La amiga estupenda Dos amigas 1

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ISBN: 9788426421449
Release Date: 2012-10-18
Number of pages: 392
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publisher: LUMEN

Download and read online La amiga estupenda Dos amigas 1 in PDF and EPUB Una joya de la literatura contemporánea que ya ha fascinado a más de medio millón de lectores en Italia y Estados Unidos. UNA SAGA MEMORABLE Con La amiga estupenda, Elena Ferrante inaugura una tetralogia deslumbrante que tiene como telón de fondo la ciudad de Nápoles a mediados del siglo pasado y como protagonistas a Lenù y Lila, dos jóvenes mujeres que están aprendiendo a gobernar su vida en un entorno donde la astucia, antes que la inteligencia, es el ingrediente de todas las salsas. La relación a menudo tempestuosa entre Lila y Lenù viene acompañada de un coro de voces que dan cuerpo a su historia y nos muestran la realidad de un barrio pobre, habitado por gente humilde que acata sin rechistar la ley del más fuerte, pero La amiga estupenda está lejos del realismo social: lo que aquí tenemos son unos personajes de carne y hueso, que nos intrigan y nos deslumbran por lafuerza y la urgencia de sus emociones. Por primera vez Ferrante aborda una narración muy amplia, poniendo en escena un verdadero tableau vivant donde no hay espacio para el tópico: todo es vida y todo respira al hilo de la mejor literatura. «El reto para quien escribe es llenar la distancia entre lo que vives y lo que cuentas, sentir físicamente el impacto de la narración...» Elena Ferrante Reseñas de autores, prensa y famosos que alaban la obra de Elena Ferrante: «Las novelas de Elena Ferrante me han tenido atado al sillón, leyendo y celebrando unas páginas donde la emoción nunca es banal: el dolor y la alegría de sentirse vivos están ahí para que el lector los haga suyos y todo lo que se dice es necesario, sin que sobre ni falte un solo adjetivo.» Juan Marsé «Todo el mundo debería leer cualquier cosa que lleve la firma de Elena Ferrante.» The Boston Globe «La primera obra italiana en décadas que se merece el Premio Nobel.» The Guardian «Elena Ferrante puede ser una de las mejores autoras de las que hayas oído hablar.» Time «Como Ana Karenina, Lila y Elena son volátiles, están llenas de deseo e ira. También rompen las convenciones domésticas, pero lo que me apasiona es que, en vez de erradicarlas, Ferrante las desarrolla en todo su caos y dolor.» Los Angeles Times «Ferrante es un fenómeno literario. Le han rendido pleitesía Zadie Smith, Juan Marsé o Ken Follet, entre otros.» Núria Escur, La Vanguardia «Yo... no tengo palabras para describir lo que se siente al descubrir un tesoro como éste. Los que disfrutáis con la lectura me entenderéis. ¿Cómo no conocía yo a Elena Ferrante? Su saga de Nápoles es fascinante.» Carmen Chaparro


My Brilliant Friend

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ISBN: 9781609458638
Release Date: 2012-09-25
Number of pages: 336
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online My Brilliant Friend in PDF and EPUB Book One in Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Quartet A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship. The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. Growing up on these tough streets the two girls learn to rely on each other ahead of anyone or anything else. As they grow, as their paths repeatedly diverge and converge, Elena and Lila remain best friends whose respective destinies are reflected and refracted in the other. They are likewise the embodiments of a nation undergoing momentous change. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between her protagonists, the unforgettable Elena and Lila. Ferrante is the author of three previous works of critically acclaimed fiction: The Days of Abandonment, Troubling Love, and The Lost Daughter. With this novel, the first in a tetralogy, she proves herself to be one of Italy’s great storytellers. She has given her readers a masterfully plotted page-turner, abundant and generous in its narrative details and characterizations, that is also a stylish work of literary fiction destined to delight her many fans and win new readers to her fiction.


A Manual for Cleaning Women

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ISBN: 9780374712860
Release Date: 2015-08-18
Number of pages: 432
Author: Lucia Berlin
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Download and read online A Manual for Cleaning Women in PDF and EPUB "I have always had faith that the best writers will rise to the top, like cream, sooner or later, and will become exactly as well-known as they should be-their work talked about, quoted, taught, performed, filmed, set to music, anthologized. Perhaps, with the present collection, Lucia Berlin will begin to gain the attention she deserves." -Lydia Davis A MANUAL FOR CLEANING WOMEN compiles the best work of the legendary short-story writer Lucia Berlin. With the grit of Raymond Carver, the humor of Grace Paley, and a blend of wit and melancholy all her own, Berlin crafts miracles from the everyday, uncovering moments of grace in the Laundromats and halfway houses of the American Southwest, in the homes of the Bay Area upper class, among switchboard operators and struggling mothers, hitchhikers and bad Christians. Readers will revel in this remarkable collection from a master of the form and wonder how they'd ever overlooked her in the first place.


