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Bernárdez, Aurora

Works: 145 works in 680 publications in 4 languages and 2,756 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Essays  Experimental fiction  Biography‡vDictionaries  Biography  Love stories 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Other, Author
Classifications: PQ4809.A45, 853.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Aurora Bernárdez
La autopista del sur y otros cuentos by Julio Cortázar( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of short stories by one of the greatest 20th century writers from Argentina, selected from all periods of his life
Papeles inesperados by Julio Cortázar( Book )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in Spanish and Italian and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers the uncollected writings of the noted Argentine author, including previously unpublished stories, alternate versions of other tales, an unknown chapter of "Libro de Manuel," speeches, articles, interviews, poems, and other works
Cartas by Julio Cortázar( Book )

22 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cortázar de la A a la Z : un álbum biográfico by Julio Cortázar( Book )

15 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines brief excerpts from the noted Argentine writer's works, grouped alphabetically from "Abuela" to "ZZZ", with personal photographs and illustrations of manuscripts, book covers, and other artifacts from his life
Cartas a los Jonquières by Julio Cortázar( Book )

10 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entre las cartas de Julio Cortázar se destacan éstas que publicamos ahora, enviadas al pintor y poeta argentino Eduardo Jonquiéres, a quien lo unieron cincuenta años de amistad. El conjunto es de una extraordinaria importancia porque se da en ellas algo inusual en el autor, que se permite confidencias, consejos y discrepancias: son atisbos al Cortázar más secreto. Constituyen también la crónica detallada de los primeros años de su instalación en Europa, decisivos en su formación estética y de los que apenas hay testimonio. Como obra del artista que fue, son a la vez crónica de viaje, crítica de arte y literatura, episodios de un humorista irresistible, ejercicios de introspección, reflejo de la historia y de los cambios de la vida social del siglo XX
Cartas by Julio Cortázar( Book )

49 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Organizada en cinco volúmenes que abarcan un período comprendido entre 1937 y 1984, la presente edición de la correspondencia cortazariana es una versión corregida y muy aumentada respecto de la publicada en el año 2000: presenta más de mil cartas nuevas, recupera los fragmentos suprimidos en la primera edición e incluye índices de obras del autor y de personas citadas. Una colección que parece estar escribiendo ahora, a nuestro lado, 'un hombre que jamás se aburrió un solo segundo a lo largo de toda su vida'."--Page 4 of cover
Invisible cities by Italo Calvino( Book )

29 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A través de una serie de relatos de viaje que Marco Polo hace a Kublai Kan, emperador de los tártaros, hablándole de ciudades imposibles, Calvino no sólo evoca una idea atemporal de la ciudad, sino que desarrolla, implícita o explícitamente, una discusión sobre la ciudad moderna
Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre( Book )

33 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winner of the 1964 Nobel Prize for Literature, Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher, critic, novelist, and dramatist, holds a position of singular eminence in the world of letters. Among readers and critics familiar with the whole of Sartre's work, it is generally recognized that his earliest novel, La Nausée (first published in 1938), is his finest and most significant. It is unquestionably a key novel of the twentieth century and a landmark in Existentialist fiction. Nausea is the story of Antoine Roquentin, a French writer who is horrified at his own existence. In impressionistic, diary form he ruthlessly catalogues his every feeling and sensation. His thoughts culminate in a pervasive, overpowering feeling of nausea which "spreads at the bottom of the viscous puddle, at the bottom of our time -- the time of purple suspenders and broken chair seats; it is made of wide, soft instants, spreading at the edge, like an oil stain." Roquentin's efforts to come to terms with life, his philosophical and psychological struggles, give Sartre the opportunity to dramatize the tenets of his Existentialist creed
The first man by Albert Camus( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ese hombre del título sería el padre del niño Jacques Cormery, protagonista de esta historia. Pero de este padre emigrante, que murió en el frente durante la primera guerra mundial y que se había casado con una menorquina analfabeta y casi muda con la que apenas dispuso del tiempo necesario para tener dos hijos, poco se sabrá. Los pobres no tienen historia, o tan sólo aquella que les otorgan las guerras y las revoluciones. El verdadero primer hombre es el hijo: sin padre, educado en un miserable barrio periférico de argel por una abuela autoritaria, que le inflige castigos corporales ante una madre impotente, exhausta por su trabajo "en casas ajenas", ¿cómo y por qué caminos llegó ese niño indigente a convertirse en Premio Nobel de Literatura? El caso es que esta novela, que narra cómo ese niño va haciéndose lentamente, construyéndose a sí mismo, tan diferente de lo que cabría esperar de él por sus orígenes, se nos aparece como la historia de la propia niñez de Albert Camus
Justine by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

33 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the modern Egyptian city of Alexandria, in which an Irish schoolmaster, a passionate, tormented Jewess, a Greek cabaret dancer, and a Coptic financier play out their destinies amid decadent surroundings symbolic of an erotic world. For subsequent volumes in the series, see Author Catalog
The sheltering sky ; Let it come down ; The spider's house by Paul Bowles( Book )

