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About the Author: Barry McCrea

McCrea is an Irish writer and academic. He grew up in Dalkey, Co. Dublin, and was educated at the Jesuit Gonzaga College, and Trinity College, Dublin (1993–1997) where he studied French and Spanish literature. He received a Ph.D from Princeton University in 2004, and currently teaches Comparative Literature at Yale University.

His novel The First Verse was published by Carroll & Graf in 2005. It was awarded the 2006 Ferro-Grumley prize for fiction, and nominated for an American Library Association award. The plot explores the concept of the Sortes Virgilianae.

The First Verse was published in Spanish as "Literati" (DestinoLibro, 2006) and in German as "Die Poeten der Nacht" (Aufbau, 2008).


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Hardcover, Published in Dec 2006 by Destino

ISBN10: 8423338096 | ISBN13: 9788423338092

Page count: 352

Cuando el joven Niall Lenihan inicia su estancia en el Trinity College, rápidamente se siente fascinado por una pareja de estudiantes algo extraños e introspectivos. Poco a poco intima con estos especiales amigos que siguen un insólito culto literario: utilizan pasajes al azar de obras literarias para dar respuesta a todas las preguntas. Lo que parece un juego inocente, se descubre como una intrigante y peligrosa adicción. El lector irá descubriendo los misterios de este juego al tiempo que su protagonista y se verá inmerso en una de las novelas más novedosas e intrigantes de los últimos años.

Una novela de intriga literaria de la que, ni el protagonista ni los lectores podrán desengancharse.

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