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Villoro, Juan 1956-

Works: 275 works in 1,039 publications in 7 languages and 7,704 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Short stories, Mexican  Short stories  Fantasy fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Cookbooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other, wpr, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Interviewer, Director, Interviewee
Classifications: PQ7298.32.I55, 863.64
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Juan Villoro
The Wild Book by Juan Villoro( Book )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Juan's summer is off to a terrible start. Frist, his parents separate. Then, almost as bad, Juan is sent away to his strange Uncle Tito's house for the entire break! Who wants to live with an oddball recluse who has zigzag eyebrows, drinks fifteen cups of smoky tea a day, and lives inside a huge, mysterious library? As Juan adjusts to hs new life among teetering, dusty shelves, he notices something odd: the books move on their own! He rushes to tell Uncle Tito, who lets his nephew in on a secret: Juan is a Princeps Reader, which means books respond magically to him, and he's the only one who can find the elusive, never-before-read Wild Book. But will Juan and his new friend Catalina get to the Wild Book before the wicked, story-stealing Pirate Book does?
El disparo de argón by Juan Villoro( Book )

38 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 375 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
The reef : a novel by Juan Villoro( Book )

18 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 360 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 testigo by Juan Villoro( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 292 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
La casa pierde by Juan Villoro( Book )

28 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in Spanish and French and held by 260 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
God is round : tackling the giants, villains, triumphs, and scandals of the world's favorite game by Juan Villoro( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 259 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."
The guilty : stories by Juan Villoro( Book )

32 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 203 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
Materia dispuesta by Juan Villoro( Book )

19 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in Spanish and German and held by 202 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
La creatividad redistribuida( )

2 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

19 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En estos relatos, el premiado cronista mexicano construye un catálogo de las paranoias, malentendidos, molestias e ilusiones que conforman la vida cotidiana y son un encantador retrato de nuestra época. Villoro nos advierte en las primeras páginas:" No he querido construir cuentos sino buscarlos en la vida que pasa como un rumor de fondo, un sobrante de la experiencia que no siempre se advierte"
Llamadas de Ámsterdam by Juan Villoro( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in Spanish and Italian and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La alcoba dormida by Juan Villoro( Book )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiempo transcurrido : crónicas imaginarias by Juan Villoro( Book )

26 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El profesor Zíper y la fabulosa guitarra eléctrica by Juan Villoro( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 115 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
Balón dividido by Juan Villoro( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in Spanish and Hungarian and held by 114 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
Las golosinas secretas by Juan Villoro( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 112 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
La noche navegable by Juan Villoro( Book )

26 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

RESUMEN: Once cuentos rescatan el habla, el ambiente y el perfil de los jóvenes seguidores de Henry Miller y José Agustín, Los Beatles y Pink Floyd, aquellas escapadas al salón Califas y al hotel La Maga? El retrato de una época no del todo ajena ni desconocida para las nuevas generaciones, herederas y dueñas de un espacio cada vez más amplio en la cultura y la sociedad de México, tras la brecha que abrieron aquellos jóvenes de los años sesenta
Dios es redondo by Juan Villoro( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un libro para los fanáticos de las canchas y para los ateos descreídos que juran que nunca verán un partido de futbol, per viven deseosos de entender el delirio de los fieles"--P. [4] of cover
Efectos personales by Juan Villoro( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexico from the inside out by Enrique Olvera( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Olvera rethinks how to use traditional, authentic local ingredients using unusual flavor combinations to create a reinvented way of cooking and eating. Mexico from the Inside Out includes both sophisticated and more accessible recipes to explain Enrique's philosophy, vision, and process. He is fueled by a constant exploration of Mexico's ingredients and culinary history, and inspired by his early family memories about food. This book goes beyond stereotypes to reveal new possibilities of Mexican cuisine, which is now an essential part of the international conversation about gastronomy."--
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Audience level: 0.54 (from 0.06 for La creativ ... to 0.83 for 8.8 : el m ...)

El disparo de argón
El disparo de argónEl testigoLa casa pierdeMateria dispuestaLlamadas de ÁmsterdamTiempo transcurrido : crónicas imaginariasEl profesor Zíper y la fabulosa guitarra eléctricaLas golosinas secretasDios es redondo
Alternative Names
Juan Villoro écrivain mexicain

Juan Villoro escriptor mexicà

Juan Villoro Mexican writer

Juan Villoro schrijver uit Mexico

Juan Villoro scrittore, giornalista e saggista messicano

Villoro, Juan

Вильоро, Хуан

خوان بيورو

خوان بيورو كاتب مكسيكي

비요르, 후안 1956-

Spanish (354)

English (15)

German (13)

French (11)

Italian (8)

Hungarian (1)

Catalan (1)