18 editions published between 1954 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul Bowles had already established himself as an important American composer when, at the age of 38, he published The Sheltering Sky and became widely recognized as one of the most powerful writers of the postwar period. By the time of his death in 1999 he had become a unique and legendary figure in modern literary culture. From his base in Tangier he produced novels, stories, and travel writings in which exquisite surfaces and violent undercurrents mingle. Bowles - who once told an interviewer, "I've always wanted to get as far as possible from the place where I was born"--Charts the collisions between "civilized" exiles and unfamiliar societies that they can never really grasp. In fiction of slowly gathering menace, he achieves effects of horror and dislocation with an elegantly spare style and understated wit. This Library of America volume, containing his first three novels, with its companion Collected Stories and Later Writings, is the first annotated edition of Bowles' work, offering the full range of his literary achievement: the portrait of an outsider who was one of the essential American writers of the last half century." "The Sheltering Sky (1949), which remains Bowles' most celebrated work, describes the unraveling of a young, sophisticated, and adventuresome married couple as they make their way into the Sahara. In a prose style of meticulous calm and stunning visual precision, Bowles tracks Port and Kit Moresby on a journey through the desert that culminates in death and madness." "In Let It Come Down (1952), Bowles plots the doomed trajectory of Nelson Dyar, a New York bank teller who comes to Tangier in search of a different life and ends up giving in to this darkest impulses. Rich in descriptions of the corruption and decadence of the International Zone in the last days before Moroccan independence, Bowles' second novel is an alternately comic and horrific account of a descent into nihilism." "The Spider's House (1955), the longest and most complex of Bowles' novels, is set against the end of French rule in Morocco. Its characters - ranging from a Moroccan boy gifted with spiritual healing power to an American writer who regrets the passing of traditional ways - are caught up in the clash between colonial and nationalist factions, and are forced to confront cultural gulfs widened by political violence."--Jacket
The path to the nest of spiders by Italo Calvino( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pin, a young cobbler's apprentice in a town on the Ligurian coast during World War II, becomes involved with a band of partisans after a mishap with a Nazi soldier
The castle of crossed destinies by Italo Calvino( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distraught and speechless from their journey through the forest to the castle, strangers communicate their experiences by playing a game of tarot
Difficult loves by Italo Calvino( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a collection of stories written during the 1940s and 1950s, the author captures moments of revelation in the lives of ordinary people, instants blending recognition and alarm as deceptions and illusions are laid bare
El malentendido : obra en tres actos by Albert Camus( Book )

11 editions published between 1968 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Palomar by Italo Calvino( Book )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates the inner dialogs, reflections, and musings of Mr. Palomar
Seis propuestas para el próximo milenio by Italo Calvino( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El milenio que esta por terminar ha asistido al nacimiento ya la expansion de las lenguas modernas de occidente y de las literaturas que han explorado las posibilidades expresivas y cognoscitivas e imaginativas de esas lenguas. Ha sido tambien el milenio del libero. Dado que ha visto como el objeto libro adquiria la forma que nos es familiar. La senal de que el milenio esta por concluir tal vez sea la frecuencia con que nos interrogamos cobre la suerte de la literatura y del libro en la era tecnologica llamada postindustrial
Balthazar : a novel by Lawrence Durrell( Book )

12 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once again Durrell writes of Justine, Melissa, Clea, Nessim, Pursewarden, Scobie, Pombal-but from a fresh point of view. THe new insights are provided by the psychiatrist, Balthazar, who convinces the narrator that the first volume of the story was almost wholly inaccurate. So this second volume is a correction and an expansion of the first
Why read the classics? by Italo Calvino( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italo Calvino was not only a prolific master of fiction, he was also an uncanny reader of literature, a keen critic of astonishing range. This is the most comprehensive collection of Calvino's literary criticism available in English, accounting for the enduring importance to our lives of crucial writers of the Western canon. Here--spanning more than two millennia, from antiquity to postmodernism--are thirty-six immediately relevant, elegantly written, accessible ruminations on the writers, poets, and scientists who meant most to Calvino at different stages of his life. At a time when the Western canon and the very notion of "literary greatness" have come under increasing disparagement by the vanguard of so-called multiculturalism, Calvino gives us an inspiring corrective.--From publisher description
Collection of sand : essays by Italo Calvino( Book )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With encyclopedic knowledge, this title writes about such diverse subjects as the imaginative pleasures of maps, bizarre exhibitions and the earliest forms of written language. It provides a glimpse into the mind of a master of the magination
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La autopista del sur y otros cuentos
Alternative Names
Aurora Bernárdez Argentijns schrijfster (1920-2014)

Aurora Bernárdez Argentinian writer

Aurora Bernárdez argentinská spisovatelka

Aurora Bernárdez escritora

Bernárdez, Aurora 1920-

Papeles inesperadosCartasCartas a los JonquièresCartasInvisible citiesNauseaSeis propuestas para el próximo milenio