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Martin Santomé, viudo con tres hijos en vísperas de su jubilación, comienza a registrar en un diario íntimo su vida gris y sin relieve. La vida cotidiana de la rutina oficinesca y la de un hogar desunido y crispado se verán alteradas cierto día, cuando irrumpe en su opaca existencia la joven Laura Avellaneda, nueva empleadaa sus órdenes. Y ese cincuentón, hombre mediano pero no mediocre, consciente de sus límites y su desgana, decide abrir, casí sin proponérselo, un paréntesis luminoso.Please note: This title is in Spanish.
©2002 Mario Benedetti; (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC
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By Gail on 02-11-13

intriguing, heartbreaking gem

I listen to Spanish audiobooks occasionally to keep up my comprehension, and I find that Audible disappoints in its offering of audiobooks in Spanish. I was pleasantly surprised by how engaging this listen was. This tale of a widower in Uruguay, set in the 1950s, is revealed through a series of journal entries. It offers a glimpse of life in a very different place and time than our own, but I found myself able to relate to the character and his struggles.

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By D. S. Calvo on 08-01-12

Una joya de la literatura hispanoamericana

Mario Benedetti con descarnado realismo nos sumerge en esta historia de amor y desamor a los cincuenta a??os. Uno se siente arrastrado por la simpat??a que genera el protagonista pero a la vez el autor le hace entender el ambiente hostil que le rodea. Una lectura obligada para cualquier amante de la buena lectura.

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By Péter on 07-26-17

My first but not last Benedetti

In Latin-American literary territories there's a thick cult around this book. That's why I decided to download it eventually. I would sincerely like to say La tregua is so fresh and modern as when it was written, but I couldn't. Nowadays it's charmingly old-fashioned and even a bit dusty. Diary entries of a 50-year-old man from Montevideo about old age, love, loss, God with a superbe couleur locale, very exotic for me. It certainly worths a listen, it's well paced, clever and profound, but I don't find it particularly significant in my life.
The style of the writing is the highest quality and the narrator is astonishingly good.

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