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I Was Blind But Now I See

Click here to read the full article on James Altucher in Bloomberg Businessweek of November 17, 2011. James Altucher: The most interesting man in the world – Forbes Mr. Altucher is simply practicing what he preaches. Over the last half-decade, this former tech entrepreneur, venture capitalist and financial pundit has reinvented himself as a gimlet-eyed self-help guru, […]

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After Delphine (Na Delphine)

  Delphine Zomerland has it all: a good marriage, two lovely daughters, a successful career and a group of close friends. However, one day she leaves everyone behind and disappears without a trace. Her best friend Nina is left in despair. Why did Delphine not say anything before she left? And did she indeed leave […]

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Waiting for the Barbarians: A Tribute to Edward W. Said

In engaging with the richly varied and seminal scholarship of Edward W. Said, Waiting for the Barbarians aims to recover the notion of culture as a collective, hybrid and plural experience, in light of the political imperative that rules our present. Bringing together some of the figures most closely associated with Said and his scholarship, […]

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The Garden of Departed Cats

A surreal, utterly unique novel. In an ancient Mediterranean city, a tradition is maintained: every ten years an archaic game of human chess is staged, the players (visitors versus locals) bearing weapons. This archaic game, the central event of The Garden of Departed Cats, may prove as fatal as the deadly attraction our narrator feels for the local man who […]

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The Smell of Fried Bonito

“The desire to live more than one life…” A beautiful novel about Istanbul, the city of innumerable cultural and historical layers. After many years in New York, the main character is enticed by the nostalgic smell of fried bonito to return to his native Istanbul, only to find that he never really knew this city, […]

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Sophie in Weimar. A Princess of Orange in Germany.

The liberal Sophie of the Netherlands (1824-1897) is the youngest child of King William II and Queen Anna Pavlovna. Due to her modest nature, the Grand Duchess Sophie Von Sachsen Weimar Eisenach has been almost entirely overlooked in the Dutch-German history. And yet this humble princess of Orange was a woman of world-class culture, who […]

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How To Be The Luckiest Person Alive!

James Altucher: The most interesting man in the world – Forbes Mr. Altucher is simply practicing what he preaches. Over the last half-decade, this former tech entrepreneur, venture capitalist and financial pundit has reinvented himself as a gimlet-eyed self-help guru, preaching survival in an era when the American Dream — the gold-embossed college diploma, the corner office, […]

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21 Things to Know Before Starting an Ashtanga Yoga Practice

The daily practice of Ashtanga Yoga has made me physically, emotionally, and mentally healthy. I am very grateful. When I first started practicing I wished I had a handbook that answered basic questions, encouraged me on how to go about those first classes, guided me on whether to travel to Mysore or not. Recently someone […]

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The Kitchen Chronicles: 1001 Lunches with J. Krishnamurti

The Kitchen Chronicles is a moving and surprisingly humorous memoir by the cook to one of the 20th Century’s great figures, Indian-born philosopher J. Krishnamurti. In a modern quest for truth the author chronicles the daily life in Krishnamurti’s kitchen and at his table. This insightful, fast-paced memoir reveals the private life of Krishnamurti, his […]

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