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Bienvenidos A Occidente

Author: Mohsin Hamid
Publisher: RESERVOIR BOOKS
ISBN: 8416709971
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Bienvenidos a Occidente es una bellísima fábula sobre los refugiados, una novela con una sólida posición ética que nos cuestiona en qué mundo queremos vivir. Por Mohsin Hamid, uno de los autores más reputados de la actualidad. La historia de amor furtivo de Nadia y Said tiene lugar en una ciudad llena de puntos de control y bombas. Es un laberinto humano donde, al empezar la guerra civil, surgen extrañas habladurías: «rumores sobre puertas que podían llevarlo a uno a otro lugar, concretamente a lugares remotos, alejados de aquella trampa mortal de país». En una historia épica de tremenda actualidad, esta insólita pareja de amantes huirá para recalar primero en Mikonos y luego ir desplazándose hacia el oeste, compartiendo el periplo vital de millones de personas que sufren en sus carnes el rechazo (o, en ocasiones, la bienvenida) de Occidente. Reseñas: «Dinámica y lapidaria. Una novela absorbente.» Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times «Elegante y actual. Hamid es un escritor tan romántico como político: en el centro de sus novelas siempre late una historia de amor.» Louis Wise, The Sunday Times «Una obra maestra, que estira los límites de lo verosímil para hablar del lugar en el mundo que ocupan inmigrantes y refugiados. Pero es también una novela asentada en lo real. Un libro bellísimo.» Michael Chabon «En el corazón de la novela, la cuestión moral sobre los derechos migratorios llega donde ninguna otra obra ha llegado todavía.» Josephine Livingstone, The New Republic «Impresionante. Bienvenidos a Occidente confirma la reputación de Hamid como ventrílocuo genial e implicado en los asuntos más urgentes de nuestro tiempo.» Andrew Motion, The Guardian «Extraordinaria.» Zadie Smith «Lo que sitúa a Bienvenidos a Occidente en la élite de la novela contemporánea es su manera de narrar,como ningún otro libro, lo que está sucediendo hoy y forma parte ya de la Historia.» Davide Piacenza, Rivista Studio «Necesitamos más escritores como Hamid. No nos conduce a la utopía, sino a la puerta de un futuro cercano donde se entrevén siluetas de forasteros: solo hay que cruzar el umbral y conocerlos.» Viet Thanh Nguyen

Discontent And Its Civilizations

Author: Mohsin Hamid
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 069818503X
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From the bestselling author of How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, and Exit West, coming in March 2017, “a near-perfect essay collection, filled with insight, compassion, and intellect." (NPR) Mohsin Hamid’s brilliant, moving, and extraordinarily clever novels have not only made him an international bestseller, they have earned him a reputation as a “master critic of the modern global condition” (Foreign Policy). His stories are at once timeless and of-the-moment, and his themes are universal: love, language, ambition, power, corruption, religion, family, identity. Here he explores this terrain from a different angle in essays that deftly counterpoise the personal and the political, and are shot through with the same passion, imagination, and breathtaking shifts of perspective that gives his fiction its unmistakable electric charge. A “water lily” who has called three countries on three continents his home—Pakistan, the birthplace to which he returned as a young father; the United States, where he spent his childhood and young adulthood; and Britain, where he married and became a citizen—Hamid writes about overlapping worlds with fluidity and penetrating insight. Whether he is discussing courtship rituals or pop culture, drones or the rhythms of daily life in an extended family compound, he transports us beyond the scarifying headlines of an anxious West and a volatile East, beyond stereotype and assumption, and helps to bring a dazzling diverse global culture within emotional and intellectual reach.

How To Get Filthy Rich In Rising Asia

Author: Mohsin Hamid
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110160378X
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"Mr. Hamid reaffirms his place as one of his generation's most inventive and gifted writers." –Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times "A globalized version of The Great Gatsby . . . [Hamid's] book is nearly that good." –Alan Cheuse, NPR "Marvelous and moving." –TIME Magazine From the internationally bestselling author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist and Exit West, the boldly imagined tale of a poor boy’s quest for wealth and love His first two novels established Mohsin Hamid as a radically inventive storyteller with his finger on the world’s pulse. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia meets that reputation—and exceeds it. The astonishing and riveting tale of a man’s journey from impoverished rural boy to corporate tycoon, it steals its shape from the business self-help books devoured by ambitious youths all over “rising Asia.” It follows its nameless hero to the sprawling metropolis where he begins to amass an empire built on that most fluid, and increasingly scarce, of goods: water. Yet his heart remains set on something else, on the pretty girl whose star rises along with his, their paths crossing and recrossing, a lifelong affair sparked and snuffed and sparked again by the forces that careen their fates along. How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia is a striking slice of contemporary life at a time of crushing upheaval. Romantic without being sentimental, political without being didactic, and spiritual without being religious, it brings an unflinching gaze to the violence and hope it depicts. And it creates two unforgettable characters who find moments of transcendent intimacy in the midst of shattering change.

