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    DescriptionThe foundation funded by Francis Cornish's inheritance has decided to pursue one of its first projects: the staging of E.T.A. Hoffman's unfinished opera, "The Court of Arthur. "The person in charge of carrying out the task is Hulda Schnakenburg, a brilliant and peculiar graduate student, who will be assisted by Simon Darcourt in writing the libretto. Unfortunately, complications arise in such a way that those involved in the project seem to be acting out the plot of the opera themselves, thus proving Hoffman's utterance that "the lyre of Orpheus opens the door of the underworld." Davies's extraordinary knowledge of theater is clear as he showcases the behind-the-scenes drama of theatrical and musical productions, while also reflecting upon how oftentimes our basest instincts impose themselves and force us to act in unexpected ways. Although it can be read independently, this novel is the third installment of The Cornish Trilogy. "La fundacion constituida con el legado del mecenas Francis Cornish ha decidido acometer uno de sus primeros proyectos: la representacion de "Arturo de Britania," una opera inconclusa de E.T.A. Hoffmann. La encargada de realizar la tarea sera Hulda Schnakenburg, una brillante y peculiar estudiante de doctorado, que contara con la ayuda de Simon Darcourt en la redaccion del libreto. Desgraciadamente los trabajos se complican de tal manera que los involucrados en el proyecto parecen estar representando el argumento de la opera y hacen buena la cita de Hoffmann que dice La lira de Orfeo abre las puertas del otro mundo. En esta novela Davies muestra su extraordinario conocimiento de las artes escenicas plasmando los enredos de las producciones teatrales y musicales, a la vez que reflexiona sobre como a menudo nuestros mas bajos instintos se imponen y nos conducen a actuar insospechadamente. "Aunque puede ser leida independientemente, esta novela es el tercer libro de la Trilogia de Cornish.""""

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    La Lira de Orfeo
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robertson Davies, Translated by Concha Cardenoso Saenz De Miera
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 481
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    ISBN 13: 9788492663071
    ISBN 10: 8492663073

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-FC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    B&T General Subject: 100
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    New edition
    Libros del Asteroide S.L.U.
    Imprint name
    Libros del Asteroide S.L.U.
    Publication date
    01 October 2009
    Author Information
    Robertson Davies was a Canadian author, journalist, and playwright. His most famous works are his novels, which were organized into trilogies: The Salterton Trilogy, The Deptford Trilogy, The Cornish Trilogy, and the uncompleted Toronto Trilogy. Concha Cardeñoso is a translator who has translated many of Robertson Davies' novels.
    Review quote
    ""Davies is author to one of the most consistent narrative works of the 20th century." --"La Vanguardia