Segundo matrimonio

Segundo matrimonio

by Phillip Lopate, Miguel Temprano Garcia
     
 

In a beautiful Brooklyn apartment, the weekend transpires placidly for a New York couple: Eleanor and Frank, two successful professionals who believe they have achieved emotional balance with what is, for both of them, their second marriage. On Sundays they tend to get together with a sophisticated circle of friends, and on this particular evening

Overview

In a beautiful Brooklyn apartment, the weekend transpires placidly for a New York couple: Eleanor and Frank, two successful professionals who believe they have achieved emotional balance with what is, for both of them, their second marriage. On Sundays they tend to get together with a sophisticated circle of friends, and on this particular evening they are hosting a dinner in honor of a famous actor friend who they haven't seen in a while. Guests arrive and incorporate themselves quite naturally into the dinner preparations; the conversation is lively, the atmosphere is jovial. But when the friends leave and the couple is left alone, the tension that has been building over the past few hours comes to a head and threatens the stability in their relationship.
 En un espléndido apartamento de Brooklyn, el fin de semana transcurre plácidamente para una pareja neoyorquina: Eleanor y Frank, dos profesionales de éxito que creen haber logrado el equilibrio emocional en el que para ambos es su segundo matrimonio. Los domingos se suelen reunir con un sofisticado círculo de amistades y ese día preparan en casa una cena en honor de un amigo, actor de moda, al que llevan tiempo sin ver. Los invitados van llegando e incorporándose con naturalidad a los preparativos de la cena; la conversación es animada, el ambiente jovial. Pero cuando los amigos se marchan y la pareja se queda a solas, las tensiones que han ido surgiendo en las últimas horas salen a la luz amenazando la estabilidad de su relación.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Lopate's fictions deftly deconstruct the fictions married people build to house their marriages."  —Los Angeles Times, on the English-language edition

"[E]xamine[s], with hilarity and tenderness, the notion that love is more or less a con game."  —Salon.com, on the English-language edition

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788493659783
Publisher:
Libros del Asteroide
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Edition description:
Spanish-language edition
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Phillip Lopate is an American essayist, novelist, and poet who also writes about film, architecture, and urbanism for several prestigious publications. He is the author of the collections of essays Bachelorhood, Against Joie de Vivre, and Portrait of My Body, the novel Confessions of Summer, the poetry collections The Eyes Don't Always Want to Stay Open and The Daily Round, and the teaching memoir Being With Children. After working with children for 12 years in the Writers in the Schools Program, he began teaching literature and creative writing at the university level. He is currently a professor at Columbia University and lives in New York City.

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