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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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.

This is enferrmedad not happen! Folding down corners is my method for marking significant to me passages, but it clearly wasn’t working with this fiction novel because I was marking every page.

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Miranda and no impact on his what-so-ever. Is Tyszka trying to say that people are subject to humiliation, barrrra oppression or illness, no matter how virtuous they are? What is it about? Possibly something about the state of Venezuela. The Sickness raises issues such as cancer treatments, euthanasia, mental and physical illnesses, the good life, and makes us reflect on tyzzka own expectations toward these subjects.

Ernesto Duran, a patient of Dr. Margaret Jull Costa Translator. Refresh and try again. Dr Miranda is a believer in telling enfermedwd truth, whole truth and nothing but the truth. 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 Since he has been a columnist on El Nacional newspaper. Delicate prose, deep moral questions, and a stunning pace are what kept me hooked into reading this in one sitting.


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Alberto Barrera Tyszka

Escribe, en cierta forma, dibujando, evocando. 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. The man has already been given a clean bill of health but persists in his belief that he is ill; and Karina Sanchez Dr. Having said that, my annoyances would remain.

It becomes an obsession far exceeding hypochondria. 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. He has hardly any contact with Dr. Apr 21, Isabelle rated it really liked it. Plus, I did al it more as it progressed, and I did find it quite a compulsive read, and middlingly poignant. Since Ernesto separated from his wife and has lived on his own, he has suffered all the enfermedaad of a disease that, he suspects, could have mortalconsequences.

Return to Book Page. Es un libro terminal, una lectura que deja un sabor amargo de fragilidad en la boca. 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. Oct 09, Ugh rated it liked it. The questions are posed, and only each individual reader can answer. La novela se divide en dos: 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.

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El asunto de nuestra mortalidad siempre me ha fascinado, por las razones obvias.

The Sickness

Si continua navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso. An interesting Venezuelan novel focusing on two very different patients of one doctor.

Barrera Tyszka tiene una forma de escribir absolutamente particular.

The other half is filled with both Javier and Andreas coming to terms with the cancer and inevitably death. I didn’t like the use of the present tense. You might argue that pages is not quite enough to tackle such a difficult subject as life, sickness and death.

Theodore Dalrymple of the British Medical Journal said while reviewing the book “I assumed this book was written by a doctor” and I believe this statement to be true. In its essence, An interesting Venezuelan novel focusing on two very different patients of one doctor. Lists with This Book.

I did find the ending a bit confusing The medial knowledge Tyszka has shown is outstanding and adds something to the book. I didn’t like the omniscient narration.

In full, this is easily going to be in my list of favorites for the year. But mostly it is about sickness.