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Want to Read saving…. Somehow it doesn’t take itself to seriously, yet it discusses the deepest truths in life through the medium of soccer fandom. El pulso del novelista de El testigo Anagrama, entronca en estas paginas con el ritmo tenso del cronista, dispuesto a atrapar la vida secreta de los goles, las razones que eternizan lo que ocurre en un instante. The Dutch were clean. Durante varias decadas, el escritor mexicano se ha ocupado del oficio de patear balones y del delirio colectivo que convoca.

Enviado especial a los mundiales de Italia 90 y Francia 98, Villoro domina el arte de escribir al borde de la cancha, pero tambien el tono reflexivo.

Incomprehensibility forms the foundational thematic thread in God Is Round. This is a great introduction to that world.

I like how he and his countrymen are described as playing at a samba-like pace. Save on Other Books Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days.

But does it have to be? Led Zeppelin by Led ZeppelinHardcover 3. Finally, I think Villoro is one of those authors that I’d love to read on most any subject and would consider offering a beer just to hear him talk.

God Is Round reproduces the uniquely exciting tension between surprise and order that keeps fans coming back to their favorite sport. Both are out of touch, based both on ego and skill, the first so much gedondo that no one else can use his name despite all this confusion and another player, Ronaldinho, is named thusly.


Dios es redondo rinde tributo al mas colorido de los divos del pie privilegiado, Diego Armando Maradona, registra las glorias y los excesos de la liga espanola, ofrece indelebles estampas juuan ultimo Mundial del siglo XX y brinda un notable ejemplo del arte de la conversacion con Jorge Valdano. People who bought this also bought.

One example of a turn of phrase that I particularly enjoyed about Maradona: We are crazy for this game. He even churned our 30 pages on Maradona. He is also a passionate fan.

Villoro cites a plethora of authors: He concludes with a scathing indictment of FIFA. Jul 18, Paco Herrera rated it really liked it. Jan 21, Elyse Hdez rated it really liked it. Villoro manages to skate around preciousness because of his passion for the game and his sense rerondo humor; at no point does he present himself as Eric Idle’s interviewer in the Jimmy Buzzard sketch: There may be underlining, highlighting, and or writing.

To ask other readers questions about Dios es Redondoplease sign up. No ratings or reviews yet. This historically based, utterly irrational, anecdote-laden football fandom is new to me. I usually only read this kind of sportswriting when it is centered on baseball.

Dios es Redondo by Juan Villoro

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Treading between myth and history, Villoro establishes the premise that footballing success requires prior tragedy, that is, something to galvanize and to add urgency to those 90 minutes. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This year I dove into the work of a renowned author, playwright and journalist, who just happens to be a soccer fanatic. Then a five page essay on how much he hates Cristiano Ronaldo.

Preview — Dios es Redondo by Juan Villoro. La divertida y muchas veces epica aproximacion literaria de Villoro puede cautivar al forofo deseoso de compartir datos reveladores al calor de una tertulia, pero tambien al curioso -y aun al enemigo del futbol- interesado en conocer las causas que fios a proferir alaridos en nombre de un equipo. Essential World Cup Reading.


Dios es redondo / God is round by Juan Antonio Villoro Ruiz (2010, Paperback)

El ensayista de Efectos personales Anagrama, sabe que los grandes goles duran toda la vida y definen los destinos de quienes villork presenciaron. See all 2 pre-owned listings. This is another punchy and simplistic sports book by an author who has little faith in his readers and doesn’t even attempt to treat sports writing like serious non-fiction.

This is a collection of elegant, passionate, essays about the world’s most popular sport: His writing helped me understand the mania that takes over the rest of the world every weekend. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Football has left is working class roots as a relief from industrialization far behind.

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Aborda su historia, personajes fundamentales, partidos traumaticos,equipos legendarios y los expone de una manera exquisita. Solo cuando se abren, las heridas entregan sus lecciones. This one, written by a Mexican author and translated from Spanish, was another good one.

Juan Villoro writes of soccer, passion, and life. Perhaps, it’s that Villoro strongest sections overpower the basic pieces and create a lukewarm aftertaste.

Dios es redondo / God is Round

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