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Gringo viejo Durante los a os de intensa lucha revolucionaria en M xico un viejo escritor norteamericano cruza la frontera sur de su pa s para buscar un destino acaso mortal en el torbellino de la historia Es u

  • Title: Gringo viejo
  • Author: Carlos Fuentes
  • ISBN: 9789705800122
  • Page: 396
  • Format: Paperback
  • Durante los a os de intensa lucha revolucionaria en M xico, un viejo escritor norteamericano cruza la frontera sur de su pa s para buscar un destino, acaso mortal, en el torbellino de la historia Es un hombre de amarga desesperaci n y de un escepticismo insaciable sabe de la corrupci n y de la tristeza, de la esterilidad y de las vanidades de los negocios humanos Su metDurante los a os de intensa lucha revolucionaria en M xico, un viejo escritor norteamericano cruza la frontera sur de su pa s para buscar un destino, acaso mortal, en el torbellino de la historia Es un hombre de amarga desesperaci n y de un escepticismo insaciable sabe de la corrupci n y de la tristeza, de la esterilidad y de las vanidades de los negocios humanos Su meta es encontrarse en M xico con Pancho Villa, el legendario guerrillero La vida tomar , para este hombre atormentado y complejo, de severos rasgos tr gicos, otros rumbos inesperados, sin embargo Gringo viejo, novela de encuentros y desencuentros personales y nacionales , recoge las huellas posibles de un destino norteamericano significativo y conmovedor despliega en el espacio de sus p ginas la cifra de un pu ado de figuras sintom ticas en ellas deslumbra a veces la pasi n que todo lo salva a veces, las oscuras razones de la fuerza y de la tierra.

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    1. William1 on said:

      Highly oneiric. Revolutionary Mexico. Swift jumps from conciousness to conciousness, yet with the purpose of generating a coherent narrative. The language is spritely, sullen, erotic by turns. The old gringo, American journalist and author Ambrose Bierce, is a bitter man come to Mexico seeking death at the hands of the revolution. He meets the younger rebel General Tomas Arroyo whose innate machismo turns his relationship with the old gringo into a Game of Manhood. A game only the general seems [...]

    2. ميقات الراجحي on said:

      تعتبر أعمال الحروب الأدبية لها نكهة خاصة جدًا فهي دائمًا لا يكون الحب فيها الركيزة بل أن الحب فيها هو حب الأرض وهذا عندي ساحر ولا يغني عن حب الروح طبعًا. لكني أجده متنفس وميدان آخر. عن الثورة المكسيكية ومدى التبادل الثقافي في المكسيك وأمريكا بحكم الجوار والنزاع بين البلدين وح [...]

    3. Ahmad Sharabiani on said:

      Gringo Viejo = The old gringo, Carlos FuentesThe Old Gringo (Spanish: Gringo Viejo) is a novel by Carlos Fuentes, first published in 1985. تاریخ نخستین خوانش: سال 2002 میلادیعنوان: گرینگوی پیر؛ نویسنده: کارلوس فوئنتس؛ مترجم: عبدالله کوثری؛ تهران، طرح نو، 1378؛ در 212 ص؛ شابک: 9645625785؛ چاپ دیگر: انتشارات ماهی؛ 1393؛ در 186 ص؛ شابک: 9789642091676؛ موضوع: داس [...]

    4. Haman on said:

      اگر به محض بیداری سعی نکنی زندگی را سر و سامان دهی ، ناچاری با رویایت رو به رو شوی

    5. مجید اسطیری on said:

      روایت احساسات ضدآمریکایی در هر کجای جهان رنگ‌وبوی خودش را دارد. بسته به این که آمریکایی‌ها در یک کشور چه نوع تجاوز و سوءاستفاده‌ای انجام داده‌باشند، تصویری در آینۀ ادبیات آن کشور منعکس می‌شود که رنگ و بویی خاص دارد.یکی از کشورهایی که از دست‌اندازی آمریکا در امان نمانده، ه [...]

    6. Aeron on said:

      Such a simple plot: the old man goes to Mexico to die in the Revolution. All he wants is a dignified death. But of course, there is a woman involved, and a Mexican general. This is a short book but it may as well have been War and Peace based on how long it took me to read it, maybe because it's written more like poetry than prose, forcing me to slow down, re-read, savor the language and question its meaning. There are more themes here than I can probably even recognize. Death, life, love, natio [...]

    7. Bruce on said:

      Read in Spanish, the English translation being The Old Gringo.A bit of historical background might be useful here. Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) was a well-known American journalist, essayist, and editorial writer who traveled to Mexico in 1913 during the Mexican Revolution. He was rumored to have joined the rebel forces of Pancho Villa and was never heard from again. Countless theories of his ultimate fate have been propounded over that past century. Carlos Fuentes used Bierce’s character (never [...]

