El loro de Flaubert

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Anagrama, Jan 31, 1994 - Fiction - 232 pages
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Un despliegue de gran audacia tcnica y elegante virtuosismo, al servicio de una amensima trama en la que se alterna la ficcin con hechos reales muy imaginativamente ordenados. Un libro que ha tenido un extraordinario xito, tanto de crtica como de ventas, y ha recibido numerosos galardones.Esta novela no trata slo del loro que apareca en Un coeur simple, sino tambin de ferrocarriles y de osos; de Francia y de Inglaterra, de la vida y del arte; del sexo y de la muerte; de George Sand y de Louise Colet; de los (odiados) estudiosos de la obra de Flaubert y de las virtudes del lector 'aficionado'. Y todo ello de la pluma de un enigmtico narrador, el doctor Braithwaite, apasionado por Flaubert, cuya vida y secretos nos son progresivamente desvelados.Delicioso y enriquecedor. Un libro para irse con l de parranda! (Joseph Heller); Una joya: una novela literaria que no se avergenza de serlo y tampoco de ser legible y extraordinariamente entretenida. Bravo! (John Irving); Uno de los mejores libros de ladcada. No se lo pierda. No hay otro (Rafael Conte).

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About the author (1994)

Julian Barnes was born in Leicester, England, on January 19, 1946. He received a degree in modern languages from Magdalen College, Oxford University in 1968. He has held jobs as a lexicographer for the Oxford English Dictionary, a reviewer and literary editor for the New Statesmen and the New Review, and a television critic. He has written numerous works of fiction including Metroland, which won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1980, Flaubert's Parrot, which won both the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize in 1985 and a Prix Medicis in 1986, England, England, Arthur and George, Pulse: Stories, and The Sense of an Ending, which won the Man Booker Prize in 2011. He also writes non-fiction works including Letters from London, The Pedant in the Kitchen, and Nothing to Be Frightened Of. He received the Shakespeare Prize by the FVS Foundation in 1993, the Austrian State Prize for European Literature in 2004, and the David Cohen Prize for Literature in 2011. He writes detective novels under the pseudonym Dan Kavanaugh. His works under this name include Duffy, Fiddle City, Putting the Boot In, and Going to the Dogs.

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