La trabajadora




      La trabajadora
Elvira M ndez trabaja como correctora para un gran grupo editorial Sus escasos ingresos la obligaron a mudarse a un piso al sur de Madrid, y para poder pagar el alquiler acept como inquilina, por recomendaci n de su amigo Germ n, a su antigua colega Susana, una estramb tica e inmensa rubia con algunos problemas mentales que acaba de regresar de una temporada en Utrecht Susana es una artista que hace collages con trozos de mapas, pero que trabaja como teleoperadora Elvira siempre est intentando sonsacar informaci n sobre sus labores a Susana, aunque sea s lo para conseguir un trabajo similar con el que lograr llegar a fin de mes, pero nunca lo consigue A os despu s, Elvira intenta poner punto y final a una novela que cuenta todo lo que vivi en el pasado Sentada frente a su psiquiatra, le expone que necesita que la terapia le sirva de coda a su obra y que su superaci n del miedo y su paranoia ser n narradas como un cap tulo final a partir de sus conversaciones Pero la cuesti n es y si no consigue superarlos Entonces el libro, y la vida, tendr n que quedarse como est n. Best Read eBook La trabajadora Author Elvira Navarro – bluevapours.co.uk

Huelva, 1978 es licenciada en Filosof a En 2004 gan el Certamen de J venes Creadores del Ayuntamiento de Madrid, y entre 2005 y 2008 disfrut de una beca de creaci n en la Residencia de Estudiantes En 2007 apareci su primer libro, La ciudad en invierno Caballo de Troya , que fue acogido calurosamente por la cr tica y distinguido como Nuevo Talento Fnac En 2009 public La ciudad feliz Mondadori , que obtuvo el XXV Premio Ja n de Novela y el IV Premio Tormenta al mejor nuevo autor, y que result elegido por Culturas del diario P blico como uno de los libros revelaci n del a o Elvira Navarro fue incluida en la lista de los 22 mejores narradores en lengua espa ola menores de 35 a os de la revista Granta.Ha colaborado con revistas como El Cultural de El Mundo, nsula, Letra Libres, Quimera, Turia o Calle 20, y con los diarios P blico y El Pa s Ejerce la cr tica literaria en Qu Leer y en el blog La tormenta en un vaso, e imparte talleres de escritura.

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  • Paperback
  • 160 pages
  • La trabajadora
  • Elvira Navarro
  • Spanish
  • 01 September 2018
  • 8439728069

10 thoughts on “ La trabajadora

  1. Paul Fulcher says:

    Elvira Navarro s La Trabajadora, published in 2014, was translated into English by Christine McSweeney, and published, in 2017, by the excellent Two Lines Press best known for their championing of Wolfgang Hilbig and Marie NDiaye In its 189 pages, it presents a layered meta fictional narrative that touches on female sexuality, mental illness, the city of Madrid, and the increasing division into two cities, and the impact of the financial crisis on employment security.The story is narrated by Elvira Navarro s La Trabajadora, published in 2014, was translated into English by Christine McSweeney, and published, in 2017, by the excellent Two Lines Press best known for their championing of Wolfgang Hilbig and Marie NDiaye In its 189 pages, it presents a layered meta fictional narrative that touches on female sexuality, mental illness, the city of Madrid, and the increasing division into two cities, and the impact of the financial crisis on employment security.The story is narrated by Elisa, who works as a proofreader for a publisher in Madrid, but, with a degree and masters, aspires to be a writer, having published one novel She lives on the outskirts of the city, and, to make ends meet, sub lets her flat to the older Susana, 44 at the time the novel begins.But the novel presents their tale in a rather unsettling format, beginning with a 40 page story, almost a novella in its own right, based on a story told ...

  2. Jenny (Reading Envy) says:

    This was a bit of a challenging read for me I read it for Women in Translation month It s a short novel told in three long pieces, the first is Elisa s roommate Susana telling about her attempts to find a partner willing to do a specific sexual act And as in most instances where a writer fixates on a body part or a sexual act, I grow weary before they are through and feel like, okay, great, you proved you can Is there a purpose Is this a metaphor And should we still be using the word This was a bit of a challenging read for me I read it for Women in Translation month It s a short novel told in three long pieces, the first is Elisa s roommate Susana telling about her...

