The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel

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The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel

Author: ,

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441142452

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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Book Summary: The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel provides an accessible introduction to an important World literature. While many of the authors covered-Aira, Bolaño, Castellanos Moya, Vásquez-are gaining an increasing readership in English and are frequently taught, there is sparse criticism in English beyond book reviews. This book provides the guidance necessary for a more sophisticated and contextualized understanding of these authors and their works. Underestimated or unfamiliar Spanish American novels and novelists are introduced through conceptually rigorous essays. Sections on each writer include: *the author's reception in their native country, Spanish America, and Spain *biographical history *a critical examination of their work, including key themes and conceptual concerns *translation history *scholarly reception The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel offers an authoritative guide to a rich and varied novelistic tradition. It covers all demographic areas, including United States Latino authors, in exploring the diversity of this literature and its major themes, such as exile, migration, and gender representation.


Writing and the Revolution

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Writing and the Revolution

Author: Katie Brown

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 1786942828

Genre: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

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Book Summary: In contrast to recent theories of the 'global' Latin American novel, this book reveals the enduring importance of the national in contemporary Venezuelan fiction, arguing that the novels studied respond to both the nationalist and populist cultural policies of the Bolivarian Revolution and Venezuela's literary isolation. The latter results from factors including the legacy of the Boom and historically low levels of emigration from Venezuela. Grounded in theories of metafiction and intertextuality, the book provides a close reading of eight novels published between 2004 (the year in which the first Minister for Culture was appointed) and 2012 (the last full year of President Chávez's life), relating these novels to the context of their production. Each chapter explores a way in which these novels reflect on writing, from the protagonists as readers and writers in different contexts, through appearances from real life writers, to experiments with style and popular culture, and finally questioning the boundaries between fiction and reality. This literary analysis complements overarching studies of the Bolivarian Revolution by offering an insight into how Bolivarian policies and practices affect people on an individual, emotional and creative level. In this context, self-reflexive narratives afford their writers a form of political agency.


Los cielos de Curumo

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Los cielos de Curumo

Author: Juan Carlos Chirinos

Publisher: La Huerta Grande

ISBN: 8417118527

Genre: Fiction

Page: 192

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Book Summary: Los cielos de Curumo es una narración dispuesta a modo de castillo de naipes en la que se mezclan y ensamblan las vidas de cinco amigas, el perfil urbano de Caracas, la lluvia incesante, la urgencia de los animales carroñeros, el mal que corroe y los signos de la decadencia de un país que no supo ver lo que se le venía encima. Chirinos es un cuentista despiadado. Su escritura se muestra aquí en todo su esplendor: cruda, poco compasiva y no por ello menos luminosa. Su análisis del poder es certero porque no rehúye su sordidez, nada le concede a la mesura. Su maestría en el uso del lenguaje y de las técnicas narrativas apabulla. El que lea a Chirinos no se sorprenderá recordando a José Balza, al primer Vargas Llosa, a Céline, a Faulkner o al Cepeda de La casa Grande. Son los maestros que parecen alumbrar esta prosa.


Escribir afuera. Cuentos de intemperies y querencias

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Escribir afuera. Cuentos de intemperies y querencias

Author: ,

Publisher: Ediciones Kálathos SL

ISBN: 8412331621

Genre: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: ¨¨Tiene en sus manos un libro importante. Es al mismo tiempo un panorama representativo de la literatura venezolana actual y un documento histórico de las tensiones políticas y humanas que la atraviesan a principios del siglo XXI. Se lee como un viaje de ida y vuelta, una colección de denuncias, una sucesión de radiografía, la expresión polífónica de un mismo duelo colectivo.¨¨ Jorge Carrión


Venezuela

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Venezuela

Author: Juan Carlos Chirinos

Publisher: La Huerta Grande

ISBN: 8417118012

Genre: History

Page: 144

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Book Summary: Es difícil saber cómo interfiere la distancia cuando uno se lanza a contar a siete mil kilómetros el relato de la tierra que lo vio nacer y en la que se crió. Juan Carlos Chirinos lo ha hecho, pensando en quienes desde fuera de Venezuela asistimos inquietos a un drama que no debería estar ocurriendo. Ha querido ofrecernos una visión del país que lleva consigo, alentado por el deseo de que esa visión trasluzca algo auténtico: "La bandera blanca que ondea en el puente que limita entre lo que somos y lo que hemos tratado de ser".


Creative Illustration Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists

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Creative Illustration Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists

Author: Katherine Dunn

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1610594088

Genre: Art

Page: 144

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Book Summary: Whether you have experience drawing or are completely new to it, this exciting workshop-style book provides practical, inspiring, and creative exercises which will expand your drawing skills and provide a framework for integrating illustration with other mixed-media techniques, With a focus on drawing what you love and what is familiar, you will be led through the development of several illustration exercises, which launch from jotted notes and eventually blossom into unique mixed-media creations. You will become familiar with a wide variety of media and approaches to drawing, learn how to work through "creative blocks," and discover ways to scan and layer your illustrations using a computer.


