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"Tocado por la gracia. La literatura del siglo xxi pertenecerá a Neuman y a unos pocos de sus hermanos de sangre."
Roberto Bolaño
Un viajero enigmático. Una ciudad en forma de laberinto de la que parece imposible salir. Cuando el viajero está a punto de marcharse, un insólito personaje lo detiene, cambiando para siempre su destino. Lo demás será amor y literatura: un amor memorable, que agitará por igual camas y libros; y un mundo imaginario que condensará, a pequeña escala, los conflictos de la Europa moderna.
El viajero del siglo nos propone un ambicioso experimento literario: leer el siglo xix con la mirada del xxi. Un diálogo entre la gran novela clásica y las narrativas de vanguardia. Un puente entre la historia y los debates de nuestro presente global: la extranjería, el multiculturalismo y los nacionalismos, la emancipación de la mujer.
Andrés Neuman despliega un mosaico cultural al servicio de un intenso argumento, pleno de intrigas, humor y personajes emocionantes, con un estilo rompedor que ofrece a estas cuestiones un sorprendente cauce.

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El viajero del siglo (The Traveler of the Century) Neuman, Andrés. Spain/U.S.: Alfaguara: Santillana. 2009. 531p. ISBN 978-607-11-0226-3. pap. $19.99. FICTION STARAt only 32, Spain-based Argentine writer Neuman has become a leading voice in Latin American literature. His fourth and most ambitious novel is this year’s winner of the prestigious Premio Alfaguara. Hans, a traveler and translator, arrives in the fictional Central European town of Wandenburgo, where some mysterious force prevents him from leaving. There, he befriends a street musician and courts Sophie Gottlieb, daughter of a local patrician, even though she is engaged. The main accomplishment of this literary tour de force is its blending of styles and genres, from essay to history, poetry, fantasy, and eroticism. Hans and Sophie are engaging in their worship of love and poetry, but their adulterous romance goes by with surprisingly little drama. A mysterious masked attacker creates a bit of suspense in a town that everybody says is often rocked by historical tidal waves but where we never see much happening. Long philosophical, ethical, literary, religious, and historical discussions about the fate of post-Napoleon Europe take place in the Gottlieb house, some of which are connected to current events, but often they seem far too detached from the characters’ lives. Still, the highly accomplished Neuman manages a lot of brilliant writing. Recommended for general fiction collections.—Carlos Rodríguez Martorell, East Elmhurst, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9786071102263
  • Publisher: Santillana USA Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/15/2009
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 531
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrés Neuman nació en 1977 en Buenos Aires. Es español y vive en Granada desde los 14 años. Es licenciado en filología hispánica por la Universidad de Granada, donde ha sido profesor. Actualmente es columnista en el suplemento cultural del diario Abc, en el diario Ideal de Granada y en Sur de Málaga. Mediante una votación convocada por el Hay Festival, fue elegido entre los más destacados jóvenes autores nacidos en Latinoamérica. Su primera novela, Bariloche (1999), fue Finalista del Premio Herralde y elegida entre las diez mejores del año por El Cultural del diario El Mundo. Sus siguientes novelas fueron La vida en las ventanas (2002, finalista del Premio Primavera) y Una vez Argentina (2003).

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