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Paul Rayment, fotógrafo profesional, pierde una pierna en un accidente de bicicleta. A raíz de dicho percance su vida solitaria cambiará radicalmente. Paul rechaza la posibilidad de que los médicos le inserten una prótesis y, tras abandonar el hospital, vuelve a su piso de soltero en Adelaida. Incómodo ante la nueva situación de dependencia que conlleva su invalidez, Paul pasa por periodos de desesperanza al reflexionar sobre sus sesenta años de vida. No obstante, su ánimo se recupera al enamorarse de Marijana, ...
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Hombre lento

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Paul Rayment, fotógrafo profesional, pierde una pierna en un accidente de bicicleta. A raíz de dicho percance su vida solitaria cambiará radicalmente. Paul rechaza la posibilidad de que los médicos le inserten una prótesis y, tras abandonar el hospital, vuelve a su piso de soltero en Adelaida. Incómodo ante la nueva situación de dependencia que conlleva su invalidez, Paul pasa por periodos de desesperanza al reflexionar sobre sus sesenta años de vida. No obstante, su ánimo se recupera al enamorarse de Marijana, su pragmática y campechana enfermera de origen croata. Mientras Paul busca el modo de conquistar el afecto de su ayudante, recibe la visita dela misteriosa escritora Elizabeth Costello, que le desafía a retomar las riendas de su vida. Hombre lento lleva a cabo una meditación acerca de lo que nos convierte en seres humanos, a la vez que reflexiona sobre la vejez. La lucha de Paul Rayment con su supuesta debilidad se traduce a través de la voz clara y sin tapujos de J.M. Coetzee; el resultado es una historia profundamente conmovedora sobre el amor y la mortalidad que deslumbra al lector en cada página.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788439727699
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial España
  • Publication date: 5/23/2013
  • Language: Spanish
  • Sold by: RANDOM HOUSE MONDADORI
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 590 KB

Meet the Author

J.M. Coetzee
J.M. Coetzee
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize for Literature to South African novelist J. M. Coetzee, a towering literary talent “who in innumerable guises portrays the surprising involvement of the outsider.” The Academy cited the astonishing wealth of variety in Coetzee’s stories, many of which are set against the backdrop of apartheid.

Biography

John Maxwell Coetzee was born in 1940 in Cape Town, South Africa. He is of both Boer and English descent. His parents sent him to an English school, and he grew up using English as his first language.

At the beginning of the 1960s he moved to England, where he worked initially as a computer programmer. He studied literature in the United States and has gone on to teach at several American universities, the University of Cape Town, and the University of Adelaide.

Coetzee made his debut as a writer of fiction in 1974. His first book, Dusklands was published in South Africa. His international breakthrough came in 1980 with the novel Waiting for the Barbarian. In 1983 he won the Booker Prize in the United Kingdom for Life and Times of Michael K. In 1999, he became the first author to be twice awarded the Booker Prize, this time for his novel, Disgrace. In 2003, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. The Academy cited the astonishing wealth of variety in Coetzee's stories, many of which are set against the backdrop of apartheid.

In addition to his novels, Coetzee has written numerous essays and interviews. His literary criticism has been published in journals and collected into anthologies.

Good To Know

Described by friends as a reclusive and private man, Coetzee did not make the trip to London in 1984 to receive the Booker Prize for Life and Times of Michael K, nor when he again won the prize for Disgrace in 1999.

His 1977 novel, In the Heart of the Country, was filmed as the motion picture Dust in 1985.

Coetzee has also been active as a translator of Dutch and Afrikaans literature.

In 2002, Coetzee emigrated to Australia.

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    1. Also Known As:
      John Maxwell Coetzee
    2. Hometown:
      Adelaide, Australia
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 9, 1940
    2. Place of Birth:
      Cape Town, South Africa
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of Cape Town, 1960; M.A., 1963; Ph.D. in Literature, University of Texas, Austin, 1969

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