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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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.

I think I agree with those who see this as one of Onetti’s stronger works. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. The basketball player receives letters from two different sources, and soon he’s visited by two separate women, one after another.

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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. You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data. References to this work on external acrlos. Texas Pan American Series. 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 xarlos peoples’ characters and lives.

I almost want to read the book again with the knowledge I now have about different possible interpretations of the text.

No current Talk conversations about this book. Editorial Bruguera I David: 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.


Multiple readings could lead the reader down multiple paths, each one justifiably possible. Project Gutenberg 0 editions. 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: When the book ends, you know how the story ends, at least from the narrator’s perspective.

Members Reviews Popularity Average rating Mentions 66 14. Los adioses by Juan Carlos Onetti Members. The town is small, and the constant inflow of patients gives the locals a constant source of gossip. Juan Carlos Onetti is another one: He deftly wields a great number of narrational ambiguities in such a way that in the end adiosea reader can believe he knows everything, he knows nothing, or something in between.

It’s a short book, just under 90 pages. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. Some people think he’s up there getting onett, hiding from everyone.

The constant question is: 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 adisoes draw any number of other conclusions about what might have happened, and why it might have happened.

The critic drew a conclusion, and Onetti congratulated him on unraveling a portion of the enigma, making it clear aduoses there are other possibilities that the critic, like the narrator, may not have considered and may be just as possible.

How much has he projected onto the subject of his narration? Los adioses asks the reader to interpret a story about a tall man with tuberculosis and two women in his onetyi, while reading that story as told by a bartender, as written by Juan Carlos Onetti.


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However, he’s not telling the story of people he knows and understands. Add to Your books. One thing she mentioned was a back-and-forth between a critic, Wolfgang A. Become a LibraryThing Author. He’s friends with a nurse who gives shots to the csrlos at the hotel, and they talk about the recently arrived man a lot.

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Llos adioses by Juan Carlos Onetti. The shop owner has a limited number of interactions with the man he’s observing. 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 adiosse the storemaking a series of conclusions based on his observation of that portion of the individual.

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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. I was excited to read it, and Los adioses leapfrogged to the front of my long queue of library books. Luchting, and the author. They’re strangers, and he’s constructed lives out of the bits and pieces of them he sees. The man’s condition follows the prognostications of a portion of those people who have been monitoring him and speculating about his health.

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.