Orlando (Paperback)

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Novela dificilmente clasificable llena de andanzas, de encanto y de maravillosa extraneza Orlando (1928) narra los avatares a lo largo de mas de trescientos anos de quien empieza siendo un caballero de la corte isabelina inglesa y acaba siendo mujer en el siglo XX. Producto en parte de la ambigua pasion de Virginia Woolf (1882-1941) por Vita Sackville-West y antecedente singular del realismo fantastico, la historia de su protagonista, ambientada siempre en sugerentes escenarios e impregnada por la particular obsesion de su autora por el transcurso del tiempo, se desliza como un deslumbrante cuento de hadas ante los fascinados ojos del lector. La presente edicion incorpora las ilustraciones de la edicion original que forman parte del propio juego literario y se presenta en una nueva traduccion, clara, exigente y escrupulosa. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION Orlando is a historical fantasy in which the eponymous hero remains alive for over three centuries, but ages physically just 36 years. Over this huge span of time, Orlando has many strange adventures, chief among them being his sex-change from a man to a woman. Woolf uses this bizarre and intriguing notion to examine many aspects of human existence: the difference between fact and imagination; the utility of poetry and art; how humans conform to whatever civilization of group they find themselves in; and (a central theme of the book) the gender roles which society imposes so unjustly upon men and women, when - in Woolf's view - the two sexes have in reality very similar dreams and aspirations.
Product Details
ISBN: 9786073128933
ISBN-10: 6073128932
Publisher: Debolsillo
Publication Date: August 25th, 2015
Pages: 250
Language: Spanish