Virgenes suicidas

Overview

En menos de un año y medio, las cinco hermanas Lisbon, adolescentes entre trece y diecisiete años, se suicidaron. Los jovencitos del barrio habían estado siempre fascinados por esas inalcanzables jóvenes en flor, atraídos por esa casa de densa femineidad enclaustrada, y las primeras muertes no hicieron sino ahondar el misterio y el espesor del deseo.
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Overview

En menos de un año y medio, las cinco hermanas Lisbon, adolescentes entre trece y diecisiete años, se suicidaron. Los jovencitos del barrio habían estado siempre fascinados por esas inalcanzables jóvenes en flor, atraídos por esa casa de densa femineidad enclaustrada, y las primeras muertes no hicieron sino ahondar el misterio y el espesor del deseo.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788433966827
  • Publisher: Anagrama
  • Publication date: 10/31/2013
  • Language: Spanish
  • Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 1,373,502
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 8.14 (h) x 0.49 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Eugenides
Concerned with themes that are simultaneously disturbing and intriguing, Jeffrey Eugenides caught the attention of readers with 1993's The Virgin Suicides. He garnered the Pulitzer Prize for 2002's Middlesex -- cementing his reputation as an edgy author with an ability to imbue scenes of ordinariness and nostalgia with an otherworldly importance.

Biography

Jeffrey Eugenides grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and attended Brown and Stanford Universities. His novel Middlesex was the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Ambassador Book Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, France's Prix Medicis, and the Lambda Literary Award. It was also selected for Oprah's Book Club. Eugenides' first novel, The Virgin Suicides, was adapted into a critically-acclaimed film by Sofia Coppola. He is on the faculty of Princeton University, and lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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Jonathan Safran Foer's novel Everything Is Illuminated grew out of his creative writing thesis project, which was advised by Joyce Carol Oates and Eugenides.

Eugenides considered becoming a priest or a monk, and worked alongside Mother Teresa in India for one week during a traveling break from college. He explained to the Calgary Herald, "I was so unformed in my personality and was trying on different personas; being a saint was a bit tight on my shoulders, though. At 20 you can really change your philosophy of the world by reading a single book, or by one chance meeting."

Eugenides, who got the idea for The Virgin Suicides when his nephew's babysitter revealed to him that she and all her siblings had attempted suicide, wrote the book while working as an administrator at the Academy of American Poets in New York. The first chapter was published in the Paris Review in 1991, getting him an agent and, two days later, a book deal.

In a 1995 piece for the New York Times entitled, "Hand Me My Air Guitar: I'm Still a Jethro Tull Fan," Eugenides paid homage to one of his favorite bands. "Being a Tull fan is a chronic condition," he wrote. "As with malaria, a swampiness reclaims the veins without warning."

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    1. Hometown:
      Princeton, NJ
    1. Date of Birth:
      March 8, 1960
    2. Place of Birth:
      Detroit, Michigan
    1. Education:
      B.A. in English, Brown University, 1983; M.A. in creative writing/English, Stanford University, 1986

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