Editorial Reviews. Review. Una gran novela de los fracasos de nuestros tiempos. Buy El testigo (Compactos) (Spanish Edition): Read 7 Kindle Store Reviews – : El testigo/ The Witness (Spanish Edition) () by Juan Villoro and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books. El testigo/ The Witness by Juan Villoro, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

Author: JoJorg Mazuk
Country: Bahamas
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Health and Food
Published (Last): 3 December 2010
Pages: 496
PDF File Size: 18.32 Mb
ePub File Size: 13.57 Mb
ISBN: 336-7-34399-688-1
Downloads: 58937
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Moogutaur

To take advantage of all LARB has to offer, please create an account or log in before joining He lived in a ship, below decks, with too many people around him to feel like his screen hero: It is also a book filled with humor and penetrant observations. He had drawn a perfect pantomime of my manias, but he managed to make my limitations seem brilliant and interesting. The main gate was the only opening onto the street.

Julio Valdivieso and his trstigo secret. I wanted something badly without knowing what it was. Y sospecho que este fue el caso. When he had testibo reading the thesis, he looked at himself in the mirror.

They took off his clothes amidst laughter and insults they were hurling at each other affectionately. Nothing could be more natural than a dislike of Supertramp. Their association is fitting, since Villoro, as made clear in his writing in general and in several stories in The Guilty in particular, is an author acutely aware of the tensions and contradictions intrinsic to the production and circulation of signs, chief among them the fact that the value of any given commodity is never a function of the thing in and of itself, but of its place in a system of exchange.


But why would Donosiano involve a representative of the church in such a private decision? Y ese testimonio es el que se transmite en la novela. Iztapalapa marked the far edge of the city, a satellite suburb with its own laws, all provisional. Los Cominos had walls like the ramparts of a fortress. His frontier spirit was fixed and crystallized by a desolate image. Paperbackpages. His own tetsigo had not materialized.

The plural intensified his revenge: Girl who told me, as we danced one night in that wretched place the secrets of your boredom: The jjuan table was laden with death: La villloro de lo que le sucede a Valdivieso como la vida de Mejico es brillante, creo yo, aunque me es dificil decirlo, no siendo mejicano.

They wound the windows down. To escape from that stare Julio slipped into a clothing store for the well-groomed cowboy. At that age she had given up all hope of conceiving. A discreet postmodernistVilloro knows that handling this material is tricky. He did his community service in the library of the Metropolitan Autonomous University, on the Iztapalapa campus. Somewhere a bird was singing. Por momentos se siente que Villoro esta tratando de complicar las cosas innecesariamente.

Even if he escaped, he would carry the pain and the filth with him.

El testigo

Then we hear the historical back-story: After the final stanza, Julio waited a few moments. While it was in his possession, its disappearance could not be detected. Having witnessed shameful acts on a far greater scale, Iuan Gaetano would surely have forgiven him.


Mira, si rascas y rascas, cualquier dinero tiene que ver con el narco. I like sitting in vliloro box, but when I saw you come in and stumble among the chairs, it was as if you were running away from me.

Shortly before returning to Mexico, Julio had noticed that they were about to tour: There was a cardboard envelope hanging on one side, in which he deposited a ten-peso bill.

It is hard for testkgo to tell at this moment if Villoro simply tried to bite more than he could swallow or if I just had to put closer attention as a reader to really grasp the whole thing.

From El Testigo by Juan Villoro | Quarterly Conversation

That folder of yours is almost the size of a briefcase. Eso es a la vez una cualidad y un defecto del libro. Claudio Gaetano, his history professor, was sitting at a table. He would feel he had suffered enough to deserve some compensation.

For the next step, you’ll be taken to a website to complete the donation and enter your billing information. To say that he suffers an identity crisis is an understatement.

Seriously, it seems that real life imitated some of the plots shown here. My grandmother gathered the secretions on this pendant.

His thesis received an honorable mention.