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Of Mice and Men The two protagonists (classic wanderers, or tramps, Americans of the 1930s) are George Milton and Lennie Small, seasonal laborers who earn their living by wandering through the country from farm to farm. Lennie, although endowed with an imposing size and an extraordinary physical strength (his surname is therefore an oxymoron), characteristics... Weiterlesen →

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The Remains of the Day The Remains of the Day) is a novel by the British writer and Nobel laureate in literature Kazuo Ishiguro from 1989 for which Ishiguro was awarded the Booker Prize in the year of its first publication. In 2015, 82 international literary critics and scholars voted The Remains of the Day... Weiterlesen →

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Moral sentiment theory The passage is taken from the "Theory of moral feelings", in which Smith examines the way in which we approve or not approve the conduct of other people, by means of our sympathetic identification. In fact, we evaluate human behavior by judging the actions of others impartially, then transferring this evaluation onto... Weiterlesen →

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HUNDREDS OF SOLITUDE From Jose Arcadio to Aureliano, from the discovery of the ice to the decipherment of the scrolls of Melquíades: seven generations of Buendía pursue an inevitable destiny. With this tumultuous novel that uses the tones of fable, supported by a portentous language and a prodigious fantasy, Gabriel García Márquez has been able... Weiterlesen →

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The Grapes of Wrath is a novel by John Steinbeck. Published April 14, 1939 in New York, it is considered the masterpiece of the American writer, Nobel Prize for Literature in 1962. The story tells of the epic story of the 'biblical' transmigration of the Joad family, which is forced to abandon its farm in... Weiterlesen →

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View with grain of sand. The tender touch of a salt grain appears as a symbol of what is smaller and everyday, so often considered not worthy of attention because it is almost imperceptible with respect to the vision of the world, of the future. The Szymborska, does not conceal its constant amazement aimed at... Weiterlesen →

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Fiktionen Argentinian writer, poet, essayist, translator and academic, Borges has made a fundamental contribution to philosophical narrative and fantasy as a reinvention of reality, so much so that today Borges is an adjective to express the dreamlike, fantastic, bookish and labyrinthine. A false country discovered in "a pirate encyclopedia", Uqbar, and an imaginary planet, Tlön,... Weiterlesen →

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Poetry from silence He won the Nobel Prize in 2001. A Swedish poet and psychologist, his books have never been translated, except for a couple of volumes published by the publisher. To read Poetry from silence, a collection of poems that seem to emerge directly from the dream, with modernist and symbolist elements, but also... Weiterlesen →

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The garden of delights The garden of delights tells the proletarian America of the fifties and sixties, America white trash, greedy for social climbs and revenge, cyanotic for the fists set in by the bastards in the taverns and by life. Rye fields in the blazing sun of Arkansas. The hands tear the fruit from... Weiterlesen →

Jake

Jacob Barnett 20 years has an IQ (IQ = 170) higher than Einstein's, he is a particular boy, in all senses, and his story is no less. When his parents took him to school, he was told that his son would never be able to learn anything. In fact, a doctor soon diagnosed him with... Weiterlesen →

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The new world The novel begins with a visit from a school class to the incubation and conditioning center, where the embryos are created and indoctrinated. The director of the center explains to the children the conditioning methods used to create the perfect new members of society. There are five castes: Alfa, Beta, Gamma, Delta... Weiterlesen →

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Blindness Blindness (original title, in Portuguese: Ensaio sobre in Cegueira, literally Essay on blindness) is a novel by the writer and Nobel Prize for Portuguese literature José Saramago, published in 1995.In an unspecified time and place, suddenly the entire population becomes blind due to an inexplicable epidemic. Whoever is struck by this evil finds himself... Weiterlesen →

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To a God Unknown It was published in 1935 and tells the story of a farmer, Joseph Wayne, who leaves the old Vermont farm to cross America and settle with his brothers in a fertile valley in California. The events, sometimes cruel, that follow one another in the "promised land" reached by this indecipherable priest-colonist,... Weiterlesen →

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The Prophet From the preface by Carlo Bo: "What counts and strikes the reader in Gibran's speech today is the rest of his invocation, it is all that he derived from his impressions and his sorrows. If it had not been so, he would have remained in the context of the most tired and forbidden... Weiterlesen →

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Confessions of a Mask The protagonist is referred to in the story as Kochan, which is the diminutive of the author's real name: Kimitake. Being raised during Japan’s era of right-wing militarism and Imperialism, he struggles from a very early age to fit into society. Like Mishima, Kochan was born with a less-than-ideal body in... Weiterlesen →

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The old man and the sea One of the best known and most successful works of Ernest Hemingway is the novel called The Old Man and the Sea (original title The Old Man and The Sea), published in 1952 for the first time in the magazine Life. The author, thanks to the book, became famous... Weiterlesen →

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Letter to a child never born: The book is the tragic monologue of a woman who expects a child by looking at motherhood not as a duty but as a personal and responsible choice. A woman of whom neither the name nor the face nor the age nor the address is known: the only reference... Weiterlesen →

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