La piel del cielo (Premio Alfaguara 2001) [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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La piel del cielo (Premio Alfaguara 2001)

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788420499529
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial España
  • Publication date: 11/25/2010
  • Language: Spanish
  • Sold by: RANDOM HOUSE MONDADORI
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Sales rank: 486,498
  • File size: 4 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2012

    Katana

    *knocks on the door with two car seats*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2011

    muy buen libro

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2008

    Outstanding

    This book is a Literary gift to the world, taking the reader into many worlds by looking closely at daily lives.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2001

    The way to the stars

    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.

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    Posted December 11, 2008

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