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EPUB Ú MOBI El ruido de las cosas al caer õ 9789605720315 FREE Ô Κολομβία 2009 Ο αφηγητής της ιστορίας ο νεαρός καθηγητής της Νομικής Αντόνιο Γιαμάρα διαβάζει σ’ ένα περιοδικό την εξόντωση ενός ιππο?ιαδικασία αναπροσδιορισμού της ίδιας της ταυτότητάς του και των σχέσεών του με τους ανθρώπους του Οι έρευνές του θα τον οδηγήσουν ώς την τρομερή δεκαετία του 1960 που άλλαξε τον κόσμο λίγο πριν το εμπόριο ναρκωτικών παγιδέψει μια ολόκληρη γενιά σ’ έναν ζωντανό εφιάλτη σ’ έναν κύκλο βίας και φόβου There is a sound that I cannot or have never been able to identify a sound that's not human or is than human the sound of lives being extinguishedthe sound of things falling from on highthat is forever suspended in my memory hanging in it like a towel on a hookIn 1995 when Bogotonian Antonio Yammara was 26 and a few years out of law school he met two significant people who would transform him and in some ways one would destroy him A few years later he met someone else that he hoped would help heal him This is a story about the presence of the past PTSD grief lives falling apart bodies falling soundlessly It is a story of love and hope from on high and the crumbling and dissolution of that love and hope the profanity of it when it runs out of fuelNarrated by Yammara the story is set against the backdrop of Colombian history from the sixties through the nineties during the ruthless violent years of drug trafficking and drug wars The story focuses on Yammara and the people in his life and one tragic event that made time stand still for him while the rest of the world moved on He witnessed a casual friend Ricardo Laverde an ex pilot and ex convict killed in the streets of Bogotá Antonio was also severely injured This event consumed him and he was unable to focus on his family the woman Aura he had met and romanced during the same year as he met Laverde and the baby they had together shortly afterwardWhat happens next is a journey to the past Laverde's past one that Yammara is compelled to understand He follows a cassette tape to the Magdelena Valley to Laverde's daughter another walking wounded of Colombia's history who is also stuck in time by previous events Together they attempt to fill in the missing pieces of Laverde's history with the hope of liberating them both from the prison of pain and traumaNarrated with elouence intimacy and warmth Vasuez' story resonates with a heartbreaking lyricism and poetry that captivated me from the opening pages I am drawn to stories about time and memory and about the past events that damage us and paradoxically heal us through our shared connectionsMy hat's off to Annie McLean who did a superb translation of Vasuez' novel

