La vida del Lazarillo de Tormes
"Who had nothing to thank but their own labor and skill at the oars for bringing them into a safe harbor?"
What about the Lazaros of life? Born in (yes, in) the Tormes River; son to a morally unrestrained mother and swindler for a father, poor Lazaro was furiously tre...more
لكن هذه الرواية، "حياة لاثاريو دي طورميس وحظوظه ومحنه"(لكاتب مجهول، يقال أنه أحد الرهبان، لكن أغلبية النقاد يجمعون على أنها رواية مجهولة) تختلف عن البسكون، فهي شيقة من بدايتها إلى نهايتها، ورغم أنها كتبت سبعون سنة قبل الرواية الأخرى، إ...more
In picaresque novels, there is a picaro or a rascal exposing the injustices in his society...more
A few tastes of our hero's voice:
"Rather than throw the rope after the bucket, the poor...more
I picked this up because of its influence on Cervantes, which, I was pleased to find, is wonderfully obvious as you read it. This is the beginning of the picaresque tradition, one which continues down to our day, whose most famous latter day examplar is Bellow's Augie March.
As such, everything you need to know about the picaresque as a mode is in here. It is essentially a comedy in that its hero is a low-born orphan boy whose meaning in life is survival, which comes not from fortun...more
It is about a boy, Lazaro who is abandoned and has to find work with a series of masters. He is abused and ill-treated and learns to adapt, beg and steal to survive. It is a very clever satire on those in authority, especially the church. The book reminded me of Erasmus and his attack on simony and indulge...more
Para leer un libro como el Lazarillo (La Celestina, El Quijote, El cantar de Mio Cid entre otros) nos tenemos que olvidar de muchas cosas y pensar que somos los lectores de esos tiempos. Tiempos es los que la novela, tal como la conocemos hoy día, estaba dando sus primeros pasos.
Por ejemplo, a nosotros no nos está raro que el personaje principal sea el que hable en el prólogo, pero para la ge...more
From the publisher, New York Review Books [http://bitly.com/QkiZjn]:
"Spain has produced two books that changed world literature: Don Quixote and Lazarillo de Tormes, the first...more
This one came recommended by Ol’ Soiled Slacks—a neighbor, of sorts, just a short drive from here, a pleasant afternoon’s…wait, no one voluntarily goes to Indiana, anywhere in Indiana. There are scads of Republicans there, fundamentalists aplenty, and a surprising number of nudist camps. The place is scary, and the contents of the water there is suspect at best. In any case.
So here I was, casually making my way through some pretty incredible Latin American authors, occasionally dipping into the...more
This first picaresque "novel"--more of a novella really--is an excellent introduction to the genre and a very good book on its own merits. It is very funny (I laughed out loud more than a few times, and I don't do that for anybody but Wodehouse). the atmosphere is realistic and gritty, filled with memorable character portraits (the down-at-heels gentleman who would rather starve than reveal his shameful poverty is a particularly notable--and characteristically Spanish--example), and the overall...more
Vamos a interpretar el fragmento de la obra literaria llamada Lazarillo de Tormes. Es una novela picaresca que pertenece a renacimiento y su autor es anónimo.
El autor de esta obra es desconocido. Ya que sabemos que esta obra critica la sociedad mucho, es natural que autor no se firmó. Pudiera tener muchos problemas, porque Lazarillo presenta una imagen muy realista del renacimiento y no oculta la crueldad, el egoismo de las personas o la hi...more
What I really missed is that some stories are very short, so I couldn't enjoy them so much, like the one that's about a man that paints drums, just 5-6 lines. On the other hand, there are others that they seem they won't end ever, like the second one.
But if you haven't read it, I recommend you to do it, you won't r...more
I have some very well-read GR friends, and yet, not one of them has read this short little book yet. To each of you I say "WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?!?"
To describe this book as hysterical is understating it. Laugh out loud ridiculousness might be a little closer to accurate. Misfortune LOVES Lazarillo, from the moment his mother sells him to a blind man and he learns to beg, to his marriage to a less than faithful wife, to his becoming rich, then poor, then rich again...more
El Lazarillo de Tormes fue un libro que mi profesora de Lengua nos mandó comprar y leer. Esto fue a finales de los años 80. Y por aquel entonces, ni los estudios ni el libro éste me interesaban.
Recuerdo que al comprarlo en la papelería con mi madre, lo envolvieron en papel y pensé que era un libro diferente a los demás, la portada era fea, con mucho escrito por todos lados y tenía unos...more
Forse meriterebbe un voto più alto: è sempre un reperto archeologico che fissa il momento esatto della nascita di qualcosa.
Lazzarillo de Tormes è un romanzo picaresco, uno dei primi romanzi, scritto quasi 500 anni fa. È la storia di un disgraziato raccontata in prima persona, con uno stile scorrevole e diretto che mette insieme aulico e popolare e pesca nel sordido.
A tratti è divertente.
Quindi 3 stelle, ma stelle relative al gradimento personale che ho per i romanzi in pri...more
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