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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As the two women visit a second time, the seasons also begin to change, with New Years coming and going summer in the Southern Hemispherefollowed by an autumn chill in the air in the book’s later pages.

Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. The man’s condition follows carpos prognostications of a portion of those people who have been monitoring him and speculating about his health.

The story is built on speculation, rumors and hearsay. You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. Amazon Kindle 0 editions. Google Books — Loading Los adioses by Juan Carlos Onetti Members.

The shop owner has a limited number of interactions with the man he’s observing. The town is small, and the constant inflow of patients gives the locals a constant source of gossip. Multiple readings could lead the reader down multiple paths, each one justifiably possible. 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.


As I was looking for some other readers’ interpretations of this text, I came across an article by a woman named Mary-Lee Sullivan lnetti “Projection as a narrative technique in Juan Carlos Onetti’s Goodbyes ” http: Los adioses asks the reader to interpret a story about a tall man with tuberculosis and two women in his life, while reading that story as told by a bartender, as written by Juan Carlos Onetti.

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. One thing she mentioned was a back-and-forth between a critic, Wolfgang A.

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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.

Project Gutenberg 0 editions. I was excited to read it, and Los adioses leapfrogged to the front of my long queue of library books. The critic drew a conclusion, and Onetti congratulated him on unraveling a portion of the enigma, making it clear that there are other possibilities that the critic, like the narrator, may not have considered and may be just as possible.

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Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. Los adioses by Juan Carlos Onetti. How much has he projected onto the subject of his narration? 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.

They’re strangers, and he’s constructed lives out of the bits and pieces of them he sees.

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This, naturally, ratchets the gossip up a notch. He deftly wields a great number of narrational ambiguities in such a way that in the end the reader can believe he knows everything, he knows nothing, or something in between. His only income and contact with the outside world is through two letters which he recieves every month. 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. She discusses a lot of the different critical interpretations of the text Incest?

The constant question is: Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. Some people think he’s up there getting drunk, hiding from everyone.