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Perhaps the biggest surprises here are that there aren’t any and the slow churn of the Rashomon-esque style elicits not the new but the monstrous same. At first I thought that maybe it was just the cultural differences that were keeping me from really getting into it, sarr the further I got into the book, the more I realized that it was the repetition and the detailed descriptions on things I felt were not important.
Clearly, he was a man of a different generation. A second volume soon followed, which was the result of five years of editing work by a team coordinated by Cicatriices Premat, who wrote the introduction of the first volume.
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Cicatrices / Juan José Saer
Details are always vulgar. Steve Dolph Goodreads Author Translator. Luis went duck hunting with his wife, daughter, and a bottle of gin and ends up killing his wife by shooting her twice in the face. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Manufacturer warranty may not apply Learn more about Amazon Global Store. Aug 02, Blair rated it it was amazing.
Reader received a complimentary copy from Good Reads First Reads. A couple of perspectives are a bit long winded and repetitive but ultimately ties into the overall madness of the story, depression and loneliness.
Juan José Saer
Want to Read saving…. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Cuentos completos, alle dee Dec 08, Jerry rated it it was ok. It’s recommended, but I wouldn’t run off to Argentijns schrijver Argentijns hoogleraar.
Saer schreef ook gedichten en enkele scenario’s voor korte films. Now, I still think the same but I find it even more gross. If you ujan Borges although it’s not at all like his work. And then the reader is bored, but more importantly the reader begins to reject the text’s form as false.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Sombras sobre vidrio esmerilado cicatricss I honestly find such portrait of man-woman relationships highly reductionist and very poor in narrative matters, all we have is male characters who lose it and abuse or kill women.
Published December 13th by Open Letter first published The book Scars is about a crime committed by Luis Fior. May 11, Karina rated it really liked it Shelves: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. I love the use of the word “madman” in place of “awesome”.
Scars by Juan José Saer
And even though the second section is narrated by a former friend of the murdered, it manages to concern itself even less with it. I’m not totally convinced by Saer, but it’s well worth reading if, like me, you find Latin American fiction a refreshing antidote to the bland best sellers the blurb says that the author is the most important Argentine writer since Borges.
This is a slight work, exploring the murder committed by a thirty nine year old laborer who shot his wife in the face with a shotgun, twice. Again, it’s effective and interesting. That’s not to say this is a work of suspense or a thriller by any means, just that Saer manages to cram the reader into a box with the narrators, but the box is only big enough for one, and the reader is the odd person out.