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Parábola del naufrago (Destinolibro #214)

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En la ciudad castellana en la que trascurre esta novela, de temática muy singular dentro de la obra de Miguel Delibes, hay hombres transformados en perros que otros hombres tirotean sin piedad y trabajadores dedicados a sumar cantidades infinitas de números sin sentido (simplemente "sumandos", como dice un personaje). Cualq
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Paperback, 229 pages
Published March 1984 by Destino (first published July 1969)
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Nate D
This seems so obviously of appeal to me -- stylistically inventive dystopian nightmare out of Franco-era Spain -- that I especially regret how mind-numbing I found it. Delibes' writes with such apparent absurdity that even the most horrifying parts that eventually come to light are undermined by an overwhelming arbitrary cartoonishness, and it's hard to feel much about it. Perhaps "arbitrary and cartoonish" describes totalitarianism all too well, but the general tone didn't pull it together for ...more
Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly
A Spaniard's attempt to do a "1984" (Orwell) with a Big Brother who sounds both sinister and silly, a principal protagonist whose job is to copy an endless rows of zeroes, nightmarish punishments (e.g., becoming dog-like and tied up on a leash, a relentlessly growing hedge imprisoning you) and some unique, supremely irritating writing tricks the most memorable of which would be those words with missing letters in the end (assho!") and punctuation marks spelled out in words--


"His muzzle was stubb
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Cody
Nov 07, 2010 rated it liked it
obviously i didn't read this in spanish, in english it was called The Hedge and its a brutal fuckin book to get through. its like Brazil (movie not place)except with many many pages like this:

There was a strong smell of carbolic acid and after the dry and deliberate noise of footsteps along the long bare corridor click-click-click comma the silence of the room became especially thick period The head was resting on the clean cut made by the knife and a thin trickle of almost black clotted blood w
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Fusquenllo
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Raro. El libro es raro con avaricia, novedoso sin duda en la forma, y de argumento suficientemente interesante. ¡Bizarrísimo! Pero te regala alguna carcajada, más de una sonrisa aunque a veces sea amarga, y sin duda es entretenida de leer.
Pablo
Aug 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tan complejo de leer como perturbador. Delibes es un maestro de la palabra y en este caso, por muy barroco que se ponga, no permite que pierdas el hilo. El final es soberbio, a Jacinto lo quiero siempre en mi equipo. Beeeee.
Edward
Oct 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lit-spanish
The Hedge by Miguel Dilibe is an engaging book and is not as difficult to read as I had anticipated from my reading of the comments of other reviewers. Dilibes’ use of language is amazing; there are no chapters, just one linear text with figurative prose, flashback loops, and at least one passage in reverse temporal order. Passages flow effortlessly from one time or place to the next; e.g. one passage follows Jacinto San Jose's, the protagonist, gaze as it transitions from one element in the rur ...more
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Oct 18, 2014 added it
Shelves: b-3, novela
No recuerdo el contenido del libro, seguro que me gusto siendo de Delibes, pero así como otros libros del autor me dejaron, por diferentes razones una referencia de su contenido, en este no lo tengo lo que me hace pensar que debe ser un poco anodino comparado con otros del mismo autor.
Catalina
Dec 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Me encanta lo gráfico que es, como se muesta la violencia humana de una manera más bien maravillosa. Lejos, lo mejor es el final.
Robert Wechsler
Aug 13, 2016 marked it as tasted  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: span-lit
I enjoy parables, but I couldn’t get into this one. I stuck with it over 50 pages, but me and Delibes just didn’t jibe.
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“Si la imaginación del hombre es tan débil que no acierta a inventar un garabato que diferencie claramente el cero de la O, Jacinto, todo ha de ser confusión, convéncete, porque hay mucha gente interesada en armarla (la confusión) porque de ella (de la confusión) sacan tajada los vivos, ¿te das cuenta?, y la única oportunidad de convivencia que se nos dio a los humanos, la Torre de Babel, la desperdiciamos bien tontamente.” 0 likes
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