Trabajos Forzados

Trabajos Forzados : Los Otros Oficios de Los Escritores

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Comprised of 24 fascinating and often surprising anecdotal portraits, this literary study explores the odd jobs that some of the world s most famous writers had to take in order to support themselves financially while working on their masterpieces. Before they were beloved by readers and critics alike, authors such as Charles Bukowski, Franz Kafka, Jack London, and Italo Svevo had to make their livings in other ways. From traditional day jobsbakers, taxi driversto more questionable means of employmentacrobats, opium traffickersthe experiences of these artists are great backdrops for their later successes. Full of literary references, erudite insights, and plenty of flavor, this collection is a rewarding journey through the less-than-glamorous lives of some of the greatest authors of all time."Compuesto por 24 relatos anecdoticos fascinantes y muchas veces sorprendentes, este estudio literario explora los trabajos extranos que algunos de los escritores mas famosos del mundo tuvieron quehacer para mantenerse economicamente mientras trabajaban en sus obras maestras. Antes de ser amados por lectores y criticos, autores como Charles Bukowski, Franz Kafka, Jack Londone Italo Svevo tuvieron que ganarse la vida de otras formas. Desde los trabajos diariospanaderos, taxistashasta los medios de trabajo mas cuestionablesacrobatas, traficantes del opiolas experiencias de estos artistas antes de hacerse famosos son grandes telones de fondopara sus exitos mas tardios. Llena de referencias literarias, perspicacias eruditas y mucho sabor, esta coleccion es un viaje gratificante a traves de las vidas menos glamorosas de algunos de los autores mas importantes de la historia.""
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 20mm | 299.37g
  • Madrid, United States
  • Spanish
  • Unabridged
  • 8415130171
  • 9788415130178
  • 2,110,337

About Daria Galateria

Daria Galateria is an Italian essayist and journalist. She teaches French language and literature at the University of Rome. Felix Romeo is a writer and a translator who has contributed introductions to "La hija del optimista" and "El perfume de cardamomo.""
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