Results 1 – 30 of 83 LOS ADIOSES by JUAN CARLOS ONETTI and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at. All about Los adioses by Juan Carlos Onetti. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Onetti, Juan Carlos. Los Adioses. Buenos Aires: Editorial Sur, , First Edition ( primera edición). Softcover. Spanish text. Very Good. Light handling and soil to.

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Become a LibraryThing Author. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. That initial page, the bartender explaining what he knew about the man by his hands, sets the tone for the next 87 pages, where he tells his interpretation of the story of the man’s life, of which he’s only seen brief and fleeting moments and heard a series of rumors.

CD Audiobook 0 editions. Add to Your books. The town is small, and the constant inflow of patients gives the locals a constant source of gossip. It’s a short book, just under 90 pages. He deftly wields a great number of narrational ambiguities in such a way that in the end the reader can believe he knows everything, he knows nothing, or something in between. Project Gutenberg 0 editions. Luchting, and the author. They predict who’s going to live and who’s going to die, they monitor the temporary guests in their rural community, and they draw conclusions about these peoples’ characters and lives.

They’re strangers, and he’s constructed lives out of the bits and pieces of them he sees. No current Talk conversations about this book. Some people think he’s up there getting drunk, hiding from everyone.

Los adioses asks the reader to interpret a story about a tall man with tuberculosis and two women in his life, while reading that story as told by a bartender, as written by Juan Carlos Onetti.


Also, you begin to wonder if maybe the narrator is telling his own story, or the story of his own fantasies, or the story of his own disgraces, through the tuburcular basketball player.

The basketball player receives letters from two different sources, and soon he’s visited by two separate women, one after another.

The shop owner has a limited number of interactions with the man he’s observing. Wikipedia in English None. I Agree This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and if not signed in for advertising. I’ve always enjoyed obsessively reading the works of a single author, systematically working through a library’s collection one or two at a time. But you’ve been given enough information to question the truth of his interpretation, at so many different moments in the story and on so many different levels, that you can just as easily draw any number of other conclusions about what might have happened, and why it might have happened.

He drives one of the man’s women to the hotel once, and sees both women as they stop by his store during their visits. I think I agree with those who see this as one of Onetti’s stronger works. The critic drew a conclusion, and Onetti congratulated him on unraveling a portion of the enigma, making it clear that there are other possibilities that the critic, like the narrator, may not have considered and may be just as possible.

He’s friends with a nurse who gives shots to the patients at the hotel, and they talk about the recently arrived man a lot.

I was excited to read it, and Los adioses leapfrogged to the front of my long queue of library books. This, naturally, ratchets the gossip up a notch.

The man’s condition follows the prognostications of a portion of those people who have been monitoring him and speculating about his health. It had been hardbound by the library, but it still had the same plain yellow cover, the pages were old yet still crisp certainly not worn from useand the book felt good lnetti my hands.


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As I was looking for some other readers’ interpretations of this text, I came across an article by a woman named Mary-Lee Sullivan entitled “Projection as acioses narrative technique in Juan Carlos Onetti’s Goodbyes ” http: The constant question is: Google Books — Loading When the book ends, you know how the story ends, at least from the narrator’s perspective.

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She discusses a lot of the different critical interpretations of the text Incest? References to this work on external resources. Amazon Kindle 0 editions. As the two women visit a second time, the seasons also begin to change, with New Years coming and going summer in the Southern Hemispherefollowed by an autumn chill in the air in the book’s later pages. At the beginning of the story, and on a few other occasions, he describes a small portion of a person the basketball player’s hands are discussed for nearly the entire first page, with the bartender explaining that he would have liked to see nothing more than those hands, without seeing the attached person, the first time the man walked into the storemaking a series of conclusions based on his observation of that portion of the individual.

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