La Biblia envenenada (The Poisonwood Bible)

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En La biblia envenenada se recorre la historia del Congo desde las postrimerías de la época colonial, en los años sesenta, hasta la actualidad, en un espinoso camino hacia la independencia. Este recorrido se realiza de la mano de las mujeres de una familia estadounidense cuyo progenitor, un pastor baUtista, se impone una imposible misión catequizadora. La madre y cada una de las cuatro hijas van relatando en sucesivos capítulos sus experiencias en este país. Una historia intensa, desgarradora y con una narrativa ...
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En La biblia envenenada se recorre la historia del Congo desde las postrimerías de la época colonial, en los años sesenta, hasta la actualidad, en un espinoso camino hacia la independencia. Este recorrido se realiza de la mano de las mujeres de una familia estadounidense cuyo progenitor, un pastor baUtista, se impone una imposible misión catequizadora. La madre y cada una de las cuatro hijas van relatando en sucesivos capítulos sus experiencias en este país. Una historia intensa, desgarradora y con una narrativa que lo atrapará desde el principio.

English Translation: In the poisoned bible the history of the Congo is crossed from the last years of the colonial time, in the Sixties, to the present time, in a thorny way towards independence. This route is made of the hand of the women of a American family whose ancestor, a shepherd Baptist, prevails an impossible catequizadora mission. The mother and each one of the four daughters are relating in successive chapters their experiences in this country. An intense, heartrendering history and with a narrative that will catch it from the beginning

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788484530251
  • Publisher: Planeta Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 3/1/2000
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 675
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Kingsolver
Barbara Kingsolver
Equally at home with poetry, novels, and nonfiction narratives, Barbara Kingsolver credits her careers in scientific writing and journalism with instilling in her a love of nature, a writer's discipline, and a strong sense of social justice.

Biography

According to the biography on her website, Barbara Kingsolver began writing around the age of nine. Her early "oeuvre" included poems, short stories, and essays, including one noteworthy piece on school safety that was published in the local newspaper, helped to pass a local bond issue, and netted the author a $25 savings bond -- "on which she expected to live comfortably into adulthood."

Kingsolver left her native Kentucky to attend DePauw University on a piano scholarship; but intellectual curiosity (the same quality that informs her writing) prompted her to transfer from the music school to the college of liberal arts where she majored in biology. Immediately after college, she traveled in Greece and France and returned to the U.S. to pursue her master's degree in science from the University of Arizona. She worked for a while as a science writer for the university before becoming a freelance journalist. In 1986 she won an Arizona Press Club Award.

Kingsolver's first novel, The Bean Trees, was composed entirely at night during a period of chronic, pregnancy-related insomnia. Published in 1988, this story of a young woman transplanted from Kentucky to Tucson was reviewed enthusiastically by critics. " As clear as air," rhapsodized The New York Times Book Review. "It is the southern novel taken west, its colors as translucent and polished as one of those slices of rose agate from a desert shop." Readers, too, proclaimed the story a delight.

Since then, Kingsolver has produced a string of bestselling novels, including Pigs in Heaven, The Poisonwood Bible (an Oprah's Book club selection), and Prodigal Summer. She has also authored collections of her poems (Another America), short stories (Homeland), and essays (Small Wonders); as well as nonfiction narratives like Animal, Vegetable, Miracle.

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In 2008, Kingsolver delivered the commencement address at Duke University, offering graduates advice on "How to be Hopeful."

She is a member of the Rock Bottom Remainders, a rock and roll band consisting of published writers, including Amy Tan, Matt Groening, Dave Barry, and Stephen King among others.

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    1. Date of Birth:
      April 8, 1955
    2. Place of Birth:
      Annapolis, Maryland
    1. Education:
      B.A., DePauw University, 1977; M.S., University of Arizona, 1981
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