The great novel of the American dream, of “the universal eligibility to be noble,” Saul Bellow’s third book charts the picaresque journey of one schemer, chancer, romantic, and holy fool: Augie March. Awarded the National Book Award in 1953, The Adventures of Augie March remains one of the classics of American literature.
Una de las colecciones literarias más importantes del siglo veinte, los dieciocho cuentos contenidos en la obra Ficciones de Jorge Luis Borges invitan al lector a reexaminar sus previas suposiciones y preocupaciones relativas a la naturaleza del universo. A través de relatos que a veces toman la forma de un procedimiento policial lleno de intriga, o a veces de una aventura romántica, las ficciones de Borges siempre se desarrollan en un juego elegante de espejos y especulaciones metafísicas.
One of the most important literary collections of the 20th Century, the eighteen stories contained in Borges’ Ficciones invite the reader to reexamine his or her previously held assumptions and concerns about the nature of the universe. In narratives that sometimes take the form of a police procedural full of intrigue, sometimes of a romantic adventure story, Borges’s fictions always unfold in an elegant game of mirrors and metaphysical speculations.
William S. Burroughs’ first novel describes the relentless travels of William Lee through the dizzying, drug-addled neighborhoods of 1940’s New York, New Orleans, and Mexico City. Junky is an unabashedly honest account of the ghostly and extraordinary world of the heroin addict.
Told from the multiple perspectives of two Ojibwe families, Love Medicine gives voice to the blessings and the burdens of kinship. Erdrich introduces the Kashpaws and the Lamartines – men and women whose lives are a testament to the endurance of a people and the sorrows of history. Love Medicine is the first of Louise Erdrich's polysymphonic novels set in North Dakota – a landscape that, in Erdrich's hands, has become as iconic as William Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha County.
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat brings together twenty-four of Oliver Sacks’s most fascinating and beloved case studies. The patients in these pages are confronted with almost inconceivably strange neurological disorders; in Sacks’s telling, their stories are a profound testament to the adaptability of the human brain and the resilience of the human spirit.
In Evelyn Waugh’s classic novel, the glittering world of the British aristocracy is seen through the eyes of Charles Ryder, enthralled with his decadent Oxford schoolmate Sebastian Flyte. At Brideshead, Sebastian’s grand country estate, Charles is drawn into the doomed life of privilege of the Marchmains and their four eccentric children.