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Edwards, Jorge

Overview
Works: 196 works in 963 publications in 11 languages and 9,069 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  History  Biographical fiction  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Editor, Translator, Other, Compiler, Speaker
Classifications: PQ8098.15.D9, 863
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El peso de la noche; [novela by Jorge Edwards( Book )

71 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El museo de cera by Jorge Edwards( Book )

51 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los convidados de piedra by Jorge Edwards( Book )

23 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las máscaras by Jorge Edwards( Book )

36 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El origen del mundo by Jorge Edwards( Book )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Siguiendo una línea narrativa que lo ha alejado de la representación realista de sus primeras novelas, el autor recupera el tema del triángulo amoroso dándole un giro inesperado que pone en juicio los mecanismos racionales con que algunos personajes juzgan el comportamiento humano"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
El inútil de la familia by Jorge Edwards( Book )

41 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in Spanish and French and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuando Jorge Edwards comenzó a escribir, en un mundo que estaba muy lejos de destinarlo a la literatura, se encontró con un pariente cercano que nadie nombraba, un fantasma, un marginal, un maldito de su época, Joaquín Edwards Bello. Joaquín había obtenido el Premio Nacional de Literatura en 1943, pero su vida accidentada, aventurera, de jugador empedernido, su inconformismo, su abierta y en aquellos años escandalosa rebeldía social, ya lo habían convertido en una leyenda viviente. El sobrino siguió con fascinación, con asombro, la historia del primo hermano de su padre. El tío Joaquín, había conocido los palacetes de América y Europa, pero pronto descendió al fondo de la noche: a las callejuelas y tabernas de la mala muerte, a los prostíbulos, a los garitos clandestinos. Vivió una vida accidentada entre Madrid, París, Valparaíso y Santiago.--Desde la descripcioân de la editorial
El anfitrión by Jorge Edwards( Book )

30 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in Spanish and German and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La mujer imaginaria by Jorge Edwards( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in Spanish and Dutch and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een 60-jarige Chileense vrouw komt tot politiek bewustzijn tijdens de regering van Allende (1970-1973)
El sueño de la historia by Jorge Edwards( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Spanish and German and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persona non grata : a memoir of disenchantment with the Cuban Revolution by Jorge Edwards( Book )

95 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1970 Jorge Edwards was sent by Chilean President Allende as his country's first envoy to break the diplomatic blockade that had sealed off Cuba for over a decade. His arrival coincided with the turning point of the Revolution, when Castro began to repress the very intellectuals he had once courted. A gifted writer, a diplomat, a socialist, an outsider, Edwards has a unique perspective on this crucial moment in history, which has determined Cuba's fate. As Jose Donoso has written, "Persona Non Grata reveals the essence of Castro's Cuba and Allende's Chile and offers a different view of what it means to be Latin American." In Kafkaesque detail, Edwards records the four explosive months he spent in Havana trying to open a Chilean embassy and his disenchantment with the Revolution. His stay culminated in the arrest of his friend Heberto Padilla - the first imprisonment of a well-known writer by the regime - for giving Edwards a "negative view of the Revolution." In a menacing midnight political debate with Edwards immediately after Padilla's arrest, Castro argued that in the new phase of the Revolution, the bourgeois writers would no longer have "anything to do in Cuba." Castro accused Edwards of "conduct hostile to the Revolution" and declared him "persona non grata." In this haunting memoir that reads like a thriller, Edwards brilliantly portrays the inner workings of the dictatorship. He recounts how the ubiquitous secret police and their fondness for listening devices hidden in lamps, mirrors, and air conditioners brought Edwards, Padilla, and Laurita Allende (the president's sister) close to nervous breakdowns. Throughout Edwards gives surreal tales of Castro's madness. With biting irony, he describes a comic tour of a model dairy, where Castro, Edwards, and the guests tasted milk as if it were vintage wine, with Castro insisting that "We are going to achieve a Camembert better than France's," despite the rationing of milk and cheese throughout the island. Edwards explains in the introduction that he wrote this memoir to preserve and protect the two essential things that dictatorships always manipulate: language and historical memory. As Hans Magnus Enzensberger wrote, "At a time when most intellectuals, from Sartre to Susan Sontag, were still bemused by Castro's charm, [Jorge Edwards] simply told the truth. It is never too late for the truth, especially when it is told with Edwards's wit and intelligence." A stunning portrait of Castro's Cuba, Persona Non Grata is a classic on the nature of all dictatorships
El río invisible : poesía y prosa de juventud by Pablo Neruda( Book )

