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4ª EDICIÓN En 1936, los Schwart, una familia de inmigrantes desesperada por escapar de la Alemania nazi, se instala en una pequeña ciudad de Estados Unidos. El padre, un profesor de instituto, es rebajado al único trabajo al que tiene acceso: sepulturero y vigilante de cementerio. Los prejuicios locales y la debilidad emocional de los Schwart suscitan una terrible tragedia familiar. Rebecca, la hija del sepulturero, comienza entonces su sorprendente peregrinación por la «América profunda», una odisea de riesgo ...
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La hija del sepulturero

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4ª EDICIÓN En 1936, los Schwart, una familia de inmigrantes desesperada por escapar de la Alemania nazi, se instala en una pequeña ciudad de Estados Unidos. El padre, un profesor de instituto, es rebajado al único trabajo al que tiene acceso: sepulturero y vigilante de cementerio. Los prejuicios locales y la debilidad emocional de los Schwart suscitan una terrible tragedia familiar. Rebecca, la hija del sepulturero, comienza entonces su sorprendente peregrinación por la «América profunda», una odisea de riesgo erótico e intrépida imaginación que la obligará a reinventarse a sí misma. Joyce Carol Oates ha creado una pieza magistral de realismo mítico y doméstico, excepcionalmente emotiva y provocadora: un testimonio íntimo de la resistencia del individuo. En esta novela prodigiosa la violencia actúa como un faro iluminando una cultura y una época. «Novelistas como John Updike, Philip Roth, Tom Wolfe y Norman Mailer compiten por el título de Gran Novelista Americano. Pero quizás ellos se equivocan. Tal vez la Gran Novelista Americana es una mujer.» The Herald «Una escritora de una extraordinaria fuerza… Ha tratado con una admirable consistencia el gran tema americano: la búsqueda de la propia identidad.» The Guardian «Oates evoluciona sin descanso como artista, explorando continuamente nuevos aspectos de la vida americana… La literatura es para ella un único género en el que trabaja con total inventiva, adaptando temas clásicos, homenajeando a grandes maestros, escribiendo en diversos estilos y formas, siempre fiel a su propia e intensa imaginación. Sólo nos queda rendirnos ante la todopoderosa fuerza de las virtudes de Joyce Carol Oates.» The New York Review of Books «Su incomparable prosa y su habilidad para mover a la reflexión a medida que va reinventando nuevos géneros son únicas... Pocos escritores son capaces de contar una historia con tanta convicción y entretenimiento.» Scotland on Sunday «Leer a Oates es como transitar por un campo de minas emocional, para volver a la tranquilidad y sacudir la cabeza ante tamañas lucidez y revelación.» The Washington Post Book World
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788420498850
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial España
  • Publication date: 7/15/2010
  • Language: Spanish
  • Sold by: RANDOM HOUSE MONDADORI
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,077,349
  • File size: 2 MB

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Joyce Carol Oates
In a prolific and varied oeuvre that ranges over essays, plays, criticism, and several genres of fiction, Joyce Carol Oates has proved herself one of the most influential and important storytellers in the literary world.

Biography

Joyce Carol Oates is one of the most influential and important storytellers in the literary world. She has often used her supreme narrative skills to examine the dark side of middle-class Americana, and her oeuvre includes some of the finest examples of modern essays, plays, criticism, and fiction from a vast array of genres. She is still publishing with a speed and consistency of quality nearly unheard of in contemporary literature.

A born storyteller, Oates has been spinning yarns since she was a little girl too young to even write. Instead, she would communicate her stories through drawings and paintings. When she received her very first typewriter at the age of 14, her creative floodgates opened with a torrent. She says she wrote "novel after novel" throughout high school and college -- a prolificacy that has continued unabated throughout a professional career that began in 1963 with her first short story collection, By the North Gate.

Oates's breakthrough occurred in 1969 with the publication of them, a National Book Award winner that established her as a force to be reckoned with. Since that auspicious beginning, she has been nominated for nearly every major literary honor -- from the PEN/Faulkner Award to the Pulitzer Prize -- and her fiction turns up with regularity on The New York Times annual list of Notable Books.

On average Oates publishes at least one novel, essay anthology, or story collection a year (during the 1970s, she produced at the astonishing rate of two or three books a year!). And although her fiction often exposes the darker side of America's brightest facades – familial unrest, sexual violence, the death of innocence – she has also made successful forays into Gothic novels, suspense, fantasy, and children's literature. As novelist John Barth once remarked, "Joyce Carol Oates writes all over the aesthetical map."

Where she finds the time for it no one knows, but Oates manages to combine her ambitious, prolific writing career with teaching: first at the University of Windsor in Canada, then (from 1978 on), at Princeton University in New Jersey. For all her success and fame, her daily routine of teaching and writing has changed very little, and her commitment to literature as a transcendent human activity remains steadfast.

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When not writing, Oates likes to take in a fight. "Boxing is a celebration of the lost religion of masculinity all the more trenchant for its being lost," she says in highbrow fashion of the lowbrow sport.

Oates's Black Water, which is a thinly veiled account of Ted Kennedy's car crash in Chappaquiddick, was produced as an opera in the 1990s.

In 2001, Oprah Winfrey selected Oates's novel We Were the Mulvaneys for her Book Club.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Rosamond Smith
    2. Hometown:
      Princeton, New Jersey
    1. Date of Birth:
      June 16, 1938
    2. Place of Birth:
      Lockport, New York
    1. Education:
      B.A., Syracuse University, 1960; M.A., University of Wisconsin, 1961

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