Mientras Los Mortales Duermen

Mientras Los Mortales Duermen

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With Kurt Vonnegut's characteristic frankness and accompanied by his typical ink drawings, the 16 unedited pieces in this anthology are evidence of his incorrigible character and of the talent that went misunderstood by a large number of critics at the time. A moving reflection about the world as it is and as it could be, the tales in this collection cover topics and scenarios about men and machines, art and artifice, and how the ideals of fame, fortune, and love take unexpected turns in everyday life. A strange and amusing gallery of bizarre characters reveals with acute humor the sordid and profoundly human side of the American way of life, serving as yet another example of Vonnegut's unique ability to combine observation with imagination. "Con la franqueza caracteristica de Kurt Vonnegut y acompanadas por sus habituales dibujos en tinta, las 16 piezas ineditas en esta antologia dejan muestras de su caracter incorregible y de su talento incomprendido por buena parte de la critica de la epoca. Una reflexion conmovedora del mundo tal y como es y como podria ser, los relatos en esta coleccion abarcan temas y argumentos sobre hombres y maquinas, sobre arte y artificio y sobre como los ideales de la fama, la fortuna y el amor toman giros inesperados en la vida ordinaria. Toda una extrana y divertida galeria de personajes estrafalarios desvela con agudo humor el lado sordido y profundamente humano del estilo de vida americano, sirviendo como una prueba mas de la habilidad de Vonnegut de combinar la observacion y la imaginacion."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 147 x 229 x 15mm | 408g
  • United States
  • Spanish
  • 8496867943
  • 9788496867949
  • 2,230,419

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"Taut, concise . . . the stories set themselves up with neat swiftness, proceed at a clip, and shut down with equal speed . . . [Vonnegut] honing his skills in structure and satire." --"Los Angeles Times", on the English-language edition
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About Jr. Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut was an influential American writer known for combining satire, black comedy, and science fiction. His most famous works include "Breakfast of Champions," "Cat's Cradle," and "Slaughterhouse-Five."
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