Oblivion

Author: Héctor Abad
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374708800
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Oblivion is a heartbreaking, exquisitely written memorial to the author's father, Héctor Abad Gómez, whose criticism of the Colombian regime led to his murder by paramilitaries in 1987. Twenty years in the writing, it paints an unforgettable picture of a man who followed his conscience and paid for it with his life during one of the darkest periods in Latin America's recent history.

The Contemporary Spanish American Novel

Author: Will H. Corral
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441142452
Size: 71.76 MB
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The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel provides an accessible introduction to an important World literature. While many of the authors covered-Aira, Bolaño, Castellanos Moya, Vásquez-are gaining an increasing readership in English and are frequently taught, there is sparse criticism in English beyond book reviews. This book provides the guidance necessary for a more sophisticated and contextualized understanding of these authors and their works. Underestimated or unfamiliar Spanish American novels and novelists are introduced through conceptually rigorous essays. Sections on each writer include: *the author's reception in their native country, Spanish America, and Spain *biographical history *a critical examination of their work, including key themes and conceptual concerns *translation history *scholarly reception The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel offers an authoritative guide to a rich and varied novelistic tradition. It covers all demographic areas, including United States Latino authors, in exploring the diversity of this literature and its major themes, such as exile, migration, and gender representation.

Recipes For Sad Women

Author: Hector Abad
Publisher: Pushkin Press
ISBN: 1908968230
Size: 21.92 MB
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No one knows the recipe for happiness – and yet Héctor Abad has given us a whole volume. His recipes, at times bizarre, at times wise, can cure almost anything – although the ingredients are not always easy to come by. "Cauliflower in the mist" is protection against melancholy, seasoned with salty tears; and the right preparation of lobster and cutlet can have extraordinary effects on the human mind. With subtle wit and irony, Abad gives practical advice on how to eschew sadness, attract joy and retain delight.

The Joy Of Being Awake

Author: Héctor Joaquín Abad Faciolince
Publisher: Brookline Books
ISBN: 9781571290205
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"Excellent translation of Colombian Abad Faciolince's Asuntos de un hidalgo disoluto (see HLAS 56:3663). Novel's sometimes black humor reviews life of its elderly protagonist, as dictated to his secretary. Many references to cultural, political, and histo

Love In The Time Of Cholera

Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101911115
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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.

Angosta

Author: Héctor Abad Faciolince
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 958423806X
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Esta novela, que la crítica ha sido unánime en considerar como una obra maestra, ha vendido más de 18.000 ejemplares en español, ha sido traducida, entre otros, al mandarín, y premiada en China como la mejor novela extranjera del año. Por esa razón, celebraremos los 10 años de su publicación con esta edición conmemorativa que incluye un epílogo de Santiago Gamboa, las frases elogiosas de la crítica en esta década, y la presentación de recibimiento del premio chino. Angosta es una metrópoli de tres pisos, tres castas y tres climas. La ciudad está separada por las montañas, dividida por un muro y un Check Point. En Angosta se practica una política de Apartamiento que recluye a cada casta en su propio sector: los dones en Tierra Fría, los segundones en Tierra Templada y los tercerones en la tórrida Boca del Infierno. Está sitiada por dos pestes modernas: la exclusión y la violencia. Los Siete Sabios definen quiénes pueden vivir y quiénes deben desaparecer. El río Turbio pasa caudaloso de muertos y el Salto de los Desesperados sepulta los cadáveres para que nadie se entere de los crímenes. Angosta es una metáfora de alguna ciudad colombiana, pero también del mundo.

The Fault In Our Stars

Author: John Green
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101569182
Size: 59.47 MB
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From John Green, the #1 bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down "The greatest romance story of this decade." —Entertainment Weekly -Millions of copies sold- #1 New York Times Bestseller #1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller #1 USA Today Bestseller #1 International Bestseller TIME Magazine’s #1 Fiction Book of 2012 TODAY Book Club pick Now a Major Motion Picture Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars brilliantly explores the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

Steppenwolf

Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466835036
Size: 55.77 MB
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Harry Haller is a sad and lonely figure, a reclusive intellectual for whom life holds no joy. He struggles to reconcile the wild primeval wolf and the rational man within himself without surrendering to the bourgeois values he despises. His life changes dramatically when he meets a woman who is his opposite, the carefree and elusive Hermine. The tale of the Steppenwolf culminates in the surreal Magic Theater—for mad men only. Steppenwolf is Hesse's best-known and most autobiographical work. With its blend of Eastern mysticism and Western culture, it is one of literature's most poetic evocations of the soul's journey to liberation. Originally published in English in 1929, the novel's wisdom continues to speak to our souls and marks it as a classic of modern literature.

Hopscotch

Author: Julio Cortazar
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 1101870141
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Translated by Gregory Rabassa, winner of the National Book Award for Translation, 1967 Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves "the Club." A child's death and La Maga's disappearance put an end to his life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics, and prompt Oliveira to return to Buenos Aires, where he works by turns as a salesman, a keeper of a circus cat which can truly count, and an attendant in an insane asylum. Hopscotch is the dazzling, freewheeling account of Oliveira's astonishing adventures.

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time

Author: Mark Haddon
Publisher: Anchor Canada
ISBN: 0307371565
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Narrated by a fifteen-year-old autistic savant obsessed with Sherlock Holmes, this dazzling novel weaves together an old-fashioned mystery, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a fascinating excursion into a mind incapable of processing emotions. Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, Christopher is autistic. Everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning for him. At fifteen, Christopher’s carefully constructed world falls apart when he finds his neighbour’s dog Wellington impaled on a garden fork, and he is initially blamed for the killing. Christopher decides that he will track down the real killer, and turns to his favourite fictional character, the impeccably logical Sherlock Holmes, for inspiration. But the investigation leads him down some unexpected paths and ultimately brings him face to face with the dissolution of his parents’ marriage. As Christopher tries to deal with the crisis within his own family, the narrative draws readers into the workings of Christopher’s mind. And herein lies the key to the brilliance of Mark Haddon’s choice of narrator: The most wrenching of emotional moments are chronicled by a boy who cannot fathom emotions. The effect is dazzling, making for one of the freshest debut in years: a comedy, a tearjerker, a mystery story, a novel of exceptional literary merit that is great fun to read.