The smiling Buddha, or the Buddha of laughter, was a vagabond monk in the 10th cenury. Known as Pu Tai in China and Hotei in Japan, he found supreme happiness one stormy day under a bridge after a loud thunderclap illuminated his purpose. From that day forward, he traveled throughout China sharing his wisdom with laughter and good humor.
"La risa: el remedio infalible"
For many years, Argentinians were suspicious that their real history differed from the story their history books told. This book verifies that suspicion, and offers a unique opportunity to explore an unknown history.
José Luis Nuag teaches listeners to change their lives in an easy, effective, and fast way. Here, he offers the keys to a special kind of magic, which will show listeners the path of fortune and success in their lives. Nuag uses animals, plants, jewels, spices, and even the elements to help listeners turn their lives around.
Ignacio Padilla was born in Mexico City and is the author of several award-winning novels and short-story collections. The Washington Post has called Padilla a "brilliant young writer." Las antípodas y el siglo is the first collection of his short fiction that has also been translated into English. These 12 stories run the gamut from the North to the South poles. A common theme is adventurous men, exploring the depths and heights of the earth - from the Gobi Desert to Mt. Everest.
En esta novela una voz múltiple—enlazada por entrevistas, testimonios y documentos ficticios—reflejo de la memoria colective abigarrada y contradictoria, va desplegando la imagen siempre incompleta de Graciela Vidal, que parece oscilar entre la santidad y la perversión, la idolatría de unos y el descreimiento de otros; entre la veneración, la envidia y el deseo.