Category: U S Contemporary Fiction

By Sue Kaufman,Milena Busquets

ISBN-10: 8492663189

ISBN-13: 9788492663187

Sinopsis

Tina Balser es una sofisticada ama de casa que vive en ny y parece tener todo cuanto podría desear: dinero, dos preciosas hijas y un marido que es un abogado de éxito. Cuando sus miedos y neurosis comienzan a atenazarla, Tina estrena un diario en el que, con sus agudas e hilarantes anotaciones sobre sí misma y su entorno, intenta arrojar un poco de luz en su aburrida vida y dar con las causas de su insatisfacción. A través de las páginas de su diario iremos descubriendo a l. a. universitaria que purposeó ser pintora pero que abandonó su carrera por una vida más convencional, al estirado marido en el que se ha convertido el hombre con el que se casó y los distintos remedios con los que intenta superar sus problemas. Esta obra fue publicada originalmente en 1967 y está considerada como una de las novelas fundacionales y más representativas de l. a. nueva conciencia femenina surgida a mediados del siglo pasado en Estados Unidos. Diario de un ama de casa desquiciada es un divertido e inteligente relato sobre el sentimiento de angustia al que todos nos enfrentamos alguna vez en nuestra vida.

Biografía del autor

Sue Kaufman nació en 1926 en Nueva York, donde vivió hasta su muerte en 1977. Se graduó en el Vassar collage en 1947 y empezó a colaborar con publicaciones como The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review y The Saturday night Post. Su primera novela, The chuffed summer season Days, apareció en 1959, pero el mayor éxito de toda su carrera le llegó en 1967 con los angeles publicación de los angeles novela Diario de un ama de casa desquiciada, que fue adaptada al cine en 1970 por Eleanor y Frank Perry. Otras obras de l. a. autora son: Green Holly (1961), The Headshrinker’s Test (1969), Falling Bodies (1974) y The grasp and different Stories (1976). Desde 1980, los angeles Academia de las Artes y las Letras norteamericana convoca el Premio Sue Kaufman de Ficción en su memoria.

Críticas

«Han pasado más de cuarenta años y esta novela, que nunca antes se había publicado en España, mantiene los angeles impronta de su revelación. Cabría decir que se trata de un acontecimiento editorial, si a l. a. frase se le quitara el tufo publicitario.» Francisco Solano (El País)

«Muy divertida, retrata muy bien el ambiente de Nueva York de finales de los años sesenta y me checklistó a l. a. serie Mad males. Lo he leído de un tirón.» Marta Rivera de los angeles Cruz (Cadena COPE)

«Tina Balser es, desde fuera, una esforzada y atractiva ama de casa, y, desde dentro, una infeliz y lúcida escritora de un diario que llega a nuestras manos: ácido, merciless, perturbador, agudo, inquietante y angustiante. (...) Os lo recomiendo. Enérgicamente.» Time Out

«Sue Kaufman escribe con colmillos afilados, y eso es una rara delicia.» (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

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By Victoria Aarons,Avinoam J. Patt,Mark Shechner,Edith Pearlman,Sara Houghteling,Eileen Pollack,Ehud Havazelet,Jonathan Rosen,Joan Leegant,Dara Horn,Myla Goldberg,Harvey Grossinger,Thane Rosenbaum,Rebecca Goldstein,Melvin Bukiet,Tova Reich,Steve Stern,Franci

ISBN-10: 0814340555

ISBN-13: 9780814340554

The Edward Lewis Wallant Award was once based by means of the relatives of Dr. Irving and Fran Waltman in 1963 and is supported via the college of Hartford’s Maurice Greenberg heart for Judaic stories. it really is given every year to an American author, ideally early in his or her occupation, whose fiction is taken into account major for American Jews. In The New Diaspora: The altering panorama of yankee Jewish Fiction, editors Victoria Aarons, Avinoam J. Patt, and Mark Shechner, who've all served as judges for the award, current important, unique, and wide-ranging fiction by means of writers whose paintings has been thought of or chosen for the award. The ensuing assortment highlights the exemplary position of the Wallant Award in Jewish literature. With a mixture of tales and novel chapters, The New Diaspora reprints decisions of brief fiction from such famous writers as Rebecca Goldstein, Nathan Englander, Jonathan Safran Foer, Dara Horn, Julie Orringer, and Nicole Krauss. the 1st half the anthology provides items via winners of the Wallant award, concentrating on the simplest paintings of modern winners. The New Diaspora’s moment part displays the evolving panorama of yankee Jewish fiction over the past fifty years, as many authors operating in the USA aren't American by way of delivery, and their fiction has develop into extra experimental in nature. items during this part signify authors with roots all around the world—including Russia (Maxim Shrayer, Nadia Kalman, and Lara Vapnyar), Latvia (David Bezmozgis), South Africa (Tony Eprile), Canada (Robert Majzels), and Israel (Avner Mandelman, who now lives in Canada). This assortment bargains an multiplied canon of Jewish writing in North the United States and foregrounds a imaginative and prescient of its sort, its distinctiveness, its cosmopolitanism, and its evolving views on Jewish lifestyles. It celebrates the continued energy and clean visions of up to date Jewish writing, while it highlights its debt to heritage and include of collective reminiscence. Readers of latest American fiction and Jewish cultural historical past will locate The New Diaspora enlightening and deeply engaging.

