Item description for La loca de la casa (Alfaguara) (Spanish Edition) by Rosa Montero...
This novel, essay, and autobiography is Rosa Montero's most personal work, it is a journey through the mystery of fantasies, of artistic creation and her most secret memories. Montero undertakes a trip to her inner self in a narrative game full of surprises. It is a magician's hat from which she reveals amazing and unexpected events. In this book Rosa Montero mixes literature and life in an aphrodisiacal cocktail of other people's biographies and a semi-fictional autobiography. La loca de la casa is, above all, a torrid story of love and salvation between her and her imagination.
Description in Spanish: Este libro es una novela, un ensayo, una autobiografa. La loca de la casa es la obra ms personal de Rosa Montero, un recorrido por los entresijos de la fantasa, de la creacin artstica y de los recuerdos ms secretos. Es un cofre de mago del que emergen objetos inesperados y asombrosos.
La autora emprende un viaje al interior en un juego narrativo lleno de sorpresas. En l se mezclan literatura y vida en un cctel afrodisaco de biografas ajenas y autobiografa novelada. Y, as, descubrimos que el gran Goethe adulaba a los poderosos hasta extremos ridculos, que Tolstoi era un energmeno, que Montero, de nia, fue una enana, y que, con veinte aos, mantuvo un estrafalario y desternillante romance con un famoso actor. Pero no deberamos fiarnos de todo lo que la autora cuenta sobre s misma: los recuerdos no son siempre lo que parecen.
Un libro sobre la fantasa y los sueos, sobre la locura y la pasin, sobre los miedos y las dudas de los escritores, pero tambin de los lectores. La loca de la casa es, sobre todo, la trrida historia de amor y salvacin que hay entre Rosa Montero y su imaginacin.
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Rosa Montero is an acclaimed novelist and an award-winning journalist for the Spanish newspaper El Pa?s. A native of Madrid and the daughter of a professional bullfighter, Montero published her first novel at age twenty-eight. She has won Spain's top book award, the Qu? Leer Prize, twice?for The Lunatic of the House in 2003 and Story of the Transparent King in 2005. A prolific author of twenty-six books, her other titles include the short-story collection Lovers and Enemies and the novels Beautiful and Dark, My Beloved Boss, and The Heart of the Tartar.
Reviews - What do customers think about La loca de la casa (Alfaguara) (Spanish Edition)?
An unusual read Nov 14, 2007
I've never read an autobiography of someone I knew nothing about. I picked the book because of the strange little girl on the cover. It's an outstanding piece of workmanship. I have never read anything like it. I realized there was something unique going on when I read her description of an incident and then, pages on into the text, there it was again. The same incident described as if for the 1st time. And then, further on in the book, the same incident again. I was completely pulled in by this book. Not only were the incidents interesting but the words. She's a master at description.
Astonishing Aug 4, 2006
For someone that has never written a book it is difficult to imagine how the creative process is made. Rosa in this book guides the reader to a trip were we can see what's going on inside a writer's brain, the ghosts, the fears, the vanity, the anger, the models of inspiration. A fundamental book for every booklover.
Quien es la Loca de la Casa??? Apr 22, 2006
Libro excelente... y divertido.. Lo aconsejo especialmente a quienes estan en el proceso creativo de un libro, tesis...o algun otro escrito.. Tambien a aquellos que tienen que convivir con una persona que esta en ese proceso... Rosa Montero nos cuenta como vive ella su experiencia de escribir, como busca inspiracion y tambien nos relata historias de otros escritores muy divertidas e interesantes. Otra cosa que me llamo la atencion fue el estilo de este libro: van a descubrir una an?cdota supuestamente personal contadas varias veces, y cada vez de una manera distinta... No es un error, pero tampoco les voy a decir.... Les recomiendo que lean el libro para descubrir de que se trata ese ejercicio literario, biografico... o como lo quieran llamar. Disfruten este hallazgo!! Omar Pd: perdon por la falta de acentos...
The intimacies of Rosa Montero Mar 6, 2004
La Loca de la casa is Rosa Montero's most intimate novel about herself. We learn about the personal fantasies and details about the author through the many episodes that she experienced while writing many of her works. The book is an autobiography and partial biography about other authors that Rosa Montero talks about continuously throughout the book. Each chapter details a specific episode in Rosa's life that in some circumstances led her to put pen to paper. The episodes are told with enthusiasm and incomparable spirit as the author looks back at her life and her life as a writer. Once you begin to read the book you will quickly identify that La loca de la casa is Rosa Montero herself. I enjoyed the book immensely. It is a great journey through the soul of a terrific author.
ST. THERESA SAID IMAGINATION NEEDS CONTROL Sep 5, 2003
This is a well done job. Many anecdotes are true, many are novelesque,nontheless, they are needed to explain the story. Picasso, states Rosa,"felt that imagination needs to be applied during hard work, not in a beautiful island with a drink."The story brings to the floor many ideas on how to handle creative impulses. An old friend of mine, now a catholic priest for 50 years,says that some people live a life of highs and that is good as long as you do not hit your head.A well thought out creative live can bring a lot of happiness and joy to family and friends and society as a whole.BTW, I feel that the site of the old Twin Towers in New York should be filled with children playgrounds since they are the sinonimous to liveliness and they stand next to God together with sick people.