    8. Burak on said:

      yazantasurinchi.Terra Nostra’yı okuma girişimimdeki ilk durak, Fuentes’i tanımak için, Koca Gringo’ydu. Fuentes çok etkilendiğini söylediği gerçek bir olaydan, Amerikan İç Savaşı’na katılıp elli yıl sonra Meksika devriminde ölen bir gazeteci ve yazar, yola çıkmış, iki kurgusal yan (aslında onlar da ana) karakter yaratarak gizemli kalan bölgeleri kendi hayalgücüyle doldurmuş; biri annesine tecavüz edilmesiyle dünyaya gelmiş Meksikalı devrim “generali”, di [...]

    9. Yesterday's Muse Bookstore on said:

      This is not a bad book. That being said, after reading Fuentes's Crystal Frontier and being powerfully moved, The Old Gringo fell a bit short. I was excited to read this modern classic, especially as it was inspired by the mysterious disappearance of Ambrose Bierce, an author whose life and work I find compelling. While the hypothetical circumstances and characters Fuentes creates are believable, and there is some great symbolism here (particularly his comparison of the United States and Mexico [...]

    10. Josiah on said:

      In the end I came sort of round to the book, but lots of impediments to the liking. Fuentes must have read all of Faulkner, then thought: so this is how one writes.Too many convolutions, paradoxes, contradictions, enigmas, etc. of primal, mythic, esoteric etc. essence for me. And unfortunately not Faulkner's skill at making you feel like you really are peering into the heart of something very dark and mysterious, something which you really need and want to know about but never will.I think Fuent [...]

    11. Lilly on said:

      An utter waste of my time, except for one passage:"rhaps this man had been able to do what no one was supposed to: he had come home again, he was trying to relive one of the oldest myths of mankind, the return to the lar, the earth, the warm home of our origins.That cannot be done, she told herself, and not only because very likely the place won't be there anymore. Even if it were, though, nothing could ever be the same: people age, things break down, feelings change. You can never go home again [...]

    12. Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance on said:

      Old Gringo was agony for me to read. Carlos Fuentes came to Houston a few weeks back and I drove in to see him. He was pretty much as I'd expected. An achingly handsome eighty-year-old man who writes poetic novels. And who sees life as experienced mainly through his manly body parts. This may work for his male readers. This may work for the parts of Old Gringo told from the point of view of his male characters like Pancho Villa and one of Villa's generals and even Ambrose Bierce. But it did not [...]

    13. Robert Ross on said:

      I have long held a sense of admiration for Ambrose Bierce, in part for him as a writer, and also because he went to Mexico during its revolution, ultimately disappearing without a trace. Fuentes' novel gives a wonderful romanticism of his disappearance and death that is moving and realistic. Who knows in what way Bierce died, but I would like to think it happened something like this.

    14. Ayeh on said:

      اگر لازم باشد ذهن چند پاره ی ما عشق را ابداع می کند , عشق را تصور می کند یا ادای عشق را در می آورد , اما بی آن سر نمی کند. چرا که در هنگامه ی این پراکندگی محض , عشق حتی اگر بهانه ای هم باشد , معیاری برای سنجش باخت هامان به ما می دهد

    15. Vold Kira on said:

      Otro meh para Carlos Fuentes.Lo siento, bebé. Tal vez no nacimos para estar juntos.

    16. Lourdes on said:

      Las fronteras no son sólo geográficas: también quiebran el espacio interior de cada ser humano en un vitreaux irreparable. Algunas están hechas de miedo e impiden a las personas realizar sus deseos más ocultos. Otras, todas de soberbia, obstaculizan la apertura hacia los demás. En cualquier caso, todos los personajes de Gringo Viejo, la novela que hizo a Carlos Fuentes famoso en USA, tienen el coraje suficiente para cruzar estos límites autoinfligidos. Lo paradójico es que ninguno es má [...]

    17. Madhulika Liddle on said:

      During the Mexican Revolution, a seventy-one year old American journalist comes to Mexico, seeking death. He wants to join Pancho Villa and his men; he ends up joining the tormented Tomas Arroyo, who, while fighting for Villa, is also very specifically out to avenge his lost childhood as the illegitimate child born of a woman raped by her wealthy master. Thrown in with ‘the old gringo’ and Arroyo is Harriet Winslow, a thirty-one year old American woman who’s come to Mexico in search of lif [...]

    18. Raheleh pourazar on said:

      «مرزی هست که ما فقط شبانه دلِ گذشتن از آن را داریم؛ مرز تفاوت‌های خودمان با دیگران، مرز نبردهامان با خودمان.»

