Todos se van

Todos se van Written in the form of a diary that tells Nieve Guerra s story from age eight to twenty this novel tells the life of a young girl with an alcoholic father that blames her for his wife running away wi

  • Title: Todos se van
  • Author: Wendy Guerra
  • ISBN: 9788402420183
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Paperback
  • Written in the form of a diary that tells Nieve Guerra s story from age eight to twenty, this novel tells the life of a young girl with an alcoholic father that blames her for his wife running away with another man and, even worse, a foreigner This unique experience, written with strength and authenticity, reflects the Cuban reality without ideological castigation EscritWritten in the form of a diary that tells Nieve Guerra s story from age eight to twenty, this novel tells the life of a young girl with an alcoholic father that blames her for his wife running away with another man and, even worse, a foreigner This unique experience, written with strength and authenticity, reflects the Cuban reality without ideological castigation Escrita en forma de diario personal que abarca de los ocho a los veinte a os de Nieve Guerra, esta novela cuenta la vida problem tica y turbulenta de una adolescente cuyo padre alcoh lico la culpa de haber arruinado su matrimonio con una mujer que lo dej por un extranjero Relata una experiencia individual, escrita con fuerza y autenticidad, reflejando la realidad cubana sin condenas ideol gicas.

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    About “Wendy Guerra

    • Wendy Guerra

      Wendy Guerra born December 1970 is a Cuban poet and novelist Guerra contributes to different magazines, such as Encuentro, La gaceta de Cuba, and Nexos, as well as visual arts magazines.



    887 thoughts on “Todos se van

    • Yo tampoco sé en qué momento decidí dejar de ser niña y me convertí en esta mujer que viste (también) de negro y ropa de encaje, que paradójicamente no encaja en ningún lugar. De jugar en el jardín escondiéndome tras las faldas de alguien, para después permitir que un hombre hurgara en las mías, en mi cuerpo, en mis fuerzas. Llega a mí por una casualidad casi impuesta pero casualidad al fin. Sutil, ágil, una oración tras otra perfecta, la búsqueda del ser y sentirse una mujer aje [...]


    • "Aclaro que poco a poco he desarrollado una aversión a los autores cubanos. Desde que leí al famoso Cirilo Villaveces, con su Cecilia Valdes, sentí que en Cuba lo que se gesta es un orgullo y una petulancia que se exudan en cada escrito y en cada novela: se creen (y tal vez lo sean) artistas de profundidad, escritores de lo sublime, intelectuales de alto vuelo.El hecho es que los libros de autores cubanos invitan a leerlos de rodillas, como el evangelio. Y esa pedancia es un rasgo que, person [...]


    • И последната точка от книгата на Уенди Гера се раздели с погледа ми. Влязох в романа-дневник и излязох от него, както всички останали, за които авторката пишеше. Обичам когато книгите ми действат толкова силно, а тази с цялата си искреност прииждаше в мен като топъл морски пр [...]


    • There is a general rule of thumb that if you make it (100-your age) pages into a book, and you aren't captivated, you should give up, given that life and the number of books you'll be able to read in yours is finite, and you shouldn't waste your time on books that aren't grabbing you. This one isn't. It looked good; I enjoy reading memoirs and autobiographical fiction by women from backgrounds different from my own, I've barely read anything by Cuban authors, but this was dull. It didn't give an [...]


    • Wendy Guerra is the first Cuban author I've ever read so far, and I thoroughly enjoyed it - not only does she scatter Cuban artists (music, poetry) in her diary, but she also gives passage to wild, authentic thoughts as a child always on the move, with a broken family. It's captivating to see her transformation through adolescence, and how she tries to understand herself through her writing, but also Che Guevara's influences in Cuba. I felt the end was too rushed, and abrupt, maybe, but neverthe [...]