The History of Blood Transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa

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The History of Blood Transfusion in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: William H. Schneider

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 0821444530

Genre: History

Page: 244

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Book Summary: This first extensive study of the practice of blood transfusion in Africa traces the history of one of the most important therapies in modern medicine from the period of colonial rule to independence and the AIDS epidemic. The introduction of transfusion held great promise for improving health, but like most new medical practices, transfusion needed to be adapted to the needs of sub-Saharan Africa, for which there was no analogous treatment in traditional African medicine. This otherwise beneficent medical procedure also created a “royal road” for microorganisms, and thus played a central part in the emergence of human immune viruses in epidemic form. As with more developed health care systems, blood transfusion practices in sub-Saharan Africa were incapable of detecting the emergence of HIV. As a result, given the wide use of transfusion, it became an important pathway for the initial spread of AIDS. Yet African health officials were not without means to understand and respond to the new danger, thanks to forty years of experience and a framework of appreciating long-standing health risks. The response to this risk, detailed in this book, yields important insight into the history of epidemics and HIV/AIDS. Drawing on research from colonial-era governments, European Red Cross societies, independent African governments, and directly from health officers themselves, this book is the only historical study of the practice of blood transfusion in Africa.


McGraw-Hill Education Intermediate Spanish Grammar

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McGraw-Hill Education Intermediate Spanish Grammar

Author: Luis Aragones,Ramon Palencia

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071840680

Genre: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

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Book Summary: What you need to know to master intermediate Spanish grammar McGraw-Hill Education: Intermediate Spanish Grammar guides you through this often-difficult subject, clearly explaining advanced concepts and giving you the practice you need to reach your language goals. Written in clear Spanish, with English glosses for key concepts, each chapter introduces one grammar topic followed by skill-building exercises, allowing you to learn and study at your own pace. At the end of this workbook, you will have mastered grammar areas such as gender, articles, adjectives, possessives, and verb tenses and will be ready to take your grammar knowledge to an advanced level. Features: 116 units, each presenting one topic in a bite-sized, two-page format More than 400 exercises that give you real confidence in your new language skills A comprehensive grammar glossary highlighting essential concepts A bilingual glossary featuring hundreds of terms for quick reference Numerous illustrations and usage examples showing Spanish grammar in context Luis Aragones and Ramon Palencia are Spanish-language learning experts. Grupo SM is the third-largest educational publisher in the Spanish-speaking world. McGraw-Hill Education: Intermediate Spanish Grammar is the second book in a three-part series: after completing this workbook you can build on your skills with McGraw-Hill Education: Advanced Spanish Grammar.


Wake In Fright: Text Classics

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Wake In Fright: Text Classics

Author: Kenneth Cook

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 1921921781

Genre: Fiction

Page: 224

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Book Summary: Wake in Fright tells the tale of John Grant's journey into an alcoholic, sexual and spiritual nightmare. It is the original and the greatest outback horror story. Bundanyabba and its citizens will forever haunt its readers. This edition includes an introduction by Peter Temple and an afterword by David Stratton. Wake in Fright was made into a film in 1971, arguably the greatest film ever made in Australia. It starred Donald Pleasence, Chips Rafferty, and Jack Thompson in his first screen role. Lost for many years, the restored film was re-released to acclaim in 2009. Kenneth Cook was born in Sydney in 1929. Wake in Fright was published in 1961 to high praise in New York and London, and launched Cook's writing career. Cook wrote twenty-one books in all, along with screenplays and scripts for radio and TV. Peter Temple is one of Australia's finest writers. His novel Truth won the 2010 Miles Franklin Award and the Victorian Premier's Literary Award. Temple has written nine novels and has been published in more than twenty countries. David Stratton is co-presenter of At the Movies on ABC television and film critic for the Australian. He has also served as a President of the International Critics Jury for the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals, written three books and is currently lecturing in Film History at the University of Sydney. textclassics.com.au 'It might be fifty years since the novel appeared yet it retains its freshness, its narrative still compels, and its bleak vision still disquiets...Cook can make us feel the heat, see the endless horizon, hear the sad singing on a little train as it traverses the monotonous plain.' Peter Temple, from the Introduction 'Wake in Fright deserves its status as a modern classic. Cook's prose is masterful and the story is gripping from the first page to the last.' M. J. Hyland 'A classic novel which became a classic film. The Outback without the sentimental bulldust. Australia without the sugar coating.' Robert Drewe 'Wake in Fright is a classic of the ugly side of Menzies' Australia, its brutality, its drunkenness, its anxiety to crush all sensibility. All of this is harrowingly reacorded - the destruction of a young soul fresh to Australia - in Kenneth Cook's remarkable novel.' Thomas Keneally 'A true dark classic of Australian literature.' J. M. Coetzee '...a kind of outback Lord of the Flies...Written entirely from Grant's point of view, the prose is at first straightforward, the landscape and its people evoked simply and vividly. But later, as Grant descends into his own personal hell and finally to the depths of despair, the writing takes on the quality of a delirious dream. The concluding narrative twists will rock both Grant (and the reader) back on their heels.' Crime Time UK ‘A chilling outback horror and an Australian classic.’ Guardian, Top 10 tales from the frontier


