The Witness, Juan José Saer (trans. El entenado, also meaning bastard or stepson) of the Spanish ports, an urchin with no one to stop him. El entenado de Juan José Saer this paper approaches the narrative speech of El entenado by the Argentinian novelist Juan Jose Saer () from the. El Entenado by Juan José Saer, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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The Witness

Lists with This Book. It is history looked at from the wrong end of a telescope, but the telescope is cloudy on both ends. He developed lung cancer, and died in Paris inat age And so it is with Saer:. Believe me you’ll need an iron stomach to digest this. Selected and Translated by Don I wanted to force the audience to realize it was all a fraud, but my stratagems made not a jot of difference to their response.

It is a pity it is not several hundred pages longer: While the authors ideas are provocative, his expression of the transient existence of the indigenous peoples of the Americas becomes heavy handed and repetitive. Saer’s descriptions of the jungle and of the eating of human flesh are extremely realistic, but this not an adventure book.


At one point he s In vain he had, in calmer days, striven to be good; the gaping mouth over which he danced, innocent and poised, devoured him anyway.

No trivia or quizzes yet. He is carried along by the Indians, who also carry with them the bodies of the Spanish who had fallen. Ese evento de emtenado es la columna vertebral de toda la historia.

El Entenado

This realization nevertheless does not diminish the force with which Saer has pushed us to this moment of decision. Thanks for telling us about the problem. As I said, it makes a lasting impression.

Conrad jolts us into judgment—is Jim a good rl In many ways, I think of it as the antidote to Robinson Crusoe. Overall this book did not fail to have an impact on me.

Thanks to a scholarship, he moved to Paris in We are also brought to the unsettling realization that all decisions that could be made will be, if not wrong, then significantly not right. Story telling wise, the strongest part of this book is the first third. However this is turning into a somewhat repetitious and tiresome philosophical pamphlet.


What does it truly mean to be primitive, like those now mostly vanished peoples of the Americas whom we displaced?

Return to Book Page. So at the end I’m left with something, maybe alot, but also with a fair share of disappointment and reservation.

El Entenado : Juan José Saer :

Este libro no puede ser tan bueno. During this time, he sees the cannibalism and orgiastic frenzy ten times. Feb 17, Simsian rated it liked it. Do they do the right thing?

El mundo, a sser recuerdos, les proporciona una fecha y un espesor: He was an Argentine ex-pat living in Paris. In many cases, a penetrating skepticism seeps into his novels at just these moments.