Demasiados héroes

Demasiados h roes Pasado que no ha sido amansado con palabras no es memoria es acechanza Lorenza y Mateo llegan a Buenos Aires en busca de Ram n el antiguo amante de Lorenza y padre de Mateo de quien ella se enamor

  • Title: Demasiados héroes
  • Author: Laura Restrepo
  • ISBN: 9781603966429
  • Page: 173
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pasado que no ha sido amansado con palabras no es memoria, es acechanza Lorenza y Mateo llegan a Buenos Aires en busca de Ram n, el antiguo amante de Lorenza y padre de Mateo, de quien ella se enamor durante la guerra sucia argentina, cuando los dos eran apasionados militantes que se opon an a la dictadura de Videla.Lorenza, que lleg a la edad adulta en medio del tor Pasado que no ha sido amansado con palabras no es memoria, es acechanza Lorenza y Mateo llegan a Buenos Aires en busca de Ram n, el antiguo amante de Lorenza y padre de Mateo, de quien ella se enamor durante la guerra sucia argentina, cuando los dos eran apasionados militantes que se opon an a la dictadura de Videla.Lorenza, que lleg a la edad adulta en medio del torbellino pol tico de los sesenta, reflexiona sobre sus antiguas convicciones ideol gicas y emocionales su hijo, un chico de los noventa a quien no le interesan en absoluto la pol tica ni la ideolog a, busca a su padre real, el de carne y hueso.Demasiados h roes narra la distancia entre una madre y un hijo Una pareja curiosa y vol til, cuyas batallas a veces hilarantes est n acentuadas por la absoluta falta de comprensi n mutua, y amenazan con pasar de la cercan a inevitable y el humor inesperado al caos destructor.

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    1. Laura Restrepo

      Laura Restrepo is a Colombian writer Her first fiction novel, Isle of Passion, is based on historical facts from Clipperton Island.She is an award winning author In 1997, she won the Premio Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz prize at the Guadalajara Book Fair for her novel The Angel of Galilea In 2002 she won the Premio Arzobispo San Clemente Award for her novel Leopard in the Sun In 2004 she won the VII Premio Alfaguara de Novella Prize for Delirium She also won the Grinzane Cavour Prize in Italy for best foreign fiction in 2006 In 2007 it was the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship Her novel Dulce Compa a won the Prix France Culture in France.

    730 thoughts on “Demasiados héroes”

    1. Emocionante a la par que devastador relato sobre la dictadura y sus consecuencias. Devastadora, sí, no por lo explícito o lo visceral, sino por la magnitud de todo lo que aquí no se dice, pero flota sobre los personajes como una pegajosa miasma. La sutileza, como en tiempos de guerra, es quizá una de las cualidades más sobresalientes de esta novela, un relato de pérdida, relaciones disfuncionales y desintegración familiar que mantiene muy vivas mis ganas de seguir indagando en la obra de [...]


    2. Normally when I pick up a book and hate it by page 37, I don't waste my day trying to finish it, but brand it a DNF and state why without giving a rating and then proceed to get on with my life and hopefully read a better book. However, this was a firstreads win and so I had to continue and I finally bailed over a quarter thru. I love firstreads and I am grateful to publishers for posting book contests. This particular book is just not for me.Why??? Reason one: the boy/man. I say boy/man becaus [...]


    3. A trama é interessante, mas fica arrastada da metade até o final. O desfecho da história também deixou a desejar.


    4. I am of two-minds about this book. This is probably due to the fact that there are three stories going on at once—the main story, and two main flashback-stories. The flashbacks are wonderfully crafted, as the narrator reflects on past events with the occasional dialogue interruption from the two MCs in the present. Not only that, but those story-lines are gripping, and things HAPPEN. Unfortunately, the "present" time of the story involves only reminiscing for about 98% of the time, and feels l [...]


    5. Perhaps this book lost something in translation, or perhaps it just isn't my style. This is the blurb that made me want to read the book:“From one of the most accomplished writers to emerge from Latin America, No Place for Heroes is a darkly comic novel about a mother and son who return to Buenos Aires in search of her former lover, whom she met during Argentina’s Dirty War."The son, Mateo, is referred to as an adolescent early in the book, but he often acts like a much younger child, someti [...]


    6. (Another Giveaways win for me. Thank you and Doubleday!)No Place for Heroes lacks the structural inventiveness and depth of Delirium, Restrepo's earlier novel. This work trails a mother and son: she, an erstwhile South American revolutionary; he, a son searching for his father who long ago kidnapped him, only to let him go. Mother and son fight, but not with any profundity. Rather, the boy is petulant and the mother is oddly fatigued or robotic. It is hard to imagine that she ever had any polit [...]


