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La vista desde Castle Rock / The View from Castle Rock

by (author) Alice Munro

PRH Grupo Editorial
Initial publish date
Nov 2016
Short Stories (single author)
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A través de estos relatos Alice Munro demuestra que la ficción tiene mucho que decir acerca de la vida Considerada la obra más personal de la autora por haberse inspirado en su propia familia, Munro logra fundir a través de estos relatos los hechos y las leyendas que forman su legado familiar. Ofrece una versión ambivalente y con matices ficticios de su propio pasado: desde sus ancestros de Castle Rock en el siglo XVIII hasta la ambición frustrada de sus padres en el Canadá de los cincuenta. Desde la experiencia de unos inmigrantes escoceses, quienes no tardan en descubrir que la vida en la tierra soñada no será la de un cuento de hadas, hasta el día a día de la rural Ontario, La vista desde Castle Rock nos habla de esperanza, adversidades e incertidumbres.

La crítica ha dicho...
«Una obra rara y fascinante en la que el pasado solo tiene sentido en relación al presente, y el presente solo tiene sentido enrelación al pasado.»


Alice Munro mines her rich family background, melding it with her own experiences and the transforming power of her brilliant imagination, to create perhaps her most powerful and personal collection yet.
A young boy, taken to Edinburgh's Castle Rock to look across the sea to America, catches a glimpse of his father's dream. Scottish immigrants experience love and loss on a journey that leads them to rural Ontario. Wives, mothers, fathers, and children move through uncertainty, ambivalence, and contemplation in these stories of hopes, adversity, and wonder. The View from Castle Rock reveals what is most essential in Munro's art: her compassionate understanding of ordinary lives.

About the author

Alice Munro grew up in Wingham, Ontario, and attended the University of Western Ontario. She has published ten previous books-Dance of the Happy Shades; Lives Of Girls And Women; Something I've Been Meaning To Tell You; Who Do You Think You Are?; The Moons Of Jupiter; The Progress Of Love; Friend of My Youth; Open Secrets; The Love of a Good Woman; and Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage-as well as Selected Stories, an anthology of stories culled from her dazzling body of work.

During her distinguished career, Munro has been the recipient of many awards and prizes, including the W.H. Smith Award in the United Kingdom and, in the United States, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, the Lannan Literary Award, and the Rea Award for the Short Story.

In Canada, her prize-winning record is so extraordinary-three Governor General's Awards, two Giller Prizes (one of which was for Runaway), the Trillium Book Award, the Jubilee Prize, and the Libris Award, among many others-that it has been ironically suggested that as such a perennial winner, she no longer qualifies for new prizes. Abroad, acclaim continues to pour in. Both Runaway and Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best Book Award, Caribbean and Canada region, and were chosen as one of the Books of the Year by The New York Times.

Alice Munro's stories appear regularly in The New Yorker, as well as in The Atlantic Monthly, Saturday Night, and The Paris Review. She and her husband divide their time between Clinton (in “Alice Munro country”), Ontario, and Comox, British Columbia.

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