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By Anonymous W.S. Merwin | Comments: ( 941 ) | Date: ( Jan 18, 2020 )

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  • Title: Life of Lazarillo de Tormes: His Fortunes & Adversities
  • Author: Anonymous W.S. Merwin
  • ISBN: 9780844607672
  • Page: 323
  • Format: Hardcover

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Anonymous W.S. Merwin

Books can be attributed to Anonymous for several reasons They are officially published under that name They are traditional stories not attributed to a specific author They are religious texts not generally attributed to a specific author Books whose authorship is merely uncertain should be attributed to Unknown.

Comments Life of Lazarillo de Tormes: His Fortunes & Adversities

  • Lisa

    Rubens' painting of "Democritus and Heraclitus" was before my inner eye, and Juvenal's following words rang in my head while reading this hilarious, picaresque road trip through 16th century Spain: "The first of prayers, best known at all the temples, is mostly for riches Seeing this then do you not commend the one sage Democritus for laughing and the master of the other school Heraclitus for his tears?" What can a philosopher do, but laugh - and cry - at the state of the world shown in this pan [...]

  • BillKerwin

    This first picaresque "novel"--more of a novella really--is an excellent introduction to the genre and a good book on its own merits. It is also funny (I laughed out loud more than a few times, and I don't do that for anybody but Wodehouse), the atmosphere is realistic and gritty, filled with memorable character portraits (the down-at-heels gentleman who would rather starve than reveal his shameful poverty is a particularly notable--and characteristically Spanish--example), and the overall tone [...]

  • Mike Puma

    This one came recommended by Ol’ Soiled Slacks—a neighbor, of sorts, just a short drive from here, a pleasant afternoon’s…wait, no one voluntarily goes to Indiana, anywhere in Indiana. There are scads of Republicans there, fundamentalists aplenty, and a surprising number of nudist camps. The place is scary, and the contents of the water there is suspect at best. In any case.So here I was, casually making my way through some pretty incredible Latin American authors, occasionally dipping i [...]

  • David

    Where reading is concerned, I'm more LOTI than LOL. That's right. I'm admittedly frugal with my outwardly expressed laughter—unlike the normative social behavior these days wherein giggling becomes a nervous tic to punctuate every banal and unfunny comment. Maybe we want life to be funny so we laugh at it whether it is or not. We inflict an impoverished semblance of humor upon the world. And if we don't happen to mirror the laughter of our neighbors when they read one of those dumb jokey chain [...]

  • Simona Bartolotta

    When I rate my books, I take into account several factors, and unsurprisingly one of these is my enjoyment. Lazarillo de Tormes is easy and quick to read, and while not being the most original story out there (the synopsis being: Lazaro finds some funny ways to steal food from his masters. The end), it certainly has a great literary importance. In spite of this importance, however, I don't think this is a book that can be read "for pleasure" today; it had a meaning in the time it was written, bu [...]

  • Fabian

    Uhh not what I expected. That this book was found in the Spanish Queen's bureau as well as in any peasants' dingy quarters means little. Perhaps I am angry that the Spanish was verrrry difficult to read? It was old school Spanish, & although I try to get back into the groove, it seemed archaic and mundane. I noticed a profusion of hunger & a constant mention of food. I felt the same way: hungry for more (at least something akin to the royal feast that is the Quixote).

  • Tony

    Truly remarkable that this work was first published in 1554. Remarkable also that it became an immediate international success. What that should tell us is that human foibles have not changed since, well, we started recording human foibles. A small boy, a prostitute's bastard son, makes the best of a brutal existence, mooring to one master after another, doing what it takes to survive. He faces greed and naïveté, pretentiousness and self-loathing, cruelty, and always hunger. He learns well eno [...]

  • Paul

    I loved this book. Written in the 1550s in Spain before Don Quixote it is a classic picaresque novel and satire. It is anonymous and there is no doubt much scholarly debate about who wrote it. It is about a boy, Lazaro who is abandoned and has to find work with a series of masters. He is abused and ill-treated and learns to adapt, beg and steal to survive. It is a very clever satire on those in authority, especially the church. The book reminded me of Erasmus and his attack on simony and indulge [...]

