22 enero 2007

BOOKS I LIKED
By "the famous norteamerican woman's writer"


TWILIGHT OF THE SUPERHEROES. Deborah Eisenberg

" Ms. Eisenberg has a wicked sense of literary creation. The colorful book jacket
alone encompasses so many meanings and allusions. The battered Batman- like superhero watches over the mayhem of 9-11 and over the New York City loft where Ms. Eisenberg's characters of the titled story have gathered. The title itself invokes the opera of Richard Wagner, "The Twilight of the Gods". And the reader has not even reached the actual story itself.
The author is an acquired taste who makes the reader work at understanding the motives and actions of her flawed but all-too-human characters-- this is not beach reading. For those who enjoy the craft of her story-telling, the reader is referred to last year's "Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg" and to 1996's "The stories (so far) of Deborah Eisenberg"--the latter is
the reprinting together of her first two books of stories while the former is a "the best of" collection for all her published works".