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Leaf Storm and Other Stories by Gabriel García Márquez
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"There's a moment when siesta time runs dry. Even the secret, hidden, minute activity of the insects ceases at that precise instant; the course of nature comes to a halt; creation stumbles on the brink of chaos and women get up, drooling, with the fl ...more
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Three Novels by Willem Elsschot
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Will o' the Wisp is a timeless piece of literature. At a mere 50 pages, it forms the concentrated statement of the themes that run through all Elsschot's work, and that here take on a mythical, even mystical quality.

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Post-Digital Print – The Mutation of Publishing Since 1894 by Alessandro Ludovico
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An inspiring book for those who like to do their reading on paper, Alessandro Ludovico's 'Post-Digital Print' offers much-needed nuance in the 'print is dead' debate. After all, books still offer "the very best 'interface' ever designed".

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Travels with Herodotus by Ryszard Kapuściński
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The antidote to spatial and temporal provincialism is travel, seeing the world and reading the classics. Kapuściński and Herodotus make great travel companions, both humbling and inspiring.

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Wieviel Globalisierung verträgt der Mensch? by Rüdiger Safranski
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Safranski's book remains an important voice in any serious discussion of globalization, both for his anthropological perspective and his philosophical context. A decade on, his conclusion still stands, uncomfortably and urgently in need of further se ...more
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Speer by Esther Vilar
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'Speer' uses a clever mix of history and fiction to portray Albert Speer as a modern manager without a conscience, in effect dramatizing the profile of The Observer, which concluded prophetically: "This is their age; the Hitlers and Himmlers we may g ...more
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Speer by Esther Vilar
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Adonis by Adonis
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The Syrian-Lebanese poet Adonis, whose work spans over half a century and who has been hailed "the greatest living poet of the Arab world", recited his work at the Poetry International Festival Rotterdam on Friday, which also saw the premiere of a do ...more
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Adonis by Adonis
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The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet by David Mitchell
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In 'Thousand Autumns' Mitchell skillfully weaves together a fictional story and historical events, and his detailed account of daily life on the island is impressive, even if his style gets rather awkward at times. But the historical events often see ...more
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