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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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It is clear from the outset that all that matters to Ismael is to admire women.

As civil war sweeps through the village, the violence and death that Ismael witnesses makes for an even tougher read. Want to Read saving…. Refresh and try again.

Mateo knows about the outside world for what he sees through the windows. Y a la vida no le A veces entender es lo de menos. He continually asks questions of himself, ejercitls his own foolishness. Rosero fills his town with complex but familiar types: This was Rosero’s first novel to be translated into English.

It’s about a small mountain town in the pre-Uribe paramilitary days. Remember rosefo is, or was, pretty fat, twice the size of his wife. Todo lo que va pasando en la novela responde a una maldad que se radicaliza. Caricature in The War of the End of the World. The novel centers on Ismael, an old man in ejerfitos rural Colombian town that becomes an epicenter of violence. The garden burns with sunlight; the macaws laugh sweetly. I must say that I don’t understand the many references to Gabriel Garcia Marquez that my fellow GoodReads reviewers have included in their review of this book.


Feb 28, Pickle Farmer rated ,os really liked it. El tema, entonces, es escabroso: Those not in power ejercltos be bound together via a simple choice: Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck Visitation, Erpenbeck’s latest book, then provides an ideal protagonist: I feel that there is so little that I can say other than that you should read it.

Cuando otros han sido asesinados. To ask other readers questions about The Armiesplease sign up. Feb 01, Alex rated it it was amazing Shelves: Paperbackpages. Jun 22, jeremy rated it really liked it Shelves: Recomiendo esta novela, este retrato monstruoso. You know how some books – say “Heart of Darkness,” which I re-read recently – they’re like eevlio, just huge bodyblows that knock you flat?

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The Armies

Their faults are matched with virtues: This is just a ejecritos novel. He is a likable dirty-old-man. But as a whole this is a focused story as much as it is a presentation of the inhumanity forced upon us by war. Perhaps this is because the book is an antiwar novel without politics, one that only concerns itself with consequences and is all the more moving for it.

Neat rosego, and a very worthwhile book. 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. I tell myself, good and dead in hell, and I laugh again p.

There is a moment in the film Werckmeister Harmonies in which a rioting mob ransacks a hospital. The village brims with personality, which stands it in relief against the hell that rosrro becomes.


In his retirement, Ismael has realized his personal version of Eden by looking over the wall at the beautiful neighbor suntanning in the nude. There was a woman as well: The Colombian army is viewed as unpredictable and corrupt, but at least preferable to the truly insane violence of the guerril From http: No trivia or quizzes yet.

The Armies by Evelio Rosero

Un libro de esos que hace que duela Colombia Return to Book Page. His work has been translated into a dozen European languages. The back cover says “Gentle in voice but ferocious in impact” and that is a perfect summation.

Aug 30, Booktart rated it liked it Shelves: That simple detail about the leeks suggests a life beyond the terror. As Juliana watches her parents and relatives, she builds them. It is a novel of dazzling confinement, where sight is the main character: Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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 and noise, and it’s only as things settle down that you realize who’s hurt.

El lenguaje es contenido, cuidado. As the novel progresses he watches everyone else but slowly gets sucked in himself. The prose is sparse and simple, but this tiny book has a large impact.