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Chico zigzag

by David Grossman

«Alegre y divertido, un libro con toneladas de encanto.»The New York TimesUna semana antes de su Bar Nono, un muchacho de trece años, emprende un viaje en tren desde Jerusalén hasta Haifa, donde su tío, un reputado maestro y educador, le va a enseñar cómo comportarse en la vida. Sin embargo la aparición en escena de Felix, un reconocido y excéntrico estafador, trastocará todos los planes que tan cuidadosamente había preparado el padre del chico. De la mano de Felix, Nono conocerá la verdadera historia de su madre y descubrirá una faceta de sí mismo, rebelde y chispeante, que nunca antes se había aventurado a explorar.

Computer Science Programming Basics in Ruby

by David Grossman Gideon Frieder Ophir Frieder

If you know basic high-school math, you can quickly learn and apply the core concepts of computer science with this concise, hands-on book. Led by a team of experts, you'll quickly understand the difference between computer science and computer programming, and you'll learn how algorithms help you solve computing problems. Each chapter builds on material introduced earlier in the book, so you can master one core building block before moving on to the next. You'll explore fundamental topics such as loops, arrays, objects, and classes, using the easy-to-learn Ruby programming language. Then you'll put everything together in the last chapter by programming a simple game of tic-tac-toe. Learn how to write algorithms to solve real-world problems Understand the basics of computer architecture Examine the basic tools of a programming language Explore sequential, conditional, and loop programming structures Understand how the array data structure organizes storage Use searching techniques and comparison-based sorting algorithms Learn about objects, including how to build your own Discover how objects can be created from other objects Manipulate files and use their data in your software

Death as a Way of Life: Israel Ten Years After Oslo

by David Grossman Haim Watzman

Essays about Israel's (and the world's) problems.

Delirio

by David Grossman

La anécdota es simple: Elisheva, la esposa de Shaul se ausenta de casa cada tarde para ir a nadar, o eso es lo que ella dice. Deja el apartamento con una bolsa de gimnasia en bandolera y vuelve al cabo de una hora con el pelo mojado y el rostro relajado... A partir de ahí, Shaul imagina cosas bien distintas: ve a su esposa con otro hombre, nota sus caricias, oye sus palabras, sabe -como todos los seres celosos creen saber- que con ese hombre Elisheva se atreverá a juegos que nunca ha experimentado con él. El delirio llega a tal punto que Shaul nos convence a todos de que el adulterio es real, y seguiremos a ese marido despechado en un viaje nocturno que supuestamente le llevará al escondrijo donde se refugian los amantes. Quien le acompaña es su cuñada Esti, una mujer de mediana edad que se embarca en esa aventura sin saber bien qué le espera. Ella conduce, él está echado en el asiento trasero, y así, sin mirarse, cada cual cuenta su historia con esa soltura con que a veces nos sinceramos con un viajero que casualmente comparte nuestro asiento en un tren. Al final, poco importa si de verdad este hombre desesperado encontrará a los amantes. La realidad pura y dura es lo de menos; lo que queda y cala hondo es el dolor de un ser humano que necesita del de un rival para definirse a sí mismo y definir su mundo. «Las descripciones de Grossman son profundamente eróticas, estremecedoras por sus detalles físicos. Sus frases son vertiginosas, embriagadoras.» The New York Times Book Review

Falling Out of Time

by David Grossman

Following his magisterial To the End of the Land, the universally acclaimed Israeli author brings us an incandescent fable of parental grief--concise, elemental, a powerfully distilled experience of understanding and acceptance, and of art's triumph over death. In Falling Out of Time, David Grossman has created a genre-defying drama--part play, part prose, pure poetry--to tell the story of bereaved parents setting out to reach their lost children. It begins in a small village, in a kitchen, where a man announces to his wife that he is leaving, embarking on a journey in search of their dead son. The man--called simply Walking Man--paces in ever-widening circles around the town. One after another, all manner of townsfolk fall into step with him (the Net-Mender, the Midwife, the Elderly Math Teacher, even the Duke), each enduring his or her own loss. The walkers raise questions of grief and bereavement: Can death be overcome by an intensity of speech or memory? Is it possible, even for a fleeting moment, to call to the dead and free them from their death? Grossman's answer to such questions is a hymn to these characters, who ultimately find solace and hope in their communal act of breaching death's hermetic separateness. For the reader, the solace is in their clamorous vitality, and in the gift of Grossman's storytelling--a realm where loss is not merely an absence but a life force of its own.From the Hardcover edition.

