Una paz sólo nuestra

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Alianza Editorial, 2004 - Fiction - 256 pages
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Durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, un grupo de estudiantes comienza el curso en un colegio privado de Nueva Inglaterra. Gene, un chico quieto y obediente, conoce allí a Finny, un compañero atlético y rebelde que despierta en él sentimientos encontrados. La compleja relación que a partir de entonces se establece entre ambos es el nudo en torno al cual se desarrolla una historia de amistad en la cual laten de forma inequívoca lo mejor y lo peor del ser humano, las cuerdas inevitables que se han de pulsar para pasar, a menudo a un alto precio, a la madurez. John Knowles (1926) nació en Estados Unidos. Periodista y escritor, ha escrito varias novelas, entre las que cabe destacar, además de «Una paz solo nuestra», que mereció varios premios, «Indian Summer», «Morning in Antibes», «Double Vision» y «Peace Breaks Out».

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John Knowles was born in Fairmont, W.Va., on September 16, 1926. He began prep school at Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire from 1942 to 1944 and was then inducted into the U.S. Army Air Corps. After World War II ended, he attended Yale University, graduating in 1949, and then worked as a reporter for the Hartford Courant. He eventually turned to freelance writing, often writing articles about travel. This took him to Europe where he spent much of the 1950s. In addition to this writing, he served as editor for Holiday magazine for a time. A Separate Peace, his first novel, was published in 1959 in England and the United States. Set in a prep school much like Exeter, the novel takes place during World War II and is about the impact of the war on young men on the homefront; the troubled relationship of the two main characters symbolizes the fear and suspicion that can lead to war between nations. Knowles received the William Faulkner Foundation Award for a First Novel and the Independent School Education Board Award. A Separate Peace continues to be one of the most widely read novels in high schools and colleges. Knowles's subsequent novels include Morning in Antibes (1962), A Vein of Riches (1978), which is set in his native West Virginia, and Peace Breaks Out (1981) which returns to the setting of A Separate Peace. He also wrote a non-fiction book, Double Vision: American Thoughts Abroad (1964). He remains best known, however, for his first novel. John Knowles has lived on Long Island, N.Y. since the early 1960s.