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Perros heroes (Spanish Edition) [Paperback]

Perros heroes (Spanish Edition) [Paperback]

By Mario Bellatin (Author)
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A man forced to remain immovable for life, prisoner to a wheelchair, tries to impose onto his world the same confinement that he feels. He does it with his Belgian sheepdogs, with his hawk tied to a hanger, with Australian parakeet that he keeps caged, with his nurse, his sister and his mother. Probably also with the reader, who will feel enclosed in a cage that gradually keeps getting smaller and smaller. These stories propose a series of facts as fiction, or perhaps they are real.

Description in Spanish: Un hombre obligado a permanecer toda su vida inmvil ---probablemente es parapljico; en todo caso, est confinado a una silla de ruedas--- trata de someter al mundo a la misma inmovilidad; de hecho, lo consigue con los perros Pastor Belga Malinois de los que es criador, con un halcn amarrado a su percha, con periquitos de Australia que mantiene enjaulados, con su cuidador-enfermero, con su hermana y con la madre de ambos. Probablemente tambin con el lector, quien sentir que una jaula empieza a encerrarlo y se hace pequea gradualmente. La secuencia de hechos inquieta y pone en tensin; tambin ofrece mltiples posibilidades de interpretacin, entre ellas la de que los personajes representen, en sentido metafrico ---e irnico---, realidades colectivas. Ello desde el subttulo de la novela: "Tratado sobre el futuro de Amrica Latina visto a travs de un hombre inmvil y sus treinta Pastor Belga Malinois": qu o quin nos gobierna y hacia dnde nos lleva (si es que hacia algn lado vamos)? Esta novela postula como ficcin una serie de hechos que no terminan de parecerlo; quiz sean reales. Acompaa a la novela un folleto de 32 pginas con fotografas a color que muestran lugar, personajes, atmsferas, perros hroes.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Alfaguara
Pages   80
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.24" Width: 8.7" Height: 0.93"
Weight:   0.27 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 6, 2003
Publisher   Alfaguara
ISBN  9681912705  
ISBN13  9789681912703  

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More About Mario Bellatin

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Mario BellatA-n was born in Mexico City in 1960 and studied film in Cuba. A singular talent and risk-taking storyteller, BellatA-n is the author of the short novels, Canon perpetuo, Efecto invernadero, Damas chinas, and Poeta ciego. Salon de belleza (Beauty Salon) was released in 1999 and received huge praise and wide recognition. This is its first translation

Mario Bellatin currently resides in Mexico City. Mario Bellatin was born in 1960.

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