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La guerra del fin del mundo

4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  5,555 Ratings  ·  441 Reviews
A finales del siglo XIX, en las tierras misérrimas del Sertón, en el noreste de Brasil, la fulgurante aparición Consejero, personaje mesiánico y enigmático, revolucionará, gracias a sus fogosas disertaciones, a los desheredados y hará que la región se declare en rebeldía contra el gobierno de la capital. En circunstancias extremas como aquéllas, la conquista de la dignidad ...more
Paperback, Narrativa, 921 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Punto de Lectura (first published 1981)
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Oct 07, 2010 brian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

that's what happens when the world's most overrated living author (GGM) gets punched in the face by a far superior one (MVL). the fight occurred in a mexican moviehouse in 1976 and neither of 'em have ever discussed said incident. whatever went down (a woman? politics?), i wish i was there to give the chubby bastard a kick in the ribs when he was on the ground.

the war of the end of the world deserves the place in the pantheon occupied by marquez's silly epics. here we have a 20th century histor
Henry Avila
Apr 23, 2015 Henry Avila rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
That a "mad man", walking from village to village, in the poor northeast of Brazil, in the state of Bahia, during the late 1800's , preaching to the poor, the brotherhood of all, and the end of the world, would cause the deaths of countless people, and shake the very foundation of the new republic ... is unfathomable. Since the abolition of slavery , and the monarchy, less then a decade ago, 1888, 1889, many homeless slaves have nowhere to go, or feel wanted, anywhere, white farm workers no jobs ...more
❁ بــدريــه ❁

حرب نهاية العالم " لماريو بارغاس يوسا "
عبارة عن عدة روايات في رواية واحدة ، لها ثقلها
الملحمي ، في حوالي صفحة ..

أول تجربة لي مع يوسا.. و كانت موفقة جدا
لابد أن يوسا قد أطلع على كل تفاصيل تاريخ
البرازيل في نهايات القرن . و هذا يظهر في
العوالم و تشابكها و شخصيات و صراعتها على
مساحة كبيرة في الأرض و بزمن معين ، إلا أن
يوسا و حبكته كان في منتهى دقة ، من غير أن
تنفلت منك الاحداث ، أو تقع بإلتباسات تخص
كل شخصية أو حتى صفاتها و الاحداث التي
حصلت لها .

سأتطرق إلى شخصية غاليلو غال ، اشتراكي
فوضوي ، م
3.5 stars — What an elephantine statement. I began the novel with the impression that it was kind of a Christian millenarian Germinal in terms of the bleakness of its storyline. By the end, however, it was clear to me that Vargas Llosa's model was predominantly Russian. When AC says here that "there is a certain archaism and hieratic nature in the writing," I think this is in part what he means, though the limited third-person voice never widens to full God-like omniscience.

The novel is based o
There are books at which we arrive to too soon, books that are forced down our throats by well meaning instructors and friends, books that are passed on with loving grace and books that are clung to relentlessly for years. There are books of which we hear much yet never open and obscure books that catch our eye in a musty booksellers that swiftly become those items with which to cudgel our own friends. There are books that you forget minutes after reading and books that haunt your steps for year ...more
Jan 13, 2017 Fabian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hailed as his masterpiece, "War of the End of the World" is... megadense. It churns inside the brain as it desperately tries to make sense of what is inherently senseless. The world of the fanatical Counselor versus the entire republic of Brazil is perhaps one of the most exciting and well-written war novels ever, on the same scale as "Gone with the Wind". There are many flavors here, like in most of his other denser novels, & all of them are exceedingly palatable. There are no "Green House" ...more
فهد الفهد
حرب نهاية العالم

انتبهت إلى أنني في كل مرة أكتب فيها مراجعة لإحدى روايات يوسا، استفتح بالحديث عن فن الرواية وعظمته، هذا ما يفعله بنا يوسا في كل مرة، يأخذنا إلى الأعالي كصقر، ولا يعيدنا إلى الأرض إلا دائخين، نحاول أن نفهم كيف خضنا هذه الرحلة؟ ما هي الأداة التي استخدمها يوسا !! ما هذا الفن؟ كيف لا يجيده إلا القلة؟ ولكني - رغم أن هذه الرواية ذروة يوسا - لن أكتب عن هذا، من يريد أن يقرأ، يمكنه أن يعود إلى مراجعتي لحلم السلتي، ليجد في مقدمتها كلامي حول فن الرواية وقيمته.

