer and journalist, who reached international acclaim after winning in the prestigious Tusquets Prize.

This is just a great novel. Those in power will corrupt and destroy. Rosero refuses to explicitly provide causes and goals for the conflict; what do they matter to the suffering people caught in the middle? For instance, a man tells Ismael about a kidnapping he witnessed:. Cuando otros han sido asesinados. Un autor colombiano que descubro recientemente. Una lectura que enfrent Un autor colombiano que descubro recientemente. Perhaps to highlight the indifference of the killers, several deaths are described in such a way as to make them seem almost indistinguishable from life.


The Armies by Evelio Rosero

The reader is soon engulfed by the violence of Rosero’s narrative that is touched not eelio with a deep sadness, but an extraordinary tenderness. The Armies 2 5 Nov 08, I feel that there is so little that I can say other than that you should read it. There is hope in the villagers, even to the last, even if fleeting. Neat trick, and a very worthwhile book. Why is this slim novel being so rewarded?

Una lectura que enfrenta y refleja, una lectura breve pero concisa, un maravilloso descubrimiento.

Sanirim bu cografyanin yazarlarinin kitaplari her neyi anlatiyorsa anlatsin ayni buruklukla cevrili gibi. I spy on her from here: 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 ejercifos.

Quotes from The Armies. The novel centers on Ismael, an old man in a rural Colombian town that becomes an epicenter of violence. Feb 01, Alex rated it it was amazing Shelves: In his retirement, Ismael has realized his personal version of Eden by looking over the wall at the beautiful neighbor suntanning in the nude.


When the armies slowly arrive, the profesor’s reveries are gradually taken over by a living hell. Open Preview See a Problem?

The Armies

Their faults are matched with virtues: The Armies Evelio Rosero trans. Lists with This Book. Maybe that is the only way he maintains sanity as the town is engulfed in murder, rape, kidnapping, and sadism.

Feb 03, Juan rated it really liked it.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. But it has to be written down, it has to be read. Her sight alters objects as she contemplates them.