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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...

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Conversations in Bolzano (Sándor Márai)
A Hand Painted Masterpiece, brilliantly written. A Venetian nobleman who confronts power and runs aw...

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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 Dominic...

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being (Milan Kundera)
But man, because he has no sense of a life, has no chance to check his hypothesis through experiment...

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Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)
Begins: \"One morning, upon awakening from unsettling dreams, Gregório Samsa found himself transfor...

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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...

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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 lov...

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Nausea (Jean-Paul Sartre)
Through Antoine Roquentin - a lonely and troubled character - Sartre embraces the question of existe...

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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 cont...

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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 tr...

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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 ...

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Julia Lambert, a talented and sensual London theater actress in the 30's, meets through her husband ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. &...

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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 brows...

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Crime and Punishment (Dostoiévski)
«Crime and Punishment» is for me Dostoyevsky´s masterpiece, one of the most influential writes of...

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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...

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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,...

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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 th...

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The Marriage Plot (Jeffrey Eugenides)
Conjugal plot. By Jeffrey Eugenides, its more than a romance novel. The protagonists - Madeleine, a ...

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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...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ev...

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Portnoy´s Complaint (Philip Roth)
Alexander Portnoy confessed in a surprising and hilarious way. A theme around the Oedipus complex an...

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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-...

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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. Th...

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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 wor...

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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, descr...

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The Idiot (Dostoiévski)
«The Idiot» is a timeless work of a great genius called Dostoyevsky. In this book, the author desc...

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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 th...

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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 ultima...

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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 m...

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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 th...

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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...

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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...

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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 hou...

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Orlando (Virginia Woolf)
The writer Virginia Woolf was born in London (1882) and is one of my references. Orlando, published ...

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Les Miserables (Victor Hugo)
A fabulous classic, what I call great literature. The story centers on Jean Valjean, imprisoned for ...

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Stoner (John Williams)
Reading "Stoner",a romance published in 1965 that fell into oblivion, was to discover John William...

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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 -...

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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 ...

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