Tres cuentos

Front Cover
Alianza Editorial, Jan 31, 2005 - Fiction - 159 pages
Publicados en un solo volumen en 1877, GUSTAVE FLAUBERT (1821-1880) inició la redacción de estos TRES CUENTOS en 1875, sumido en un intenso desaliento causado por circunstancias históricas y personales, y en medio de serias dudas acerca de su capacidad literaria. Aparentemente muy dispares entre sí tanto por su ambientación como por sus personajes -«Un corazón simple» se ancla en el realismo del xix, «La leyenda de san Julián el Hospitalario» bebe en la hagiografía y el mundo medieval, y «Herodías» recupera con fastuosidad el mundo antiguo-, estos tres relatos tienen en común, como apunta en su introducción Mauro Armiño, traductor y anotador de la obra, la simbiosis de religión y violencia, de leyenda maravillosa y de cruda realidad.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Other editions - View all

About the author (2005)

Born in the town of Rouen, in northern France, in 1821, Gustave Flaubert was sent to study law in Paris at the age of 18. After only three years, his career was interrupted and he retired to live with his widowed mother in their family home at Croisset, on the banks of the Seine River. Supported by a private income, he devoted himself to his writing. Flaubert traveled with writer Maxime du Camp from November 1849 to April 1851 to North Africa, Syria, Turkey, Greece, and Italy. When he returned he began Madame Bovary, which appeared first in the Revue in 1856 and in book form the next year. The realistic depiction of adultery was condemned as immoral and Flaubert was prosecuted, but escaped conviction. Other major works include Salammbo (1862), Sentimental Education (1869), and The Temptation of Saint Antony (1874). His long novel Bouvard et Pecuchet was unfinished at his death in 1880. After his death, Flaubert's fame and reputation grew steadily, strengthened by the publication of his unfinished novel in 1881 and the many volumes of his correspondence.

Bibliographic information