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En busca del baron Corvo
     

En busca del baron Corvo

by A. J. A. Symons, Juan Manuel Bonet (Prologue by)
 

After having it recommended to him by friend, A.J.A. Symons read Frederick Rolfe's Hadrian the Seventh in 1925 and found himself entranced by the novel and by its mysterious and all-but-forgotten author. This book is a hilarious and heartbreaking portrait of the strange Frederick Rolfe, an artist, writer, and frustrated aspirant to the priesthood with a

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After having it recommended to him by friend, A.J.A. Symons read Frederick Rolfe's Hadrian the Seventh in 1925 and found himself entranced by the novel and by its mysterious and all-but-forgotten author. This book is a hilarious and heartbreaking portrait of the strange Frederick Rolfe, an artist, writer, and frustrated aspirant to the priesthood with a talent for self-destruction, but it is also a self-portrait, a study of the obsession and sympathy that inspires the biographer's art.

Siguiendo la recomendación de un amigo, en 1925 A.J.A. Symons leyó Hadrian the Seventh y quedó anonadado por la obra y por su misterioso y prácticamente olvidado autor. Este libro es un retrato graciosísimo y desgarrador del excéntrico Frederick Rolfe, artista, escritor, y aspirante frustrado al seminario con un verdadero talento para la destrucción propia., pero es también un auto-retrato, un estudio de la obsesión y la simpatía que inspiran el arte del biógrafo.

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"A slender book, an odd book, a completely original book, [it] also represents a new method of writing biography that has never been copied."  —Wall Street Journal, on the English-language edition

"Once caught up in 'the quest,' the reader wonders how he can have lived so long without meeting this elusive, mysterious man and his work."  —New York Times, on the English-language edition

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788493431518
Publisher:
Libros del Asteroide
Publication date:
05/01/2005
Edition description:
Spanish-language edition
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author


A.J.A. Symons was an English writer and bibliographer who founded the First Edition Club.

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