ما الذي فعله يوسا في هذه الروا
Apr 22, 2015 Amir rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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چرا این کتاب رو خوندم؟
قاعدتا خوندن کتابی با این حجم به یه تصمیم پیشین نیاز داره. اما خوندن این کتاب یه اتفاق بود برام. از سر بازیگوشی و کنجکاوی همیشگیم برای خوندن جملهی اول رمانها «در» کتاب رو باز کردم و خوندم
بلندبالا بود و چندان تکیده که انگار همیشه نیمرخش را میدیدی. پوستی تیره و اندامی استخوانی داشت، و آتشی هماره در چشمانش میسوخت

شمارو نمیدونم ولی من که با خوندن همین جملات (و با همین ترجمهی عالی که اگر نبود شاید این جملهها هم اینقدر قوت پیدا نمیکرد) صدای شلپ افتادنم رو تو گرداب این کتاب شنیدم
Jul 20, 2016 AC rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An extremely interesting book, brilliantly executed and conceived. It is clear that this is a writer of the first order, though I do not know (I doubt, actually) that the voice is representative of Vargas Llosa's other works.

An historical novel, set at the end of the 19th cen., there is a certain archaism and hieratic nature in the writing which is appropriate to -- and which works, given the topic -- but which can, in the end, be fatiguing.

The book explores a realm of moral ambiguity, and in a
عبدالله ناصر
ملحمة يوسا التي لا أدري لماذا تأخرت ترجمتها العربية حتى هذا العام!
إذا كانت " مئة عام من العزلة " هي مفخرة ماركيز فلا بد أن تكون هذه الرواية هي ما يتباهى بها يوسا. الرواية على مستوى سردي عظيم و محترف لأبعد درجةو ذلك لأن ال 700 صفحة مليئة بالأحداث التي لم تختل في أي فصل و من غير ملل و تمضي الرواية من فم إلى آخر في تقاطع هندسي فظيع. الرواية وضع فيها يوسا كل مخاوفه و فلسفته و خبراته فالرواية بشكل عام تتحدث عن كاهن خارج على الكنيسة يحظى بكثير من الأتباع من كل الفئات الاجتماعية و بما أن الملكية قد غا
At the end of the nineteenth century a rebellion broke out in the back lands of Bahia, Brazil.

The rebels who are poor people, bandits, people of uncertain ethnicity, former slaves, impoverished settlers, disabled, all inspired by a charismatic religious leader and thoroughly alienated from the new Republic, were inspired by the hope that Dom Sebastian, the Portuguese King who had died in Morocco in the sixteenth century, would like a King Arthur return to rule over them, were eventually utterly
I find it very difficult to put into words my thoughts on this book. This is a historical novel based on the peasant revolt that took place in Brazil in the late 19th century when a renegade priest and his followers took over an abandoned estate in Canudos and established a community that refused to recognize the authority of the newly established republic, the old catholic church or civil marriages. Money was outlawed. There could be no taxation, census taking, marriage or ownership of property ...more
mai ahmd
Aug 18, 2016 mai ahmd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
كانودوس ليست قصة إنها شجرة من القصص *

أتسائل بعد كل رواية انتهي منها مالذي يجعل هذا الروائي ناجحا وذلك لا
ولماذا أبحث عن بقية أعمال ذلك الروائي وذلك لا
ومع إنني أكرر السؤال في كل مرة إلا إنني لا أعتقد أن الجواب صعبا
الذكاء الحس والأسلوب والأهم تلك اللحظات العبقرية التي أجدها في عمل ما ولا أجدها في عمل آخر ..

وهذا بالضبط يا فعله يوسا يجمع الكثير من تلك اللحظات العبقرية ويطلقها في آن واحد وهنا بالذات في هذه الرواية ، كما يفعل دائما يمزج خياله السردي بالوثائقي ليمس الوجدان الإنساني ويصبح للقص طعم ال
A.J. Howard
The War of the End of the World is, after The Feast of the Goat, only the second the second Mario Vargas Llosa novel I have read. But I still feel mostly secure in saying that Vargas Llosa, more than any other novelist I can think of this side of Tolstoy, has a better and more intuitive grasp of the subtleties of politics. By this, I don't mean such politica machinations as electioneering and how a bill becomes a law. Instead, Vargas Llosa's writing explores the essence of the political relation ...more
Patrizia O

Ma tu la conosci Canudos?

