Cultural genre books (189)


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Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe DE

Rating: 4     3 Votes
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
Den store tragedien om alkymisten og filosofen Faust er en av hjørnesteinenei tysk - og europeisk - litteratur. Det sentrale motivet er pakten Faust har inngått med djevelen: Faust skal få hjelp til å nå alle sine mål, men han skal miste sin sjel til det onde dersom han fristes til å holde fast ved øyeblikket og glemmer sin sannhetssøken og streben etter erkjennelse.

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Friend of my Youth by Amit Chaudhuri EN

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Country: Asia / India flag India
Description:
A novelist named Amit Chaudhuri visits his childhood home of Bombay. The city, reeling from the memory of the 2008 terrorist attacks, weighs heavily on Amit's mind, as does the unexpected absence of his childhood friend Ramu, a drifting, opaque figure who is Amit's last remaining connection to the city he once called home.

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Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon by Jorge Amado EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Description:
Ilhéus in 1925 is a booming town with a record cacao crop and aspirations for progress, but the traditional ways prevail. When Colonel Mendonça discovers his wife in bed with a lover, he shoots and kills them both. Political contests, too, can be settled by gunshot... No one imagines that a bedraggled migrant worker who turns up in town–least of all Gabriela herself–will be the agent of change. Nacib Saad has just lost the cook at his popular café and in desperation hires Gabriela. To his surprise she turns out to be a great beauty as well as a wonderful cook and an enchanting boon to his busi... continue

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Ghost Season : A Novel by Fatin Abbas EN

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Country: Africa / Sudan flag Sudan
Description:
A dynamic, beautifully orchestrated debut novel connecting five characters caught in the crosshairs of conflict on the Sudanese border. A mysterious burnt corpse appears one morning in Saraaya, a remote border town between northern and southern Sudan. For five strangers on an NGO compound, the discovery foreshadows trouble to come. South Sudanese translator William connects the corpse to the sudden disappearance of cook Layla, a northern nomad with whom he’s fallen in love. Meanwhile, Sudanese American filmmaker Dena struggles to connect to her unfamiliar homeland, and white midwestern aid wor... continue

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Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Europe / Norway flag Norway
Description:
The story of an elemental existence in rural Norway.

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Home Home by Lisa Allen-Agostini EN

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Description:
Fans of Monday's Not Coming and Girl in Pieces will love this award-winning novel about a girl on the verge of losing herself and the unlikely journey to recovery after she is removed from anything and everyone she knows to be home. Moving from Trinidad to Canada wasn't her idea. But after being hospitalized for depression, her mother sees it as the only option. Now, living with an estranged aunt she barely remembers and dealing with her "troubles" in a foreign country, she feels more lost than ever. Everything in Canada is cold and confusing. No one says hello, no one walks anywhere, and bus ... continue

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Homo Deus : by Yuval Noah Harari EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Israel flag Israel
Description:
THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLERSapiensshows us where we came from. Homo Deusshows us where we?re going.Yuval Noah Hararienvisions a near future in which we face a new set of challenges. Homo Deusexplores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century and beyond - from overcoming death to creating artificial life.It asks the fundamental questions- how can we protect this fragile world from our own destructive power? And what does our future hold?'Homo Deuswill shock you. It will entertain you. It will make you think in ways you had not thought before? Daniel Kahneman

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Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits by Laila Lalami EN

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Country: Africa / Morocco flag Morocco
Description:
Set in modern-day Morocco, the story of four vastly different Moroccans who illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable boat headed for Spain chronicles the circumstances that drive them to risk their lives and the rewards that may or may not prove to be worth the danger.


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How Beautiful We Were by Imbolo Mbue EN

Rating: 4     2 Votes
Country: Africa / Cameroon flag Cameroon
Description:
Set in the fictional African village of Kosawa, Imbolo Mbue tells the story of a people living in fear amidst environmental degradation wrought by an American oil company. The country's government, led by a brazen dictator, exists to serve its own interest only. Left with few choices, the people of Kosawa decide to fight back