Results 1 – 30 of 83 LOS ADIOSES by JUAN CARLOS ONETTI and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at. All about Los adioses by Juan Carlos Onetti. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Onetti, Juan Carlos. Los Adioses. Buenos Aires: Editorial Sur, , First Edition ( primera ediciĆ³n). Softcover. Spanish text. Very Good. Light handling and soil to.

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

References to adiose work on external resources. Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Mentions 66 14. 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.

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Multiple readings could lead the reader down multiple paths, each one justifiably possible. Wikipedia in English Loss. She discusses a lot of the different critical interpretations of the text Incest? I was excited to read it, and Los adioses leapfrogged to the front of my long queue of library books.

Luchting, and the author. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. 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.

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

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I almost want to read the book again with the knowledge I now have about different possible interpretations of the text. When the adipses ends, you know how the story ends, at least from the narrator’s perspective. Some people think he’s up there getting drunk, hiding from everyone.

This, naturally, ratchets the gossip up a notch. Los adioses by Juan Carlos Onetti Members. The constant question is: 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 kos number of other conclusions about what might have happened, and why it might have happened.

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. How much has he projected onto the subject of his narration?

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As I was looking for some other readers’ interpretations of this text, I came across an article by a woman loe Mary-Lee Sullivan entitled “Projection adiosee a narrative technique in Juan Carlos Onetti’s Goodbyes ” http: One thing she mentioned was a back-and-forth between a critic, Wolfgang A.

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.

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His only income and contact with the outside world is through two letters which adooses recieves every month. Amazon Kindle 0 editions. 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. The man’s condition follows the prognostications of a portion of those people who have been monitoring him and speculating about his health.

Texas Pan American Series. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. 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. CD Audiobook 0 editions.

A man arrives in a mountain community and refuses to assimilate into life at the sanatorium. The town is small, and the constant inflow of patients gives the locals a constant source of gossip. Juan Carlos Onetti is another one: I think I agree with those who see this as one of Onetti’s stronger works. The basketball player receives letters from two different sources, and soon he’s visited by two separate women, one after another.

Add to Your books. Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. 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.

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