El arte de la distorsión /The Art of Distortion by Juan Gabriel Vásquez
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With Los informantes and Historia secreta de Costaguara, Vásquez has positioned himself as one of the most important writers of his generation. Here, he presents us with a new facet of his literary work: seventeen explorations that reveal a sharp, original and passionate reader; seventeen ways of confirming that fiction is like a drug, and its reader, an addict. El arte de la distorsión, the essay that lends it title to this volume, won the Simón Bolívar Award.

Spanish Description:
De Joseph Conrad a Julio Ramon Ribeyro, de las verdaderas razones para lanzar la bomba atomica a una vehemente defensa del cuento como genero, de los malentendidos alrededor del Quijote a una nueva manera de leer Cien anos de soledad: en El arte de la distorsion vemos a un narrador inmerso en un combate cuerpo a cuerpo con sus lecturas.

Con Los informantes e Historia secreta de Costaguara, Juan Gabriel Vasquez se ha situado en unos cinco anos como uno de los escritores mas importantes de su generacion. Ahora, al reunir por primera vez sus mejores ensayos, nos presenta otra faceta de su labor literaria: diecisiete exploraciones que revelan a un lector agudo, original, apasionado.

El arte de la distorsion, ensayo que da titulo a este volumen, gano el Premio Simon Bolivar. Este es un libro que ofrece diecisiete maneras de comprobar que la lectura de ficcion es una droga; el lector de ficciones, un adicto.

 

About Juan Gabriel Vásquez

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Juan Gabriel Vasquezwas born in Bogota in 1973. His books include the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin award winner and national bestseller, The Sound of Things Falling, as well as the award-winningThe InformersandThe Secret History of Costaguana.Vasquez's books have been published in seventeen languages world-wide, and he is the recipient of the Prix Roger Caillois in France and the Alfaguara Prize in Spain. After sixteen years in France, Belgium, and Spain, he now lives inBogota.
 
Published July 1, 2009 by Alfaguara. 232 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction