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Chico no es un cobarde

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El corazón del desierto (Su...

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Vida cotidiana (El artista ...

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Muerte y monstruos

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rare, un libro raro sobre a...

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Courtyard (Science Fiction & Fantasy)
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Description: A strange love story in a mysterious courtyard.
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We took away your art because we thought it would reveal your souls. Or to put it more finely, we did it to prove you had souls at all.”
WARNING: SPOILER ALERT! Kathy and Tommy’s cherished wish to have some extra time together depends on the correctness of their theory about the Gallery and their artwork. This is the moment when it becomes clear they’ve been mistaken, that they’ve been hoping in vain. What’s more, the truth they now discover tells them something very dark about their real place in the world. It’s interesting to me today that Kathy and Tommy have different responses to what should be a shattering revelation from Miss Emily. Tommy can’t immediately take it in. His touching trust in the idea – against all the ...more
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When I watched you dancing that day, I saw something else. I saw a new world coming rapidly. More scientific, efficient, yes. More cures for the old sicknesses. Very good. But a harsh, cruel world. And I saw a little girl, her eyes tightly closed, holding to her breast the old kind world, one that she knew in her heart could not remain, and she was holding it and pleading, never to let her go. That is what I saw. It wasn’t really you, what you were doing, I know that. But I saw you and it broke my heart. And I’ve never forgotten.”
I have to admit I was never fully committed to the idea expressed here by Madame: that the world of NLMG was ‘more scientific, efficient’, but also more ‘harsh, cruel’ than those that had come before. Less ‘scientific’ eras have produced genocide, slavery, cruelty and horror on a scale Kathy and Tommy would find hard to comprehend. The dystopian aspects of the novel were, I feel, essentially a convenient device – something to allow me to create the metaphor about mortality and the human condition for which I was striving. However, as often happens in the writing of a novel, secondary themes ...more
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It’s sixteen years since this book was published. Looking back now, it occurs to me there was another reason for my choice of title quite separate from anything I’ve said above. I think I wanted a song title because I was reaching not so much for a set of ideas as for a set of emotions. Of course, in a book like this the ideas have to be clearly in place or no emotion can emerge. But glancing through these pages now, I think that, much more than with many of my other books, my goal was to nail a feeling that I almost knew, but that still remained elusive to me.
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Madeleine L'Engle
“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.”
Madeleine L'Engle

Shelby Foote
“A university is just a group of buildings gathered around a library.”
Shelby Foote

Amélie Nothomb
“Deje de decir nosotros, tenga la valentía de decir yo.”
Amélie Nothomb, Acide sulfurique

Amélie Nothomb
“En su campo de hombres, Gary veía a detenidos como él convertirse en pobres salvajes, en animales agonizantes. Lo que pensaban era una tragedia todavía más grave que lo que soportaban. Ser conscientes de ello era su peor tormento. Permanentemente humillados por la porción congrua de humanidad a la que se veían reducidos, aspiraban a la muerte. Hasta el día en que uno de ellos tuvo una idea genial: inventó el personaje de la dama.

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Decidió que en adelante todos vivirían como si entre ellos hubiera una dama, una auténtica dama, con la que conversarían con los honores reservados a una persona de su posición y ante la cual uno temería no estar a la altura. Este invento de la imaginación fue adoptado por todos. Así se hizo.

Poco a poco, constataron que estaban salvados: a base de vivir en la elevada compañía de la dama ficticia, habían reconstituido la civilización. En las comidas, en las que los alimentos no valían mucho más que los nuestros, volvieron a conversar entre ellos, a dialogar, a escuchar a los demás con atención. Se dirigían a la dama con consideración para contarle cosas dignas de ella. Incluso cuando no hablaban con ella, se acostumbraban a la idea de vivir bajo su mirada, a tener una actitud que no resultara decepcionante para unos ojos semejantes.

Aquel renovado fervor no pasó desapercibido para los kapos, que escucharon rumores respecto a la presencia de una dama e iniciaron una investigación. Registraron hasta el último rincón del campo y no encontraron a nadie. Aquella victoria mental de los prisioneros les permitió resistir hasta el final.”
Amélie Nothomb, Acide sulfurique

Julie Maroh
“… El azul de tu mirada y el azul de tus cabellos que hechizaron las noches de mi adolescencia todo el tiempo en que te amé sin atreverme a vivir ese amor.”
Julie Maroh, Le bleu est une couleur chaude




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