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Nick Caistor Translator. The archetypal Onetti hero, Medina is at different times of his life a phoney doctor, a painter and police chief. He lives in Lavanda, across the river from Santa Maria, a town he is not allowed to enter, and therefore wants to destroy.

The wind speaks and Santa Maria is devoured in flames. This is the first novel written by Onetti in exile in Spain. In it he is coming t The archetypal Onetti hero, Medina is at different times of his life a phoney doctor, a painter and police chief. In it he is coming to terms with exclusion from the Santa Marias of his childhood.

A bitter lament, it ends in the destruction of the object of adoration. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published August 15th by Serpent's Tail first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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Darkness in Uruguay. How often do you get to read a book set in Uruguay? This is a dark, bleak, almost nihilistic book from an author who has been compared to Graham Greene and Camus. We see plenty of what life was like among the junkies, alcoholics and prostitutes in the sordid underbelly of this Latin American city. Sure enough, in the end, the main character manages to destroy everyone he kind-of loves. Top photo: Montevideo from cdn. View 2 comments. Attento, soprattutto, a spegnere con cinismo desolante ogni speranza grazie all'uso di menzogne, strumenti per andare avanti, sopravvivere, anche se non utili per dare un senso alle cose e creare una prospettiva di vita "Ma in quella vigilia di anno nuovo avevamo voluto star da soli — o ci eravamo avvolti nelle menzogne fino a obbligarci reciprocamente — cercando di sentirci felici.

Lei aveva giurato di mollare tutto, allieve di danza, clienti della sartoria, proposte inattese, per stare sola con me prima di mezzanotte. Io non avevo molte cose cui rinunciare in cambio. O quasi di nulla. Al principio te emborrachas de su forma de escribir, de definir los personajes, el clima, la falta de moral en entornos de supervivencia, las situaciones, las ideas que plantea y las sensaciones que plasma. It's not possible, there's no way to go beyond the need to act like a human being among other human beings.

There's something more, something stronger and purer than affection, than friendship and any sort of love; I don't know what it is but it must be something like dignity and pride. No me rindo con Onetti pero si con esta novela. No logra atraparme, me falta poco pero es un suplicio llegar al final. Yo solo rogaba que terminara ya la lectura. Onetti should not be underestimated. Mar 01, Stanislav Kaschiyski rated it liked it. Jul 17, keiko rated it it was ok.

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Readers also enjoyed. About Juan Carlos Onetti. Juan Carlos Onetti. A high school drop-out, Onetti's first novel, El pozo, published in , met with his close friends' immediate acclaim, as well as from some writers and journalists of his time. Aged 30, Onetti was already working as editing secretary of the famous weekly Uruguayan newspaper Marcha.

He had lived for some years in Buenos Aires, where he published short stories and wrote cinema critiques for the local media, and met and befriended the notorious novelist and journalist, Roberto Arlt "El juguete rabioso", "Los siete locos", "Los lanzallamas". He went on to become one of Latin America's most distinguished writers, earning Uruguay's National Prize in literature in In , he and some of his colleagues were imprisoned by the military dictatorship.

Their crime: as members of the jury, they had chosen Nelson Marra's short story El guardaespaldas i. Due to a series of misunderstandings and the need to fill some space in the following day's edition , El guardaespaldas was published in Marcha, although it had been widely agreed among them that they shouldn't and wouldn't do so, knowing this would be the perfect excuse for the military to intervene Marcha, considering the subject of the story the interior monologue of a top-rank military officer who recounts his murders and atrocious behavior, much as it was happening with the functioning regime.

Onetti left his native country and his much-loved city of Montevideo after being imprisoned for 6 months in Colonia Etchepare, a mental institution. There he continued his career as a writer, being awarded the most prestigious literary prize in the Spanish-speaking world, the Premio Cervantes.

He remained in Madrid until his death in He is interred in the Cementerio de la Almudena in Madrid. Books by Juan Carlos Onetti. There are many ways to take action against racism. Read more Trivia About Let the Wind Speak. No trivia or quizzes yet. Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


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Onetti was born in Montevideo , Uruguay. He was the son of Carlos Onetti, a customs official of Irish descent, and Honoria Borges, a Brazilian who belonged to a Brazilian aristocratic family from the state of Rio Grande do Sul. He remembered his childhood as a happy time, describing his parents as a very close and loving couple with their children. The original surname of his family was O'Nety of Irish or Scottish origin.


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