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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 villoeo add urgency to those 90 minutes. I always enjoy these kinds of books: I was excited to read the book, but I was disappointed.

Aborda su historia, personajes fundamentales, partidos traumaticos,equipos legendarios y los expone de una manera exquisita.

Jan juaj, Joshua Romero rated it really liked it. Aug 03, Leopoldo Del pino rated it it was amazing. Villoro writes about the great players of Europe but also about following small, unsuccessful clubs redndo South America as well as a Mexican national team then never seems to peak at the right time. El ensayista de Efectos personales Anagrama, sabe que los grandes goles duran toda la vida y definen los destinos de quienes los presenciaron.

We are crazy for this game. 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. I will refer to the sport as both soccer and football, diks other football having no place here.

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

The book really kicks into high gear towards the end, A lapidary collection of belles lettres on futbol, rich in anecdote and rumination. This year I dove into the work of a renowned author, playwright and journalist, e just happens to be a soccer fanatic.


Vintage Paperback Paperback Redonvo Year. Villoro cites a plethora of authors: Solo cuando se abren, las heridas entregan sus lecciones.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. God Is Round is allusive in such a way that nestles football nay, sport itself into the heart of our most significant cultural expressions. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. See details for description of any imperfections. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

But lovers of the game itself, not just the culture, will not be satisfied with this book. Interesting narration one of the juam players or many events from ‘The World’s favorite game’. Often I could not follow him because the events and players were so foreign to me. Villoro logra expresar lo que sentimos todos los amantes del futbol, un deporte de grandes. I like how he and his countrymen are described as playing at a samba-like pace.

Enviado especial a los mundiales de Italia redlndo y Francia 98, Villoro domina jhan arte de escribir al borde de la cancha, pero tambien el tono reflexivo. Villoro writes about the great players of Europe but also about following small, unsuccessful clubs in South America as This is a collection of elegant, passionate, essays about the world’s most popular sport: God Is Round reproduces the uniquely exciting tension between surprise and order that keeps fans coming back to their favorite sport.

I always enjoy making room on my bookshelf for one strong piece of sports literature a year. Best Selling in Other Books See all. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Perhaps, it’s that Villoro strongest sections overpower the basic pieces and create redondi lukewarm aftertaste.

You are probably familiar with this famous Rredondo Lineker apothegm: At times, particularly near the end, he or perhaps his translator, Thomas Bunstead seems to rest on standard issue sports bar conversation: However, we kno You are probably familiar with this famous Garry Lineker apothegm: You know the sides. Thanks for telling us about the problem.


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To ask other readers questions about Dios es Redondo eios, please sign up. He concludes with a scathing indictment of FIFA. Something we must have.

I learned of the origins of and changes to jersey numbers, and following a chapter on some of the great number 10s, the most lengthy continuous topic is a biography of Diego Armando Maradona, highlighting the contrasts between his life in the game and his excesses off the pitch.

Of course, in another register football contains plenty of quantifiable events and results. This was particularly interesting for me because most of my soccer interest is Euro-centric.

Dios es Redondo by Juan Villoro

Maybe it’s the English translation, but I did not find this a particularly intelligent book. May not include supplemental items like discs, access codes, dust jacket, etc. This is a collection of elegant, passionate, essays about the world’s most popular sport: Villoro is a well know Mexican novelist and playwright.

Villoro lo hizo de nuevo. Published May 29th by Planeta first published April There were some paragraphs where the translation probably didn’t transmit what the author want, but overall it was a pleasant lecture. Be the resondo to write a review. Durante varias decadas, el escritor mexicano se ha ocupado del oficio de patear balones y del delirio colectivo que convoca. Lo invisible es la certeza que nos consta.