Category «Biographical Fiction»

Download Las ciudades invisibles (Biblioteca Calvino) (Spanish by Italo Calvino,Aurora Bernárdez PDF

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 notion 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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Download Ciropedia (Biblioteca Clásica Gredos) (Spanish Edition) by Jenofonte,Ana Vegas Sansalvador,Carlos García Gual PDF

By Jenofonte,Ana Vegas Sansalvador,Carlos García Gual

Jenofonte compone una imagen idealizada de Ciro el Grande, rey de Persia, con una intención didáctica y moralizante: mostrar en qué consiste y cómo se forma el gobernante virtuoso. En ello se advierte, como en Platón, el magisterio de Sócrates, maestro de ambos.
Hijo de una Atenas que iba perdiendo su antiguo esplendor, Jenofonte (h. 430-354 a.C.) es uno de los mejores prosistas áticos y un muy lúcido testigo de su época. Aventurero y escritor, discípulo de Sócrates, apasionado de l. a. historia, l. a. educación, l. a. equitación y los angeles caza, trató todos estos intereses particulares en sus diversas obras. los angeles Ciropedia («educación de Ciro») es una suerte de novela de formación protagonizada por Ciro el grande, rey de Persia, de intención ethical y didáctica, en el que Jenofonte se propone componer un «espejo de príncipes». Para ello crea un personaje idealizado, el perfecto estadista, gobernante y basic, de hábitos un tanto espartanos y impressive magnanimidad. Con ello el autor pone de manifiesto l. a. influencia del magisterio de Sócrates, de quien fue discípulo, en su concepción de l. a. educación para los angeles virtud, l. a. areté (concepción análoga a los angeles que Platón argumentó en l. a. República, escrita en l. a. misma época). En su exposición del modelo, Jenofonte describe los angeles constitución y el sistema educativo de Persia, preceptos y tácticas militares, y todo cuanto contribuye a l. a. formación de un gran gobernante.
Jenofonte supo amenizar su tratado ejemplarizante con una variada colección de recursos narrativos (cuento renowned, biografía y romance), que se combinan con los angeles narración política y militar.

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Download Reminiscences of a Stock Operator: The classic novel based by Edwin Lefevre,Tim Price PDF

By Edwin Lefevre,Tim Price

Reminiscences of a inventory Operator is the unforgettable tale of the lifetime of Jesse Livermore, considered one of Wall Street's maximum ever inventory speculators.

Loosely fictionalised in 1923 in collaboration with journalist Edwin Lefevre, this can be the tale of the highs and the lows, the innovations and the road smarts, the epic wins (and occasionally epic losses) that has encouraged generations of traders and traders.

This variation comes with an particular foreword via Tim rate, writer of Investing during the taking a look Glass.

Harriman Definitive versions supply the highest quality variations of the simplest monetary books of all time. Meticulously proofread, fantastically typeset in new designs, observed via forewords by means of the simplest glossy monetary writers, revealed and certain in high quality hardcovers on acid-free paper - they're crucial long term additions to the portfolio of each investor and trader.

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Download The Trial of Sören Qvist by Janet Lewis,Kevin Haworth PDF

By Janet Lewis,Kevin Haworth

Originally released in 1947, The Trial of Sören Qvist has been praised through a few critics for its interesting plot and Janet Lewis’s strong writing. And within the advent to this new version, Swallow Press government editor and writer Kevin Haworth calls cognizance to the modern feeling of the story—despite its having been written greater than fifty years in the past and set a number of hundred years some time past. As in Lewis’s best-known novel, The spouse of Martin Guerre, the plot derives from Samuel March Phillips’s nineteenth-century research, Famous instances of Circumstantial Evidence, during which this British felony historian thought of the trial of Pastor Sören Qvist to be the main extraordinary case.

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Download Jackie O: On the Couch: Inside the Mind and Life of Jackie by Dr. Alma H. Bond PDF

By Dr. Alma H. Bond

here's 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 lifestyles from her personal standpoint, as imagined by means of writer Dr. Alma Bond, a psychoanalyst and long-time pupil 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 ladies in society and within the White apartment. Jackie speaks of her have to checklist her tale truthfully—to substitute the hodgepodge of lies released in the course of her lifetime. conversing as an older lady, she ponders how her issues of view have replaced from these she held whilst she was once young.

The ebook delves into her adolescence and explores how and why Jackie turned the individual she was once. It additionally explores the Kennedys, and the way John F. Kennedy’s history affected his marriage. Jackie’s deep love for Jack, his early inattentiveness, their problems jointly, his outrageous womanizing, chuffed instances on the White condominium, and the tragedy of his assassination―all are seen via Jackie’s eyes.

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

A assorted Jackie enters the area of publishing. Her new personality permits her to set up her best possible dating with the stout and adoring Maurice Tempelsman, till non-Hodgkins lymphoma takes her existence in 1994, at age 63.

Jackie O: at the sofa is a different exploration of the existence, loves, and suggestions of an exceptional old determine. Jackie Kennedy Onassis deeply prized her privateness and, accordingly, she was once either respected and mysterious. during this e-book, a lot of the secret is shed as Jackie eventually emerges as an absolutely fleshed-out, three-d person―a precise person, with huge, immense strengths and shortcomings, who we all can now comprehend and get pleasure from, possibly for the 1st time.

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Download Lord Grizzly, Second Edition (Buckskin Man Tales) by Frederick Manfred,John R. Milton,Freya Manfred PDF

By Frederick Manfred,John R. Milton,Freya Manfred

Hunter, trapper, imaginative fighter, and scout, Hugh Glass used to be only a rugged guy between different rugged American frontiersmen till he was once mauled via a grizzly endure and left for useless by means of his most sensible buddies. Hugh’s rage drove him to move slowly 2 hundred miles throughout risky territory to hunt revenge until eventually he was once not Hugh Glass yet had develop into Lord Grizzly.
 
Lord Grizzly is the second one quantity of Frederick Manfred’s acclaimed five-volume sequence, The Buckskin guy stories. For this Bison Books variation, poet Freya Manfred presents a brand new introduction.

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Download The Refugee Hotel by Carmen Aguirre PDF

By Carmen Aguirre

Set in a run-down Vancouver inn in 1974, in basic terms months after the beginning of the notorious Pinochet regime, 8 Chilean refugees fight, every now and then haplessly, every now and then profoundly, to make a decision if fleeing their fatherland potential they've got deserted their acquaintances and obligations or now not. greater than a dismal comedy, this play provides voice to refugee groups from all corners.

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Download Calamities by Augustino L. Nyigillo PDF

By Augustino L. Nyigillo

The paint at the partitions used to be worn. half the tiles have been damaged, leaving gaps at the flooring like damaged enamel. a major photo of Christ used to be patched at the wall. I guessed it used to be used to hide an immense beginning. at the different facet of the wall used to be a calendar with a stunning photo of Beirut prior to it used to be demolished. My realization was once distracted to a gap in a single of the corners. I neglected the teach of dialog. My brain was once completely drawn into one other global. We were restricted in a smelly, tiny room for fifteen days on the border. We simply removed the odor, considering that once we reached Beirut, issues will be ideal. Now, we'd be residing 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: leaving behind his existence for an opportunity at freedom overseas or dealing with demise by the hands of machete-waving terrorists at domestic; Calamities abound. From the holy struggle in his personal nation 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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