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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (13,399 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Herman Mellville Narrator: Víctor Prieto Publisher: NEAR, S.A. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN:
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Herman Melville (1819-1891)Novelista estadounidense y una de las principales figuras de la historia de la literatura. Su exploración de los temas psicológicos y metafísicos influyó en las preocupaciones literarias del siglo XX, a pesar de que sus obras permanecieron en el olvido hasta la década de 1920, cuando su genialidad recibió finalmente el reconocimiento que merecía. Melville nació en Nueva York, el 1 de agosto de 1819, en el seno de una familia en decadencia. En 1837 se embarcó rumbo a Liverpool. Al regresar a Estados Unidos trabajó como profesor. En 1841 viajó a los Mares del Sur, escapó en un mercante australiano y desembarcó en Papeete donde pasó algún tiempo en prisión. Viajó a Honolulú y se enroló en una fragata estadounidense. A partir de 1844 dejó de navegar y comenzó a escribir novelas basadas en sus experiencias como marino. En 1850 se radicó en Massachussetts, allí cultivó una íntima amistad con el escritor Nathaniel Hawthorne, al que dedicó su obra más famosa, Moby Dick. Participó activamente en la vida literaria de Boston y Nueva York, ciudad que le vio morir el 28 de septiembre de 1891.

Bartleby, el escribiente - Bartleby, un hombre discreto y apocado, es contratado por un abogado para trabajar como copista judicial. Pronto descubrirá que la actitud de Bartleby es extraña y sorprendente. Con serenidad y educación se niega a realizar las tareas que le encomiendan: Preferiría no hacerlo, esa es su respuesta. Bartleby ha perdido toda motivación y apetencia hacia la vida, no hay nada que desee hacer. Afronta los días impasible, aletargado, en silencio. El abogado, que se debate entre la compasión y la irritación, busca una respuesta al porqué de su comportamiento. Cuál será el misterio de su mísera existencia? Melville escribe un cuento brillante sobre el vacío existencial.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Latricia Skeete | 2/15/2014

    " Bartleby, one odd duck that fellow was. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lily | 2/6/2014

    " Not entirely sure what I thought of it- kind of a dry read, but absolutely fascinating. I read it a few days ago (only about 20 pages, I think) and I have been pondering it all day. I've been trying to understand what Melville was really getting at it- I did some googling on what has already been said about it and apparently I am not alone in my pondering of exactly what Melville was going for. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nilanjona | 2/2/2014

    " LOVED Benito Cereno. Riveting story, and a great twist at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim Elkins | 1/14/2014

    " Re-read "Bartleby" in preparation for Vila-Matas's novel. It is strange, how pure Melville made the character: as if he had models of intermediate levels of purity that he knew should be rejected. But how could he have had such models? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brianna | 12/23/2013

    " We just read this in my lit class. This is about the male sphere, the restrictiveness of society, A Wall, exercising personal will. A tragic story. A good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Natalie Mielecki | 12/21/2013

    " This is one of the most thought provoking short stories I have every read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abigail.Myranda | 12/19/2013

    " It's a thought invoking book. I was so confused afterwards that it took me about a day to decide I liked the book. I would read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maryteresa Morris osb | 11/12/2013

    " Have read multiple times and always spend days pondering what events could have led /driven Bartleby to his singular response to life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ben | 11/10/2013

    " Melville was weird. But these stories are deep and fascinating. And weird. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher | 11/2/2013

    " Melville makes us think hard about who we are and who we want to be. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Erin | 9/28/2013

    " I should give this another chance; I only remember hating it passionately when I read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 9/12/2013

    " Wrote a paper on this book in college for an American Lit course; got an A-. :-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bethany | 12/11/2012

    " This story wasn't uninteresting I'll admit, but I'm not too sure what the plot was. What was the point? Who was Bartleby? I wouldn't discourage anyone from reading it, but it does leave me with more question than answers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Garrett | 12/10/2012

    " Surprising absurdist tale about an eccentric scrivener (or copyist) in an 1850's law office. Shows the sorry state of a man who can't get along in a professional environment, and how anonymous we can become in modern professional environments. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney | 10/19/2012

    " I prefer not to. Not entirely sure of the morals of the story as noted in the last few lines, but the writing is exquisite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blaise | 10/1/2012

    " One of Melville's small masterpieces. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon | 8/15/2012

    " Short stories are great. So dense. Every sentence packed with meaning. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zana | 5/28/2012

    " I would prefer not to tell you. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nikki | 2/22/2012

    " Ridiculous story about a deranged fellow that "prefers" not to do much in life. Worth reading! Melville does have a way with words. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 11/23/2011

    " Read this in a Lit class, loved it... still struggling with Moby Dick,of course, I'll finish it one of these days. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Francesca | 2/26/2011

    " My first of the Melville House novella series. A wonderful story beautifully written. I can't stop thinking about it, unsettling stuff. "

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