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Since Ernesto separated from his wife and has lived on his own, he has suffered all the symptoms of a disease that, he suspects, could have mortalconsequences. His obsession goes a step further than mere hypochondria, and has given him the certainty that there is only one doctor who can save him.
But the selected one, Doctor Javier Miranda, is facing a personal tragedy at that very moment: an irrefutable diagnosis that reveals that his father has cancer and has only a few weeks of life left.
A book that from the first page whispers to us something that is in our own human nature: living kills. A remarkable book, written in an unusual register that mixes depth with accessibility, that appeals to emotions but also to the intelligence of the reader. From diverse stories, moving, tender, funny and tragic, Alberto Barrera Tyszka proposes us a version of existence that assumes all its enjoyments but is also unafraid to confront its fragility.
Tyszka is a perceptive, original writer. He has brought an unusually sophisticated understanding to a wonderfully intense, little novel. Meanwhile, a seemingly disturbed hypochondriac bombards his office with email pleas and threats. How do well the countries of the sick and the well get on, and what happens when we pass from one to another? As father and son go on holiday, the doctor's secretary has stories of her own to tell -as medicine, memory and fantasy join in a combustible mixture.
The Venezuelan writer endows illness with an unprecedented literary strength by considering it what it really is: the final symptom of life. Alberto Barrera Tyszka. Alberto Barrera Tyszka Caracas, is a poet and novelist.
Together with the journalist Cristina Marcano, he has published the first documented biography of the Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez sin uniforme. Una historia persona l, to great international interest.
He has a degree from the School of Literature of the University Central de Venezuela, where he is also a professor. Since he has been a columnist on El Nacional newspaper. Si continua navegando, consideramos que acepta su uso.
Enfermedad (narrativas Hispanicas 402) (rustica) - Barrera
Barrera Tyszka was born in Caracas , and grew up in Venezuela. He graduated from the Central University of Venezuela , where he is now a professor in the Department of Literature. His collaborations have appeared in diverse anthologies and publications from Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Cuba, and Venezuela. He is a regular columnist since for the daily newspaper El Nacional , and a regular contributor to the magazine Letras Libres. He has written telenovela screenplays in Argentina, Colombia , Mexico, and Venezuela. Barrera's works have been translated into Mandarin, French, English, and Italian. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Alberto Barrera Tyszka
View Larger Image. Enviamos a todo el mundo por DHL, con numero de tracking. Synopsis: Ernesto Durn knows hes ill. His obsession goes beyond mere hypochondria, and he is certain that there is only one doctor that can save him. This man, Doctor Andrs Miranda, is meanwhile trying to come to terms with an irrefutable diagnosis that shows his father has cancer and has only weeks left of his life.