April 11, 2021

Five books to read in less than an hour that will change your life – La Provincia


Summer is undoubtedly the best time to dive into a good read. If you are looking for a list of essential and most special works for your vacation, then we leave you five books of less than 100 pages that will take you far without moving from the sofa or the deck chair.

'The Tale of the Unknown Island' by José Saramago (2006)

This fable for adults of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1998 explains the moral, ethical and philosophical questions that a noble gentleman is asked on the way to find an unknown island that becomes a reality in a journey in which he discovers his identity and the happiness.

'The Tale of the Unknown Island', 'This is Water' and 'The Little Prince'

'This is Water' by David Foster Wallace (2005)

This book is a text of the lecture given at the Kenyon University graduation ceremony by David Foster Wallace, one of the most innovative writers of the last 20 years, who committed suicide at the best moment of his career.

The speech offers advice for the challenges that arise daily with a humorous tone and making sharp observations about contemporary life.

'The Little Prince' by Saint-Euxpéry (1943)

The story that many think is a children's novel contains valuable lessons for adults is one of the most important works of the twentieth century. It tells the story of an aviator who suffers a breakdown in the Sahara desert and emanates teachings on friendship and love, loneliness and sadness. A must in the library of any reader.

'The Metamorphosis' by Franz Kafka (1915)

This 95-page story tells the story of Gregorio Samsa, a fabric merchant who supports his entire family with his only salary. A night awake turned into an insect that is planet if the pace of life he led has turned him into that huge bug. A book that invites you to reflect on who should take charge of our lives.

'The Metamorphosis' and 'Dollhouse'

'Dollhouse' by Henrik Ibsen (1879)

It is a play that received numerous censures of the time for its feminist dyes. It tells the decision of Nora, a woman of the nineteenth century, to leave behind her husband and children to find herself.

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