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  1. that's what happens when the world's most overrated living author (GGM) gets punched in the face by a far superior one (MVL). the fight occurred in a mexican moviehouse in 1976 and neither of 'em have ever discussed said incident. whatever went down (a woman? politics?), i wish i was there to give the chubby bastard a kick in the ribs when he was on the ground. the war of the end of the world deserves the place in the pantheon occupied by marquez's silly epics. here we have a 20th century histor [...]

  2. This riveting story about a true event in Brasilian history is a page-turner. The story of the surprising rise and inevitable fall of the commune of Canudo out in the middle of the Bahia region is told from several perspectives and using painstaking detail. The scenes of battle are excruciating and incredibly realistic. Once again, Mario Vargas Llosa has delivered a marvelous piece of literature here and one can see why he deserved his Nobel in 2010.The narrative style is classic Vargas Llosa: d [...]

  3. Practical EschatologyAt precisely the time that Fyodor Dostoevsky was writing of the Grand Inquisitor and his confrontation with a Jesus returned to the world (1879-80), the events he was fictionalising were playing themselves out in the scrublands of the Brazilian State of Bahia. In fact, the Brazilian drama surpasses Dostoevsky’s plot by including all the celebrities from the original biblical stories. Who says history doesn’t repeat itself?Mario Vargas Llosa’s The War of the End of the [...]

  4. That a "mad man", walking from village to village, in the poor northeast of Brazil, in the state of Bahia, during the late 1800's , preaching to the poor, the brotherhood of all, and the end of the world, would cause the deaths of countless people, and shake the very foundation of the new republic is unfathomable. Since the abolition of slavery , and the monarchy, less then a decade ago, 1888, 1889, many homeless slaves have nowhere to go, or feel wanted, anywhere, white farm workers no jobs, n [...]

  5. 3.5 stars — What an elephantine statement. I began the novel with the impression that it was kind of a Christian millenarian Germinal in terms of the bleakness of its storyline. By the end, however, it was clear to me that Vargas Llosa's model was predominantly Russian. When AC says here that "there is a certain archaism and hieratic nature in the writing," I think this is in part what he means, though the limited third-person voice never widens to full God-like omniscience. The novel is based [...]

  6. There are books at which we arrive to too soon, books that are forced down our throats by well meaning instructors and friends, books that are passed on with loving grace and books that are clung to relentlessly for years. There are books of which we hear much yet never open and obscure books that catch our eye in a musty booksellers that swiftly become those items with which to cudgel our own friends. There are books that you forget minutes after reading and books that haunt your steps for year [...]

  7. Hailed as his masterpiece, "War of the End of the World" is megadense. It churns inside the brain as it desperately tries to make sense of what is inherently senseless. The world of the fanatical Counselor versus the entire republic of Brazil is perhaps one of the most exciting and well-written war novels ever, on the same scale as "Gone with the Wind". There are many flavors here, like in most of his other denser novels, & all of them are exceedingly palatable. There are no "Green House" sh [...]

  8. Welcome to Canudos!Perched on the crest of a deformed cactus, a black urubu scrutinizes the pilgrims who are walking painfully towards the entrance of this lost locality of the Brazilian Northeast, an agglomeration that has become the center of attention of the highest authorities in the country.Remembering "The Land of Carnival" by the late Jorge Amado , here I am back in the Bahian Backlands, this time with a Peruvian guide, Mario Vargas Llosa, and his novel "The War of the End of The World" p [...]

  9. حرب نهاية العالم انتبهت إلى أنني في كل مرة أكتب فيها مراجعة لإحدى روايات يوسا، استفتح بالحديث عن فن الرواية وعظمته، هذا ما يفعله بنا يوسا في كل مرة، يأخذنا إلى الأعالي كصقر، ولا يعيدنا إلى الأرض إلا دائخين، نحاول أن نفهم كيف خضنا هذه الرحلة؟ ما هي الأداة التي استخدمها يوسا !! [...]

  10. چرا این کتاب رو خوندم؟قاعدتا خوندن کتابی با این حجم به یه تصمیم پیشین نیاز داره. اما خوندن این کتاب یه اتفاق بود برام. از سر بازیگوشی و کنجکاوی همیشگیم برای خوندن جمله‌ی اول رمان‌ها «در» کتاب رو باز کردم و خوندم:بلندبالا بود و چندان تکیده که انگار همیشه نیم‌رخش را می‌دیدی. پو [...]

  11. An extremely interesting book, brilliantly executed and conceived. It is clear that this is a writer of the first order, though I do not know (I doubt, actually) that the voice is representative of Vargas Llosa's other works. An historical novel, set at the end of the 19th cen there is a certain archaism and hieratic nature in the writing which is appropriate to -- and which works, given the topic -- but which can, in the end, be fatiguing.The book explores a realm of moral ambiguity, and in a f [...]

