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The City and the Mountains

by: Eca de Queiros

Publisher: New Directions (1901)

$15.95

Staff Pick by comrade: AK

In the beginning of 'the City and the Mountains,' the narrow minded bourgeois city brat cares only about every latest gadget and new piece of technology available to make life more 'comfortable' and 'civilized.' By the end, we've seen a beautiful transition into someone aware of poor living conditions around him and who uses his vast resources towards helping his fellow people out of poverty, and who also appreciates nature in it's pure form.