First We Eat

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First We Eat

Author: Eva Kosmas Flores

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683352246

Genre: Cooking

Page: 304

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Book Summary: Eva Kosmas Flores finds inspiration in her Greek heritage and the bountiful produce of her garden in Oregon. She uses both to craft her seasonal and approachable recipes, each paired with a mouthwatering image. The bounty of fresh, vibrant produce overflowing from her garden comes through on every page, and Flores undertakes rigorous recipe testing to share her most creative, delicious ways to make use of these foods. Showcasing her unforgettable, atmospheric photography style, First We Eat is a gorgeous reference on seasonal cooking that celebrates the beauty of the Pacific Northwest, Mediterranean influences, effortless and stylish presentations, and simple preparations, all designed to share with friends and family.


Rosehead

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Rosehead

Author: Ksenia Anske

Publisher: Ksenia Anske

ISBN: 1497431069

Genre: Fiction

Page: 272

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Book Summary: Misunderstood and overmedicated, twelve-year-old Lilith Bloom finds the prospect of a grand family reunion decidedly dull... That is, until she discovers that the rose garden surrounding her grandfather's Berlin mansion is, well, completely and utterly carnivorous. Armed with Panther, her talking pet whippet, and the help of the mute boy next door, Lilith must unravel the secrets behind the mysterious estate, all while her family remains gloriously unaware that they are about to be devoured.


The Child Pirate

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The Child Pirate

Author: Susan Troutt

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1467818992

Genre: Fiction

Page: 288

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Book Summary: Tiptoe into your kitchen and look beyond natures design. Yes, there topping the cabinet. Of course, you say, its only a countertop. But, do not stop there. Look into the countertop. Look right there, boys and girls, right under your fingertips, cold and hard in its swirls, chips, and crystals. Do you see them? Once you open your eyes, surely you will see the faces. Why, in the right-hand corner alone there is Queenie Ester, and the Child Pirate. And look there, just a little lower and see the Child-faced Cat, and Susan the Orphan. They are trapped there in time. They can never come out, but always they are changing, evolving. Each of them can be discovered, and then with merely a swish of a rag, each evolves into something else. But they are always, always present, for they are each part of a tale from the granite countertop. They have whispered their tales into my imagination, and now I shall share them with you. In this book we find the story of Briney McDoogal, abandoned as a baby by his mother and thrust upon his father, the brave pirate Captain Thomas McDoogal, and his crew of Gypsy Laddie pirates. Do not feel sorry for Briney. He lives a remarkable life, salty with danger and peppered with real pirate adventures as he sails from Scotland to the sandy shores of Jamaica and uncovers mysterious clues for a hidden treasure. But alas, as you shall soon read, all is not well for Briney. He must beware, for someone is watching his every move. Join Briney McDoogal, the Child Pirate, as he and a schooner full of other captivating characters blend imagination with history for a truly a wild adventure on the high seas.


Find Momo

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Find Momo

Author: Andrew Knapp

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 1594746834

Genre: Pets

Page: 144

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Book Summary: Play hide-and-seek with Instagram’s favorite border collie, hiding in every page of this New York Times best-selling book of beautiful landscape photography. Momo and his best buddy Andrew Knapp travel all over—through fields, down country roads, across cities, and into yards, neighborhoods, and spaces of all sorts. The result is a book of spectacular photography that’s also a game for kids or adults of all ages. Perfect for fans of coffee table books, a must-have for kids on a long car trip, and a great dog lover gift.


The Space Within

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The Space Within

Author: Robert McCarter

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780237073

Genre: Architecture

Page: 144

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Book Summary: Alvar Aalto once argued that what mattered in architecture wasn’t what a building looks like on the day it opens but what it is like to live inside it thirty years later. In this book, architect and critic Robert McCarter persuasively argues that interior spatial experience is the necessary starting point for design, and the quality of that experience is the only appropriate means of evaluating a work after it has been built. McCarter reveals that we can’t really know a piece of architecture without inhabiting its spaces, and we need to counter our contemporary obsession with exterior views and forms with a renewed appreciation for interiors. He explores how interior space has been integral to the development of modern architecture from the late 1800s to today, and he examines how architects have engaged interior space and its experiences in their design processes, fundamentally transforming traditional approaches to composition. Eloquently placing us within a host of interior spaces, he opens up new ways of thinking about architecture and what its goals are and should be.