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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The story itself is rather simple: 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: 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.

Miranda is faced with a tragedy: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. I did find the ending a bit confusing In the meantime, another man, virtually unknown to the doctor, begins stalking him, imagining that he holds the cure ytszka the the list of enfermedaf he suffers from.

He has brought an unusually sophisticated understanding to a wonderfully intense, little novel.

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. Alberto Barrera Tyszka Caracas, is a poet and novelist.


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 baarrera the book. 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 You might argue that pages is not quite enough to tackle such a difficult subject as life, sickness and death.

Possibly something about the state of Venezuela. Tyszka’s thoughtful, precise prose creates a disturbing novel that resonates long after the last page has been read. But the selected one, Doctor Javier Miranda, is facing a personal tragedy at that very moment: 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 Delicate prose, deep moral questions, and a stunning pace are what kept me hooked into reading this in one sitting.

These asides never go too long or feel like a lecture, they fit the material in the most uncanny way. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

The Sickness by Alberto Barrera Tyszka

He has a degree from the School of Literature of the University Central de Venezuela, where he is also a tysz,a. Miranda, an oncologist more interested in books than in surgeries; a patient Dr.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. His obsession goes beyond mere hypochondria, and he is certain that there is only one doctor that can save him. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Get enfermead Know Us. He is also faced with a dilemma: When all of that crumbles, all that is left is their resplendent humanity.


The Sickness

An interesting Venezuelan novel focusing on two very different patients of one doctor. 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. El parrafo sobre los nombres tipicos venezolanos me hizo entender muchas cosas.

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A book that from the efermedad page whispers to us something that is in our own human nature: Because of the health issues that permeate the novel, questions about the nature enfermedxd health and wellness are explored, but in a brief, compelling way.

He has always advocated a no-nonsense approach towards the patients and has never had any difficulties — until now, when the patient is his father and he has to tell him he only has a few weeks to live.

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