Jack

Jack

by Marilynne Robinson
Jack

Jack

by Marilynne Robinson

Hardcover(Spanish-language Edition)

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Overview

Tras "Gilead", "En casa" y "Lila", Marilynne Robinson regresa al mundo de Gilead con "Jack", la cuarta novela de uno de los más importantes ciclos novelísticos contemporáneos. "Jack" cuenta la historia de John Ames Boughton, que ya aparecía como uno de los protagonistas de En casa. Hijo pródigo del reverendo Boughton, víctima de la bebida y de su tendencia a la autodestrucción, Jack vive alejado de su familia en St. Louis, la principal ciudad de Missouri, en los años posteriores a la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Allí sobrevive con pequeños trabajos, algunos robos y con la ayuda de su hermano Teddy. Y se mueve entre el cinismo descreído y las tendencias suicidas. Pero en un encuentro fortuito conoce a Della Miles, una maestra de secundaria afroamericana, también hija de un predicador, con una mente lúcida, un espíritu generoso y una voluntad independiente. Della y Jack se enamoran en una sociedad donde impera la discriminación racial y las leyes y las costumbres dificultan los matrimonios mixtos. Profunda y conmovedora, su hermosa y tensa historia es uno de los mayores logros de Robinson.

After "Gilead", "At home" and "Lila", Marilynne Robinson returns to the world of Gilead with "Jack", the fourth component of one of the most important contemporary novel cycles. "Jack" tells the story of John Ames Boughton, who was already one of the leads in "At home". Prodigal son of Reverend Boughton, a victim of alcohol and his tendency of self-destruction, Jack lives apart from his family in St. Louis, the main city of Missouri, in the years after World War II. There he survives with small jobs, some robberies and with the help of his brother Teddy. He moves between unbelieving cynicism and suicidal tendencies. But he meets Della Miles, an African-American high school teacher, and also the daughter of a preacher, with a clear mind, a generous spirit and an independent will. Della and Jack fall in love in a society where racial discrimination prevails and laws and customs make intermarriage difficult. Deep and moving, her beautiful and tense story is one of Robinson's greatest achievements.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788418526213
Publisher: Batiscafo
Publication date: 10/04/2022
Edition description: Spanish-language Edition
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 1,089,583
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Language: Spanish

About the Author

About The Author
Marilynne Robinson is the author of the novels Lila, Home, Gilead (winner of the Pulitzer Prize), and Housekeeping, and the nonfiction books, When I Was a Child I Read Books, Mother Country, The Death of Adam, and Absence of Mind. She teaches at the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop.

Hometown:

Iowa City, Iowa

Date of Birth:

November 26, 1943

Place of Birth:

Sandpoint, Idaho

Education:

B.A., Brown University, 1966
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