by Giovanni Papini

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Asombrosos y mordaces son los relatos de este libro, a modo de diario, publicado originalmente en 1931. Aunque el título alude a un personaje bíblico, en estas páginas Gog se presenta como un millonario exéntrico, misántropo y filósofo que vive episodios infrecuentes, levanta proyectos absurdos y conoce a seres singulares que le prometen nuevos misterios, todo en un enjambre de sorprendentes historias registradas en una suerte de diario. Este diario nos revela propuestas descaballedas, una de las cuales consiste en condenar, no a los responsables de ningún crimen, sino a los que no han comedito ninguno, otra habla de la posibilidad de recetar medicinas que en vez de combatir enfermedades, las estimulen y desarrollen. Cada relato es una cucharada de ironía y escepticismo, con una profunda reflexión acerca de la civilización y su destino.

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BN ID: 2940013405196
Publisher: Lectorum Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 09/15/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 243
File size: 653 KB

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Gog 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
akinin on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the most underrated book in world history. I've reread this book 4 times and I still find it enjoyable.if you're lucky enough to find a copy I suggest you move it to the top of your reading list. NOW
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
* customize yiur armor here*
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book in an old bookstore, in a dusty corner, near some sports magazines. I just bought it out of pity, to save it from that environment, I do that sometimes with books. And then i read the first chapter and the next and the next to the end of an exceptionally deep, chilling, magical book about the human animal with infinite resources. What would you do if you are free of any concern, live by your own desires, have everything to accomplish your wildest dreams? Whom would you meet? Whom would you trust and whose projects would you finance? This book is about history, politics, human nature, craziness and innocence, all from one perspective, a whole novel with just one character, but so complex and fascinating that seems like an army. Unfortunately I lost my original book, the one I saved, but hopefully this will take its place. Even if my Spanish is not good enough to penetrate all the senses.