The Grapes of Wrath

Furore (The Grapes of Wrath) is a novel by John Steinbeck. Published on April 14, 1939 in New York, it is considered the masterpiece of the American writer, Nobel Prize winner for literature in 1962. Bestseller number 1 in 1939 and 1940 in the USA, selling a total of 4 and a half million hardcover... Weiterlesen →

Divergent Thinking

Divergent or lateral thinking is characterized by the ability to generate multiple and ingenious solutions for the same problem. It is a spontaneous, fluid and non-linear mental concentration, which is based on curiosity and nonconformity. In reality it is also a very common way of thinking in children, for whom joy, imagination and freshness offer... Weiterlesen →

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The adventures of Augie March: (The Adventures of Augie March) is a novel written by Saul Bellow published in 1953, winner of the National Book Award. It is the story of Augie March's growth from childhood to a fairly stable though uncertain maturity. Augie has two brothers, Simon and George (with mental problems) and they... Weiterlesen →

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The shadow of the wind In 1945 the young protagonist, Daniel, lives with his father, owner of a modest used book store, in Barcelona. Daniel, who is also the main narrative voice of the novel, wakes up at the dawn of his eleventh anguished birthday because he no longer remembers the face of his mother,... Weiterlesen →

A hospital for injured turtles

At the turtle hospital in Marathon, Florida, vets are currently taking care of 42 sea turtles. "But five are coming," adds Bette Zirkelbach.The next day, he reports that five others are doing CT scans at a normal hospital - "the human hospital". The Turtle Hospital is a veterinary rehabilitation center that, since opening in 1986,... Weiterlesen →

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Narcissus and Goldmund Philosophy and Moral The contrast between nature and spirit, the fulcrum of the novel, lies in the path to the search for truth. Both Narciso, who represents the spirit, and Boccadoro, who represents nature, feel dissatisfied with their research because they use only the spirit or only the senses as a medium,... Weiterlesen →

The power of colors.

It is scientifically proven that our brain associates positive or negative sensations with the color of food according to a "mental past" that binds us to pleasant or unpleasant sensations experienced in the past; when a food comes in a different color from the one we are used to, we are immediately hit by a... Weiterlesen →

The history of plastic

The history of plastic begins in the 19th century, when, between 1861 and 1862, the Englishman Alexander Parkes, developing the studies on cellulose nitrate, isolates and patents the first semi-synthetic plastic material, which christens Parkesine (better known later like Xylonite). It is a first type of celluloid, used for the production of handles and boxes,... Weiterlesen →

Lucidity is Power

Artificial intelligence, ok. But also the fake news effect and the new migration scenarios. Yuval Noah Harari, the bestselling guru "Sapiens" and "Homo Deus", returns with "21 lessons for the 21st century". And this exclusive interview. Where, in 10 points, he warns: be careful, the more we go forward and the more we go back.... Weiterlesen →

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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 →

Letters,the lost value

Writing a letter is above all an extraordinary tool of self-analysis and reflection.Never as in front of a blank sheet (or screen) our thoughts unravel and reveal our true intentions.Writing a letter, then, is an act of great generosity towards the recipient because as we write we constantly think of him who will read us,... 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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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 →

Basic Editing

Rewrite DNA and cure all diseases? For the first time in history, a new scientific discovery on DNA will correct genetic defects in human embryos Sun Yat-Sen University's team immediately contacted the BBC to communicate the new scientific discovery. The University team carried out a highly precise "chemical surgery" on human embryos which enabled a... 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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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 →

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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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