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El albergue de las mujeres tristes

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El albergue de las mujeres tristes

Una radiografía del amor y el desamor
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Marcela Serrano habla por las mujeres y los hombres de hoy, en una búsqueda de relaciones más genuinas y felices.


Las mujeres están tristes. Una radiografía del amor y el desamor. Floreana, historiadora joven, más bien retraída, llega a un albergue sui generis en la isla de Chiloé. Allí, en medio de los paisajes del sur profundo chileno, acuden mujeres diversas para curar las heridas de un dolor común: el desamor de los hombres. Si bien la incapacidad afectiva masculina parece ser, para ellas, la clave del desencuentro, la autora da voz -por primera vez- a un punto de vista masculino: el médico del pueblo, un santiaguino autoexiliado en la isla, que arrastra sus propias heridas.

Ambivalentes, reprimidos en el sexo, vacilantes en el compromiso amoroso, los hombres sienten miedo frente a la autonomía que las mujeres han ganado. Mientras tanto, en ellas crece la insatisfacción, el "mal femenino" de este fin de siglo.

Marcela Serrano habla por las mujeres y los hombres de hoy, en una búsqueda de relaciones más genuinas y felices.


Las mujeres están tristes. Una radiografía del amor y el desamor. Floreana, historiadora joven, más bien retraída, llega a un albergue sui generis en la isla de Chiloé. Allí, en medio de los paisajes del sur profundo chileno, acuden mujeres diversas para curar las heridas de un dolor común: el desamor de los hombres. Si bien la incapacidad afectiva masculina parece ser, para ellas, la clave del desencuentro, la autora da voz -por primera vez- a un punto de vista masculino: el médico del pueblo, un santiaguino autoexiliado en la isla, que arrastra sus propias heridas.

Ambivalentes, reprimidos en el sexo, vacilantes en el compromiso amoroso, los hombres sienten miedo frente a la autonomía que las mujeres han ganado. Mientras tanto, en ellas crece la insatisfacción, el "mal femenino" de este fin de siglo.

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  • Nació en Santiago de Chile. Licenciada en grabado, entre 1976 y 1983 trabajó en diversos ámbitos de las artes visuales, especialmente en instalaciones y acciones artísticas (entre ellas el body art). Entre sus novelas, que han sido publicadas con gran éxito en Latinoamérica y en Europa, han sido llevadas al cine y se han traducido a dieciocho idiomas, destacan Nosotras que nos queremos tanto (1991), galardonada en el año 1994 con el Premio Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, distinción concedida a la mejor novela hispanoamericana escrita por mujeres; Para que no me olvides (1993), que obtuvo en 1994 el Premio Municipal de Literatura en Santiago de Chile, Antigua vida mía (1995), El albergue de las mujeres tristes (1997), Nuestra Señora de la Soledad (1999) y Diez mujeres (2012), todas publicadas por Alfaguara.

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