El Asesino Obediente, Ramón Mercader y la muerte de Trotsky

 


John P. Davidson presenta su libro “El Asesino Obediente” en la Sala Literaria de Bellas Artes San Miguel de Allende, en colaboración con Librería Moebius Books, el miércoles 24 de agosto a las 7pm. Presentación biligüe, entrada libre.

"El Asesino Obediente", John P. Davidson.

“El Asesino Obediente”, John P. Davidson. Plaza Janés, 2016.

La historia de un hombre con una sola misión: asesinar a León Trotsky.

A punto de cumplirse 76 años del asesinato de León Trotsky llega El asesino obediente, un oscuro y cautivante thriller político construido sobre una base de hechos históricos.

Una historia que retrata el momento de la caída de un hombre torturado por su educación y la muerte de otro que cambió el rumbo de la historia.

John P. Davidson hace una revisión de la vida de Ramón Mercader, el nacionalista español educado para asesinar a León Trotsky. El gran conflicto interior de Mercader despierta a raíz de una pasión que no tenía que haberse cruzado en su camino: una mujer judía llamada Sylvia, a la que él está obligado a seducir para poder acercarse a Trotsky. Pero la vida le juega mal y él termina seducido por los encantos de ella. Es en ese momento cuando todo el entrenamiento recibido por su madre se va desintegrando. Seguimos entonces a Ramón por España, Francia, Bélgica, para llegar finalmente a México, una de las ciudades más vibrantes y hermosas del mundo, un poderoso imán para artistas, aunque también para espías y refugiados. Así es como se hace amigo de Frida Kahlo y Diego Rivera, mismos que habían dado refugio a Trotsky.

A través de la educación política de Ramón Mercader, la novela transmite el drama y el significado de los eventos en el mundo y el peligro de creer en la propaganda. Hoy, cuando el mundo se desgarra por los extremismos políticos, el fascismo está en aumento, e incontables desplazados deambulan por la Tierra, la historia de Ramón Mercader y León Trotsky es más relevante que nunca.

 

Mexico City Streets, a guide to the Mexico City neighborhood La Roma


Author Lydia Carey will present her book Mexico City Streets La Roma at Librería Moebius Books on Saturday the 20th of August at 6pm. Free entrance.

Mexico City Street La Roma, by Lydia Carey, 260 pages, 2016. Bilingual Edition/Edición Bilingue

Mexico City Street La Roma, by Lydia Carey, 260 pages, 2016. Bilingual Edition/Edición Bilingue

Do you know La Roma, this elegant and full-of-life central neighborhood of Mexico City or CDMX (the new denomination to Mexico DF)? You might have walked on the beautiful planted with trees Street of Orizaba or sat down on a bench on majestic Parque México. Maybe you have already visited one of the cutting-edge art galleries of the area (OMR, Arroniz, Toca…) and had lunch at fancy restaurant Delirio owned by chef Monica Patiño at the corner of Monterrey and Alvaro Obregon. But do you really know La Roma? Do you know La Roma had been developed by an English circus owner who built the colonias Roma and Condesa at the beginning of the 20th century? Do you know La Roma had been strongly hit by the earthquake of 1985? Have you ever wanted to know how to use the Ecobici (the city’s bike-sharing program), or where to find the best 80’s-like nightclub in town? All of that and much more is to be found in “Mexico City Streets La Roma” guide, written by Lydia Carey.

Carey is a former San Miguel resident. But the appeal of the great city made her move to barrio La Roma 4 years ago. “I have fallen dangerously in love with the motion, radiance and utter chaos that is this place where I live. The city is a bubbling stew of stories and I am determined to taste them all”, she says. Since Lydia is a writer (her work has been published in The Latin Kitchen, LuxuryLatinAmerica, The Expeditioner and The News among others) she soon began to write about her new home town in a blog: www.MexicoCityStreets.com. Her guidebook to La Roma has been released a few months ago. It is a comprehensive, nicely illustrated bilingual publication where she gives the curious reader all the clues to understand the neighborhood. With its useful maps and tips, Mexico City Streets La Roma allows you to know the best and the hidden of this part of the city.

Mala of Love, 108 Luminous Poems


Ravi Nathwani will present his book Mala of Love, 108 Luminous Poems at Libros Moebius Books on Friday the 26th of August 2016, at 6.30pm. Free entrance.

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Mala of Love, 108 Luminous Poems, edited by Ravi Nathwani & Kate Vogt, New World Library, 156 pages, 2016 (1st edition).

Is there a love beyond sentiment and the trappings of romance? A feeling that doesn’t get its power from the back and forth of longing and denial, oneness and otherness, bliss and the blues? If so, can words capture it? The search for such words led editors Nathwani and Vogt through hundreds of diverse voices. They sought original writings or first translations and ultimately assembled a tribute to the love that is spiritual and corporeal, beyond words and begging to be described, and simultaneously directed at a beloved and at the very idea of love. Superbly researched, collected, and arranged, this is a gift to anyone loved, anyone who loves to read, and to the lover within us all.