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El maestro Juan Martínez que estaba allí

El maestro Juan Martínez que estaba allí

Author: Manuel Chaves Nogales
Publisher: Libros del Asteroide
ISBN: 8492663693
Pages: 320
Year: 2007-02-12
Después de triunfar en los cabarets de media Europa, el bailarín flamenco Juan Martínez, y su compañera, Sole, fueron sorprendidos en Rusia por los acontecimientos revolucionarios de febrero de 1917. Sin poder salir del país, en San Petersburgo, Moscú y Kiev sufrieron los rigores provocados por la Revolución de Octubre y la sangrienta guerra civil que le siguió. El gran periodista sevillano Manuel Chaves Nogales conoció a Martínez en París y asombrado por las peripecias que éste le contó, decidió recogerlas en un libro. El maestro Juan Martínez que estaba allí conserva la intensidad, riqueza y humanidad que debía tener el relato que tanto fascinó a Chaves. Se trata, en realidad, de una novela que relata los avatares a los que se ven sometidos sus protagonistas y cómo se las ingeniaron para sobrevivir. Por sus páginas desfilan artistas de la farándula, pródigos duques rusos, espías alemanes, chequistas asesinos y especuladores de distinta calaña. Compañero de generación de Camba, Ruano o Pla, Chaves perteneció a una brillante estirpe de periodistas que, en los años 30, viajaron profusamente por el extranjero, ofreciendo algunas de las mejores páginas del periodismo español de todos los tiempos.
Stalin's Meteorologist

Stalin's Meteorologist

Author: Olivier Rolin
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1619027828
Pages: 115
Year: 2017-12-01
Winner of the 2014 Prix du Style "Masterful . . . An eloquent addition to a violent episode in the history of science in the twentieth century." —Nature In 1934, the highly respected head of the Soviet Union’s meteorology department, Alexei Feodosievich Wangenheim, was suddenly arrested without cause and sentenced to a gulag. Less than a year after being hailed by Stalin as a national hero, he ended up with thousands of other "political prisoners" in a camp on Solovetsky Island, under vast northern skies and surrounded by water that was, for more than six months of the year, a sheet of motionless ice. He was violently executed in 1937—a fact kept from his family for nearly twenty years. Olivier Rolin masterfully weaves together Alexei's story and his eventual fate, drawing on an archive of letters and delicate drawings of the natural world that Wangenheim sent to his family from prison. Tragically, Wangenheim never stopped believing in the Revolution, maintaining that he'd been incarcerated by accident, that any day Stalin would find out and free him. His stubbornness suffuses the narrative with tension, and offers insight as to how he survived an impossible situation for so long. Stalin’s Meteorologist is a fascinating work that casts light on the devastating consequences of politically inspired paranoia and the mindlessness and trauma of totalitarianism—relevant revelations for our time.
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You

Author: Peter Cameron
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 1429927135
Pages: 240
Year: 2009-04-28
Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is the story of James Sveck, a sophisticated, vulnerable young man with a deep appreciation for the world and no idea how to live in it. James is eighteen, the child of divorced parents living in Manhattan. Articulate, sensitive, and cynical, he rejects all of the assumptions that govern the adult world around him–including the expectation that he will go to college in the fall. He would prefer to move to an old house in a small town somewhere in the Midwest. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You takes place over a few broiling days in the summer of 2003 as James confides in his sympathetic grandmother, stymies his canny therapist, deplores his pretentious sister, and devises a fake online identity in order to pursue his crush on a much older coworker. Nothing turns out how he'd expected. "Possibly one of the all-time great New York books, not to mention an archly comic gem" (Peter Gadol, LA Weekly), Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You is the insightful, powerfully moving story of a young man questioning his times, his family, his world, and himself.
The Secret of Evil

