El Viejo y El Mar

By Ernest Hemingway
(Vintage Espanol, Paperback, 9780307475855, 160pp.)

Publication Date: July 12, 2011

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Una de las historias más grandes jamás contadas
 
En Cuba, un viejo pescador ya en el crepúsculo de su vida, pobre y sin suerte, cansado de regresar cada día sin pesca, emprende una última y arriesgada travesía en busca de una gran pieza. Cuando al fin logra dar con ella, comienza una feroz lucha. Y el regreso a puerto, con el acoso de los elementos y los tiburones, se convierte en una última prueba. Como un rey mendigo, coronado por su imbatible dignidad, el viejo pescador culmina finalmente su destino.
 
En la cúspide de su maestría, Hemingway alumbró una historia en cuya sencillez vibra el clásico tema del valor ante la derrota, del triunfo personal sacado de la pérdida. El viejo y el mar lo confirmó como uno de los escritores más significativos del siglo XX, obteniendo el Premio Pulitzer y allanando su carrera hacia el Premio Nobel.




About the Author
Ernest Hemingway did more to change the style of English prose than any other writer of his time. Publication of The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms immediately established Hemingway as one of the greatest literary lights of the twentieth century. As part of the expatriate community in 1920s Paris, the former journalist and World War I ambulance driver began a career that led to international fame. Hemingway was an aficionado of bullfighting and big-game hunting, and his main protagonists were always men and women of courage and conviction who suffered unseen scars, both physical and emotional. He covered the Spanish Civil War, portraying it in the novel For Whom the Bell Tolls, and he also covered World War II. His classic novella The Old Man and the Sea won the Pulitzer Prize in 1953. Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. He died in 1961.
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