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International Education Week: Books Take You Places
FALL 2013: An exhibition of literary works enjoyed by Bryn Mawr seniors during their time studying abroad.
International Education Week: Books Take You Places
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Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa, by Antjie Krog
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Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa by Antje Krog
Great book about post-apartheid south africa. Not an easy read, but it definitely gives a perspective of both sides (black and white) and the difficulties.
Country of My Skull: Guilt, Sorrow, and the Limits of Forgiveness in the New South Africa by Antjie Krog, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0812931297/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_64KVqb1Y3WC1J
Holdings: Country of my skull
The Good Soldier Švejk: And His Fortunes in the World War, by Jaroslav Hašek
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The Good Soldier Švejk / Jaroslav Hašek
The Good Soldier Svejk: and His Fortunes in the World War by Jaroslav Hašek
The Good Soldier Svejk: and His Fortunes in the World War (Penguin Classics) $13.02 By Jaroslav Hasek I came across this book by happy accident. It had been left beside a watercooler where people leave books they have finished for others to read. I did not remember ever hearing of it, but the back cover blurb intrigued me. Written by Jaroslac Hasek after World War I, it is the story of a bumbling Austrian man called up to serve at the front of the war. The entire story reminds me of a modern, World War version of Don Quixote—if Pancho Villa had been the main character. Svejk sets forth on long series of adventures in trying to get to the front line, along the way he is imprisoned, gets tangled up in a variety of disasters both small and large, and even gets lost behind the front lines. His happy and simple-minded manner, almost imbecilic, hide a foolish wisdom which unassumingly and indirectly point out the silliness of those around him (especially those in authority). The character allows Hasek to poke at the overinflated, reveal hypocrisy, and demonstrate the insanity of the period from a "common soldier" point-of-view. He would know—Hasek himself was captured by the Russians during the War and spent years in a prison camp. Though Svejk is eventually discharged from the military for "being an idiot," the reader is left snickering because it is really everyone else in the story who are the idiots. The narrative is hilarious—I actually laughed out loud at some points. It takes some skill to sustain such a humorous story for 500 pages. The crude humor (sometimes obscured in translations)It is tragic that Hasek did not lie to complete the story, but it close enough to be worthwhile as it is. The Good Soldier Svejk stands on its own, but many have likened it to such works as Catch-22, A Confederacy of Dunces, or Slaughterhouse-Five. I recommend it!
Too Loud a Solitude, by Bohumil Hrabal
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Too Loud a Solitude, by Bohumil Hrabal (Czech Republic)
Too Loud a Solitude: This is one of my all time favorite books, top five for sure. I think about his piles of books ever ready to crash down on him while---living. Would I steal books, too, if they were to be destroyed? Is a book a classic if it's erased?
Too Loud a Solitude -Bohumil Hrabal
Holdings: Too loud a solitude
Meet the extraordinary Mario Vargas Llosa. He is a writer, essayist, journalist, novelist and former politician who is most well-known for winning the Nobel Peace Prize and being one of the most significant novelists and essayists of America. "Through writing, one can change history". Mario Vargas Llosa http://www.thextraordinary.org/mario-vargas-llosa
La Ciudad y los Perros, by Mario Vargas Llosa
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Ya está en librerías la edición conmemorativa de 'La ciudad y los perros', la primera novela de Mario Vargas Llosa. La Real Academia Española y la Asociación de Academias de la Lengua Española celebran el cincuentenario de esta obra fundamental del boom latinoamericano, publicada por Alfaguara.
Naomi, by Junichiro Tanizaki
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Naomi (Vintage International) by Junichiro Tanizaki, http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0375724745/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_3gJTrb1EE8MMV
In the Sea There Are Crocodiles, by Fabio Geda
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In the Sea There are Crocodiles: Based on the True Story of Enaiatollah Akbari by Fabio Geda Suggested by Rick
In the Sea There are Crocodiles: Based on the True Story of Enaiatollah Akbari [NOOK Book] byFabio Geda
Shantaram, by Gregory David Roberts
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My favorite book ever
A share: "Here is a quote from an Amazon reader: "This book will rip your heart out, stomp on it and put it back in your chest. It took me a week to read and I cried when it was over. I haven't been able to read a book since" Now this is one heck of a recommendation.
Shantaram: A Novel by Gregory David Roberts, http://www.amazon.com/dp/0312330537/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_bx1Bvb0KSKZ5H
Shantaram - What is staff reading? #PTPI Global Book Club
La Bella Lingua: My Love Affair with Italian, the World's Most Enchanting Language, by Dianna Hales
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La Bella Lingua: My Love Affair with Italian, the World's Most Enchanting Language by Dianne Hales.. Tales woven around the history of the Italian Language. Diane Hales also has a blog worth following if you like the Italian language.
Holdings: La bella lingua
Walking Rome: The Best of the City, by National Geographic