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Emily

Field: clinical psychology. Hispanohablante & lusófona.

New York, NY, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • La Traversia de Enrique

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Sonia Nazario
    • Narrated By Adriana Sananes
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (16)
    Story
    (19)

    La travesía de Enrique cuenta de un niño abandonado por su madre que se marcha a los Estados Unidos en busca de una mejor calidad de vida. Sonia Nazaro, galardonada con el Premio Pulitzer por esta historia real, nos presenta la realidad que viven los inmigrantes en su peregrinar para lograr el sueño americano.La historia comienza en Honduras y narra el viaje de Enrique en búsqueda de su madre a los Estados Unidos, sin dinero y sin ningún otro recurso que su fe en encontrarla.

    A User says: "increíble e imprescindible narrativa humana"
    "increíble e imprescindible narrativa humana"
    Overall

    Lectura imprescindible para entender lo que sufren los inmigrantes que entran a EEUU por vías "llegales". Yo viajé por Chiapas, México, como turista unos años atrás, sin saber jamás que tras la trayectoria oficial del turismo pasaba otro oscuro camino, el de la "Bestia" (el tren que lleva a los inmigrantes desde el sur de México hasta la frontera con Estados Unidos). La escritora desvela las rutas oscuras y olvidadas (por la gente de EEUU) que siguen los viajeros en su doloroso camino (!que bien podría ser el del calvario!)

    A pesar de las fuertes imágenes de violencia y dolor que describe la escritora, que recorrió el camino de los inmigrantes en función de periodista, me empeñé en terminar este libro porque a lo largo de la grabación me di cuenta que yo escuchaba uno de los cuentos más importantes del comienzo de este siglo globalizado: la historia de los inmigrantes que harán todo por encontrar mejores condiciones de vida.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Indian Clerk

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By David Leavitt
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcom
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (55)
    Story
    (58)

    Based on the remarkable true story of G. H. Hardy and Srinivasa Ramanujan, and populated with such luminaries such as D. H. Lawrence, Bertrand Russell, and Ludwig Wittgenstein, The Indian Clerk takes this extraordinary slice of history and transforms it into an emotional and spellbinding story about the fragility of human connection and our need to find order in the world.

    Susianna says: "Too Graphic for My Taste"
    "mathematics and longing"
    Overall

    The narrator of "The Indian Clerk" is a reserved, gay mathematician (G. Hardy, a historical figure) from a middle-class background who, despite belonging to one of the most elite intellectual societies of his day, always feel a bit out-of-place in pre-WWI Cambridge. With a fellow mathematician, he manages to bring an obscure Indian mathematical genius, Ramanujan, to study and work at Cambridge. The book is a nostalgic account of an imagine relationship between the two men, one English, one Indian, who are united by their love of mathematics and divided by their cultural differences. A superb depiction of the pre-WWI and WWI era (one of my favorites to read about), as well as a bittersweet tale of a man's love for another.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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