This weekend we're reading a young Mexican author. Yay! 21st-century Emily Dickinson who deals with overwhelming life and her obsession with an obscure Mexican poet. Book Ives, Worth Reading, Young Mexicans, Mexico Cities, Book Worth, Mexicans Author, Writing A Novels, Book Covers, Nathan Burton
Ognjen Spahic's Hansen’s Children - ELN 2012 from Istros champions of Translated Lit
The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction“Those who have always disliked reading, or who have been left indifferent by it, may find little of interest here. But those who have caught a glimpse of what reading can give -pleasure, wisdom, joy- even if that glimpse came long ago, are the audience for whom this book is written. - I haven't read this, but he has me with the title.
The story begins when a traveling salesman, Gregor Samsa, wakes up to find himself transformed into a giant insect. Curiously, his condition does not arouse surprise in his family, who merely despise it as an impending burden. As with all of Kafka's works, The Metamorphosis is open to a wide range of interpretations. Most obvious are themes relating to society's treatment of those who are different, the loneliness of isolation, and the absurdity of the human condition.
This is what we're reading this weekend by an Italian author. Three writers, The Beginner, The Master and The Writer in the running for the most prestigious literary prize and the length they go to to win it. Very funny and really cool observations about authors and publishers:-)