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By Marie White Small

ISBN-10: 1590793110

ISBN-13: 9781590793114

After the unexpected loss of life of her mom, Joss Ryckman unearths herself working clear of everything—the lifestyles she didn't select of handling the relatives bakery in Brooklyn, the stricken courting along with her occasionally violent father, and her conflicts with Wyatt, a lover who constantly wishes extra. but if she flees to the rustic farm of her adolescence in upstate ny, will she ultimately locate the reality of darkish occasions in her family’s previous? Or will all that she has held at bay for 20 years come crashing down? As Joss involves phrases along with her loss, she is compelled to confront stories of a formative years steeped in either pleasure and sorrow. because the previous seeps in during the wealthy farmland and the panorama of the treacherous, churning Stony Kill, Piecing jointly the damaged earlier and her family’s disorder, the darkish secrets and techniques of a family members submerged in a heritage of violence and remorse start to take form, and the truth of 2 brutal killings can not be denied. Joss needs to make her personal offerings and, finally, permit go.Rich with appealing language and immersed in strong descriptions of Joss’s emotions, Stony Kill tells a robust tale of the heartbreak and struggling with violent acts of a dysfunctional relations, and eventually her wish and selection of a higher life.

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By Kevin T. Jones

ISBN-10: 1607811960

ISBN-13: 9781607811961

Anthropologist Kevin Jones takes the reader on a trip into the area of the Aché, hunter-gatherers of the deep jungles of Paraguay. The Aché have been one of the final tribal peoples to return into peaceable touch with the skin global, with a few bands leaving the woodland basically within the overdue Seventies. Jones used to be lucky to reside between them whereas accomplishing ethnoarchaeological fieldwork as a part of his graduate experiences. Their tales have been so compelling and the insights into their lives so profound that he wove them into this fictional account, trying to percentage the individuality of the tradition whereas illustrating the common nature of the Achés’ concerns.

The Shrinking Jungle tells the tale of a fictional Aché band compelled to accommodate the tribulations of dwelling in a wooded area progressively lowered by means of the encroachments of loggers and farmers. It follows the lives of 1 relatives and their band as they grapple for life in a global of waning assets. The unfolding narrative captures the human fight to reside, love, take care of kinfolk, fend off probability, and dream and wish for a vivid future.

A compassionate examine the lives of individuals plagued by the growth of recent commercial society, The Shrinking Jungle supplies a face to the human rate of tropical wooded area habitat loss. It additionally presents a practical glimpse into the lifeways that have been universal to all people for a lot of our history.
 

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By Mark Twain,Editorial Impedimenta,Gabriela Bustelo Tortella

ISBN-10: 8415130023

ISBN-13: 9788415130024

«Este libro no saldrá jamás. Es imposible porque se consideraría una ignominia.» Mark Twain

«De todos los escritores del mundo, quizá sea Mark Twain quien más se haya divertido contando lo que quería contar. Por eso el lector disfruta tanto con su implacable versión de los angeles estupidez, l. a. arrogancia, los angeles ostentación y el disparate generalizado de los angeles humanidad.» (Chicago sunlight Times)

En 1909, Mark Twain le envió una carta a un amigo en l. a. que le hablaba en confianza de lo último que había escrito: «Este libro no saldrá jamás. Es imposible porque se consideraría una ignominia». Tomada en su conjunto, los angeles obra de Twain quien, junto a Melville, está considerado el Gran Novelista Americano, es una colosal sátira de l. a. naturaleza humana. En el caso de Los escritos irreverentes, recurrió a un género que algunos críticos denominaron «pseudo-historia». Las pequeñas diatribas bíblicas que lo componen, escritas entre 1870 y 1909, evidencian el profundo escepticismo religioso de Twain. El libro que tenemos en las manos oculta bajo su burlona fachada un humorístico y mordaz ataque a los valores establecidos, y es l. a. muestra de una inteligencia stronger, que no deja títere con cabeza. l. a. coincidencia de que este año sea el del centenario de l. a. muerte de Mark Twain da un significado especial a los angeles edición de un libro que, al salir a los angeles luz en Estados Unidos, produjo una verdadera conmoción y estuvo durante meses en l. a. lista de libros más vendidos.

