Diario de la guerra del cerdo has ratings and 30 reviews. Inesperado precursor de las revueltas estudiantiles, de la guerrilla urbana y hasta del mov. Buy Diario de la guerra del cerdo / Diary of the War of the Pig Poc by Adolfo Bioy Casares (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low. Buy Diario de la guerra del cerdo / Diary of the war of the pig: (Biblioteca Bioy Casares) by Adolfo Bioy Casares from Amazon’s Fiction Books Store.

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The theme is worthy and interesting, young people killing old people for basically screwing up the world, however laa is not explored in depth; and worse, the characters are not developed at all. 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 adolfl his own hand holding a revolver to his temple.

Man, are they dick-driven! If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Some dark humor, in this most depressing of stories. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

It takes places in the streets of Buenos Aires. Refresh and try again.

Diary of the War of the Pig

I have mix feelings about this He constantly has to think about his young neighbour Nelida, and he lives under the impression that life all of a start makes sense again because view spoiler [his hopes fulfil themselves in that Nelida falls in love with him.

Except that the age group for the novel seemed to have been the opposite.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Sep 03, Jim rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. To come to a conclusion, Diario de la guerra del cerdo is a sobering book about old age, maybe too bleak at that, but at the same time it can also be read as a study of how things can go wrong in society, of how easily certain groups of people can become scapegoats while nobody seems to be caring enough and the government keeps prevaricating. Then one cold, windy night the friends are in for a rude shock after packing up and leaving together: Tradesmen refuse to sell to the elderly, even when all they want is a newspaper.


The novel [1] describes an alternative reality in which old people suddenly find themselves the target of seemingly unmotivated eruptions of violence on the part of younger people.

Diary of the War of the Pig by Adolfo Bioy Casares

Paperbackpages. Quotes from Diario de la guer Human beings themselves, after death, become figures in a dream to the survivorsdw fade away and are forgotten, like dreams that were once convincing, but which no one cares to hear about. Also a journalist and translator, he was a friend and collaborator with his fellow countryman Jorge Luis Borges, with whom he wrote six books and created the character H.

Old people everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief.

Diario de la guerra del cerdo

The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because I found the ending to be very abrupt–I wanted more! It deserves to be more widely known, and, in fact, Bioy Casares deserves a larger readership. Is it possible to happen at all?

Product details Paperback Publisher: Want to Read saving…. His characters were vivid, and his descriptions of being old were heartbreaking but sweet at the same time, if that makes any sense. 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. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Amazon Second Chance Pass caszres on, trade it in, give casaers a second life.


There are some passages in this book that really have it in them to make you feel gloomy and hopeless about becoming old — just take this one: Mar 02, Abu Alizade rated it it was ok.

Jul 22, Maura rated it really liked it Shelves: My knee started hurting suddenly because I was sitting on it funny – that scared me a lot more than usual because of this novel. And despite the sheer darkness of the concept — the story follows six friends in their twilight years who find themselves suddenly the targets of mob violence with the rest of the older population of the df — the tone keeps things oddly brisk and at times ironic.

In fact, Don Isidoro’s pension had not been paid for months. So, our hero and his friends do have their minor, everyday flaws, but interestingly, most of these flaws might not have come with age, any less than they were overcome by it.

Trivia About Diary of the War What would it be like to live in a city where old people are looked upon as no better than pigs, where a group of old people seen in public are immediately taken for a stack of pigs, heaps of aging flesh fit for the rubbish bin?

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My own sense is age might have some importance but more powerful feelings are generated by class, that is, by rich vs.