La santa muerte

La santa muerte

by Homero Aridjis

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ISBN-13: 9786073150736
Publisher: PRH Grupo Editorial
Publication date: 06/27/2017
Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 576,818
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Homero Aridjis nació en Contepec, Michoacán, México. Su vasta obra de poesía, narrativa, ensayo, dramaturgia y literatura infantil ha sido traducida a quince idiomas y ha sido reconocida con importantes premios literarios en México, Italia, Francia, Serbia y Estados Unidos, como el Xavier Villaurrutia, el Diana-Novedades, el Grinzane Cavour, el Roger Caillois, la Llave de Oro de Smederevo y el Eréndira. Ex embajador de México en los Países Bajos, Suiza y la UNESCO, durante seis años fue presidente internacional del PEN Internacional, del cual es presidente emérito. Fundador del Grupo de los Cien, por su labor como ambientalista recibió el Premio Global 500 del Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Medio Ambiente, el John Hay Award de la Orion Society, la "Fuerza de la Naturaleza" del Natural Resources Defense Council y el Premio del Milenio para Liderazgo Internacional en el Medio Ambiente de Mikhail Gorbachev y Global Green. Ganador de la beca Guggenheim en dos ocasiones, ha sido profesor en las universidades de Indiana, New York, Columbia y California (Irvine). Actualmente es presidente de la Swedenborg Society, con sede en Londres. Su última novela es Carne de Dios, y su más reciente libro de poesía es Del cielo y sus maravillas, de la tierra y sus miserias.

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La Santa Muerte 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Frabjous More than 1 year ago
The title story, "La Santa Muerte," is the first literary presentation of this cult figure that is worshipped by more than two million people in Mexico. In Mexico the cult of Saint Death is rapidly growing. This female grim reaper, considered a saint by followers but Satanic by the Catholic Church, is worshipped by people whose lives are filled with danger and/or violence: criminals, gang members, transvestites, sick people, drug addicts and families living in rough neighborhoods. This is required reading for anyone who wants to know about the world of Saint Death. All the stories in this book are gripping and original, the writing is powerful and original.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was expecting a lot more out of this book. The prose is in general poor. In the second story is hard to understand what the writer proposes. It contains spelling mistakes and takes quotes out from the Iliad and Odissey that are totally out of place since mingles lofty poetry with nearly decadent prose.