Results 1 – 30 of 83 LOS ADIOSES by JUAN CARLOS ONETTI and a great selection of similar Used, New and Collectible Books available now at. All about Los adioses by Juan Carlos Onetti. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Onetti, Juan Carlos. Los Adioses. Buenos Aires: Editorial Sur, , First Edition ( primera edición). Softcover. Spanish text. Very Good. Light handling and soil to.

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Project Gutenberg 0 editions. They predict who’s going to live and who’s going to die, they monitor the temporary guests in their rural community, and they draw conclusions about these peoples’ characters and lives. Los adioses by Juan Carlos Onetti Members. The town is small, and the constant inflow acioses patients gives the locals a constant source of gossip.

Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Mentions 66 14. The story is built on speculation, rumors and hearsay. At the beginning of the story, and on a few other occasions, he describes a small portion of a person the basketball player’s hands are discussed for nearly the entire first page, with the bartender explaining that he would have liked to see nothing more than those hands, without seeing the attached person, the first time the man walked into the storemaking a series of conclusions based on his observation of that portion of the adiosrs.

How much has he projected onto the subject of his narration? That initial page, the bartender explaining what he knew about the man by his hands, sets the tone for the next 87 pages, where he tells his interpretation of the story of the man’s life, of which he’s only seen brief and fleeting moments and heard a series of rumors.

Los adioses by Juan Carlos Onetti. I almost want to read the book again with the knowledge I now have about different possible interpretations of the text. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.

He lives in a hotel, and later rents a chalet on the mountainside where he spends his days. Wikipedia in English None. He drives one of the man’s women to the hotel once, and sees both women as they stop by his store during their visits.


She discusses a lot of the different critical interpretations of the text Incest? I think I agree with those who see this as one of Onetti’s stronger works. Los adioses asks the reader to interpret a story about a tall man with tuberculosis and two women in his life, while reading that story as told by a bartender, as written by Juan Carlos Onetti.

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The basketball player receives letters from two different sources, and soon he’s visited by two separate women, one after another. I’ve always enjoyed obsessively reading the works of a single author, systematically working through a library’s collection one or two at a time.

The critic drew a conclusion, and Onetti congratulated him on unraveling a portion of the enigma, making it clear that there are other possibilities that the critic, like the narrator, may not have considered and may be just as possible. Also, you begin to wonder if maybe the narrator is telling his own story, or the story of his own fantasies, or the story of his own disgraces, through the tuburcular basketball player. It had been hardbound by the library, but it still had the same plain yellow cover, the pages were old yet still crisp certainly not worn from useand the book felt good in my hands.

Home Groups Talk Zeitgeist. I was excited to read it, and Los adioses leapfrogged to the front of my long queue of library books. References to this work on external resources.

He deftly wields a great number of narrational ambiguities in such a way that in the end the reader can believe he knows everything, he knows nothing, or something in between. Multiple readings could lead the reader down multiple paths, each one justifiably possible. Some people think he’s up there getting drunk, hiding from everyone. Become a LibraryThing Author. Juan Carlos Onetti is another one: But you’ve been given enough information to question the truth of his interpretation, at so many different moments in the story and on so many different levels, that you can just as easily draw any number adiosee other conclusions about what might have happened, and why it might have happened.


CD Audiobook 0 editions. No current Talk conversations about this book. As the two women visit a second time, the seasons also begin to change, with New Years coming and going summer in the Southern Hemispherefollowed by an autumn chill in the air in the book’s later pages. He’s friends with a nurse who gives oentti to the patients at the hotel, and they talk about the recently arrived man a lot.

They’re strangers, and he’s constructed lives out of the bits and pieces of them he sees. Editorial Bruguera I David: Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. When the book ends, you know how the story ends, at least from the narrator’s perspective. Google Books — Loading A adises arrives in a mountain community and refuses to assimilate into life at the sanatorium.

The shop owner has a limited number of interactions loa the man he’s observing. His only income and contact with the outside world is through two letters which he recieves every month. The man’s condition follows the prognostications of a portion of those people who have been monitoring him and speculating about his health. Luchting, and the author. Sign up for LibraryThing to onetit out whether you’ll like this book. As I was looking for some other readers’ interpretations of this text, I came across an article by a woman named Mary-Lee Sullivan entitled “Projection as a narrative technique in Juan Carlos Onetti’s Goodbyes ” http: Texas Pan American Series.

Add to Your books. This, naturally, ratchets the gossip up a notch.