Tercera novela de Jonathan Franzen, Las correcciones ?editada por primera vez en castellano en 2002? marc? un punto de inflexi?n en la trayectoria de su autor y lo consagr? como uno de los m?s destacados escritores norteamericanos contempor?neos y uno de los m?s finos int?rpretes de la compleja realidad de nuestra ?poca. Con esta historia inmisericorde de una t?pica familia norteamericana, Franzen obtuvo el National Book Award y el Premio James Tait Black Memorial, fue finalista de los premios Pulitzer y ...
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Tercera novela de Jonathan Franzen, Las correcciones —editada por primera vez en castellano en 2002— marcó un punto de inflexión en la trayectoria de su autor y lo consagró como uno de los más destacados escritores norteamericanos contemporáneos y uno de los más finos intérpretes de la compleja realidad de nuestra época. Con esta historia inmisericorde de una típica familia norteamericana, Franzen obtuvo el National Book Award y el Premio James Tait Black Memorial, fue finalista de los premios Pulitzer y Pen/Faulkner, vendió cuatro millones de ejemplares y su éxito alcanzó una dimensión internacional.
De este meticuloso retrato de los Lambert emergen de forma brillante y profundamente humana las angustias y contradicciones de toda una sociedad, la norteamericana, y de una época, la última década del siglo xx. Alfred Lambert es un ingeniero de ferrocarril jubilado cuya percepción de la realidad empieza a resquebrajarse a causa de la enfermedad de Parkinson. Su esposa Enid, tras cincuenta años de matrimonio, sigue obsesionada con mantener el orden en su enorme casa de un próspero barrio residencial. Los tres hijos se establecieron en la costa Este años atrás, lejos del hogar familiar. El mayor, Gary, es un alto ejecutivo bancario, un modélico padre de familia acosado por el fantasma de la depresión. Chip, el segundo, tras su fracaso en el mundo académico, se ha enfrascado en un nuevo proyecto de dudosa legalidad. Y Denise, la menor, extremadamente competitiva, triunfa como chef de un restaurante de moda, pero sufre los reveses de una vida sentimental inestable. En el país, la realidad económica corrige las expectativas sobrevaloradas del mercado bursátil, mientras los medicamentos más avanzados corrigen los trastornos del ánimo. Pero, en el ámbito de la familia, ¿pueden los hijos corregir los errores de sus padres? Y en un orden de cosas más concreto, ¿logrará Enid reunir a todos sus hijos para pasar una última Navidad juntos?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788415629993
  • Publisher: Ediciones Salamandra
  • Publication date: 6/24/2013
  • Language: Spanish
  • Sold by: Libranda
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 672
  • File size: 882 KB

Meet the Author

Jonathan Franzen
Jonathan Franzen
Best known for his National Book Award-winning novel The Corrections, Jonathan Franzen is equally adept at turning out elegant essays, social commentary, and cultural criticism.


Until his award-winning novel The Corrections was published in the fall of 2001, Jonathan Franzen was probably best known for a somewhat dyspeptic 1996 essay he wrote for Harper's entitled "Perchance to Dream." In it, Franzen decried the state of modern American fiction and, by association, that of his own career.

Part of Franzen's frustration may have stemmed from the reception of his first two novels, The Twenty-Seventh City (1988) and Strong Motion (1992). Although both books showcased his formidable literary skills and earned respectful praise from critics, neither one sold well. He won a Whiting Writer's Award for City and, in 1997, the British literary magazine Granta named him one of the 20 best American novelists under the age of 40. Still, major recognition seemed to elude him.

All that changed with The Corrections, a sprawling tale of American family dysfunction that was immediately acclaimed a "postmodern masterpiece." At long last, Franzen had found his voice, emerging from the pressure of trying to emulate his literary heroes Don DeLillo and William Gaddis. The New York Times Book Review called the novel "marvelous"; The New York Observer called it "brilliant"; and the Boston Globe called it "smart and boisterous and beautifully paced." In short, The Corrections put Franzen on the literary map.

A month later, Franzen's star lost some of its luster, when he became embroiled in a public relations fiasco. Kingmaker Oprah Winfrey selected The Corrections for her popular Book Club, but when the author expressed his discomfort with the endorsement, the show quickly withdrew its certification. A vilified Franzen hastened to explain himself, the book was re-Oprahcized -- and in a final salvo, Franzen wrote about the entire experience in a widely read New Yorker piece that only served to compound the controversy. As the line from his book goes, "What made corrections possible also doomed them." No matter; what Franzen lost in Oprah's esteem he gained in untold sales from the publicity, and The Corrections went on to win the National Book Award.

In 2002, a collection of Franzen's cultural criticism (including the famous Oprah piece and a reworked version of "Perchance to Dream") appeared under the title How to Be Alone, reaffirming his status as a writer of elegant nonfiction; and in 2006, he forayed into memoir with The Discomfort Zone, a self-lacerating look at his youth, his family, and the forces that shaped him into a writer.

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    1. Hometown:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 30, 1958
    2. Place of Birth:
      Western Springs, Illinois
    1. Education:
      B.A., Swarthmore College, 1981; studied as a Fulbright scholar at Freie Universität in Berlin
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