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Una novela que me hace pensar que la vida es una enfermedad necia, insidiosa , resistente; . In The Sickness Alberto Barrera Tyszka (“the Venezuelan Ian. La Enfermedad: Alberto Barrera Tyszka: Books – La enfermedad. Alberto Barrera Tyszka From diverse stories, moving, tender, funny and tragic, Alberto Barrera Tyszka proposes us a version of existence that.

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Jan 27, Mercedes rated it liked it. Oct 09, Ugh rated it liked it. And for all of us who have lost a parent or escorted a loved one through the end of life, this is not a novel Theodore Dalrymple of the British Medical Journal said while reviewing the book “I assumed this book was written by a doctor” and I believe this statement to be true.

La enfermedad congela todo: It takes place on a ferry, where an obnoxious businessman makes a production of his ‘importance’ and maltreats his seemingly intelligent and kind wife, all the way to the point of beating her to the ground.

I didn’t like the omniscient narration. The sell of Ernesto Duran, the hypochondriac, is also very questionable. One scene confounds me: Barrera Tyszka tiene una forma de escribir absolutamente particular.

Alberto Barrera tiene una escritura impoluta, sobria y deliciosa. Y cuando ese forma de escribir se junta con un tema tan fatal e ineludible como la enfermedad y la muerte, el resultado es un texto destructor a la misma vez que hermoso. Esta es una novela con dichas cualidades.


The Sickness – Editorial Anagrama

It is also a novel about obsession, that of others for us, and that of ourselves turned inwardly. It was poignant a times and a quick read full of missed opportunities for the characters as they navigated the end of life. Miranda’s secretarywho feels compassion for the patient that Mi In The Sickness Alberto Barrera Tyszka “the Venezuelan Ian McEwan” explores the phenomenon of sickness from a variety of perspectives: On trying to read the face of a doctor while awaiting possibly ehfermedad news: Although it wasn’t what I was expecting before or even after the book holds merit and is powerful in some ways but could of been so much more I feel.

Andreas Miranda and his father Javier. Paperbackpages. Therrien rated it really liked it. I didn’t like the use of the present tense.

Spanish Edition 3 8 Oct 02, Ernesto Duran, a patient of Dr. What is it about? El asunto de nuestra mortalidad siempre me ha fascinado, por las razones obvias.

Books alverto Alberto Barrera Tyszka. As father and son go on holiday, the doctor’s secretary has stories of her own to tell -as medicine, memory and fantasy join in a combustible mixture. He has a degree from the School of Literature of the University Central de Venezuela, where he is also a professor.


It becomes an obsession far exceeding hypochondria.

El parrafo sobre los nombres tipicos venezolanos me hizo entender muchas cosas. I enfermexad didn’t find the book that inspired or inspiring. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Because of the health issues that permeate the novel, questions about the nature of health and wellness are explored, but in a brief, compelling way. You might argue that pages is not quite enough to bartera such a difficult subject as life, sickness and death. This book is our September book club pick with a theme of Venezuela.

He has hardly any contact with Dr.

The Sickness

And he wants you to know it, so the book is peppered with clumsy interjections such as: Me gusta la prosa de Barrera Tyszka, va acompasada con la historia. Apr 21, Isabelle rated it really liked it. So, starting with the obvious, it is enfermexad novel about sickness, real and fatal or perceived and just as crippling.

Meanwhile, a seemingly disturbed hypochondriac bombards his office with email pleas and threats.