Yoann Barbereau was a promising official at the head of the Alliance Française in Irkutsk, in Siberia, when he was imprisoned on charges of a crime he had not committed. The FSB, heir to the KGB, created a set of false evidence to incriminate him. After months of abuse and deception by the authoriti..
From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with Oliver Sacks' restless energy. He recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California, where he struggled with drug addiction, and then in New York, where he d..
From the author of the monumental My Struggle series, Karl Ove Knausgaard, one of the masters of contemporary literature and a genius of observation and introspection, comes the first in a new autobiographical quartet based on the four seasons...
Spring is the recommencement of Knausgaard’s fantastic and spellbinding literary project of assembling a personal encyclopedia of the world addressed directly to his newly born daughter. But here Knausgaard must also tell his daughter the story of what happened during the time when her mother was pr..
The conclusion to one of the most extraordinary and original literary projects in recent years, Summer once again intersperses short vividly descriptive essays with emotionally-raw diary entries addressed directly to Knausgaard's newborn daughter. Writing more expansively and, if it is possible, eve..
How is it that we come to consider our parents as people with rich and intense lives that include and exclude us? For Richard Ford, the questions of what his parents dreamed of, how they loved each other, and loved him are a striking portrait of American life. Between Them is his vivid image of his ..
One of the worst casualties of the first wave of violence was Odilo Alonso, a Spaniard who in the late 1950s emigrated to Cuba. Odilo was told to return to Spain when Castro confiscated the estate where he worked. He could've, but he said that if Cuba had welcomed him as a son, his duty was to fight..
The figure of Fernando Villalón is one of the most exciting of his time. Count of Miraflores de los Angeles, cattle rancher, poet of the Generation of 27, spiritualist, theosophist... In this book, which is written in the first person, we will know his life and his work. / La figura de Fernando Vil..
Fidel Castro is one of the most overwhelming and Machiavellian political personalities of his generation. He will undoubtedly be remembered by part of the Cuban people and the world as a whole, for his years of autocratic and dictatorial government. / Fidel Castro, una de las personalidades polític..
A compendium of the most outstanding characters in the history of food. We will know about the some experts’s life and feats in gastronomy, their involvement in their epoch, their historical repercussion and how their knowledge and experiences have transcended with the passage of time. / Compendio ..
No writer has succeeded in capturing the medical and human drama of illness as honestly and as eloquently as Oliver Sacks. During the last few months of his life, he wrote a set of essays in which he movingly explored his feelings about completing a life and coming to terms with his own death. / Mi..
In this exhaustive and rigorous work the author collects the biographies of nineteen women who actively participated in the terror machine of Nazism. Did they have another way out? Yes. However, they chose to take the reins, follow orders and dress their actions with heavy doses of abuse and sadism...