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Industrias y andanzas de Alfanhuí / The Adventures of the Ingenious Alfanhui (Hardcover) (Rafael

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He aquí un libro cautivador, cuya lectura no ha dejado de asombrar desde su aparición en 1951, en unos tiempos en que la tendencia predominante de la narrativa española era el realismo.

Se han buscado todo tipo de linajes para esta novela insólita e inclasificable, mezcla de relato de formación y retablo de maravillas, escrita con una prosa prodigiosa, de originalísima imaginería, y dotada del encanto intemporal de las viejas narraciones. Elegía de un mundo antiguo, de la infancia perdida, las Industrias y andanzas de Alfanhuí no han dejado de suscitar todo tipo de interpretaciones, sobre las que «revolotea», ingrávida, su peripecia llena de gracia y de ligereza.

«Un libro extraño, un libro singular, un libro sin edad.»
Camilo José Cela


The hero, a magical little boy, goes in search not of his fortune but of knowledge. He meets a master taxidermist, who teaches him the trade. Alfanhui attempts extraordinary experiments - making trees sprout feathers and creating birds that grow feathers like leaves. When his house is burned down, he travels around Castile, learning about colors, oxen, herbs, and other people: a lonely giant in a wood, a puppet who thinks he is a man, and his own grandmother with her collection of mysterious locked trunks. This is a celebration of the natural world through a boy's experiences.
Number of Pages: 208
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Penguin Random House Grupo USA
Author: Rafael Su00e1nchez Ferlosio
Language: Spanish
Street Date: February 28, 2017
TCIN: 52369828
UPC: 9788439732167
Item Number (DPCI): 248-45-1420
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