Results 1 – 30 of 84 LOS ADIOSES by JUAN CARLOS ONETTI and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at 2 quotes from Los adioses: ‘Continué viéndola y aún la recuerdo así: soberbia y mendicante, inclinada hacia el brazo que sostenía la valija, no paciente. Editions for Los adioses: X (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover published in by Juan Carlos Onetti First published

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Some people think he’s up there getting drunk, hiding from everyone.

Luchting, and the author. How much has he projected onto the subject of his narration? Also, you begin to wonder if maybe the narrator is telling his own story, or the story of his own fantasies, or ondtti story of his own disgraces, through the tuburcular basketball player.

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Add to Your books. 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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His only income and contact with the outside world is through two letters which he recieves every month. When the book ends, you know how the story ends, at least from the narrator’s perspective. Project Gutenberg 0 editions. You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. Wikipedia in English None. Editorial Bruguera I David: 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.


Los adioses by Juan Carlos Onetti. As the two women visit a jian 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 adiose later pages. 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.

But you’ve been given enough information to question the truth of his interpretation, at so many different moments in onetri story and on so many different levels, that you can just as easily draw any number of other conclusions about what might have happened, and why it might asioses happened.

Amazon Kindle 0 editions. Ometti drives one of the man’s women to the hotel once, and sees both women as they carkos by his store during their visits. Jyan to this work onettu external resources. 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.

Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Mentions 66 14. At the beginning of the story, and on a few other occasions, ls 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 acrlos 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 individual.

Los adioses by Juan Carlos Onetti Members. I think I agree with those who see this as one of Onetti’s stronger works. 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. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. It’s a short book, just under 90 pages. The story is built on speculation, rumors and hearsay. 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.


I almost want to read the book again with the knowledge I now have about different possible interpretations of the text. As I was looking for some other readers’ interpretations of this text, I came across an article by a woman named Mary-Lee Adiioses entitled “Projection as a narrative technique in Juan Carlos Onetti’s Goodbyes ” http: A man arrives in a mountain community and refuses to assimilate into life at the sanatorium.

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This, naturally, ratchets the gossip up a notch. Multiple readings could lead the reader down multiple paths, each one justifiably possible.

The town is small, and the constant inflow of patients gives the locals a constant source of gossip. The basketball player receives letters from two different sources, and soon he’s visited by two separate women, one after another. The shop owner has a limited number of interactions with the man he’s observing.

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He’s friends with a nurse who gives shots to the patients at the hotel, and they talk about the recently arrived man a lot. Caroos man’s condition follows the prognostications of a portion of those people who have been monitoring him and speculating about his health. They’re strangers, and he’s constructed lives out of the bits and pieces of them he sees.