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La palabra mágica

4.11  ·  Rating Details ·  28 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
119 pages
Published 1983 by Ediciones Era
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Rómulo
Nov 20, 2008 Rómulo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: los que no andan con tonterías
Shelves: otras-regiones
A Monterroso le sobra lo que le falta a muchos escritores: HUMILDAD. Sobre la traducción y los traductores (de los que se habla y se ha hablado tanta peste) dice: "En todo caso, es mejor leer a un autor importante mal traducido que no leerlo en absoluto"
Agrego más (por gula literaria): "No se vale despreciar las traducciones de Chaucer cuando uno apenas puede con el Arcipreste de Hita. Por principio, toda traducción es buena. En cualquier caso, pasa con ellas lo que con las mujeres: de alguna ma
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Un libro muy breve, con cuatro relatos aceptables, pero no especialmente destacables.
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Augusto Monterroso (1921-2003) es la máxima figura hispánica del género más breve de la literatura, el microrrelato, y una de las personalidades más entrañables, no sólo por su modestia y sencillez, sino también por su excepcional inteligencia y su exquisita ironía. Autodidacta por excelencia, abandonó sus estudios tempranamente, para dedicarse por completo a la lectura de los clásicos, que amó ...more
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