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Esto es placer / This Is Pleasure

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Esto es placer / This Is Pleasure by Gaitskill, Mary, 9788439737377
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  • ISBN: 9788439737377 | 8439737378
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/22/2020
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No todo es blanco o negro. Mary Gaitskill condensa en esta inteligente novela toda la rabia y la complejidad del #MeToo.

El efervescente y elegante Quin, un reputado editor y destacado miembro de la escena artística de Nueva York, está en el punto de mira tras recibir distintas acusaciones de abuso sexual. Su amiga Margot, sin embargo, las pone en duda. Él es un hombre que escucha de verdad a las mujeres. Sí, es cierto, es un seductor, tiene una manera peculiar de ganarse su confianza y siente debilidad por un coqueteo sin filtros, pero ¿le convierte esto en un acosador?

Alternando los puntos de vista de los dos personajes, Mary Gaitskill cruza en apenas cien páginas los campos de minas del #MeToo. Esta novela urgente condensa toda la rabia y toda la complejidad del debate para situarlo en zona de grises y demostrar que la ficción es el mejor espacio para poner a prueba la realidad.

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Starting with Bad Behavior in the 1980s, Mary Gaitskill has been writing about gender relations with searing, even prophetic honesty. In This Is Pleasure, she considers our present moment through the lens of a particular #MeToo incident.
 
The effervescent, well-dressed Quin, a successful book editor and fixture on the New York arts scene, has been accused of repeated unforgivable transgressions toward women in his orbit. But are they unforgivable? And who has the right to forgive him? To Quin’s friend Margot, the wrongdoing is less clear. Alternating Quin’s and Margot’s voices and perspectives, Gaitskill creates a nuanced tragicomedy, one that reveals her characters as whole persons—hurtful and hurting, infuriating and touching, and always deeply recognizable.
 
Gaitskill has said that fiction is the only way that she could approach this subject because it is too emotionally faceted to treat in the more rational essay form. Her compliment to her characters—and to her readers—is that they are unvarnished and real. Her belief in our ability to understand them, even when we don’t always admire them, is a gesture of humanity from one of our greatest contemporary writers.

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