Todo cuenta: Del pasado remoto al futuro incierto [NOOK Book]

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En Todo cuenta, recopilaci?n de ensayos, art?culos, ponencias y apuntes de viaje que abarca, pr?cticamente, toda la vida del autor, el lector tiene la oportunidad de conocer la visi?n del mundo de este hombre de letras ajeno a modas y estilos. M?s de treinta textos publicados en su d?a por revistas y peri?dicos en los que la astuta mirada de Bellow recoge, desde un magn?fico retrato de la ciudad de Chicago, la firma del tratado de paz entre Egipto e Israel, o impresiones sobre sus colegas, hasta una descripci?n ...
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Todo cuenta: Del pasado remoto al futuro incierto

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Overview

En Todo cuenta, recopilación de ensayos, artículos, ponencias y apuntes de viaje que abarca, prácticamente, toda la vida del autor, el lector tiene la oportunidad de conocer la visión del mundo de este hombre de letras ajeno a modas y estilos. Más de treinta textos publicados en su día por revistas y periódicos en los que la astuta mirada de Bellow recoge, desde un magnífico retrato de la ciudad de Chicago, la firma del tratado de paz entre Egipto e Israel, o impresiones sobre sus colegas, hasta una descripción de la sociedad española de posguerra. Pero es, sobre todo, su lamento sobre la pérdida de responsabilidad del novelista en la tarea de construir una literatura que sea vehículo de «impresiones verdaderas» lo que compone el corazón de este libro. Una crítica devastadora a sus contemporáneos que ejemplifica a la perfección el texto leído en la recepción del Nobel. Como colofón, tres entrevistas recogen las impresiones del autor sobre la lectura, la escritura, la enseñanza y la vida.

«Frase a frase, página a página, Bellow es, simplemente, el mejor escritor que tenemos.»
The New York Times Book Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788499895680
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial España
  • Publication date: 9/15/2011
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: CONTEMPORANEA
  • Sold by: RANDOM HOUSE MONDADORI
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 444 KB

Meet the Author

Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow
A literary giant, Saul Bellow loomed large over writers attempting the Great American Novel, since many would argue that he has already achieved this feat at least once over. He was considered a foremost chronicler of the Jewish-American post-war experience, but the "human understanding and subtle analysis of contemporary culture that are combined in his work" are what won him the Nobel, and helped him transcend cultural and national borders.

Biography

Praised for his vision, his ear for detail, his humor, and the masterful artistry of his prose, Saul Bellow was born of Russian Jewish parents in Lachine, Quebec in 1915, and was raised in Chicago. He received his Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in 1937, with honors in sociology and anthropology, and did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin. During the Second World War he served in the Merchant Marines.

His first two novels, Dangling Man (1944) and The Victim (1947) are penetrating, Kafka-like psychological studies. In 1948 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and spent two years in Paris and traveling in Europe, where he began his picaresque novel The Adventures of Augie March, which went on to win the National Book Award for fiction in 1954. His later books of fiction include Seize the Day (1956); Henderson the Rain King (1959); Mosby's Memoirs and Other Stories (1968); Mr. Sammler's Planet (1970); Humboldt's Gift (1975), which won the Pulitzer Prize; The Dean's December (1982); More Die of Heartbreak (1987);Theft (1988); The Bellarosa Connection (1989); The Actual (1996); and, most recently, Ravelstein (2000). Bellow has also produced a prolific amount of non-fiction, collected in To Jerusalem and Back, a personal and literary record of his sojourn in Israel during several months in 1975, and It All Adds Up, a collection of memoirs and essays.

Bellow's many awards included the International Literary Prize for Herzog, for which he became the first American to receive the prize; the Croix de Chevalier des Arts et Lettres, the highest literary distinction awarded by France to non-citizens; the B'nai B'rith Jewish Heritage Award for "excellence in Jewish Literature"; and America's Democratic Legacy Award of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, the first time this award has been made to a literary personage. In 1976 Bellow was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature "for the human understanding and subtle analysis of contemporary culture that are combined in his work."

Bellow passed away on April 5, 2005 at the age of 89.

Author biography courtesy of Penguin Group (USA).

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    1. Also Known As:
      Solomon Bellow (real name)
      Saul Bellow
    1. Date of Birth:
      June 10, 1915
    2. Place of Birth:
      Lachine, Quebec, Canada
    1. Date of Death:
      April 5, 2005
    2. Place of Death:
      Brookline, Massachusetts

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