    7. «Siempre había sabido que tarde o temprano tendría que darse a la tarea, no quedaba más remedio, porque pasado que no ha sido amansado con palabras no es memoria, es acechanza.»A diferencia de sus anteriores historias, en que los protagonistas de alguna forma se ven envueltos en un remolino de emociones o acontecimientos que los arrastran consigo, en Demasiados héroes Laura Restrepo decide bajar la intensidad, tomarse las cosas con calma, recordar y reposar serenamente sobre un pasado terr [...]


    8. I received this book directly from the marketing department at DoubleDay books through a GoodReads contest. The description of this book said it was a dark comedy about a mother and son as they search for the missing "father" aka. the mom's lost lover. The problem I had with this novel is the description on the book cover ended up being much more interesting and piquing than the actual text inside the book. I'm not sure if some of it was lost in translation, but there weren't any funny moments. [...]


    9. Siempre sera maravillosos leer a Laura Restrepo, este tiene un carisma especial, y un sentido de afecto filial.Es autobiográfica,muy personal, yo encontré en su fondo una expiación de sus miedos, ahora expuestos por los cuestionamientos de su hijo, muchas preguntas llegan con respuestas que se convierten en un diálogos exigentes cuando ya entrado en la adolescencia y juventud se vuelve exigente con estas, con la única intención de reconocerse en el torno de ese padre ausente. También la a [...]


    10. I am of two-minds about this book. This is probably due to the fact that there are three stories going on at once—the main story, and two main flashback-stories. The flashbacks are wonderfully crafted, as the narrator reflects on past events with the occasional dialogue interruption from the two MCs in the present. Not only that, but those story-lines are gripping, and things HAPPEN. Unfortunately, the "present" time of the story involves only reminiscing for about 98% of the time, and feels l [...]


    11. Demasiados Héroes was a strange piece, on one hand you had very skilled storytelling by Laura Restrepo in the way she portrays the clandestinity of the resistance members in the times of the National Reorganization Process (military dictatorship) in Argentina. The fact that this particular resistance group doesn't take any violent measures is a wonderful device for Laura to focus on the social aspects of this time, the feelings of fear and mistrust, the unability to express disagreement, the su [...]


    12. This is a story about two Colombians, a mother and a son, who are visiting Buenos Aires. The mother is an ex-Trostkyite who lived in Buenos Aires for several years during the Dirty War, where she fell in love with and married the man who became the boy's father. After the son's birth, the fear of being hauled away proves too great and the family flees back to Colombia. There the marriage fell apart, and the couple separated. The boy grew up without the father, and so they have come back to Argen [...]


    13. how I love latin american litlet me count the ways. : )I'm only half joking. It's been a while since I've read a latin american novel. this was a great reminder for me to get back into the genre.Restrepo uses mini-stories within the novel to describe the path a mother takes to find her formerly kidnapped baby boy. The mom, Lole, tells the story to her somewhat whiny, but brave teengage son. Both are on a journey to find the bastard father who originally kidnapped the son and a man Lole once love [...]


    14. I received this book from a firstreads giveaway. I wish I could give this book a better rating, I really do. If I hadn't won this book and felt obligated to finish it I would have put it down after the first hour of reading. I think my biggest problem with the book was the character inconsistency and lack of development. As one reviewer previously noted, a prime example of this is the man/boy, Mateo. He behavior seemed erratic without any apparent explanation; swinging from terribly child-like [...]


    15. I initially had trouble with this novel and contemplated putting it away. Throughout, the dialogue has an uneasiness to it that I suppose I will attribute to translation issues, thus the first 50 pages or so are difficult to get through. However, once the story begins to progress, especially through various flashbacks, I found myself drawn into the scenes about secret meetings, spies in the revolution, and the constant fear the characters lived under. The novel really builds until the end, and t [...]


    16. In this novel, a mother and son are trying to find an estranged father. The mother and the son are the only two direct characters in this book; all others appear as described or recalled by one or the other. Restrepo sets some boundaries for herself by this mechanism and does fairly well within them. The first part of the novel is a bit claustrophobic as the two characters go back and forth largely within the confines of themselves and their hotel room. The novel broadens, though, as the mother [...]


    17. �Pasado que no ha sido amansado con palabras no es memoria, es acechanza.� Lorenza y Mateo llegan a Buenos Aires en busca de Ram�n, el antiguo amante de Lorenza y padre de Mateo, de quien ella se enamor� durante la �guerra sucia� argentina, cuando los dos eran apasionados militantes que se opon�an a la dictadura de Videla. Lorenza, que lleg� a la edad adulta en medio del torbellino pol�tico de los sesenta, reflexiona sobre sus antiguas convicciones ideol�gicas y emocionales; [...]


