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.

 

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.

Mala of the Heart, 108 sacred poems

MalaOfThe HeartcHCOMala of the Heart is an inspirational convergence of great saints, prophets, and poets who have walked the earth before us. This beautifully edited book contains 108 poems, as the 108 prayer beads of the mala used by the Buddhists to connect the body with the sacred. Similarly to prayers, poetry written by saints and mystics consoles the heart. “When we read or listen poetry of the spirit, we come to see with a certain clarity the one thing that has always been facing us, yet seems invisible to us”, says the editor in his introduction to the book.

 

Look
what happens to the scale
when love
holds
it.
It
stops
working.
Kabir (India)
Who are the poets who have delivered those messages? A very interesting appendix at the end of the book gives the reader historical clues on them: the voices of St. Catherine of Siena (Italy), Rumi (Persia), Meister Eckhart (Germany), Mukta Bai (India) or Uvavnuk (Inuit Nation) are gathered here.
The editor of the book, Ravi Nathwani, will present the book at Moebius Books the 5th of January at 6pm. He will tell us more about the birth of this book, and share his knowledge of the selected poets. Ravi will also read some of the poems and give us clues about his spiritual practice based on those words of wisdom. Mr. Nathwani was born in East Africa and raised in the Vaishnav Hindu tradition. He has become a messenger of Vedic studies through his lectures and workshops. Since 1998, Ravi has been teaching at Tufts University. He also teaches Wisdom Yoga and Buddhist meditation at JFK University in California. Ravi leads satsangs and meditation groups and teaches the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita in Yoga teacher trainings.
This book presentation will be a great opportunity to discover the beautiful poems of wise men and women, as well as Ravi Nathwani’s philosophical message.
I am looking for a poem that says Everything
so I don’t have to write
anymore.
Tukaram (India)

 


Mala of the heart, 108 sacred poems: a book presentation by editor Ravi Nathwani

Tuesday 5 of January, 6pm

Moebius Books

Instituto Allende, Ancha de San Antonio 20, San Miguel de Allende, Centro.