Requiem for a Spanish Peasant


Author: Ramón José Sender
Publisher: Hispanic Classics
ISBN: 9780856687822
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 137
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Ramon Jose Sender Graces was born on 3rd February 1901. He was a prolific writer, who published a vast quantity of novels, stories, plays, essays, poetry and articles throughout his life. He wrote Requiem por un campesino espanol during one week in 1952, with the intention that it be part of a collection of short stories. That book never materialised, but Sender's novella was published by Aquelarre in Mexico in 1953 under the title Mosen Millan . The title was changed in 1960 by New York publisher Las Americas to something that could be meaningfully translated into English. The political message conveyed within the book meant that it was not published in Spain until 1974. Requiem for a Spanish Peasant relates the thoughts and memories of Mosen Millan, the parish priest, as he sits in the vestry of the church in a nameless Aragonese village, preparing to conduct a Reqiuem Mass to celebrate the life of a young peasant, Paco el del Molino, killed by the Nationalist army a year earlier, at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. As he waits, his thoughts are interrupted by the occasional comings and goings of an altar boy, who hums to himself an anonymous ballad. This ballad, along with Millan's thoughts and the voice of an omniscient narrator, creates three strands of narration for the reader to follow.

Legend of Myself


Author: Maria Victoria Atencia
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781908343901
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 192
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In this collection of 65 short poems, Roberta Quance exemplifies the range, vitality and mysticism of work by one of Spain's foremost, if controversial, contemporary female poets, drawing on the contents of a number of Spanish collections. In Atencia's poetry the poetic subject is often seen as someone who occupies an interior space, either crossing over the threshold from the outside world to an inner one (a garden, a house, a castle), or moving from the inner, home space to one even more interior: the world of dreams and imagination and hope, which can project outward into liminal spaces of the sky or the sea. A very basic paradox of Christian mystical experience – of abasement and magnification – haunts Atencia's work. She has made her own one of its fundamental tenets: the purging of self, the shedding of all trace of worldly attachment in order to 'make room' for experience of a different reality: the self's sense of 'nothingness' in the face of beauty is a prized moment in and of itself; it is sublime. Atencia's definitive manner: classically shaped verse in the tradition of the 'pure poetry' of the Generation of 1927, which makes myth of a womanly self, is amply explored in this first major English edition of her work to appear since 1987. Roberta Quance is Senior Lecturer in Spanish and Portuguese Studies at Queen's University Belfast. She is author of books on mythology and modernity in modern literature and desire in the poetry of Lorca as well as articles on women writers and artists associated with the Generation of 1927 and translations of work by Carlos Piera.

Confronting Consumption


Author: Thomas Princen,Michael Maniates,Ken Conca
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262661287
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 382
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Essays that offer ecological, social, and political perspectives on the problem of overconsumption.

Rethinking Money

How New Currencies Turn Scarcity into Prosperity
Author: Bernard Lietaer,Jacqui Dunne
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1609942981
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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As the United States struggles and the economies of Europe stagger, we fail to see a way out of this agonizing cycle of repeated financial meltdowns. In fact, there are thousands of ways to solve not only our recurring fiscal crises but our ongoing social and ecological debacles as well. Solutions are already in place where terrible problems once existed. The changes came about not through increased conventional taxation, enlightened self-interest, or government programs but by people simply rethinking the concept of money. With this restructuring, everything changes. In this visionary book, Bernard Lietaer and Jacqui Dunne explore the origins of our current monetary system—built on bank debt and scarcity—revealing the surprising and sometimes shocking ways its unconscious limitations give rise to so many serious problems. But there is hope. The authors present stories of ordinary people and their communities using new money, working in cooperation with national currencies, to strengthen local economies, create work, beautify cities, and provide education—and so much more is possible. These real-world examples are just the tip of the iceberg—over 4,000 cooperative currencies are already in existence. The book provides remedies for challenges faced by governments, businesses, nonprofits, local communities, and even banks. It demystifies a complex and critically important topic and will strike a deep chord with readers eager to find innovative, meaningful solutions that will do far more than restore prosperity—it will provide the framework for an era of sustainable abundance.

The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote


Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820324302
Category: Fiction
Page: 942
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"Smollett's Don Quixote first appeared in 1755 and was for many years the most popular English-language version of Cervantes's masterpiece. However, soon after the start of the nineteenth century, its reputation began to suffer. Rival translators, literary hucksters, and careless scholars initiated or fed a variety of charges against Smollett - even plagiarism. For almost 130 years no publisher risked reprinting it.".

Henry Parker and the English Civil War

The Political Thought of the Public's 'Privado'
Author: Michael Mendle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521521314
Category: History
Page: 228
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Professor Mendle situates each of Parker's significant tracts in its polemical, intellectual, and political context.

Mexico at the World's Fairs

Crafting a Modern Nation
Author: Mauricio Tenorio-Trillo
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520202672
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 373
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"Cosmopolitan approach frames the issue within a more international setting than is common in works about a single Latin American country. Recommended"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

The Devil's Dictionary (or The Cynic's Wordbook: Unabridged with all the Definitions)


Author: Ambrose Bierce
Publisher: e-artnow
ISBN: 8074843955
Category: Fiction
Page: 139
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Devil's Dictionary (or The Cynic's Wordbook: Unabridged with all the Definitions)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The book is a classic satire in the form of a dictionary on which Bierce worked for decades. It was originally published in 1906 as The Cynic's Word Book before being retitled in 1911. A number of the definitions are accompanied by satiric verses, many of which are signed with comic pseudonyms. It offers reinterpretations of terms in the English language which lampoon cant and political double-talk as well as other aspects of human foolishness and frailty. The definitions provide satirical, witty and often politically pointed representations of the words that is seeks to "define". The Devil's Dictionary has inspired many imitations both in its day and more recently. Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (1842 – 1914?) was an American satirist, critic, poet, editor and journalist. Bierce became a prolific author of short stories often humorous and sometimes bitter or macabre. His dark, sardonic views and vehemence as a critic earned him the nickname, "Bitter Bierce".

