La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y de sus fortunas y adversidades

➹ [Read] ➵ La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y de sus fortunas y adversidades By Anonymous ➼ – Lázaro es un muchacho desarrapado a uien la miseria obliga a emplearse como sirviente Las inocentes y a veces justificadas burlas con las ue Lázaro se defiende de sus amos son castigadas con una cru Lázaro es un muchacho desarrapado a uien de Lazarillo PDF/EPUB ¿ la miseria obliga a emplearse como sirviente Las inocentes y a veces justificadas burlas con las ue Lázaro se defiende de sus amos son castigadas con una crueldad brutal Así garrotazo a garrotazo la simpleza y credulidad del Lázaro de las primeras páginas ceden paso La vida Kindle - a la sagacidad y a la astucia propias del más clásico y típico de los pícaros.La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y de sus fortunas y adversidades


La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y de sus fortunas y
  • Hardcover
  • 96 pages
  • La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y de sus fortunas y adversidades
  • Anonymous
  • Spanish
  • 06 February 2015
  • 9788489163416

10 thoughts on “La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y de sus fortunas y adversidades

  1. says:

    This first picaresue novel of a novella really is an excellent introduction to the genre and a good book on its own merits It is also funny I laughed out loud than a few times and I don't do that for anybody but Wodehouse the atmosphere is realistic and gritty filled with memorable character portraits the down at heels gentleman who would rather starve than reveal his shameful poverty is a particularly notable and characteristically Spanish example and the overall tone of the novel is delightfully ironic Lazarillo begins life as a desperately poor urchin who survives through his intelligent estimation and manipulation of others but by the end of the book when he has attained a modicum of comfort and stability he allows even this small bit of status to fill him with illusions convincing him that his dubious office of town crier is actually respectable and leading him to believe that his wife is faithful even though she is obviously the mistress of the the local priest In spite of this though we don't despise him because through all he is resourceful and compassionate and filled with great good humor

  2. says:

    Rubens' painting of Democritus and Heraclitus was before my inner eye and Juvenal's following words rang in my head while reading this hilarious picaresue road trip through 16th century Spain The first of prayers best known at all the temples is mostly for riches Seeing this then do you not commend the one sage Democritus for laughing and the master of the other school Heraclitus for his tears? What can a philosopher do but laugh and cry at the state of the world shown in this panorama of greed hunger violence laziness lust and dishonesty? What can one do but shake one's head at the prejudice and false sense of honour that guides the men and women in this tale of changing masters where the hero is going from bad to worse while rejecting anything looking like a decent life if it includes effort work stability and honesty?On the road Lazaro learns the hard way how to cheat to get himself a meal when he is faint with hunger He sees the moral decline of the clergy he encounters and passes his days looking for short term solutions to better his own life conditions yet is not willing to face real responsibility He sees through the fake attitudes of the honour bound aristocracy and of the fraudulent priests enriching themselves by selling false indulgences as if there were any real ones adds the laughing philosopher but he is not interested in real change only looking for a niche in the system where he can fit in and live his life in intellectual laziness and relative material comfort In the end he finds an adeuate solution marrying the mistress of a priest and living off his generosity silently accepting the nightly absences of his wifeI read this against the foil of the 16th century crisis in the Catholic Church facing corruption and schism on a level unheard of before And the picaresue novel clearly outlines the matters that make the weeping philosopher sigh while applying the method of the laughing philosopher to turn it into a sarcastic sense of humourHowevercoming to the end of the novella I lean back and think that not much has changed since then despite our perceived development and liberal society Corruption prejudice ineuality fake facades honour codes uick fixes without serious positive impact all of that is scarily present still And while I am laughing at Lazaro's strange road trip I am weeping for our young idle generation for those who don't find a proper place for themselves and flee into a world of irresponsible instant gratification without plans for a sustainable and fair future whose carelessness and laziness is a product of hopelessness and disillusionment with an appallingly corrupt political social and religious elite We are not beyond the picaresue yet I think weeping a bit

  3. says:

    This one came recommended by Ol’ Soiled Slacks—a neighbor of sorts just a short drive from here a pleasant afternoon’swait no one voluntarily goes to Indiana anywhere in Indiana There are scads of Republicans there fundamentalists aplenty and a surprising number of nudist camps The place is scary and the contents of the water there is suspect at best In any caseSo here I was casually making my way through some pretty incredible Latin American authors occasionally dipping into the waters of Spanish literature meandering through Marías applauding Alfau laying in a variety of Vila Matas Doing my part But started badgering me about this novel OSS attested to its awesomeness Even Harold Freakin’ Bloom included it in The Western Canon The ever conspiratorial Wikipedia implicated this one as foundational in the picaresue novel genre Harmon Holman’s A Handbook to Literature said “It was not until the sixteenth century that this rogue literature the picaresue novel crystallized into a definite type A novel called La Vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y de sus fortunas y adversidades probably dating from 1554 was one of the most read books of the century” What? 1554? Who am I to argue with Bloom Harmon Holman OSS history? Okay I bit One used copy to go please and make it snappy Lazaro the novel’s picaro makes his way through childhood to adulthood serving one wretched master after another He tells his story matter of factly but with a sense of humor that neither detracts nor overwhelms It’s The Painted Bird meets Will Rogers What’s most remarkable about the novel is the contemporary feel given it presumably by WS Merwyn Job well done It reads like historical fiction rather than fiction with a history of almost 500 years Given that it’s down right incredible If Merwyn’s done a translation of Don uixote I want it and I want it NOW Four stars for the novel a fifth for the translation I’m not saying rush out and buy it I will say if you have a chance to get this one used or from a library especially in this translation you could do much worse with your money and time Thanks for the recommendation to DK OSS himself