LA PRENSA HA DICHO: «En Los escritos irreverentes Twain se aleja de l. a. ficción al uso para construir un texto que oscila entre los angeles historia, l. a. crónica, el apunte y el microrrelato, y en el que vierte toda su exasperación por el totalitarismo religioso.» Solodelibros

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By Doug Rice

ISBN-10: 1573660183

ISBN-13: 9781573660181

Rice's parasitical language is similar to the acts of these bare 18th century pirates of hope. In Blood of Mugwump Rice cannibalizes the likes of Joyce, Faulkner, Burroughs, Eliot, and an entire host of lifeless angelic others. Now trapped inside of a kinetic physique that's continually altering from male to girl, Doug Rice (the youngest Mugwump) units out to find himself in his sister's physique. all of the whereas the familial matriarch, Grandma Mugwump, feeds at the flesh of younger Doug. as soon as in the course of the taking a look glass, Doug realizes that Caddie (his polysexual Faulknerian nightmare of a sister) is extra terrifying and holy than the common saint. A frenzied sexual virus, genetically conveyed, mutates and possesses the beef of Doug's and Caddie's our bodies forcing them to like one another in unspeakable, but classical, ways. 

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By Laura Lippman

ISBN-10: 849800389X

ISBN-13: 9788498003895

los angeles detective Tess Monoghan abre al fin su propia agencia
de investigación, y lo hace en Butchers Hill. Quizás no sea l. a. mejor zona de Baltimore, pero en algún sitio hay que empezar. Un
hombre anciano que acaba de salir de l. a. cárcel contratará sus servicios. Acaba de cumplir condena por el asesinato de un ado-lescente, al que mató por destrozar su coche. Ha tenido tiempo de reflexionar en los angeles sombra, y lo que ahora desea es indemnizar a
los chicos que presenciaron el crimen, de manera que Tess habrá de localizarlos. Y quizás sea tarde; los chicos aparecen muertos.
Tess se verá envuelta en un rastro de dinero y mentiras, que conducen a calles desconocidas, a los rincones menos agradables de Butchers Hill.

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By Luis de Lión,Nathan C. Henne,Arturo Arias

ISBN-10: 0816521344

ISBN-13: 9780816521340

Time Commences in Xibalbá tells the tale of a violent village main issue in Guatemala sparked by way of the go back of a prodigal son, Pascual. He were raised tricky via a terrible, unmarried mom within the village ahead of going off with the army. while Pascual comes again, he's changed—both scarred and “enlightened” via his reviews. To his eyes, the village has remained frozen in time. After experiencing replacement cultures within the wider international, he reveals that he's either comforted and disgusted by means of the village’s lingering “indigenous” characteristics.

De Lión manages to inform this unstable tale by way of mixing numerous modes, moods, and voices in order that the radical by no means falls into the predicted narrative line. It wrenches the reader’s experience of time and identification through refusing the conventions of voice and personality to depict a brand new, multi-layered outer edge. This novel calls for that we go away preconceptions approximately indigenous tradition on the entrance disguise and be able to pop out the opposite facet not just with a totally assorted realizing of indigeneity in Latin the USA, but additionally with a much broader realizing of ways supposedly peripheral peoples really effect the fashionable world.

The first translation into English of this thought-provoking novel contains a conluding essay through the translator suggesting invaluable process for the reader can be to work out the paintings as enacting the never-quite-there poetics of translation underlying Guatemala’s indigenous middle. An afterword by way of Arturo Arias, the major philosopher on Indigenous modernities in Guatemala, deals vital ways to reading this demanding novel by way of displaying how Guatemala’s colonial legacy can't get away its racial overtones and sexual undertones because the countryside struggles to discover an appropriate position within the smooth world.

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By Lisa Gardner

ISBN-10: 8498002966

ISBN-13: 9788498002966

Durante varios veranos, el terror se adueña de los residentes de Georgia cuando las temperaturas ascien-den y el termómetro alcanza los cuarenta grados, porque con el implacable calor llega también un merciless asesino. En cada ocasión secuestra a dos muchachas y espera a que se descubra el primer cadáver: en él se hallan todas las pistas para encontrar a los angeles segunda víctima, abocada a una muerte lenta pero certera. l. a. policía nunca consigue llegar a tiempo y los cuerpos siempre se recuperan meses después, en lugares remotos y aislados.
Tras tres años de inactividad, llega a Atlanta una fuerte ola de calor: es tiempo de matar... Y será Kimberly Quincy, estudiante de los angeles Academia del fbi, quien tropiece con l. a. primera víctima. Comienza los angeles cuenta atrás.

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