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Oración por Owen (1989)

por John Irving

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John Wheelwright, hoy ya maduro, anglicano y virgen por convicción, recuerda cómo, a los once años, él y su mejor amigo, Owen Meany, un extraño niño enclenque y bajito, de voz quebradiza y una excepcional facultad de predicción, jugaban al béisbol en una pequeña ciudad cuando éste, tras una pelota fuera, mata a la madre de aquél. A partir de ahí, Irving nos introduce en una extraordinaria historia, tierna y terrible, cómica y amarga a la vez, llena de acontecimientos anómalos y a veces hasta milagrosos. Y, poco a poco, descubrimos por qué la provocadora fortaleza de Owen, que se hace llamar «el instrumento de Dios», ejercerá de por vida una mágica fascinación espiritual sobre los actos y sentimientos de John, cuya visión del american way of life se encarna en un pequeño armadillo mutilado y en un maniquí sin brazos, vestido de rojo, remedo de la adorada y hermosa madre muerta, imágenes las dos de un mundo impotente falto de apoyos.… (más)
Añadido recientemente porJnnfr1450, archivebooks, biblioteca privada, ArabellaFasham, Walter_reads, kurokijo
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    El Mundo Segun Garp por John Irving (dele2451)
    dele2451: Garp and Owen would make a great literary double feature. I wish I didn't have to wait so many years between reading both of these wonderful books.
  2. 122
    El hotel New Hampshire por John Irving (Booksloth)
  3. 51
    Peace Like a River por Leif Enger (jhedlund)
  4. 20
    The Art of Fielding por Chad Harbach (Ciruelo)
  5. 53
    Un hijo del circo por John Irving (Booksloth)
  6. 10
    El tambor de hojalata por Günter Grass (spiphany)
  7. 10
    La Vida milagrosa de Edgar Mint por Brady Udall (sanddancer)
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    Observatory Mansions por Edward Carey (potenza)
    potenza: Similar peculiar, poignant central character
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    Simon Birch [1998 film] por Mark Steven Johnson (TheLittlePhrase)
  10. 11
    The Lonely Polygamist por Brady Udall (sruszala)
    sruszala: The style--many characters, complicated but compelling story, the humor--all remind me of John Irving
  11. 11
    American Gods: Author's Preferred Text por Neil Gaiman (krazy4katz)
    krazy4katz: Both works have elements of religion and belief. They are both mystical in very different ways.
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The first time I read this book I was in college - I'm much older now and re-read it for book club. The discussion was great and very interesting to hear from men who actually fought in the Vietnam war. I have read a lot of Irvings books - I also enjoy his characters and the crazy scenes he describes so well. The subject matter of this book was tough for me religion/war, a few parts drug on others were amazing. ( )
  carolfoisset | Sep 28, 2021 |
I have such a soft spot for Irving. If I hadn't read Garp or Cider House Rules before this, it would probably be a 4; but I know how good Irving can be. Still, this is a great book. ( )
  jaydenmccomiskie | Sep 27, 2021 |
politics & religion. I'm out. I did like the 'prop' which was the armadillo in the bag. ( )
  Seayla2020 | Aug 21, 2021 |
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  wordloversf | Aug 14, 2021 |
Not sure I want to re read it because it was such a tidal wave the first time through. Hair standing up on the back of my neck for parts and tears.

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Updated October 2011
And yet, I did re read it. A nice retired librarian thrust it at me from her personal collection, what could I do? I'd give it a four this time 'round. I enjoyed parts and there was plenty that I enjoyed as for the first time thanks to my crappy memory. But the sense of the various worlds aligning at the end was not there for me any more. ( )
  Je9 | Aug 10, 2021 |
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"Owen Meany" is as sappy as a book can get without having a title like "Coddled By The Light" or "Sauntering Towards the Light" or "Picking Posies in the Fields of the Light," but it's never nauseating or treacly or overly wholesome. It's a nice good fun read, like a quiet vacation. Irving isn't wrangling us with extremes, here -- he gives us a break. You've been beat up enough, he says. I'll do the work for you this time. The result is merciful, healthy, warm and gladdening.
añadido por stephmo | editarSalon.com, Cintra Wilson (Sep 30, 1996)
 
The characters capable of representing such scepticism don't look good on paper, while the book puts all its efforts into promoting a belief in belief. But a belief in belief is something this book lams into elsewhere: the Americans' propensity for decisiveness in the absence of policy. On the green award of the Gravesend Academy, it may seem innocent enough; in the jungles and deserts of international trouble spots, it looks fatally naive.
añadido por stephmo | editarThe Guardian, Stephen Games (Jun 5, 1989)
 
