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50 palos
Author: Pau Donés
Publisher: Editorial Planeta
ISBN: 8408168320
Pages: 256
Year: 2017-02-21
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50 palos no es una biografía, porque las biografías huelen a muerto, dice Pau Donés. Así que si hay modo alguno de entender este libro es como una reflexión, una charla amistosa que se alarga hasta la madrugada y en la que Pau da cuenta de sus mejores momentos, pero también de los peores. Del suicidio de una madre, del fracaso amoroso, de una carrera con altibajos que cuando de repente repunta queda interrumpida por un diagnóstico atroz, cáncer de colon. Pero no es este lugar para lamentos ni para la melancolía. Porque este es un libro optimista, como la música de Jarabe de Palo, como la filosofía que rige la vida de Pau. Este es un libro tierno, honesto, divertido y ácido, incluso. Y emotivo. Una respuesta a todas las preguntas que tantos periodistas nunca le hicieron o que si le hicieron no quiso responder y que ahora, ante la perspectiva de una nueva vida, se ha propuesto escribir
The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Publisher: Mizan Qanita
ISBN: 6024021135
Pages: 424
Year: 2018-08-24
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Meski keajaiban medis mampu mengecilkan tumornya dan membuatnya Hazel bertahan hidup beberapa tahun lagi, Hazel Grace tetap putus asa. Hazel merasa tak ada gunanya lagi dia hidup di dunia. Namun ketika kelindan nasib mempertemukannya dengan Augustus Waters di Grup Pendukung Anak-anak Penderita Kanker, hidup Hazel berubah 180 derajat. Mencerahkan, berani dan menggugah, The Fault in Our Stars dengan brilian mengeksplorasi kelucuan, ketegangan, juga tragisnya hidup dan cinta.
The Wheel of Life
Author: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476715289
Pages: 288
Year: 2012-10-16
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On Life and Living Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D., is the woman who has transformed the way the world thinks about death and dying. Beginning with the groundbreaking publication of the classic psychological study On Death and Dying and continuing through her many books and her years working with terminally ill children, AIDS patients, and the elderly, Kübler-Ross has brought comfort and understanding to millions coping with their own deaths or the deaths of loved ones. Now, at age seventy-one facing her own death, this world-renowned healer tells the story of her extraordinary life. Having taught the world how to die well, she now offers a lesson on how to live well. Her story is an adventure of the heart -- powerful, controversial, inspirational -- a fitting legacy of a powerful life.
The Underdogs
Author: Mariano Azuela
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101637730
Pages: 208
Year: 2013-09-03
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Hailed as the greatest novel of the Mexican Revolution, The Underdogs recounts the story of an illiterate but charismatic Indian peasant farmer’s part in the rebellion against Porfirio Díaz, and his subsequent loss of belief in the cause when the revolutionary alliance becomes factionalized. Azuela’s masterpiece is a timeless, authentic portrayal of peasant life, revolutionary zeal, and political disillusionment.
Doña Barbara
Author: Rómulo Gallegos, Robert Malloy
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226279200
Pages: 440
Year: 2012-05-03
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Dona Barbara tells the tale of an epic struggle between two cousins for a cast estate and ranch in the Venezuelan llano, or prairie...Published in 1929 and all but forgotten by Anglophone readers, Dona Barbara is one of the first examples of magical realism, laying the groundwork for later authors such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mario Vargas Llosa.
Uncertain Glory
Author: Joan Sales
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 0857051520
Pages: 464
Year: 2014-10-02
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SPAIN, 1937. Posted to the Aragonese front, Lieutenant Lluís Ruscalleda eschews the drunken antics of his comrades and goes in search of intrigue. But the lady of Castel de Olivo - a beautiful widow with a shadowy past - puts a high price on her affections. In Barcelona, Trini Milmany struggles to raise Lluís' son on her own, letters from the front her only solace. With bombs falling as fast as the city's morale, she leaves to winter with Lluís' brigade on a quiet section of the line. But even on 'dead' fronts the guns do not stay silent for long. Trini's decision will put her family's fate in the hands of Juli Soleràs, old friend and traitor of easy conscience, a philosopher-cynic locked in an eternal struggle with himself. Joan Sales, a combatant in the civil war, distilled his experiences into a timeless story of thwarted love, lost youth and crushed illusions. A thrilling epic that has drawn comparison with the work of Dostoevsky and Stendhal, Uncertain Glory is a homegrown counterpart to classics such as Homage to Catalonia and For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Mad Toy
Author: Roberto Arlt
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822383330
Pages: 184
Year: 2002-06-27
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Roberto Arlt, celebrated in Argentina for his tragicomic, punch-in-the-jaw writing during the 1920s and 1930s, was a forerunner of Latin American “boom” and “postboom” novelists such as Gabriel García Márquez and Isabel Allende. Mad Toy, acclaimed by many as Arlt’s best novel, is set against the chaotic background of Buenos Aires in the early twentieth century. Set in the badlands of adolescence, where acts of theft and betrayal become metaphors for creativity, Mad Toy is equal parts pulp fiction, realism, detective story, expressionist drama, and creative memoir. An immigrant son of a German father and an Italian mother, Arlt as a youth was a school dropout, poor and often hungry. In Mad Toy, he incorporates his personal experience into the lives of his characters. Published in 1926 as El juguete rabioso, the novel follows the adventures of Silvio Astier, a poverty-stricken and frustrated youth who is drawn to gangs and a life of petty crime. As Silvio struggles to bridge the gap between exuberant imagination and the sordid reality around him, he becomes fascinated with weapons, explosives, vandalism, and thievery, despite a desperate desire to rise above his origins. Flavored with a dash of romance, a hint of allegory, and a healthy dose of irony, the novel’s language varies from the cultured idiom of the narrator to the dialects and street slang of the novel’s many colorful characters. Mad Toy has appeared in numerous Spanish editions and has been adapted for the stage and for film. It is the second of Arlt’s novels to be translated into English.
