A Brief Life (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
304
Utgivningsdatum
2008-12-04
Upplaga
New ed
Förlag
Serpent's Tail
Översättare
Hortense Carpentier
Dimensioner
190 x 127 x 19 mm
Vikt
249 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781852429782

A Brief Life

Häftad, Engelska, 2008-12-04
Written in 1950, "A Brief Life" is the first novel to feature Onetti's mythical town of Santa Maria. His protagonist Brausen eavesdrops on the conversation of his neighbours, a husband and wife, imagining their gestures, their expressions.Brausen lives with his wife, who has undergone major surgery after being diagnosed with breast cancer. To compensate for this physical void which stalls their caresses, Brausen imagines stories: of Santa Maria, and of a doctor named Diaz Grey.But he not only wishes to imagine himself as someone else, he also seeks release from himself and from the world he knows. He leads many lives, some real and some fantastic, in order to experience a moment of psychic weightlessness - a 'brief life'.
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"'Latin American literature has few secrets to divulge to the English speaking world, but one of them is the Uruguayan novelist Juan Carlos Onetti' Guardian 'Laconic, elegant, literary' London Review of Books 'Onetti's novels and stories are the foundation stones of our modernity. To those of us who are his followers, he brings a lesson of narrative intelligence and of immense love for the literary imagination' Carlos Fuentes"

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Acknowledged as one of the great Latin American writers of the twentieth century, Juan Carlos Onetti was born in Montevideo, Uruguay in 1909. While working as a journalist in Buenos Aires, he was imprisoned under the military dictatorship in 1974 and on release, was exiled to Spain. His novels include The Well, Let the Wind Speak, and his best known work, The Shipyard. He was awarded Uruguay's national literature prize in 1963 and Spain's Cervantes Prize in 1980. He lived in Madrid until his death in 1994.