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El astillero / The Shipyard (Paperback) (Juan Carlos Onetti)

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«En El astillero Onetti se acerca a un equilibrio casi perfecto, a una economía artística que resulta algo milagrosa.»
Mario Benedetti

Regresar a la alucinada ciudad de Santa María, emplearse en el astillero de Petrus y enamorar a la hija de éste es para Larsen la última oportunidad de encontrar un sentido. Sin embargo, muy pronto dicha tentativa se convierte en una rigurosa farsa: no hay nada que hacer en un astillero paralizado y en ruinas, ni es posible amar voluntariamente. A pesar de que la vida lo excluye, Larsen continúa impertérrito en su papel, como si no quisiera mirar a la cara a un mundo en vías de extinción, o tal vez porque fingir es la única salida posible contra la locura.

Julio Cortázar dijo sobre Juan Carlos Onetti:
«El más grande novelista latinoamericano.»


?In The Shipyard, Onetti comes close to an almost perfect equilibrium, to an artistic economy that seems rather miraculous.” ?Mario Benedetti
Returning to the dreamed-of city of Santa María, getting a job in Petrus’s shipyard, and winning the heart of Petrus’s daughter is, for Larsen, the last opportunity to find his purpose. However, the attempt soon becomes a meticulous farse: there is nothing to do in a stagnant, ruined shipyard, nor is it possible to will oneself to love. Even though life precludes it, Larsen continues undaunted in his role, as though he doesn’t want to look at the reality of a world en route to extinction, or perhaps because pretending is the only possible way out of madness.
Julio Cortázar said about Juan Carlos Onetti: ?the greatest Latin American novelist.”
Number of Pages: 227
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Random House Grupo USA
Author: Juan Carlos Onetti
Language: Spanish
Street Date: November 29, 2016
TCIN: 51569521
UPC: 9788466334310
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-5855
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