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Recommendations from 5 articles, Richard Branson, Naval Ravikant, Lewis Cantley.
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The Argentina Reader
History, Culture, Politics (The Latin America Readers)
Gabriela Nouzeilles - Dec 25, 2002
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Excessively European, refreshingly European, not as European as it looks, struggling to overcome a delusion that it is European. Argentina—in all its complexity—has often been obscured by variations of the "like Europe and not like the rest of Latin America" cliché. The Argentina Reader deliberately breaks from that viewpoint. This essential introd...
Jorge Luis Borges - Feb 01, 1994 (first published in 1944)
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The seventeen pieces in Ficciones demonstrate the whirlwind of Borges's genius and mirror the precision and potency of his intellect and inventiveness, his piercing irony, his skepticism, and his obsession with fantasy. Borges sends us on a journey into a compelling, bizarre, and profoundly resonant realm; we enter the fearful sphere of Pascal's ab...
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A Novel (Pantheon Modern Writers Series)
Julio Cortazar - Feb 12, 1987 (first published in 1963)
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Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves "the Club." A child's death and La Maga's disappearance put an end to his life of empty pleasures and intellectual acrobatics, and prompt Oliveira to return to Buenos Aires, where he work...
A Quiet Flame
A Bernie Gunther Novel
Philip Kerr - Feb 23, 2010 (first published in 2008)
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Bernie Gunther returns to trail a serial killer in 1950's Buenos Aires When he introduced Bernie Gunther in the original Berlin Noir trilogy, Philip Kerr immediately established himself as a thriller writer on par with Raymond Chandler. His new Bernie Gunther novels have won him comparisons with Alan Furst, John le Carré, and Graham Greene. A Quie...
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Lewis Cantley
The Secret in Their Eyes
Eduardo Sacheri - Oct 18, 2011 (first published in 2005)
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The basis for a 2015 major motion picture, Secret in Their Eyes, starring Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, and Dean Norris, directed by Billy RayBenjamin Chaparro is a retired detective still obsessed by the brutal, decades-old rape and murder of a young married woman in her own bedroom. While attempting to write a book about the case, he revisits the...
The Gaucho Martin Fierro UNESCO Collection of Representative Works
Latin American)
Jose Hernandez - Jun 01, 1974 (first published in 1872)
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This is a poem of protest drawn from the life of the gaucho, who was forced to yield his freedom and individuality to the social and material changes that invaded his beloved pampas--a protest which arose from years of abuse and neglect suffered from landowners, militarists, and the Argentine political establishment.This poem, composed and first pu...
In Patagonia
40th Anniversary Edition
Bruce Chatwin - Nov 28, 2017 (first published in 1977)
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When Bruce Chatwin’s In Patagonia was published in 1977 it heralded the arrival of a startling new talent in British literature. Critics were surprised and spellbound by a story of an adventure which blurred the boundaries between travel writing, biography, history and memoir. All readers recognised its timeless quality – Auberon Waugh went as far ...
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Richard Branson