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Las buenas conciencias/ The Good Consciences (Punto De Lectura) (Spanish Edition)

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This is the story of the spiritual journey that leads Jaime Ceballos through a labyrinth of forgotten memories up until the end of his youth when he decides where life will take him. In Las buenas conciencias, Carlos Fuentes vividly narrates Jaime's youth in which the young man debates himself on his family's moral values (easier to dismiss than to follow) versus his own r ...more
Paperback, 182 pages
Published May 1st 2008 by Punto de Lectura (first published 1959)
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A-ron
Fantastic novel. Very short, but rich with meaning and description. Seems slow in the beginning, but by the end you realize that every passage was essential for the story.

Steeped in Catholicism, and Mexican Culture. I am not a Christian, but was not turned off by any of it. The religion is also an essential element of the story, the development of the character, and for Fuentes' cultural commentary.

The setting of the novel is Guanajuato. Historically the area is significant for Mexico. The regio
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Meche Baca
No me dejó un buen sabor, sin que eso signifique que es una mala novela, más bien todo lo contrario, a veces la literatura nos enseña una parte del mundo que no nos gusta ver, o que tal vez nos revive algo de nosotros que no queremos reconocer. El fin de la inocencia, el claudicar un ideal para vivir en el conformismo, la aceptación de que somos parte de un gremio y que debemos ser consecuentes con el lugar en donde el destino nos puso. No es algo de ensueño, ni de pesadilla, es más bien la real ...more
Judy

Suppose your father is the black sheep in his Mexican bourgeois family and he marries a lower class woman, who becomes your mother. Then your father's sister, who has dutifully married a suitable but impotent man, decides to take you and raise you as her own, relegating your father to the background and your mother back to the slums. You are brought up in Catholic piety close to the bosom of your aunt who is called Mama Asuncion. As you reach puberty you begin to figure out who's who in your hom
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Gabriela Uribe
Leí el preámbulo del libro, y predije que llegaría un momento al leer el libro en donde encontraría su conexión con el resto de la novela. Como seis o siete veces, durante el inicio de mi lectura, regresaba a ese preámbulo, sin encontrar aún ese vínculo que me hiciera suficiente sentido. Al regresar, releía cada vez con placer aumentado la descripción de Fuentes sobre la casa de cantera de la familia Ceballos, recordaba la genealogía de la familia, comparaba sus generaciones, sus comportamientos ...more
Anastasia
Οταν η πίστη γίνεται τυραννία .... αν κι εμένα ,το συγκεκριμένο,δεν με άγγιξε όσο περίμενα,κανείς δεν μπορεί να αμφισβητήσει ότι ο Φουέντες είναι εξαιρετικός συγγραφέας....αναγλυφοι χαρακτήρες και μοναδική τοιχογραφία εποχής...
Ruby Lindgren
This book was terrible. I hated it, and I like most books. It was as if Carlos Fuentes was just writing a spark notes version of an already terrible movie, without explaining what the heck is going on. The relationships between people are either infuriating, disgusting, or just plain weird. I couldn't relate to any of the characters. I was never able to get into the book, and in the end, there was not even a point- it just basically said that no matter what you do everything is pointless. I mean ...more
Tazy
Leerlo y saber que se ha crecido en esa ciudad, sin que necesariamente fuera Guanajuato; reconocerlos sin que fueran los Ceballos; recordar su rostro, sin que fuera Jaime.

Las buenas conciencias sólo me recordó a él y a su familia. Sus aires de superioridad intelectual, sus desdén racial, su humildad falsa y su bondad de dientes para afuera.

Recordé las burlas a espaldas de sus amigos y las comparaciones de quien merecería ser su esposa y quienes no cumpliríamos el requisito. Volví a sentir esa se
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Geoffrey Fox
Las "buenas conciencias" -- o sea, la hipocresía y la autocomplacencia de la burguesía provinciana -- triunfan sobre la juvenil rebeldía de un muchacho idealista en Guanajuato, c. 1946. Fuentes se permite entrar en las cabezas no sólo del muchacho conflictuado, Jaime Ceballos, sino también en las de la gente que lo oprime y lo sofoca (sus tíos, que lo están criando), las dos personas fuera de su círculo social que le muestran otras posibilidades, y del pobre cura Obregón, que resulta ser un homb ...more
Ashkan
«گمان می‌برید که من آمده‌ام تا آرامش را بر زمین جاری سازم؟ نه: من آمده‌ام تا جدایی اندازم. از این پس خانه‌ها به دو نیم تقسیم خواهد شد: پدر بر پسر و پسر بر پدر خواهد شورید.»

سخنان عیسی مسیح در انجیل که خایمه سیبایوس در بخشی از کتاب زمزمه می‌کرد، از فصل پنجم، صفحهٔ ۱۰۵ و ۱۰۶، برگردان محمد امینی لاهیجی، چاپ اول ۱۳۶۴، نشر تندر
Nancy Rojas
Carlos Fuentes realiza un fantàstico retrato de la doble moral de la sociedad mexicana ¡Cuántas personas como Jorge Balcàrcel y Asunción Ceballos siguen existiendo en nuestros días! Esas personas que deciden el futuro de sus hijos y les arruinan sus vidas en nombre de una Fe falsa e hipócrita..
Ahmad Sharabiani
Las buenas conciencias=The Good Conscience, Carlos Fuentes (1928 - 2012)
عنوان: آسوده خاطر؛ اثر: کارلوس فوئنتس؛ ترجمه: محمد امینی لاهیجی؛ مشخصات نشر: تهران، تندر، 1364، در 235 ص، اندازه 14/5در21/5 س.م.، موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان اسپانیایی قرن 20 م
Michael
Aura, primer libro que lei de Carlos Fuentes, no me gusto. En gran parte, tal vez, porque no lo entendi. Quiero decir que no me paso lo mismo con "Las Buenas Conciencias", libro que creo haber entendido pero que no disfrute. La prosa es buena y como tal vez esperaba de un autor consumado como Fuentes no pude encontrar razon para criticar el libro por ningun otro motivo que el mas simple de todos: no me gusto.

