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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It is clear from the outset that all that matters to Ismael is to admire women.

Aug 30, Booktart rated it liked it Shelves: There is the same helplessness, and the same sense of wanting just to be left alone because no one cares about the ideology. It reminded me of Sandra Benitez’s The Weight of All Things, which depicts a family in El Salvador getting stuck between guerrillas and the military during ejerciyos civil war. But it begins with an overload of sensual detail, as Ismael ejercltos note of everything around him, all the beauty in particular.

Rosero fills his town with complex but familiar types: Your head gets rocked back before you even realize you got punched. Mateo knows about the outside world for what he sees through the windows. Ismael se queda aunque lo ha perdido todo, su casa, sus amigos, sus vecinos, su pueblo. I read a lot of depressing books about war, etc but this one was hard to get through for some reason. Return to Book Page. Caricature in The War of the Ejecritos of the World.

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The Colombian army is viewed as unpredictable and corrupt, but at least preferable to the truly insane violence of the guerril From http: Es bella y triste esta novela, bella, triste y necesaria. Una lectura que enfrenta y refleja, roseri lectura breve pero concisa, un maravilloso descubrimiento.

The Armies by Evelio Rosero

Remember he is, or was, pretty fat, twice the size of his wife. At any rate, the government refuses to help. Latin American literatureSpanish literature. They were looking for a mule to carry him.

Dec 23, Gregory rated it really liked it Shelves: The Armies 2 5 Nov 08, Their faults are matched with virtues: A new Colombian author. A pesar de todos los asesinatos, los cuerpos que caen a su lado, las granadas que aparecen en su patio al lado de las flores, las naranjas y las gallinas, Ismael insiste en quedarse, en esperar a su Eejercitos.

The Armies by Evelio Rosero

Loz a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Perhaps this is because the book is an antiwar novel without politics, one rsero only concerns itself with consequences and is all the more moving for it.

You know how some books – say “Heart of Darkness,” which I re-read recently – they’re like haymakers, just huge bodyblows that knock you flat? To ask other readers questions about The Armiesplease sign up.

No trivia or quizzes yet. There are so few books worth rosefo and this is one. She was buying leeks, how did she cook them? El tema, entonces, es escabroso: Feb 01, Alex rated it it was amazing Shelves: I answer myself; up on the wall, peering over. Loe Colombian army is viewed as unpredictable and corrupt, but at least preferable to the truly insane violence of the guerrillas or paras, which are indistinguishable anyway.


Cuando otros han sido asesinados. Jan 12, Anthony rated it really liked it. That simple detail about the leeks suggests a life beyond the terror. Feb 28, Pickle Farmer rated it really liked it. The reader is soon engulfed by the violence of Rosero’s narrative that is touched not only eiercitos a deep sadness, but an extraordinary tenderness.

The Armies

If it’s an allegory for the insanity of modern warfare, then it’s brilliant; if it’s simply supposed to be an isolated human tragedy, it’s heart-wrenching. The novel centers on Ismael, an old man in a rural Colombian town that becomes an epicenter of violence. But how lovely, in a book brimming with sex and war, to find tenderness in the characters.

Such is my home country, Colombia. Her sight alters objects as she contemplates them. Phrases are strung together to create long sentences that encourage fast, rhythmic reading. He lives in fear to the point that he laughs at it: The Armies by Evelio Rosero. This blank slate invites the reader to attempt to contextualize or find symbols in the novel.

He reminisces about first meeting his wife Otilia, bursting in on her in the bathroom after witnessing the killing of a man. Carmina Lucero, roxero baker, remember her?