En torno a mi madre. Unas memorias

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Anna Gagliano Gordon, la madre de la gran escritora estadounidense Mary Gordon, murió en 2002 a los 94 años, tras pasar por la experiencia de la inmigración, la guerra mundial, la Gran Depresión, una enfermedad durante la infancia -la polio- de la que se salvaría pero que dejaría secuelas en su físico, y, ya en la madurez, episodios de alcoholismo que la conducirían a la amargura. Su hija, Mary Gordon, se propone escribir un libro sobre ella, abarcando todas las facetas de su personalidad: hija, hermana, cabeza ...
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Anna Gagliano Gordon, la madre de la gran escritora estadounidense Mary Gordon, murió en 2002 a los 94 años, tras pasar por la experiencia de la inmigración, la guerra mundial, la Gran Depresión, una enfermedad durante la infancia -la polio- de la que se salvaría pero que dejaría secuelas en su físico, y, ya en la madurez, episodios de alcoholismo que la conducirían a la amargura. Su hija, Mary Gordon, se propone escribir un libro sobre ella, abarcando todas las facetas de su personalidad: hija, hermana, cabeza de familia, mujer con un gran amor por el trabajo, que convivió con un hombre sin pasar por el matrimonio y madre soltera. Descubrimos el humor sardónico de Anna, su amor por los placeres simples de la vida, su coraje para eludir la estrechez de miras del clan familiar en una época de constantes cambios sociales y culturales. Con su excepcional talento para dotar de vida a los personajes, recrear ambientes y bucear en los más hondos sentimientos humanos, Mary Gordon, al intentar recobrar la fi gura de su madre muerta, ha escrito un libro profundamente emotivo e impactante.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788402420916
  • Publisher: Ediciones B
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 355
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Mary Gordon
Mary Gordon
The McIntosh Professor of English at Bamard College, Mary Gordon is the author of several acclaimed novels that deal with the conflicts facing modern women, including Spending and Pearl, as well as a stirring memoir about her father, The Shadow Man.

Biography

Mary Gordon is the author of the novels The Love of My Youth, Spending, The Company of Women, and The Rest of Life, as well as the memoir The Shadow Man. She has received a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writer's Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the 1997 O. Henry Award for best short story. She teaches at Barnard College and lives in New York City.

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Some interesting outtakes from our interview with Gordon:

"I don't have any great first job tales: I‘ve never worked on a tramp steamer or in a coal mine or anything like that. I think the inspiration for my writing came largely from my father and the joy that life in books represented to me."

"I love dancing; I adore salsa dancing and wish I could be in a Broadway chorus."

"I could not write without my dog, Rhoda, a Lab-chow mix."

"I would trade any writerly success if it would mean my children would be happy."

"I hate George Bush, John Ashcroft, Rumsfeld, and Cheney. I hate bullies. I hate people who say, ‘It's so fun,' and say, 'literally,' when they mean, ‘figuratively.' "

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    1. Also Known As:
      Mary Gilmour
    2. Hometown:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      December 8, 1949
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York, New York
    1. Education:
      A.B., Barnard College, 1971; M.A., Syracuse University, 1973

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