Vecindarios excentricos (Eccentric Neighborhoods)

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Una obra épica sobre los linajes de dos familias, escrita por la autora de La casa de la laguna.
  
"Mamá nació en Guayamés el 6 de enero de 1901. Mi abuelo, Alvaro Rivas de Santillana, estaba convencido de que los Reyes Magos se la habían traído como obsequio, pero abuela Valeria decía que Clarissa había nacido por culpa de las lluvias."

Así comienza uno de los muchos cuentos de Vecindarios ...

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Vecindarios excéntricos: Eccentric Neighborhoods - Spanish-language edition

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Overview

Una obra épica sobre los linajes de dos familias, escrita por la autora de La casa de la laguna.
  
"Mamá nació en Guayamés el 6 de enero de 1901. Mi abuelo, Alvaro Rivas de Santillana, estaba convencido de que los Reyes Magos se la habían traído como obsequio, pero abuela Valeria decía que Clarissa había nacido por culpa de las lluvias."

Así comienza uno de los muchos cuentos de Vecindarios Excéntricos, donde las historias de hombres y mujeres cuyos amores y pérdidas coincidieron con la desaparición de la sociedad colonial de la isla y con el nacimiento de una clase de nuevos ricos, se despliegan en un abanico de relatos espléndidos. Los personages de Ferré saltan fuera de la página con tal fuerza que rayan casi en lo mitológico, acompañados por sueños y sucesos. Un abuelo cariñoso, decidido a enlazar a su nieta con un miembro de la aristocracia francesa, sella su destino trágico al celebrar su cotillón en el palacio de Versalles; una solterona se propone seducir al hombre más rico de Guayamés, rezándole a la vez a Jesucristo y al Departamento de Hacienda para que lo exima de los impuestos. Los relatos de Ferré son a la vez divertidos y tristes, conmovedores y sensuales. Pertenecen a una larga y distinguida tradición de narrativa hispanoamericana.  

"Attempts to portray social dislocations of a Puerto Rican society transformed by the Spanish-Cuban-American War and US intervention through the lives of two island families. Ferrâe captures the decadence of the old Spanish world and the ascent of a new dominant class with a different outlook and values as they impact the lives of her characters"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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"Una narradora estupenda." —Library Journal
  
"La prosa de Ferré es incandescente . . . Dramatiza la verdad de las historias que nos narramos, y que siempre estan enraizadas en un pasado familiar común." —People
  
"Narrativa fértil, llena de fábulas, anécedotas, recuerdos y alegorías . . . Los romances, las traiciones, y las ambiciónes se van acumulando sin detenerse a respirar." —Time

"Una de las más dotadas novelistas de Latinoamérica." —Washington Post Book World

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Eccentric Neighborhoods is nothing if not fertile...The stories of romance, betrayal and fortune-seeking pile up gorgeously...like successive canopies of foliage.
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Library Journal
Offerings in fiction represent a fine mix, from titles already published here in English the works by Alvarez, Bencastro, Escand n, and Ferr to works due in English this fall Allende's first fiction in many years to Fuentes's latest, a recapitulation of 20th-century Mexico centered on the passionate and provocative Laura Diaz. Arte P blico continues its fine effort to restore lost Hispanic classics, written in what is now the United States from the colonial era until today, with a tale by Venegas dating from 1928. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375703706
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 452
  • Sales rank: 1,090,569
  • Product dimensions: 5.17 (w) x 7.97 (h) x 0.96 (d)

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