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Demasiada felicidad

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Munro, Alice, 1931- (Paperback - 2014 - Spanish)
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Ten new short stories from the author tackle a variety of themes, such as love, loss, and redemption. In the first story a young wife and mother receives release from the unbearable pain of losing her three children from a most surprising source. In another, a young woman, in the aftermath of an unusual and humiliating seduction, reacts in a clever if less-than-admirable fashion. Other stories uncover the "deep-holes" in a marriage, the unsuspected cruelty of children, and how a boy's disfigured face provides both the good things in his life and the bad. And in the long title story, we accompany Sophia Kovalevsky, a late-nineteenth-century Russian ́émigré and mathematician, on a winter journey that takes her from the Riviera, where she visits her lover, to Paris, Germany, and, Denmark, where she has a fateful meeting with a local doctor, and finally to Sweden, where she teaches at the only university in Europe willing to employ a female mathematician. Here the author renders complex, difficult events and emotions into stories that shed light on the unpredictable ways in which men and women accommodate and often transcend what happens in their lives.
Authors: Munro, Alice, 1931-
Statement of Responsibility: Alice Munro ; traducción de Flora Casas
Title: Demasiada felicidad
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Edition: Primera edición Vintage Español
Characteristics: 335 pages ; 21 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Subtitle from cover
Translation of: Too much happiness
Contents: Dimensiones
Ficción
El filo de Wenlock
Pozos profundos
Radicales libres
Cara
Algunas mujeres
Juego de niños
Madera
Demasiada felicidad
Summary: Ten new short stories from the author tackle a variety of themes, such as love, loss, and redemption. In the first story a young wife and mother receives release from the unbearable pain of losing her three children from a most surprising source. In another, a young woman, in the aftermath of an unusual and humiliating seduction, reacts in a clever if less-than-admirable fashion. Other stories uncover the "deep-holes" in a marriage, the unsuspected cruelty of children, and how a boy's disfigured face provides both the good things in his life and the bad. And in the long title story, we accompany Sophia Kovalevsky, a late-nineteenth-century Russian ́émigré and mathematician, on a winter journey that takes her from the Riviera, where she visits her lover, to Paris, Germany, and, Denmark, where she has a fateful meeting with a local doctor, and finally to Sweden, where she teaches at the only university in Europe willing to employ a female mathematician. Here the author renders complex, difficult events and emotions into stories that shed light on the unpredictable ways in which men and women accommodate and often transcend what happens in their lives.
Subject Headings: Short stories, Canadian
Genre/Form: Short stories, Canadian
Short stories
Topical Term: Short stories, Canadian
Additional Contributors: Casas, Flora
ISBN: 9780804172981
0804172986
Branch Call Number: Spa FIC M
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La gran autora ganadora del premio Novel de la Literatura ofrece diez historias breves sobre varios temas tales como: el amor, la pérdida, y la redención.
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NYPL Staff Pick
La gran autora ganadora del premio Novel de la Literatura ofrece diez historias breves sobre varios temas tales como: el amor, la pérdida, y la redención.
- Alexandra Gomez

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