La Elegancia del Erizo Elegance of the Hedgehog

Muriel Barbery

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Synopsis: En el número 7 de la calle Grenelle, un inmueble burgués de París, nada es lo que parece. Dos de sus habitantes esconden un secreto. Renée, la portera, lleva mucho tiempo fingiendo ser una mujer común. Paloma tiene doce años y oculta una inteligencia extraordinaria. Ambas llevan una vida solitaria, mientras se esfuerzan por sobrevivir y vencer la desesperanza. La llegada de un hombre misterioso al edificio propiciará el encuentro de estas dos almas gemelas.

Juntas, Renée y Paloma descubrirán la belleza de las pequeñas cosas. Invocarán la magia de los placeres efímeros e inventarán un mundo mejor. La elegancia del erizo es un pequeño tesoro que nos revela cómo alcanzar la felicidad gracias a la amistad, el amor y el arte. Mientras pasamos las páginas con una sonrisa, las voces de Renée y Paloma tejen, con un lenguaje melodioso, un cautivador himno a la vida.

Description in English: Renee is the concierge of a grand Parisian apartment building, home to members of the great and the good. Over the years she has maintained her carefully constructed persona as someone reliable but totally uncultivated, in keeping, she feels, with society's expectations of what a concierge should be. But beneath this facade lies the real Renee: passionate about culture and the arts, and more knowledgeable in many ways than her employers with their outwardly successful but emotionally void lives. Down in her lodge, apart from weekly visits by her one friend Manuela, Renee lives resigned to her lonely lot with only her cat for company. Meanwhile, several floors up, twelve-year-old Paloma Josse is determined to avoid the pampered and vacuous future laid out for her, and decides to end her life on her thirteenth birthday. But unknown to them both, the sudden death of one of their privileged neighbors will dramatically alter their lives forever. Moving and hilarious, this unusual novel became the top-selling book in France in 2007 with sales of over 900,000 copies to-date.

About the Author: Muriel Barbery. Casablanca, 1969
Estudió en la Escuela Normal Superior de Fontenay-Saint-Cloud y obtuvo su agrégation en Filosofía en 1993. Fue profesora de Filosofía en la Universidad de Borgoña, en un instituto y en la escuela de profesores de Saint-Lô. Obtuvo una beca de residencia para la Villa Kujoyama, en Kioto, ciudad en la que residió dos años.

Es autora de Rapsodia Gourmet (2000; Seix Barral, 2010), galardonada con el Premio Meilleur Livre de Littérature Gourmande, y La elegancia del erizo (2006; Seix Barral, 2007), un éxito internacional que obtuvo, entre otros, el Premio de los Libreros Franceses.

Muriel Barbery (born 28 May 1969 in Casablanca, Morocco) is a French novelist and professor of philosophy. Her novel L'lgance du hrisson (translated into English by Alison Anderson as The Elegance of the Hedgehog) topped the French best-seller lists for 30 consecutive weeks and was reprinted 50 times. By May 2008 it had sold more than a million copies. It has been a bestseller in France, Italy, Germany, Spain, South Korea, and in many other countries. Une Gourmandise, which appeared in Anderson's English translation as Gourmet Rhapsody in 2009. The Elegance of the Hedgehog was also turned into a film called Le hrisson (in English The Hedgehog), directed by Mona Achache. It was released in 2009.

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