Claus Y Lucas

Claus Y Lucas

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Claus y Lucas is a harsh and polyhedral portrait of human complexity that conveys both its innocence and cruelty. In a country at war occupied by a foreign army, two brothers, Claus and Lucas, are abandoned by their family and sent to live with their grandmother in a small village, but the cruelty of the wicked world in which they are forced to live seeps bit by bit into them, teaching the children to use any means in order to survive. Formed by the novels The Great Notebook, The Test and The Third Lie, the Claus y Lucas trilogy is a harsh portrait of the complexity of the human heart, an extraordinary book about the horrors of war and totalitarianism.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 472 pages
  • 140 x 213 x 28mm | 590g
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Spanish
  • New edition
  • 8417007741
  • 9788417007744
  • 33,728

Review Text

En un país en guerra ocupado por un ejército extranjero, dos hermanos, Claus y Lucas, han sido abandonados por su familia y puestos al cuidado de su abuela, a la que sus vecinos llaman la Bruja. La barbarie del convulso mundo en el que viven les lleva a emular la crueldad que ven en él. De una inteligencia superior, serán capaces de utilizar cualquier recurso para sobrevivir, pero una vez asegurada su supervivencia intentarán poner remedio a muchas de las dramáticas situaciones que les rodean. Los distintos caminos que terminan eligiendo al final de la guerra marcarán sus vidas para siempre.

Formado por las novelas El gran cuaderno, La prueba y La tercera mentira, el tríptico Claus y Lucas es un retrato poliédrico de la complejidad humana, un libro extraordinario sobre los horrores de la guerra y los totalitarismos.

Basado en las vivencias infantiles de su autora, una exiliada húngara que lo escribió en francés, este libro que se publicó por primera vez a finales de los años ochenta es un auténtico clásico moderno.
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About Agota Kristof

Agota Kristof is also the author of The Great Notebook, The Proof and The Third Lie. However, Claus and Lucas is still considered her masterpiece, for which she received awards such as the Alberto Moravia in Italy, Gottfried Keller and Friedrich Schiller in Switzerland and the Austrian European Literature Prize.
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Rating details

11,392 ratings
4.4 out of 5 stars
5 57% (6,467)
4 31% (3,556)
3 9% (972)
2 3% (300)
1 1% (97)
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