Las ciudades invisibles (Biblioteca Calvino) (Spanish by Italo Calvino,Aurora Bernárdez

By Italo Calvino,Aurora Bernárdez

Las ciudades invisibles se presentan como una serie de relatos de viaje que Marco Polo hace a Kublai Kan, emperador de los tártaros... A este emperador melancólico que ha comprendido que su ilimitado poder poco cuenta en un mundo que marcha hacia l. a. ruina, un viajero imaginario le habla de ciudades imposibles, por ejemplo una ciudad microscópica que va ensanchándose y termina formada por muchas ciudades concéntricas en expansión, una ciudad telaraña suspendida sobre un abismo, o una ciudad bidimensional como Moriana... Creo que lo que el libro evoca no es sólo una notion atemporal de los angeles ciudad, sino que desarrolla, de manera unas veces implícita y otras explícita, una discusión sobre los angeles ciudad moderna... Creo haber escrito algo como un último poema de amor a las ciudades, cuando es cada vez más difícil vivirlas como ciudades.Italo calvino

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Jackie O: On the Couch: Inside the Mind and Life of Jackie by Dr. Alma H. Bond

By Dr. Alma H. Bond

here's the tale of Jackie Kennedy Onassis as she may have written it.

Not simply one other biography, Jackie O: at the sofa highlights, for the 1st time, Jackie’s existence from her personal viewpoint, as imagined by means of writer Dr. Alma Bond, a psychoanalyst and long-time pupil of Jackie lore.

The proof are all traditionally right, as are the guidelines, the Washington intrigue and politics, and the exam of the function of ladies in society and within the White residence. Jackie speaks of her have to checklist her tale truthfully—to exchange the hodgepodge of lies released in the course of her lifetime. talking as an older girl, she ponders how her issues of view have replaced from these she held while she was once young.

The ebook delves into her formative years and explores how and why Jackie grew to become the individual she used to be. It additionally explores the Kennedys, and the way John F. Kennedy’s heritage affected his marriage. Jackie’s deep love for Jack, his early inattentiveness, their problems jointly, his outrageous womanizing, chuffed instances on the White condominium, and the tragedy of his assassination―all are seen via Jackie’s eyes.

Jackie writes of her desire for Aristotle Onassis, debunking the inspiration that she married him in simple terms for his cash, and lines the cheerful early years of the wedding via to its dramatic cave in and Ari’s tricky death.

A diverse Jackie enters the area of publishing. Her new character permits her to set up her best possible courting with the stout and adoring Maurice Tempelsman, till non-Hodgkins lymphoma takes her existence in 1994, at age 63.

Jackie O: at the sofa is a different exploration of the existence, loves, and options of a superb old determine. Jackie Kennedy Onassis deeply prized her privateness and, for this reason, she was once either respected and mysterious. during this ebook, a lot of the secret is shed as Jackie ultimately emerges as a completely fleshed-out, three-d person―a actual individual, with huge, immense strengths and shortcomings, who we all can now comprehend and delight in, might be for the 1st time.

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Beggars of Life (Black Squirrel Books) by Jim Tully,Mark Dawidziak,Paul J. Bauer

By Jim Tully,Mark Dawidziak,Paul J. Bauer

Jim Tully left his place of birth of St. Marys, Ohio, in 1901, spending such a lot of his teenage years within the corporation of hoboes. Drifting around the state as a “road kid,” he spent these years scrambling into boxcars, snoozing in hobo jungles, fending off railroad police officers, begging foodstuff from again doorways, and haunting public libraries. Tully crafted those thoughts right into a darkish and remarkable chronicle of the yankee underclass—especially in his moment e-book, Beggars of existence, an autobiographical novel released in 1924. Tully observed all of it, from a church baptism within the Mississippi River to election day in Chicago. And in Beggars of lifestyles, he captures an the USA principally hidden from view.This novelistic memoir inspired readers and reviewers with its amazing energy and honesty. Tully’s devotion to Mark Twain and Jack London taught him the significance of giving the reader a feeling of position, and this he does brilliantly, repeatedly, all through Beggars of lifestyles. From the hole dialog on a railroad trestle, Beggars of lifestyles rattles alongside just like the quickly Flyer Virginia that Tully forums halfway in the course of the publication. this is often the e-book that outlined Tully’s hard-boiled kind and set the trend for the twelve books that over the following 20 years. Startling in its originality and depth, Beggars of existence is a breakneck trip made whereas clinging to the bottom rungs of the social ladder.

