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Donde van a morir los elefantes

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Gustavo Zuleta, un profesor de literatura chileno, acepta una oferta para trabajar en una pequeña universidad del medioeste norteamericano. Mientras espera a su mujer, que llegará dos meses más tarde con su hijo recién nacido, Zuleta descubre los contrastes exasperados de la vida académica. De la mano de Ruby, una joven encantadoramente gorda y misteriosa, el protagonista ...more
Paperback, 409 pages
Published April 28th 1995 by Alfaguara (first published January 1st 1995)
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You know those books that you didn't even necessarily like but can't stop thinking about for years afterward? I read this book right before moving to Chile and for some reason certain elements of it have stayed with me. Unfortunately I have a terrible memory and instantly forgot both the title and the author, and have just spent a full 2 hours trying to track it down on the internet with such vague searches as "Chilean author writes about American university."

Now that I've found it, I hope I can
Bueno, principalmente los últimos capítulos con una historia mucho más fácil de seguir
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José Donoso Yáñez was a Chilean writer. He lived most of his life in Chile, although he spent some years in self-imposed exile in Mexico, the United States (Iowa) and Spain. After 1973, he claimed his exile was a form of protest against the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet.

Donoso is the author of a number of remarkable stories and novels, which contributed greatly to the Latin American literary bo
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“La vida está hecha de fragmentos, y a duras penas uno logra reunirlos. Nada, ninguna relación es completa. Nadie lo es todo para nadie. El amor completo es una invención retórica, una forma de expresar algo mucho más confuso y elemental y que por comodidad o necesidad de estilo bautizaronn así los románticos.” 2 likes
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