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The casual and ultra, the child and the adult, will find themselves not just satisfied but hungry for more such literature.

At times, particularly near the end, he or perhaps his translator, Thomas Redojdo seems to rest on standard issue sports bar conversation: Nonetheless, the childlike experience of mystery, wonderment, and most importantly, confronting the incomprehensible, is what gives football meaning, according to Villoro.

Dios es redondo ofrece una vibrante cronica de la religion laica que llena los estadios, las mitologias y supersticiones de un deporte que ocurre en el cesped pero tambien en la mente de los aficionados.

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Books by Juan Villoro. I like how he and his countrymen are described as playing sios a samba-like pace. However it happens, Villoro offers a wide sampling of opinions, ideas and reflections on how even the most strident cynic falls back into a child-like love of magic when the ball hits the back of the net. Jan 07, Samuel Ch.

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

Jul 09, Pinche Moy rated it it was amazing. For more reviews, follow my blog at http: Antonio Carluccio Paperback Cookbooks in English. Yet he is not deterred, citing — of huan things — the Champions League final as an example of the football itself ees the pitch being the one stable thing i. Es casi una oda al deporte rey sin rayar en el fanatismo. I love his ees of the best players ever and what made them so special. Nor do I know all of the players — but even a non-follower must recognize more of these legends than they might think.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But is it as fun? This historically based, utterly irrational, anecdote-laden football fandom is new to me.

Jan 21, Elyse Hdez rated juwn really liked it. Los aficionados, los jugadores, entrenadores y directivos y alguno que otro partido calcado en la memoria. 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.

We’re sorry, something went wrong. Jan 20, Joshua Romero rated it really liked it. God Is Round is allusive in such a way that nestles football nay, sport itself into the heart of our most significant cultural expressions.

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Led Zeppelin by Led ZeppelinHardcover 3. He also offers a personal window to his experience as a fan in Mexico, the local habits, traditions, tics and story arcs that mark him out as different from others. His writing helped me understand the mania that takes over the rest of the world every weekend.

This one, written by a Mexican author and translated from Spanish, was another good one. Interesting narration one of the greatest players or many events from ‘The World’s favorite game’. The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously.

Increasingly, our football experiences seem confined to either of these reductive camps or types. Show More Show Less. A lapidary collection of belles lettres on futbol, rich in anecdote and rumination.


He is also a passionate fan. I was excited to read the book, but I was disappointed. Of course, Villoro explains that this is an idealized childhood we elect to remember, not one we actually lived through. See all 2 pre-owned listings. The Dutch were clean. Vintage Paperback Paperback Publication Year. Too clean for success, according to Villoro. He also offers a personal window to his experience as a fan in Mexico, the local habits, traditions, tics a I always enjoy making room on my bookshelf for one strong piece of sports literature a year.

Dios es redondo / God is Round : Juan Antonio Villoro Ruiz :

Juan Villoro writes of soccer, passion, and life. Jul 18, Paco Herrera rated it really liked it. You are probably familiar with this famous Garry Lineker apothegm: 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 del ultimo Mundial del siglo XX y brinda un notable ejemplo del arte de la conversacion con Jorge Valdano.

I learned of the origins of and changes to jersey numbers, and following a chapter dioz some of the great number 10s, the most lengthy continuous topic is a biography of Diego Armando Maradona, highlighting the contrasts between his life rios the game and his excesses off the pitch. Villoro manages to skate around preciousness because of his passion for the game and his sense of humor; at no point does he present himself as Eric Idle’s interviewer in the Jimmy Buzzard sketch: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Villoro is a well know Mexican novelist and playwright.