BY JUAN JOSE SAER: PARATEXTUALITY AND HISTORY of Saer’s plot is derived from colonial writings, rendering El entenado a story within a story, or. 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 by Juan José Saer, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Este libro no puede ser tan bueno. Rayos globulares 2 books. He is carried along by the Indians, who also carry with them juam bodies of the Spanish who had fallen. Even if we have the courage to find our way through one night, a little way of another longer night awaits us.

No trivia or quizzes yet. While the authors ideas are provocative, his expression of the transient existence of the indigenous peoples of the Americas becomes heavy handed and repetitive. Y como nada del presente tiene aser virtud de ser recordado, solo le queda ser mensajero de una historia ujan vivida. Story telling wise, the strongest part of this book is the first third. Juan Jose Saer was born in Argentina in and is considered one of Argentina’s leading writers of the post-Borges generation.

Saer’s descriptions of the jungle and of the eating of human flesh are extremely realistic, but this not an adventure book.


El Entenado

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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. An inland expedition ends in disaster when the group is attacked by Indians.

Very vivid imagery in the first half but he really screwed it up in the sqer.

Thanks to a scholarship, he moved to Paris in Rather, cannibalism is a metaphysical, spiritual symbol that serves as a vehicle for existentialist musings. Feb 16, Kobe Bryant rated it really liked it. A man writes about his experiences as a much younger man in South America in the 16th century, it’s only a sghort book and a little strange but compelling anyway. In sixteenth-century Spain, a cabin boy sets sail on a ship bound for the New World.

Return to Book Page. Somehow it manages to take the pornography of death of the firs part and mellow it down to an interesting, thoughtfull and touching story. Conrad too is obsessed with the moment of truth, the instant of decision that separates the men from the boys—and just as often, the reader from the character.

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Saer’s descriptions of the jungle and of the eating of human flesh are extremely rea I actually read this book in Spanish El Entenado. During this time, he sees the cannibalism and orgiastic frenzy ten times. He died in At one point, he describes the death of one of the tribe members: Apr 26, Ross Mcelwain rated it it was amazing. Cami Daffunchio marked it as to-read Nov 28, Believe me you’ll need an iron stomach to digest this.


However this is turning into a somewhat repetitious and tiresome philosophical pamphlet. It is a fine psychological portrait of estrangement and a meditation on how reality can often feel the least substantial thing in the universe.

Born to Syrian immigrants in Serodino, a small town in the Santa Fe Province, he studied law and philosophy at the National University of the Littoral, where he taught History of Cinematography.

Want to Read saving…. More than a Cretan Paradox or a metafictional wink, though, this moment forces a reader to make decisions about how to read the novel, decisions that have been almost completely unnecessary up to this point because of the smoothness of the prose and the fluidity of the plot.

So sure it’s all symbolic in a way, it all serves a purpose and yes, good literature entenafo will make your stomach turn. Apr 04, alexandra rated it liked it.