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El favor de la sirena/ The Largesse of the Sea Maiden

El Favor De La Sirena/ The Largesse Of The Sea Maiden


El ???ltimo libro de relatos de Denis Johnson. Una obra p???stuma en el primer aniversario de su muerte. Escritos poco antes de su muerte, los relatos de este libro memorable representan el testamento literario de un autor imprescindible de las letras universales. Son cinco, cinco relatos rebosantes de humor, de profundidad, de fuerza, de belleza que se interrogan de un modo casi prof???tico sobre el final de la vida. Un ejecutivo acepta a sus sesenta a???os que ya se encuentra cerca de la ???ltima parada cuando su exmujer le llama para comunicarle que se est??? muriendo, sin que ???l tenga claro de cu???l de sus exesposas se trata. Otro hombre recuerda la sentencia que a los dieciocho a???os cumpli??? en prisi???n con un peculiar elenco de delincuentes; cuarenta d???as de condena que bastaron para cambiar su vida. Un escritor ve c???mo sus amigos mueren mientras su propio cuerpo empieza tambi???n a traicionarle. Y otro m???s escribe cartas desde un centro de desintoxicaci???n para conjurar los fantasmas de aquellos que am??? y odi???. Con estas miradas francas a la vejez y la mortalidad, Johnson firma una coda vitalista y depurada de sentimentalismos. Consciente de que le queda poco tiempo, rompe la distancia entre el autor y sus lectores con frases que aprietan el nudo que ha ido tejiendo en nuestras gargantas relato a relato: ???El mundo sigue girando. Es evidente para usted que mientras escribo esto no he muerto. Pero puede que s??? cuando lo lea.??? ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Twenty-five years after Jesus' Son, a haunting new collection of short stories on mortality and transcendence, from National Book Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Denis Johnson The Largesse of the Sea Maiden is the long-awaited new story collection from Denis Johnson. Written in the luminous prose that made him one of the most beloved and important writers of his generation, this collection finds Johnson in new territory, contemplating the ghosts of the past and the elusive and unexpected ways the mysteries of the universe assert themselves. Finished shortly before Johnson's death, this collection is the last word from a writer whose work will live on for many years to come.



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  • Format: Paperback
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  • Language: Spanish
  • Publisher: Literatura Random House
  • ISBN-13: 9788439734154
  • ISBN: 8439734158
  • Publication Year: 2018
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HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
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