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The Magic Mountain (Thomas Mann)
Tempting to say that if The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann did not exist Literature would not be what it is today. Mann has created characters with such consistency, we began to se...

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Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
A fabulous classic, what I call great literature. The story centers on Jean Valjean, imprisoned for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his family with aggravated sentence for forced ...

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Crime and Punishment (Dostoiévski)
«Crime and Punishment» is for me Dostoyevsky´s masterpiece, one of the most influential writes of classical literature. The author takes us through the corridors of madness, hatred...

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The Idiot (Dostoiévski)
«The Idiot» is a timeless work of a great genius called Dostoyevsky. In this book, the author describes what can happen to a pure man when confronted with an «impure» context!

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Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
Gabriel Elígio Garciá falls for Luiza Márquez, but they face the opposition of his father, who tries to prevent the relationship by sending her daughter abroad. To keep the connect...

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Baltasar & Blimunda (José Saramago)
Memorial of the Convent is one of the best known novels of José Saramago and is probably the one that most contributed to the winning of the Literature Nobel Prize. The work presen...

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Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)
Begins: \"One morning, upon awakening from unsettling dreams, Gregório Samsa found himself transformed into a gigantic insect in bed. Lying on the back, so hard that seemed coated ...

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The Red and the Black (Stendhal)
The novel «The Red and the Black» written in 1830, is a masterpiece by Stendhal. The book revolves around Julien Sorel, an ambitious and unscrupulous young man, who is undoubtedly ...

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The stranger (Albert Camus)
It is a little-big book. Small in number of pages, the large size and the humanism that Camus (1913-1960) demonstrates. The story revolves around the trial of a man who did not cry...

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Anna Karenina (Leon Tolstoi)
Plot revolves around the story of adultery of a woman in nineteenth-century Russia and the analysis of society at that time. A beautiful book!

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The Wind Whistling in the Crane (Lídia Jorge)
The story centers around the relationship between Milene and Antonino Mata, key figures in the clash between two families of different roots and experiences. Milene is the central ...

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The Gospel According to Jesus Christ (José Saramago)
The Gospel According to Jesus Christ (1991) was, until Cain, Jose Saramago´s most controversial work. The book chronicles the life of Jesus, with emphasis on the relationship he ha...

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The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde)
The Picture of Dorian Gray tells the story of a young woman who becomes a model for a painting by the artist Basil Hallward. And then we have Lord Henry Wotton, an aristocrat who s...

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Orlando (Virginia Woolf)
The writer Virginia Woolf was born in London (1882) and is one of my references. Orlando, published in 1928, is the story of a young girl that, one day, wakes up a woman! A book to...

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The Bad Girl (Mario Vargas Llosa)
Antics of the Bad Girl is a love story full of comings and goings over four decades. A moving story with Mario Vargas Llosa at its best!

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Immortality (Milan Kundera)
Immortality offers us several plots in the form of testing and the ability to dive to the bottom of the ambiguity of the characters. It´s them but it could be us. Kundera - Czech a...

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Farewell Waltz (Milan Kundera)
Why is it called the Farewell Waltz? Why Kundera puts us to dance with seven characters and the contradictions of each, because it fills the book of things that swing between the b...

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The dying animal (Philip Roth)
Philip Roth is one of my favorite authors. «Dying Animal» was the second of several books I´ve ever read. Kepesh, art critic, sixty, apologist relationships without commitment, fal...

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Desert (Jean-Marie Le Clézio)
His name is Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clézio, won the Nobel for Literature in 2008.Went to Nigeria when he was eight years old, where his father, a doctor, was laid during World War II...

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Divorce A Buda (Sándor Márai)
Maybe? He wouldn´t be a doctor if he could not save her. It was a school thing... teach everywhere, a case in which we actually know something, we know we can help. Put down the sy...

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Sons and Lovers (D. H. Lawrence)
Brilliant novel by D. H. Lawrence. Sons and Lovers is the story Lawrence´s parent´s marital crises and the consequences resulting therefrom in the formation and character of their ...

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Portnoy´s Complaint (Philip Roth)
Alexander Portnoy confessed in a surprising and hilarious way. A theme around the Oedipus complex and prejudices even though we live in the XXI century. Philip Roth at his best!

