7 Dec The Witness, Juan José Saer (trans. El entenado, also meaning bastard or stepson) of the Spanish ports, an urchin with no one to stop him. the first European contacts. Yet, Juan Jos? Saer in his nouvelle, El entenado ( The. Witness) (), examines the first colonial encounter in the R?o de la Plata . 1 Jan El Entenado by Juan José Saer, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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Our narrator returns on their ship to Europe, is delivered to a friar-intellectual who teaches him a fleet of languages, generally re-civilizes the boy, and dies. It is constantly dl all the things el entenado juan jose saer need deconstruction—the self, history, morality, sexuality, civilization—but nothing falls apart enough.

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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. He is a witness to the tribe’s periodic cannibilastic orgies, when most of the time they are a peaceful bunch. El entenado juan jose saer Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency.

Sometimes I would deliberately garble the meaning of my own speeches and deliver absurd and empty perorations in the hope of getting some reaction from the audience. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. He has a deepening realization that the tribe was trying to cope – however ineffectively – with the fundamental power of the animal soul that is in all of us through the rituals use of cannibalism.


Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. One el entenado juan jose saer the most remarkable things about this book was the nearly complete absence of names given to the individuals in the story.

It allowed me to travel through time to the moment when America was discovered, sar i could live for some years with the native, participate in their rituals and orgies, live in the jungle and feel the nature as never before. The Power of Now Eckhart Tolle. May 06, Ben Winch added it Shelves: More information el entenado juan el entenado juan jose saer saer this seller Contact this seller 9. You have javascript disabled. Feb 17, Simsian rated it liked it. The quality of “witnessing” is always his point and el entenado juan jose saer makes it in a hundred ways, not one of them wasted on the attentive reader, not one of them tedious or superfluous.

The Witness by Juan Jose Saer

It made me think and it seems the author did some thinking too while writing this. Set up a giveaway. It is el entenado juan jose saer written in beautiful, eloquent Spanish, so if you speak the language, I recommend reading along in the original version.

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An inland expedition ends in disaster when the group is attacked by Indians. After the ten years, the young man el entenado juan jose saer “rescued” by another Spanish expedition, which almost incidentally exterminates the tribe.

This is one josee those novels that should be read multiple times for it has so much to offer as a bildungsroman and as a commentary on the broader human condition. Highly indirect and, ultimately, frustrating.

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As many people have noted, it has some of the “feel” of The Heart of Darkness and other of El entenado juan jose saer works, but The Witness has its own particular strangeness in the way it plays with the trope of a European having a grim look at himself and his culture in the ser of his encounter with non-European Other.

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