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Un mundo para Julius (Compactos Anagrama) [Paperback]

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Esta ha sido elegida la mejor novela peruana de todos los tiempos. Es el retrato de un sector feliz y despreocupado de la oligarquia limea. Julius es un nino inteligente y bien tratado por la fortuna, que resulta pretexto, punto de continua confluencia de un sistema de costumbres y de ideas que configuran una situacion tenida de buen gusto, amenazada por la fragilidad y subrayada por una injusticia terrible.



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Pages   477
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1" Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Weight:   1.05 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 15, 2003
Publisher   Editorial Anagrama
ISBN  8433966952  
ISBN13  9788433966957  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Peruvian writer Alfredo Bryce Echenique is the award-winning author of sixteen works of fiction and nonfiction. Winner of Peru's National Book Award in 1970, Echinque's masterpiece "A World for Julius has been translated into thirteen languages and adapted to film and television. His most recent novel, "El Huerto de mi Amada (My Beloved Garden), won the 2002 Planeta Award. Echenique divides his time between France and Peru.

Alfredo Bryce Echenique was born in 1939.

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Un libro que te acerca a alma de un niño atrapado en un mundo dividido por clases  Jun 11, 2007
Novela de Alfredo Bryce Echenique publicada en España en 1970. Se conoce como el retrato de la sociedad peruana del periodo entre finales de los 50 y principios del 60. Una sociedad en extremo clasista, para la que importaba más las apariencias que el mundo interior, donde la elegancia sustituye la individualidad, donde la tristeza, la frustración y tragedia viven ocultos detrás de un muro de frivolidad. La novela atrapa con una desbordante ternura que me hizo sentir abrazada. Julius es un personaje maravilloso, un niño que está en el medio de esa sociedad clasista, entre sirvientes y oligarcas. Julius se destaca por su sensibilidad intelectual y gracias a ella desarrolla una amplia visión social que lo deja fuera de su mundo en la alta sociedad y sin posibilidad de adentrarse en el otro más humilde. "Julius, un niño en plena edad de curiosidad ante distintas cosas, quiere vivir libremente sin prejuicios, ni desprecios, ni discriminación, quiere vivir con toda "clase" de gente, y tener unas relaciones de manera normal, de manera única, no como su padrastro q es incapaz de amar y de sentir la humanidad en su interior." escribe Victor Hugo Quijada Tacuri en su excelente análisis de la novela publicado en monografías.com
 
Powerful, Subtle and Beautifully Crafted  Nov 20, 2005
ENGLISH
Julius is a young boy growing from childhood to the beginnings of adolescence in a Lima family of inherited wealth and power. Devastated by the loss to illness of his adored older sister Cynthia, he struggles to fit in at his exclusive private school, while his predilection for socialising with the family servants makes him a source of concern to his mother and business magnate stepfather.

The genteel 1960s/70s Lima of "Un Mundo para Julius" no longer exists. But anyone who has spent some time in Peru will recognise the manners and attitudes depicted here. Bryce Echenique patiently and expertly satirizes the Peruvian obsession with social status as delineated by class, race, culture and language. The central figure of innocent, sensitive Julius is a window through which these values are viewed, at times with humour, at times with barely restrained indignation.

But "Un Mundo para Julius" does not merely lampoon the oligarchy in whose midst Bryce Echenique himself grew up. Beyond the powerful social criticism, it is a portrayal of the universality of human suffering. The novel's great achievement is to maintain empathy with the anxieties of the rich and powerful, at the same time as exposing their hypocrisy and complicity in the suffering of the powerless. Regardless of the walls erected by privilege, Bryce Echenique shows, no one can escape from the encroachment of age, disappointment in love, or the loss of a child.

Some patience is required for the long and detailed passages of stream of consciousness, which bear comparison with Proust or Joyce. But patience is rewarded by the subtle and skilful development of character. An additional pleasure comes from Bryce Echenique's success in capturing the rich flavors of Peruvian idiom--this is a book best read in the original Spanish, if possible.

ESPAÑOL
Julius es un niño que va acercandose a la adolescencia en una familia limeña de gran riqueza heredada. Trastornado por la pérdida de su adorada hermana mayor a una enfermedad fatal, le cuesta integrarse en su escuela exclusiva, y su tendencia de buscar la compañia de los empleados de la casa preocupa a su mamá y su padrasto

Ya no existe el Lima de "Un Mundo para Julius", pero quien haya pasado algun tiempo en el Perú reconocerá las actitudes representadas aquí. Con paciencia y pericia, Bryce Echenique satiriza la obsesion peruana con el estatus social y las diferencias de clase, raza, cultura y lenguaje. La figura central, el ingenuo, sensible Julius es una ventana por la cual se examina los valores sociales, a veces con humor, a veces con una indignación apenas contenida.

Pero "Un Mundo para Julius" no sólo se burla de la oligarquía en medio de que se crió el mismo Bryce Echenique. Más allá del fuerte criticismo social, es un retrato de la universalidad del sufrimiento humano. Lo que logra esta novela es mantener la empatía con las ansiedades de los ricos y poderosos, al mismo tiempo que va descubriendo su hipocresía y su complicidad en el sufrimiento de los pobres. A pesar de las paredes que construye el privilegio, nadie puede escapar el envejecimiento, la decepción en el amor, o la pérdida de un niño.

Se necesita algo de paciencia para los largos y detallados monólogos interiores, que se pueden comparar con Proust o con Joyce. La recompensa de esta paciencia es el desarrollo sútil y hábil de los personajes. Otro placer viene del exito de Bryce Echenique en capturar los ricos flavores del lenguaje peruano.
 
Great novel, great anthropological work �  Jul 8, 2004
Great novel, great anthropological work ...

Very few times I have come across such great novel.
The one I read is in Spanish, I do not know if this has been translated to English, I expect it has.
The writing style of the author is very original; I could not detect patterns that reminded me of any other book or author, very original.
The story is just great; it has many ingredients that make it unpredictable, but not just for the sake of being unpredictable, but because it is original to its core.
This books describes a part of Latin American culture of which a lot of people are not aware, and I believe is part of the fundamental data one needs to try to understand the world we live in.

Hope you like the book

 
Growing up in suburban Lima. 1950s  Sep 4, 2001
Bryce-Echenique's semi-autobiograhy is a wonderful reminisence of growing up in the wealthy suburbs of Lima, Peru, during the 50s and 60s. The book reminded me of my childhood in San Isidro and Miraflores. He writes very personally and vividly, painting all the cultural blessings and curses of Peruvian high society with impressionistic softness, but , at the same time, a sharp-edged line. To fully enjoy the book one should read it in Spanish -- as much of the impact of the book comes from its informal and evocative use of local colloquialisms.
 

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