Cultural genre books (188)


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Sand Talk : How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World by Tyson Yunkaporta EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
Originally published as 'Sand Talk' in Australia in 2019 by The Text Publishing Company.

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Selected Poems by Octavio Paz, G. Aroul EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Description:
Octavio Paz, asserts Eliot Weinberger in his introduction to these Selected Poems, is among the last of the modernists "who drew their own maps of the world." For Latin America's foremost living poet, his native Mexico has been the center of a global mandala, a cultural configuration that, in his life and work, he has traced to its furthest reaches: to Spain, as a young Marxist during the Civil War; to San Francisco and New York in the early 1940s; to Paris, as a surrealist, in the postwar years; to India and Japan in 1952, and to the East again as his country's ambassador to India from 1962 t... continue

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Seven Hanged by Leonid Andreyev EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Russia flag Russia
Description:
'It was like walking along the knife-edge of the highest possible mountain range, seeing life on one side and death on the other in the form of two deep, gorgeous and gleaming seascapes.' This astonishing novella from 1908, newly translated for Little Black Classics by War and Peace translator Anthony Briggs, probes the emotions and experiences of seven people condemned to death in Tsarist Russia. A powerful and subtle exploration of the morality of capital punishment, it was a bestseller at the time, and, in a strange quirk of history, influenced the conspirators in the cataclysmic assassinat... continue

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Sit Down and Listen

Sit Down and Listen: Stories from South Africa by Ellen Kuzwayo EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Description:
'For so many years now,' writes the author of this delightful collection, 'we have owned our stories while owning so little else.' Ellen Kuzwayo's autobiography Call Me Woman was an international bestseller. At last we hear her extraordinarily distinct voice again, this time in a series of stories culled from her rich personal experience as community leader, social worker, teacher and black woman in South Africa. These tales explore the complex life of contemporary black South Africa through the traditional form of story-telling. But the stories themselves are no... continue

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Small Country : A Novel by Gaël Faye EN

Rating: 4     7 Votes
Country: Africa / Burundi flag Burundi
Description:
Already an international sensation and prize-winning bestseller in France, an evocative coming-of-age story of a young boy, a lost childhood and a shattered homeland. SHORTLISTED FOR THE ALBERTINE PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY ESQUIRE • LONGLISTED FOR THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN FICTION • LONGLISTED FOR THE ASPEN WORDS LITERARY PRIZE Burundi, 1992. For ten-year-old Gabriel, life in his comfortable expatriate neighborhood of Bujumbura with his French father, Rwandan mother and little sister Ana, is something close to paradise. These are carefree days of laug... continue

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Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Høeg EN

Rating: 4     5 Votes
Country: Europe / Denmark flag Denmark
Description:
She thinks more highly of snow and ice than she does of love. She lives in a world of numbers, science and memories--a dark, exotic stranger in a strange land. And now Smilla Jaspersen is convinced she has uncovered a shattering crime... It happened in the Copenhagen snow. A six-year-old boy, a Greenlander like Smilla, fell to his death from the top of his apartment building. While the boy's body is still warm, the police pronounce his death an accident. But Smilla knows her young neighbor didn't fall from the roof on his own. Soon she is following a path of clues as clear to her as footsteps ... continue

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Snares Without End by Olympe Bhêly-Quénum EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Africa / Benin flag Benin
Description:
A novel, also a philosophical tale in which destiny entraps the innocent protagonist and holds him fast. Some readers have found an affinity in it with Camus' notion of the absurd, while others have preferred to dwell on its evocation of country life in northern Dahomey and the importance of music in the farmers' daily life. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Strait is the Gate by André Gide EN

Rating: 5     1 Vote
Country: Europe / France flag France
Description:
Jerome Palissier, a delicate boy, spends many summers at his uncle's house in Normandy, where the whole world seems steeped in azure. There he falls deeply in love with his cousin Alissa and she with him. But gradually Alissa becomes convinced that Jerome's love for her is endangering his soul.


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Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa EN

Rating: 5     4 Votes
Country: Asia / Japan flag Japan