Delirio

Delirio

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VII Premio Alfaguara de Novela 2004 Con motivo del 50 aniversario de Alfaguara, este titulo ha sido elegido como uno de los 50 imprescindibles de la historia de la editorial. -Todos los secretos estan guardados en un mismo cajon, el cajon de los secretos, y si develas uno, corres el riesgo de que pase lo mismo con los demas.- Un hombre regresa a casa despues de un corto viaje de negocios y encuentra que su esposa ha enloquecido completamente. No tiene idea de que le pudo haber ocurrido durante los tres dias de su ausencia, y con el fin de ayudarla a salir de la crisis empieza a investigar, solo para descubrir lo poco que sabe sobre las profundas perturbaciones escondidas en el pasado de la mujer que ama. Narrada con talento y emocion, la historia principal de esta novela se fragmenta en otras que se anudan a traves de personajes llenos de matices. La autora muestra en esta obra una energia narrativa fuera de lo comun, en donde el suspense se mantiene hasta un final esperanzador que cierra una hermosa novela, bien construida, mejor contada y brillantemente desarrollada. - Delirio es una expresion de todo lo que Colombia tiene de fascinante, e incluso de terriblemente fascinante. Y cuando el nivel de la escritura llega hasta donde lo llevo Laura Restrepo, hay que quitarse el sombrero. Lo digo en mi nombre y en nombre del jurado que no ha ahorrado aplausos para esta obra.- Jose Saramago, presidente del Jurado ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Aguilar returns home after a short business trip only to find that his wife, Agustina, has gone crazy. Having no idea what could have happened during his absence, and hoping to help her overcome this crisis, he begins to investigate. What he discovers are deep and disturbing facts hidden in the past of the woman he loves. Delirio is a story of love and madness, mysteries and secrets in the midst of the breakdown of Colombian society."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 126 x 186 x 18mm | 199.58g
  • Punto de Lectura, S.L.
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Spanish
  • New edition
  • 3rd
  • 8466308547
  • 9788466308540
  • 421,081

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" "Delirium" is one of the finest novels written in recent memory. Laura Restrepo has a total mastery over what she writes, an astonishing but absolute mastery. Yes, there's violence, narcotraffic, madness, perhaps even love itself as a form of total madness. The important thing is that we're talking about a truly great novel, of a kind you seldom encounter anymore." -- Jose Saramago " Laura Restrepo breathes life into a singular amalgam of journalistic investigation and literary creation. Her fascination with popular culture and the play of her impeccable humor . . . save her novels from any temptation toward pathos or melodrama, and infuse them with unmistakable reading pleasures." -- Gabriel Garci a Ma rquez " Laura Restrepo' s "Delirium" has an aesthetic distinction worthy of her precursors Garci a Ma rquez and Saramago. Like them, her narrative sense of erotic derangement is elaborately nuanced. Ultimately she seems to me an authentic descendent of the greatest New World author and seer of eros, Walt Whitman." -- Harold Bloom " This beautiful and disturbing book haunted me during the days I read it and long after I put it down. Love, unknowability, loss, and even various forms of gain elide from one to another of its passionate, unnerving voices." -- Vikram Sethshow more

Review Text

Aguilar returns home after a short business trip only to find that his wife, Agustina, has gone mad.show more

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4 37% (1,286)
3 23% (792)
2 8% (258)
1 2% (76)
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