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La Fabula de Jose

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An outstanding collection of award-winning books and authors Santillana USA has compiled a selection of the most popular books in Spanish under the Alfaguara imprint. The world-renowned authors cover a range of genres including novels, short stories, anthologies, and poetry.A prisoner is offered the option of serving a lifetime sentence in prison or at a zoo as part of an ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Aguilar, Altea, Taurus, Alfaguara, S.A. de C.V. (Mexico) (first published 1999)
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Interesting book. I didn't enjoy it much, but it was still interesting.

I bought it because of its plot description - young man kills out of love, ends up in prison, and some fifteen years later is offered the chance to get out of prison and spent the remained of his sentence as a human exhibit in the zoo.

Which fits quite nicely into my not-so-recent fascination with prison fiction and slave universes. (no, I'm not really that kinky. It's a thought experience.)

The realization of that plot was int
May 28, 2016 Iván added it
Algunos defensores de los animales hablan de especieísmo: la noción de que los humanos discriminamos a ciertos animales para favorecer a otros, en especial a nosotros mismos (la comparación obvia y frecuente es con el racismo o el sexismo, pero en este caso en referencia a las especies animales). Detrás de cualquier rechazo a la discriminación existe la idea de que todos somos iguales; en el caso de las especies, los humanos no tenemos exclusividad sobre muchos sentimientos y emociones, que ...more
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Aug 07, 2016 Elke Koepping rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Habe dieses Buch kürzlich vor dem Nachbarhaus aus einer Kiste mit ausgesonderten Büchern gefunden und war gespannt! Von Alberto habe ich bis dato noch nie was gehört. "Die Geschichte von José" ist brutal zynisch und vielleicht steckt gerade deshalb soviel Wahrheit darin. Höchst entlarvend und dabei amüsant zu lesen. Es ist etwas schwierig, der Handlung zu folgen, da Alberto die Szenen eher skizziert als beschreibt und eine unglaubliche Fülle der seltsamsten Charaktere und Ereignisse einführt. ...more
Jul 14, 2009 Iva rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people who want to read a serious book
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This is a story about a Cuban emigrant named Jose, whom is serving a prison sentence for murder, after he has served fifteen years of his sentence he is offered to serve the rest at the Zoo as a human exhibit.
I think this book is really serious, hard and depressing. It has left a strong impression and it made me think about the society we live in.
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Eliseo Alberto, de nombre completo Eliseo Alberto de Diego García Marruz, Lichi para sus amigos (10 de septiembre de 1951, Arroyo Naranjo, Cuba - 31 de julio de 2011, México, D. F.), fue un periodista, novelista, poeta y guionista cubano que vivió en el exilio en México desde 1990 y cuya ciudadanía adoptó en 2000.
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