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Book Title: Kentucky Club|
Date of issue: September 10th 2014
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The author of the book: Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 22.97 MB
Edition: Literatura Random House
Read full description of the books Kentucky Club:Esta antología, galardonada en 2013 con el Premio pen/Faulkner de Ficción, revela cómo las fronteras -reales, imaginadas, sexuales, humanas; la línea entre la luz y la oscuridad, adicción y libertad- permean por completo la vida de aquellos que viven atados a ella.
Pensemos, por ejemplo, en el Kentucky Club en avenida Juárez, a dos cuadras de Río Grande, piedra de toque para cada una de las historias de Sáenz. Sus personajes desfilan por ahí, van por un trago o simplemente a ver pasar la historia de sus vidas. Sáenz sabe que el Kentucky Club, como ciertos puntos de encuentro en todas las ciudades, es todo lo contrario a la frontera: da la bienvenida al español y al inglés, a gringos y mexicanos, a pobres y ricos, a homosexuales y heterosexuales, a drogadictos y alcohólicos, a la fruición y la melancolía.
"Esta colección de relatos dibuja las generaciones que le han pertenecido a la frontera entre México y Estados Unidos, cuyo medio perfecto es avenida Juárez. Mucho que disfrutar en estas historias, llenas de valor y sentimiento."
Read information about the authorBenjamin Alire Sáenz (born 16 August 1954) is an award-winning American poet, novelist and writer of children's books.
He was born at Old Picacho, New Mexico, the fourth of seven children, and was raised on a small farm near Mesilla, New Mexico. He graduated from Las Cruces High School in 1972. That fall, he entered St. Thomas Seminary in Denver, Colorado where he received a B.A. degree in Humanities and Philosophy in 1977. He studied Theology at the University of Louvain in Leuven, Belgium from 1977 to 1981. He was a priest for a few years in El Paso, Texas before leaving the order.
In 1985, he returned to school, and studied English and Creative Writing at the University of Texas at El Paso where he earned an M.A. degree in Creative Writing. He then spent a year at the University of Iowa as a PhD student in American Literature. A year later, he was awarded a Wallace E. Stegner fellowship. While at Stanford University under the guidance of Denise Levertov, he completed his first book of poems, Calendar of Dust, which won an American Book Award in 1992. He entered the Ph.D. program at Stanford and continued his studies for two more years. Before completing his Ph.D., he moved back to the border and began teaching at the University of Texas at El Paso in the bilingual MFA program.
His first novel, Carry Me Like Water was a saga that brought together the Victorian novel and the Latin American tradition of magic realism and received much critical attention.
In The Book of What Remains (Copper Canyon Press, 2010), his fifth book of poems, he writes to the core truth of life's ever-shifting memories. Set along the Mexican border, the contrast between the desert's austere beauty and the brutality of border politics mirrors humanity's capacity for both generosity and cruelty.
In 2005, he curated a show of photographs by Julian Cardona.
He continues to teach in the Creative Writing Department at the University of Texas at El Paso.
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