Diary of the War of the Pig: a novel

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McGraw-Hill, 1972 - Fiction - 196 pages
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User Review  - Hadrian - Goodreads

A harrowing, chopping novella on the elderly and the young who abuse and kill them. Some dark humor, in this most depressing of stories. My knee started hurting suddenly because I was sitting on it funny - that scared me a lot more than usual because of this novel. Age and youth. Read full review

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User Review  - Maura - Goodreads

This was excellent--started it on a Sunday morning and ended up canceling all my plans for the day because I just couldn't put it down. It's a short, very dark story about genocide against the elderly ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
12
Section 3
18
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About the author (1972)

Adolfo Bioy Casares has collaborated with Jorge Luis Borges on a number of works. They compiled Anthology of Fantastic Literature (1940), a documentation of the development of Spanish American suprarealism, and Six Problems for Don Isidro Parodi (1981), a playful and inventive variation on the theme of the detective who cannot visit the scene of the crime. Bioy Casares's numerous works are characterized by intelligence and a sense of playful fantasy. The Invention of Morel (1953), concerns a scientist's illusions about immortality. Asleep in the Sun is a bizarre tale written in an epistolary form. Ultimately the recipient of the letter is left to wonder whether, in fact, the puzzle has any solution or whether, like much of Bioy Casares's and Borges's work, it is an inside joke between author and reader.

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