Distant Parents, by Marina Jarre

Novel The Distant Parents

There was a time when Europe was an uncomfortable world to be born in, where children came into the world amidst nostalgia, uprooting, alienation and even the fear of their parents. Today the matter has shifted to other parts of the planet. The question is to take that view ...

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Hildegarda, by Anne Lise Marstrand-Jørgensen

Hildegarda's personality introduces us to the misty space of legend. Only there can the myths of saints and witches inhabit with the same relevance in our days. Because today a miracle to recover a blind man has the same trickery as a spell capable of ...

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The Law of Wolves, by Stefano de Bellis

It will be up to Luperca, the kind she-wolf who suckled Romulus and Remus. The point is that the incontrovertible legend fits perfectly into a part of the vision of the Roman Empire as an implacable but organized culture, with an instinct for survival and even perpetuation. Because there was no other civilization ...

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The 3 best books by Luis Zueco

I met Luis Zueco on a torrid and Zaragoza 23 April a few years ago. Dizzy readers passed by Paseo Independencia among so many books exhibited on that radiant Saint George's Day. Some requested the signature of rigor while others observed from the other side in case ...

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One day I will arrive in Sagres, by Nélida Piñón

As always, literature to the rescue of History. Nothing would be of learning about our past without the necessary screening of literature. Because historical fiction goes beyond the chronicles that underpin the events and their dates for devout believers in the officers. Nélida Piñón offers us ...

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Violeta, by Isabel Allende

In the hands of an author like Isabel Allende, history achieves this work of approaching a past full of teachings. Whether or not those teachings are valid, because in repeating mistakes we are recalcitrantly efficient. But hey ... Something similar happens with any narrator of historical fiction. Because many readers ...

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Madonna in a Fur Coat by Sabahattin Ali

Turkey is the great discovery of the pasty series of recent times. South American melodramas have given way to everyday stories of the most European Turkey. Not that this novel is going around, but there is something inspiring about the plot. Another different time but a similar dilemma ...

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The Awakening of Heresy, by Robert Harris

The moment always comes when every narrator of historical fictions ends up tackling the current thriller with its added suspense due to the dark setting of remote times. Robert Harris was not going to be an exception. In a society where faith and dogma have banished the ...

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