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The author of the book: William Trevor
Language: English
Format files: PDF
ISBN 13: 9780670917266
The size of the: 7.55 MB
Edition: Viking Books
Date of issue: October 1st 2007
ISBN: 0670917265

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Me faltaba solo un relato para terminar de leer este libro. Íbamos rumbo a clase de yoga cuando le afirmé a Rebeca, William Trevor, es para mí, el escritor más importante vivo en la actualidad. Y agregué, A él sí debieron darle el Nobel. Ah, es que me dijiste que es irlandés. Sí. ¿Se conseguirá en inglés? Seguro que sí, pero, es tan bueno, tan tremendamente bueno, y la traducción de Salamandra tan buena también, que no importa si lo lees en su idioma original o no: no tiene pierde ninguno de estos relatos.

Hoy termino de leer el libro, y antes de comenzar a escribir, googleo su nombre y veo que falleció hace apenas unos días, el 20 de noviembre para ser precisos.

Qué tristeza.

Este libro de relatos está dentro de lo mejor que he leído en literatura en mi vida. Creo que tiene el peso de cuentistas como Poe, Chéjov, Borges, Salinger; y que reivindica este género como un medio de grandes posibilidades literarias; unas posibilidades que regresan a su justo lugar el relato, al mismo nivel de la poesía o de la novela.

Trevor era un moderno. Un contemporáneo. Sabía como escribir relatos actuales sin caer en trucos posmodernos; y aprovechar la mejor tradición de la prosa para ahondar en las almas de sus personajes, unos personajes a quienes conocía a profundidad.

Sin lugar a dudas, su ritmo y sus protagonistas son lo más loable es su obra; sus palabras precisas y unos silencios hermosos, unas omisiones necesarias tanto para la estructura del relato como para el desarrollo de las historias.

En este libro hay un relato que te deja con una perturbación extraña, Una tarde; amoríos; un tiempo nostálgico; la muerte y sus rémoras; el deseo y el olvido. Lugares entrañables, que no por estar en Irlanda o en Francia o en otra parte, se nos dibujan como ajenos; hay una familiaridad de leer estos cuentos, como si siempre hubiéramos estado en la habitación o en las calles en que suceden.

Hay también una pasión por la lectura, muchas menciones a distintos libros, autores, personajes que “fingen” leer y bibliotecas en las que los libros jamás se han leído.

Descansa en paz, Trevor. Quisiera creer que existe un más allá en donde te reunirás con tus pares, y discutirás sobre “las hermanas” y los curas con Joyce; descansa en paz; que nosotros te mantendremos vivo a través de las lecturas de tu obra.

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Ebook Cheating at Canasta read Online! William Trevor, KBE grew up in various provincial towns and attended a number of schools, graduating from Trinity College, in Dublin, with a degree in history. He first exercised his artistry as a sculptor, working as a teacher in Northern Ireland and then emigrated to England in search of work when the school went bankrupt. He could have returned to Ireland once he became a successful writer, he said, "but by then I had become a wanderer, and one way and another, I just stayed in England ... I hated leaving Ireland. I was very bitter at the time. But, had it not happened, I think I might never have written at all."

In 1958 Trevor published his first novel, A Standard of Behaviour, to little critical success. Two years later, he abandoned sculpting completely, feeling his work had become too abstract, and found a job writing copy for a London advertising agency. 'This was absurd,' he said. 'They would give me four lines or so to write and four or five days to write it in. It was so boring. But they had given me this typewriter to work on, so I just started writing stories. I sometimes think all the people who were missing in my sculpture gushed out into the stories.' He published several short stories, then his second and third novels, which both won the Hawthornden Prize (established in 1919 by Alice Warrender and named after William Drummond of Hawthornden, the Hawthornden Prize is one of the UK's oldest literary awards). A number of other prizes followed, and Trevor began working full-time as a writer in 1965.

Since then, Trevor has published nearly 40 novels, short story collections, plays, and collections of nonfiction. He has won three Whitbread Awards, a PEN/Macmillan Silver Pen Award, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. In 1977 Trevor was appointed an honorary (he holds Irish, not British, citizenship) Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) for his services to literature and in 2002 he was elevated to honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE). Since he began writing, William Trevor regularly spends half the year in Italy or Switzerland, often visiting Ireland in the other half. His home is in Devon, in South West England, on an old mill surrounded by 40 acres of land.


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