Mr. Irving shows considerable skill as scene after scene mounts to its moving climax. But the thinking behind it all seems juvenile, preppy, is much too pleased with itself. There is something appropriate in the fact that so much of the book takes place in and around a New England academy. The heavily emphasized ''religious'' symbols at the center of the book - the contrast to American aggressiveness offered by the clawlessness of the armadillo, the armlessness of the Indian founder of the town, even John Wheelwright's imbecile joy at being mutilated as still another symbol of his sacrifice of sex to right thinking - all this reminds this long-tried teacher of all the ''Christ symbols'' his students find in everything and anything they have to read.
añadido por stephmo | editarNew York Times, Alfred Kazin (Mar 12, 1989)
 
Diminutive Owen Meany, believing himself to be God's instrument, unlocks life's mysteries for his closest friend in this imaginative mix of humor and tragedy.
From Booklist, Copyright © American Library Association. Used with permission.
añadido por Shortride | editarBooklist (Sitio de pago) (Mar 1, 1989)
 
John Irving’s A Prayer For Owen Meany is yet another Irving book that absolutely held my attention, and had me racing to finish it. Irving, perhaps because of his own dyslexia, takes pains to write clearly and readably. He avoids labyrinthine construction. He earns his right to describe things by keeping the action moving.
 

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Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
—The Letter of Paul
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Not the least of my problems is that I can hardly even imagine what kind of an experience a genuine, self-authenticating religious experience would be. Without somehow destroying the process, how could God reveal himself in a way that would leave no room for doubt? If there were no room for doubt, there would be no room for me.
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Any Christian who is not a hero is a pig.
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I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the instrument of my mother's death, but because he is the reason I believe in God; I am a Christian because of Owen Meany.
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One can learn much through the thin walls of summer houses.
She was just like our whole country—not quite young anymore, but not old either; a little breathless, very beautiful, maybe a little stupid, maybe a lot smarter than she seemed. And she was looking for something--I think she wanted to be good. Look at the men in her life—Joe DiMaggio, Arthur Miller, maybe the Kennedys. Look at how good they seem! Look at how desirable she was! That's what she was: she was desirable. She was funny and sexy—and she was vulnerable, too. She was never quite happy, she was always a little overweight. She was just like our whole country... And those men... Those famous, powerful men—did they really love her? Did they take care of her? If she was ever with the Kennedys, they couldn't have loved her—they were just using her, they were just being careless and treating themselves to a thrill. That's what powerful men do to this country—it's a beautiful, sexy, breathless country, and powerful men use it to treat themselves to a thrill! They say they love it but they don't mean it. They say things to make themselves appear good—they make themselves appear moral. That's what I thought Kennedy was: a moralist. But he was just giving us a snow job, he was just being a good seducer. I thought he was a savior. I thought he wanted to use his power to do good. But people will say and do anything just to get the power; then they'll use the power just to get a thrill. Marilyn Monroe was always looking for the best man—maybe she wanted the man with the most ability to do good. And she was seduced, over and over again—she got fooled, she was tricked, she got used, she was used up. Just like the country. The country wants a savior. The country is a sucker for powerful men who look good. We think they're moralists and then they just use us.
Every day is different; you never know how busy you'll be—most people don't die on schedule, most families don't order gravestones in advance.
. . . twenty-two-year-olds are stubborn.
You can't understand anything by reading the news.
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John Wheelwright, hoy ya maduro, anglicano y virgen por convicción, recuerda cómo, a los once años, él y su mejor amigo, Owen Meany, un extraño niño enclenque y bajito, de voz quebradiza y una excepcional facultad de predicción, jugaban al béisbol en una pequeña ciudad cuando éste, tras una pelota fuera, mata a la madre de aquél. A partir de ahí, Irving nos introduce en una extraordinaria historia, tierna y terrible, cómica y amarga a la vez, llena de acontecimientos anómalos y a veces hasta milagrosos. Y, poco a poco, descubrimos por qué la provocadora fortaleza de Owen, que se hace llamar «el instrumento de Dios», ejercerá de por vida una mágica fascinación espiritual sobre los actos y sentimientos de John, cuya visión del american way of life se encarna en un pequeño armadillo mutilado y en un maniquí sin brazos, vestido de rojo, remedo de la adorada y hermosa madre muerta, imágenes las dos de un mundo impotente falto de apoyos.

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