  • Alexis Ayala

    3.5 Un historia muy corta y que llega a disfrutarse y sufrirse en muchas partes. Con personajes egoístas y pobres que reflejan la realidad de la época en la que se escribió. El libro inicio bastante bien, los primeros tres "tractados" eran muy divertidos y bastante cómicos, sin embargo el libro fue decayendo conforme avanzamos en la historia. Lazarillo es un personaje inolvidable, su amor por la comida y el vino son características que se quedan grabadas en los lectores, sus conductas tan g [...]

  • K.D. Absolutely

    If Horace Walpole’s 1764 novel, The Castle of Otranto started the gothic genre, in 1554 Lazarillo de Tormes’ started the picaresque genre. This is the genre where the likes of Don Quixote by Cervantes, Tom Jones by Henry Fielding and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain belong. Oh I have not read any of them yet (shame on me) but aha I have already read The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow!In picaresque novels, there is a picaro or a rascal exposing the injustices in his soci [...]

  • Mikki

    In the prologue, the author makes mention of fortune and those that are born into it -- rightly stating that little credit is due since luck of the gene pool was partial to them from the start. But what of those Fortune was against? "Who had nothing to thank but their own labor and skill at the oars for bringing them into a safe harbor?"What about the Lazaros of life? Born in (yes, in) the Tormes River; son to a morally unrestrained mother and swindler for a father, poor Lazaro was furiously tre [...]

  • Roy Lotz

    One can imagine the anonymous author of Lazarillo de Tormes sitting down to write in a mood similar to that of Erasmus when he penned In Praise of Folly, or of Voltaire when he composed Candide: full of the wry amusement of one engaged in a learned, witty, and irreverent literary exercise. And yet this book, like those other two, quickly became something far more than an elegant diversion. For with Lazarillo the author spawned an entire literary genre, the picaresque, creating a character and a [...]

  • Teresa Proença

    O Lazarilho de Tormes foi publicado, em Espanha, pela primeira vez em 1554. O seu autor é desconhecido (embora nas livrarias portuguesas esteja arquivado na letra T de Tormes em vez de na A de Anónimo). É um romance do género picaresco, narrado na primeira pessoa e em forma epistolar, que relata as aventuras de um miúdo - que tem de sobreviver por sua conta e risco - e das suas tropelias para matar a fome que, permanentemente, o atormenta. Ao longo do seu crescimento, vai-se "ajustando" com [...]

  • Carmo

    Foi como regressar à infância e voltar a ficar pasmada a ouvir os avôs contarem as "historias do antigamente". Nunca me cansava de as ouvir e eram muito semelhantes a esta, um ror de misérias e astúcias para conseguir um pedaço de pão. Uma tragicomédia deliciosa.

  • Alaide Mo

    Ay, la vida de Lázaro es tan trágica. :(

  • Jonathan

    Essential reading

  • Guido

    Primo romanzo picaresco, divertente soprattutto perché irriverente. Il giovane e poverissimo Lazaro cerca di sopravvivere offrendo i suoi servizi ai padroni più diversi e rappresentativi di diversi ambiti sociali: un cieco, un prete, uno scudiero, un venditore di bolle papali e altri, che l'autore sfrutta per costruire un'ottima satira sulla società spagnola dell'epoca. Né Lazaro né i suoi padroni potrebbero mai essere citati come esempi di virtù; il protagonista, che racconta le sue avven [...]

  • Oziel Bispo

    Um texto de autor anônimo, espanhol, do século 16, (1554) considerado um retrato debochado e ácido da sociedade medieval, que conta uma história mirabolante sobre um personagem Lazarillo de Tormes que apronta todas para sobreviver sendo amo de 9 senhores entre eles um cego que lhe espancava , um clérigo miserável que trancava os pães em um cofre pra Lazarillo não comer,um escudeiro muito pobre que era perseguido por seus credores,um falso vendedor de indulgências e um último que lhe ro [...]

  • Eh?Eh!

    The past few months have been craptastacular in the life department, a yo-yo of highs and lows that sort of swung out of control and clocked me in the head at concussive force. Duck? Too late. Then at the beginning of the holiday vacation week, I started to get sick and sicker. I watched Forrest Gump through sneezing and mucous and ended up bawling out even more mucous. I tried to watch the Matrix movies but those made me cry, too! Every scene where two people met eyes meaningfully would set me [...]

