El hombre del traje gris

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During the American 1950s, most upper-middle class men led similar lives: they lived in the suburbs, took the train to work every day, wore similarly cut suits, and, when they returned home at night, they unwound with a drink prepared by their wives. It seemed as though there was nothing else these men could ask for out of life. Tom Rath seems to have it all: a beautiful house, three children, a wife who loves him, and a reasonable salary. However, this façade cannot suppress his anguish: co-opted by a new job in...

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Overview

During the American 1950s, most upper-middle class men led similar lives: they lived in the suburbs, took the train to work every day, wore similarly cut suits, and, when they returned home at night, they unwound with a drink prepared by their wives. It seemed as though there was nothing else these men could ask for out of life. Tom Rath seems to have it all: a beautiful house, three children, a wife who loves him, and a reasonable salary. However, this façade cannot suppress his anguish: co-opted by a new job in a large corporation and haunted by memories of the Second World War, Tom is incapable of finding relief. Widely celebrated upon its publication in 1955, this novel is thought to have captured the spirit of the 1950s like few others. The tale of a man who searches for the true meaning behind his work and his life amidst the hustle and bustle of modern society is as pertinent today as it was when it was published.

 

En la sociedad norteamericana de los cincuenta, casi todos los hombres de la alta clase media llevan vidas similares: viven en urbanizaciones a las afueras de las ciudades, van cada día a trabajar en tren, visten trajes de corte parecido y, al llegar la noche, se relajan con la copa que les ha preparado su mujer. Se supone que no se le pueda pedir más a la vida. Tom Rath parece tenerlo todo: una casa bonita, tres hijos, una mujer que lo quiere y un sueldo razonable. Sin embargo, esa fachada no logra aplacar su angustia: abducido por su nuevo trabajo en una gran corporación y perseguido por sus recuerdos de la segunda guerra mundial, Tom no es capaz de sosegarse. Mundialmente aclamada tras su publicación en 1955, esta novela está considerada como una de las obras que mejor han sabido captar el espíritu de los cincuenta. La historia de un hombre que intenta encontrar el verdadero sentido de su trabajo y de su vida en la ajetreada sociedad moderna tiene hoy tanta actualidad como en el momento en el que se publicó.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788492663019
  • Publisher: Libros del Asteroide
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Second edition, Spanish-language edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Sloan Wilson was an American author, journalist, and university professor. His 15 novels include A summer place, Georgie Winthrop, and Ice Brothers.

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