The Secret of Evil

Author: Roberto Bolaño, Chris Andrews
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811218155
Pages: 144
Year: 2012-04-30
A new collection of short fiction gathers everything the author was working on before his death, including a story about a North American journalist receiving a mysterious call in Paris and a woman's recounting of the loss of her virginity. By the author of Nazi Literature in the Americas and 2666.
K.L. Reich

K.L. Reich

Author: Joaquim Amat-Piniella
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1771120193
Pages: 235
Year: 2014-06-23
Available in English for the first time, Joaquim Amat-Piniella’s searing Catalan novel, K.L. Reich, is a central work of testimonial literature of the Nazi concentration camps. Begun immediately after Amat-Piniella’s liberation in 1945, the book is based on his own four-year internment at Mauthausen. “When the war is over, remember all this. Remember me,” implores one of the book’s characters on his deathbed, and it is this call to bear witness that Amat-Piniella takes up in his account of the Spanish Republican fighters who were exiled in France at the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939 and soon swept up into the German concentration camp system. As an already organized anti-fascist army, they played an important role as a nucleus of resistance within the camps, and their story is little known to English-language readers. Because of the length of his internment, his decision to write his book as fiction, and his staggering powers of observation and recollection, Amat-Piniella’s portrayal of life in the camps is unmatched in scope and detail. It is also a compelling study of three powerful ideological movements at work at the time: anarchism, communism, and fascism, all within the desperate and brutal world of the camps. “My book does not seek to deepen wounds or differences, but to unite people before cruelty,” said Amat-Piniella. This is an essential text as we ponder the twentieth century and its meaning to us today. This edition includes a new preface, annotations, and a translators’ note.
Coral Glynn

Coral Glynn

Author: Peter Cameron
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429950277
Pages: 224
Year: 2012-02-28
Coral Glynn arrives at Hart House, an isolated manse in the English countryside, early in the very wet spring of 1950, to nurse the elderly Mrs. Hart, who is dying of cancer. Hart House is also inhabited by Mrs. Prence, the perpetually disgruntled housekeeper, and Major Clement Hart, Mrs. Hart's war-ravaged son, who is struggling to come to terms with his latent homosexuality. When a child's game goes violently awry in the woods surrounding Hart House, a great shadow—love, perhaps—descends upon its inhabitants. Like the misguided child's play, other seemingly random events—a torn dress, a missing ring, a lost letter—propel Coral and Clement into the dark thicket of marriage. A period novel observed through a refreshingly gimlet eye, Coral Glynn explores how quickly need and desire can blossom into love, and just as quickly transform into something less categorical. Borrowing from themes and characters prevalent in the work of mid-twentieth-century British women writers, Peter Cameron examines how we live and how we love—with his customary empathy and wit.
Heroes & beasts of Spain

Heroes & beasts of Spain

Author: Manuel Chaves Nogales
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 303
Year: 1937

Memoria del comunismo

Memoria del comunismo

Author: Federico Jiménez Losantos
Publisher: La Esfera de los Libros
ISBN: 8491642374
Pages: 734
Year: 2018-01-23
¿Por qué se creían los bolcheviques con derecho a imponer a todos su idea de sociedad y a asesinar a los que la rechazaban e incluso a los que no llegaban a hacerlo? Esta es la gran cuestión del siglo que el mundo lleva a cuestas desde que Lenin tomó el poder: ¿por qué los comunistas se creen legitimados para robar y matar en nombre de una utopía que apenas esconde su afán de poder ilimitado? Lo peor del sistema de Lenin no es que se crea con derecho a imponer su dictadura y a matar a sus opositores, sino que las sociedades democráticas acepten ese derecho a robar y matar de los comunistas. Esta Memoria del comunismo recuerda por qué sucede. Y cómo, conociendo su historia y la de España, cabe evitarlo.
El periodista comprometido

El periodista comprometido

Author:
Publisher: Centro de Estudios Andaluces
ISBN: 8469225138
Pages: 187
Year: 2009

