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By Leopoldo Brizuela

Lisboa, noviembre de 1942. Portugal recibe un ultimátum para entrar en l. a. guerra. El terror a los angeles ocupación nazi o al bombardeo aliado se adueña de Lisboa. En ese contexto, el cónsul de otro país impartial, los angeles Argentina, atrae los angeles atención al anunciar sorpresivamente l. a. donación de un cargamento de cereales, cuyo destinatario concreto no revelará hasta que el gobierno, cada vez más receloso, autorice el desembarco de l. a. carga.

En una sola y larguísima noche, mientras miles de refugiados de toda Europa esperan l. a. partida del barco Boa Esperança para ponerse a salvo de los nazis, l. a. gesta del cónsul argentino es el cedazo en que se entrecruzan, como en un folletín, las "historias más secretas" de un período único en l. a. historia. El propio cónsul, l. a. mítica pareja de Tania y Armando Discépolo, l. a. cantante de fados Amália, y el misterioso Ricardo De Sanctis, que asegura ser banquero y "refugiado personal" del Cardenal de Lisboa.

Erizada de sentimientos, emociones y pasiones, excesiva como todo melodrama, prodigiosa en l. a. creación de climas e intensamente atractiva en las confesiones que los personajes intercambian, Lisboa tiene l. a. precisión arquitectónica de una ambiciosa pieza teatral y musical, en l. a. que del coro multitudinario emergen los solistas para hacer oír sus deseos y padecimientos.

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«Me parece que Lisboa. Un melodrama, además también de una investigación amorosa, es el tipo de novela que se está obligado a escribir si se quiere ser un novelista de verdad.»
J. Ernesto Ayala-Dip, El País

«Como una suerte de Pirandello contemporáneo de los angeles narrativa argentina, en el teatro que monta Brizuela los seres están desnudos. Algunos actores engañosamente secundarios tienen sus momentos de gloria, como el secretario del consulado y su patética mujercita (Ordónez y Sofía), el maestro de canto de Carlos Gardel, Eugénio de Oliveira, y un joven, Ricardo de Sanctis, que asegura ser "refugiado" own del cardenal de Lisboa, entre tantos otros dentro un elenco inusual para las novelas de estos tiempos.»
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Download The Season of Migration by Nellie Hermann PDF

By Nellie Hermann

Even though Vincent van Gogh is among the hottest painters of all time, we all know little or no a couple of ten-month interval within the painter’s adolescence while he and his brother, Theo, broke off all touch. within the Season of Migration, Nellie Hermann conjures this era in a profoundly innovative, unique, and heartbreaking imaginative and prescient of Van Gogh’s early years, sooner than he turned the artist we all know today.

In December 1878, Vincent van Gogh arrives within the coal-mining village of Petit Wasmes within the Borinage area of Belgium, a blasted and hopeless panorama of hovels and slag tons and mining equipment. now not but the artist he's destined to turn into, Vincent arrives as an ersatz preacher, slightly sanctioned via church specialists yet ordained in his personal brain and center via a determined and wrong non secular vocation. yet what Vincent studies within the Borinage will switch him. Coming to evangelise a dead gospel he proposal he knew and believed, he learns approximately love, discomfort, and sweetness, finally coming to work out the area anew and discovering the divine now not in faith yet in our fallen human world.

In startlingly appealing and robust language, Hermann transforms our realizing of Van Gogh and the redemptive strength of artwork.

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Download The Distant Hours: A Novel by Kate Morton PDF

By Kate Morton

A protracted misplaced letter arrives within the put up and Edie Burchill reveals herself on a trip to Milderhurst fortress, an exceptional yet moldering previous apartment, the place the Blythe spinsters stay and the place her mom used to be billeted 50 years ahead of as a thirteen 12 months outdated baby in the course of WW II. The elder Blythe sisters are twins and feature spent such a lot in their lives taking care of the 3rd and youngest sister, Juniper, who hasn’t been an identical considering the fact that her fiance jilted her in 1941.  
 
Inside the decaying citadel, Edie starts off to resolve her mother’s previous. yet there are different secrets and techniques hidden within the stones of Milderhurst, and Edie is ready to profit greater than she anticipated. the reality of what occurred in ‘the far-off hours’ of the prior has been ready decades for somebody to discover it. 
Morton once more enthralls readers with an atmospheric tale that includes unforgettable characters beset by means of love and situation and haunted via reminiscence, that reminds us of the wealthy strength of storytelling

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By Jean Grosjean

Jadis campagnard il s'était fait marin et une fois noyé il avait refait floor. Soldat il avait mieux aimé n'importe quelle paix que n'importe quelle guerre et patriote il avait passé à l'ennemi. Tacite il avait été éloquent, efficace il avait haï de réussir et maintenant, écœuré, il prenait goût à l. a. vie. Jonas qui avait cru se retirer dans le vestibule de los angeles mort s'était enfermé dans l. a. fraîcheur de resource du Dieu. Jonas n'a pas fini de nous poser des énigmes : Ce qu'il avait fait ou subi de mauvaise grâce était devenu un signe à déchiffrer.

