Carthage by Joyce Carol Oates

By Joyce Carol Oates

Oscura y apasionante, Carthage es una contundente incorporación al canon de Joyce Carol Oates.

Nombre: Cressida Catherine Mayfield
Clasificación: joven desaparecida
Fecha de nacimiento: 06/04/1986
Fecha de l. a. desaparición: 10/07/2005
Desaparecida de (país): Estados Unidos de América
Ciudad/Estado: Carthage, Nueva York
Edad en el momento de los angeles desaparición: 19 años
Sexo: mujer
Raza: blanca
Estatura: 1,55 metros
Peso: forty five kilogramos
Color de pelo: castaño oscuro
Color de ojos: castaño oscuro
Tez: pálida

Cressida, los angeles hija de Zeno Mayfield, ha desaparecido en plena noche, en las montañas de Adirondack. Cuando los angeles comunidad de Carthage se une al padre en su frenética búsqueda, descubrirá al sospechoso más inesperado: un militar condecorado, veterano de l. a. guerra de Iraq e íntimamente relacionado con l. a. familia Mayfield.

La crítica ha dicho...
«Una historia descarnada, llena de suspense.»
Elle (Premio Lettres de los lectores)

«Oates es una de las figuras más prolíficas de los angeles literatura de Estados Unidos. Obras como ésta nos recuerdan que es también una maestra... Un verdadero fenómeno de exuberancia creadora.»
Robert Saladrigas, La Vanguardia (Culturas)

«Probablemente los angeles mejor escritora norteamericana viva. Todo un clásico sobre el que aletea el Nobel.»
Elena Hevia, El Periódico de Catalunya

«Eterna aspirante al Nobel, a sus seventy six años ha dado lo mejor de sí misma y ha publicado una obra a los angeles altura de su prestigio: Carthage. Sabia, entretenida, good, meticulosa, psicológica, social y palpitante. Puntuación: 10.»
Toni Montesinos, La Razón

«Una historia cuidada al mínimo detalle... Impera l. a. sorpresa, el giro inesperado y los angeles tensión. Una historia con los angeles que Oates nos tiene siempre a su merced, obligándonos, aunque nos rebelemos, a cambiar de bando y perdonar a aquellos a los que ya nos había condenado a odiar.»
Elena Méndez, La Voz de Galicia (suplemento Fugas)

«Poderosa y apasionante... No hay forma de resistirse a su fuerza narrativa... Oates no pretende simplemente ponernos los pelos de punta o hacernos llorar, nos quiere hacer pedazos.»
Michael Dirda, The big apple assessment of Books

«Oates pertenece a l. a. vieja estirpe de Poe, Borges, Kafka, Cortázar o Chejov.»
Ángeles López, Qué Leer

«Una de las mejores narradoras estadounidenses del último medio siglo.»
Nuria Azancot, El Cultural

«Tensa, intensa, brillante.»
Kirkus Reviews (lectura seleccionada)

«Brillante... Increíble... Una ternura compasiva se apodera de las últimas lecciones del libro, tan palpable como los angeles gélida ironía con los angeles que arranca. Causa un efecto sobrecogedor.»
Dan Chaon, Washington Post

«Una de las mejores (si no l. a. mejor) de sus muchas novelas... Como sucede con Stephen King y otros grandes novelistas, l. a. mente de Joyce Carol Oates parece albergar un millón de historias... Un gran regalo para cualquier amante de l. a. literatura.»
Julia McMichael, San Francisco ebook Review

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123. Legacies 39 in that room, screaming’ (CG 39). Stillman Sr’s obsessive quest for Adamic language also appeals to Quinn the poet; his successive meetings with his opponent are beyond the call of duty, revealing Quinn’s personal interest in the case. When Stillman disappears, and after it has become quite clear that the man has no evil designs on his son, Quinn intensifies his search instead of dropping it. He is no longer the seer, the man whose job is to follow another person and record his moves, to interpret his actions and understand his motives, to create a pattern out of seemingly random facts, to pierce the veil which hides the truth.

Adam’s naming of the beasts is open to different interpretations, as Irwin observes. It can simply be a manifestation of human dominance, man being granted a superior status in nature since he has been created in the image of God. This interpretation best illustrates the power human civilisation has always granted the act of naming; however, naming does not necessarily equal knowing, and this is where the second interpretation comes in. This view claims that Adam gave the beasts their ‘real’ names, the names which were linked to every animal’s nature; thus, as Larzer Ziff demonstrates, a leopard was thought to have been called a leopard because of its leopardness,15 and the name ‘leopard’ pointed towards the true nature of the animal.

In Transcendentalist thought, one has to remove oneself from immediate spatial, temporal and social circumstances in order to achieve contact with the spirit which is man’s true essence and identity. Peter Stillman has lived in such conditions but, far from leading to enlightenment, they have resulted in a total breakdown of language and communication. Of the three major characters in City of Glass, Quinn is the only one who can lay claim to the title of a ‘real’ poet. Early in the story we learn that he had published several books of poetry, plays and critical essays, but had ‘quite abruptly’ given it all up.

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