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"La Casa de la Magdalena" (1977), "Essays of Resistance" (1991), "El destino de Norte América", de José Carlos Mariátegui. En narrativa ha escrito la novela "Secreto de desamor", Rentería Editores, Lima 2007, "Mufida, La angolesa", Altazor Editores, Lima, 2011; "Mujeres malas Mujeres buenas", (2013) vicio perfecto vicio perpetuo, poesía. Algunos ensayos, notas periodísticas y cuentos del autor aparecen en diversos medios virtuales. Jorge Aliaga es peruano-escocés y vive entre el Perú y Escocia.

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1 de febrero de 2011

Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881).

He was a Scottish historian and essayist.  Strongly influenced by German philosophy and literature, his early works include translations of Goethe and Sartor Resartus (1833-1834), a rather odd book  which is mainly concerned with philosophical reflections on the appearance of things.   This was followed by "Heroes, Hero-Workship" and the "Heroic in History" (1841).  "Chartism" (1839) and "Past and Present" (1843) and soon many began to hail him as the greatest social critic of the age.  Carlyle hated the modern materialistic age and condemned the exploitation of the poor in the Industrial Revolution.  However, his adoration of 'great men' and subsequent hatred of democracy have a sinister undertone for modern readers.  His prose style is described by his admirers as exuberant, highly individualistic and dazzlingly eclectic; others suscribe to the critic Dwight Macdonald`s viwew that his prose ('Carlylese') represents the death of the English language in the gutter. (From Brockhampton Reference)

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