El perdedor radical
Author: Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Enzensberger establece en este breve ensayo los puntos comunes que caracterizan al loco violento, capaz de tomar un colegio y disparar a su alrededor, y a los terroristas de signo islámico. Menciona los atentados de Madrid de marzo de 2004 y nos recuerda la consigna posterior de Al-Qaeda - 'Vosotros amáis la vida; nosotros amamos la muerte. Por eso venceremos'. No olvida el autor la barbarie nazi, tampoco las ideologías destructivas y autodestructivas de signo izquierdista, para terminar subrayando que esta nueva forma del terror se nutre de modelos y tecnologías occidentales, y el desarrollo de estos movimientos sectarios es un proceso en el que la globalización desempeñaría un papel no despreciable.
The Fault in Our Stars
Author: John Green
Publisher: Mizan Qanita
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.
AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs--yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.
One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America. Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility -- the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth -- these universal themes dominate the novel. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Gabriel García Márquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master. Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an accounting of the history of the human race.
Politics and crime
Author: Hans Magnus Enzensberger
The Man Who Loved Dogs
Author: Leonardo Padura
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A gripping novel about the assassination of Leon Trotsky in Mexico City in 1940 In The Man Who Loved Dogs, Leonardo Padura brings a noir sensibility to one of the most fascinating and complex political narratives of the past hundred years: the assassination of Leon Trotsky by Ramón Mercader. The story revolves around Iván Cárdenas Maturell, who in his youth was the great hope of modern Cuban literature—until he dared to write a story that was deemed counterrevolutionary. When we meet him years later in Havana, Iván is a loser: a humbled and defeated man with a quiet, unremarkable life who earns his modest living as a proofreader at a veterinary magazine. One afternoon, he meets a mysterious foreigner in the company of two Russian wolfhounds. This is "the man who loved dogs," and as the pair grow closer, Iván begins to understand that his new friend is hiding a terrible secret. Moving seamlessly between Iván's life in Cuba, Ramón's early years in Spain and France, and Trotsky's long years of exile, The Man Who Loved Dogs is Padura's most ambitious and brilliantly executed novel yet. This is a story about political ideals tested and characters broken, a multilayered epic that effortlessly weaves together three different plot threads— Trotsky in exile, Ramón in pursuit, Iván in frustrated stasis—to bring emotional truth to historical fact. A novel whose reach is matched only by its astonishing successes on the page, The Man Who Loved Dogs lays bare the human cost of abstract ideals and the insidious, corrosive effects of life under a repressive political regime.
The 48 Laws Of Power
Author: Robert Greene
Publisher: Profile Books
'Machiavelli has a new rival, and Sun-tzu had better watch his back' - New York Times Robert Greene's laws are now famous: Law 1: Never outshine the master. Law 2: Never put too much trust in friends; learn how to use enemies. Law 3: Conceal your intentions. Law 4: Always say less than necessary. At work, in relationships, on the street or on the 6 o'clock News: the 48 Laws apply everywhere. For anyone with an interest in conquest, self-defence, wealth, power or simply being an educated spectator, The 48 Laws of Power is one of the most useful and entertaining books ever; it 'teaches you how to cheat, dissemble, feign, fight and advance your cause in the modern world.' (Independent on Sunday). Robert Greene will teach you the distilled wisdom of the masters - illustrated through the tactics, triumphs and failures from Elizabeth I to Henry Kissinger on how to get to the top and stay there. Wry, ironic and clever, this is an indispensable and witty guide to power. The perfect gift book for the power-hungry (and who doesn't want power?); this is the Concise Edition of an international bestseller. From the internationally bestselling author of Mastery, The Art Of Seduction, and The 33 Strategies Of War.
Drawn and Quartered
Author: E. M. Cioran
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
In this collection of aphorisms and short essays, E.M. Cioran sets about the task of peeling off the layers of false realities with which society masks the truth. For him, real hope lies in this task, and thus, while he perceives the world darkly, he refuses to give in to despair. He hits upon this ultimate truth by developing his notion of human history and events as "a procession of delusions," striking out at the so-called "Fallacies of Hope." By examining the relationship between truth and action and between absolutes, unknowables, and frauds, Cioran comes out, for once, in favor of being.
