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Jezebel [1938 film] by William Wyler
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Jezebel [1938 film] (1938)

by William Wyler, Robert Buckner (Screenwriter), Lloyd French (Director), John Huston (Screenwriter)

Other authors: George Brent (Actor), Donald Crisp (Actor), Bette Davis (Actor), Henry Fonda (Actor), Margaret Lindsay (Actor)2 more, Ray McKinley (Actor), Evelyn Oaks (Actor)

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“La memoria es un género de ficción, un mecanismo de defensa, un cuento con el que resulta sencillo eludir el conflicto de la responsabilidad. El pasado es un invento; solo recordamos lo que queremos recordar, como queremos recordarlo.”
Leído para el 2015 Reading Challenge #43: A book that takes place in your hometown.

Con Jezabel, Sánchez Rugeles vuelve a pronunciarse como uno de los grandes autores actuales de Venezuela. Una historia original, que es una muestra tan oscura y retorcida de la juventud venezolana, que por momentos me resultaba repulsiva. Con un narrador no fiable a la altura de Verbal Kint y Tyler Durden, que logra mantener el suspenso y sorprendernos con la revelación final.

Sin embargo, hubiese disfrutado más del libro de no ser porque Sánchez Rugeles sigue un patrón de escritura,
que —aunque los hechos son otros— casi me hizo sentir que estaba leyendo acerca de las mismas cosas y personajes que en [b:Liubliana|13641389|Liubliana|Eduardo Sánchez Rugeles|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1336600366s/13641389.jpg|19256285]. Aquí de nuevo nos encontramos con:
- Un protagonista con padre ausente y una madre con complejo de nobleza.
- Un grupo de amigos con familias rotas.
- Un antagonismo visceral hacía la Venezuela revolucionaria.
- El bosquejo casi utópico de una Venezuela post-revolucionaria.
- Y el mismo retrato de un país infernal. Literalmente:
"El infierno está en la Tierra y queda en Caracas." [Cita de Liubliana]

"Todo el mundo sabe que este país es una franquicia del infierno." [Cita de Jezabel]
El patrón funciona, es cierto, pero como un chiste viejo pronto pierde la gracia. De igual manera disfruté mucho el libro, que se lee bastante rápido, y espero con ansias poder leer más del autor.


PD: encontrar un libro ambientado en mi ciudad natal es tan difícil como matar a Voldemort sin antes destruir los horrocruxes, así que me tocó conformarme con uno ambientado en Caracas. ( )
  Glire | Jun 22, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
William Wylerprimary authorall editionscalculated
Buckner, RobertScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
French, LloydDirectormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Huston, JohnScreenwritermain authorall editionsconfirmed
Brent, GeorgeActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Crisp, DonaldActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davis, BetteActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fonda, HenryActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lindsay, MargaretActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McKinley, RayActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Oaks, EvelynActorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Julie Marsden is a Southern belle in pre-Civil War New Orleans with a knack for manipulating the men in her life. Scorned by the man she loves, she lashes out in revenge and destroys lives in the process.

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