Memoirs
Author: Pablo Neruda, Hardie St. Martin
Publisher:
ISBN: 028564811X
Pages: 370
Year: 2004
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Memoirs are an essential part of the history of the Twentieth century, not only because it is written by one of the century's great poets but because Neruda was involved as a writer and a politician with an extraordinary range of people and events. He writes vividly about the friends he knew, from Lorca, Picasso and Ghandi to those events that he experienced, from the Spanish Civil War to his political career in Chile. Neruda was a poet, an Ambassador and Presidential candidate, as well as being the most prolific and popular poet of his time.
King Kong Theory
Author: Virginie Despentes
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 155861687X
Pages: 144
Year: 2010-04-01
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With humor, rage, and confessional detail, Virginie Despentes—in her own words “more King Kong than Kate Moss”—delivers a highly charged account of women’s lives today. She explodes common attitudes about sex and gender, and shows how modern beauty myths are ripe for rebelling against. Using her own experiences of rape, prostitution, and working in the porn industry as a jumping-off point, she creates a new space for all those who can’t or won’t obey the rules.
The Chemist
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316387851
Pages: 528
Year: 2016-11-08
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In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life. She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They've killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon. When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it's her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous. Resolving to meet the threat head-on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of. In this tautly plotted novel, Meyer creates a fierce and fascinating new heroine with a very specialized skill set. And she shows once again why she's one of the world's bestselling authors.
The Escape Book
Author: Ivan Tapia
Publisher: Aurum Press
ISBN: 1781317690
Pages: 176
Year: 2018-01-18
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Can you escape this book? The first book to be based on the fast growing phenomenon of escape rooms, The Escape Book is filled with challenges, puzzles and mysteries for you to solve and escape! Sometimes, there is no easy way out... You're an investigative journalist – and you've learned too much. Your mission is to escape the labyrinth where you have been trapped and expose the corrupt, high-flying businessman, Castian Warnes. This is no easy feat, but your life depends on it. Based on the worldwide phenomenon of Escape Rooms, this book puts your ingenuity and perseverance to the test. You must solve puzzles, optical illusions, conundrums and anagrams to finally escape both the labyrinth and the book – it’s a reading experience like no other. †‹Are you ready for the challenge?
Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Novels and Stories
Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 0307834409
Pages: 1088
Year: 2013-06-26
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Sherlock Holmes The Complete Novels and Stories Volume I Since his first appearance in Beeton’s Christmas Annual in 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes has been one of the most beloved fictional characters ever created. Now, in two paperback volumes, Bantam presents all fifty-six short stories and four novels featuring Conan Doyle’s classic hero--a truly complete collection of Sherlock Holmes’s adventures in crime! Volume I includes the early novel A Study in Scarlet, which introduced the eccentric genius of Sherlock Holmes to the world. This baffling murder mystery, with the cryptic word Rache written in blood, first brought Holmes together with Dr. John Watson. Next, The Sign of Four presents Holmes’s famous “seven percent solution” and the strange puzzle of Mary Morstan in the quintessential locked-room mystery. Also included are Holmes’s feats of extraordinary detection in such famous cases as the chilling “ The Adventure of the Speckled Band,” the baffling riddle of “The Musgrave Ritual,” and the ingeniously plotted “The Five Orange Pips,” tales that bring to life a Victorian England of horse-drawn cabs, fogs, and the famous lodgings at 221B Baker Street, where Sherlock Holmes earned his undisputed reputation as the greatest fictional detective of all time.
Santa Evita
Author: Tomas Eloy Martinez Martinez
Publisher: Black Swan
ISBN: 0552778966
Pages: 416
Year: 2012-05-01
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Eva Peron entered immortality on 26th July, 1952. The bizarre after-life of her embalmed body - hidden, hijacked, replicated, smuggled abroad, buried, resurrected, repatriated - echoed her equally strange life. From the story of the plain poor-trash girl who reinvented herself to become first the uncrowned queen of Argentina's masses and then their uncanonized saint, Tomas Eloy Martinez has created a mesmerizing, highly readable work of fiction.
The Count of Monte-Cristo
Author: Alexandre Dumas
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 464
Year: 1846
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The Obscene Bird of Night
Author: José Donoso, Leonard Mades
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 1567920462
Pages: 438
Year: 2003-01
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The story of the last member of the aristocratic Azcoitia family, a monstrous mutation protected from the knowledge of his deformity by being surrounded with other freaks as his companions, The Obscene Bird of Night is a triumph of imaginative, visionary writing. Among its luxuriance, fecundity, horror, and energy will not soon fade from the reader's mind.