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Alfred MacAdam

Alfred MacAdam

·3.86·288,006 Ratings
“ Don't fear change. The surprise is the only way to new discoveries. Be playful! ” ― Gordana Biernat
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  • The Death of Artemio Cruz

    1962·
    ·3.86·5,596 Ratings
    Hailed as a masterpiece since its publication in 1962, The Death of Artemio Cruz is Carlos Fuentes's haunting voyage into the soul of modern Mexico. Its acknowledged place in Latin American fiction and its appeal to a fresh generation of readers have warr
  • The Orange Tree

    1995·
    ·3.66·293 Ratings
    In this collection of five novellas, the bestselling author of The Old Gringo provides a passionate and witty exploration of cultural identity and conflict. Exuberantly imaginative and unabashedly sensual. . . . Fuentes never fails to entertain, instruct-
  • Who Killed Palomino Molero?

    1998·
    ·3.53·2,373 Ratings
    This wonderful detective novel is set in Peru in the 1950s. Near an Air Force base in the northern desert, a young airman is found murdered. Lieutenant Silva and Officer Lituma investigate. Lacking a squad car, they have to cajole a local cabbie into taki
  • The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta

    1998·
    ·3.76·728 Ratings
    The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta is an astute psychological portrait of a modern revolutionary and a searching account of an old friend's struggle to understand him. First published in English in 1986, the novel probes the long and checkered history of ra
  • Final Exam

    2000·
    ·3.76·254 Ratings
    In its characters, themes, and preoccupations, Final Exam prefigures Cortazar's later fictions, including Blow-Up and his masterpiece, Hopscotch. Written in 1950 (just before the fall of Peron's government), it is Cortazar's allegorical, bitter, and melan
  • The Chase

    2001··Spanish
    ·3.62·113 Ratings
    Transcurre durante los 46 minutos que dura la ejecución de la «Sinfonía Heroica» de Beethoven en un teatro de La Habana donde se ha refugiado un joven que ha pasado del combate político a la acción terrorista y, mediante la tortura, a la traición.S
  • Season of Ash

    2009·
    ·3.71·96 Ratings
    Season of Ash puts a human face on the earth-shaking events of the late twentieth century: the Chernobyl disaster, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the end of Soviet communism and the rise of the Russian oligarchs, the cascading collapse of developing economi
  • A Universal History of the Destruction of Books: From Ancient Sumer to Modern-Day Iraq

    2008·
    ·3.96·308 Ratings
    A best-seller in Spain, Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, and Brazil: the first-ever world history of the destruction of books. A product of ten years of research and support from leading American and European universities, "A Universal History of the Destruc
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