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

By Dario Fo,Carlos Gumpert

los angeles NOVELA DEL GENIAL DRAMATURGO Y PREMIO NOBEL DARIO FO
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. l. a. 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 l. a. humanidad de Lucrecia, liberándola del cliché de mujer disoluta e incestuosa y sumergiéndola en el contexto histórico y en l. a. vida cotidiana de su época. De esta forma, el lector vivirá en primera personality l. a. 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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Jackie O: On the Couch: Inside the Mind and Life of Jackie by Dr. Alma H. Bond

By Dr. Alma H. Bond

this is the tale of Jackie Kennedy Onassis as she may need written it.

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

The proof are all traditionally right, as are the information, the Washington intrigue and politics, and the exam of the position of girls in society and within the White condo. Jackie speaks of her have to checklist her tale truthfully—to substitute the hodgepodge of lies released in the course of her lifetime. talking as an older lady, she ponders how her issues of view have replaced from these she held whilst she used to be young.

The booklet delves into her youth and explores how and why Jackie grew to become the individual she was once. It additionally explores the Kennedys, and the way John F. Kennedy’s historical past affected his marriage. Jackie’s deep love for Jack, his early inattentiveness, their problems jointly, his outrageous womanizing, satisfied instances on the White condominium, and the tragedy of his assassination―all are considered via Jackie’s eyes.

Jackie writes of her desire for Aristotle Onassis, debunking the concept that she married him only for his cash, and lines the pleased early years of the wedding via to its dramatic cave in and Ari’s tough death.

A various 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, until eventually non-Hodgkins lymphoma takes her existence in 1994, at age 63.

Jackie O: at the sofa is a different exploration of the lifestyles, loves, and ideas of a very good old determine. Jackie Kennedy Onassis deeply prized her privateness and, consequently, she used to be either respected and mysterious. during this ebook, a lot of the secret is shed as Jackie ultimately emerges as a completely fleshed-out, third-dimensional person―a real man or woman, with huge, immense strengths and shortcomings, who we all can now comprehend and get pleasure from, might be for the 1st time.

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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 flooring like damaged the teeth. an incredible photograph of Christ was once patched at the wall. I guessed it used to be used to hide an important commencing. at the different facet of the wall was once a calendar with a stunning photograph of Beirut earlier than it was once demolished. My realization used to be distracted to a gap in a single of the corners. I ignored the teach of dialog. My brain was once absolutely drawn into one other international. We were constrained in a pungent, tiny room for fifteen days on the border. We simply removed the odor, considering that once we reached Beirut, issues will be excellent. Now, we'd be dwelling 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 was once confronted with offerings: forsaking his existence for an opportunity at freedom in another country or dealing with demise by the hands of machete-waving terrorists at domestic; Calamities abound. From the holy battle in his personal kingdom 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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