Se la risposta è no, si può subito rimediare leggendo il bellissimo libro di Mario Vargas Llosa. Non fatevi spaventare né dalla mole né, soprattutto, dai caratteri minuscoli dell’Edizione Einaudi. Una volta immersi nella lettura le pagine, dense e corpose, volano e noi con loro nello spazio e nel tempo per raggiungere questo angolo del Nordest del Brasile, diverso dall’iconografia stereotipata di mare, sole e divertimento. Ci ritroviamo alla fine del XIX secolo in un

Apr 23, 2014 Adam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another tale of mayhem, history and the macabre from Vargas Llosa. Whereas Death in the Andes was compared to a Diane Arbus styled portrait the visual artists this book evokes is Heiryonmous Bosch or Breughal. A medieval meets the wild west landscape(turn of the century Brazil) of prophets, bandits, water witches, droughts, a storytelling dwarf, flagellants, miracle healers, madmen, plagues, vultures, rats, a revolutionary phrenologist, pariah dogs, Barons whose time has past, circus freaks, a u ...more
Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly
The two most prolific killers the world has ever known. No, not Hitler and Stalin. I refer to the twin scourge of mankind: RELIGION and POLITICS.

The RELIGION: a very charismatic, itinerant preacher named the Counselor managed to establish a large following among the poor, the unfortunate, the abnormal and the rejects of society in the 19th century Mexico. He mouths the name of Jesus Christ and preaches the message of hope, forgiveness and salvation for those who believe. They look at the governm
Saye Tafreshi
Aug 31, 2016 Saye Tafreshi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
كتاب و جذابي بود تقريبا روزه تمامش كردم،شروع داستان برام جذاب نبود و به نظرم سخت خوان بود اما بعد از تقريبا صفحه روند داستان و نگارش كتاب، جذبم كرد
كتاب دائم در حال تغيير زاويه ديد از اول شخص به سوم شخص و دانائي كل بود،همينطور زمان داستان .
زيبايي كتاب در فصل هاي كه يك جريان رو از دو منظر يا ديدگاه تعريف ميكرد خيلي زياد بود
شروع كتاب با معرفي شخصيت هاي داستان بود كه مختصر و كوتاه از گذشته تا به حال را بيان ميكرد ، شخصيت هاي كتاب خيلي زياد و اسامي شبيه هم بود اما محاله كه يادتون بره ،هر كدوم از
Sep 13, 2011 Luana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Titolo: La guerra della fine del mondo
Sottotitolo: Di come mi venne la morbosa curiosità di scoprire cosa danno da mangiare agli autori latinoamericani affinché scrivano in maniera così eccellente

Nel caso in cui scienziati, astrofisici, filosofi e quant'altro si stiano ancora interrogando sull'esistenza dell'infinito, oggi vi dichiaro ufficialmente che la sottoscritta me medesima proveniente da un paesino del Nord Sardegna, residente nella bellissima città di Cagliari, ha trovato la risposta
Nov 02, 2013 ايمان rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Practical Eschatology

At precisely the same time that Fyodor Dostoevsky was writing of the Grand Inquisitor and his confrontation with Jesus returned to the world (1879-80), the events he was fictionalising were playing themselves out in the scrublands of the Brazilian State of Bahia. In fact, the Brazilian drama surpasses Dostoevsky’s plot by including all the celebrities from the original biblical stories. Who says history doesn’t repeat itself?

Mario Vargas Llosa’s The War of the End of the Wo
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“Canudos non è una storia, bensì un albero di storie” [il giornalista miope]

Romanzo storico di rara potenza, “La guerra alla fine del mondo” si richiama ad eventi realmente accaduti alla fine dell’800 in una landa semidesertica all’interno dello stato brasiliano di Bahia.

Secondo la minuziosa prefazione italiana al libro, quello che si concentrò in una remota località del sertao non fu che il più rilevante e il più cruento di una serie di episodi di ribellione al potere che in Brasile si manifes
Oct 23, 2013 Mona rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
انا روائي مُسمّم بالواقع و متيّم بالتاريخ " يوسا"

رواية تاريخية تستند إلى ثورة الفلاحين التي وقعت في البرازيل في أواخر القرن 19 عندما استولى كاهن " المرشد" على منزل مهجور في مدينة كانودوس وأنشأ مجتمع خاص فيه و سرعان ما انضم اليه فلاحون وعبيد ومشردون وهامشيون،و عصابات حيث قدر عددهم 30 الف وجنّدت الحكومة المركزية أربع حملات عسكرية لقمعها. من هذه الاحداث كتب يوسا روايته بتناوب سردي بين أبطالها ابتداء بالمرشد الذي استطاع ان يضم اليه الطبقة المهمشة و المعزولة من المجتمع ثم يختفي في الفصل الثاني من الر
Feb 01, 2011 Alex rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Good God, this book is amazing. It has the massive cast and sprawl of War & Peace, and an apocalyptic feel that reminded me of - oh shut up - The Stand. Its longer than it looks; Llosa has a terse style, so things happen at a rapid clip. It took me longer to read than I thought it would. But not like I was bored! This was one of those cases where I felt anxious as the end of the book neared, bummed out that it was going to be over soon.

