La modernidad nos acuñó la idea de que el género humano había llegado a un punto de desarrollo humano evolutivo insuperable y a un nivel de progreso intelectual inigualable.
Nos enseñó la falsa idea de la ciega fe en el progreso indefinido (pero que etiquetaba todo), irreflexivo (pero promulgaba... Ver post completo.
Blonde Book: Persuasion (Jane Austen)
I knew Jane Austen would eventually make an appearance... Me too! And this one in particular reminds me so much of Colombian dating. It also happens to be one of my favorites.
Why? Okay, so the heroine is lovely old Anne Elliott, whose sister and father conspire... Ver post completo.
Blonde Book: The Beautiful and Damned (F Scott Fitzgerald)
Aw, so lovely, but so not Colombian... I know, but I think living here for a while, adapting to the culture, trying to understand it, can do something to a girl. And there's nothing like F Scott Fitzgerald for reminding you who you are and where... Ver post completo.
Blonde Books: Living To Tell The Tale (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
Oh, you're such a Gabo fan... And? I generally assume most expats will work their way through his classics, but the autobiography is so much more. An incredible insight into an incredible career...
But some claim that he abandoned Colombia?... Ver post completo.
Blonde Books: Killing Pablo (Mark Bowden)
Seriously? Look, I don't like to dwell on a history I didn't experience either, but if you're going to live here, you should know something about Pablo Escobar and Bowden's book is a gripping, surprisingly balanced place to start...
Didn't he write... Yep,... Ver post completo.
Blonde Books: News of a Kidnapping (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
Sounds depressing... Not at all! If you're going to immerse yourself in Colombia, you will read Garcia Marquez. But while A Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera are the starlets, this one has the true Bogotá spirit...
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