El Temblar de una Hoja

El Temblar de una Hoja

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The six stories that make up this book are all set in the islands of the South Pacific. Whether it be on the islands of Samoa, in Tahiti, or in Honolulu, all of these stories feature the development of tensions between the worldview and the lifestyle of the natives and those of the white men, representing an even more essential confrontation: the one between East and West. Maugham masterfully narrates political stories, stories of frustraded economic ambition, of incomplete or unrequited love, all of which share his talent for exposing the most elemental human passions, those which lead men to their greatest satisfactions and to their greatest downfalls. "Los seis relatos que componen este libro estan ambientados en las islas del Pacifico Sur. Ya sea en las islas de Samoa, en Tahiti o en Honolulu, en todas las historias se desarrolla una tension entre la cosmovision y el estilo de vida de los nativos y el de los hombres blancos, representando una confrontacion mas esencial: la de Oriente y Occidente. Maugham narra con maestria historias politicas, historias de ambicion economica frustrada, de amores inconclusos o no correspondidos en las que la constante es su capacidad de desnudar las mas elementales pasiones humanas, las que conducen al hombre a obtener sus mayores satisfacciones y sus mayores desgracias."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 147 x 229 x 15mm | 363g
  • United States
  • Spanish
  • 8496867145
  • 9788496867147

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Los seis relatos que componen este libro están ambientados en las islas del Pacífico Sur, que fueran visitadas a menudo por Somerset Maugham. Este libro incluye el cuento "Lluvia", uno de los más famosos y elogiados de la vasta producción del autor
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About W Somerset Maughan

W. Somerset Maugham was an English novelist, playwright, and short story writer who was one of the most popular writers of his era. His novels include "Of Human Bondage, The Painted Veil," and "The Razor's Edge."
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