By Charles Dickens
Los angeles pequeña Dorrit (1855-1857), que presentamos en una nueva traducción de Carmen Francí e Ismael Attrache, es sin duda uno de los mejores Dickens, compendio enormous de su destreza narrativa, de su ingenio cómico y de su talento inigualable para crear ambientes y personajes. Después de más de veinte años en China, Arthur Clennam vuelve a Londres convencido de haber desperdiciado su juventud y de que ya ha pasado para él el momento del amor. Su madre, una anciana inválida y siniestra, le recibe gélidamente en l. a. habitación de los angeles que lleva doce años sin salir, y en los angeles que, al fondo, en los angeles penumbra, cose una desventurada muchacha. Arthur cobra en seguida interés por ella, sospechando que puede guardar los angeles clave de un vergonzoso secreto frequent que su madre tenazmente le oculta, y descubre que se trata de Amy Dorrit, nacida en los angeles cárcel de deudores de Marshalsea, donde su padre, uno de los más antiguos presos, es toda una institución
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Henry Miller publishes Tropic of Cancer. 1935 Taps at Reveille, Fitzgerald舗s fourth short-story collection, is published. Unsettled, he moves back and forth between Baltimore and North Carolina. 1936 Fitzgerald舗s confessional 舠Crack-Up舡 essays, which describe his sense of emotional depletion, appear in Esquire. 1937 Financially strained, Fitzgerald accepts a lucrative scriptwriting contract with MGM. In December, the six-month contract is renewed for one year. He starts writing the screenplay for Three Comrades, his only script to make it to film.
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