Falling Out of Time

by David Grossman Jessica Cohen

Following Grossman's widely acclaimed novel To the End of the Land, a national bestseller and Globe and Mail Best Book, this is a fable of parental grief -- a powerfully distilled exploration of understanding and acceptance. David Grossman, a writer whose exceptional humanity, grace, and sheer brilliance as a storyteller have earned him acclaim around the world, has created an inspiring, compassionate, and genre-defying drama -- part play, part prose, and a fable of pure poetry -- to tell the story of bereaved parents setting out to reach their beloved lost children. It begins in a kitchen, in a small village, where a man is speaking with his wife about their loss. He announces that he is leaving, and he embarks on a walk in search of his dead son. Slowly, more and more people are drawn to him, joining him on his ever-widening circular journey around the town. Little by little, the reader realizes that the people of this anonymous town are also mourners, each having to endure their own bereavement. Inspired by the tragic loss of David Grossman's own son, in combat, Falling Out of Time asks, Can one overcome death by sheer speech or memory? Is it possible, even for a fleeting moment, to free the dead from their death, to call to them and make them present once more? Grossman's answer to such questions is a hymn to people from all walks of life -- from a Net-Mender to a Duke -- who ultimately find solace in their community of shared grief and in a kind of acceptance they could not have reached without coming together.

El libro de la gramática interna

by David Grossman

«Un maestro de la indagación psicológica.»Jorge Carrión, Letras LibresA sus doce años Aharon Kleinfeld posee todo lo que un niño de Jerusalén podría desear: una imaginación portentosa, un grupo de amigos que lo respeta y admira, y un millón de aventuras por conquistar. Pero, ajeno a su voluntad, el cuerpo de Aharon se niega a crecer durante tres largos años, abriendo un abismo infranqueable entre él y sus compañeros de juegos. Al tiempo que Israel se prepara para la guerra de los Seis Días y sus amigos cruzan la frontera que separa la infancia de la adolescencia, Aharon permanece atrapado en su cuerpo de niño y aprende a descifrar los misteriosos códigos que rigen el mundo adulto mientras, emulando a su héroe Houdini, forcejea desesperadamente para escapar de la trampa de la madurez.David Grossman está considerado uno de los escritores más importantes de la literatura israelí contemporánea y ha sido comparado con Günter Grass y Gabriel García Márquez. De su obra destacan las novelas La sonrisa del cordero, Véase: amor, El libro de la gramática interna, Chico zigzag, Tú serás mi cuchillo, Llévame contigo y La vida entera.Traducción de Ana María Bejarano y Jordi Font

Lion's Honey

by David Grossman

A consideration of one of the Bible's most powerful stories from a leading Israeli writer In this fascinating reexamination of the story of Samson, David Grossman goes beyond the surface of the familiar tale to look into what the life of this extraordinary man must have been like. What it felt like to have been "chosen" to release his people from the yoke of the Philistines, and yet alienated from them by his very otherness; what moved him to his acts of wild vandalism and his self-destructive passions; why he chose to keep some things secret, but not the most significant secret of all. We are left with the troubling knowledge that Samson bore too heavy a burden even for a man of his supernatural strength to bear alone."There are few other Bible stories with so much drama and action, narrative fireworks and raw emotion, as we find in the tale of Samson: the battle with the lion; the three hundred burning foxes; the women he bedded and the one woman that he loved; his betrayal by all the women in his life, from his mother to Delilah; and, in the end, his murderous suicide, when he brought the house down on himself and three thousand Philistines. Yet beyond the wild impulsiveness, the chaos, the din, we can make out a life story that is, at bottom, the tortured journey of a single, lonely and turbulent soul who never found, anywhere, a true home in the world, whose very body was a harsh place of exile. For me, this discovery, this recognition, is the point at which the myth - for all its grand images, its larger-than-life adventures - slips silently into the day-to-day existence of each of us, into our most private moments, our buried secrets."-from David Grossman's introduction to Lion's HoneyFrom the Hardcover edition.

Más allá del tiempo

by David Grossman

«Callados estuvimos esperando la mañana. Una mañana que no llegaba. La sangre no corría por nuestras venas. Me levanté, te envolví en una manta, me agarraste la mano, me miraste a los ojos: el hombre y la mujer que un día fuimos inclinaron la cabeza en señal de despedida.»Esa fue la mañana en que un hombre y una mujer perdieron a su hijo. Ahora, cinco años después, él emprende una marcha desesperada más allá del tiempo para encontrarse con ese joven que ya no habla, ya no sonríe... ya no es. En el camino le acompañan otros peregrinos, todos buscando a sus hijos, desafiando a la muerte y aprendiendo a morder el dolor.Usando las palabras como anclas para no caer en la locura, Grossman ha querido cerrar una historia que empezó con La vida entera, y nos lleva a lugares donde solo el genio de un gran escritor puede caminar.