The Story of the Lost Child

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ISBN: 9781609452964
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Number of pages: 480
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Story of the Lost Child in PDF and EPUB Book Four in Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Quartet “Nothing quite like this has ever been published before,” proclaimed The Guardian newspaper about the Neapolitan Novels in 2014. Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, the third book in the series, was an international best seller and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Its author was dubbed “one of the great novelists of our time” by the New York Times Book Review. This fourth and final installment in the series raises the bar even higher and indeed confirms Elena Ferrante as one of the world’s best living storytellers. Here is the dazzling saga of two women, the brilliant, bookish Elena and the fiery uncontainable Lila. In this book, both are adults; life’s great discoveries have been made, its vagaries and losses have been suffered. Through it all, the women’s friendship, examined in its every detail over the course of four books, remains the gravitational center of their lives. Both women once fought to escape the neighborhood in which they grew up—a prison of conformity, violence, and inviolable taboos. Elena married, moved to Florence, started a family, and published several well-received books. But now, she has returned to Naples to be with the man she has always loved. Lila, on the other hand, never succeeded in freeing herself from Naples. She has become a successful entrepreneur, but her success draws her into closer proximity with the nepotism, chauvinism, and criminal violence that infect her neighborhood. Yet somehow this proximity to a world she has always rejected only brings her role as unacknowledged leader of that world into relief. For Lila is unstoppable, unmanageable, unforgettable! Against the backdrop of a Naples that is as seductive as it is perilous and a world undergoing epochal change, this story of a lifelong friendship is told with unmatched honesty. Lila and Elena clash, drift apart, reconcile, and clash again, in the process revealing new facets of their friendship. The four volumes in this series constitute a long remarkable story that readers will return to again and again, and, like Elena and Lila themselves, every return will bring with it new discoveries.


The Story of a New Name

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ISBN: 9781609451479
Release Date: 2013-09-03
Number of pages: 480
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Story of a New Name in PDF and EPUB Book Two in Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Quartet In 2012, Elena Ferrante's My Brilliant Friend introduced readers to the unforgettable Elena and Lila, whose lifelong friendship provides the backbone for the Neapolitan Novels. The Story of a New Name is the second book in this series. With these books, which the New Yorker's James Wood described as "large, captivating, amiably peopled...a beautiful and delicate tale of confluence and reversal," Ferrante proves herself to be one of Italy's most accomplished storytellers. She writes vividly about a specific neighborhood of Naples from the late-1950s through to the current day and about two remarkable young women who are very much the products of that place and time. Yet in doing so she has created a world in which readers will recognize themselves and has drawn a marvelously nuanced portrait of friendship. In The Story of a New Name, Lila has recently married and made her enterée into the family business; Elena, meanwhile, continues her studies and her exploration of the world beyond the neighborhood that she so often finds stifling. Love, jealousy, family, freedom, commitment, and above all friendship: these are signs under which both women live out this phase in their stories. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila, and the pressure to excel is at times too much for Elena. Yet the two young women share a complex and evolving bond that is central to their emotional lives and is a source of strength in the face of life's challenges. In these Neapolitan Novels, Elena Ferrante, the acclaimed author of The Days of Abandonment, gives readers a poignant and universal story about friendship and belonging.


The Lost Daughter

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ISBN: 9781609451035
Release Date: 2008-03-01
Number of pages: 144
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Lost Daughter in PDF and EPUB "Elena Ferrante will blow you away."-Alice Sebold, author of The Lovely Bones From the author of The Days of Abandonment, The Lost Daughter is Elena Ferrante's most compelling and perceptive meditation on womanhood and motherhood yet. Leda, a middle-aged divorce, is alone for the first time in years when her daughters leave home to live with their father. Her initial, unexpected sense of liberty turns to ferocious introspection following a seemingly trivial occurrence. Ferrante's language is as finely tuned and intense as ever, and she treats her theme with a fierce, candid tenacity.


The Smile of the Lamb

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ISBN: 9781466803732
Release Date: 2003-08-01
Number of pages: 336
Author: David Grossman
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Download and read online The Smile of the Lamb in PDF and EPUB In a chorus of voices David Grossman's The Smile of the Lamb tells the story of Uri, an idealistic young Israeli soldier serving in an army unit in the small Palestinian village of Andal, in the occupied territories, and his relationship with Khilmi, a nearly blind old Palestinian storyteller. Gradually as the violent reality of the occupation that infects both the occupier and the occupied alike merges with the old man's stories, Uri, captivated by Khilmi's wisdom, tries to solve the riddles and deceits that make up his life. Originally published in Hebrew in 1983, The Smile of the Lamb is a novel of disillusionment and a piercing examination of injustice and dishonesty.


