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 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 the civil war.

We learn that not only gentle, grassy hillsides surround San Joseacute; but landmines and coca fields. Un libro de esos que hace que duela Colombia His work has been translated into a dozen European languages. Aug 30, Booktart rated it liked it Shelves: Just a moment while roserp sign you in to your Goodreads account. There is hope in the villagers, even to the last, even if fleeting. Best read in one sitting because once you put it down it may be hard to pick it up again.

Once again, the visual experience of a child, this time a girl, builds the world of grownups and family, unveiling dvelio the brutality and meanness of adults as seen with her ingenuousness. Y a la vida no le A veces entender es lo de menos. This was Rosero’s first novel to be translated into English.


Todo lo que va pasando en la novela responde a una maldad que se radicaliza. The drama unfolds from the point-of-view of a retired schoolteacher who is slowly losing his memory: Neat trick, and a very worthwhile book. I spy on her from here: But how lovely, in a book brimming with sex and war, to find tenderness in the characters. But it has to be written down, it has to be read. His wife disappears and he must find her.

The Armies by Evelio Rosero

Recommended to everyone, especially those who like Latin American lit. Those not in power will be bound together via a simple choice: This will blow us all up. It is clear from the outset that all that matters to Ismael is to admire women.

Her sight alters objects as she contemplates them. Phrases are strung together to create long sentences that encourage fast, rhythmic reading. Recomiendo esta novela, este retrato monstruoso. 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 a A new Colombian author.

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This adds an element of relentlessness. The reader is soon engulfed by the violence of Rosero’s narrative that is touched not only with a deep sadness, but an extraordinary tenderness. A book about the descent into hell.

The Armies by Evelio Rosero

Ismael se queda aunque lo ha perdido todo, su casa, sus amigos, sus vecinos, su pueblo. Their faults are matched with ejfrcitos If you’ve ever read a Marquez novel especially Years of Solitudeyou know what to expect from a rural Colombian story: Se va con su esposa a un sitio calmadito, a criar pajaritos y espiar a la vecina que se asolea en topless en el patio de al lado.

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. The Colombian army is viewed as unpredictable and corrupt, but at least preferable to the truly insane violence of the guerril From http: The Armies 2 5 Nov 08, This book is like a quick jab.