Juan Gabriel Vásquez ê El ruido de las cosas al caer BOOK

Κολομβία 2009 Ο αφηγητής της ιστορίας ο νεαρός καθηγητής της Νομικής Αντόνιο Γιαμάρα διαβάζει σ’ ένα περιοδικό την εξόντωση ενός ιπποπόταμου που είχε δραπετεύσει από τον ζωολογικό κήπο του διαβόητου Πάμπλο Εσκομπάρ Το άρθρο τον πηγαίνει πίσω στα μέσα της δεκαετίας του 1990 όταν ο πόλεμος της κολομβ THIS BOOK HAS TOO IMPORTANT A MESSAGE NOT TO POST IT IN FULL HERE Rating 4 of fiveThe Publisher Says In the city of Bogotá Antonio Yammara reads an article about a hippo that had escaped from a derelict zoo once owned by legendary Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar The article transports Antonio back to when the war between Escobar’s Medellín cartel and government forces played out violently in Colombia’s streets and in the skies aboveBack then Antonio witnessed a friend’s murder an event that haunts him still As he investigates he discovers the many ways in which his own life and his friend’s family have been shaped by his country’s recent violent past His journey leads him all the way back to the 1960s and a world on the brink of change a time before narco trafficking trapped a whole generation in a living nightmareVásuez is “one of the most original new voices of Latin American literature” according to Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa and The Sound of Things Falling is his most personal most contemporary novel to date a masterpiece that takes his writing—and will take his literary star—even higherI received this ARC from the publisher as part of LibraryThing's Early Reviewers programMy Review To every rule its exception This book is praised highly by a writer whose work I abhor Jonathan Franzen; and ordinarily that means I will avoid the book so as not to read even a Pearl Rule 46pp of something I'm bound to hateHa ha ha rules I liked this book a lot Well like is a weird word for the emotional resonance of the book I responded to the book like a tuning fork responds to a smackThe fact is that I am a fan of Latin American literature because like this book and author most of the translated works are political and tendentious in their natures and so are the authors So am I So it's usually a good fitThis story which feels as personal as the blurb suggests it actually is made me very uncomfortable as I watched Colombia's descent into warlord rule and civil failure I suspect I'd feel the same fearful anger if I were to visit Montana or Idaho or Wyoming places that white supremacistapocalyptic christian cultists have claimed for themselves When nutball extremists take over a place it's a failure of civil authority and that is a crime The net effect is the same as the drug cartels' takeover of Colombia in the 1970s or the current failure of civil authority in Mexico today or the Cascadian separatist movement hereThese are not positive developments they have tremendous costs in personal misery and they are much to be deplored Vásuez does his deploring by focusing tightly on the emotional and psychic costs of civil failure to a small group of friends Antonio's friends and his good self It's a sad sad chronicle of horror and rage And it's wrapped in beautiful words expressing solidly grounded truthsAdulthood brings with it the pernicious illusion of control perhaps even depends on it I mean that mirage of dominion over our own life that allows us to feel like adults for we associate maturity with autonomy the sovereign right to determine what is going to happen to us nextTranslator McLean has done a marvelous job of making poetry in the English and while I haven't read the original Spanish text I can only say that she is unlikely to have made such handsome bricks without good abundant strawIf I must pick a nit and I must it's that the structure of the novel is a tad complex than is strictly speaking necessary to tell the author's very involving story It's not hard to follow but it's just artificial enough to pop the reader out of the narrative flow That's almost never a good thing Okay it's never a good thing but I've learned not to make absolute statements because some little twidgee or another will come along and say something tiresome about my opinions and frankly I'm over itI hope that issue aside that you will all race out to your local bookeries and procure copies of this book It's got something important to say to us in the USA about the incredibly high cost of allowing dissent to become dissolution Colombia failed its citizens and their agony only slowly passes Mexico is mid failure and is much closer to us And yet we allow our own idiot rebels a far freer hand in obstructing and undermining our governmental institutions and shredding our social fabric in the name of some illusory right they assert that they have to do this to us allRead the book Learn the cost The price of the right wing's version of freedom is too goddamned high and Vásuez knows it first hand Please listen to him

EBOOK ↠ El ruido de las cosas al caer ê Juan Gabriel Vásquez

El ruido de las cosas al caerιανής κυβέρνησης με το καρτέλ κοκαΐνης του Εσκομπάρ μαινόταν στους δρόμους τα δάση και τον ουρανό της Κολομβίας Εκείνη την εποχή ο Γιαμάρα γνωρίζεται μ’ έναν μοναχικό μπιλιαρδόρο «πρώην πιλότο» κατά δήλωσή του η δολοφονία του οποίου ωθεί τον αφηγητή σ’ έναν αγώνα εξιχνίασής της αλλά και σε μια ? The ambience of this melancholy novel often appeared in my dreams at night while I was reading this book I am not sure how long lasting the effect will be but it has put me into a funk This is a uiet novel depicting the solitary interior life of a ruined generation There are freuent pleasures; I really enjoyed the descriptions of the Laverde family urban life up in the mountains in Bogotá contrasted with the rural tropical areas the beautiful geography of Colombia and inferring some of the broader changes that took place between the 1960´s through to the 1990´s This is an enjoyable novel; however there is something selfish about writing a book that leaves the reader feeling so aloneUpdate two months later I never know if the novel I just finished will linger in my thoughts for weeks months or if it will uickly fade from my memory Two months later however when the emotional impact of most novels have long passed I am still occasionally looking longingly out a window imagining the beauty of Bogota