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Los ultimos dias de La Prensa
     

Los ultimos dias de La Prensa

by Jaime Bayly
 

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Novela de aprendizaje y educación sentimental, a la vez que parodia política y social.

La crónica satírica y burlesca del periodismo cutre, visto a través de los ojos de un adolescente que lleva a cabo, en tan sórdido y disparatado contexto, su aprendizaje de la vida e incluso su iniciación al amor. El sentido del humor y

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Novela de aprendizaje y educación sentimental, a la vez que parodia política y social.

La crónica satírica y burlesca del periodismo cutre, visto a través de los ojos de un adolescente que lleva a cabo, en tan sórdido y disparatado contexto, su aprendizaje de la vida e incluso su iniciación al amor. El sentido del humor y del absurdo hallan vehículo idóneo en la extraordinaria destreza narrativa de que da muestras el escritor.

«Esta novela es eso mismo. Yo no elegí vivir con mis abuelos maternos y tampoco elegí trabajar en el diario La Prensa cuando aún no había cumplido quince años. La suma de esos dos hechos azarosos (o debidos a la voluntad de mi madre) me dejó en la memoria unos personajes y unas atmósferas que años después intenté recrear en esta novela».
Jaime Bayly

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION In Los últimos días de La Prensa, Jaime Bayly’s third published novel, we find all the narrative qualities we have come to expect from Bayly but in an entirely different setting: This time we are not faced with a novel centered on bisexuality and cocaine. Rather, we find ourselves caught in the midst of sordid journalism, with all its satirical and burlesque reporting, as seen by a teenager who chooses this grimy and ludicrous context to initiate his voyage into adulthood and even his initiation into the arts of love. Humor and the absurd find the ideal vehicle in the extraordinary narrative skill present in the author’s work.

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Born in Lima, Peru, in 1965, Bayly has worked as a TV host in Lima, Santa Domingo, and now Miami. His first novel, No se lo digas a nadie, was a best seller in Spain when it was published in 1994 and has been widely read by Hispanics here and in Latin America. In his third novel, Bayly veers from the homosexual, drug-related themes of his previous works to explore the world of yellow journalism as seen through the eyes of Peruvian teenager Dieguito. Marked by the satirical style and crude realism of his other books, this absorbing novel will continue to win Bayly devoted readers.Jorge Gonzalez

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781616050924
Publisher:
Alfaguara
Publication date:
04/26/2010
Series:
Jaime Bayly Collection Series
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
434
Sales rank:
1,254,812
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.30(d)

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