Las asombrosas aventuras de Kavalier y Clay [NOOK Book]

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Joe Kavalier, un joven artista judío entrenado en las artes del escapismo del maestro Houdini, acaba de conseguir su mayor proeza: ha huido de la Praga ocupada por los nazis. Su objetivo es triunfar en América, ganar dinero rápidamente, y así poder liberar a su familia de las garras del imperio nazi. Joe Kavalier se traslada hasta el barrio de Brooklyn, Nueva York, donde vive su primo Sammy Clay. Desde el primer momento, los dos chicos entablan amistad y se lanzan al mercado incipiente del cómic, creando un ...
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Joe Kavalier, un joven artista judío entrenado en las artes del escapismo del maestro Houdini, acaba de conseguir su mayor proeza: ha huido de la Praga ocupada por los nazis. Su objetivo es triunfar en América, ganar dinero rápidamente, y así poder liberar a su familia de las garras del imperio nazi. Joe Kavalier se traslada hasta el barrio de Brooklyn, Nueva York, donde vive su primo Sammy Clay. Desde el primer momento, los dos chicos entablan amistad y se lanzan al mercado incipiente del cómic, creando un superhéroe judío que viajará hasta Europa para luchar contra Hitler. En la alucinante recreación del Nueva York de los años cuarenta que ilumina la historia caben el amor, los celos, la bohemia, las reflexiones sobre la creación y toda una serie de elementos que recuerdan el glamouroso mundo de Michael Chabon, un mundo que nunca deja de ser tierno y divertido. Con esta novela, el autor de Los misterios de Pittsburg, Chicos prodigiosos y Un mundo modelo, nos ofrece un estimulante triunfo del lenguaje y la inventiva. Como Pastoral americana, de Philip Roth, o Submundo, de Don DeLillo, Las asombrosas aventuras de Kavalier y Clay es una novela universal, maestra. «De entre los jóvenes valores de la actual literatura norteamericana, Michael Chabon es probablemente el menos abiertamente experimental y el que mejor conecta con las mejores virtudes del clasicismo de la llamada generación del New Yorker, es decir, escritores como Truman Capote, J. D. Salinger o John Cheever. Comparte con ellos una concepción de la literatura basada en la solidez narrativa, la impecable construcción de personajes y la sabia combinación de drama y humor.» Mauricio Bach
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788439727026
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial España
  • Publication date: 11/8/2012
  • Language: Spanish
  • Sold by: RANDOM HOUSE MONDADORI
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 1,339,756
  • File size: 810 KB

Meet the Author

Michael Chabon
Although his novels and short stories have varied in setting -- from the 1940s New York of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay to the contemporary Pittsburgh of The Mysteries of Pittsburgh -- all of Michael Chabon’s witty and understated books feature memorable, deftly-drawn characters trying to find their place in the world.

Biography

In 1987, at 24, Michael Chabon was living a graduate student's dream. His masters thesis for the writing program at UC Irvine, a novel called The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, was not only published -- it was published to the tune of a $155,000 advance, a six-figure first printing, a movie deal, and a place on the bestseller lists. Mysteries, a coming-of-age story about a man caught between romances with a man on one side, a woman on the other, and the shadow of his gangster father over it all, drew readers with its elegant prose and an irresistibly cool character, Art Bechstein, racing through a long, hot summer.

Following this auspicious debut, Chabon penned a follow-up short story collection, then hit a serious snag. After five years of fits and starts, he abandoned a troublesome work in progress and began work on another novel, a wry, smart book about, natch, an author hoplessly stuck writing his endless, shapeless novel! With 1995's Wonder Boys and its successful film adaptation by Curtis Hanson, Chabon found both critical praise and a wider audience.

In the year 2000, Chabon rose to the challenge of attempting something on a more epic scale. That something was The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, the story of two young, Jewish comic book artists in the 1940s. Like Chabon's other books, it explored a relationship between two men and dealt with their maturation. But unlike his other books, the novel was grander in scope and theme, blending the world of comic books, the impact of World War II, and the lives of his characters. It won a Pulitzer, and secured Chabon's place as an American talent unafraid to paint broad landscapes with minute detail and aching emotion.

Chabon's ability to capture modern angst in funny, intelligently plotted stories has earned him comparisons to everyone from Fitzgerald to DeLillo, but he has fearlessly wandered outside the conventions of the novel to write screenplays, children's books, comics, and pulp adventures. Clearly, Michael Chabon views his highly praised talent as a story that hasn't yet reached its climax.

Good To Know

Chabon usually writes from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m.

He has a side interest in television writing, having written a pilot for CBS (House of Gold) that did not get picked up, and a second one for TNT.

Chabon also has an interest in screenwriting; he was attached to X-Men but dropped from the project when director Bryan Singer signed on. Now he is adapting The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay for the big screen.

After slaving for five years on a book called Fountain City (parts of which can be read on his web site), Chabon finally decided it was not going to jell and abandoned it. At a low point, he switched gears and began Wonder Boys, the story (of course) of an author hopelessly stuck writing his endless, shapeless novel.

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    1. Hometown:
      Berkeley, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 24, 1963
    2. Place of Birth:
      Washington, D.C.
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of Pittsburgh; M.F.A., University of California at Irvine
    2. Website:

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