La primera parte del libro se hace larga por la falta de dialogo. Se cuentan algunas hi
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Antonio Dominguez
Great realistic novel. It exploits on the many characters of Mexican culture to draw the reader into an imaginable story of life in central Mexico where tradition and culture have an inconspicuous evolution.
Giorgi
მართლა კაი ნაწარმოები იყო. კაი შინაარსის მქონე, მაგრამ თავიდან რთული ენით არის აშკარად დაწერილი, დიალოგები თითქმის საერთოდ არ გხვდება. მაგრამ თანდათანობით ეჩვევი და შემდეგ პრობლემას აღარ წარმოადგენს ამ მწერლის ენა.
Zach Freeman
This book starts out pretty boring and I almost quit reading it but the first chapter is just a lot of background and set-up. I'd say this book does the best job of putting forth an argument for true Christianity ("take up your cross and follw me", etc), though it does so mainly by pointing out that most practitioners of Christianity are hypocrites and self-deceivers (which I obviously agree with). There are quite a few memorable moments in here and I'd definitely recommend it. It's only about 1 ...more
Andrea Cantú
"No he tenido el valor. No he podido ser lo que quería. No he podido ser un cristiano."

El libro debate entre la moral cristiana y los impulsos físicos de la juventud; entre la jerarquía familiar y las ansias de independencia; entre el pecado y la salvación.
Un libro que representa las costumbres de las familias mexicanas y su doble moral.

Interesante como después de 50 años de haber sido escrito, la trama sigue parecida a la actualidad.
México es descrito en todos sus sentidos por Carlos Fuentes.
Doug
Nov 14, 2008 Doug rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Introverts
Although not a magical-realist work, this book is steeped in allegory, and concepts of ascetic mysticism. Its themes are psychological and philosophical, yet it is very real, and at times even gritty. The plot centers around Christian (and specifically Catholic) concepts, however the ideas the author explores around rebellion vs. conformity, truth to oneself vs. social obligations, are much farther reaching. Its a short novel, but be warned its not light (or light-hearted) reading.
Frdy Alt apan
bastante bueno!!
Charles
A book with a strong moral message (that none of the characters are able to live up to): what matters is love, not by words but through acts. A short, narrowly focused novel set in provincial (Guanajuato) Mexico in the late 1930s, its adolescent protagonist attempts to find his way amid the hypocrisy he perceives among the adults in his upper-class family. As typical of Fuentes, novel is especially good at capturing multiple points of view.
علی
این کتاب با عنوان "آسوده خاطر" توسط محمد امینی لاهیجی به فارسی ترجمه شده و در سال 1364 توسط نشر تندر چاپ و منتشر شده است.
از کارلوس فوئنتس کتاب دیگری با نام "خودم و دیگران" توسط عبدالله کوثری به فارسی ترجمه شده که مجموعه مقالات نویسنده در باره ی خودش ، سروانتس، گوگول، لوئیس بونوئل، بورخس و مارکز نوشته است.
Eldonfoil TH*E Whatever Champion
The solid oomph of the last couple of pages aside, The Good Conscience crams together a number of Fuentes' themes and ideas, but in a rather undeveloped and awkward manner. As it's only his second novel, one feels he's trying to find his execution. 2.5 stars.
Adriana
It´s not an easy book, and it definetly doesn't leave you an uplifting ending but it does show human nature, a reality that while it isn't pretty it's definetly there.

It made me think about a lot of things and i definetly not done digesting it yet.
Alexandra.everdeen1224
Debo decir que sólo estoy leyendo este libro para poder leer el segundo libro de la saga de Firelight (Vanish) pero también debo decir que este libró es bueno te deja buenas cosas (o al menos de donde estoy empezando)
Deimos
Well, it's an amazing book, and is funny because I read this book in spanish, so...it was more interesting, the whole story about the boy and his family, you just have to read this book
Astrid hesles
puedes conocer un poco acerca de las costumbres de la gente en Guanajuato, méxico y que a pesar de la época en que está escrito, la gente no ha cambiado mucho en sus costumbres.
Reuel
I don't really remember this book very well, but it was set in Guanajuato, Mexico, so I should reread it, now that I have been there. (I visited with Lia about 2003 or so.)
Rodrigo
The book that made me fall in love with Fuentes. Later on I've found that not every Fuentes' book is wonderful, but so far, Carlos Fuentes has never disappointed me.
Majo
me trababa en ocaciones, no sabía donde iba el hilo en los recuerdos o en algunos parrafos, explicaba muchas cosas, pero al fin y al cabo un buen libro
Amida Lechuga
A story that serves as a mirror where we, Mexicans, are projected.

Una historia que nos refleja a nosotros, los mexicanos.
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Carlos Fuentes Macías was a Mexican writer and one of the best-known novelists and essayists of the 20th century in the Spanish-speaking world. Fuentes influenced contemporary Latin American literature, and his works have been widely translated into English and other languages.

Fuentes was born in Panama City, Panama; his parents were Mexican. Due to his father being a diplomat, during his childhoo
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