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The Resource The sky over Lima, Juan Gómez Bárcena ; translated from Spanish by Andrea Rosenberg

The sky over Lima, Juan Gómez Bárcena ; translated from Spanish by Andrea Rosenberg

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The sky over Lima
Title
The sky over Lima
Statement of responsibility
Juan Gómez Bárcena ; translated from Spanish by Andrea Rosenberg
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"A retelling of a fantastical true story: two young men seduce Nobel laureate Juan Ramon Jiménez with the words of an imaginary woman and inspire one of his greatest love poems. Jose Galvez and Carlos Rodriguez are poets. Or, at least, they'd like to be. Sons of Lima's elite in the early twentieth century, they scribble bad verses and read the greats: Rilke, Rimbaud, and, above all others, Juan Ramon Jiménez, the Spanish Maestro. Desperate for Jiménez's latest work, unavailable in Lima, they decide to ask him for a copy. They're sure Jiménez won't send two dilettantes his book, but he might favor a beautiful woman. They write to him as the lovely, imaginary Georgina Hubner. Jiménez responds with a letter and a book. Elated, Jose and Carlos write back. Their correspondence continues, as the Maestro falls in love with Georgina, and the boys abandon poetry for the pages of Jiménez's life."--
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Summary
Two aspiring male poets in early twentieth century Peru write to their hero, Juan Ramon Jimenez, posing as a beautiful woman in order to get a copy of his latest book and cause the Spanish Maestro to fall in love with their fictitious lady
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10488635
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DLC
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1984-
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Gómez Bárcena, Juan
Dewey number
863/.7
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Rosenberg, Andrea
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True
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  • Jiménez, Juan Ramón
  • Poets
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Jiménez, Juan Ramón
  • Poets
Target audience
adult
Label
The sky over Lima, Juan Gómez Bárcena ; translated from Spanish by Andrea Rosenberg
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
ocn913924004
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780544630055
Lccn
2015037011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)913924004
Label
The sky over Lima, Juan Gómez Bárcena ; translated from Spanish by Andrea Rosenberg
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
ocn913924004
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
275 pages
Isbn
9780544630055
Lccn
2015037011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)913924004

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