A Guide for the Perplexed by Dara Horn

By Dara Horn

The incomparable Dara Horn returns with a spellbinding novel of ways expertise alterations reminiscence and the way reminiscence shapes the soul.

Software prodigy Josie Ashkenazi has invented an program that files every thing its clients do. while an Egyptian library invitations her to go to as a expert, her jealous sister Judith persuades her to move. yet in Egypt’s postrevolutionary chaos, Josie is abducted—leaving Judith unfastened to take over Josie’s existence at domestic, together with her husband and daughter, whereas Josie’s expertise for retaining thoughts turns into a shocking attempt of her empathy and her merely technique of escape.

A century previous, one other vacationer arrives in Egypt: Solomon Schechter, a Cambridge professor attempting to find a medieval archive hidden in a Cairo synagogue. either he and Josie are haunted via the paintings of the medieval thinker Moses Maimonides, a physician and rationalist who sought to reconcile religion and technological know-how, future and loose will. yet what Schechter reveals, as he tracks down the remnants of a thousand-year-old community’s once-vibrant existence, will show the facility and perils of what Josie’s creative paintings brings into being: an international the place not anything is ever forgotten.

An engrossing experience that intertwines tales from Genesis, medieval philosophy, and the electronic frontier, A consultant for the Perplexed is a unique of profound internal that means and unbelievable imagination.

See also: <a href="https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21518938-string-theory">;
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Ecco, questo accordo anglo-russo è l’architrave della trattativa che si è svolta segretamente, ed è anche la prospettiva più seria per l’ulteriore sviluppo del conflitto. La Russia ha un potenziale umano immenso, ed è questo che i tedeschi temono, un’ondata umana irrefrenabile sul confine orientale, e l’Inghilterra ha la più potente flotta da guerra del mondo, quantunque la Germania abbia fatto di tutto per emularla: dunque questi due fattori, collegati, prospettano una situazione di sperequazione tra i due schieramenti, a favore appunto dell’Intesa e dell’alleanza anglo-russa in particolare.

Quando si presenta dinanzi al ministro serbo, il ministro delle finanze in quel momento si trovava al posto del primo ministro Pasic, si sente rispondere: «ma è impossibile radunare immediatamente il Consiglio dei ministri al completo perché una parte dei ministri si trova in questo momento in viaggio», e l’ambasciatore austriaco risponde sarcastico: «nell’età delle ferrovie, del telegrafo e del telefono, e data la piccola estensione del regno di Serbia, la cosa non dovrebbe essere difficile». Senza aspettare risposta, si allontana e lascia la sede del governo serbo.

Questo piano, come si è detto prima, prevede un Blitz – come fu detto poi in epoca hitleriana, «la guerra lampo» – in cui la Francia cadeva in sei settimane, la mobilitazione russa sarebbe stata lenta, e la guerra sarebbe stata vinta. Ma alla base di tutto questo, di questo castello – forse di carta – c’era l’idea che l’Inghilterra restasse fuori dal conflitto. Guglielmo concepisce siffatte speranze (la neutralità inglese, la vittoria rapida), però è prudente nel fare dichiarazioni pubbliche. 38 La sua prima voce ufficiale è quella che egli fa udire a proposito dell’ultimatum austriaco; ed è una voce spesso dimenticata ma sintomatica.

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