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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These asides never go too long or feel like a lecture, they fit the material in the most uncanny way. Enfermefad secretarywho feels compassion for the patient that Mi In The Sickness Alberto Barrera Tyszka “the Venezuelan Ian McEwan” barrerx the phenomenon of sickness from a variety of perspectives: 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.

It should be a compulsory read on the subject which is becoming more and more intimidating and difficult to deal with within our society. Lei este libro del escritor Venezolano Alberto Barrera T ya hace tiempo pero lo recuerdo con agrado y recomiendo leerlo y sobretodo a los que en un momento determinado de su vida puedan pasar por esta triste realidad. For example, Tyszka quotes Julio Ramon Ribeyro, who provides possibly the best explanation for the euphoria that exists after an episode of physical pain: Instead of the above I was introduced to Dr.

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. Thanks for telling us about the problem. On the one hand, there’s his father, who is dying of lung cancer, a diagnosis the doctor doesn’t have the courage to reveal.


The Sickness by Alberto Barrera Tyszka

Apr 21, Isabelle rated it really liked it. However I do have praises, I loved how Alberto Barrera Tyszka adds in quotes from authors throughout showing a true literary passion.

Spanish Edition 3 8 Oct 02, Tyszka is a perceptive, original writer. What do you dream about when you’re sixty-nine?

The Sickness

Margaret Jull Costa Translator. How snfermedad well the countries of the sick and the well get on, and what happens when we pass from one to another? Through these characters, the novel explores people’s different ways of dealing with sickness; how sickness affects patients and those who surround them.

Since he has been a columnist on El Nacional newspaper. Trivia About The Sickness.

Alberto Barrera Tyszka

It was a sad tale of a son dealing with his father’s terminal cancer diagnosis while a patient of his, deals with his own sickness. Oct 12, Zainab Ali rated it liked it Shelves: From diverse stories, moving, tender, funny and tragic, Alberto Barrera Tyszka proposes us a version of existence that assumes all its enjoyments but is also unafraid to confront its fragility. Each time I do so, I answer those questions differently, which is, in and of itself, very fascinating to me.


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In its essence, the book is about ideas of ‘sickness’ and ‘wellness’, and both its plot and characters as well as the larger ideas it explores are interesting and worthwhile. Having said albertl, my annoyances would remain. What point does it make? Jan 27, Mercedes rated it liked it. Barrera Tyszka tiene una forma de escribir absolutamente particular. Aug 23, J.

He is also faced with a dilemma: The author cites quotes of famous authors, ethicists and physicians, but he’s not showing off, they are actually appropriate observations of how the human body deals with illness. Alberto Barrera Tyszka Caracas, is a poet and novelist.

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Tyszka’s thoughtful, precise prose creates a disturbing novel that resonates long after the last page has been read. It is also a novel about obsession, that of others for us, and that of ourselves turned inwardly. The research he has taken while writing this book is clear from the get-go. Because of the health issues barrers permeate the novel, questions about the nature of health and wellness are albsrto, but in a brief, compelling way.