    • "En mi escaparate está el residuo de todo el que se fue y quiso dejarnos algo"Diario de infancia ☆☆☆☆1/2Diario de adolescencia ☆☆☆1/2



    • Un diario que es una isla dentro de una isla, también con su censura. Su distanciamiento de la realidad hace que las cosas que se relatan parecen ocurrir siempre de lejos, no están conectadas a nada y por tanto son detalles sin importancia. Ni siquiera la que escribe parece existir realmente. Hacia el final los muros se van rompiendo y distintas entidades se derraman sobre colindantes y el diario mismo se mezcla con una voz del exterior.Encontré este libro en la biblioteca (no hay muchos libr [...]


    • Interesting read about the current situation of an island whose population has been oppressed for almost six decades. The first part, which is expressed from the point of view of a young girl, is simple and depicts her world through the eyes and innocence of a child. The second part, as written from the view point of a young woman, denotes her coming of age and the bitter fact of living among those who've stayed behind on an island surrounded by squalor, disillusionment and hopelessness where th [...]


    • Un 3/5 para el diario de infancia y un 4/5 para el diario de su juventud. En general el libro se relata en un tono de frustración y desasosiego, como no se puede esperar mas de la infortunada vida que ha llevado Nieve encerrada en Cuba. Una historia contada sin secretos, sin adornos, sin omisiones, cada detalle es narrado y transmitido mediante los diarios de Nieve lo que a mi parecer, resulta en un factor determinante para poder llevar lo vivido en carne propia por Nieve, a la imaginación del [...]


    • Simplemente excepcional. La narrativa ingenua e inocente de Guerra es una maravilla. La forma de envolverte en las emociones de la protagonista y el proceso de madurez de la misma simplemente es adictivo.



    • Her er min omtale av Alle drar sin vei. Linken fører til min bokblogg. mineboker.wordpress/2017/


    • A perplexing and fascinating insightinto life in Cuba for a young girl growing up among the artists. The poverty and privations are not overlooked or downplayed, but they are simply facts of how she lived.Falling in love provides a brief respite, since he is a successful artist, but when opportunity opens, he, too, is gone.Finally snow falls in Havana and Nieve finally feels at home.


    • Una visión triste de la vida en Cuba entre 1976, cuando la niña de 6 añitos Nieve Guerra empieza su diario, y 1990, cuando todos sus amigos o conocidos que sueñan con una oportunidad en la vida se van — a Miami, o México, o Europa. El diario de Nieve ofrece vistazos de algunas figuras históricas — Wifredo Lam ("un pintor que es famoso en el mundo entero, un viejito medio chino"), Carlos Varela, Silvio Rodríguez, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Carilda Oliver Labra, Frank Emilio, Fidel Castro,— p [...]


    • ”Toţi pleacă”, primul roman al scriitoarei cubaneze Wendy Guerra, este o ficţiune despre înstrăinare şi însingurare, aşa cum sînt percepute de o fetiţă şi, mai târziu, de adolescenta în care se transformă, în Cuba natală.Cartea e scrisă sub forma unui jurnal, refugiu permanent pentru Nieve, un copil însingurat care în scris găseşte o formă de adăpost pe care propria familie nu i-o poate oferi. O dată, pentru că familia ei e destrămată, după episoade violente repe [...]


    • I read this book after hearing Alan Cheuse's review on NPR's All Things Considered. He is more insightful than I. Read his review.This novel is part autobiography and part fiction. I leave it up to you to figure how much is real. In diary form, it paints a picture of a small part of Cuba in the seventies and eighties seen through the eyes of girl from age 8 to young adulthood. Guerre hints at the reality of an aging Revolution rather than describes it. The reader has to read between the lines to [...]


    • Ta kniha byla zvláštní; až příliš jsem nechtěl číst o tom, jaké to je, když se člověk narodí a nemá úplně štěstí. Tak moc je to rozhodující! To, co nemůžeme ovlivnit… narodit se tady nebo na druhé straně polokoule, žít si svůj perspektivní flexibilní život, anebo bojovat o možnost spatřit další úsvit…-----S Antoniem jsem se naučila, že žena a země se mají osidlovat. Obě mají rády, když se jich někdo dotýká a když pro ně někdo žije, i kdyb [...]


