Nostalgia de otro mundo / Homesick For Another World: Stories

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Nostalgia de otro mundo / Homesick For Another World: Stories by Moshfegh, Ottessa, 9788420439334
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  • ISBN: 9788420439334 | 8420439339
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/26/2022

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Los premiados relatos de la autora de Mi año de descanso y relajación, ganadora del Premio PEN/ Hemingway entre otros.

«Un cruce de los mejores cuentos que jamás escribirán Haruki Murakami y Lorrie Moore firmados por la mejor escritora norteamericana de su generación» —Rodrigo Fresán.

«Las historias de Ottessa Moshfegh son como pequeñas joyas podridas, que brillan y traumatizan por igual, como solo puede hacerlo la mejor literatura. Moshfegh explora con macabro deleite todas las facetas oscuras y ridículas del ser humano, convenciéndonos con gran destreza de que son merecedoras de nuestra fascinación.»   —Virginia Feito, autora de La señora March

«Probar sus frases es como entrar en contacto con una alambrada ligeramente electrificada, [...] como ver a alguien sonreír con la boca llena de sangre». —Dwight Garner, The New York Times

Hay algo siniestro y desconcertante que atraviesa los relatos de Ottessa Moshfegh, algo peligroso, fascinante y a veces irresistiblemente divertido. Sus personajes son seres inestables: anhelan un gesto de ternura y desean, a su manera, convertirse en mejores personas; aun así, todos parecen moverse guiados por los impulsos más primarios. Débiles, retorcidos, a menudo estúpidos y crueles consigo mismos y con los demás: de esta extraña materia prima Moshfegh consigue extirpar una belleza oscura y eléctrica y que, en ella, lo que veamos sea en realidad nuestro propio reflejo.

Nostalgia de otro mundo reúne sus mejores relatos, ganadores de los premios Pushcart, O. Henry o Plimpton Discovery Prize, con los que ha entrado a formar parte del universo literario de Flannery O’Connor o Angela Carter.


A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017

An electrifying first collection from one of the most exciting short story writers of our time

"I can’t recall the last time I laughed this hard at a book. Simultaneously, I’m shocked and scandalized. She’s brilliant, this young woman."—David Sedaris

Ottessa Moshfegh's debut novel Eileen was one of the literary events of 2015. Garlanded with critical acclaim, it was named a book of the year by The Washington Post and The San Francisco Chronicle, nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, short-listed for the Man Booker Prize, and won the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction. But as many critics noted, Moshfegh is particularly held in awe for her short stories. Homesick for Another World is the rare case where an author's short story collection is if anything more anticipated than her novel.

And for good reason. There's something eerily unsettling about Ottessa Moshfegh's stories, something almost dangerous, while also being delightful, and even laugh-out-loud funny. Her characters  are all unsteady on their feet in one way or another; they all yearn for connection and betterment, though each in very different ways, but they are often tripped up by their own baser impulses and existential insecurities.

Homesick for Another World is a master class in the varieties of self-deception across the gamut of individuals representing the human condition. But part of the unique quality of her voice, the echt Moshfeghian experience, is the way the grotesque and the outrageous are infused with tenderness and compassion. 

Moshfegh is our Flannery O'Connor, and Homesick for Another World is her Everything That Rises Must Converge or A Good Man is Hard to Find. The flesh is weak; the timber is crooked; people are cruel to each other, and stupid, and hurtful. But beauty comes from strange sources. And the dark energy surging through these stories is powerfully invigorating. We're in the hands of an author with a big mind, a big heart, blazing chops, and a political acuity that is needle-sharp. The needle hits the vein before we even feel the prick.

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