Battles in the Desert Other Stories has ratings and 10 reviews. Connor said: Simple, childlike writing portraying a horrible violent reality. Gruesom. Seven stories depict harsh realities of life in urban Mexico and the tragedies of childhood innocence betrayed. Fiction by José Emilio Pacheco Battles in the Desert & Other Stories, a collection of short fiction that deals mainly with themes of childhood.

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When Mariana serves a snack of Flying Saucers, the name is still ridiculous, but not ridiculous and foreign. Sep 25, Joe Milazzo rated it it was amazing. It saw the relea Nice just short of coming of age stories with a male protagonist.

Samuel rated it really liked it Jul 31, A teacher warns the Arabs and Jews not to fight the battles of their old lands: Return to Book Page. Time and again, Carlos reminds us that the Mexico City he remembers is one that no longer exists. Under Almena, Mexico pinned its economic hopes on a process of rapid industrialization. Are we to believe that Pacheco wrote a story about a Mexican boy named Arthur not Arturo?


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The Maids of Havana. Yet once the now-bilingual father starts working for the international company, the entire family changes. Its a really nice book. Ramos rated it it was amazing Aug 20, What an impossible story! Yet at the same time that certain moments seem destined to last forever, Carlos forces himself to recognize that time continues.

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The year that Carlos meets Mariana, an earthquake strikes and a comet appears. In the Embrace of the Alligator. Those ties, which had been disrupted earlier in the century by the Revolution.

Andres rated it really liked it Sep 23, He vows to keep the memory of meeting her intact for the rest of his life. Paco Ignacio Taibo II. Nabil rated it liked it May 16, They have become his own thoughts.

The Boy Who Said No. A Cuban Family Story. Gaby M rated it really liked it Jan 23, It is a look at memory—individual and collective—and the way that collective memory fuses into history and national identity.


Battles in the Desert Other Stories by José Emilio Pacheco

Eric Mendoza rated it really liked it Feb 01, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I can’t really say much about it simply desrrt it didn’t leave enough of an impression. But this is no valentine to a bygone era—echoing the opening paragraph, the last two paragraphs read:. Lists with This Book.

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Absolute historical reference is lost in the swarm of memories, the interpretation of history overpowering the fact of it. The Book of Unknown Americans. Most probably know that Mexico is defined by wars and marked by alternating periods of chaos and repression. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points!

Here, Carlos is wavering between his individual sense of time, this moment that is frozen forever just like the photograph he looks atand the historic time in which being born, falling in love, aging, and dying are the most ordinary occurrences in the world.

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