The Resource Berta Isla, Javier Marías

Berta Isla, Javier Marías

Label
Berta Isla
Title
Berta Isla
Statement of responsibility
Javier Marías
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • spa
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
Summary
  • "Un día cualquiera, "un día estúpido", condicionará el resto de su existencia. La envolvente y apasionante historia de una espera. "Durante un tiempo no estuvo segura de si su marido era su marido. A veces creía que sí, a veces creía que no, y a veces decidía no creer nada y seguir viviendo su vida con él, o con aquel hombre semejante a él, mayor que él. Pero también ella se había hecho mayor por su cuenta, en su ausencia, era muy joven cuando se casó." Muy jóvenes se conocieron Berta Isla y Tomás Nevinson en Madrid, y muy pronta fue su determinación de pasar la vida juntos, sin sospechar que los aguardaba una convivencia intermitente y después una desaparición. Tomás, medio español y medio inglés, es un superdotado para las lenguas y los acentos, y eso hace que, durante sus estudios en Oxford, la Corona ponga sus ojos en él. Un día cualquiera, "un día estúpido" que se podría haber ahorrado, condicionará el resto de su existencia, así como la de su mujer. Berta Isla es la envolvente y apasionante historia de una espera y de una evolución, la de su protagonista. También de la fragilidad y la tenacidad de una relación amorosa condenada al secreto y a la ocultación, al fingimiento y a la conjetura, y en última instancia al resentimiento mezclado con la lealtad. O, como dice una cita de Dickens hacia el final del libro, es la muestra de que "cada corazón palpitante es un secreto para el corazón más próximo, el que dormita y late a su lado". Y es también la historia de quienes quieren parar desgracias e intervenir en el universo, para acabar encontrándose desterrados de él."--Amazon.com
  • "A typical day, "a stupid day," will determine the rest of their existence. The engrossing, thrilling story of waiting. "For awhile, she wasn't sure if her husband was her husband. Sometimes she thought so, sometimes she thought not, and sometimes she decided not to believe anything and to keep living her life with him, or with that man who seemed like him, but older. But she had also become older because of him, in his absence; she had been very young when they got married." Berta Isla and Tomás Nevinson met each other in Madrid at a very early age, and quickly decided to spend their lives together, never suspecting that an intermittent coexistence-- and later, a disappearance-- awaited them. Tomás, half Spanish and half English, is exceptionally gifted at languages and accents, which attracts the eye of the Crown during his studies at Oxford. One typical day, "a stupid day," which could have been spared, will determine the rest of his existence, as well as that of his wife. Berta Isla is the engrossing, thrilling story of a wait and an evolution: that of its protagonist. And also of the fragility and tenacity of a loving relationship condemned to secrets and concealment, to pretenses and speculation, and finally, to resentment mixed with loyalty. Or, as a Dickens quote toward the end of the book states, it is the proof that "every beating heart ... is, in some of its imaginings, a secret to the heart nearest it." And it is also the story of those who want to stop misfortune and intervene in the universe, only to end up finding themselves banished from it."--Amazon.com
Member of
Cataloging source
C3L
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marías, Javier
Dewey number
863
Index
no index present
Language note
In Spanish = En español
LC call number
PQ6663.A7218
LC item number
B47 2017
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Narrativa hispánica
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Husband and wife
  • Marriage
  • Spanish literature
  • Spanish fiction
  • Cónyuges
  • Matrimonio
  • Marriage
  • Husband and wife
  • Spanish fiction
  • Spanish literature
Label
Berta Isla, Javier Marías
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
A novel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn990578524
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Primera edición.
Extent
544 pages
Isbn
9780241343722
Lccn
2017494071
Legal deposit
B 12025-2017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)990578524
  • (Sirsi) a2082550
Label
Berta Isla, Javier Marías
Publication
Copyright
Note
A novel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn990578524
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Primera edición.
Extent
544 pages
Isbn
9780241343722
Lccn
2017494071
Legal deposit
B 12025-2017
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)990578524
  • (Sirsi) a2082550

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