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978-84-96333-60-4 / 8496333604

La Conjura de los Necios (Spanish Edition)

by Toole, John K.

Publisher:Quinteto

Edition:Hardcover

Language:Spanish

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En este libro todo es extraordinario, empezando por su historia. Escrito a principios de los anos 60, el autor no pudo conseguir que se editara; creyendose un escritor frustrado se suicido en 1969, a los 32 anos. Su madre siguio intentando infatigablemente su publicacion, lo que no consiguio hasta 1980 (cuando ella tenia 79 anos), gracias al apoyo del gran novelista Walker Percy, y tan solo en una editorial universitaria de Louisiana, cosa en principio muy poco prometedora para una consagracion literaria. Y, sin embargo, el libro alcanzo en pocos meses un exito inmenso, coronado en 1981 con el premio Pulitzer. Su autor ha sido comparado con Cervantes, Fielding, Swift, Rabelais, Dickens... Resulta imposible resumir la trama picaresca y siempre sorprendente de esta obra, ambientada en Nueva Orleans y sus bajos fondos. Su figura central es uno de los personajes mas memorables de la literatura norteamericana: Ignatius Reilly una mezcla de Oliver Hardy delirante, Don Quijote adiposo y Tomas de Aquino perverso, reunidos en una persona, que vive a los 30 anos con su estrafalaria madre, ocupado en escribir una extensa y demoledora denuncia contra nuestro siglo; un alegato desquiciado contra una sociedad desquiciada. Por una inesperada necesidad de dinero, se ve «catapultado en la fiebre de la existencia contemporanea», embarcandose en empleos y empresas de lo mas disparatado. / In this book everything is extraordinary, starting with its history. Written at the start of the Sixties, the author was unable to get it published; believing himself to be a frustrated writer he committed suicide in 1969, he was 32 years old. His mother tirelessly continued to try and get it published, which she finally achieved in 1980 (by then she was 79 years old)... It is impossible to sum up the picaresque and always surprising plotline of this work, set in New Orleans and its darkest corners. Its central figure is one of the most memorable characters of North American literature: Ignatius Reilly, who still lives at the age of thirty with his eccentric mother. He is occupied with writing a long and devastating denouncement of our century; a mad plea against a mad society. Due to an unexpected need for money, he is catapulted into the frenzy of contemporary existence, embarking on the most ridiculous jobs with ridiculous companies.

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