The Witness (Google eBook)

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Profile Books, Jan 1, 2009 - Fiction - 167 pages
6 Reviews

“The evocative imagery and ideas revealed in The Witness are not easily forgotten.”—Washington Times

“Haunting and beautifully written.”—Independent on Sunday

In sixteenth-century Spain, a cabin boy sets sail on a ship bound for the New World. An inland expedition ends in disaster when the group is attacked by Indians.

The Witness explores the relationship between existence and description, foreignness and cultural identity.

Juan José Saer was born in Argentina in 1937 and is considered one of Argentina's leading writers of the post-Borges generation. He died in 2005.

  

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User Review  - Andrea - Goodreads

A philosophical tale with some very good ideas, a surprising lack of focus and the least credible savage tribe in the history of world literature. Read full review

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User Review  - Manda - Goodreads

I enjoyed - but how did this get to be selected for the 1001 list? Good yes, but THAT good? Read full review

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Born in Santa Fé, Argentina in 1937, Juan José Saer was the leading Argentinian writer of the post-Borges generation. In 1968, he moved to Paris and taught literature at the university in Rennes, Brittany. In 1988, Juan José Saer was awarded Spain's prestigious Nadal Prize. His work is translated into all major languages. He died in 2005.

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