CUERPO

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Idioma: 
Castellano
Número de páginas: 
254
Dimensiones: 210 cm × 140 cm × 0 cm
Fecha de publicación: 
2011
ISBN: 
978-84-7774-208-1

El fisioculturista Russell Morgan, alias Músculo, transforma a Dorothy Turnipseed, una tosca secretaria de la población sureña de Waycross, Georgia, en la deslumbrante Shereel Dupont, parangón de la perfección física y principal candidata al título de Miss Cosmos. Pero aunque ella controla todo lo que tiene que ver con su cuerpo, no es capaz de controlar a su estrambótica familia y, en efecto, un día antes del certamen ve cómo se materializa su peor pesadilla: los Turnipseed al completo se plantan en el hotel sin ser invitados...
En CUERPO, Harry Crews retrata un universo de elementos irreconciliables, un desfile de los llamados al fracaso, los freaks, los inadaptados y los desafectos, revelando con sarna y ternura la belleza de lo grotesco y lo grotesco de la belleza.

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CREWS, HARRY

Harry Eugene Crews (7 June 1935 ? 28 March 2012) was an American novelist, playwright, short story writer and essayist.<BR><BR>He was born in Bacon County, Georgia in 1935[1] and served in the Marines during the Korean War. He attended the University of Florida on the GI Bill, but dropped out to travel. Eventually returning to the university, Harry finally graduated and moved his wife, Sally, and son, Patrick Scott, to Jacksonville where he taught Junior High English for a year.<BR><BR>Crews returned to Gainesville and the university to work on his master's in English Education. It was during this period that he and Sally divorced for the first time. Harry continued his studies, graduated, and ? denied entrance into UF's Creative Writing program ? took a teaching position at Broward Community College in the subject of English. It was here in south Florida that Harry convinced Sally to return to him, and they were re-married. A second son, Byron, was born to them in 1963. He returned to University of Florida in 1968 not as a student, but as a member of the faculty in Creative Writing. Crews formerly taught in the creative writing program at the University of Florida. In 1964, Patrick Scott drowned in a neighbor's pool. This proved to be too heavy a burden on the family, and Harry and Sally were once again divorced.<BR><BR>His first published novel, The Gospel Singer, appeared in 1968. His novels include: A Feast of Snakes, The Hawk is Dying, Body, Scar Lover, The Knockout Artist, Karate Is A Thing of the Spirit, All We Need of Hell, The Mulching of America, Car, and Celebration. He published a memoir in 1978 titled A Childhood: The Biography of a Place. Crews wrote essays for Esquire, Playboy, and Fame. He had a column in Esquire called "Grits" for fourteen months in the 1970s, where he covered such topics as cockfighting and dog fighting. Harry had a tattoo on his right arm which said: "How do you like your blue eyed boy Mr. Death" (from the poem Buffalo Bill's by e.e. cummings) beneath a skull.<BR><BR>The University of Georgia acquired Harry Crews's papers in August 2006. The archive includes manuscripts and typescripts of his fiction, correspondence, and notes made by Crews while on assignment.<BR><BR>He died 28 March 2012, from complications of neuropathy.<BR><BR>Wikipedia

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