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Diary of the War of the Pig

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jan 12, Hadrian rated it really liked it Shelves: This was excellent–started it on a Sunday morning and ended up canceling all my plans for the day because I just couldn’t put it down.

Then one cold, windy night the friends are in for a rude shock after packing up and leaving together: No sabia muy bien a que atenerme con este libro, pero termino gustandome mucho. Mar 02, Abu Alizade rated it it was ok. Ideal para leer en medio de la crisis de los cuarenta: The story is seen from the point of view of Don Isidoro Vidal and his friends, who get together to play an Argentinian card game bioh truco.

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By way of diary sel, we follow don Isidro Vidal, resident of a crowded, crumbling mansion serving as tenement building for the poor in the city of Buenos Aires.

At least not yet, that is. He had defended himself, and would go on defending himself he felt no doubt on that score against the attacks of the young; but as he came into Paunero Street he had a mental picture of his own hand holding a revolver to his temple. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

La guerra del cerdo

For some reason or other — various ones are discussed in the course of guerfa conversations, but they actually remain nebulous — young people feel provoked into acts of gratuitous violence at the sight of old people and xe do not hesitate to give in to their feelings of aggression. Ah, friendship to the rescue, offering succor and support, a needed balm in such a hostile, cruel world. For starters, none of them really considers himself old at all, and each of them has at least one unpleasant quality like greed, stubbornness, cowardice — one of them even betrays a friend in order to escape death —, and intolerance.

Borges always referred Adolfo as the finest writers on 20th Century.

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Diary of the War of the Pig by Adolfo Bioy Casares

Women, especially young ones, is what they all think most about, and our hero Isidro does not make an exception to biooy rule: Could Isidro Vidal, in a sort of Caesarean grandeur, have kept referring to himself in the third person? It wasn’t all gloom and doom though, as the author also described how the old folks stuck together, how some families hid their old people from the mob, etc. This book was an introduction to a master story teller.


Is it possible to happen at all? In an unexpected foreshadowing perhaps of the impending Social Security crisis, this is a chilling, strange account of a Buenos Aires that has, without warning, violently turned on its elderly. Books by Adolfo Bioy Casares.

Dec 20, Nate D rated it liked it Recommends it for: Books by Adolfo Bioy Casares. Sep 27, Mon Margo rated it really liked it. Th Originally published in Buenos Aires inthe paperback’s blurb dek not forget to remind readers that the novel was “written almost a decade before the death squads disrupted Argentina.

Open Preview See a Problem? Trivia About Diary of the War Written almost a decade before the death squads disrupted Argentina, it is the gripping first-person narrative of an old man caught in a wave of persecutions against all old people, and might well stand as a metaphor for the murkier currents of Latin American society today. Pavelescu Sabin-Stefan rated it did not like it Dec 30, They might not be living in paradise, but at least they are not living in the world of Diary of the War of the Pig.