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Martin Dressler: Historia de Un Sonador Americano


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In late 19th-century New York, large shop windows multiply and awaken the imaginations of pedestrians, advertising becomes more sophisticated, and it seems as though electric lighting and the telephone are here to stay. Such a setting makes it seem as though any dream can come true, and Martin Dressler is willing to dream. His meteoric career begins in his fathers tobacco shop, but at 22 years old he decides to start his own businesses: a restaurant chain followed by a hotel chain. The success of his businesses doesnt reduce his ambitions, and instead his projects become more and more visionary and his engagement in them becomes ever greater. But at the same time, his success begins to progressively isolate him from his family and all that surrounds him. His trajectory reflects many of the changes that came about in New York in the early 20th century—changes that were in large part driven by dreamers like him.


En Nueva York a finales del siglo XIX los grandes escaparates se multiplican y despiertan la imaginación de los transeúntes, la publicidad comienza a sofisticarse y parece que la iluminación eléctrica y el teléfono terminarán por imponerse. En un escenario así parece que cualquier sueño puede hacerse realidad, y Martin Dressler está dispuesto a soñar. Su meteórica carrera empieza en la tabaquería de su padre, pero a los 22 años de edad decide poner en marcha su primera empresa: una cadena de restaurantes, a la que luego seguirá otra de hoteles. El éxito de sus negocios no minará su ambición, sino que en vez sus proyectos se irán haciendo más y más visionarios y su envolvimiento en ellos será cada vez mayor. Pero, mientras tanto, el éxito lo va aislando progresivamente de su familia y de cuanto le rodea. Su trayectoria refleja muchos de los cambios que se produjeron en Nueva York a comienzos del siglo XX—cambios que fueron impulsados en gran medida por soñadores como él.

About the Author

Steven Millhauser is an award-winning American novelist and short story writer. He is the author of several books, including The Barnum Museum, Edwin Mullhouse, and The Knife Thrower. He is a professor at Skidmore College and lives in Saratoga Springs, New York. Marta Alcaraz is a translator whose translations include works by Anne Beattie, Joyce Johnson, and John Steinbeck.

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Millhauser, Steven
Libros del Asteroide S.L.U.
Alcaraz, Marta
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8.25 x 5.75 in

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