Author: Hans Magnus Enzensberger
In "Civil Wars," Hans Magnus Enzensberger, Germany's most astute literary and political critic, chronicles the global changes taking place as the result of evolving notions of nationalism, loyalty, and community. Enzensberger sees similar forces at work around the world, from America's racial uprisings in Los Angeles to the outright carnage in the former Yugoslavia. He argues that previous approaches to class or generational conflict have failed us, and that we are now confronted with an "autism of violence" a tendency toward self-destruction and collective madness.
Don't Think of an Elephant! is the definitive handbook for understanding what happened in the 2004 election and communicating effectively about key issues facing America today. Author George Lakoff has become a key advisor to the Democratic party, helping them develop their message and frame the political debate. In this book Lakoff explains how conservatives think, and how to counter their arguments. He outlines in detail the traditional American values that progressives hold, but are often unable to articulate. Lakoff also breaks down the ways in which conservatives have framed the issues, and provides examples of how progressives can reframe the debate. Lakoff's years of research and work with environmental and political leaders have been distilled into this essential guide, which shows progressives how to think in terms of values instead of programs, and why people vote their values and identities, often against their best interests. Don't Think of An Elephant! is the antidote to the last forty years of conservative strategizing and the right wing's stranglehold on political dialogue in the United States. Read it, take action—and help take America back.
Decir que el mundo se ha globalizado es un asunto tan obvio que a nadie puede llamarle la atención.. Sin embargo, ¿quién es capaz de exponer, argumentar, debatir-y además hacerlo con alguna solidez- las razones principales del proceso, así como relacionarlas entre sí y también con los mecanismos y factores que intervienen en él? . La presente obra ofrece un repertorio de estas razones, tomadas de algunas de las mentes más preclaras e inteligentes del siglo XX y lo que va del XXI. Este libro ha sido escrito para estudiantes y estudiosos del mundo contemporáneo que, desde una base política, filosófica, jurídica y sociológica, no estén dispuestos a perder el rumbo principal de cualquier saber, que es el de la humanidad.
Author: Nicolas Bourriaud
¿In ordinary language, `modernizing¿ has come to mean reducing cultural and social reality to Western formats. And today, modernism amounts to a form of complicity with colonialism and Eurocentrism. Let us bet on a modernity which, far from absurdly duplicating that of the last century, would be specific to our epoch and would echo its own problematics: an altermodernity whose issues and features this book seeks to sketch out.¿In his most recent essay, Nicolas Bourriaud claims that the time is ripe to reconstruct the modern for the specific context in which we are living. If modernism was a return to the origin of art or of society, to their purification with the aim of rediscovering their essence, then our own century¿s modernity will be invented, precisely, in opposition to all radicalism, dismissing both the bad solution of re-enrooting in identities as well as the standardization of imaginations decreed by economic globalization. To be radicant: it means setting one¿s roots in motion, staging them in heterogeneous contexts and formats, denying them any value as origins, translating ideas, transcoding images, transplanting behaviors, exchanging rather than imposing. The author extends radicant thought to modes of cultural production, consumption and use. Looking at the world through the prism of art, he sketches a ¿world art criticism¿ in which works are in dialogue with the context in which they are produced.
Author: Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Publisher: Seagull Books
Hans Magnus Enzensberger, perhaps Germany s greatest living poet, was already widely respected in the 1960s, the tempestuous decade of which Tumult is an autobiographical record. Derived from old papers, notes, jottings, photos and letters that the poet found years later in his attic, the book is not so much about the poet himself but more about the many places he visited and people he met. Comprising four long pieces from 1963 to 1970, each episode looked back upon with a postscript from 2014 and a poem, the book focuses on the political events and their participants during that tumultuous decade, based on Enzensberger s personal experience as a left-wing sympathizer. Dedicated to those who disappeared, Tumult is a document of that which remains of one of humanity s headiest times. "