Item description for El Reino Animal / the Animal Kingdom (Spanish Edition) by Sergio Ramirez...
The stories in this book invite us to admire, and fear, animals that come alive, think, feel and are totally aware of their own limits. Some are children who, out on the streets, have been given animal's names as nicknames. With this dual play, from articles to fables, the author achieves richness with humor and irony. Whether they are metaphors of fate, extraordinary or routine appearances, the miraculously alive creatures in this book reflect our own dehumanized image. Description in Spanish: Los relatos que componen este libro abren nuestros ojos al universo animal y nos invitan a contemplar sus seres. Admirados unos, temidos otros y desconocidos la mayora, en estas pginas todos piensan, sienten y tienen conciencia de su propia finitud. Otros de los personajes son nios desamparados que han recibido en la calle apodos de animales, y al llevarnos a este doble mundo, el de los animales y el de los nios, el autor logra una riqueza de registros que va desde el reportaje a la fbula, sin que falten el humor y la irona. Sobre un terreno tan propicio a las simplificaciones del saber popular, Sergio Ramrez asume la sobriedad del observador imparcial, y viene as a templar esa pasin fabuladora para hacer de estos personajes algo ms que mscaras humanas. Ya sean metforas del destino, apariciones extraordinarias o presencias cotidianas, estas criaturas de El reino animal, prodigiosamente vivas, son el espejo que devuelve al hombre su propia visin deshumanizada
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.75" Weight: 0.56 lbs.
Release Date Jul 30, 2006
ISBN 9707705736 ISBN13 9789707705739
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More About Sergio Ramirez
Sergio Ramirez was born in Masatepe, Nicaragua in 1942. His first book was published in 1963; the following year he earned a law degree at the University of Nicaragua. After a lengthy voluntary exile in Costa Rica and Germany -during which he continued to write works of fiction and nonfiction - he became active as the leader of the Group of Twelve, consisting of intellectuals, businessman and priests united against the Somoza regime. With the triumph of the Sandinista Revolution in 1979, he became part of the Junta of the Government of National Reconstruction, where he presided over the National Council of Education. He was elected vice-president of Nicaragua in 1984, an office he held until 1990. He continued to serve as the leader of the Sandinista block in the National Assembly until 1995, when he founded the Movement for Sandinista Renovation (MRS) because of his differences with Daniel Ortega. In 1996 he retired from politics. Sergio Ramirez is the author of thirty books, only a handful of which have been translated into English. He has received Spain's Dashiel Hammet Award, France's Laure Bataillon Award, Cuba's Jose Maria Arguedas Latinamerican Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Alfaguara International Novel Award. A Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres of France, and a doctor honoris causa of Blaise Pascal University (France), he is also recipient of the International Prize for Human Rights awarded by the Bruno Kreisky Foundation, and the Order of Merit of the Federal Government of Germany. He will hold the Robert Kennedy Professorship in Latin American Studies at Harvard University in 2009. His recent book include Catallina y Catalina (2001), Sombras nada mas (2002), Mil y una muertes (2004), and El Reino Animal.
Sergio Ramirez currently resides in Managua. Sergio Ramirez was born in 1942.