    18. Restrepo's novel parallels two plots: a mother and son looking for the husband and father from whom they had fled long ago; and the adult couple before they had a child as they acted as part of the resistance in the Dirty War of Argentina. The mother-son plot has some nice comic moments that juxtapose the son's media/electronic-soaked life with his mother's recollection of deprivation during her time in the resistance. However, it is the presentation of the resistance itself and the fear in whic [...]


    19. You know, I bought Delirio when it first came out, read the first 10 pages or so, and then put it aside. A friend gave me this one for my birthday, and I read it in about four days. It'sgood. Mother and son in search of father who has gone missing in Argentina. Mother and Father used to be in the "underground" in Argentina during the guerra sucia. Moved back to Colombia afterward. Father couldn't handle Mother's bourgeois life. Runs off with Son. Mother gets Son back. Returns to Colombia. Years [...]


    20. I would give somewhere between 2 and 3 stars. The topic was an interesting one, the Dirty War in Argentina during the 80s; however for me, the heart of the story was with Lorenza and Ramon when they are young revolutionaries, not when Lorenza is retelling her story to her son, Mateo, in present time. Yes, it held my interest but it jumped around too much and focused too much (for me) on this story with Mateo, her son, who I found to be an immature and pretty much annoying character. His apathy r [...]


    21. it's really only worth two stars for mei have to admit that i did get interested and read it more or less in one sitting. i did want to know what happened in the past. but, i didn't enjoy reading it. it felt artificial to me. i can't imagine their conversation as mother-son. or that mateo really speak that way. their conversation feels only as an instrument to tell the past story. as comparison, i enjoy more H's blattering about painting and writings in Jose Saramago's Manual and Sartre's Age of [...]


    22. I got an advance readers copy of this book, but put off reading it because the description on the back of the book (which, incidentally, is the same publishers description here) was so dumb. Lucky for me this story of a mother and son is much much better than the description would have you believe. Contains desaparecidos, broken relationships, convincing teenagerness, the humor of families, tender descriptions of Buenos Aires, and some really compelling writing. Just not on the back of the book. [...]


    23. Read in Spanish. Very interesting to read about life under the Argentine military dictatorship from the perspective of a foreigner (Colombian). As always, Restrepo's prose is beautiful, although the last section of the book didn't quite work for me. 3.5 stars.


    24. Nunca pense que los dialogos pudieran contar una historia con tanta claridad. Más aun cuando es obvio el desencuentro en cuanto a maneras de decir las cosas se refiere. Madre e hijo usan lenguajes supremamente distintos, y aun asi sus conversaciones logran dejar perplejo al lector y meterlo a las calles de Buenos Aires a vivir sus historias y a escuchar sus "tragedias". Otra vez Laura Restrepo buscando, buscando!


    25. Es mas un 3.5, no me decepciono, pero si me costo mucho trabajo leerlo, me encanta como escribe Laura Restrepo, como contextualiza todas sus historias con las situaciones que pasan actualmente no solo en Colombia si no en todo el mundo, como se vuelven metáforas y como todo esta relacionado. Recomiendo bastante sus libros y aunque este no logro cautivarme es una joya mas de la literatura Colombiana.


    26. Los diálogos son de alta calidad. Admiro la capacidad de poner a los personajes en el ánimo de conversar, con la naturalidad de una sobremesa, un encuentro furtivo o la vida cotidiana. Los diálogos son la maestría de Laura. Ella escribe hermosos intercambios en la ficción Difíciles de entablar en la realidad.


    27. This book talks about the difficult times Argentina had during a dictatorship. It also discusses the drama of so many people that is persecuted because of their ideology and of those many families that have to separate against their will.This was a very easy-to-read book and I enjoyed a lot doing it. I recommend it!


    28. Este libro no permite pausas, te lo tienes que leer todo seguido porque de otra manera se te va a salir el corazón, qué final tan inesperado, como todos los libros de Laura que he tenido oportunidad de leer este es fantástico. Tan grande el inolvidable Mateo.


    29. This very literate & highly respected author writes of Argentina's "Dirty War" during the 70s & 80s. The protagonists are 2 militants who work underground to fight the dictatorship. They have a child who longs to learn more about his father.


    30. Un libro de fácil lectura con una historia balndita y con poca profundidad. El libro se deja leer en muy poco tiempo y, a pesar de ser entretenido, te deja ese sin sabor de que la historia habría podido ser mejor. Después de Delirio no he encontrado mucho de Laura Restrepo que me guste.


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