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Download La guerra del fin del mundo by Mario Vargas Llosa PDF

By Mario Vargas Llosa

Un relato exhaustivamente documentado sobre los angeles Guerra de Canudos que reproduce prodigiosamente las mentalidades profundas, las pasiones irracionales y las desbocadas fuerzas sociales del Brasil de finales del siglo XIX.

«Esta novela me hizo vivir una de las aventuras literarias más ricas y exaltantes.» Mario Vargas Llosa

A finales del siglo XIX, en las tierras paupérrimas del noreste del Brasil, el chispazo de las arengas del Consejero, personaje mesiánico y enigmático, prenderá los angeles insurrección de los desheredados. En circunstancias extremas como aquellas, los angeles consecución de los angeles dignidad very important solo podrá venir de l. a. exaltación religiosa -el convencimiento fanático de los angeles elección divina de los marginados del mundo- y del quebranto radical de las reglas que rigen el mundo de los poderosos.

Así, grupos de miserables acudirán a l. a. llamada de los angeles revolución de Canudos, l. a. ciudad donde se asentará esta comunidad de personajes que difícilmente desaparecerán de l. a. imaginación del lector: el Beatito, el León de Natuba, María Quadrado... Frente a todos ellos, una trama político-militar se articula para detener con toda su fuerza el movimiento que amenaza con expandirse.

La guerra del fin del mundo, primera novela que Mario Vargas Llosa situó fuera del Perú, es un relato exhaustivamente documentado, tanto a través de lecturas como de viajes sobre el terreno en el que tuvo lugar este acontecimiento histórico. Un libro basic en l. a. historia literaria del siglo XX.

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By Andrea Barrett

"A luminous paintings of historic fiction that explores the a long way reaches of the Arctic and of men's souls."―?Denver Post shooting a very important second within the historical past of exploration―the mid-nineteenth century romance with the Arctic―Andrea Barrett's compelling novel tells the tale of a fateful day trip. in the course of the eyes of the ship's scholar-naturalist, Erasmus Darwin Wells, we come across the ?Narwhal?'s staff, its commander, and the far-north tradition of the Esquimaux. In counterpoint, we meet the ladies left at the back of in Philadelphia, explorers merely in mind's eye. jointly, those that shuttle and those that remain weave an online of fantasy and secret, eventually learning what that they had no longer sought, the secrets and techniques in their personal hearts. sixteen metal engravings and one map

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By James Plunkett

Set in Dublin through the Lockout of 1913, Strumpet urban is a wide ranging novel of urban lifestyles. It embraces a variety of social milieux, from the miseries of the tenements to the cultivated, bourgeois Bradshaws. It introduces a memorable forged of characters: the most protagonist, Fitz, a version of the hard-working, unswerving and abused exchange unionist; the remoted, well-meaning and ineffectual Fr O'Connor; the wretched and destitute Rashers Tierney. within the history hovers the large shadow of Jim Larkin, Plunkett's real-life hero. Strumpet City's reputation derives from its realism and its naturalistic presentation of tense old occasions. There are transparent heroes and villains. The ebook is knowledgeable through a feeling of ethical outrage on the therapy of the locked-out exchange unionists, the indifference and evasion of the city's clergy and heart type and the squalor and degradation of the tenement slums.

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Download Sword at Sunset (The Dolphin Ring Cycle, Book 5) by Rosemary Sutcliff PDF

By Rosemary Sutcliff

This exceptional reconception of the Arthurian epic cuts throughout the common myths and tells the tale of the genuine King Arthur: Artos the undergo, the powerful warrior-king who kept the final lighting of Western civilization while the barbarian darkness descended within the 5th century. Artos the following comes alive: daring and forceful in conflict, hot and beneficiant in friendship, difficult in politics, wise within the technique of war—and smooth and tragically tormented in love. Out of the interweaving of historical legend, clean learn, hovering mind's eye, and hypnotic narrative ability comes a singular that has richly earned its recognition as a vintage.

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By Linda Lael Miller

Devastated on her marriage ceremony day by way of a shattering revelation, Melissa Corbin grew to become to a stranger with a brazen cut price: she may take his identify in trade for the facility of the Corbin empire.Quinn Rafferty was once shockingly good-looking and used to command. His daring, beneficiant center used to be fast roused to laughter, to anger...and to white-hot hope for the pinnacle robust, sable-maned beauty.

Quinn's caresses kindled blazing starlight in Melissa's pounding blood...and quickly there has been no turning again. yet above their happiness loomed a sour man's vengeance which can damage all that Quinn such a lot loved. Now Melissa and Quinn may threat their very lives for the wonderful heights of ecstasy

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