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Gracias por el fuego. Novela. Paperback – Import, 1975

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  • Paperback: 275 pages
  • Publisher: Editorial Alfa Argentina (1975)
  • ASIN: B0000ED9A2
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Format: Paperback
Gracias por el Fuego es una obra narrativa que nos presenta una forma de retrato del Uruguay de después de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. La obra está casi en su totalidad escrita en primera persona; de forma que el protagonista, Ramón Budiño, quien es dueño de su propia agencia de viajes, va relatando todo lo que siente, ve, escucha y piensa, durante el tiempo relatado. Mario Benedetti logra, de esta manera, censurar fuertemente el ambiente socio político del Uruguay, y en particular la posición y actividades de su padre en la época. Ramón Budiño retrata con palabras las acciones, sentimientos, frustraciones, y decepciones de cada uno de los personajes que forman parte del drama y la sociedad; donde él, al final, concluye que la solución final es matar a su padre.
Su lectura es amena, como casi toda las obras de Benedetti; cargada de sentimientos de autocensura, de encuentros sexuales muy descriptivos y, del recuento de frustraciones personales. Y, sobre todo, de aquella capacidad de hacerle sentir al lector de que está inmerso en la obra.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Mario Benedetti goes for a chronicle of very difficult times for Latin America. Times when democracy was not that present in our daily lives, independently if we were argentinians uruguayans, chileans or brazilians. It was a time when some larger countries from the northern hemisphere were deliberately financing the cruel dictatorships in the south cone as part of an overall cold war strategy. Despite those facts, Benedetti raises above the day to day issues without forgetting the overall context to build up a story about authority, about class, about hierarchy full of human feelings and never falling in any melodramatic tone. A beuaiful book, a must read for anyone interested in Latin American history and literature
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Format: Paperback
Es una novela exlente, de esas que le encantan a Benedetti y le salen tan bien. Tiene elementos de critica social pero tambien de amor, de ruitna y de desesperanza. Creo que ese es el gran logro de Benedetti lograr manejar la vida rutinara de los hombres y lograr contar una historia a partir de ahi. Muy recomendable.
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By A Customer on October 18, 1998
Format: Paperback
Este es sin duda uno de los titulos mas aclamados en los ambitos subterraneos. Con su natural narrativa, Mario Benedetti, nos transporta a un escenario donde el conflicto generacional, llega a su colapso mas profundo, con lo cual el autor pone de manifiesto la situacion que se dio en la politica en los años 70, en la que fue muy comun que los dirigentes populares fueran asesinados por sus mismos camaradas al no poder controlar el complejo de Edipo. La genialidad de Benedetti trastoca al eterno antiheroe Edipo, con el eterno heroe Prometeo, y de esa amalgama surge Ramon Budiño, personaje central, que trae la inspiracion a una sociedad decadente.
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