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La piel del cielo (Premio Alfaguara 2001)
     

La piel del cielo (Premio Alfaguara 2001)

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by Elena Poniatowska
 

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«Mamá, ¿allá atrás se acaba el mundo?» Esta frase abre camino a una historia fascinante: la de un hombre de enorme talento destinado a desentrañar los misterios de la astronomía. Lorenzo de Tena, inconformista y rebelde, deberá luchar contra las desigualdades sociales, las trampas

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«Mamá, ¿allá atrás se acaba el mundo?» Esta frase abre camino a una historia fascinante: la de un hombre de enorme talento destinado a desentrañar los misterios de la astronomía. Lorenzo de Tena, inconformista y rebelde, deberá luchar contra las desigualdades sociales, las trampas burocráticas y las tentaciones políticas para ver realizada su vocación. Pero los mayores retos de su búsqueda no vendrán de la ciencia sino de la cara más oculta de las personas, la que esconde las pasiones y los sentimientos. Una novela que, como un telescopio, nos acerca a los desafíos más inalcanzables: las estrellas y el amor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788420499529
Publisher:
Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial España
Publication date:
11/25/2010
Sold by:
PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE GRUPO EDITORIAL
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Elena Poniatowska nació en París y vive en México desde 1942. Periodista y escritora comprometida, a menudo ha puesto su pluma al servicio de las causas más justas. Entre sus novelas destacan: Lilus Kikus (1954), Hasta no verte, Jesús mío (1969), Querido Diego, te abraza Quiela (1978), La Flor de Lis (1988), Tinísima (1992) y La piel del cielo (Premio Internacional Alfaguara 2001); entre sus cuentos, los reunidos en De noche vienes (1979). También ha escrito libros de entrevistas, ensayos y crónicas tan importantes como La noche de Tlatelolco (1971) y Fuerte es el silencio (1980). Su obra ha sido traducida a más de una decena de idiomas y galardonada con múltiples premios nacionales e internacionales, entre ellos el Premio Cervantes 2013.

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La piel del cielo 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A book written with an impressive style that captures the attention of the reader immediately, but when the story reach a momentum the writer insert it to a chapter of the real story of Mexico in the 40's, with a famous intelectual related to a public college and the story turns boring and slow. No doubt about grupo planeta and their criteria to select a winner for a year but in this case, this book is different to the one they select for the annual prize.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Me encanta como escribe Elena Poniatowska, este libro lo recomiendo ampliamente, lo lei hace varios años y simplemente me fascino, lo voy a comprar para mi nook. Realmente vale la pena!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a Literary gift to the world, taking the reader into many worlds by looking closely at daily lives.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a book written, like all by Elena Poniatowska, with passion, sincerity and sense of humor. She has undertaken no less than the chronicle of Astronomy in Mexico during the first half of last century. The reader is given a world of historical data, scientific formulae and anecdotes, seamlessly incorporated in the life of Lorenzo de Tena, who seems to be, in his selfless devotion to science, more a monk or even a robot than a human being. He is, in fact, impatient with most human expressions, except when they coincide to his one and only interest: the study of the celestial planets and stars. We are more attracted to a number of the characters who accompany him part of the road: the friend, the younger sister, the teacher,the colleague,the love of his life. Of them, however, we only have a glimpse, through dialogue. With the notable exception, not difficult to understand, of three women: Lorenzo's mother, his sister Leticia and Fausta, his frustrated lover, who are more rounded and alive than the rest. Lorenzo is not a novel character; cut off from real life, repeating incessanttly the same ideas and principles that move him, he is rather the embodiment of an obsession, the one that begins and ends in the Observatorio de Tonanzintla, Puebla, which is loved by so many because it allows them to feel close to the skin of the sky... This is,then, a historical chronicle, more than novel, of the origins of that Observatory. Summing up, I would say that the Alfaguara novel prize 2001 was awarded to Elena Poniatowska, who used the pseudonym 'Dumbo', in part for her hard labor in producing this book, where her style, voice and themes are immediately recognizable, and in part for the ensemble of her work, over a rich, intense and always very committed, writing career.