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The Sicilian Vespers by Steven Runciman
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Steve Runciman is one of those authors in the tradition of Stefan Sweig, half historian, half journalist, who doesn't seem to care much about academia and is determined, on the contrary, to write an enjoyable book. And by God, he succeeds.
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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
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I dont care much about literature. I really dont care about beauty in the expression, or metaphors or alliteration.
I do like stories, though. I like good narrators. And you can tell a writer is a good narrator from the first sentence of the book. We
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Guerra y Paz by Leo Tolstoy
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Millennium by Tom Holland
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Very enjoyable book on one of the turning points in the history of Europe, and surely the least known by the general public: the second half of the 11th century, the Investiture Controversy, the rise of the Papacy and the triumph of Cluny.
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History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
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"La Guerra del Peloponeso" es como el paso de las estaciones, como la belleza aterradora de un pico helado: se diría obra de una mente no humana. Tucídides escribe con la misma frialdad y el mismo distanciamiento acerca de una expedición espartana (" ...more
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A Man of the People by Chinua Achebe
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Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
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Deathless by Catherynne M. Valente
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“I am the Wind that blows across the Sea
I am the Wave of the Ocean
I am the Murmur of the Billows
I am the Bull of the Seven Combats
I am the Vulture on the Rock
I am a Ray of the Sun
I am the Fairest of Flowers
I am a Wild Boar in Valour
I am a Salmon in the Pool
I am a Lake on the Plain
I am the Skill of the Craftsman
I am a Word of Science
I am the Spear-point that gives Battle
I am the god who creates in the head of man the Fire of Thought.
Who is it that Enlightens the Assembly upon the mountain, if not I?
Who tells the ages of the moon, if not I?
Who shows the place where the sun goes to rest, if not I?
Who calls the cattle from the House of Tethra?
On whom do the cattle of Tethra smile?
Who is the god that fashions enchantments - the enchantment of battle and the wind of change?
― Amergin”
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