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La piel del cielo [Paperback]

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A story about the secret side of humanity, the one that hides all passions and emotions. La piel del cielo, like a telescope, brings us closer to the mystery of the stars and romance. This is the fascinating story of a talented man destined to unravel the mysteries of astronomy. Lorenzo will have to fight against bureaucratic traps, social inequalities, and political temptations to see his dream come true. His greater challenges will come from the darkest side of people, which hide their passions and feelings.

Description in Spanish: "Mam, all atrs se acaba el mundo?" Esta frase abre camino a una historia fascinante: la de un hombre de enorme talento destinado a desentraar los misterios de la astronoma. Lorenzo de Tena, inconformista y rebelde, deber luchar contra las desigualdades sociales, las trampas burocrticas y las tentaciones polticas para ver realizada su vocacin. Pero los mayores retos de su bsqueda no vendrn de la ciencia, sino de la cara ms oculta de las personas, la que esconde las pasiones, los sentimientos... Una novela que, como un telescopio, nos acerca a los desafos ms inalcanzables: las estrellas y el amor.



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Pages   480
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.7" Width: 4.3" Height: 1.2"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   Punto de lectura, Suma de letras
ISBN  8466306544  
ISBN13  9788466306546  


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More About Elena Poniatowska


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Elena Poniatowska is a journalist and the author of more than forty works, including the classic Massacre in Mexico and the novel Dear Diego. The recipient of the 2013 Cervantes Prize, she lives in Mexico City.

Elena Poniatowska currently resides in Mexico City. Elena Poniatowska was born in 1938.

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1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Short Stories > General
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Latin American
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > Untranslated > Spanish



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El más débil de los Premios Alfaguara  Jan 8, 2006
En principio el libro promete, pero se va cayendo lentamente. Elena Poniatowska es una periodista excelente (aunque tendenciosa) pero una novelista descuidada. Qué diferencia frente a Diablo guardián, de Xavier Velasco! Una distancia de la tierra al cielo, pero al revés.
 
Lorenzo analfabeto computacional ??  Jan 25, 2003
Querida Elena Poniatowska.
Leyendo su historia de Lorenzo, de sus pasos para convertirse en el astr'onomo mexicano por excelencia, dos caracter'isticas de su personalidad no me son convincentes. Despu'es de luchar tanto por adquirir conocimiento, como es posible que se haya mantenido al margen de la evoluci'on de la computadora, herramienta fundamental en la ciencia moderna, tanto para c'alculo o para las comunicaciones. El otro aspecto "increible", es como una persona de la inteligencia y sensibilidad de Lorenzo, lleve una vida "privada" tan rudimentaria, que justamente se hace mas evidente al finalizar el libro. Lorenzo me defraud'o!
 
none  May 10, 2002
I really liked this book because it shows the real religious, political, academic, and social life in Mexico. The way details are exposed and how real the characters are make the book very interesting.
 
A Elenita le duele México  May 21, 2001
Una "ficción histórica" de la señora Poniatowska, que lo mismo introduce como personaje a José Revueltas que a un mundo de científicos mexicanos - algunos con sus nombres reales - en un intento de transmitirnos el mundo interior y exterior del voluntarioso Lorenzo De Tena. Seguramente aquellos que son científicos, o conocedores de la historia de la ciencia mexicana, saborearán el retrato "ficticio" que hace esta genial escritora y periodista del (¿nacimiento del?) México científico de hace unas décadas. Aquellos que no lo somos, aún así (y quizá por eso, pues habremos conocido "aún otro" México) seguramente disfrutaremos la manera como va trazando la personalidad de Lorenzo, sus tropiezos, triunfos y lecciones en el contexto de un México que le duele a los dos, al protagonista y a la escritora.

This book won the 2001 Alfaguara prize for a Novel, something I think should be told somewhere in this site.

Get to know -yet- another Mexico.

 

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