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Quotes from Diary of the War Flat story with flat characters. Sep 27, Mon Margo rated it really liked it. To come to a conclusion, Diario de la guerra del cerdo is a sobering book about old age, maybe too bleak at that, but verdo 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.

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. Sep 03, Jim rated it it was amazing Shelves: Open Preview See a Problem?

Tradesmen refuse to sell to the elderly, even when all they want is a newspaper. View all 39 comments. Borges always referred Adolfo as the finest writers on 20th Century.

Diary of the War of the Pig

Return to Book Page. The theme is worthy and interesting, young people killing old people for basically screwing up the world, however it is not explored in depth; and worse, the characters are not developed at all. Could such a demarcation lead to violence?


My review will be in English, though, because my ability to read and understand Spanish is better than my skill at actually using the language correctly for a longer text. 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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Aug 24, Ssvenkat rated it really liked it. Dec 12, Rise added it Shelves: This is almost Kafka territory: Refresh and try again.

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. La manera como describe una guerra silenciosa sin siquiera escribir una escena de violencia es genial.

Human beings themselves, after death, become figures in a dream to the survivorsthey fade away and are forgotten, like dreams that were once convincing, but which no one cares to hear about. Diary of the War of the Pig is a fantasy about a time in Buenos Aires when old people are being attacked and killed by the young. Adolfo Bioy Casares is one of Argenina’s greatest writers of the 20th century, as well as a close friend and former collaborator with Jorge Luis Borges.

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.


For some reason or other — various ones are discussed in the course of several conversations, but they actually remain nebulous — young people feel provoked into acts of gratuitous violence at the sight of old people and they do not hesitate to give in to their feelings of aggression.

When, at the beginning of the novel, they witness an older woman enter the bar where they are playing trucothey ask themselves, for instance, what business a woman her age has to go into such a place at such a time.

Lucas rated it did not like it Aug 05, And the indignities don Isidro must suffer are endless: Also a journalist and translator, he was a friend and collaborator with his fellow countryman Jorge Luis Borges, with whom he diafio six books and created the character H. Some dark humor, in this most depressing of stories. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. This is indeed a slow poisonIt starts with a slow pace of descriptionthe stage set for a for a ‘thrilling’ discussion of a Vidal confrontation with dream like war situation which threatens to shake is otherwise comfortable ‘fly in wall’ approach to last days of his life. This late novel may actually surpass that one in many ways: