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Knoxville, Tennessee, década de 1950. La novela relata algunos años de la vida del héroe que da nombre a la novela, Cornelius Suttree, un hombre que deja atrás su vida de familia acomodada, abandona a su mujer y se compra una barcaza, en la que vivirá, para convertirse en pescador uniéndose a una banda de vagabundos, ladrones, prostitutas, jugadores y demás parias cuya vida transcurre entre la mera supervivencia y una muerte sórdida. El protagonista comparte los rasgos tradicionales de los héroes de McCarthy: es ...
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Suttree (en español)

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Knoxville, Tennessee, década de 1950. La novela relata algunos años de la vida del héroe que da nombre a la novela, Cornelius Suttree, un hombre que deja atrás su vida de familia acomodada, abandona a su mujer y se compra una barcaza, en la que vivirá, para convertirse en pescador uniéndose a una banda de vagabundos, ladrones, prostitutas, jugadores y demás parias cuya vida transcurre entre la mera supervivencia y una muerte sórdida. El protagonista comparte los rasgos tradicionales de los héroes de McCarthy: es un solitario impenitente, acaba presa de un aislamiento que nunca se explica del todo y el momento de la vida en que se encuentra se describe con una crudeza y una intensidad poética que elude todo análisis. Así, la vida de Cornelius Suttree se convierte en el relato de una vida anónima, sin compromisos, que explora la existencia en sus formas más rudas de un modo que no está exento de lirismo, para acabar convirtiéndose en una reflexión sobre la identidad y la ausencia de propósitos en la vida. Sin armazón narrativo muy elaborado, Suttree es una construcción hecha a base de episodios que dejan una huella indeleble en la memoria. Se ha comparado a esta obra con Las aventuras de Huckleberry Finn por la omnipresencia del río, pero también con Ulises de Joyce, por su prosa, e incluso el Infierno de Dante por el descenso al infierno que representa.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Set in Knoxville, Tenn., in the 1950s, this novel tells the story of a man who has repudiated his well-to-do parents, deserted his wife and is now a river fisherman who consorts with robbers, ragmen and other outcasts. ``McCarthy captures these people's lives and speech with a tough, lyric grace,'' PW commented. (October)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788439724919
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial España
  • Publication date: 6/17/2011
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: LITERATURA MONDADORI
  • Sold by: RANDOM HOUSE MONDADORI
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Sales rank: 1,347,915
  • File size: 521 KB

Meet the Author

Cormac McCarthy was born in Rhode Island in1933 and spent most of his childhood near Knoxville, Tennessee. He served in the U.S. Air Force and later studied at the University of Tennessee. In 1976 he moved to El Paso, Texas, where he lives today.  McCarthy's fiction parallels his movement from the Southeast to the West--the first four novels being set in Tennessee, the last three in the Southwest and Mexico. The Orchard Keeper (1965) won the Faulkner Award for a first novel; it was followed by Outer Dark (1968),  Child of God (1973), Suttree (1979), Blood Meridian (1985), All the Pretty Horses, which won both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Book Award for fiction in 1992, and The Crossing.
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