La historia comienza: ensayos sobre literatura

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Fondo de Cultura Economica, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 119 pages
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Comenzar a contar una historia, dice Amos Oz, es como intentar conquistar en un restaurante a una persona totalmente desconocida. El inicio de un relato funciona como un contrato en el que el autor nos hace promesas que a la larga tal vez no cumplira, o cumpliria de manera inesperada. Muchas veces, de esas primeras lineas depende si se cierra el trato y el lector prosigue hasta el final, o bien abandona la lectura. En su analisis de los fragmentos con que abren algunas novelas y relatos breves de Gogol, Kafka, Chejov, Carver o Garcia Marquez, Oz instituye, gui y entretiene, y explora con pasion, gracejo y moroso deleite la importancia de esas primeras palabras con que nos invitan a los libros sus autores.

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About the author (2007)

Amos Oz was born in 1939 in Jerusalem. At the age of fifteen, he left home and went to live and work on Kibbutz Hulda. His first book, "Where the Jackals Howl," was published in 1965, to immediate acclaim. For thirty years, until 1986, he divided his time between writing and teaching at the kibbutz high school. He now lives in Arad and teaches at Ben-Gurion University. He is one of the leading figures of the Peace Now movement, and has written and lectured widely on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The first book of his to be published at Harcourt was "Elsewhere, Perhaps," which appeared in 1973. To date, Harcourt has published 18 books by Oz, including his recent memoir, "A Tale of Love and Darkness" (2004), an international bestseller and recipient of the Koret Jewish Book Award, among many other honors.

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