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Ciropedia (Biblioteca Clásica Gredos) (Spanish Edition) by Jenofonte,Ana Vegas Sansalvador,Carlos García Gual

By Jenofonte,Ana Vegas Sansalvador,Carlos García Gual

Jenofonte compone una imagen idealizada de Ciro el Grande, rey de Persia, con una intención didáctica y moralizante: mostrar en qué consiste y cómo se forma el gobernante virtuoso. En ello se advierte, como en Platón, el magisterio de Sócrates, maestro de ambos.
Hijo de una Atenas que iba perdiendo su antiguo esplendor, Jenofonte (h. 430-354 a.C.) es uno de los mejores prosistas áticos y un muy lúcido testigo de su época. Aventurero y escritor, discípulo de Sócrates, apasionado de l. a. historia, los angeles educación, los angeles equitación y l. a. caza, trató todos estos intereses particulares en sus diversas obras. l. a. Ciropedia («educación de Ciro») es una suerte de novela de formación protagonizada por Ciro el grande, rey de Persia, de intención ethical y didáctica, en el que Jenofonte se propone componer un «espejo de príncipes». Para ello crea un personaje idealizado, el perfecto estadista, gobernante y common, de hábitos un tanto espartanos y awesome magnanimidad. Con ello el autor pone de manifiesto l. a. influencia del magisterio de Sócrates, de quien fue discípulo, en su concepción de l. a. educación para l. a. virtud, l. a. areté (concepción análoga a los angeles que Platón argumentó en los angeles República, escrita en los angeles misma época). En su exposición del modelo, Jenofonte describe los angeles constitución y el sistema educativo de Persia, preceptos y tácticas militares, y todo cuanto contribuye a l. a. formación de un gran gobernante.
Jenofonte supo amenizar su tratado ejemplarizante con una variada colección de recursos narrativos (cuento renowned, biografía y romance), que se combinan con los angeles narración política y militar.

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The Trial of Sören Qvist by Janet Lewis,Kevin Haworth

By Janet Lewis,Kevin Haworth

Originally released in 1947, The Trial of Sören Qvist has been praised via a few critics for its fascinating plot and Janet Lewis’s robust writing. And within the creation to this new version, Swallow Press govt editor and writer Kevin Haworth calls awareness to the modern feeling of the story—despite its having been written greater than fifty years in the past and set numerous hundred years some time past. As in Lewis’s best-known novel, The spouse of Martin Guerre, the plot derives from Samuel March Phillips’s nineteenth-century examine, Famous instances of Circumstantial Evidence, within which this British felony historian thought of the trial of Pastor Sören Qvist to be the main amazing case.

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Friedrichsburg: Colony of the German Furstenverein (Jack and by Friedrich Armand Strubberg,James C. Kearney

By Friedrich Armand Strubberg,James C. Kearney

Winner, Summerfield G. Roberts Award for a piece of artistic Writing, Sons of the Texas Republic, 2013

Founded in 1846, Fredericksburg, Texas, used to be verified via German noblemen who enticed hundreds of thousands in their compatriots to escape their overcrowded place of origin with the possibility of unfastened land in a spot that was once portrayed as a brand new backyard of Eden. Few of the settlers, besides the fact that, have been ready for the tough realities of the Texas frontier or for disagreement with the Comanche Indians. In his 1867 novel Friedrichsburg, Friedrich Armand Strubberg, a.k.a. Dr. Schubbert, interwove his own tale with a fictional romance to trap the flavour of Fredericksburg, Texas, in the course of its founding years whilst he served because the first colonial director.

Now on hand in a latest translation, Friedrichsburg brings to lifestyles the little-known facets of lifestyles between those made up our minds yet frequently ill-equipped settlers who sought to make the transition to a brand new domestic and group at the Texas frontier. starting simply as a peace treaty is being negotiated among the German beginners and the Comanches, the unconventional describes the not likely survival of those fledgling homesteads and offers facts that help from the Delaware Indians, in addition to the within sight Mormon neighborhood of Zodiac, used to be key to the Germans’ good fortune. alongside the way in which, Strubberg additionally depicts the laying of the cornerstone to the Vereinskirche, the blazing of a major new highway to Austin, intriguing looking scenes, and an admirable spirit of cultural harmony and made up our minds resilience. In so doing, he resurrects a desirable misplaced world.

