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Also, you begin to wonder if maybe the narrator is telling his own story, or the story of his own fantasies, or the story of his own disgraces, through the tuburcular basketball player. At the beginning of the story, and on a few other occasions, he describes a small portion of a person the basketball player’s hands are discussed for nearly the entire first page, with the bartender explaining that he would have liked to see nothing more than those hands, without seeing the attached person, the first time the man walked into the storemaking a series of conclusions based on his observation of that portion of the individual.

The town is small, and the constant inflow of patients gives the locals a constant source of gossip. Multiple readings could lead the reader down multiple paths, each one justifiably possible.

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It’s a short book, just under 90 pages. She discusses a lot of the different critical interpretations of the text Incest? Wikipedia in English None.

Become a LibraryThing Author. The shop owner has a limited number of interactions with the man he’s observing. A man arrives in a mountain community and refuses to assimilate into life at the sanatorium. However, he’s not telling the story of people he knows and understands. As the two women visit a second time, the seasons also begin to change, with New Years coming and going summer in the Southern Hemispherefollowed by an autumn chill in the air in the book’s later pages.

Juan Carlos Onetti is another one: Some people think he’s up there getting drunk, hiding from everyone.

Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms. For more help see the Common Knowledge help page. The constant question is: I think I agree with those who see this as one of Onetti’s stronger works. CD Audiobook 0 editions. I Agree This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and if not signed in for jhan.

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Los adioses by Juan Carlos Onetti Members. They’re strangers, and he’s constructed lives out of the bits and pieces of them he sees. Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you’ll like this book.

This, naturally, ratchets the gossip up a notch. His only income and contact with the outside world is through two letters which he recieves every month. It had been hardbound by the library, but it still had the same plain yellow cover, the pages were old yet still crisp certainly not worn from useand the book felt good in my hands.


He deftly wields a great number of narrational ambiguities in such a way that in the end the reader can believe he knows everything, he knows nothing, or something in between.

He drives one of the man’s women to the hotel once, and sees both women as they stop by his store during their visits. How much has he projected onto the subject of his narration? The basketball player receives letters from two different sources, and soon he’s visited by two separate women, one after another. As I was looking for some other readers’ interpretations of this text, I came across an article by a woman named Mary-Lee Sullivan entitled “Projection as a narrative technique in Juan Carlos Onetti’s Goodbyes ” http: When the book ends, you know how the story ends, at least from the narrator’s perspective.