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Arundhati Roy

Autor de El dios de las pequeñas cosas

54+ Obras 25,188 Miembros 480 Reseñas 78 Preferidas

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Suzanna Arundhati Roy, 1961 - Suzanna Roy was born November 24, 1961. Her parents divorced and she lived with her mother Mary Roy, a social activist, in Aymanam. Her mother ran an informal school named Corpus Christi and it was there Roy developed her intellectual abilities, free from the rules of mostrar más formal education. At the age of 16, she left home and lived on her own in a squatter's colony in Delhi. She went six years without seeing her mother. She attended Delhi School of Architecture where she met and married fellow student Gerard Da Cunha. Neither had a great interest in architecture so they quit school and went to Goa. They stayed there for seven months and returned broke. Their marriage lasted only four years. Roy had taken a job at the National Institute of Urban Affairs and, while cycling down a road; film director Pradeep Krishen offered her a small role as a tribal bimbo in Massey Saab. She then received a scholarship to study the restoration of monuments in Italy. During her eight months in Italy, she realized she was a writer. Now married to Krishen, they planned a 26-episode television epic called Banyan Tree. They didn't shoot enough footage for more than four episodes so the serial was scrapped. She wrote the screenplay for the film In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones and Electric Moon. Her next piece caused controversy. It was an article that criticized Shekar Kapur's film Bandit Queen, which was about Phoolan Devi. She accused Kapur of misrepresenting Devi and it eventually became a court case. Afterwards, finished with film, she concentrated on her writing, which became the novel "A God of Small Things." It is based on what it was like growing up in Kerala. The novel contains mild eroticism and again, controversy found Roy having a public interest petition filed to remove the last chapter because of the description of a sexual act. It took Roy five years to write "A God of Small Things" and was released April 4, 1997 in Delhi. It received the Booker prize in London in 1997 and has topped the best-seller lists around the world. Roy is the first non-expatriate Indian author and the first Indian woman to win the Booker prize. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras de Arundhati Roy

El dios de las pequeñas cosas (1997) 19,274 copias
The Cost of Living (1999) 384 copias
Power Politics (2001) 363 copias
Capitalism: A Ghost Story (2014) 311 copias
War Talk (2003) 296 copias
Walking with the Comrades (2011) 155 copias
The End of Imagination (1999) 144 copias
The Shape of the Beast (2008) 54 copias
The Greater Common Good (1999) 31 copias
War Is Peace (2001) 20 copias
Come September (2004) 17 copias
Pelo bem comum 2 copias
We. 2 copias
Mamuli Chijon Ka Devta (2008) 2 copias
Kathghare Mein Loktantra (2012) 1 copia
Nav Samraj (2008) 1 copia
Cena življenja (2002) 1 copia

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Ésta es la historia de tres generaciones de una familia de la región de Kerala, en el sur de la India, que se desperdiga por el mundo y se reencuentra en su tierra natal. Una historia que es muchas historias. La de la niña inglesa Sophie Moll que se ahogó en un río y cuya muerte accidental marcó para siempre las vidas de quienes se vieron implicados. La de dos gemelos Estha y Rahel que vivieron veintitrés años separados. La de Ammu, la madre de los gemelos, y sus furtivos amores adúlteros. La del hermano de Ammu, marxista educado en Oxford y divorciado de una mujer inglesa. La de los abuelos, que en su juventud cultivaron la entomología y las pasiones prohibidas. Ésta es la historia de una familia que vive en unos tiempos convulsos en los que todo puede cambiar en un día y en un país cuyas esencias parecen eternas. Esta apasionante saga familiar es un gozoso festín literario en el que se entremezclan el amor y la muerte, las pasiones que rompen tabúes y los deseos inalcanzables, la lucha por la justicia y el dolor causado por la pérdida de la inocencia, el peso del pasado y las aristas del presente. Arundhati Roy ha sido comparada por esta novela prodigiosa con Gabriel García Márquez y con Salman Rushdie por sus destellos de realismo mágico y su exquisito pulso narrativo.… (más)
Natt90 | 364 reseñas más. | Mar 29, 2023 |
The year is 1969. In the state of Kerala, on the southernmost tip of India, a sky-blue Plymouth with chrome tail-fins is stranded on the highway amid a Marxist workers' demonstration. Inside the car sit two-egg twins Rahel and Esthappen, and so begins their tale...
Daniel464 | 364 reseñas más. | Sep 27, 2021 |
This is the story of Rahel and Estha, twins growing up among the banana vats and peppercorns of their blind grandmother’s factory, and amid scenes of political turbulence in Kerala. Armed only with the innocence of youth, they fashion a childhood in the shade of the wreck that is their family: their lonely, lovely mother, their beloved Uncle Chacko (pickle baron, radical Marxist, bottom-pincher) and their sworn enemy, Baby Kochamma (ex-nun, incumbent grand-aunt).
bibliest | 364 reseñas más. | Mar 19, 2018 |
Una dolorosa historia de amor y una contundente protesta, una historia contada entre susurros, a gritos, con lágrimas carentes de sentimentalismo y a veces con una risa amarga.
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