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. Los ejercitos by Evelio Rosero, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. presenta y analiza en esta guía de lectura Los Ejércitos, la novela de éxito del escritor colombiano Evelio Rosero, galardonada con el Ii.

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He lives in fear to the point that he laughs at it: He is a Colombian writer and journalist, who reached international acclaim after winning in the prestigious Tusquets Prize.

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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. Una novela dura y triste, pero necesaria si queremos tomar conciencia de que algo hay que hacer antes de que el mundo termine de autodestruirse.

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Ines y lod alegria Almudena Grandes. His wife disappears and he must find her. At any rate, the government refuses to help.

Trivia About The Armies. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Also have been told that his wife roaero been looking for him and he tries to find her in vain Return to Book Page. This is not light reading, yet Ismaels’ first person narrative keeps a brisk pace.

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What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? I read a lot of depressing books about roseroo, etc but this one was hard to get through for some reason.

Feb 28, Pickle Farmer rated it really liked it.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Le cuentan tambien que su mujer lo ha estado buscando e intenta dar con ella en vano Duele por lo mundano del horror, por la trivialidad de las muertes, por lo casual de la crueldad.

The impotent and exhausted old man, entirely spent, stripped of dignity and confronted by the endlessly devouring and irrational armies, unable to care for himself, unable to leave, wanting to die, unable to die; this searing image lingers well beyond the day or two required to read this book.

The Best Books of Not all in the fever dream that Ismael presents to us is perfectly crafted; certain scenes, such as one with an uncaged bird that refuses to fly away, feel a bit familiar. Preview — The Armies by Evelio Rosero. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Ismael se queda aunque lo ha perdido todo, su casa, sus amigos, sus vecinos, su pueblo.

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Write a customer review. Otilia, Ismail’s wife, is ashamed of rosdro peeping and suggests that he pay a visit to Fa Ismail, the profesoris a retired teacher in ejercittos small Colombian town where he passes the days pretending to pick oranges while spying on his neighbor Geraldina as she lies naked in the shade of a ceiba tree on a red floral quilt. She was buying leeks, how did she cook them?


Perhaps this is because the book is an antiwar novel without politics, one that only concerns itself with consequences and is all the more moving for it. His work has been translated into a dozen European languages. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Those in power will corrupt and destroy.

It is clear from the outset that all that matters to Ismael is to ejerditos women. Ismael, un anciano profesor jubilado, y su mujer, Otilia, viven morosa y modestamente en el pueblo de San Jose desde hace cuatro decenios. Hasta que el ambiente idilico del pueblo se enrarece. Mateo knows about the outside world for what he sees through the windows.

He peeps, he spies, he openly lusts, and yet his perversion is relatively benign, if not impotent. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.