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: 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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But how lovely, in a book brimming with sex and war, to find tenderness in the characters. Ships from and sold by Libros PJF. Pero Ismael opta por quedarse en el pueblo devastado.

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He is a likable dirty-old-man. They Carry a Promise by Janusz Szuber Reading a poet for the first time, particularly in translation, is like orienting ourselves in Politics of Latin America: La novela cuenta la historia de Ismael Pasos, un profesor retirado en uno de los tantos pue Comentario disponible en: The back cover says “Gentle in voice but ferocious in impact” and that is a perfect summation.

Ships from and sold by Amazon. Ismael, un anciano profesor jubilado, y su mujer, Otilia, viven morosa y modestamente en el pueblo de San Jose desde hace cuatro decenios. Books by Evelio Rosero.

The Armies

Why is this slim novel being so rewarded? She was buying leeks, how did she cook them? Carmina Lucero, the baker, remember her? Seres humanos para quienes la vida no vale nada, son los encargados de asolar el pueblecito y destruir todas las ilusiones.

The Armies by Evelio Rosero

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He experiences horror, but keeps moving and thinking. A book about the descent into hell. Hasta que el ambiente idilico del pueblo se enrarece. Equating nationality to writing style is as vapid as saying that Nabokov is akin to Dostoyevsky or Sartre is akin to Proust, or Pynchon is akin to Hemingway, which they are not. Los ataques continuan y, cuando los acontecimientos se precipitan y se desata la violencia, los supervivientes deciden huir antes de que sea tarde.


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