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Helen Lane

Helen Lane

·3.79·11,316 Ratings
“ In the end only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you. ” ― Anonymous
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  • Makbara

    ·3.58·54 Ratings
    In Arabic, the word 'Makbara' refers to those parts of North African cemeteries where young couples go to get away from their elders and hang out. A celebration of Amour Fou, Makbara reveals Goytisolo's deep love for Arabic culture seen as sensuous and le
  • The Double Flame: Love and Eroticism

    ·4.21·561 Ratings
    In this series of essays Paz explores the intimate connection between sex, eroticism, and love in literature throughout the ages. Rich in scope, The Double Flame examines everything from taboo to repression, Carnival to Lent, Sade to Freud, original sin t
  • The Perpetual Orgy: Flaubert and Madame Bovary

    ·3.99·222 Ratings
    The book's first section is a tete-a-tete with Emma Bovary; the second traces the gestation and birth of the novel, as well as Flaubert's method, his mania for documentation, and the novel's literary sources; the third situates it in literary history. Var
  • Manifestoes of Surrealism

    ·3.93·1,695 Ratings
    Manifestoes of Surrealism is a book by André Breton, describing the aims, meaning, and political position of the Surrealist movement.The translators of this edition were finalists of the 1970 National Book Awards in the category of translation.
  • Santa Evita

    ·3.78·1,209 Ratings
  • In Praise of the Stepmother

    ·3.43·2,965 Ratings
    Mario Vargas Llosa, the internationally acclaimed author of The Storyteller, adds his own finely-tuned poetic polish to this erotic exploration of carnality in one family. He turns the proverbial romantic triangle on its ear to create this New York Times
  • Nobody Nothing Never

    ·4.17·64 Ratings
    During a stifling Argentinian summer, a horse-killer is on the loose. Cat Garay, heir to a once-prosperous, now dilapidated family and his lover Elisa protect a horse from certain mutilation and death. An intense sexual affair and a desultory hunt for the
  • I, the Supreme (Trilogía sobre el monoteísmo del poder #2)

    ·3.9·290 Ratings
    Latin America has seen, time and again, the rise of dictators, Supreme Leaders possessed of the dream of absolute power, who sought to impose their mad visions of Perfect Order on their own peoples. Latin American writers, in turn, have responded with fic
  • The Monkey Grammarian

    ·3.95·146 Ratings
    Written while the Nobel Prize–winning author was the Mexican ambassador to India, this is a dazzling mind-journey to the temple city of Galta, "a sumptuous feast of visual imagery" (SFChronicle). Hanuman, the red-faced monkey god and ninth grammarian of
  • Amalia

    ·3.58·164 Ratings
    Amalia is one of the most popular Latin American novels and, until recently, was required reading in Argentina's schools. It was written to protest the dictatorship of Juan Manuel de Rosas and to provide a picture of the political events during his regime
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