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Identidades asesinas / Killer Identities (Libros Singulares (Ls)) (Spanish Edition)


Publisher:Alianza Editorial Sa



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197pp . ABOUT THE AUTHOR : Amin Maalouf , (Beirut , February 25, 1949 ) is a French-language Lebanese writer , who lives in Paris. He has been awarded the Prince of Asturias Award for Letters in 2010.1 He is a member of the French Academy , occupying the chair number 29 , in which he succeeded Claude Lévi - Strauss.Aunque born in Beirut , the first years of his childhood were spent in Egypt , a country where his grandfather lived. His father was a journalist known in Lebanon , poet and painter. Amin Maalouf studied primary school in his hometown in a French Jesuit college (his mother was Catholic and francophone ) . When I studied sociology and economics at university, Amin Maalouf met Andrée , with whom he married in 1971. Shortly thereafter began working as a journalist for the leading Lebanese daily , An Nahar . He was sent especially in problem areas such as Vietnam and Ethiopia. The civil war broke out in Lebanon in 1975 and Maalouf decided to leave their homeland , and since then fled to Paris, where he lives and writes in French . In 2006 he moved the rest of his family to the capital. His books have been translated into numerous languages . In his narrative , Amin Maalouf mixes historical fact with fiction , and aspects of two different cultures as Western and oriental.2 In 1993 he received the Prix Goncourt for his novel The Rock of Tanios . In 2004 , he published a remarkable memoir : Origins . In addition to novels, Maalouf has written several essays and opera libretti , especially with the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho , who obtained great success both critics and audiences . His work has been translated in Spain in Alianza Editorial . On June 23, 2011 was elected to the French Academy in the chair 29 , previously occupied until his death in 2009 , Claude Levi- Strauss.

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