Poemas y sonetos – Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

[FEATURED] Rating: ★★★★ 27/02/17 Women and books are not every man’s best friends  . Juana Inés de Asbaje y Ramírez de Santillana. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Sister Joan Agnes of the Cross. The Tenth Muse. The illegitimate child. The self-taught scholar. She was born in San Miguel Nepantla, near Mexico City, which was part of the … More Poemas y sonetos – Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

The Lady in the Looking Glass – Virginia Woolf

Rating: ★★★★ 27/01/18 What could be more charming than a boy before he has begun to cultivate his intellect? He is beautiful to look at; he gives himself no airs; he understand the meaning of art and literature instinctively; he goes about enjoying his life and making other people enjoy theirs. Then they teach him to … More The Lady in the Looking Glass – Virginia Woolf

Asya – Ivan Turgenev

Rating: ★★★★ 05/02/18 The Peach Blossom Spring is a Chinese tale written by Tao Yuanming (c. 365–427). It tells the story of a fisherman who, by chance, discovers a beautiful place where its community and the natural surroundings were in perfect harmony. Dynasties, people, politics, fashion – everything outside their haven of peace and plenty was … More Asya – Ivan Turgenev

First Love – Ivan Turgenev, Constance Garnett (Translator)

Rating: ★★★ 24/01/18 ‘That’s love,’ I said to myself again, as I sat at night before my writing-table, on which books and papers had begun to make their appearance; ‘that’s passion! . . . To think of not revolting, of bearing a blow from any one whatever . . . even the dearest hand! But it … More First Love – Ivan Turgenev, Constance Garnett (Translator)

A Lodging for the Night – Robert Louis Stevenson

Rating: ★★★★ 08/01/18 The ill-fated adventure that was the life of the poet François Villon (1431-1463?) inspired this short story. Stevenson imagines a bleak and snowy night in Paris and then discusses the concepts of honor, social status and the human instinct to survive. ‘You may still repent and change.’ ‘I repent daily,’ said the poet. … More A Lodging for the Night – Robert Louis Stevenson

Villon’s wife – Osamu Dazai

Rating: ★★★★ 05/01/18 […] There’s something strange and frightening, like God, which won’t let me die.” “That’s because you have your work.” “My work doesn’t mean a thing. I don’t write either masterpieces or failures. If people say something is good, it becomes good. If they say it’s bad, it becomes bad. But what frightens me … More Villon’s wife – Osamu Dazai