4 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in Spanish and Portuguese and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of the early poetry and prose of the Chilean Nobel Prize winner (1971)
La casa de Dostoievsky by Jorge Edwards( Book )

16 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Chilean poet follows a woman called Teresa to Paris in the 1960s, where they engage in a passionate secret affair, before he travels to revolutionary Cuba, only to return to Chile just before the start of the Pinochet regime
Fantasmas de carne y hueso by Jorge Edwards( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in 3 languages and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Temas y variaciones; antologia de relatos by Jorge Edwards( Book )

12 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La muerte de Montaigne by Jorge Edwards( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En 1588, en vísperas de la turbulenta llegada al trono francés de Enrique IV de Navarra, cuando sigue fresca en la memoria la noche de San Bartolomé y las guerras entre católicos y protestantes tiñen de sangre Europa, Michel de Montaigne, que es ya un filósofo respetado, conoce en París a una joven admiradora de su obra, Marie de Gournay. Y Montaigne, que tiene por entonces cincuenta y cinco años y está 'bien casado, ' inicia una misteriosa relación con la exaltada Marie, a la que convierte en 'hija de adopción.' Para reconstruir esa pasión crepuscular, Jorge Edwards rastrea al Montaigne público y privado, explora su relación con las mujeres, su preparación para la muerte, va dibujando al hombre político, diplomático, al pensador sensato y antidogmático, y al sabio pero también travieso autor de los Ensayos. Y mientras aplica la lección vital de Montaigne a su propia realidad, la de la infancia y la actual, Edwards ilumina los aspectos más relevantes, curiosos, a menudo sensuales y, sobre todo, modernos del--ahora ya plenamente--novelesco personaje"--Page 4 of cover
Los convidados de piedra by Jorge Edwards( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in Spanish and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El patio by Jorge Edwards( Book )

14 editions published between 1952 and 1994 in Spanish and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desde la cola del dragón : Chile y España, 1973-1977 by Jorge Edwards( Book )

11 editions published in 1977 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilación de ensayos compuesto por cinco capítulos. Algunos de estos ensayos ya habían sido esbozados en los distintos artículos que Edwards publicaba en diarios de Europa y Estados Unidos, tales como La Vanguardia, de Barcelona, el Washington Post; el suplemento literario del Times; Le monde de París y el Cambio 16 de Madrid. Según Enrique Lafourcade, con la publicación de este libro, Edwards se estableció solidamente en el territorio del memorialista: "Edwards examina un amplio espectro histórico, salta de la política internacional a la nacional. Allende y Neruda aparecen citados muy a menudo. Dentro del capítulo "Simetrías", dedica párrafos a Vicente Huidobro y a Jorge Luis Borges" (Lafourcade, Enrique. "Jorge Edwards: persona grata", Qué pasa (346): 40-44, 8 de diciembre, 1977). En el prólogo de la primera edición del libro se destaca su carácter ensayístico: "Es por lo tanto una reflexión acerca de las simetrías y diferencias entre una dictadura de derecha que termina y otra, en Chile que comienza, y en general acerca del papel del escritor frente a cualquier forma de autoritarismo contemporáneo
Cuentos completos by Jorge Edwards( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in Spanish and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poemas de amor by Pablo Neruda( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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El sueño de la historia
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El museo de ceraLos convidados de piedraLas máscarasEl inútil de la familiaEl anfitriónEl sueño de la historiaPersona non grata : a memoir of disenchantment with the Cuban RevolutionLa casa de Dostoievsky
Alternative Names
Edwards, Jorge

Edwards Valdés, Jorge

Edwards Valdés, Jorge 1931-

Georgius Edwards

Jorge Edwards Chilean writer

Jorge Edwards Chileens diplomaat

Jorge Edwards chilenischer Diplomat und Schriftsteller

Jorge Edwards chilensk diplomat

Jorge Edwards chilský spisovatel a diplomat

Jorge Edwards écrivain chilien

Jorge Edwards escriptor xilè

Jorge Edwards scrittore cileno

Valdés, Jorge Edwards

Valdés, Jorge Edwards 1931-

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