Del Mar Negro al Báltico

Del Mar Negro al Báltico

Author: Luis Pancorbo
Publisher: Editorial Almuzara
ISBN: 8416100578
Pages:
Year: 2014-07-06
Un itinerario por Crimea, Moldavia, Ucrania, Polonia, Lituania y Letonia de la mano de grandes de las letras como Tolstoi, Chéjov, Pushkin, Gogol, Conrad, el Nobel Milosz o el español Ángel Ganivet. Moldavia es el principio tras las huellas de un Pushkin exiliado. El Mar Negro de Ucrania viene luego con la Odesa de las escaleras de Potemkin. Y más allá Crimea, la bella península de nuevo bajo Rusia. En Yalta vivió Chéjov poco antes de su muerte. En Sebastopol Tolstói narró el asedio de franceses y británicos que pretendían invadir Rusia. La mayor sorpresa en la profunda Ucrania es descubrir Terechowa, la aldea donde nació Joseph Conrad. Después el viajero se puede adentrar en las cavernas de Kiev y en la Poltava donde nació Gogol. Caminos y letras. Y al revés. Es una Europa del Este, desde el Mar Negro al Báltico, vista con ojos actuales atentos a la tradición y a la escritura. Cracovia, la culta ciudad polaca, vio nacer al antropólogo Malinowski, el argonauta de los mares del Sur, y fue donde vivió Conrad de adolescente. A una hora y media de allí, el horror más real, los crematorios de Auschwitz y Birkenau. En Vilnius, capital de Lituania, incubó su rebeldía Czeslaw Milosz, Nobel de Literatura. Y en la letona Riga el granadino Ganivet puso fin a sus utopías.
The Flying Inn

The Flying Inn

Author: Gilbert Keith Chesterton
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 320
Year: 1914

Dialogue with Death

Dialogue with Death

Author: Arthur Koestler
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1446546039
Pages: 228
Year: 2013-04-16
Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Juan Belmonte, matador de toros

Juan Belmonte, matador de toros

Author: Manuel Chaves Nogales
Publisher: Libros del Asteroide
ISBN: 8492663707
Pages: 376
Year: 2009-02-19
Juan Belmonte, matador de toros es una de las mejores biografías escritas en España durante el siglo XX. Su autor, Chaves Nogales, había conocido a Belmonte poco tiempo antes de la publicación del libro y aunque no era aficionado a los toros congeniaron enseguida. La calidad humana del personaje, su espíritu de superación y su talante conciliador, raro en la crispada sociedad española de la época, fueron algunas de las cualidades que atrajeron al autor y que le animaron a escribir una biografía del famoso torero. En la narración las voces de biógrafo y biografiado se mezclan, sin que se sepa donde empieza a hablar uno y dónde acaba el otro, y fruto de este genial planteamiento los recuerdos de Belmonte se suceden con asombrosa naturalidad: su infancia sevillana, los años de durísimo aprendizaje, el pintoresquismo de los círculos taurinos y literarios, la fama, su rivalidad con Joselito... Juan Belmonte, matador de toros es el testimonio agudo y fiel de una época, una obra maestra fruto del encuentro entre dos personas extraordinarias: Juan Belmonte, fundador del toreo moderno, y Chaves Nogales, uno de los periodistas españoles más importantes de la primera mitad del siglo XX.
Archipiélago

Archipiélago

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Year: 2007

A Start in Life

A Start in Life

Author: Anita Brookner
Publisher: Fig Tree
ISBN: 0241981492
Pages: 176
Year: 2017-06
Anita Brookner's first novel, available as a Penguin Essential for the first time. 'Dr Weiss, at forty, knew that her life had been ruined by literature.' Ruth Weiss, an academic, is beautiful, intelligent and lonely. Studying the heroines of Balzac in order to discover where her own childhood and adult life has gone awry, she seeks not salvation but enlightenment. Yet in revisiting her London upbringing, her friendships and doomed Parisian love affairs, she wonders if perhaps there might not be a chance for a new start in life . . .