LAS AVENTURAS DE UN HOMBRE CUALQUIERA BOYD, WILLIAM

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  • GéneroNarrativa
  • EditorialALFAGUARA
  • Año de edición2003
  • ISBN9788420400204
  • Idioma Español

Resumen

Novelista, espía, profesor o marchante de arte, Logan es sobre todo un ser humano como los demás: lleno de contradicciones. Tal vez hubiera alcanzado la fama, pero antepuso una ambición sobre todas las demás: vivir con intensidad. Es decir, viajar por todo el mundo, recorrer el siglo XX a través de la gloria literaria y el fracaso, el amor y la guerra, bucear en el París de los años treinta y en los ambientes artísticos neoyorquinos, y compartir experiencias únicas con personajes como Virginia Woolf o Picasso.

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It is surprising, one may think even suspicious, how easily William Boyd changes his narrative style. “Any human heart” is a travel guide. It takes the reader through the whole of the 20th century touching mainly on British historical events The main character, Logan Mountstuart, is lightweight. That is not actually derogatory, it is that lightness that allows him to blend into all kinds of jobs and situations. He is a below average student at Oxford, a talented writer who does not have the will to pursue writing as a profession. He even becomes, almost by chance, a spy during WWII only to be captured and spend most of the war in prison. That is the turning point of the book, Logan’s life changes completely because of the war and starts wandering about the world: NY, Africa, back to England and finally southern France. This is a truly British book. It is about a country changing rapidly in a few decades. The main character goes from being a typical middle class would-be gentleman to becoming a sort of celebrity in New York and then ending his days as a slightly eccentric English man in France. Boyd’s storytelling is fluid, very entertaining. Logan becomes a travelling companion rather than the protagonist. As we read the passing of his whole life we are left with the impression that we have lost a friend.

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