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Calamities by Augustino L. Nyigillo

By Augustino L. Nyigillo

The paint at the partitions was once worn. half the tiles have been damaged, leaving gaps at the ground like damaged tooth. a tremendous photo of Christ was once patched at the wall. I guessed it used to be used to hide a massive commencing. at the different facet of the wall used to be a calendar with a gorgeous photograph of Beirut sooner than it was once demolished. My cognizance was once distracted to a gap in a single of the corners. I overlooked the teach of dialog. My brain was once completely drawn into one other international. We have been restricted in a smelly, tiny room for fifteen days on the border. We simply removed the scent, pondering that once we reached Beirut, issues will be excellent. Now, we might be residing in one other room precisely like that one, for so long as we lived in Beirut? confronted with the possibility of genocide in his domestic state of Sudan, Augustino Nyigillo used to be confronted with offerings: forsaking his lifestyles for an opportunity at freedom overseas or dealing with loss of life by the hands of machete-waving terrorists at domestic; Calamities abound. From the holy struggle in his personal nation to the political strife of the center East, Nyigillo's gut-wrenching travails from the Sudan to Syria to Lebanon to Egypt describe the plight of the Sudanese Diaspora. regardless of discrimination, alienation, and separation, Nyigillo and his humans persevere.

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Lucrecia Borgia, la hija del Papa (Nuevos Tiempos) (Spanish by Dario Fo,Carlos Gumpert

By Dario Fo,Carlos Gumpert

Lucrecia Borgia: hija de un Papa, tres veces casada, un marido asesinado, un hijo ilegítimo... todo en solo treinta y nueve años y en pleno Renacimiento. los angeles suya fue una vida realmente increíble que sin duda alguna merece los angeles pena contar. Lo han intentado escritores, filósofos e historiadores. Ahora, a modo de excepcional homenaje a su esposa recientemente fallecida, el premio nobel Dario Fo, alejándose de reconstrucciones escandalosas o puramente históricas, nos revela en una novela toda los angeles humanidad de Lucrecia, liberándola del cliché de mujer disoluta e incestuosa y sumergiéndola en el contexto histórico y en los angeles vida cotidiana de su época. De esta forma, el lector vivirá en primera character los angeles fascinación de las cortes renacentistas, con el Papa Alejandro VI, el más corrupto de los pontífices, y su diabólico hermano, César. También con los maridos de Lucrecia, expulsados, asesinados, humillados, y sus amantes, el primero de todos el gran humanista Pietro Bembo, con el que compartía el amor por el arte, por los angeles poseía y el teatro. Todos ellos peones del despiadado juego del poder.

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Running: A Novel by Jean Echenoz

By Jean Echenoz

Following his marvelous portrait of Maurice Ravel, Jean Echenoz turns to the lifetime of one of many maximum runners of the 20 th century, and once more demonstrates his surprising talents as a prose stylist. Set opposed to the backdrop of the Soviet liberation and post–World conflict II communist rule of Czechoslovakia, Running— a bestseller in France—follows the famed occupation of Czech runner Emil Zátopek: a manufacturing unit employee who, regardless of an preliminary contempt for athletics as a tender guy, is compelled to take part in a footrace and shortly develops a curious ardour for the actual limits he discovers as a long-distance runner.

Zátopek, who tenaciously invents his personal brutal education routine, is going directly to develop into a countrywide hero, successful an extraordinary 3 gold medals on the 1952 Helsinki Olympics and breaking numerous international documents alongside the best way. yet simply as his popularity brings him upon the realm degree, he needs to face the realities of an more and more controlling regime.

Written in Echenoz’s signature style—elegant but playful—Running is either a superbly imagined and completed portrait of a guy and his paintings, and a strong depiction of a country’s propagandizing snatch on his fate.

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The Refugee Hotel by Carmen Aguirre

By Carmen Aguirre

Set in a run-down Vancouver resort in 1974, simply months after the beginning of the notorious Pinochet regime, 8 Chilean refugees fight, every now and then haplessly, every now and then profoundly, to make a decision if fleeing their fatherland capacity they've got deserted their neighbors and obligations or now not. greater than a dismal comedy, this play offers voice to refugee groups from all corners.

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