Frantumaglia

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ISBN: 9781609453046
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Number of pages: 224
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Frantumaglia in PDF and EPUB Named one of The Guardian's "Best Books of 2016" From the author of My Brilliant Friend This book invites readers into Elena Ferrante’s workshop. It offers a glimpse into the drawers of her writing desk, those drawers from which emerged her three early standalone novels and the four installments of My Brilliant Friend, known in English as the Neapolitan Quartet. Consisting of over 20 years of letters, essays, reflections, and interviews, it is a unique depiction of an author who embodies a consummate passion for writing. In these pages Ferrante answers many of her readers’ questions. She addresses her choice to stand aside and let her books live autonomous lives. She discusses her thoughts and concerns as her novels are being adapted into films. She talks about the challenge of finding concise answers to interview questions. She explains the joys and the struggles of writing, the anguish of composing a story only to discover that that story isn’t good enough. She contemplates her relationship with psychoanalysis, with the cities she has lived in, with motherhood, with feminism, and with her childhood as a storehouse for memories, impressions, and fantasies. The result is a vibrant and intimate self-portrait of a writer at work.


The Beach at Night

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ISBN: 9781609453718
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Number of pages: 48
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Beach at Night in PDF and EPUB Named one of The Guardian's "Best Books of 2016" From the author of My Brilliant Friend Elena Ferrante returns to a story that animated the novel she considers to be a turning point in her development as a a writer: The Lost Daughter. But this time the tale takes the form of a children's fable told from the point of view of the lost (stolen!) doll, Celina. Celina is having a terrible night, one full of jealousy for the new kitten, Minù, feelings of abandonment and sadness, misadventures at the hands of the beach attendant, and dark dreams. But she will be happily found by Mati, her child, once the sun rises. Accompanied by the oneiric illustrations of Mara Cerri, The Beach at Night is a story for all of Ferrante's many ardent fans.


Un mal nombre Dos amigas 2

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ISBN: 9788426400147
Release Date: 2013-09-05
Number of pages: 560
Author: Elena Ferrante
Publisher: LUMEN

Download and read online Un mal nombre Dos amigas 2 in PDF and EPUB Continúa la saga «Dos amigas», la historia de la amistad de dos mujeres que recorre los años más importantes del siglo XX. UNA SAGA MEMORABLE «Ella me demostró que yo no había ganado nada, simplemente porque en este mundo nuestro no había nada que ganar... y lo que de verdad valía la pena era verse de vez en cuando para que el sonido enloquecido de nuestras mentes fuera rebotando de la una a la otra sin parar.» «Ella» es una mujer hermosa, alocada, y su nombre es Lila. Es la misma niña que conocimos en La amiga estupenda, el primer tomo de esta espléndida saga y ahora, recién cumplidos los dieciséis años, acaba de casarse con un hombre al que desprecia. La otra, que la escucha, la sigue y sin querer la imita, es Lenù, una alumna brillante, empeñada en aprender de los libros todo aquello que Lila aprende de la vida a secas. Así, en este rebote de sensaciones, se desarrolla una amistad muy peculiar, una relación donde la complicidad es ley. Basta una mirada de Lila para que Lenù entienda qué pasa realmente en el dormitorio de su amiga. Basta una sonrisa para descubrir qué se esconde tras esos vestidos caros que se acoplan al cuerpo de Lila como un guante y provocan a los hombres del barrio. Basta un gesto para que Lenù sepa que Lila va a cometer una locura y nadie será capaz de detenerla. Nápoles, la ciudad que las ha visto crecer, es el escenario de esta comedia que tiene la fuerza de un drama y se quedará entre nosotros como una de las obras maestras de la literatura del siglo XXI. Reseñas de autores, prensa y famosos que alaban la obra de Elena Ferrante: «Siempre que disfruto con un libro, lo regalo, y ahora escogería una de las novelas de Elena Ferrante.» Ken Follett «Con su escritura le arranca la piel a la rutina.» The New York Times «Elena Ferrante ha escrito una historia de amor épica, destinada a formar parte de las grandes obras de la literatura Occidental.» Huffington Post «Los personajes femeninos de Ferrante son verdaderas obras de arte.» El País «Sé que me sumo tarde a la fiesta... ¡pero este libro es increíble!» James Franco


How to Make Books

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ISBN: 9780770434199
Release Date: 2012-06-06
Number of pages: 128
Author: Esther K. Smith
Publisher: Potter Craft

Download and read online How to Make Books in PDF and EPUB From zines you can fold in a minute to luxurious leather journals and sumptuous sketchbooks, How to Make Books will walk you through the easy basics of bookmaking. Whether you’re a writer, a scrapbooker, a political activist, or a postcard collector, let book artist Esther K. Smith be your guide as you discover your inner bookbinder. Using foolproof illustrations and step-by-step instructions, Smith reveals her time-tested techniques in a fun, easy-to-understand way.