It taught me that I need to pick books based on more tha
Oct 06, 2012 Sandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Con questo grandioso romanzo epico, Vargas Llosa narra un tragico fatto storico che sconvolse il Brasile di fine Ottocento, la lotta intrapresa dagli abitanti di un dimenticato paese del nord est brasiliano, Canudos, sotto la guida del mistico Antonio il Consigliere, una di quelle figure che nascono solo nell’America del Sud, un predicatore solitario, un misto di fanatismo religioso e utopia politica, nei confronti della neonata Repubblica Brasiliana, negli ultimi anni del secolo diciannovesimo. ...more
Gray Side
Nov 04, 2013 Gray Side rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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يصل يوسا لقمة ابداعه بهذه الرواية الضخمة حجما وقيمةً أدبية، قد يفوّت قلبك أحدى النبضات -كما يقول يوسا- وأنت تتابع المعارك الدامية بين عقول العسكريين وقلوب أهالي كانودوس ومرشدهم.

معارك أقل وحشية وأكثر قذارة تدور بين من يرعى مصالح الجمهورية حسب صلاحيته ونظرته للأمور، نظرة ترى في ثورة كانودوس مايخدم الملكية بسذاجة البسطاء، وبين القدح والشفة كثير من المزالق، هذا مايكتشفه قادة الحملات المتكررة على كانودوس.
الايمان العميق للأنصار بمبادئ المرشد لايختلف عن وحشية الآلة العسكرية عند التعامل مع الا
Marco Tamborrino
Perché chiamarlo capolavoro è, dopotutto, un insulto bello e buono.

Non so, mi ritrovo qui con questo mattone in mano e continuo a pensarci, ho ancora tutto l'animo scosso e non posso fare a meno di essere, con la mente, a Canudos. Ci sono stato per un mese, con qualche interruzione e qualche giorno in cui volevo starci di meno, ma ci sono stato. E questo alla fine è quello che conta. Anche io ero là. Devo ancora decidere se con tutti o solo con alcuni, devo ancora decidere cosa mi ha lasciato di
Jun 15, 2014 Roberto rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Una storia accaduta veramente in Brasile alla fine dell’ottocento, in una terra desertica e aspra. Migliaia di contadini, infermi e poveracci incontrano un uomo, detto “Il Consigliere” che ritengono un santo e lo seguono. Insieme costruiscono la città di Canudos che diventa il loro luogo di vita in comune, di speranza e di preghiera. Ma che viene vista come una forma di ribellione sociale dal governo della neonata Repubblica Brasiliana.
Il Consigliere, che è animato da buoni sentimenti e professa
May 17, 2012 Mosca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Mosca by: I stole this book from JSou
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This book is not for everyone. If you are easily offended, or your stomach is weak; you will not like this book.

But, having said that, I can only describe this book as a masterpiece--that is not easily described.

The War of the End of the World is a work of historical fiction, set among particular events that occurred in the very late nineteenth century in northeastern Brazil. Wikipedia provides a simplified background Here. This background is sketchy. But I have fou
Paul Gleason
May 06, 2014 Paul Gleason rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vargas Llosa's The War at the End of the World reminds me of the second movement of Beethoven's Seventh Symphony in its majestic beauty, depth, solemnity, and sense of imposing doom. It's a relentless book - one that's meant to be savored and learned from.

Vargas Llosa's inspiration was the Brazilian government's military campaign to obliterate Canudos, a modern-day utopia. The text is really about the conflict between secularism and religion that developed in Brazil in the nineteenth century. Th
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Mario Vargas Llosa, born in Peru in 1936, is the author of some of the most significant writing to come out of South America in the past fifty years. His novels include The Green House, about a brothel in a Peruvian town that brings together the innocent and the corrupt; The Feast of the Goat, a vivid re-creation of the Dominican Republic during the final days of General Rafael Trujillo’s insidiou ...more
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