  • Marlen Leiva

    Este libro relata las aventuras y desventuras de un lazarillo que debe de buscar las formas de sobrevivir en la sociedad.Es así como se transforma en un lazarillo de un ciego, un ayudante de un clérigo, y un mozo de un escudero, los cuales lo maltratan, lo golpean o se muere de hambre, pero siempre saca una moraleja de cada situación. Me gusta esta novela, ya que explica de forma lúdica la novela picaresca, y la figura del pillo, también permite analizar su estructura autobiografíca y su c [...]

  • jeremy

    despite being nearly half a millennium old, the life of lazarillo de tormes: his fortunes and adversities remains eminently readable, charming, and more than a little funny. published anonymously in 1554 (the authorship debate rages ever on), the novella was banned and later censored as part of the spanish inquisition for its allegedly heretical content. the life of lazarillo de tormes, credited as being the first picaresque work of fiction, follows the (mis)fortunes of young lázaro, a poor spa [...]

  • María Shall

    Antes de empezar a leer El lazarillo de Tormes, tenía unas expectativas muy bajas pero, a decir verdad, ha sido una lectura entretenida. No me ha apasionado, pero si es verdad que te haces un poco a la idea de la vida que llevaban los niños de orígenes humildes de la España del siglo XVI. Es interesante cómo evoluciona la forma de ser de Lázaro y cómo paso a paso va a adquiriendo esa picardía que le permite sobrevivir. Lo más llamativo de la novela yo creo que es el final, el pueblo des [...]

  • Raúl

    'Necio, aprende: que el moço del ciego un punto ha de saber más que el diablo'.¿Qué puedo decir? Ésta es una de las obras más interesantes de la historia de la literatura hispánica; cada vez que la leo la disfruto y extraigo algo nuevo. Primera novela picaresca del Siglo de Oro español (aunque ya hubiera lejanos antecedentes medievales, como el Arcipreste de Hita), que influyó directamente a muchas obras del siglo XVII. Renacentista, sí, aunque surgida aún en un mundo a caballo entre [...]

  • Nathaniel

    I can't think of anything else written during the 1500's (or probably in any year up to this novella's publication and perhaps a century after) that rolls along in such a delightful, accessible, irreverent and hilarious way. It would be tempting to think that the book was written by a time traveler if it didn't display such an acute awareness of peon-level Europe in the grimy era of indulgences, squires, etc.A few tastes of our hero's voice:"Rather than throw the rope after the bucket, the poor [...]

  • Matthew

    This, my friends, is the very first picaresque, a favorite genre of mine (character wanders about the countryside, taking up with various characters and occupations and learning the cold, hard facts of life). Why don't I read more of these? I'm glad to say the first of its breed is just as fresh and lively as 'Candide' or 'A Confederacy of Dunces'. One thing that is always made clear in these types of stories is that human behavior hasn't changed much over the centuries, and even though the repr [...]

  • Miquel Reina

    Maybe to English speakers "El Lazarillo de Tormes" isn't a famous novel, but for Spanish speakers is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious novels in its literary history. Lazarillo is a classic of the Spanish language and it is a great reading for anyone who wants to understand the society of Spanish sixteenth century.Spanish version:Puede que para el mundo anglosajón el Lazarillo de Tormes no sea una novela muy conocida, pero para los hispano hablantes es sin duda una de las novelas más fam [...]

  • Mary

    3,5/5Corto, sencillo y muy ligero. Así me ha parecido esta pequeña novela.Me la mandaron a leer en la universidad y la verdad es que me ha gustado mucho, aunque haré esta reseña corta porque quiero publicar una nueva cuando haga todo el análisis de la obra. El lenguaje es un poco arcaicoo yo soy un poco lentay hubo cosas que no entendí del todo. Sin embargo, capte la idea principal de cada "capítulo" y un poco más.Muy recomendado para los que le gustan los clásicos y las lecturas sencil [...]

  • LectoraEstherica

    Me gustó más de lo que esperaba, es divertido, entretenido y corto. Leed una edición con anotaciones para entender mejor el castellano antiguo y será una historia perfecta para empezar con los clásicos.

  • Yahira Potterica

    Divertido. Me he reido mucho con Lazaro. Un chico muy pillo e inteligente.

  • Cath

    3,5/5 stars. Just read it for Literature class

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