El Gran Dragón Negro
Author: Clara Fuertes
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Escenarios: La ciudad de Praga y el campo de concentración de Terezín. Una época: La Segunda Guerra Mundial. Basada en hechos reales (ficción histórica). "Bajo nuestras ventanas espera paciente el gran dragón negro. Me gusta mirarlo, cuando la luz se refleja sobre su lomo recién pintado de negro. También cuando llega desde Praga, bramando, enfadado, humeando de gris el horizonte. Cuando parte, sin embargo, no soporto su visión, ni el cementerio de vidas que se van, encerradas en vagones, hacinados como animales. Es la cara más amarga del adiós y de la propia muerte. En este mismo tren llegué yo a Terezín, hará ahora ya casi dos años. ¡Dos años!, ¡qué lento pasa el tiempo en este lugar! Me llamo Alena y esta es mi historia, aunque no es solo la mía, es mucho más, es la historia de los niños de Terezín, es la historia de la guerra y sus largos días, es la suma de tantos instantes, del amor y del dolor cuando los recorro. Es memoria, es la historia de un rayo de sol. (Clara Fuertes)
Based on a True Story
Author: Delphine de Vigan
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
'A wonderful literary trompe l'oeil: a book about friendship, writing and the boundary between reality and fantasy ... Dark, smart, strange, compelling' Harriet Lane, bestselling author of Her Overwhelmed by the huge success of her latest novel, exhausted and suffering from a crippling inability to write, Delphine meets L. L. embodies everything Delphine admires; sophisticated and unusually intuitive, she slowly but deliberately carves herself a niche in the writer's life. However, as she makes herself indispensable to Delphine, the intensity of this unexpected friendship manifests itself in increasingly sinister ways. And as their lives become further entwined, L. begins to threaten Delphine's identity and her safety.
The Rings of Saturn
Author: W. G. Sebald
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
"The book is like a dream you want to last forever" (Roberta Silman, The New York Times Book Review), now with a gorgeous new cover by the famed designer Peter Mendelsund The Rings of Saturn—with its curious archive of photographs—records a walking tour of the eastern coast of England. A few of the things which cross the path and mind of its narrator (who both is and is not Sebald) are lonely eccentrics, Sir Thomas Browne’s skull, a matchstick model of the Temple of Jerusalem, recession-hit seaside towns, wooded hills, Joseph Conrad, Rembrandt’s "Anatomy Lesson," the natural history of the herring, the massive bombings of WWII, the dowager Empress Tzu Hsi, and the silk industry in Norwich. W.G. Sebald’s The Emigrants (New Directions, 1996) was hailed by Susan Sontag as an "astonishing masterpiece perfect while being unlike any book one has ever read." It was "one of the great books of the last few years," noted Michael Ondaatje, who now acclaims The Rings of Saturn "an even more inventive work than its predecessor, The Emigrants."
Madame de Treymes
Author: Edith Wharton
Madame de Treymes was written in the year 1907 by Edith Wharton. This book is one of the most popular novels of Edith Wharton, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.
Author: Ben Brooks
In this bawdy, raucous, and unabashedly frank novel, youth is certainly not wasted on the young Hailed as "one of the most hilarious and well-observed accounts of teenage debauchery you are ever likely to read" by the trendsetting British lifestyle magazine Dazed & Confused, Ben Brooks's Grow Up is a shocking, stylish, and very modern coming-of-age story. As Jasper J. Wolf careens through high school, his list of to-dos includes: get high with friends, seduce the hottest girl in school, and, last but not least, expose his stepfather as a murderer. But as growing up soon teaches him, what he wants and what he gets are often wildly different—and decidedly unexpected.