Someone to Run With

by David Grossman

Working at City Hall in Jerusalem for the summer, 16-year-old Assaf is assigned to find the owner of a lost dog and collect a fine from its owner. The dog leads him through the streets on its frantic search, introducing him to a perplexing variety of people who share bits in information about the owner, a mysterious young girl named Tamar. In a parallel story, Tamar's story unfolds as she sets out to rescue her brother from a sinister gang of underworld characters. Slowly and irrevocably, Assaf and Tamar are drawn together.

La sonrisa del cordero

by David Grossman

David Grossman ambienta esta novela en la Palestina ocupada. Publicado originalmente en 1983, el libro es una investigación acerca de la moral, la confianza y la verdad con cuatro personajes contradictorios -Uri, un joven soldado israelí; su mujer, Shosh, obsesionada con la muerte de un paciente del psiquiátrico en el que trabaja; Katzman, un oficial cínico y sombrío; y un anciano contador de historias palestino llamado Jilmi- que deben enfrentarse a la vida en una tierra sacudida por el conflicto.«La belleza y la inteligencia de su prosa son deslumbradoras.»The New York Times Book Review

To the End of the Land

by David Grossman Jessica Cohen

From one of Israel's most acclaimed writers comes a novel of extraordinary power about family life--the greatest human drama--and the cost of war. Ora, a middle-aged Israeli mother, is on the verge of celebrating her son Ofer's release from army service when he returns to the front for a major offensive. In a fit of preemptive grief and magical thinking, she sets out for a hike in the Galilee, leaving no forwarding information for the "notifiers" who might darken her door with the worst possible news. Recently estranged from her husband, Ilan, she drags along an unlikely companion: their former best friend and her former lover Avram, once a brilliant artistic spirit. Avram served in the army alongside Ilan when they were young, but their lives were forever changed one weekend when the two jokingly had Ora draw lots to see which of them would get the few days' leave being offered by their commander--a chance act that sent Avram into Egpyt and the Yom Kippur War, where he was brutally tortured as POW. In the aftermath, a virtual hermit, he refused to keep in touch with the family and has never met the boy. Now, as Ora and Avram sleep out in the hills, ford rivers, and cross valleys, avoiding all news from the front, she gives him the gift of Ofer, word by word; she supplies the whole story of her motherhood, a retelling that keeps Ofer very much alive for Ora and for the reader, and opens Avram to human bonds undreamed of in his broken world. Their walk has a "war and peace" rhythm, as their conversation places the most hideous trials of war next to the joys and anguish of raising children. Never have we seen so clearly the reality and surreality of daily life in Israel, the currents of ambivalence about war within one household, and the burdens that fall on each generation anew. Grossman's rich imagining of a family in love and crisis makes for one of the great antiwar novels of our time.From the Hardcover edition.

La vida entera

by David Grossman

«La obra maestra de David Grossman. Si Flaubert creó a Emma Bovary y Tolstói a Anna Karenina, ahora tenemos a Ora, una mujer de cuerpo entero, más viva que cualquier otro personaje de la ficción contemporánea. Leí las espléndidas páginas de La vida entera de un tirón, las devoré: una experiencia inolvidable.»PAUL AUSTERA las cinco de la mañana los soldados pueden llamar a tu puerta para comunicar lo que ya temías: tu hijo ha muerto defendiendo la tierra de Israel. Para ahuyentar esta visita, Ora, una mujer madura que ha tropezado más de una vez con el dolor, decide dejar su hogar y andar sin rumbo por los campos que rodean Jerusalén. Intuye que, mientras ella camine, su hijo Ofer, enrolado como voluntario en el ejército, estará a salvo.David Grossman está considerado uno de los escritores más importantes de la literatura israelí contemporánea y ha sido comparado con Günter Grass y Gabriel García Márquez. De su obra destacan las novelas Véase: amor, Tú serás mi cuchillo, Llévame contigo y La vida entera.Traducción de Ana María Bejarano

The Zigzag Kid

by Betsy Rosenberg David Grossman

A hijacked train takes an imaginative young boy on an unforgettable adventure, in which he makes and finds discoveries about his own family's past and a wild woman who rescued his Israeli policeman father from a vat of chocolate.

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