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A principios de 1902 falleci en Londres un americano cuya vida podra parecer singular aun en su pas natal, donde por cierto abundan los hombres que se complacen en desafiar las circunstancias de una existencia azarosa y llena de incertidumbre. Fue sucesivamente minero, maestro de escuela, corrector de pruebas, tipgrafo, editor y ltimamente cnsul de los Estados Unidos en Glasgow y Londres. Quiso la suerte que le diera por escribir, y entonces este hombre hizo lo que debieran hacer todos los que se sienten con vocacin o que creen sentirla: se inspir en un ambiente donde haba vivido por muchos aos, y copi, o mejor, idealiz costumbres y figuras de ese ambiente, con tanto arte y tanto talento que dej admirado al mismo Dickens cuando este gran novelista ingls ley por primera vez Los Desterrados de Poker Flat. El lector habr ya comprendido que aludimos a Francisco Bret Harte, el novelista americano. No ser intil agregar que la muerte le sorprendi a los 62 aos, cuando estaba todava en la plena actividad de su espritu, habiendo editado el ao anterior Under the Redwoods y otro cuento From Sandhill to Pine. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 25671
Author: Harte, Bret
Release Date: Jun 1, 2008
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