La Enfermedad: Alberto Barrera Tyszka: Books – Una novela que me hace pensar que la vida es una enfermedad necia, insidiosa , resistente; . In The Sickness Alberto Barrera Tyszka (“the Venezuelan Ian. La enfermedad. Alberto Barrera Tyszka From diverse stories, moving, tender, funny and tragic, Alberto Barrera Tyszka proposes us a version of existence that.

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In enffrmedad, this is easily going to be in my list of favorites for the year. While the subject revolves around illness, it never quite defines which ‘illness’ is being addressed: His obsession goes beyond mere hypochondria, and he is certain that there is only one doctor that can save him.

It becomes an obsession far exceeding hypochondria. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

There’s a push laberto pull to the narrative, as the poignant moments between father and son,nuanced with shared memories of grief, intertwine with the creepy certainty of the stalker. Explore baerera Home Gift Guide.

The novel is really good in most parts, but some parts just felt awkward or unnecessary, like the literary references, and most of the doctors inner thoughts about medicine, I don’t know, they just didn’t feel right. Instead of the above I was introduced to Dr.

Miranda and no impact on his what-so-ever. However, the stalking hypochondriac is a minor feature of the book and really holds no impact into what the author has made the main focus of the book.


Refresh and try again. And he wants you to know it, so the book is peppered with clumsy interjections such as: Plus, I did like it more as it progressed, and I didn’t like the omniscient albetto.

It is about grief, always real, about closure, needed and dreaded, about loneliness, inevitable. Escribe, en cierta forma, dibujando, evocando. I am not sure I appreciated its full meaning as I felt there is probably another level beyond the literal story of a doctor, his dying father, his secretary and a hypochondriac.

Alberto Barrera tiene una escritura impoluta, sobria y deliciosa. Me gusta la prosa de Barrera Tyszka, va acompasada con la historia. He has brought an unusually sophisticated understanding to a wonderfully intense, little novel. So, starting with the obvious, it is a novel about sickness, real and fatal or perceived and just as crippling.

I didn’t like the use of the present tense. It is a deeply moving work, beautifully constructed. Enfermefad April 1, Language: Apr 21, Isabelle rated it really liked it. The Sickness raises issues such as cancer treatments, euthanasia, mental and physical illnesses, the good life, and makes us reflect on our own expectations toward these subjects.

The Sickness

This book is our Enfermeedad book club pick with a theme of Venezuela. In its essence, An interesting Venezuelan novel focusing on two very different patients of one doctor. Return to Book Page. In its essence, the book is about ideas of ‘sickness’ and ‘wellness’, and both its plot and characters as well as the larger ideas it explores are interesting and worthwhile.


The Sickness by Alberto Barrera Tyszka

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. He has hardly any contact with Dr. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Margaret Jull Costa Translator. La vivencia de la enfermedad en estas dos personas que ocupan posiciones tan distintas, el medico que sabe acerca de la vida y de la muerte y no quiere o no puede hablar, y el enfermo de angustia que solo sabe que su sufrimiento no le deja vivir, es la columna vertebral que sostiene a esta hermosa novela, madura, adulta, reflexiva y refinada, que nos susurra desde su primera pagina algo que esta en nuestra naturaleza: How does one tell his father he is dying?

A book that from the first page whispers to us something that is in our own human nature: Want to Read saving….

The Sickness – Editorial Anagrama

La enfermedad congela todo: An exceptional book written in an unusual tone that combines profound and swift storytelling, appealing to both a readers emotions and intelligence. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Barrera secretarywho feels compassion for the patient that Miranda so casually dismisses and then ignores.

I also didn’t find the book that inspired or inspiring.

La novela se divide en dos: