2017

Books i readed in 2017
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The Amity Affliction - Pittsburg
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The Art of Asking

by Amanda Palmer

About the book:  Rock star, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars. When she became a singer, songwriter, and musician, she was not afraid to ask her audience to support her as she surfed the crowd (and slept on their couches while touring). And when she left her record label to strike out on her own, she asked her fans to support her in making an album, leading to the world's most successful music Kickstarter. Even while Amanda is both celebrated and attacked for her fearlessness in asking for help, she finds that there are important things she cannot ask for-as a musician, as a friend, and as a wife. She learns that she isn't alone in this, that so many people are afraid to ask for help, and it paralyzes their lives and relationships. In this groundbreaking book, she explores these barriers in her own life and in the lives of those around her, and discovers the emotional, philosophical, and practical aspects of THE ART OF ASKING. Part manifesto, part revelation, this is the story of an artist struggling with the new rules of exchange in the twenty-first century, both on and off the Internet. THE ART OF ASKING will inspire readers to rethink their own ideas about asking, giving, art, and love.

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El perfume (ed. 25 aniv.)

by PATRICK SÜSKIND

About the book:  Quizá los olores evoquen el privilegio de la invisibilidad. Antes del tacto, sucede el olor, como mensajero de una esencia que sabe desaparecer en el aire y ser agente de un gran poder. La seducción que despliega el olor es implacable: se instala en nosotros y sella su poderío en los tejidos de la memoria. Jean-Baptiste Grenouille tiene su marca de nacimiento: no despide ningún olor y por ello hace temer la presencia de algún demonio. Al mismo tiempo posee un don excepcional: un olfato prodigioso que le permite percibir todos los olores del mundo. Desde la miseria en que nace, abandonado al cuidado de unos monjes, Jean-Baptiste Grenouille lucha contra su condición y escala posiciones sociales convirtiéndose en un afamado perfumista. Crea perfumes capaces de hacerle pasar inadvertido o inspirar simpatía, amor, compasión... Para obtener estas fórmulas magistrales debe asesinar a jóvenes muchachas vírgenes, obtener sus fluidos corporales y licuar sus olores íntimos. Su arte se convierte en una suprema e inquietante prestidigitacion. Patrick Süskind, convertido en maestro del naturalismo irónico, nos transmite una visión ácida y desengañada del hombre en un libro repleto de sabiduría olfativa, imaginación y enorme amenidad. Su persuasión iguala la de su personaje y nos propone una inmersión literaria en el arco iris natural de los olores y en los turbadores abismos del espíritu humano.

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