Cultural genre books (237)


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Daring to Drive : A Saudi Woman’s Awakening by Manal Sharif EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / Saudi Arabia flag Saudi Arabia
Description:
A memoir by a Saudi Arabian woman who became the unexpected leader of a movement to support women's rights describes how fundamentalism influenced her radical religious beliefs until her education, a job, and legal contradictions changed her perspectives.

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Dark Emu : Aboriginal Australia and the Birth of Agriculture by Bruce Pascoe EN

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Country: Oceania / Australia flag Australia
Description:
In this seminal book, Bruce Pascoe uncovers evidence that long before the arrival of white men, Aboriginal people across the continent were building dams and wells; planting, irrigating, and harvesting seeds, and then preserving the surplus and storing it in houses, sheds, or secure vessels; and creating elaborate cemeteries and manipulating the landscape. All of these behaviors were inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag, which turns out have been a convenient lie that worked to justify dispossession. --back cover.

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Daura by Anukrti Upadhyay EN

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Asia / India flag India
Description:
A young District Collector is posted to one of the furthest outposts of rural Rajasthan. As he becomes more and more involved with the lives and troubles of the common people in his district, he finds himself sucked deeper and deeper into the dark heart of the desert.

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Dead Souls by Nikolai Gogol EN

Rating: 4 (2 votes)
Country: Europe / Ukraine flag Ukraine
Description:
One of the most unusual works of nineteenth-century fiction and a devastating satire on social hypocrisy Chichikov, a mysterious stranger, arrives in a provincial town and visits a succession of landowners to make each a strange offer. He proposes to buy the names of dead serfs still registered on the census, saving their owners from paying tax on them, and to use these “souls” as collateral to reinvent himself as a gentleman. In this ebullient masterpiece, Gogol created a grotesque gallery of human types, from the bear-like Sobakevich to the insubstantial fool Manilov, and, above all, the dev... continue

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Demian by Hermann Hesse DE

Rating: 5 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
Die Geschichte von Emil Sinclairs Jugend.

46.

Demian by Hermann Hesse ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Germany flag Germany
Description:
Escrita tras las trágicas experiencias de la Gran Guerra, DEMIAN es una de las obras más emblemáticas de Hermann Hesse (1877-1962). La novela -en la que late la repulsa de la sociedad burguesa y masificada y el llamamiento a los elegidos (los que llevan en su frente el estigma de Caín) para conquistar la autenticidad y emprender la reconstrucción comunitaria de la humanidad- traza, como reza su subtítulo, la historia de la juventud de Emil Sinclair, quien, en ruptura con el mundo claro y seguro de su infancia, va a la busca de su personalidad y su destino, sólo realizables en el mundo oscuro, ... continue


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Depeche Mode by Serhiy Zhadan EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Ukraine flag Ukraine
Description:
In 1993, tragic turbulence takes over Ukraine in the post-communist spin-off. As if in somnambulism, Soviet war veterans and upstart businessmen listen to an American preacher of whose type there were plenty at the time in the post-Soviet territory. In Kharkiv, the young communist headquarters is now an advertising agency, and a youth radio station brings Western music, with Depeche Mode in the lead, into homes of ordinary people. In the middle of this craze three friends, an anti-Semitic Jew Dogg Pavlov, an unfortunate entrepreneur Vasia the Communist and the narrator Zhadan, nineteen years o... continue

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Der blinde Masseur : Roman by Catalin Dorian Florescu DE

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Romania flag Romania
Description:
a philosophical book about a man returning from Switzerland to his home country Romania. A book about lies, trust, love and friendship set in the early 2000s.

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Der zerrissene April by Ismail Kadare DE

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Country: Europe / Albania flag Albania
Description:
Ismail Kadare erzählt die Geschichte der albanischen Blutrache, die gemäß einem tausendjährigen Gesetz noch bis in die siebziger Jahre gültig war und öffnet uns eine Welt von Legenden und Mythen, die sonst nirgends auf der Welt mehr existieren.