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Books by Juan Villoro. The book really kicks into high gear towards the end, A lapidary collection of belles lettres on futbol, rich in anecdote and rumination.

At times, particularly near the end, he or perhaps his translator, Thomas Bunstead seems to rest on standard issue sports bar conversation: The book is erudite, irreverent and fervent. God Is Round is allusive in such a way that nestles football nay, sport itself into the heart of our most significant cultural expressions.

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

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: Trivia About Dios es Redondo. But is it as fun? Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin jyan, Hardcover 3.


But does it have to be? Then a five page essay on how much he hates Cristiano Ronaldo. However, what this antidote looks like in practice is hard to picture, given the impossibility of restoring a pre-globalization and pre-professionalization version of football, as Villoro himself concedes.

He also has a few things to say about how advertisement and sponsorship are ruining the game. I enjoyed the Latin American style of narrating and the ton of references within the book. Increasingly, our football experiences seem confined to either of these reductive camps or types.

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Show More Show Less. No real structure or insight, just a collection of musings by someone who ‘s been on the scene for a while. Preview — Dios es Redondo by Juan Villoro. Hence, as Villoro indirectly gestures, our admiration for Diego Maradona and Leo Messi, whom the Mexican writer captures wonderfully in two portrait essays attempting to interpret the significance of these footballing giants. The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. I always enjoy making room on my bookshelf for one strong piece of sports literature a year.

Solo cuando se abren, las heridas entregan sus lecciones. This book name comes from a true love for the game, and its author, Juan Villoro, is an encyclopedia of the sport — and also of literature.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. You are probably familiar with this famous Dils Lineker apothegm: De pronto, Zidane encuentra un hueco y enfila hacia la nada. We are crazy for this game. Antonio Carluccio Paperback Cookbooks in English.


Dios es Redondo

Chock-a-block viloro great anecdotes, dazzling quotes, and characters who can only come from the world of football. Villoro knows every nickname, and has alternative titles for every person, place, thing or idea.

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He even churned our 30 pages on Maradona. Of course, Villoro explains that this is an idealized childhood we elect to remember, not one we actually lived through. VHistory shapes the ninety-minute period during which it seems anything can happen, and its influence takes a variety of forms, including a cursed stadium, the transmigration of childhood play into adult work, and war.: 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: Of course, in another register football contains plenty of quantifiable events and results.

Roger Angell might have been able to do it, had he been born 40 years later than he was.