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When Marian Taylor takes a post as governess at Gaze Castle, a remote house on a desolate coast, she finds herself confronted with a number of weird mysteries and involved in a drama she only partly u…
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Se reúne en el presente volumen, por primera vez en un solo tomo, la totalidad de la obra narrativa en castellano de María Luisa Bombal, que le ha valido un lugar de excepciónen la literatura contempo…
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Jon y Katharina pasan el invierno en la costa cantábrica. Se alojan en la vieja casa familiar de él, demasiado grande para dos personas. Se sienten solos y, cuando Katharina se queda embarazada sin de…
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· 614 Ratings
Nonfiction. Fiction. Translated from the French by Victor Llona. DOWN BELOW is an account of Leonora Carrington's travels to Spain after having been declared "incurably insane." Carrington wrote and p…
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Evolution as a Religion (Routledge Classics)
According to The Guardian, Midgley is 'the foremost scourge of scientific pretentions in this country; someone whose wit is admired even by those who fee she sometimes oversteps the mark'. This book e…
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The Solitary Self: Darwin and the Selfish Gene
The first title to launch a new series of books, Heretics. Mary Midgley is the doyenne of British moral philosophers. The book is a formidable critique of the use of Darwin’s ideas in modern-day accou…
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Animals and Why They Matter
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Animals and Why They Matter examines the barriers that our philosophical traditions have erected between human beings and animals and reveals that the too-often ridiculed subject of animal rights is a…
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Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representations
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According to the Washington Post, no one who cares about contemporary African-American cultures can ignore bell hooks' electrifying feminist explorations. Targeting cultural icons as diverse as Madonn…
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Communitas: Means of Livelihood & Ways of Life
Communitas stands in a class by itself: a fresh and original theoretic contribution to the art of building cities. Such a book does not appear often... a witty, penetrating, provocative and, above all…
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Dirty Snow
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Nineteen-year-old Frank Friedmaier lives in a country under occupation. Most people struggle to get by; Frank takes it easy in his mother's whorehouse, which caters to members of the occupying forces.…
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The Reef
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Set mostly at a villa near Paris, "The Reef" is a story of complex morality and its intricately woven place in society. This narrative primarily follows George Darrow and Anna Leath, a young gentleman…
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Sleep of Memory
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The newest best-seller by Patrick Modiano is a beautiful tapestry that brings together memory, esoteric encounters, and fragmented sensations

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The American
3.68 avg. rating
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The American is a novel by Henry James, originally published as a serial in The Atlantic Monthly in 1876-77 and then as a book in 1877.
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Too Many Murders (Carmine Delmonico, #2)
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1967. The world teeters on the brink of nuclear hol…
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Photographic: The Life of Graciela Iturbide
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Farewell to the Muse: Love, War and the Women of Surrealism
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Amidst disillusioned saints hiding in wrestling rings, mothers burnt by glowing halos, and a Baby Nostradamus who sees only blackness, a gang of flower pickers heads off to war, led by a lonely man wh…
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Treacle Walker
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Treacle Walker is a stunning fusion of myth and folklore and an exploration of the fluidity of time, vivid storytelling that brilliantly illuminates an introspective young mind trying to make sense of…
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In February 2108, the New Zealand Rediscovery Expedition reaches California at last. It is over a century since the world was devastated by nuclear war, but the blight of radioactivity and disease sti…
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In Favor of the Sensitive Man and Other Essays
Here, in more than twenty essays, Nin shares her unique perceptions of people, places, and the arts. Includes several lectures and two interviews.
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Un tal Lucas
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Un tal Lucas no es un libro de cuentos, ni es una novela, ni es una obra miscelánea. Es un libro de Julio Cortázar. Es decir, se trata de un itinerario espiritual de lo cotidiano, de una carta de nave…
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The Master of Ballantrae
3.73 avg. rating
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Set in Scotland during the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion, in the exotic French Indies, and in the North American wilderness, the story has as its hero one of the most compelling yet horrifying studies of ev…
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The Touchstone
3.66 avg. rating
· 990 Ratings
Glennard had never thought himself a hero; but he had been certain that he was incapable of baseness.

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In "a strangely ageless world somewhere between Emily Dickinson and David Lynch" (Blake Butler), a cleaning woman at a museum of art nurtures aspirations to do more than simply dust the paintings arou…
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The remoter parts of the English Fens are forlorn, lost and damp even in the height of summer. At Iyot Lock, a large decaying house, two young cousins, Leonora and Edward are parked for the summer wit…
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Minor Hauntings: Chilling Tales of Spectral Youth
A cradle rocking itself in a dusty chamber; an echoing giggle from somewhere upstairs; the feeling of a small hand in yours in the wilderness of a misty moor... From the haunting children of The Shini…
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The Death of the Heart
3.68 avg. rating
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The Death of the Heart is perhaps Elizabeth Bowen's best-known book. As she deftly and delicately exposes the cruelty that lurks behind the polished surfaces of conventional society, Bowen reveals her…
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Canzone di Guerra
4.15 avg. rating
· 52 Ratings
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