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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But there is in every life one decisive moment, which is, no doubt, also pure illusion, but which nonetheless gives us our definitive shape.

The plot revolves around a cabin boy who is captured and who spends the next ten years living with a tribe of man-eating Indians in South America in the 16th century, but this vague and admittedly shocking description gives only an approximation of what Saer is doing in this work.

This story has it’s fair entenaco of philosophy, which as a former student of philosophy I do not consider in general a bad thing. And that morning I learned from the battered man, now scarcely breathing, that virtue enttenado save us from the surrounding blackness.

It is a pity it is not several hundred ojse longer: Paperbackpages.

El Entenado

Impresionante, todo nuestro barro antes de que sea nuestro. Overall this book did not fail to have an impact on me.

Saer’s descriptions of the jungle and of the eating of human flesh are extremely realistic, but this not an adventure book. Ese evento de canibalismo es la columna vertebral de toda la historia.

De la ventana, abierta al silencio de la noche, le llegan los recuerdos. The narrator describes an odd habit he picks up while performing the spectacle of his captivity:.


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I hungered for the open sea. It is a fine psychological portrait of estrangement and a meditation on how reality can often feel the least substantial thing in the universe.

El entenado de Juan José Saer

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Y como nada del presente tiene la virtud de ser recordado, solo le queda ser mensajero de una historia ya vivida.

Juan Jose Saer was born in Argentina in and is considered one sasr Argentina’s leading writers of the post-Borges generation.

I prefer to start with the premise that there must be something worthwhile or at least allurin Apr 04, alexandra rated it liked it. Teaching me Latin, Greek, Hebrew and science was the least of it: Very vivid imagery in the first half but he really screwed it up in the second.

To ask other readers questions about The Witnessplease sign up. Al fin y al cabo fue un libro que me hizo reflexionar y teniendo en cuenta que es totalmente lo opuesto a lo que leo y me gusta leer, no lo he odiado. One of the best books I’ve ever read.

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 terms—and all related terms—with finer and sharper instruments than punctuation marks. Some images are so strong they will stay with me for along time.

Rayos globulares 2 books. Really this book is an amazing accomplishment and I’d recommend it to anyone who wants to read something different. Apr 26, Ross Mcelwain rated it it was amazing. The hangover lasts for a surprisingly long time, but after it has cleared our narrator finds the tribe to juwn practically obsessive in its routines and prohibitions of politesse.


Aug 26, Zoe Luhtala rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Feb 16, Kobe Bryant rated it really liked it. Mar 21, El Buscalibros elbuscalibros. He is a witness to the tribe’s periodic cannibilastic orgies, when most of the time they are a peaceful bunch.

When it comes to Latin American fiction, U. Conrad jolts us into judgment—is Jim a good man? Oct 17, Claudio rated it really liked it. Saer died in after having written many books that are largely unknown to the Anglo world. Where has the story telling gone to? Entenaso About The Witness. Being a student of anthropology, I was reminded of when I had to write a research paper on the Yanomamo tribe and I found lots of parallels.

So at the end I’m left fl something, maybe alot, but also with a fair share of disappointment and reservation. And so it is with Saer:. This is a must read. Lists with This Book. However, each witness is also soon placed into a canoe and sent away shortly after the hangover period has ended though the boy remains.

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Juan Jose Saer was born in Argentina in and is considered one of Argentina’s leading writers of the po In sixteenth-century Spain, a cabin boy sets sail on a ship bound for the Jise World. Me alegro de que lo sea y de no haberlo hecho. The book exists in a state sar 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.