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Diary of the War of the Pig
Old people everywhere can breathe a ferdo of relief. About Adolfo Bioy Casares. Lists with This Book. The whole informal persecution is referred to as “The War of the Pig,” though the old are frequently referred to as “owls. They say that old people are greedy, selfish, materialistic, and eternally grumbling.
Books by Adolfo Bioy Casares. 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 dario their feelings of aggression. Very unlikely but one has to wonder what might happe 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.
Diario de la guerra del cerdo
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? 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.
Trivia About Diary of the War But all is not lost as there is a bright spot shining through as if a ray of sunshine in an otherwise ominously dark sky: 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. Sep 03, Jim rated it it was amazing Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem.
The author, Adolfo Bioy Casares, happened to be an Argentinian, and so it seemed like a brilliant opportunity for me to go and buy that book, brushing up my Spanish into the bargain.
Sep 27, Mon Diagio rated it really liked it. The novel  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.
She said it with a smile, a wry one, at the time, but I wonder what she really felt. How deep is the resentment against older people? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It takes places in the streets of Buenos Aires. By way of diary entries, we follow don Isidro Vidal, resident of a crowded, crumbling mansion serving as tenement building for the poor in the city of Buenos Aires.
I’d never read this author before but now I will certainly be looking for more of his work. Markoxwell rated it did not like it Mar 13, There are parents who find in their children a receptive audience, with the result that in the child’s credulous imagination they find a last semblance of life, which quickly dims out as if casaers had never existed. War’s narration gives it a much more i In an unexpected foreshadowing perhaps of the impending Social Security crisis, this is a chilling, strange account of a Buenos Aires that has, without warning, violently turned on its elderly.
Karl Marx published his Communist Manifesto nearly two hundred years ago but the distinctions and categories outline by Marx continue to cast their long shadow.
Diario de la guerra del cerdo. Diary of the War of the Pig is a fantasy about a time in Buenos Casaes when old people are being attacked and killed by the young. Mar 25, Martin Naroznik rated it it was ok. An interesting dystopia which tells us about a war bethween the younger people and the old ones.
Diario de la guerra del cerdo by Adolfo Bioy Casares (1 star ratings)
The only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars is because I found the ending to be very abrupt–I wanted more! This leads to several overarching questions: In fact, although Bioy Casares was only in his fifties when he wrote the Diarioin his foreword he betrays his own resignation about what the future will bring for him as an ageing man: Thanks for telling us about the problem.
Open Preview See a Problem? Written almost a decade before the death squads disrupted Argentina, it is the gripping first-person narrative of an old man caught in a wave of persecutions against all old people, The Obelisk edition of Diary of the War of the Pig marks the first time in paperback for this fictional chronicle about street terror and disappearances by the greatest living Argentine author. Ah, friendship to the rescue, offering succor and support, a needed balm in such a hostile, cruel world.
At least not yet, that is. It’s a short, very dark story about genocide against the elderly–the young people of Buenos Aires have decided that seniors don’t contribute to society and should be eliminated. Is modern society demarcated along the lines of age?
Quotes from Diary of the War About Adolfo Bioy Casares. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. 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.