  4. says:

    Where reading is concerned I'm LOTI than LOL That's right I'm admittedly frugal with my outwardly expressed laughter—unlike the normative social behavior these days wherein giggling becomes a nervous tic to punctuate every banal and unfunny comment Maybe we want life to be funny so we laugh at it whether it is or not We inflict an impoverished semblance of humor upon the world And if we don't happen to mirror the laughter of our neighbors when they read one of those dumb jokey chain emails or recount a gag they found positively uproarious in Wild Hogs then we're convicted of sourpussery rather than credited with possessing a refined or discriminating sense of humor TomAYto tomAHto I guess What I'm claiming somewhat facetiously is that mindless and incessant giggling is the preoccupation most commonly of morons and manchildren who devalue the currency of laughter with their spendthrift ways When everything is funny then nothing is Or maybe accurately when everything is funny you're probably a total nutjob and should be stashed away in a cozy booby hatch somewhere But you know what? The Life of Lazarillo de Tormes by the clever and mischievous Spanish author Anonymous is actually really funny So sayeth I Not funny in an unfunny Geico commercial Modern Family or Jimmy Fallon kind of way but funny in an honest to goshness 'Oh my fucking god did I just chortle?' kind of way I literally laughed aloud several times—not that I would ever use that pernicious LOL as a matter of course because of how every dingbat on the planet is LOLing at everything nowadays cirrhosis of the liver LOL thermonuclear war lmao talking baby videos rotflmao This slim book only 118 pages in the NYRB edition was written in 1553 Did you digest that? 1553 Before William Shakespeare was even born Now that's fuckin' old school It's the story of a put upon boy mothered by a whore who is sent off into the world to find a master to work for and earn his keep from The first master is an extremely mean spirited blind man But don't worry—Lazaro finds ways eually cruel and ingenious of getting back at the old bastard And since everyone around Goodreads knows that I apparently hate blind people's guts this was a particularly amusing segment for me At the end we're not uite sure whether Lazaro's trickery might not have actually inflicted a mortal injury on the sighltess creep In the modern era Lazaro could just refrain from alt tagging his pictures I hear it really honks those blindies off Anyway Lazaro goes through a series of different masters almost all of them either cruel or stupid or both The funniest segment involves a miserly priest who only feeds Lazaro onions keeping the bread and the good food locked away in chest for himself This portrait of religious hypocrisy will give you an idea why this novella had to be published by 'Anonymous' And by the way in case you were wondering LOTI is laughing on the inside

  5. says:

    Uhh not what I expected That this book was found in the Spanish ueen's bureau as well as in any peasants' dingy uarters means little Perhaps I am angry that the Spanish was verrrry difficult to read? It was old school Spanish although I try to get back into the groove it seemed archaic and mundane I noticed a profusion of hunger a constant mention of food I felt the same way hungry for at least something akin to the royal feast that is the uixoteHey guess what I think I may have read an ABRIDGED version Many books in Sp are like this Hm

  6. says:

    When I rate my books I take into account several factors and unsurprisingly one of these is my enjoyment Lazarillo de Tormes is easy and uick to read and while not being the most original story out there the synopsis being Lazaro finds some funny ways to steal food from his masters The end it certainly has a great literary importance In spite of this importance however I don't think this is a book that can be read for pleasure today; it had a meaning in the time it was written but the casual readers won't find in it anything worth of their attention Italo Calvino once said that a classic is among other things a book that “has never exhausted all it has to say” and “a work which persists as a background noise even when a present that is totally incompatible with it holds sway” I happen to agree very much with these definitions and I also happen to think Lazarillo doesn't abide by them and this is one of the reasons that influenced my rating ué lástima

  7. says:

    Truly remarkable that this work was first published in 1554 Remarkable also that it became an immediate international success What that should tell us is that human foibles have not changed since well we started recording human foibles A small boy a prostitute's bastard son makes the best of a brutal existence mooring to one master after another doing what it takes to survive He faces greed and naïveté pretentiousness and self loathing cruelty and always hunger He learns well enough; he will not starve He the boy is not trying to be funny he just sees the hyprocrisy but the author is very funny indeed He's anonymous too and for good reason heresy being a serious offense and broadly and flexibly defined back in the dayIt's funny now because things haven't changed much at the core Especially when Anonymous says this How many there must be in the world who run away from others because they do not see themselvesThis is a very uick read something you could polish off in a morning at work if you would ever do such a thing The NYRB Classics are such a treasure trove And oh if there are awards for translations give them all to WS Merwin

