El rey siempre está por encima del pueblo

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El rey siempre está por encima del pueblo recoge las historias de una serie de personajes cuyas vidas carecen de heroísmo. Y sin embargo, en todas ellas subyace la violencia y la voluntad de rebelión ante una figura paterna o paternalista, ante el poder en cualquiera de sus formas.

Un niño es obligado por su padre a ejercer de lazarillo de un mendigo ciego y codicioso, hombres y mujeres construyen en una noche histórica su lugar en el mundo, un vibrador decide el destino amoroso...

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Overview

El rey siempre está por encima del pueblo recoge las historias de una serie de personajes cuyas vidas carecen de heroísmo. Y sin embargo, en todas ellas subyace la violencia y la voluntad de rebelión ante una figura paterna o paternalista, ante el poder en cualquiera de sus formas.

Un niño es obligado por su padre a ejercer de lazarillo de un mendigo ciego y codicioso, hombres y mujeres construyen en una noche histórica su lugar en el mundo, un vibrador decide el destino amoroso de una pareja, un homosexual recuerda sus amores con el presidente Lincoln… Estos inolvidables relatos confirman a Daniel Alarcón como uno de los mejores narradores contemporáneos, capaz de fusionar lo mejor de la tradición literaria latinoamericana y estadounidense.

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The Peruvian-born Alarcón is part of a new breed of emerging bilingual and bicultural writers. In 2007, Granta magazine named him one of the notable American voices of writers under 35, and the Bogotá World Book Capital and the Hay Festival named him one of the 39 most important Latin American writers under 39. The author of two books and numerous stories, Alarcón is also associate editor of the Lima-based literary magazine Etiqueta Negra. Many of the stories gathered here have appeared previously in magazines such as The New Yorker and Granta and are deeply rooted in Latin American sociopolitical realities. In "The Bridge," for example, he examines the deaths of a poor couple who live in a shantytown of an imaginary sprawling city, humanizing the anonymity of what might not appear to be more than dots in a crowd of pedestrians. In the title story, a young man leaves his provincial town and heads for the city in the hopes of escaping. Poverty, political injustices, betrayal, broken dreams, and family intrigue are all part of Alarcón's arsenal and are described with irony and humor in these well-crafted tales. Recommended for all libraries and bookstores.—Catherine Rendón, Savannah, GA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788420406121
  • Publisher: Santillana USA Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 2/7/2011
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 1,455,360
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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