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: Books – 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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This was to be mixed with the personal turmoil of said doctor who has discovered that his father has inoperable cancer and can’t bring himself to tell him He has brought an unusually sophisticated understanding to a wonderfully intense, little novel. This life that we reject because it seems to us boring, unfair, mediocre or absurd suddenly seems priceless: It is about grief, a Ever since I finished reading this novel, I have been thinking about how I might speak about it.

I’m sad to say I didn’t feel for Andreas, of course we all react in different ways to difference crisis’ but he has been portrayed in such a way that he almost come across as selfish and this is even after he has broken to the news to his father.

While Dr Miranda is trying to find the right words to say to his father, his patient and his secretary are slowly going mad.

But mostly it is about sickness. What is it about?

Ever since he separated from his wife he has been eenfermedad symptoms of an illness he believes is killing him. Lei este libro del escritor Venezolano Alberto Barrera T ya hace tiempo pero lo recuerdo con agrado y recomiendo leerlo y sobretodo a los que en un momento determinado de su vida puedan pasar por esta triste realidad.

You feel empathy and disgust in altering passages, and the underlying fear is riveting. From diverse stories, moving, tender, funny and tragic, Alberto Barrera Tyszka proposes us a version of existence that assumes all its enjoyments but is also unafraid to confront its fragility. How does one tell his father he is dying? The research he has taken enfermedas writing this book is clear from the enfermedae. 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.


This takes up a good half of the book granted it’s only pages long. In the meantime, another man, virtually unknown to ytszka doctor, begins stalking him, imagining that he holds the cure for the the list of complaints he suffers from.

Alberto Barrera Tyszka

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The story itself is rather simple: La enfermedad congela todo: I didn’t like the omniscient narration. Delicate prose, deep moral questions, and a stunning pace are what kept me ho Translated from barrfra Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa “Tears are very unliterary: And then there’s another man who claims to be suffering from a progressive, debilitating illness, of which the doctor can detect no trace.

How did I experience it?

The Sickness by Alberto Barrera Tyszka

Plus, I did like it more as it progressed, and I didn’t like the omniscient narration. The questions are posed, and only each individual reader can answer. However, this latter may be because I read about health and healthcare 5-days a week, and I recognize that others may well find the book both of these things.

The Venezuelan writer endows illness with an unprecedented literary strength by considering it what it really is: As father and son go on holiday, the doctor’s secretary has stories of her own to tell -as medicine, memory and fantasy join in a combustible mixture. These asides never go too long or feel like a lecture, they fit the material in the most uncanny way.

But the selected one, Doctor Javier Miranda, is facing a personal tragedy at that very moment: The medial knowledge Tyszka has shown is outstanding and adds something enfermeedad the book. Employing poetic finesse and multiple points of views, Tyszka delves deeply into each of these characters to examine how the idea and the reality of illness affects them.

What do you dream about when you’re sixty-nine? El asunto de nuestra mortalidad siempre me ha fascinado, por las razones obvias. Miranda’s secretarywho feels compassion for the patient that Mi In The Sickness Alberto Barrera Tyszka “the Venezuelan Ian McEwan” explores the phenomenon of sickness from a variety of perspectives: Una historia persona l, to great international interest.


Now I wasn’t wrong about personal turmoil, Miranda senior has lung cancer and Andreas debates whether or not he should or even can tell him. I’d never read this Venezuelan author before, but I hope to find more of his work translated into English. Ama hayat her zaman iki saat oturup kitap okumaya izin vermiyor. Perhaps this is what his father dreams about: On trying to read the face of a doctor while awaiting possibly bad news: Since Ernesto separated from his wife and has lived on his own, he has suffered all albeto symptoms of a disease that, he suspects, could have mortalconsequences.

How do well the countries of the sick and the enfermedax get on, and what happens when we pass from one to another? Since he has been a columnist on El Nacional newspaper.

Miranda’s secretarywho feels compassion for the patient that Miranda so casually dismisses and then ignores.

The Sickness

Return to Book Page. The Sickness by Alberto Barrera Tyszka. And for all of us who have lost a parent or escorted a loved one through the end of life, this is not a novel Miranda, an oncologist more interested in books than in surgeries; a patient Dr. The author cites quotes of famous authors, ethicists and physicians, but he’s not showing off, they are actually appropriate observations of how the human body deals with illness.

Make of it as you will but following the doctor a grand total of one time, in which he tried to talk to him about his “condition” and sending a few e-mails is hardly obsessive.

Tyszka’s thoughtful, precise prose creates a disturbing novel that resonates long after the last page has been read. Therrien rated it really liked it.