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Arlington Park

by Rachel Cusk

En su sexta novela, Rachel Cusk, una de las escritoras más prestigiosas e innovadoras del panorama literario internacional, indaga con valentía en las zonas más oscuras de la sociedad contemporánea. El título hace referencia a un moderno barrio residencial del centro de Inglaterra, donde varias familias de clase media fingen que no han renunciado a la vida. La acción transcurre a lo largo de un solo y lluvioso día, y en cada capítulo conocemos la intimidad, la frustración, el deseo, el odio o incluso la locura de varias mujeres, esposas y madres, enfrentadas a su soledad, a la tiranía de la maternidad o a los claroscuros del matrimonio. Nada escapa a la fulminante mirada de Cusk, capaz de desnudar sin piedad la apariencia paradisíaca de unas calles ajardinadas frecuentadas por bicicletas y niños. Un mundo terriblemente real.

Dear Illusion

by Kingsley Amis Rachel Cusk

With Lucky Jim Kingsley Amis established himself as the bad boy of twentieth-century British letters. Later he became famous as another kind of bad boy, an inveterate boozer, a red-faced scourge of political correctness. He was consistent throughout in being a committed enemy of any form of "right thinking," which helped to make him one of the most consistently unconventional and exploratory writers of his day, a master of classical English prose who was unafraid to apply himself to literary genres all too often dismissed as "low." Science fiction, the spy story, the ghost story were all grist for Amis's mill, and nowhere is the experimental spirit in which he worked, his will to test both reality and the reader's imagination, more apparent than in his short stories. These "woodchips from [his] workshop"--as he called them--are anything but throwaway work. They are instead the essence of Amis, a brew that is as tonic as it is intoxicating. ay work. They are instead the essence of Amis, a brew that is as tonic as it is intoxicating.

Fortunes of War

by Olivia Manning Rachel Cusk

The Balkan Trilogy is the story of a marriage and of a war, a vast, teeming, and complex masterpiece in which Olivia Manning brings the uncertainty and adventure of civilian existence under political and military siege to vibrant life. Manning's focus is not the battlefield but the café and kitchen, the bedroom and street, the fabric of the everyday world that has been irrevocably changed by war, yet remains unchanged.At the heart of the trilogy are newlyweds Guy and Harriet Pringle, who arrive in Bucharest--the so-called Paris of the East--in the fall of 1939, just weeks after the German invasion of Poland. Guy, an Englishman teaching at the university, is as wantonly gregarious as his wife is introverted, and Harriet is shocked to discover that she must share her adored husband with a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. Other surprises follow: Romania joins the Axis, and before long German soldiers overrun the capital. The Pringles flee south to Greece, part of a group of refugees made up of White Russians, journalists, con artists, and dignitaries. In Athens, however, the couple will face a new challenge of their own, as great in its way as the still-expanding theater of war.

La última cena

by Rachel Cusk

Con la excusa de narrar su estancia familiar de tres meses en la Toscana, la escritora inglesa Rachel Cusk nos ofrece la crónica de un viaje interior que pone en tela de juicio su formación e incluso su misma identidad. En medio de la campiña, el arte, la gente y la cocina de la región, Cusk teje un relato íntimo sobre su propia evolución sentimental. Con el virtuosismo estilístico, la perspicacia y la desnuda inteligencia de sus novelas, Cusk consigue renovar el estricto género de la literatura de viajes.

Las variaciones Bradshaw

by Rachel Cusk

Con siete novelas, Rachel Cusk es ya una de las mejores novelistas británicas de nuestros días. Su valentía, sentido del humor y originalidad la han convertido en un referente ineludible.Las variaciones Bradshaw es, sin ninguna duda, su mejor y más ambiciosa novela hasta la fecha. Como siempre, Cusk indaga en las relaciones sentimentales y familiares con una lucidez hiriente. Aquí, el protagonista es un matrimonio que ha decidido trastocar las posiciones tradicionales: Thomas Bradshaw deja su trabajo para cuidar de su hija Alexa y se dedica a tocar el piano, una práctica que parece llenar el súbito vacío de su mediana edad. Su elección irrita tanto a sus padres como a sus suegros. En cambio, su intensa mujer, Tonie, ha aceptado un absorbente trabajo en la Universidad, apartándose así de la vida doméstica y reecontrando aspectos y modos de vida que creía perdidos.A lo largo de un año lleno de crisis y revelaciones, asistimos a los avatares de Thomas, Tonie, sus hermanos y familiares: Howard, el mayor y más exitoso hermano y su gregaria mujer, Claudia y Leo, inseguro y casado con la lenguaraz y alcohólica Susie. Y en la cúspide la pirámide, los padres de Thomas, los viejos Bradshaw, prosiguen su erosionante y tensa vida marital.Con una estructura que recuerda a las famosas variaciones Goldberg de Bach, Rachel Cusk recorre virtuosamente las escalas de las relaciones de los Bradshaw hasta construir una partitura hecha de azares, decisiones, errores, amores y desecuentros que dan una imagen de la vida famliar como una variación sobre un de tema de la infancia.

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