Thought and literature.
Welcome to our Reader’s Corner.
A small place dedicated to sharing our latest readings.
What we are reading.
the buried giant
“Published two years before Ishiguro was awarded the Nobel Prize, this novel is like a like underneath which deep mysteries can be intuited. In the shape of a medieval and allegorical story, this book hides a reflection on the undecided or predictable nature of our destiny and the strength -both elusive and transcendental- of love, of fellowship”.
the underground railroad
“For the standard price of a normal book, this novel contains everything that can be said about slavery and cruelty and, at the same time, all that can be said of hope and the end of slavery. And narrated in a precise, terse and beautiful manner. A bargain”.
maps of meaning
If this book´s central thesis (there are cognitive and neurological structures that explain narrative and dreaming archetypes) is interesting, its erudite deployment, with stops in science, mythology and literature, constitutes a true intellectual odyssey. As some reviewer has already stated, it is a book one will come back to from time to time.
“Seríamos peores de lo que somos sin los buenos libros que leímos, más conformistas, menos insumisos y el espíritu crítico, motor del progreso, ni siquiera existiría”.
Mario Vargas Llosa,
Premio Nobel de Literatura.
“Everything you can imagine is real”