Las Imperfectas

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ISBN: 9781101972465
Release Date: 2016-10-25
Number of pages: 192
Author: Cristy Marrero
Publisher: Vintage Espanol

Download and read online Las Imperfectas in PDF and EPUB "Somos un bonche de mujeres exitosas, algunas con los pies en la tierra, algunas con la cabeza en las nubes y otras con expectativas en el m�s all�. Todas fuertes, guapas y divertidas y por eso las respeto de coraz�n. Con o sin marido, mal folladas o felices, en espa�ol o en ingl�s, nuestra �nica intenci�n en la vida es dise�ar y construir un puente indestructible entre nuestros corazones y nuestras mentes." Somos Mar�a, Linda, Martita, Astrid, Gladys, Victoria, Yamila, Zulma, Elisa y Cecilia: diez mujeres, un camino... En este honesto (#nofilter) y humor�stico relato nos damos cuenta lo distintas que somos y c�mo, al mismo tiempo, queremos lo mismo: simplicidad, amor, paz, balance, celebrar nuestra feminidad, y saber que todo va a estar bien. Que s�lo podemos controlar nuestras intenciones, mas nunca los resultados. Aunque a veces nos cueste reconocer y escuchar por temor a ser vulnerables por temor a lo desconocido--a lo que ya est� escrito, rompemos estereotipos seg�n los vamos creando. As�, nos declaramos perfectamente imperfectas.


Too Much Happiness

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ISBN: 9781409016755
Release Date: 2010-08-17
Number of pages: 320
Author: Alice Munro
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Too Much Happiness in PDF and EPUB **Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature** These are beguiling, provocative stories about manipulative men and the women who outwit them, about destructive marriages and curdled friendships, about mothers and sons, about moments which change or haunt a life. Alice Munro's stories surprise and delight, turning lives into art, expanding our world and shedding light on the strange workings of the human heart.


I Am Pilgrim

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ISBN: 9781439177747
Release Date: 2014-05-27
Number of pages: 624
Author: Terry Hayes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online I Am Pilgrim in PDF and EPUB “I Am Pilgrim is simply one of the best suspense novels I’ve read in a long time.” —David Baldacci, #1 New York Times bestselling author “A big, breathless tale of nonstop suspense.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times “The pages fly by ferociously fast. Simply unputdownable.” —Booklist A breakneck race against time…and an implacable enemy. An anonymous young woman murdered in a run-down hotel, all identifying characteristics dissolved by acid. A father publicly beheaded in the blistering heat of a Saudi Arabian public square. A notorious Syrian biotech expert found eyeless in a Damascus junkyard. Smoldering human remains on a remote mountainside in Afghanistan. A flawless plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity. One path links them all, and only one man can make the journey. Pilgrim.


Casa Rossa

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ISBN: 9781407054322
Release Date: 2011-04-05
Number of pages: 352
Author: Francesca Marciano
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online Casa Rossa in PDF and EPUB This second novel by the author of the acclaimed Rules of the Wild is very much in the tradition of The Leopard or The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, a compelling story of three generations in twentieth-century Italy. Casa Rossa, the home of the Strada family, is a magnificent farmhouse standing amidst the olive groves of Puglia. The story opens as the house is being sold. Alina, the daughter entrusted with packing it up, is piecing together the fragments of her family's past. Her grandmother, Renee, a beautiful Tunisian pied noir, muse and model to Alina's painter grandfather, left him for a woman and fled to Paris. Her mother Alba, who grew up at Casa Rossa, marries a melancholic screenwriter, who dies in mysterious circumstances. And then there is her sister Isabella, once her best friend, who becomes a stranger caught up in a bitter fight for a dangerous ideology. The sisters' love for each other is always precarious, and in time shifts to a betrayal of which they can never speak. A haunting story of what happens when family secrets collide with history, Casa Rossa moves from the duplicity of Italy's role in the 1930s to the dark years of Red Brigade's terrorism in the seventies. Intricate, moving, suspenseful, Casa Rossa confirms Francesca Marciano as a writer of remarkable gifts.