Southeaster

Over the course of a season, Boga and the old man work side by side on the sandbanks of the Paran Delta, cutting reeds to sell to local basketweavers But when the old man falls sick and dies, Boga abandons himself entirely to the river and the life of solitary drifting he has long yearned for.Echoes of John Berger sound throughout the evocative prose of this great ArgentOver the course of a season, Boga and the old man work side by side on the sandbanks of the Paran Delta, cutting reeds to sell to local basketweavers But when the old man falls sick and dies, Boga abandons himself entirely to the river and the life of solitary drifting he has long yearned for.Echoes of John Berger sound throughout the evocative prose of this great Argentian writer A twentieth century classic, Southeaster is a central work in Haroldo Conti s oeuvre.
Southeaster Over the course of a season Boga and the old man work side by side on the sandbanks of the Paran Delta cutting reeds to sell to local basketweavers But when the old man falls sick and dies Boga aba

  • Title: Southeaster
  • Author: Haroldo Conti Jon Lindsay Miles
  • ISBN: 9781908276605
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. primer libro de Haroldo Conti, y el primero que leo de él. Bueno, me gustó leer un libro donde el protagonista fuera el río. Perono terminé de engancharme. quizás me faltó a mi como lectora poner algo más de mi

    2. Neither the old man nor Boga said more than was needed. And yet they understood each other perfectly. At dawn, they walked into this green and humming solitude that swayed with every gust of wind. Each one made his own path, stepping through the water. At times it reached their thighs, but they didn’t seem to notice. Beyond the wall of green, out towards the open sea, they heard the water murmur as it rolled tirelessly across the sandbank. The distant, sorry screaming of a limpkin. The suffoca [...]

    3. Türkçesi tertemiz, çok dingin, çok güzel bir roman."Bütün kaygılar, korkunç bir anlam atfedilen o belirsiz noktaya yoğunlaşıyor. Fakat insan onu fazla dikkatli gözlemlerse ortadan yok oluyor."

    4. I feel like I should justify why I gave this one star. I would have enjoyed reading this novel more if I wasn't being forced to read it in such a short amount of time for my degree. It wouldn't have been a book which I would have bought myself, although I've heard it was a best seller. I feel like most of the book was repetitive, and even when I was 150 pages in, I still wasn't sure on where the plot was going or if there was a solid plot. I'm sire others would love to read this novel, but it re [...]

    5. Sudeste es una novela cuyo protagonista es un río. No un tempestuoso río de montaña, sino la húmeda mansedumbre del río Paraná y su laberíntico delta, solo alterado por su reflujo y desborde cuando sopla el viento del sudeste. Así, los protagonistas viven el día, y van conformando un grupo al que sólo une la coincidencia en el tiempo y el espacio, como los amigos de la infancia. Una historia de las orillas; Borges llamaba "orilleros" a los marginales. Y toda esta deriva incluye la cami [...]

    6. The wonderful thing about reading is to be able to vicariously experience other places, other times. This book did this for me. Written in Spanish, this is a translation of the Argentinian author Haroldo Conti, the setting - the rivers of the Parana Delta.Boga abandons himself to travelling on the river, the book is his meanderings and thoughts as he drifts through the delta. The prose is beautiful, and probably even more so in the original spanish.

    7. Un relato de personajes improbables con una forma de contar cercana y maravillosa. El río y el delta como protagonistas en una historia donde se existe en la naturaleza y bajo sus designios. La cadencia serena y tristona atrapa. Postales de un rincón de Argentina que ya no existe. Todo eso y más es éste libro.

    8. This is an account of marginalized people who live on their wits and exist in a lawless and subsistence society in 1940s Argentina. The descriptions of the delta and river are beautifully written.

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