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Villoro, Juan 1956-

Works: 225 works in 809 publications in 6 languages and 6,688 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Short stories, Mexican  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Biography  Anecdotes  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Interviewee, Interviewer
Classifications: PQ7298.32.I55, 863
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Juan Villoro
El disparo de argón by Juan Villoro( Book )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Antonio Suàrez, discípulo imaginario del célebre oftalmólogo catalán Barraquer, funda en México un hospital de ojos. Suárez es un hombre dominado por los signos: ver tiene para él un sentido clínico y otro esotérico."--Cover
La casa pierde by Juan Villoro( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in Spanish and French and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Protagonizadas por perdedores gloriosos y solitarios, que entienden el mundo a partir de códigos y éticas estrictamente personales, este libro ofrece insólitas visiones de la intrincada trama de causas y efectos que solemos llamar vida. Entre otros misterios, estos cuentos abordan a un boxeador que manda a la lona a sus adversarios a fuerza de resistencia, un hombre enamorado de la duplicada magia de unas gemelas, un apostador de hipódromo que finge fabulosas ganancias para financiar una amistad y un escritor cuya obra surgió de una pluma
El testigo by Juan Villoro( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Efter 24 års ophold i Europa, som lærer på et universitet, vender Julio Valdivieso tilbage til sit hjemland Mexico og den forfaldne familiegård. Han har planer om at arbejde på et værk om den mexikanske digter Ramón López Velarde
God is round : tackling the giants, villains, triumphs, and scandals of the world's favorite game by Juan Villoro( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What was the greatest goal of all time? Why do the Hungarians have a more philosophical sense of defeat than the Mexicans? Do the dead play soccer? On a planet where FIFA has more members than the United Nations, Juan Villoro's examination of soccer and its 3.5 billion-person fandom has stakes beyond those of such playful questions. Soccer is more than just a game; it is a catalyst for panglobal unity and even, Villoro suggests, the "recovery of childhood."
Materia dispuesta by Juan Villoro( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in Spanish and German and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the life of Mauricio Guardiola from 1957, the year of his birth and of the earthquake that demolished the Angel de la Independencia, to his adulthood, when he survives the 1985 earthquake that took the lives of thousands of Mexicans. "Materia dispuesta" is a novel that gives the reader a personal and intimate view of the challenge of coming of age in contemporary Mexico
The guilty : stories by Juan Villoro( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant, prize-winning collection of stories by Mexico's most important living writer. From the semiotics of pet iguanas to the disillusionment of mariachi singers, Villoro reveals the deep dissatisfactions and absurdities of life in Mexico and its carnivalesque capital
Efectos personales by Juan Villoro( Book )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Llamadas de Ámsterdam by Juan Villoro( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in Spanish and Italian and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La alcoba dormida by Juan Villoro( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hay vida en la tierra? by Juan Villoro( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juan Villoro erzählt mit unverschämtem Witz von den Absurditäten und Unwägbarkeiten des Alltags. Ein Liebesschloss, das am Pont des Arts ein geheimnisvolles Eigenleben entwickelt, ein Dirigent, der nur in Lackschuhen den Takt halten kann, eine Schildkröte namens Adolf und zwei Schicksale, die sich nur durch einen Taxifahrer und einen Frisör zu einem Ganzen fügen. Villoro weiss, 'dass Probleme die Voraussetzung des Erzählens sind'. Er erzählt - und schenkt uns dabei so komische wie lichte Momente. Juan Villoro, 1956 in Mexico-Stadt geboren, ist einer der bekanntesten mexikanischen Autoren. Seine Romane, Erzählungen, Essays und Kinderbücher wurden in zahlreiche Sprachen übersetzt und vielfach ausgezeichnet. Von 1981 bis 1984 war Villoro Kulturattaché an der mexikanischen Botschaft in der DDR. Bei Hanser erschien 2014 sein Jugendbuch 'Das wilde Buch'
El libro salvaje by Juan Villoro( Book )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the thousands of books in the library of his bibliophile uncle, Juan finds The Wild Book, a rebellious book that resists being read and that guards a secret destined for the reader who is capable of trapping it
Dios es redondo by Juan Villoro( Book )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arrecife by Juan Villoro( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The ex Rock Star Mario Müller discovers a visionary possibility in the Caribbean: the pleasures of fear. On the banks of an enormous coral reef The Pyramid is built, a resort that offers controlled dangers until a diver dies outside of the water. Reflecting upon the damages we choose to inflict upon ourselves in order to intensify life, this passionate novel describes a new ecology: climate change empties hotels and money laundering regenerates them like ghostly empires. Arrecife is also a story of friendship, love and redemption" --
El profesor Zíper y la fabulosa guitarra eléctrica by Juan Villoro( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Zíper is the most popular teacher on campus, but the horrible scientist Cremallerus is extremely jealous of his colleague and will do anything to hurt him or his friends the rock band Nube Líquida
La noche navegable by Juan Villoro( Book )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las golosinas secretas by Juan Villoro( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fito risks everything to rescue his beloved Rosita after a mean-spirited neighbor girl uses a magic lipstick to make Rosita disappear
Balón dividido by Juan Villoro( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analysis of the game's social impact and other facets help readers dig deeper into what it means to play and follow the game of soccer. Mexico, 232pp
El atentado ; Los relámpagos de agosto by Jorge Ibargüengoitia( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiempo transcurrido : crónicas imaginarias by Juan Villoro( Book )

19 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palmeras de la brisa rápida : un viaje a Yucatán by Juan Villoro( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journalist and writer Juan Villoro describes his travels in Yucatań, discussing the region's history and culture
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El testigo
Alternative Names
Juan Villoro Mexican writer

Juan Villoro schrijver uit Mexico

Juan Villoro scrittore, giornalista e saggista messicano

Villoro, Juan

Вильоро, Хуан

خوان بيورو

비요르, 후안

Spanish (304)

French (11)

German (10)

English (9)

Italian (3)

Catalan (1)

La casa pierdeEl testigoMateria dispuestaEfectos personalesLlamadas de ÁmsterdamEl libro salvajeDios es redondoEl profesor Zíper y la fabulosa guitarra eléctrica