October 2013


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Varamo By César Aira, Chris Andrews (Translated by) Cover Image
By César Aira, Chris Andrews (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780811217415
Published: New Directions - February 22nd, 2012

Varamo is honestly one of the funnest and most charming books I've ever read. Aira tells the story of a government clerk in Panama and his dark, hilarious night of the soul. The book recounts the story of the night just before he composed the poem that made him famous. It all starts when he's paid in counterfeit money and goes on a long ramble about the shady economics of his country. From here, anarchists, embalmed fish, gamblers, smugglers and more play a part in the poem's creation and the poem itself. It’s a sparkling, irresistible comedy of errors.


The Universe Within

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The Universe Within: The Deep History of the Human Body By Neil Shubin Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307473271
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Published: Vintage - October 8th, 2013

Synthesizing the recent work of scientists across a wide range of disciplines in layman’s terms, Neil Shubin  shows that really “We are stardust” and the evolution of the cosmos has profoundly affected the evolution of our own species.



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