By Isabel Allende
Primera novela de Isabel Allende, La casa de los espíritus narra l. a. saga de una poderosa familia de terratenientes latinoamericanos. El despótico patriarca Esteban Trueba ha construido con mano de hierro un imperio privado que empieza a tambalearse con el paso del tiempo y un entorno social explosivo. Finalmente, l. a. decadencia own del patriarca arrastrará a los Trueba a una dolorosa desintegración. Atrapados en unas dramáticas relaciones familiares, los personajes de esta poderosa novela encarnan las tensiones sociales y espirituales de una época que abarca gran parte de este siglo.
La casa de los espíritus ha sido adaptada al cine en una película protagonizada por Jeremy Irons, Meryl Streep y Antonio Banderas.
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Instead, He created the process of natural selection, and then let that process produce our moral values to His satisfaction. It is clear that our desires for food and sex are base instincts driven by natural selection. Our very existence and our access to land and other resources that we need are all a direct result of many quite vicious battles won by our long-forgotten ancestors. However, people are much more than greedy self serving organisms. We pursue art and beauty, and help others often at expense to ourselves.
In this way scientists are creating new forms of life that have never previously existed. It seems clear that the miracle of life can be understood as the result of large numbers of complex chemical reactions that obey well-defined laws of physics. There is little doubt that creating life ab initio is possible, it is just a matter of gaining a better understanding of the biochemical processes that are involved. Or do they result from some vital force that only a human brain can possess? More specifically, would it ever be possible to build an artificial computer that could really think?
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La casa de los espíritus by Isabel Allende