Cataratas by Hernán Vanoli

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By Hernán Vanoli

Un grupo de becarios del Conicet viaja a un congreso de sociología en Iguazú. Entre ellos Marcos Osatinsky y Gustavo Ramus, trabajadores encubiertos del advertising and marketing blando, deberán tomar decisiones sobre los angeles paternidad y el parricidio, los angeles traición y l. a. responsabilidad, el destino y l. a. posibilidad de quebrar las reglas. Novela de aventuras, Cataratas transcurre en una Mesopotamia inflamada, donde una banda terrorista lucha por los infectados con una rara enfermedad, mientras acontece un singular pacto entre Google y los gobiernos.

Hernán Vanoli nos sumerge en una tormenta de fuerzas oscuras que se contagian de los angeles historia: una road-movie académica, una historia de amor, muerte y mutación.

"Una lengua totalmente transparente, directa, visible, que no se detiene nunca, en una especie de crónica de un presente puro. Hasta que un elemento terrorífico aparece lateralmente y otorga a los textos un clima."
Josefina Ludmer

"Su hiperrealismo lingüístico es un viaje por los angeles sociedad, interesada como nunca en las tribus, los grupos, las fracciones, las camarillas y las bandas."
Beatriz Sarlo

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When Cicero was coming under pressure from Pompey and Caesar to declare his political allegiance in the brewing civil war. Cicero remarks to Atticus that he feels uncomfortable 38 Politeness and politics in cicero’s letters about the enthusiastic thanks that Caesar has recently bestowed on him for not yet having left Italy to join Pompey (Att. 6; SB 172): illum maiores mihi gratias agere quam vellem. ”) It is clear that Cicero in fact has still not decided which course to follow. His staying in Italy is thus more a matter of hesitant passivity than a show of support for Caesar.

Second, it is likely that many other encounters between powerful men adopted the same formal tenor that we see in the initial courteous language of this example. We hear for instance of Q. ) employing respectful language during a visit paid to Cicero’s wife Terentia (Att. 5; SB 208): sed, cum redeo, Hortensius venerat et ad Terentiam salutatum deverterat. sermone erat usus honorifico erga me. iam eum, ut puto, videbo; misit enim puerum se ad me venire. But when I’d returned, I found that Hortensius had arrived and turned off specifically to pay a visit to Terentia.

1; SB 220): cottidie iam Balbi ad me litterae languidiores multaeque multorum ad illum fortasse contra me. ”) It is reasonable to assume that Balbus’ letters in this case were perfectly polite and respectful. Evidently, however, he no longer made an effort to employ the kind of affi liative pleasantries that had previously been usual between them. At times politics and politeness could be closely entwined. In most cases, however, letters of recommendation employed a recognizably formal set of conventionalized phrases, whose main purpose was to establish the degree of respect appropriate to this form of social transaction.

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