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Postales de invierno / Winter Postcards
By Ann Beattie, Rodrigo Fresan (contributor) and Marta Alcaraz Burgueno (trans)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Libros Del Asteroide
Publication date September 1, 2008
Pages 362
Binding Paperback
Edition 2
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9788493591496
ISBN-10 8493591491
Dimensions 1 by 5 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
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Original list price $22.00
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Portraying the disenchantment of the American youth after the hippie movement, this novel narrates the story of Charles, a young man hopelessly in love with a married woman, of his unemployed friend Sam, of his Hypochondriac of a mother, Clara, who spends her days depressed and soaking in her bathtub, of his stepfather Tod, and of his sister Susan. Beattie uses pop music, movies, and other cultural elements to discuss universal themes such as unrequited love, disillusionment at work, and family relationships with a good dose of irony. What could be read as an entertaining situational comedy becomes an acute perspective on a generation that refuses to abandon its youthful idealism and submit to society’s rules.

 

Retratando el desencanto de la juventud americana posterior al movimiento hippie, esta novela narra la historia de Charles, un joven perdidamente enamorado de una mujer casada; de su amigo Sam, eterno parado; de Clara, su hipocondríaca madre que se pasa el día deprimida en la bañera; de Tod, su padrastro; y de Susan, su hermana. La música pop, el cine y otros elementos de la cultura popular le sirven a Beattie para tratar con ironía temas tan universales como el amor no correspondido, la insatisfacción laboral o las relaciones familiares. Lo que podría leerse como una divertida comedia de situación se convierte en una aguda mirada sobre una generación que se resiste a abandonar el idealismo de su juventud y a someterse a las normas que imperan en la sociedad.



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With Marta Alcaraz Burgueno (other contributor), Ann Beattie | 2 edition from Libros Del Asteroide (September 1, 2008)
9788493591496 | details & prices | 362 pages | 5.00 × 7.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $22.00
About: Portraying the disenchantment of the American youth after the hippie movement, this novel narrates the story of Charles, a young man hopelessly in love with a married woman, of his unemployed friend Sam, of his Hypochondriac of a mother, Clara, who spends her days depressed and soaking in her bathtub, of his stepfather Tod, and of his sister Susan.

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