  12. ملحمة يوسا التي لا أدري لماذا تأخرت ترجمتها العربية حتى هذا العام! إذا كانت " مئة عام من العزلة " هي مفخرة ماركيز فلا بد أن تكون هذه الرواية هي ما يتباهى بها يوسا. الرواية على مستوى سردي عظيم و محترف لأبعد درجةو ذلك لأن ال 700 صفحة مليئة بالأحداث التي لم تختل في أي فصل و من غير ملل [...]

  13. At the end of the nineteenth century a rebellion broke out in the back lands of Bahia, Brazil.The rebels who are poor people, bandits, people of uncertain ethnicity, former slaves, impoverished settlers, disabled, all inspired by a charismatic religious leader and thoroughly alienated from the new Republic, were inspired by the hope that Dom Sebastian, the Portuguese King who had died in Morocco in the sixteenth century, would like a King Arthur return to rule over them, were eventually utterly [...]

  14. كانودوس ليست قصة إنها شجرة من القصص *أتسائل بعد كل رواية انتهي منها مالذي يجعل هذا الروائي ناجحا وذلك لاولماذا أبحث عن بقية أعمال ذلك الروائي وذلك لا ومع إنني أكرر السؤال في كل مرة إلا إنني لا أعتقد أن الجواب صعبا الذكاء الحس والأسلوب والأهم تلك اللحظات العبقرية التي أجدها في [...]

  15. “Canudos non è una storia, bensì un albero di storie” [il giornalista miope]Romanzo storico di rara potenza, “La guerra alla fine del mondo” si richiama ad eventi realmente accaduti alla fine dell’800 in una landa semidesertica all’interno dello stato brasiliano di Bahia. Secondo la minuziosa prefazione italiana al libro, quello che si concentrò in una remota località del sertao non fu che il più rilevante e il più cruento di una serie di episodi di ribellione al potere che in [...]

  16. ¡Alabado sea el Buen Jesús! I made it. I will not lie, I had a war with this book. It was good. !Verdad! It was hard to read at times. !Muy verdad! 920 páginas en español! Not only one of the biggest books I have ever read, but in Spanish. It is by Mario Vargas Llosa, one of my favourite authors. The language skills are excelente, the characters buenos y malos, and the plot flows como el río.¡Alabado sea paz.Pero está guerra. A war. And it was very graphic and hard to take. Countless hord [...]

  17. I find it very difficult to put into words my thoughts on this book. This is a historical novel based on the peasant revolt that took place in Brazil in the late 19th century when a renegade priest and his followers took over an abandoned estate in Canudos and established a community that refused to recognize the authority of the newly established republic, the old catholic church or civil marriages. Money was outlawed. There could be no taxation, census taking, marriage or ownership of property [...]

  18. حرب نهاية العالمماريو بارغاس يوسا إنكم على حالكم لإنه ليس لديكم ما تأكلونه،ليس لديكم أطباء أو دواء،و لان لا أحد يرعاكم ، ولإنكم فقراء.إن علتكم ليست وجوهكم الكالحة التي بها بقايا مرض الجدري ، بل علتكم تسمى الظلم ، و أساءة المعاملةو الاستغلال ، لا تستسلموا يا أخواني ، من أعماق [...]

  19. The War of the End of the World is, after The Feast of the Goat, only the second the second Mario Vargas Llosa novel I have read. But I still feel mostly secure in saying that Vargas Llosa, more than any other novelist I can think of this side of Tolstoy, has a better and more intuitive grasp of the subtleties of politics. By this, I don't mean such politica machinations as electioneering and how a bill becomes a law. Instead, Vargas Llosa's writing explores the essence of the political relation [...]

  20. كتاب و جذابي بود تقريبا ٧ روزه تمامش كردم،شروع داستان برام جذاب نبود و به نظرم سخت خوان بود اما بعد از تقريبا ١٠٠ صفحه روند داستان و نگارش كتاب، جذبم كرد كتاب دائم در حال تغيير زاويه ديد از اول شخص به سوم شخص و دانائي كل بود،همينطور زمان داستان .زيبايي كتاب در فصل هاي كه يك جريا [...]

  21. The two most prolific killers the world has ever known. No, not Hitler and Stalin. I refer to the twin scourge of mankind: RELIGION and POLITICS.The RELIGION: a very charismatic, itinerant preacher named the Counselor managed to establish a large following among the poor, the unfortunate, the abnormal and the rejects of society in the 19th century Mexico. He mouths the name of Jesus Christ and preaches the message of hope, forgiveness and salvation for those who believe. They look at the governm [...]

