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Edwards, Jorge

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Works: 149 works in 758 publications in 11 languages and 8,122 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Conference proceedings  History  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Translator, Compiler
Classifications: PQ8098.15.D9, 863
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Los convidados de piedra by Jorge Edwards( Book )
25 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 492 libraries worldwide
El peso de la noche; [novela by Jorge Edwards( Book )
58 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 465 libraries worldwide
Las máscaras by Jorge Edwards( Book )
30 editions published between 1967 and 2000 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 342 libraries worldwide
El museo de cera by Jorge Edwards( Book )
38 editions published between 1981 and 2001 in Spanish and Esperanto and held by 333 libraries worldwide
El inútil de la familia by Jorge Edwards( Book )
35 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Spanish and French and held by 331 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 )
25 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in Spanish and German and held by 302 libraries worldwide
La mujer imaginaria by Jorge Edwards( Book )
15 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in Spanish and Dutch and held by 283 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 )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 279 libraries worldwide
El origen del mundo by Jorge Edwards( Book )
19 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in Spanish and Italian and held by 266 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
Fantasmas de carne y hueso by Jorge Edwards( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 238 libraries worldwide
El río invisible : poesía y prosa de juventud by Pablo Neruda( Book )
3 editions published in 1980 in Spanish and held by 222 libraries worldwide
La casa de Dostoievsky by Jorge Edwards( Book )
15 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 198 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
Persona non grata : a memoir of disenchantment with the Cuban Revolution by Jorge Edwards( Book )
73 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 168 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
Temas y variaciones; antologia de relatos by Jorge Edwards( Book )
12 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in 3 languages and held by 157 libraries worldwide
El Whisky de los poetas by Jorge Edwards( Book )
13 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in Spanish and held by 139 libraries worldwide
El patio by Jorge Edwards( Book )
13 editions published between 1952 and 1994 in Spanish and held by 136 libraries worldwide
La muerte de Montaigne by Jorge Edwards( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 132 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
Desde la cola del dragón : Chile y España, 1973-1977 by Jorge Edwards( Book )
7 editions published in 1977 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 130 libraries worldwide
Cuentos completos by Jorge Edwards( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in Spanish and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Poemas de amor by Pablo Neruda( Book )
21 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in Spanish and Esperanto and held by 113 libraries worldwide
 
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Edwards Valdés, Jorge
Edwards Valdés, Jorge 1931-...
Valdés, Jorge Edwards
Valdés, Jorge Edwards 1931-...
エドワーズ, ホルヘ
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