By William Gerhardie
Los políglotas, considerada una de las obras maestras subterráneas de l. a. literatura inglesa y, para William Boyd, l. a. novela más influyente del siglo XX en ese idioma, narra l. a. historia de una excéntrica familia belga afincada en el Lejano Oriente durante los turbulentos años que siguieron a los angeles Gran Guerra. Exiliados, empobrecidos tras el estallido de los angeles Revolución Rusa, reciben l. a. visita de un engreído primo inglés, el capitán Georges Hamlet Alexander Diabologh, que aparece en sus vidas durante una misión militar y se convierte en testigo de sus infortunios. los angeles historia está plagada de personajes de una rareza arrolladora: maniacos depresivos, obsesivos e hipocondriacos. A medio camino entre Ada y el ardor, de Vladimir Nabokov y Trampa 22, de Joseph Heller, Los políglotas retrata un mundo delirante y convulso, donde lo irracional aflora en los momentos menos pensados y l. a. herencia de Babel amplifica el sonido inconfundible de lo humano.
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Los políglotas by William Gerhardie