Caterva

Caterva Caterva meaning throng or horde tells the story of seven erudite homeless and semi incompetent radicals traveling from city to city in an attempt to foment a revolution conspiring with striking work

  • Title: Caterva
  • Author: Juan Filloy Brendan Riley
  • ISBN: 9781628970364
  • Page: 169
  • Format: Paperback
  • Caterva meaning throng or horde tells the story of seven erudite, homeless, and semi incompetent radicals traveling from city to city in an attempt to foment a revolution conspiring with striking workers, setting off bombs, and evading the local authorities But this is no political thriller Like his literary descendant Julio Cortazar who mentions this book in Caterva meaning throng or horde tells the story of seven erudite, homeless, and semi incompetent radicals traveling from city to city in an attempt to foment a revolution conspiring with striking workers, setting off bombs, and evading the local authorities But this is no political thriller Like his literary descendant Julio Cortazar who mentions this book in Hopscotch Filloy is far concerned with his characters occasionally farcical inner lives than with their radical machinations With its encyclopedic feel, and its satirical look at both solidarity and nonconformity, Caterva is considered to be among Filloy s greatest achievements.

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    About “Juan Filloy Brendan Riley”

    1. Juan Filloy Brendan Riley

      Juan Filloy 1 August 1894 July 15, 2000 was an Argentinian writer At various times, he was also a swimmer and a boxing referee He spoke seven languages Most of his life was spent in Rio Cuarto, south of C rdoba, where he served as a judge.He received many honors and awards during his lifetime, including a nomination for the Nobel Prize He wrote 55 novels, all of which were given titles with seven letters Caterva , Estafen , Aquende , La Purga , Metopas , Periplo , Sexamor , Tal Cual and Zod aco are among the best known He also composed over 6,000 palindromes and coined words which have passed into general usage.He was friends with and influenced Julio Cort zar and Jorge Luis Borges He was also an acquaintance of Sigmund Freud He died of natural causes while sleeping, shortly before his 106th birthday He often said that he wanted to live in three centuries His burial place is in the Cementerio San Jer nimo in C rdoba, Argentina.

    743 thoughts on “Caterva”

    1. The second novel of Filloy’s in English translation following the spectacular Op Oloop in 2009, this is a verbose, relentless epic-of-sorts featuring a ‘caterva’ (i.e. ragbag gang) of misfits prone to deep intellectual ruminations and phonations on their purposeless wanderings. The novel is essentially a vehicle for Filloy’s sublime skill with the language (the translation from Brendan Riley reflects this with marvellous turns of phrase around every corner) and impressive range of erudit [...]


    2. I have to admit I gave up with about 100 pages to go. Just couldn't take any more of itry tough going, little or no plot etc.


    3. filloy, the monster writer you may have never heard of, but he's the type who makes up his own words, the type you need a dictionary close by when you read his novels, the type who can easily (seeming) name check homer, the encylopediaists, and marx in the same thought, and make you like it! hah, well, made me like itory set in argentina about 7 vagabonds one step ahead of the so-called-law, fomenting an awakening of the 99% through erudition and a few bombs. mayhem ensues. know what finally bre [...]


    4. De Argentijnse schrijver Juan Filloy is erg onbekend, maar werd zeer bejubeld door niemand minder dan Sigmund Freud en Julio Cortazar, een van mijn helden. De Nederlandse vertalingen van "Op Oloop" en "De bende" kregen jaren geleden ook opmerkelijk positieve recensies, en leidden zelfs tot een bescheiden wereldwijde herontdekking. Onlangs las ik Roberto Arlt, ook zo'n vergeten Argentijnse klassieker, en toen ik die uit had dacht ik: hup, door met Filloy. En ik koos voor "De bende", uit 1937. Nou [...]


    5. Caterva, Filloy (Riley)a beautiful masterpiece of Modernism but one that seems to straddle back to Dickens, or Fielding,or even Quixotelled with life and beautiful language, less Ulysses I think than its own thing, less clinical, one of the warmer, funnier, full of life books, teeming with everything that I-want-in-a-book book, literature as games, language, as both artifice and authenticitya joy to read, to be carried along with, as if Dumas was an eccentric genius Modernist, beautiful translat [...]


    6. Agradezco haberme encontrado con este autor. No había leido una novela tan bien escrita desde hacía muchos años traté de alargar el final del libro lo mas que pude. Extrañaré a los siete protagonistas, en especial a Katanga. Por suerte, Juan Filloy es un escritor prolífico y seguiré degustando su obra. Caterva: Compromiso de relectura obligatoria.


    7. Juan Filly's story of an unlikely bunch of comrades railing against the authorities and corruption is a fantastic read for the literary mind. If you are looking for a cracking story line, this is not for you. The story meanders around the central characters and their mateship. Very verbose at times but beautifully written. So much so that I have copied this beautiful piece from the book that really tickled my fancy. "Flush with the Dominican beautitude of inquisitors before a pyre of immolated h [...]



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