Exit West

Author: Mohsin Hamid
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735212201
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"In a country teetering on the brink of civil war, two young people meet--sensual, fiercely independent Nadia and gentle, restrained Saeed. They embark on a furtive love affair, thrust into premature intimacy by the unrest roiling their city. When it explodes, turning familiar streets into a patchwork of checkpoints and bomb blasts, they begin to hear whispers about doors--doors that can whisk people far away, if perilously and for a price. As violence and the threat of violence escalate, Nadia and Saeed decide that they no longer have a choice. Leaving their homeland and their old lives behind, they find a door and step through. An epic compressed into a slender page-turner, Exit West is both completely of our time and for all time."--

An Unreliable Man

Author: Jostein Gaarder
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 1474605842
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From the creative genius of Jostein Gaarder, author of modern classic Sophie's World, comes a novel about loneliness and the power of words Jakop is a lonely man. Divorced from his wife, with no friends apart from his constant companion Pelle, he spends his life attending the funerals of people he doesn't know, obscuring his identity in a web of improbable lies. As his addiction spirals out of control, he is forced to reconcile his love of language and stories with the ever more urgent need for human connection. An Unreliable Man is a moving and thought-provoking novel about loneliness and truth, about seeking a place in the world, and about how storytelling gives our lives meaning. Decades after his global bestseller Sophie's World, Jostein Gaarder has written a poignant and funny book for our times - full of life and hope. Praise for Sophie's World 'A TOUR DE FORCE' Time 'EXTRAORDINARY' Newsweek 'A UNIQUE POPULAR CLASSIC' The Times 'A SIMPLY WONDERFUL, IRRESISTIBLE BOOK' Daily Telegraph

Discontent And Its Civilizations

Author: Mohsin Hamid
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
ISBN: 9780241146316
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From the author of the novels Moth Smoke, The Reluctant Fundamentalist and How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, here is an essential series of dispatches from the East, the West and the In Between. Divided into sections called 'Life', 'Politics' and 'Art', Discontent and its Civilisations collects the very best of Mohsin Hamid's writing on subjects as diverse, but always interrelated, as Pakistan; fatherhood; the death of Osama Bin Laden; the meaning of 'home'; the migrant life; religion and nationality; and the fault lines of our dangerously fragile geopolitical world. Unified by the author's distinctively humane, clear-headed, wise and witty voice, the book makes a compelling case for recognizing our common humanity while relishing our diversity -- both as readers and citizens; for resisting the artificial mono-identities of religion or nationality or race; and for always judging a country or nation by how it treats its minorities, as 'Each individual human being is, after all, a minority of one'. 'A man born to write.' Dave Eggers 'The new voice of a changing continent. A writer at the top of his game.' Metro 'A master critic of the modern global condition.' Foreign Policy

Bufo Spallanzani

Author: Rubem Fonseca
Publisher: Dutton Adult
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When Gustavo Flavio, a popular novelist, becomes the chief suspect in the murder of a millionaire's wife, he is determined not to reveal the secrets of his past

Utopia For Realists

Author: Rutger Bregman
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316471909
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Universal basic income. A 15-hour workweek. Open borders. Does it sound too good to be true? One of Europe's leading young thinkers shows how we can build an ideal world today. After working all day at jobs we often dislike, we buy things we don't need. Rutger Bregman, a Dutch historian, reminds us it needn't be this way-and in some places it isn't. Rutger Bregman's TED Talk about universal basic income seemed impossibly radical when he delivered it in 2014. His April 2017 talk continues to make the provocative case, detailing the idea's 500-year history and even its brief success in a forgotten trial in Manitoba in the 1970s. Nearly a million views later, guaranteed basic income is being seriously considered by leading economists and government leaders the world over. It's just one of the many utopian ideas that Bregman proves is possible today. Utopia for Realists is one of those rare books that takes you by surprise and challenges what you think can happen. From a Canadian city that once completely eradicated poverty, to Richard Nixon's near implementation of a basic income for millions of Americans, Bregman takes us on a journey through history, and beyond the traditional left-right divides, as he champions ideas whose time have come. Every progressive milestone of civilization-from the end of slavery to the beginning of democracy-was once considered a utopian fantasy. Bregman's book, both challenging and bracing, demonstrates that new utopian ideas, like the elimination of poverty and the creation of the fifteen-hour workweek, can become a reality in our lifetime. Being unrealistic and unreasonable can in fact make the impossible inevitable, and it is the only way to build the ideal world.

Kingdom Come A Novel

Author: J. G. Ballard
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0871404745
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“J.G. Ballard is the undisputed laureate of suburban psychosis. . . . A brilliant novel.”—Literary Review A violent novel filled with insidious twists, Kingdom Come follows the exploits of Richard Pearson, a rebellious, unemployed advertising executive, whose father is gunned down by a deranged mental patient in a vast shopping mall outside Heathrow Airport. When the prime suspect is released without charge, Richard’s suspicions are aroused. Investigating the mystery, Richard uncovers at the Metro-Centre mall a neo-fascist world whose charismatic spokesperson is whipping up the masses into a state of unsustainable frenzy. Riots frequently terrorize the complex, immigrant communities are attacked by hooligans, and sports events mushroom into jingoistic political rallies. In this gripping, dystopian tour de force, J.G. Ballard holds up a mirror to suburban mind rot, revealing the darker forces at work beneath the gloss of consumerism and flag-waving patriotism.