Submundo (Underworld) [NOOK Book]

Overview


El 3 de octubre de 1951 un estadio de Nueva York fue escenario de un partido de béisbol legendario que culminó en un grito colectivo cuando, en el último momento, los Giants consiguieron una inesperada victoria. Ese mismo día la Unión Soviética probaba la bomba atómica. Éste es el punto de partida de Submundo, en palabras de Salman Rushdie, «un libro magnífico de un maestro americano». Don DeLillo relata en su novela más emblemática cincuenta años de historia estadounidense, y nos ofrece una visión única del ...
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Overview


El 3 de octubre de 1951 un estadio de Nueva York fue escenario de un partido de béisbol legendario que culminó en un grito colectivo cuando, en el último momento, los Giants consiguieron una inesperada victoria. Ese mismo día la Unión Soviética probaba la bomba atómica. Éste es el punto de partida de Submundo, en palabras de Salman Rushdie, «un libro magnífico de un maestro americano». Don DeLillo relata en su novela más emblemática cincuenta años de historia estadounidense, y nos ofrece una visión única del alma de la sociedad moderna: sus miedos y obsesiones, sus esperanzas y deseos, sus logros y frustraciones. Desde las grandes salas de baile de Nueva York hasta los bombardeos de Vietnam o la Guerra Fría, figuras que marcaron una época se mezclan con seres anónimos y juntos iluminan los secretos de nuestra era. Considerada por el New York Times como una de las cinco mejores novelas estadounidenses de los últimos veinticinco años, Submundo es una obra de arte polifónica que acepta todos los desafíos, un clásico contemporáneo de ambición inigualable: «Una asombrosa y luminosa obra de arte», Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Book Review; «Un libro brillante que ha convertido a DeLillo en un gran novelista», Martin Amis, The New York Times.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788432291043
  • Publisher: Grupo Planeta
  • Publication date: 8/5/2011
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Biblioteca Formentor
  • Sold by: Planeta
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Don DeLillo
Don DeLillo
Flooring readers with his complex, intelligent evocations of modern-day America and the philosophical challenges of living in it, Don DeLillo swiftly established himself as an important writer. His wide-ranging, somewhat strange novels go less for the emotions than for the reader's very interpretations of reality.

Biography

Growing up in his working class Bronx neighborhood in the 1940s and '50s, Don De Lillo was far more interested in sports than in books. A listless student, he did not develop an interest in reading until he was 18 and working a summer job as a parking attendant. Desperate to fill in the long, boring hours of downtime, he discovered the literature of Faulkner, Joyce, and Hemingway. He attended Fordham University and worked in advertising for several years before seriously pursuing a writing career.

When De Lillo's first novel, Americana, was published in 1971, it received modest reviews. Seven books followed over the next 14 years, steadily generating more critical praise but few sales. Then, in 1985, he hit pay dirt with White Noise, a brooding postmodern masterpiece about a Midwestern college professor and his family in the aftermath of an airborne toxic accident. It proved to be De Lillo's breakthrough, earning him both a National Book Award and an avid cult following.

Since then, De Lillo has gone on to produce a string of superb "literary" novels that fairly brim with big ideas yet also capture the essence of contemporary culture in all its infuriating banality. Cited by younger writers like Jonathan Franzen and David Foster Wallace as a major influence, De Lillo remains a reserved and private, albeit gracious and genteel man who seems a bit uncomfortable with fame.

Among the many honors De Lillo has received are the Irish Times/Aer Lingus International Fiction Prize for Libra (1989); the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for Mao II (1991); and the Jerusalem Prize, William Dean Howells Medal, and the Riccardo Bacchelli International Award for his magnum opus Underworld (1997). In addition, three of his novels received high marks on a 2006 survey sponsored by The New York Times to name the single best work of American fiction of the last 25 years.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Cleo Birdwell
    2. Hometown:
      Westchester County, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 20, 1936
    2. Place of Birth:
      New York City
    1. Education:
      Fordham University, 1958

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