  3. Gabe says:

    This book snuck up on me It kept getting better and better and I couldn t really put my finger on why I was enjoying it so much After finishing, I think it s because it s such a multifaceted, mutating work It changes from one thing to another, which is a testament to both its subtlety and, from a story standpoint, the baseline unreliability of the characters.I think what s most impressive about the book is how many layers there are to it There s a whole aspect of the book that weaves in the This book snuck up on me It kept getting better and better and I couldn t really put my finger on why I was enjoying it so much After finishing, I think it s because it s such a multi...

  4. jeremy says:

    elvira navarro was one of the 22 young spanish language novelists featured in granta s best of issue in late 2010 most of whom have had full length works translated into english since navarro s a working woman la trabajadorais the second of her novels to be rendered into english after the happy city.the spanish author s 2014 novel named a best book by several spanish publications is the often unsettling story of elena and susana narrated mostly from the perspective of the former , elvira navarro was one of the 22 young spanish language novelists featured in granta s best of issue in late 2010 most of whom have had full length works translated into english since navarro s a working woman la trabajadorais the second of her novels to be rendered into english after the happy city.the spanish author s 2014 novel named a best book by several spanish publications is the often unsettling story of elena and susana narrated mostly from the perspective of the former , roommates each with their own creative ambitions and elusive pasts , struggling to overcome their respective psychological challenges a tale of friendship, artistic ambition and frustration, mental disorder, interpersonal observation, and, um, unique sexual proclivities, a working woman offers a glimpse into two disparate lives although farsimilar than either character would likely admit plagued by desires and motivations seemingly ali...

  5. Bruno says:

    There s a woman who wants to find someone who will lick her pussy while she s on her period during a full moon This woman has a gay dwarf boyfriend with psychic powersThere s another woman who works for a publishing house but never gets paid Everybody seems to be unstable, on meds and constantly showing severe signs of psychosis There s a gang of Romanies who go around in a truck throwing pieces of cardboard at one of the women Lots of sketchy neighbourhoods and run down There s a woman who wants to find someone who will lick her pussy while she s on her period ...

  6. Luna Miguel says:

    Me ha encantado Quiz al final me sabe un poco a poco porque quisiera conocer m s detalles de Elisa y Germ n pero a pesar de ello, me ha gustado mucho Me siento identificada con la protagonista precariedad laboral en el mundo editorial Amigas obsesionadas con el sexo que intentan a...

  7. Dan says:

    There s a small part of me that thinks maybe I only picked up this book because the author s first name is Elvira and that s an unusual name that my mother also happens to share There s a larger part of me that is certain I only picked up A Working Woman because it s a work in translation and struck me as similar to How Should a Person Be by Shelia Heti a novel that I adore Both parts of me are glad I decided to read this slim volume Navarro s prose is evocative, incisive, and richly There s a small part of me that thinks maybe I only picked up this book because the author s first name is Elvira and that s an unusual name that my mother also happens to share There s a larger part of me that is certain I only picked up A Working Woman because it s a work in translation and struck me as similar to How Should a Person Be by Shelia Heti a novel that I adore Both parts of me are glad I decided to read this slim volume Navarro s prose is evocative, incisive, and richly detailed It seduces you with its...

  8. Mariana D. says:

    Este libro me mantuvo enganchada hasta el final No s si encontr lo que esperaba hallar pero me pareci que estaba bien planteado Me brind un par de personajes complejos y muy humanos con los que logr empatizar El encuentro entre Susana y Elisa est nutrido por conversaciones que versan en torno a ellas, sus pasiones, sus vidas, sus historias Elvira Navarro aporta una visi n de la enfermedad psiqui trica de la que no hab a le do sin la carga y el estigma, la romantizaci n y el Este libro me mantuvo enganchada hasta el final No s si encontr lo que esperaba hallar pero me pareci que estaba bien planteado Me brind un par de personajes complejos y muy humanos con los que logr empatizar El...

  9. Jim says:

    A fascinating work of metafiction reminiscent of aspects of Valeria Luiselli s Faces in the Crowd and Ben Lerner s At the Atocha Station It s not an enjoyable read per se, but a haunting portrait of psychosis in a lif...

  10. Federica Guglietta - illunedideilibri.it says:

    La lavoratrice, con quel suo stile duro e spietato, non ci culla e non ci giustifica, come se volesse dare uno scossone a chiunque viva una situazione del genere e, a fine lettura, ci riesce decisamente bene.Leggi la recensione completa qui

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