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The Resource La piel del cielo, Elena Poniatowska

La piel del cielo, Elena Poniatowska

Label
La piel del cielo
Title
La piel del cielo
Statement of responsibility
Elena Poniatowska
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
spa
Summary
  • "Mamá, ¿allá atrás se acaba el mundo?" Esta frase abre el camino a una historia fascinante: la de un hombre de enorme talento destinado a desentrañar los misterios de la astronomía. Lorenzo de Tena, inconformista y rebelde, deberá luchar contra las desigualdades sociales, las trampas burocráticas y las tentaciones políticas para ver realizada su vocación. Pero los mayores retos de su búsqueda no vendrán de la ciencia sino de la cara más oculta de las personas, la que esconde las pasiones y los sentimientos. Una novela que, como un telescopio, nos acerca a los desafíos más inalcanzables: las estrellas y el amor.--Desde la descripción de la editorial
  • The Skin of the Sky is the fascinating and haunting story of the life of Lorenzo de Tena, a brilliant Mexican astronomer. Born in the 1930s, the illegitimate son of a businessman and a peasant woman, Lorenzo lives happily with his mother, brothers, and sisters on their mother's farm on a small plot of land outside Mexico City. When Lorenzo's mother dies, his father brings the children to live with him in the capital. Thrust into a privileged world, the children struggle to adjust, and an angry Lorenzo turns to the study of the stars to find solace. He pursues his studies at Harvard, then returns to Mexico, where he attempts to do first-world scientific research in a third-world country. A complex and contradictory man, Lorenzo strives to make his country a better place for all her people, especially the very poor and disenfranchised. Setting traditional beliefs against technological progress, and personal sacrifice against professional achievement, The Skin of the Sky details the efforts of a country to join the twenty-first century, and paints the portrait of a lonely man who can find true contentment and satisfaction only in the stars
Awards note
Premio Alfaguara de Novela, 2001.
Cataloging source
DLC
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Poniatowska, Elena
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in Spanish
Literary form
novels
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  • Astronomers
  • Emotions
  • Astrónomos
  • Emociones
  • Astronomers
  • Emotions
Label
La piel del cielo, Elena Poniatowska
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm47200885
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
473 pages
Isbn
9789707311190
Lccn
2001378529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)47200885
Label
La piel del cielo, Elena Poniatowska
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm47200885
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
473 pages
Isbn
9789707311190
Lccn
2001378529
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)47200885

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