Dientes blancos

Dientes blancos Sin duda uno de los autores j venes m s importantes que han surgido en la literatura anglosajona de los ltimos a os la brit nica Zadie Smith asombr a la cr tica y al p blico lector cuando con apenas

  • Title: Dientes blancos
  • Author: Zadie Smith Ana María de la Fuente Rodríguez
  • ISBN: 9788478886869
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sin duda uno de los autores j venes m s importantes que han surgido en la literatura anglosajona de los ltimos a os, la brit nica Zadie Smith asombr a la cr tica y al p blico lector cuando, con apenas veintid s a os, revel en esta excepcional primera novela una inaudita capacidad para registrar las grandezas y miserias humanas con un ojo observador y distante, pleno deSin duda uno de los autores j venes m s importantes que han surgido en la literatura anglosajona de los ltimos a os, la brit nica Zadie Smith asombr a la cr tica y al p blico lector cuando, con apenas veintid s a os, revel en esta excepcional primera novela una inaudita capacidad para registrar las grandezas y miserias humanas con un ojo observador y distante, pleno de humor y sabia iron a Galardonada con los premios Whitbread y Guardian, adem s de quedar finalista en todos los dem s concursos literarios importantes de Gran Breta a, Dientes blancos ha sido portada del New York Times y Le Monde y, por si fuera poco, ha ocupado los primeros puestos en las listas de libros m s vendidos en ambas orillas del Atl ntico.Situado en un barrio londinense de inmigrantes, el inmenso fresco humano que dibuja la autora tiene como epicentro las familias de Archie Jones y Samad Iqbal, dos ex combatientes de la Segunda Guerra Mundial que vuelven a encontrarse despu s de treinta a os sin verse Archie est casado con una jamaicana exuberante que ha perdido los dientes frontales, y Samad con Alsana, bengal como l, y con las ideas muy claras Uno trabaja en un taller de manipulados de papel y el otro se gana el sustento de camarero en un restaurante, pero su mayor problema no ha sido la guerra, ni la falta de dinero, ni el hecho de estar casados con mujeres j venes de car cter endemoniado No, la prueba m s dura que les ha deparado la vida es la relaci n con sus hijos stos, que deber an llevar a cabo los proyectos fracasados de sus padres, se rebelan Se rebelan contra el racismo brit nico, contra su propia clase social, incluso contra sus or genes, su historia y su barrio As , cada uno a su manera, son la prueba viviente de lo dif cil que resulta escapar del propio destino.Con una acertada mezcla de s tira extravagante y humor corrosivo, y una profusi n de personajes y situaciones que mantienen en vilo al lector, Zadie Smith exhibe una consumada habilidad de novelista, como si tuviera a os de experiencia en el oficio La extraordinaria energ a que desprende la narraci n hace que la lectura de Dientes blancos perdure en la memoria de quienes entienden que una novela puede ser tan entretenida como fiel testigo de la realidad de su tiempo.

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    2. One star? Of course this is not a one-star wretched ignominous failure, this is a mighty Dickensian epic about modern Britain. But not for me. It's a question of tone. I have now tried to read this one twice and each time I find I'm groaning quietly and grinding my teeth. Zadie Smith's omniscient narrator, alas for me, has an air of horrible smirkiness, like a friend who just can't help pointing out all the less than pleasant attributes of everyone else, all in the name of life-affirming humour, [...]

    3. As many other reviewers have commented, I wanted to like this book more than I did. It approached greatness in many ways---the clever and often hilarious dialogue, the quirky characters, the creative family histories, the rich and convincing place descriptions, and so on. Despite the strengths of each of these parts, as a whole the book fell far short of greatness. It took me until the final pages to figure out what was missing for me: I did not genuinely care about most of the characters. I did [...]

    4. There are parts of this book fully deserving of unadulterated love and veneration, worthy of 4 stars in the least. The fact that the real Indian, Jamaican and Bangladeshi diaspora are reproduced here and not the imagined Indian, Jamaican and Bangladeshi diaspora of white writers too reluctant to put in the requisite amount of research for getting the most inconsequential tidbits right has much to do with it. In addition, Zadie Smith succeeds in keenly evoking their history, language, cultural et [...]

