A LA Sombra De Tu Nombre/in the Shadow of Your Name (Textos De Escritores) (Spanish Edition)

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9789681905798: A LA Sombra De Tu Nombre/in the Shadow of Your Name (Textos De Escritores) (Spanish Edition)

With 29 diverse short stories, this book recounts intimate memories, reflections on writing, Caribbean motifs, and dialogues. All are brimming with passion and sincerity.

Blurb in Spanish:

A la sombra de tu nombre está constituido por ensayos de diversa índole: recuerdos íntimos, reflexiones acerca del arte de narrar, paseos por el Caribe y diálogos con ilustres muertos. A todos ellos los cobija la sombra de la Dama Literatura, y también todos están signados por la pasión y la sinceridad. No podría ser de otra manera, pues la escritura para Rosario Ferré es el fundamento para vivir, o más que eso, es la vida misma: "Creo que el oficio que escogemos determina nuestro destino mucho más que la genética o el entorno. Ni el nombre de pila, ni el apellido de familia resultan, al fin y al cabo, tan importantes. Para identificar certeramente quiénes somos no deberíamos decir soy fulana de tal sino amo lo que hago". Así, puede asegurarse que ninguno de los textos que aparecen aquí carece de cariño y amor, pero tampoco de inteligencia, certeza y razón.

Este libro es el recuento de una vida dedicada -minuto a minuto, paso a paso- a ese acto que nos hace muy humanos: la literatura.

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From Publishers Weekly:

The daughter of the former governor of Puerto Rico, Ferre has become one of that island's leading literary figures, producing two novels, La casa de la laguna (The House on the Lagoon, Vintage, 1997, a National Book Award finalist) and Vecindarios exc?ntricos (Eccentric Neighborhoods, Random, 1999), two volumes of poetry, and three essay collections. This latest collection of essays again demonstrates intimate knowledge of her native island. From the first essay, which captures the mystery of an elegent cemetery in Old San Juan, to a later review of La fiesta del chivo (The Day of the Goat, see review, p. 31), Mario Vargas Llosa's recent novel about the infamous Domincan dictator Rafael Trujillo, Ferr? proves to be an erudite commentator on tropical tastes. Many of these short pieces focus on the literary world, where she rattles off her opinions on everyone from James Michener to Michel Foucault, but despite her underlying Eurocentrism, she does pay special attention to the literature and folklore of the Caribbean. Most pungent are her reveries about Puerto Rico the ghosts that haunt its colonial structures and the humid nights, flowery gardens, and sweaty boleros that its high society came to embrace, so far from their Spanish past. Recommended for all bookstores and libraries.
-Ed Morales, New York City
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review:

Ferré proves to be an erudite commentator on tropical tastes. -- Ed Morales, Críticas, Summer 2001

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