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El joven vendedor y el estilo de vida fluido
El joven vendedor y el estilo de vida fluido

El joven vendedor y el estilo de vida fluido

FICTION

168 Pages, 5.25 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $20.95 (US $20.95) (CA $23.95)

Publication Date: July 2013

ISBN 9788415578048

Rights: US & CA

Editorial Impedimenta (Jul 2013)

Price: $20.95
 
 

Overview

In this humorous, offbeat novel, Israel, a salesman at a small store tucked away inside a larger store on the ground level of Madrid’s most important shopping mall, accidentally picks up a self-help book at the library that promises he will be a better person if he only adopts a “fluid” lifestyle. So it is that he determines to face life’s circumstances with a surrealistic serenity, only to find himself sliding into nihilism. The events of the story take place during a single, feverish day, and offer up the shopping mall as a mirror for all of reality and Israel himself as an archetype of modern man.En esta novela humorística y excéntrica, Israel, un vendedor en una pequeña tienda empotrada dentro de otra tienda situada en la planta baja del centro comercial más importante de Madrid, por accidente se lleva de la biblioteca un libro de autoayuda que promete convertirlo en mejor persona sólo si adopta un estilo de vida fluido. Así es que procura enfrentarse a las circunstancias de la vida con una serenidad surrealista, sólo para encontrarse descendiendo al nihilismo. Los eventos de la historia transcurren a lo largo de un solo día febril, y presentan el centro comercial como un espejo de la realidad entera y a Israel mismo como un arquetipo del hombre moderno.

Reviews

"The novels of San Basilio are famous for their lightness, great sense of humor, and a deep melancholy."  —Diario de Sevilla

"After having published El joven vendedor y el estilo de vida fluido, his third novel, San Basilio has grown to currently become one of the great authors in the hard and always competitive Spanish literary scene."  —Diario Público

Author Biography

Fernando San Basilio is a former editor, journalist, and Spanish teacher and the author of the novels Curso de librería and Mi gran novela sobre La Vaguada. Mercedes Cebrían is a translator and writer whose work has been published in periodicals such as El País and La Vanguardia. She is the author of the short story and poetry collection El malestar al alcance de todos and of the novel La nueva taxidermia.