    • Прочетох много бързо на една слънчева пейка в парка и останах разочарована. Достатъчно е, че целият жанр "детски дневник" винаги ще се свързва с Ане Франк, ами "Всички си тръгват" дори започва с цитат от него. За съжаление нещата са несравними - ако чарът на детските дневници ( [...]


    • I am nearly done with this book. Loving it. It feels authentic and the voice is there, speaking as I am reading. I've just ordered a couple of DVDs and books about CUBA; I need to learn more.But back to Everyone Leaves. It's a heartbreaking story about a young girl who is torn away from her mother. My sense is the father still loves the mother, but because of political differences their paths have separated. That a little girl live Nieve could be so mistreated and abused and nothing was ever don [...]


    • Bueno por el viaje personal de Nieves, malo por la descripción todo maligno de Cuba. Por las visitas que he hecho a la isla y por los cubanos que conozco sé que la situación es muy mala, la mayoría de personas la pasan mal y la represión es asquerosa, sin embargo en medio de todo eso hay algo de orgullo y honor que sobresale a pesar de todo lo malo. Estoy en contra del régimen de Castro, y de cualquier régimen, pero creo que Wendy pudo haberle dado un poquito más de crédito, que se lo d [...]


    • В този смел дневник на едно кубинско момиче много от нас ще открият прилики с абсурдите на живота в България преди 1989 г. С детска откровеност авторката рисува една Куба, която е твърде далеч от представите ни за екзотична туристическа дестинация. С порастването на героинят [...]


    • Wonderful story of a woman's rise to adulthood in Cuba during the late 70s, 80s and 90s. As a young child, her parents divorce and the mother marries a Swede. The father is able to fight in court to get custody of her and he beats, starves, and fails to send her to school regularly. Eventually she allowed to go back to her mother but quickly sent to a reeducation school. Later she is sent to military school and when she is 18, leaves mom for a boyfriend. People leave in droves for the US and Eur [...]


    • I'm always intrigued by Cuba and how people live there, but this ended up being a plod to read, particularly during Nieve's teen years when she's sorting through her confusion as a young adult in a very political country. I did appreciate the line "Cuban politics are in what we eat, in what we wear, in where we live, in what we have, and even in what we don't have.If you want to escape politics, you have to escape from Cuba." I think that sums it up right there.


    • This novel describes the coming of age of a girl in Cuba in the 1980s and early 90s. It's told through this girl's diary from when she is 8 until she is about 20. The author captures the way this girl's awareness of her circumstances develops. Her circumstances are rather bleak. The author may be able to write about these changing perceptions because some of it is taken from her own journals.


    • a classic coming-of-age story set in Cuba. it was rewritten in English from the original Spanish text, so I did enjoy reading some of the more colorful & expressive passages that were very classically Cuban. it was interesting enough to finish, but it just didn't grab me like I wanted it to- probably not one I would recommend.


    • "En contraste con la oscuridad de mi casa, al abrir la puerta me ciega la luz de la mañana. Es raro, mi madre vive en esta misma oscuridad; sin embargo, todos vienen a la casa para pedirle una luz sobre las cosas" Todos Se Van no es una novela política, pero aun así, no deja de serlo."Vivimos entre lo prohibido y lo obligatorio"


    • It is a flat narrative, but that's appropriateat is how Cubans survive - no expectations. For a non-Cuban exposed to the politics of Cuba in Miami, i found this interesting and revealing. The writer seems to express opinions through the mother character. The young girl seems to have none. Thats the way Fidel, et al likely wants it. Sad and bland in an exposing way.


    • La novela comienza bien, la alegoría política nunca se come a la niña diarista. La poesía de Guerra nunca le estorba a su narrativa. Sin embargo, los últimos cuatro años que se narran son vagos y es una lástima que el final sea una disolución en vez de ser una solución.


    • Translated from Spanish. The diary, first person narrator, format left me with a lot of background questions on Cuba.


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