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    6. This book started bad for me and just got worse. I found the characters to be boring and two-dimensional. Actually, even worse, the author tried to build up the characters in most cases (though doing a poor job, I'd say), but then later reduced their roles to caricatures. So even those I was inclined to like wound up irritating me every time they opened their mouths.Further, Smith's style is all over the place. At times I found it indulgent and pretentious, others fawningly resembling other auth [...]

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    8. Oh Zadie Smith be still my beating heart! I devoured this fabulous novel. Smith is truly a master of plot and her ability to capture the voices of each individual character is inspirational. Never before have I read a novel which such a rich and diverse dramatis personae. I fear that this review is going to become a list of superlatives so I'll quell it here by saying, I loved this and I need to read more Smith now.

    9. Just because everyone says it's good doesn't make it readable. Just because it has an 'ethnic' plot doesn't make it realistic. Just because it's about ordinary people doesn't make it believeable. And just because I read it only a couple of months ago doesn't make it memorable. Three stars because it might have been that good, I've forgotten all but the general gist of the book.

    10. There need to be more books like this in the world. Little bit cocky, little bit sharp, written within my lifetime by someone with little to no representation in the halls of esteemed literature by means of race and gender and what have you and does not give a flying fuck about it. The setting may be the well worn island of merry old 20th century England for the most part, but the reality is that of the 21st. Smorgasbord where white men get as proper a representation in the wider plain of realit [...]

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    12. The more I think about this book, the more I marvel at what Zadie Smith was able to create through it. I seriously almost didn't make it through this read, and it is only in the looking back that I see just how brilliant it is. Smith starts with two characters, then links character after character to them. It all starts with two men lost in WWI, having no real role in it, and discover it has ended without their knowledge. They capture a war architect after the war and invent stories in some atte [...]

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    15. A perfect book to re-read! This is a very funny book chronicling the lives of immigrants in the United Kingdom and focuses on issues such as children of immigrants forming new, collective identities due to identity crisis, the whole question about who is really English and problems in a multicultural community, such as which religious holidays schools should celebrate and so on. It's a very entertaining read.

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    17. These days, it feels to me like you make a devil's pact when you walk into this country. You hand over your passport at the check-in, you get stamped, you want to make a little money, get yourself started but you mean to go back! Who would want to stay? Cold, wet, miserable; terrible food, dreadful newspapers - who would want to stay? In a place where you are never welcomed, only tolerated. Just tolerated. Like you are an animal finally house-trained.Despite everything subsequent in Zadie's mad [...]

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    20. Fifteen years ago, when I read this, I thought it was the best contemporary fiction I'd read in ages. Even though I don't remember a whole lot of the story, I'm still in accord with that memory. It's one of the contemporary novels that I can see myself reading again in the future, or at least sampling.

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    28. ვაჰ, არ მეგონა ნამდვილად თუ ასეთი წიგნი მქონდა სახლში და რატომღაც ვარიდებდი თავს (კაიჰო, 848 ფურცლის გამო🤦🏻‍♂️). ამ წიგნმა ერთ რამეში დამარწმუნა: რომ წიგნი საუკეთესოა იმისთვის თუ გინდა ცოტა ხ [...]

    29. Tangled intimacy on an expansive scale. Cultural dissection and exploration.Involved. At least that was the right word, Alsana reflected, as she liftes her foot off the pedal, and let the wheel spin a few times alone before coming to a squeaky halt. Sometimes, here in England, especially at bus-stops and on the daytime soaps, you heard people say “We’re involved with each other,” as if this were a most wonderful state to be in, as if one chose it and enjoyed it. Alsana never thought of it [...]

    30. So it's not perfect. I understand that.But I can't remember the last time a book this long has thoroughly captivated me, entertained me and struck a subtle chord in me all at the same time.A lot of other reviews have valid points: all the characters do diminish into caricatures at certain points (but don't we as well?), the last hundred pages or so were a bit tiring, and the ending felt a bit anticlimactic and rushed.My favorite aspect of this novel was Smith's keen eye for turning entirely seri [...]

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