La desaparicion de Majorana

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En 1938, tras partir de Nápoles a Palermo en un viaje por mar, desapareció el físico siciliano Ettore Majorana, quien en su última correspondencia dirigida a un colega de la Universidad de Nápoles, donde impartía clases, expresaba su intención de suicidarse. La verdad de los hechos, sin embargo, no resultará tan obvia. Lo que en un principio se atribuye a un acto de locura esconde, por el contrario, muchos misterios.
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En 1938, tras partir de Nápoles a Palermo en un viaje por mar, desapareció el físico siciliano Ettore Majorana, quien en su última correspondencia dirigida a un colega de la Universidad de Nápoles, donde impartía clases, expresaba su intención de suicidarse. La verdad de los hechos, sin embargo, no resultará tan obvia. Lo que en un principio se atribuye a un acto de locura esconde, por el contrario, muchos misterios.
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Sicilian novelist, essayist, and political commentator Sciascia (1921–89) brings to life the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the fellow Sicilian physicist Ettore Majorana (1906–38). A child prodigy, Majorana wrote articles on atomic spectroscopy reputed to have contributed to the earliest theories on nuclear fusion that produced nuclear power reactions and eventually the first atomic bombs. The novel, set in the fascist political world that young Majorana experienced, closely follows his career in Italy and then Germany, where he studied and later witnessed Hitler’s fast rise to power. At the center of the novel is an attempt to resolve the mystery of Majorana’s disappearance: did he kill himself, was he kidnapped by foreign powers interested in his research, or did he fake his death and anonymously enter a monastery? At the end, the mystery remains unsolved. Easy to read and free of excessive literary abstraction, the novel reads like a journalistic account; Sciascia was an outstanding newspaper reporter. A psychological profile of a brilliant scientist, this novel is recommended for those who enjoy literary thrillers.—Rafael Ocasio, Agnes Scott Coll., Decatur, GA


—Rafael Ocasio
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788483830086
  • Publisher: Tusquets Editores
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Coleccion Andanzas Series
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 5.49 (w) x 8.33 (h) x 0.35 (d)

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