Author: Juan Gomez Barcena
Title: The Sky Over Lima
Print Length: 288
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
Format: PDF, ePub, mobi, azw, kf8, txt, ibook, Kindle
Refreshing, comic, and sublime…The conquest in this novel, a game played by one writer and his readers, captivates, drawing us in through the seductive power of a monumental young author. Laura Esquivel, bestselling author of Like Water for Chocolate and Malinche Intoxicating&hellip,Ill be thinking of these characters, what they longed to create and what they managed to despoil, for a long time. Helen OyeyemiA retelling of a fantastical true story: two young men seduce Nobel laureate Juan Ramó,n Jimé,nez with the words of an imaginary woman and inspire one of his greatest love poems. José, Gá,lvez and Carlos Rodrí,guez are poets. Or, at least, theyd like to be. Sons of Limas elite in the early twentieth century, they scribble bad verses and read the greats: Rilke, Rimbaud, and, above all others, Juan Ramó,n Jí,menez, the Spanish Maestro. Desperate for Jí,menezs latest work, unavailable in Lima, they decide to ask him for a copy.Theyre sure Jí,menez wont send two dilettantes his book, but he might favor a beautiful woman. They write to him as the lovely, imaginary Georgina Hbner. Jí,menez responds with a letter and a book. Elated, José, and Carlos write back. Their correspondence continues, as the Maestro falls in love with Georgina, and the boys abandon poetry for the pages of Jí,menezs life.