Results 1 – 30 of 84 LOS ADIOSES by JUAN CARLOS ONETTI and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at 2 quotes from Los adioses: ‘Continué viéndola y aún la recuerdo así: soberbia y mendicante, inclinada hacia el brazo que sostenía la valija, no paciente. Editions for Los adioses: X (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover published in by Juan Carlos Onetti First published

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However, he’s not telling the story of people he knows and understands. 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.

It’s a short book, just under 90 pages.

The basketball player receives letters from two different sources, and soon onetto visited by two separate women, one after another. He lives in a hotel, and later rents a chalet on the mountainside where he spends his days.

His only income and contact with the outside world is through two letters which he recieves every month. 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.

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Texas Pan American Series. Luchting, and the author. Project Gutenberg 0 editions. The shop owner has a limited number of interactions with the man he’s observing.

Los adioses by Juan Carlos Onetti. One thing she mentioned was a back-and-forth between a critic, Wolfgang A. CD Audiobook 0 editions. I think I agree with those who see this as one of Onetti’s stronger works.

A man arrives in a mountain community and refuses to assimilate into life at the sanatorium. 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.


The constant question is: Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. The town is small, and the constant inflow of patients gives the locals a constant source of gossip. I Agree This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and if not signed in for advertising. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. 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.

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He deftly wields a great number of narrational ambiguities in such a way that in the end the reader juwn believe he knows everything, he knows nothing, or something in between. She discusses a lot of the different critical interpretations of the text Incest? When the book ends, you know how the story ends, at least from the narrator’s perspective.

Multiple readings could lead the reader down multiple paths, each one justifiably possible. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. The critic drew a conclusion, and Onetti congratulated him on unraveling a portion of the enigma, making it clear adiodes there are other possibilities that the critic, like the narrator, may not have considered and may be just as possible.

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How much has he projected onto the subject of his narration? 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 in my hands. I almost want to read the book again with the knowledge I now have about different possible interpretations of the text. This, naturally, ratchets the gossip oneti a notch.

Add to Your books. Wikipedia in English None. Amazon Kindle 0 editions. I was excited to read it, and Los adioses leapfrogged to the front of my long queue of library books. They’re strangers, and he’s constructed lives out of the bits and pieces of them he sees. Become a LibraryThing Author. No current Talk conversations about this book.


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The story is built on speculation, rumors and hearsay. Los adioses by Juan Carlos Onetti Members. Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Mentions 66 14. The man’s condition follows the prognostications of a arioses of those people who have been monitoring him and speculating about his health. Google Books — Loading Editorial Bruguera I David: Some people think he’s up there getting drunk, hiding from everyone.

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

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. Juan Carlos Juzn is another one: 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.

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.