  22. Another tale of mayhem, history and the macabre from Vargas Llosa. Whereas Death in the Andes was compared to a Diane Arbus styled portrait the visual artists this book evokes is Heiryonmous Bosch or Breughal. A medieval meets the wild west landscape(turn of the century Brazil) of prophets, bandits, water witches, droughts, a storytelling dwarf, flagellants, miracle healers, madmen, plagues, vultures, rats, a revolutionary phrenologist, pariah dogs, Barons whose time has past, circus freaks, a u [...]

  23. Con questo grandioso romanzo epico, Vargas Llosa narra un tragico fatto storico che sconvolse il Brasile di fine Ottocento, la lotta intrapresa dagli abitanti di un dimenticato paese del nord est brasiliano, Canudos, sotto la guida del mistico Antonio il Consigliere, una di quelle figure che nascono solo nell’America del Sud, un predicatore solitario, un misto di fanatismo religioso e utopia politica, nei confronti della neonata Repubblica Brasiliana, negli ultimi anni del secolo diciannovesim [...]

  24. Ma tu la conosci Canudos? Se la risposta è no, si può subito rimediare leggendo il bellissimo libro di Mario Vargas Llosa. Non fatevi spaventare né dalla mole né, soprattutto, dai caratteri minuscoli dell’Edizione Einaudi. Una volta immersi nella lettura le pagine, dense e corpose, volano e noi con loro nello spazio e nel tempo per raggiungere questo angolo del Nordest del Brasile, diverso dall’iconografia stereotipata di mare, sole e divertimento. Ci ritroviamo alla fine del XIX secolo [...]

  25. حرب نهاية العالم يوسا أستاذ التخيل التاريخيمن الصعب أن تنهي هذه الرواية بسلام روحي,بل من المستحيل أن تضعها مكانها على الرف و تنتقل الى شيء آخر بكل يسر فهي من الروايات التي لا تنسى بل تحدث داخلك صخب يعبث في عقلك بأسئلة قد تجد لها أجوبة تسعفك و قد تتوه الأجوبة بين عقود التاريخ,و [...]

  26. Good God, this book is amazing. It has the massive cast and sprawl of War & Peace, and an apocalyptic feel that reminded me of - oh shut up - The Stand. It´s longer than it looks; Llosa has a terse style, so things happen at a rapid clip. It took me longer to read than I thought it would. But not like I was bored! This was one of those cases where I felt anxious as the end of the book neared, bummed out that it was going to be over soon.It taught me that I need to pick books based on more t [...]

  27. Titolo:La guerra della fine del mondo Sottotitolo:Di come mi venne la morbosa curiosità di scoprire cosa danno da mangiare agli autori latinoamericani affinché scrivano in maniera così eccellente Nel caso in cui scienziati, astrofisici, filosofi e quant'altro si stiano ancora interrogando sull'esistenza dell'infinito, oggi vi dichiaro ufficialmente che la sottoscritta me medesima proveniente da un paesino del Nord Sardegna, residente nella bellissima città di Cagliari, ha trovato la risposta [...]

  28. This novel reminds me forcefully of Conor Cruise O'Brien's play "Murderous Angels" about men in thrall to conflicting ideals that lead them to disaster. O'Brien's play was written in the 1960s and set in the 1960s. Vargas Llosa wrote his novel at the turn of the millennium but set it in the 1890s. The ideals that O’Brien focused on (the "Murderous Angels" in people’s heads) thus seem more contemporary: freedom and peace, whereas Vargas Llosa sets religious fundamentalism against nationalism, [...]

  29. Llosa no seu melhor: o meu Nobel favorito. Um mil-folhas (pelas camadas e não pelas páginas, que são só 600) sobre a inesperada Guerra dos Canudos, que ia dando com a República Brasileira em louca no final do século XIX e que tem uma atualidade enorme na 2a década do século XXI. Estive sempre a lembrar-me do Daesh quando lia sobre os fanáticos seguidores do Conselheiro, espécie de Mulah católico, retrógrado e ultraconservador seguido por deserdados à procura de um propósito que nun [...]

  30. انا روائي مُسمّم بالواقع و متيّم بالتاريخ " يوسا"رواية تاريخية تستند إلى ثورة الفلاحين التي وقعت في البرازيل في أواخر القرن 19 عندما استولى كاهن " المرشد" على منزل مهجور في مدينة كانودوس وأنشأ مجتمع خاص فيه و سرعان ما انضم اليه فلاحون وعبيد ومشردون وهامشيون،و عصابات حيث قدر عد [...]

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