Valfierno

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Valfierno cuenta un espectacular caso real de delito internacional, protagonizado por un argentino en 1911. El delito, por cierto, fue en sí mismo una obra de arte del ingenio más sofisticado y tuvo como punto de partida el robo de La Gioconda, el cuadro más famoso del Museo del Louvre.

Martín Caparrós despliega el caso en una novela de aventuras y en el retrato de un hombre extraordinario. El protagonista, hijo de una sirvienta, se construye con sucesivas máscaras, se mezcla ...

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Overview

Valfierno cuenta un espectacular caso real de delito internacional, protagonizado por un argentino en 1911. El delito, por cierto, fue en sí mismo una obra de arte del ingenio más sofisticado y tuvo como punto de partida el robo de La Gioconda, el cuadro más famoso del Museo del Louvre.

Martín Caparrós despliega el caso en una novela de aventuras y en el retrato de un hombre extraordinario. El protagonista, hijo de una sirvienta, se construye con sucesivas máscaras, se mezcla con la sociedad a la que no pertenece, en la Argentina de la Belle Epoque y luego en París, y se transforma en "Valfierno". Su vida marginal, su desesperada búsqueda a tientas de una identidad, su florecimiento como estafador y falso marqués se cristalizan en el escandaloso golpe maestro.

Valfierno no sólo es la narración magistral de una increíble historia sino que también es una reflexión sobre la identidad, sobre el valor de la falsificación y de la verdad.

Premio Planeta Argentina de Novela 2004.

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  • ISBN-13: 9789504913047
  • Publisher: Planeta Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 2/15/2005
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.37 (d)

Meet the Author

Martín Caparrós nació en Buenos Aires en 1957. Empezó a trabajar en el diario Noticias en 1973. Entre 1976 y 1983 vivió en París (donde se licenció en Historia) y Madrid. Ha hecho periodismo deportivo, taurino, cultural, gastronómico, político y policial en prensa gráfica, radio y televisión.

Dirigió los mensuarios El Porteño, Babel, Página/30 y Cuisine & Vins. Publicó las novelas Ansay o los infortunios de la gloria (1984), No velas a tus muertos (1986), El tercer cuerpo (1990), La noche anterior (1990), La Historia (1999); las crónicas de Larga distancia (1992), Dios Mío (1994) y La guerra moderna (1999); los ensayos de La Patria Capicúa (1995); ediciones críticas de dos textos de Voltaire: El ingenuo y Filosofía de la historia, y del Plan revolucionario de operaciones de Mariano Moreno, y los tres tomos de La Voluntad, Una historia de la militancia revolucionaria en la Argentina 1966-1978 (1997/98). Sus últimos libros publicados son una traducción en verso de Romeo y Julieta y los textos de Extinción, últimas imágenes del trabajo en la Argentina (2001), Qué país, informe urgente sobre la Argentina que viene (2002), Bingo (2003) y Amor y anarquía (2003).

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