    19. Aban on said:

      آدمی مبتلا به مرضی دردناک یا چندش آور ، آدمی که بار سنگینی است به دوش آدم هایی که به اشان علاقه دارد ، آدمی که جنون تهدیدش می کند ، آدمی بی هیچ مال و منال ، بی هیچ شغلی و امیدی ، آدمی که خودش را بی آبرو کرده ، دایم الخمری که هیچ چیز چاره اش نمی کند ! چرا ما از یک سرباز شجاع یا یک مامو [...]

    20. Michael on said:

      An occasionally entertaining blend of poetically charged "dream-biography", and incoherent babbling. I would recommend not reading The Old Gringo if you want to know something about Ambrose Bierce; though in all fairness, you should probably never read a novel to teach yourself history. Anyway, it was not Fuentes' intention to be historically specific. The life and disappearance of his subject is a very difficult obstacle for any novelist, and instead of focusing our attention on the broad range [...]

    21. Realini on said:

      The Old Gringo by Carlos FuentesThere have been some good, if not great expectations about this book. I have read that Carlos Fuentes is the greatest writer of Mexico.And I have a soft spot for Mexico: it may be the movies and the TV series like Viva Zapata, No Country for Old Men, Amores Perros, The Mexican, Babel, Breaking Bad and many others that take place in Mexico, have Mexican characters or just stumble across the border.The border between Mexico and the United States is another reason to [...]

    22. Russell Bittner on said:

      I’m not really sure what to conclude about The Old Gringo, by Carlos Fuentes. The man clearly knows how to think — and to write. It’s just that I had enormous pains to follow a lot of his logic or syntax or punctuation or pronominal reference (when he or the translator even bothered with pronouns) and to decide who was talking — or at least thinking.It’s always difficult—possibly unfair — to judge a book by its translation. Perhaps I’ll simply quote what I believe to be the summa [...]

    23. Ali Heidari on said:

      امبروز بی یرس نویسنده سرشناس آمریکایی که در اواخر قرن نوزدهم و اوایل قرن بیستم با کتاب ها و مقالات خود جنجال های فراوانی را در آمریکا به پا کرده بود در سال 1913 در سن 71 سالگی به سرزمین مکزیک می رود تا به انقلاب بپیوندد اما رد او گم می شود و کسی از سرنوشتش با خبر نمی گردد .در این کتاب [...]

    24. Paula on said:

      Even though this novel came to me as a highly recommended modern classic, I didn't appreciate it that much. This may have more to do with me & my state of mind, however, than the book itself. The novel is a highly atmospheric portrait of Northern Mexico in 1914 at the time of the Revolution. The prose is dense & circular. Two gringos, a 71 year old man (purportedly the journalist Ambrose Bierce) & 31 year old woman, Harriet Winslow, cross the U.S/ Mexico border for differing reasons [...]

    25. F.X. Altomare on said:

      Fuentes weaves a tightly knit tale about the mysterious final days of American writer Ambrose Bierce, who disappeared into Mexico during the Mexican Revolution. The characters are extremely well-wrought: Bierce (referred to only as the "Old Gringo" throughout the novel) is a tough-minded but disenchanted victim of a life of tragedy; Harriet Winslow is a tough-minded American schoolteacher facing abandonment issues; and Tomas Arroyo is a swaggering icon of one of Pancho Villa's self-declared Gene [...]

    26. Mochizuki on said:

      It is a complex novel that intertwines psychology, mythology, and political events to examine the culture of modern Mexico. At the core of the story is the disappearance of Ambrose Bierce, an American newspaperman and short-story writer. Bierce, who is most remembered for his brutally sardonic parody The Devil’s Dictionary and the often-anthologized short story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,” left his job and home in 1913 at age seventy-one and disappeared, never to be heard from agai [...]

    27. Stephen Durrant on said:

      Fuentes' "The Old Gringo" picks up on the mysterious disappearance of the American writer Ambrose Bierce after he crossed the border into Mexico in late 1913, just when the Mexican Revolution was in full force. Fuentes imagines Bierce joining up with a group of revolutionaries connected to Pancho Villa and eventually finding the death that he so earnestly sought (no spoiler alert needed here since his death is signalled from virtually the novel's first page). But before that death, Bierce, now s [...]

    28. Peter on said:

      This author just passes away and NPR gave him quite the send off, so when I stumbled across this book in the library I thought I would give it a try. Set in revolutionary Mexico, where an old gringo, a Civil War veteran and former Hearst reporter, has gone in the hope of being killed in some glorious action, instead of dying a slow death of old age. I don't read much literature and this book unfortunately had all the characteristics that I don't like in literature. It jumps around without clearl [...]

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