Only a teenager when Delphine was born, Lucile raised two daughters largely alone. She was a former child model from a Bohemian family, younger and more glamorous than the other mothers: always in lipstick, wayward and wonderful. But as Delphine grew up, Lucile's occasional sadness gave way to overwhelming despair and delusion. She became convinced she was telepathic, in control of the Paris metro system; she gave away all her money; she was hospitalized, medicated, and released in a kind of trance. Young Delphine was left to wonder: What changed her, or what shaped her all along? In this brilliant investigation into her own family history, Delphine de Vigan attempts to "write her mother," seeking out something essential as she interviews aging relatives, listens to recordings, and reads Lucile's own writings. It is a history of luminous beauty and rambunctious joy, of dark secrets and silences. There are untimely deaths and failures of memory. There are revelations and there is the ultimately unknowable. And in the face of the unknowable, personal history becomes fiction: De Vigan must choose from differing accounts and fill in important gaps, using her writer's imagination to reconstruct a life. De Vigan writes her most expansive novel yet with acute self-awareness and marvelous sympathy. Nothing Holds Back the Night is a remarkable work, universally recognizable and singularly heartbreaking.
Ficton drama about the meeting between Nadia Boulanger and Astor Piazzola that changed both the history of tango and the life of the musician. The famous author of "Adiosn Nonin0", "Libertango" and "Oblivion" abandoned the tango and the bandoneón to learn and compose classical music. The meeting with the famous french music teacher Nadia Boulanger helped Piazzola to retrieve his musical roots and to revolutionize the argentine tango with new techniques. Without Boulanger, Piazzolla would have never existed as such.
Blatty's debut book, based on series of comic articles written for The Saturday Evening Post, about his experiences in the Middle East. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Focusing on six major postwar debates in the Soviet scientific community, this book shows that Stalin's forays into scholarship can be understood only within the context of international tensions, institutional conflicts, and the growing uncertainty about the proper relationship between scientific knowledge and Party-dictated truths.. - Between 1945 and 1953, while the Soviet Union confronted postwar reconstruction and Cold War crises, its unchallenged leader Joseph Stalin carved out time to study scientific disputes and dictate academic solutions. He spearheaded a discussion of "scientific" Marxist-Leninist philosophy, edited reports on genetics and physiology, adjudicated controversies about modern physics, and wrote essays on linguistics and political economy. Historians have been tempted to dismiss all this as the megalomaniacal ravings of a dying dictator. But in "Stalin and the Soviet Science Wars", Ethan Pollock draws on thousands of previously unexplored archival documents to demonstrate that Stalin was in fact determined to show how scientific truth and Party doctrine reinforced one another. Socialism was supposed to be scientific, and science ideologically correct, and Stalin ostensibly embodied the perfect symbiosis between power and knowledge
Los cuatro textos de este volumen constituyen un hito en el pensamiento contemporáneo por tratarse de una de las primeras tomas de posición ante las tendencias de pesimismo cultural presentes en autores como T.S. Eliot ya a mediados del siglo XX. A partir
"The Life and the Adventures of a Haunted Convict is a rare and original autobiography, a first-person account of a young black man's life as an indentured servant, a juvenile delinquent, and a prisoner in New York State in the mid-nineteenth century. Austin Reed was born a free man near Rochester, NY in the 1820s. As a young adult, he was sent to a juvenile reform school in Manhattan, where he learned to read and write. In the decades that followed, Reed would be repeatedly incarcerated for theft in a state prison in Auburn. It was there that he began to write this memoir, which explores America's first reformatory and first industrial prison from an inmate's point of view, and the great cruelties and kindnesses he experienced in those places, excavating patterns of racial segregation, exploitation, and bondage extending beyond the boundaries of the slaveholding South, into free New York. A work of uncommon, haunting beauty, this is a major historical document that transforms our understanding of nineteenth-century history and literature"--
Children with a Star
Author: Deborah Dwork
Publisher: Yale University Press
Drawing on oral histories, diaries, letters, photographs, and archival records, the author presents a look at the lives of the children who lived and died during the Holocaust
Life is Meals (ZIN)
Author: Kay Salter, James Salter
The magical mason
Author: William Wynn Westcott, R. A. Gilbert
Publisher: Aquarian Pr