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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Get to Know Us. Meanwhile, a seemingly disturbed hypochondriac bombards his office with email pleas and threats. Su obsesion va mas alla de la mera hipocondria, y tiene la certeza de que solo hay un medico que puede salvarlo.

Possibly something about the state of Venezuela. Pero indudablemente la pluma de Alberto Barrera Tyszca es una joya.

So, starting with the obvious, it is a novel about sickness, real and fatal or perceived and just as crippling.

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 tydzka he has broken to the news to his father.

Return to Book Page. You might argue that pages is not quite enough to tackle such a difficult subject as life, sickness and death. To ask other readers questions about The Sicknessplease sign up.


Having said that, my annoyances would remain. Oct 09, Ugh rated it liked it. I feel let bagrera, not because of how the story between father and son was played out but because my hope of a thrilling, stalker based novel was nearly non-existent.

He has a degree from the School of Literature of the University Central de Venezuela, where he is also a professor. A fine translation of an interesting book. Miranda, an oncologist more interested in books than in surgeries; a patient Dr. The questions are posed, and only each individual reader can answer. What point does it make? For yyszka, Tyszka quotes Julio Ramon Ribeyro, who provides possibly the best explanation for the euphoria that exists after an episode of physical pain: Its tysz,a immediately neutralizes all other desires apart from the desire for the pain to go away.

The Sickness

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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. Plus, I did albertoo it more as it progressed, and I didn’t like the omniscient narration. One scene confounds me: Since Ernesto separated from his wife and has lived on his own, he has suffered all the symptoms of a disease that, he suspects, could have mortalconsequences.


While the subject revolves around illness, it never quite defines which ‘illness’ is being addressed: Andreas Miranda and his fath “Why do we find it so hard to accept that life is pure chance? Miranda is faced with a tragedy: An interesting Venezuelan novel focusing on two very different patients of one doctor.

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Pero el elegido, el doctor Andres Miranda, en esos mismos momentos se enfrenta a una tragedia personal: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Books by Alberto Barrera Tyszka. The Sickness by Alberto Barrera Tyszka.

It is also a novel about obsession, that of others for us, and that of ourselves turned inwardly. Want to Read saving…. Me gusta la prosa de Barrera Tyszka, va acompasada barrrea la historia.

Jan 27, Mercedes rated it liked it.