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“No pedia mucho, carajo, solo que lo dejaran prostituirse a su modo.”

A mediados del siglo XX, Carlos Denegri era el lider de opinion mas influyente de Mexico. Reportero estrella del diario Excelsior, tenia una red de contactos internacionales envidiada por todos los periodistas. Mimado por el poder, como columnista politico sobresalio por su falta de escrupulos, al grado de que Julio Scherer lo llamo “el mejor y el mas vil de los reporteros”. Industrializo el “chayote” cuando esa palabra todavia no se usaba en la jerga politica. En su Fichero Politico, donde fungia como vocero extraoficial de la Presidencia y cobraba todas las menciones, podia difamar a cualquiera con impunidad absoluta. Segun Carlos Monsivais, un coscorron en esa columna representaba “una temporada en el infierno” para cualquier aspirante a un cargo publico. Aunque ganaba millones por publicar alabanzas, se hizo mas rico aun por medio de la extorsion, callandose lo que sabia de sus poderosos clientes. La personalidad publica de Carlos Denegri es indisociable de las atroces vejaciones misoginas que cometio en su vida privada. Era tan prepotente y despota en el trato con las mujeres como en el periodismo, de modo que su patologia fue a la vez intima y social.

Radiografia del machismo a la mexicana y epitafio de la dictadura perfecta, esta novela es un estudio de caracter incisivo y mordaz, sustentado en un arduo trabajo de investigacion, que por momentos linda con la farsa tragica. Enrique Serna vuelve a una de sus vetas narrativas predilectas, la reconstruccion del pasado, para entregarnos un fresco historico apasionante.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

“He wasn’t asking much, damn it, just to be allowed to prostitute himself in his own way.”

In the mid-20th century, Carlos Denegri was the most influential opinion leader in Mexico. Star reporter for the Excelsior, he had an international network of contacts envied by journalists everywhere. Spoiled by power, as a political columnist he stood out for his lack of scruples, to the extent that Julio Scherer called him “the best and most vile of reporters.” He industrialized the “chayote” payoff when that word wasn’t yet used in political slang. In his Political File, he acted as the unofficial spokesperson for the Presidency and could slander anyone with absolute impunity.

According to Carlos Monsivais, a wallop in that column represented “a season in hell” for any contender for public office. Although he earned millions for publishing praise, he became even richer through extortion, hiding what he knew about his powerful clients. Carlos Denegri’s public persona is inseparable from the atrocious misogynistic harassment he committed in his private life. He was as tyrannical and despotic in his treatment toward women as he was in journalism; his pathology was both intimate and social.

An x-ray of Mexican machismo and an epitaph of the perfect dictatorship, this novel is a sharp, scathing character study supported by an arduous investigation, which at times borders on a tragic farce. Enrique Serna returns to one of his favorite narrative veins, the reconstruction of the past, to bring us a thrilling historical portrait.

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ISBN 9786073182256
Publication Date 2019/08/14
Page Number 320
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CHARTING PERIOD October_2019
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RRP 369.00
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