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Emily of New Moon y Catalina pispea
Thursday, August 23, 2018


Catalina María



En una de mis cartas electrónicas a mi sobrina lejana Catalina María que vive en Buenos Aires, le escribí que mi Rosemary y dos hijas Alejandra y Hilary habían viajado a Prince Edward Island para encontrarse con familia. También iban a aprovechar para visitar la casa de la niñez de la autora Lucy Maud Montgomery en Cavendish. Mis dos hijas y mi mujer, todas leyeron los libros de Montgomery. Al volver trajeron los libros de Rosemary que incluían una linda edición de Anne of Green Gables.

Al leer la nota de Catalina María me quedé maravillado por su uso lujoso del castellano. De ese castellano Adolfo Bioy Casares le daba el nombre the argentino exquisito.

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Prince Edward Island es el hogar de una de las -por no decir la única- heroínas de mi niñez. Lucy Maud Montgomery, la misma mujer que creó a Anne of Green Gables, escribió otra serie de novelas sobre una Emily of New Moon. Emily vivía en P.E. Island, rodeada de amigos artistas y de familias victorianas. Si recogía su pelo morocho en cierta manera, casi podía pasar por una mujer bella. Emily tenía la capacidad de ver la belleza del mundo y el anhelo ardiente de plasmarla en papel y tinta.



Te parecerá tonto, pero he llegado a tomar decisiones vitales basándome en esos libros. Emily y su búsqueda eterna de la palabra perfecta por los recovecos de P.E. Island me han formado como ningún otro personaje ficticio lo ha logrado hacer.

Espero que, en su viaje por la isla, tus niñas puedan saborear la magia que yo apenas pispeé en esas páginas de la Canadá de los años Victorianos.








     

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3/5/17 - 3/12/17

3/12/17 - 3/19/17

3/19/17 - 3/26/17

3/26/17 - 4/2/17

4/2/17 - 4/9/17

4/9/17 - 4/16/17

4/16/17 - 4/23/17

4/23/17 - 4/30/17

4/30/17 - 5/7/17

5/7/17 - 5/14/17

5/14/17 - 5/21/17

5/21/17 - 5/28/17

5/28/17 - 6/4/17

6/4/17 - 6/11/17

6/11/17 - 6/18/17

6/18/17 - 6/25/17

6/25/17 - 7/2/17

7/2/17 - 7/9/17

7/9/17 - 7/16/17

7/16/17 - 7/23/17

7/23/17 - 7/30/17

7/30/17 - 8/6/17

8/6/17 - 8/13/17

8/13/17 - 8/20/17

8/20/17 - 8/27/17

8/27/17 - 9/3/17

9/3/17 - 9/10/17

9/10/17 - 9/17/17

9/17/17 - 9/24/17

9/24/17 - 10/1/17

10/1/17 - 10/8/17

10/8/17 - 10/15/17

10/15/17 - 10/22/17

10/22/17 - 10/29/17

10/29/17 - 11/5/17

11/5/17 - 11/12/17

11/12/17 - 11/19/17

11/19/17 - 11/26/17

11/26/17 - 12/3/17

12/3/17 - 12/10/17

12/10/17 - 12/17/17

12/17/17 - 12/24/17

12/24/17 - 12/31/17

12/31/17 - 1/7/18

1/7/18 - 1/14/18

1/14/18 - 1/21/18

1/21/18 - 1/28/18

1/28/18 - 2/4/18

2/4/18 - 2/11/18

2/11/18 - 2/18/18

2/18/18 - 2/25/18

2/25/18 - 3/4/18

3/4/18 - 3/11/18

3/11/18 - 3/18/18

3/18/18 - 3/25/18

3/25/18 - 4/1/18

4/1/18 - 4/8/18

4/8/18 - 4/15/18

4/15/18 - 4/22/18

4/22/18 - 4/29/18

4/29/18 - 5/6/18

5/6/18 - 5/13/18

5/13/18 - 5/20/18

5/20/18 - 5/27/18

5/27/18 - 6/3/18

6/3/18 - 6/10/18

6/10/18 - 6/17/18

6/17/18 - 6/24/18

6/24/18 - 7/1/18

7/1/18 - 7/8/18

7/8/18 - 7/15/18

7/15/18 - 7/22/18

7/22/18 - 7/29/18

7/29/18 - 8/5/18

8/5/18 - 8/12/18

8/12/18 - 8/19/18

8/19/18 - 8/26/18

8/26/18 - 9/2/18

9/2/18 - 9/9/18

9/9/18 - 9/16/18

9/16/18 - 9/23/18