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Nausea (Jean-Paul Sartre)
Through Antoine Roquentin - a lonely and troubled character - Sartre embraces the question of existentialism and the current that states that we exit even before our essence is def...

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The Slap (Christos Tsiolkas)
What may represent a slap - especially if given to a friend´s son - was the motto for the author to get a well-planned and widespread story. The Slap is a book with well-crafted ch...

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The Spell of India (Miguel Real)
Summary of an e-mail I sent to Miguel Real, right after I read the book: History, adventures, descriptions, feelings, colors, smells, a carriage full of events. An extraordinary n...

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In Praise of the Stepmother (Mário Vargas Llosa)
Mario Vargas Llosa is not content, he sharpens our senses to the point of staying suspended until the last line. And then we deeply sigh, already feeling sad for having to separate...

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Scenes From Village Life (Amos Oz)
Amos Oz introduces us to the characters of a village in seven peculiar stories. As we read and browse, we´re surprised by such enigmatic villagers. As the impatient Pessach Kedem, ...

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The Alexandria Quartet (Lawrence Durrell)
The Alexandria Quartet focuses on the story of Justin, banker Nessim´s wife, Leila, the banker´s mother, Justine, Balthazar, Clea and Mountolive, as well as a group of friends who ...

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The Marriage Plot (Jeffrey Eugenides)
Conjugal plot. By Jeffrey Eugenides, its more than a romance novel. The protagonists - Madeleine, a student of English Studies, Leonard, manic-depressive, and Mitchell, student of ...

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Far From The Madding Crowd (Thomas Hardy)
«Away from the Madding Crowd» is one of the most interesting novels of Thomas Hardy. Gabriel Oak falls for the beautiful Bathsheba but not only, will have to count on Troy sergeant...

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Pavilion of Women (Pearl Buck)
Pearl Buck, American , studied in Shanghai to fifteen years and worked in a Chinese shelter that housed slaves and female prostitutes .No wonder so tell us in his books of his deep...

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Butcher´s Crossing (John Williams)
Saturate the world and eager for adventure, young Will Andrews decides to travel to the West. There he meets a hunter, fur trader, who convinces him to take part in the biggest buf...

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The Feast of the Goat (Mario Vargas Llosa)
Thirty-one years of Trujillo dictatorship, the Benefactor, the generalissimo, the god of the Dominicans. The account of the persecution and reprisals suffered by the authors of the...

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Embers (Sándor Márai)
Embers,  one of the most admired and iconic novels by Sándor Márai, is a easy text, full of deep thoughts. Magic literary around a strong feeling that calls itself friendship. Embe...

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A Conversa de Bolzano (Sándor Márai)
A Hand Painted Masterpiece, brilliantly written. A Venetian nobleman who confronts power and runs away, creating jubilation and a reputation for irresistible seducer. And a pendin...

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A Insustentável Leveza do Ser (Milan Kundera)
& laquo; But man, because he has no sense of a life, has no chance to check his hypothesis through experiments, so that he will not know what to do, never made a mistake or obeyed...

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Cem Anos de Solidão (Gabriel Garcia Márquez)
"A hundred years of solitude", a book that deserves a hundred readings and a hundred reflections. & nbsp; We are talking about the novel that made Gabriel Garcia Márquez, Nobel la...

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Stoner (John Williams)
Reading "Stoner",a romance published in 1965 that fell into oblivion, was to discover John Williams, a great American author, discovered long after his death. & nbsp; The writing...

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Terra Abençoada (Pearl Buck)
Awarded with the Nobel Prize for Literature, Pearl Buck surprises in this book - as in many others - by the sublime form described in this beautiful and timeless classic, the life ...

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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (Robert Louis Stevenson)
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a gothic novella by the author Robert Louis Stevenson. The work is also known as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply Jekyll & Hyde. It is ...

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My Name is Red (Orhan Pamuk)
«My name is Red» is in appearance a detective novel... Seen from another perspective, it is ultimately a reflection between the cultures of the West and the East. It's fascinating ...

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The Right Woman (Sándor Márai)
The Right Woman , a book with a story told to four voices: her, the ex-wife; his husband; the lover who one day becomes a woman; of the lover of the lover, after the separation,...

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