  8. says:

    I loved this book Written in the 1550s in Spain before Don uixote it is a classic picaresue novel and satire It is anonymous and there is no doubt much scholarly debate about who wrote it It is about a boy Lazaro who is abandoned and has to find work with a series of masters He is abused and ill treated and learns to adapt beg and steal to survive It is a very clever satire on those in authority especially the church The book reminded me of Erasmus and his attack on simony and indulgences in Praise of Folly Only it is a lot funnier bawdy and much entertainingInitially I felt the later part of the book was weaker but on reflection I thin this is maybe meant to reflect Lazaro growing up and becoming what he satirised Having learnt to live by his wits to steal and cheat when he has to and to trust no one he decides his best career is in government As he says nobody really thrives except those who have positions of that nature He learns to be a rogue and so goes into his natural home politics No lessons to be learned there thenThis is a classic and deserves to be better known than it is

  9. says:

    If Horace Walpole’s 1764 novel The Castle of Otranto started the gothic genre in 1554 Lazarillo de Tormes’ started the picaresue genre This is the genre where the likes of Don uixote by Cervantes Tom Jones by Henry Fielding and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain belong Oh I have not read any of them yet shame on me but aha I have already read The Adventures of Augie March by Saul BellowIn picaresue novels there is a picaro or a rascal exposing the injustices in his society via the use of satire or humor In this novel Lazarillo probably from biblical character Lazarus is the picaro At the age of 8 he was given away by his mother to a blind man his first master after his father died Then this was followed by seven other masters a priest a suire a friar a pardoner a chaplain a bailiff and finally an archbishop Notice a good number of his masters were men of cloth and this was published at the time of Spanish inuisition 1480 1834 so when this novel came out the name of the author was withheld and was never released even up to nowThe setting of the novel was in the city of Salamanca a beautiful city in Western Spain It is now famous for its good schools attracting lots of local and foreign students Lazarillo’s surname ie De Tormes came from the river Tormes that runs the city Even up to now there is a statue of Lazarillo and the blind man next to the Roman Bridge of the city Because of Lazarillo’s first adventure the Spanish word lazarillo has taken the meaning of “guide” as to a blind person Source Wiki I was surprised that it was an easy read I thought that the novel that’s this old would be archaic and hard to understand My Penguin Classic edition was reprinted in 1969 My favorite part is when Lazarillo runs scared back to the house of the poor suire with no food inside the house He rushes back inside and closes the door He says to the suire that a dead man will be brought to the house because the grieving widow has said that her dead spouse will be going to the place with no food and drinks I loved this part and I could not stop myself laughing last night But mostly the poor boy Lazarillo goes hungry in his first 5 masters and experiences nothing but hardships until he becomes independent working as a town crier

  10. says:

    One can imagine the anonymous author of Lazarillo de Tormes sitting down to write in a mood similar to that of Erasmus when he penned In Praise of Folly or of Voltaire when he composed Candide full of the wry amusement of one engaged in a learned witty and irreverent literary exercise And yet this book like those other two uickly became something far than an elegant diversion For with Lazarillo the author spawned an entire literary genre the picaresue creating a character and a story that have retained their charms long after the targets of the author’s satire have passed out of this world The most conspicuous target of the author’s derision is the church—which is likely why the author wished to remain unknown Pardoners priests friars and chaplains are exposed as hypocritical sinners—as gluttons profligates and fornicators with a pious word for everybody But the writer also takes aim at the inflated sense of honor that infected society in his day which most famously compels a starving knight to go about town pretending to be well off preferring to suffer and even to die rather than have his poverty revealed We see all this through the eyes of Lázaro a man of humble origins whose highest ambition is to have a full belly This proves extremely difficult however as he goes from one master to another each of them proving unable or unwilling to satisfactorily feed the ravenous rogue Like all picaresue heroes Lázaro is at bottom simple and good with a robust and hearty humor but who is nevertheless forced into cunning and trickery by hard circumstances This formula—so successful in the age of television—was used to its full potential in its first historical appearance Even through the difficult lens of old Castilian Lázaro's schemes to steal some crumbs of bread or some swigs of wine are still wonderfully funny But the novella is than a slapstick comedy The necessities of his belly and the earthiness of his mind allow Lázaro to penetrate all the hypocrisies of those around him—since after all hypocritical words cannot be eaten Lázaro thus proves the ideal vessel for exposing the gulf between being and seeming The reality he faces is bleak full of sin suffering and poverty And yet his society is in a state of constant denial covering up this bleak reality with noble phrases and unheeded pieties That this is or less always the case in human life is why this book remains one of the jewels of Spanish literature

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