Undocumented

A Worker's Fight
Author: Duncan Tonatiuh
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1683352416
Category: Social Science
Page: 15
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Undocumented is the story of immigrant workers who have come to the United States without papers. Every day, these men and women join the work force and contribute positively to society. The story is told via the ancient Mixtec codex—accordion fold—format. Juan grew up in Mexico working in the fields to help provide for his family. Struggling for money, Juan crosses over into the United States and becomes an undocumented worker, living in a poor neighborhood, working hard to survive. Though he is able to get a job as a busboy at a restaurant, he is severely undercompensated—he receives less than half of the minimum wage! Risking his boss reporting him to the authorities for not having proper resident papers, Juan risks everything and stands up for himself and the rest of the community.

100 Years of Spanish Cinema


Author: Tatjana Pavlović,Inmaculada Alvarez,Rosana Blanco-Cano,Anitra Grisales,Alejandra Osorio,Alejandra Sánchez
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444304800
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 296
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100 Years of Spanish Cinema provides an in-depth look at the most important movements, films, and directors of twentieth-century Spain from the silent era to the present day. A glossary of film terms provides definitions of essential technical, aesthetic, and historical terms Features a visual portfolio illustrating key points of many of the films analyzed Includes a clear, concise timeline to help students quickly place films and genres in Spain’s political, economical, and historical contexts Discusses over 20 films including Amor Que Mata, Un Chien Andalou, Viridana, El Verdugo, El Crimen de Cuenca, and Pepi, Luci, Born

Women on the Margins

Three Seventeenth-century Lives
Author: Natalie Zemon Davis
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674955202
Category: Social Science
Page: 360
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In this fascinating book, Natalie Zemon Davis retrieves individual lives from historical obscurity to give readers a window onto the early modern world. Profiling three women--one Jewish, one Catholic, one Protestant--whose memoirs and writings make for a spellbinding tale, the author tells readers more about the life of early modern Europe than many an official history. 41 halftone illustrations.

Becoming a Revolutionary

The Deputies of the French National Assembly and the Emergence of a Revolutionary Culture (1789-1790)
Author: Timothy Tackett
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400864313
Category: History
Page: 374
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Here Timothy Tackett tests some of the diverse explanations of the origins of the French Revolution by examining the psychological itineraries of the individuals who launched it--the deputies of the Estates General and the National Assembly. Based on a wide variety of sources, notably the letters and diaries of over a hundred deputies, the book assesses their collective biographies and their cultural and political experience before and after 1789. In the face of the current "revisionist" orthodoxy, it argues that members of the Third Estate differed dramatically from the Nobility in wealth, status, and culture. Virtually all deputies were familiar with some elements of the Enlightenment, yet little evidence can be found before the Revolution of a coherent oppositional "ideology" or "discourse." Far from the inexperienced ideologues depicted by the revisionists, the Third Estate deputies emerge as practical men, more attracted to law, history, and science than to abstract philosophy. Insofar as they received advance instruction in the possibility of extensive reform, it came less from reading books than from involvement in municipal and regional politics and from the actions and decrees of the monarchy itself. Before their arrival in Versailles, few deputies envisioned changes that could be construed as "Revolutionary." Such new ideas emerged primarily in the process of the Assembly itself and continued to develop, in many cases, throughout the first year of the Revolution. Originally published in 1996. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Civil Sphere in Latin America


Author: Jeffrey Alexander,Carlo Tognato
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108426832
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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Illuminates hot button issues in contemporary Latin America from an intellectually radical perspective, a sociological theory of democracy as civil sphere.

In Cold Blood

A True Account of a Multiple Murder and Its Consequences
Author: Truman Capote
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780140187014
Category: Feature films DVD.
Page: 335
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With the publication of this book, Capote permanently ripped through the barrier separating crime reportage from serious literature. As he reconstructs the 1959 murder of a Kansas farm family and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, Capote generates suspense and empathy.

How the World Works


Author: Noam Chomsky
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241961157
Category: Political Science
Page: 336
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With exceptional clarity and power of argument, Noam Chomsky lays bare as no one else can the realities of contemporary geopolitics. Divided into four sections, originally published in the US only as individual short books, collectively selling over half a million copies, How the World Works covers: * What Uncle Sam Really Wants: the main goals of US foreign policy; the devastation caused abroad; the brainwashing at home * The Prosperous Few and the Restless Many: the new global economy; food and Third World 'economic miracles'; the roots of racism * Secrets, Lies and Democracy: the US, the CIA, religious fundamentalism; global inequality; the coming eco-catastrophe * The Common Good: equality, freedom, the media; the myth of Third World debt; manufacturing dissent

Nationalism and Ethnosymbolism: History, Culture and Ethnicity in the Formation of Nations

History, Culture and Ethnicity in the Formation of Nations
Author: Athena Leoussi
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748629351
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
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Ethnosymbolism offers a distinct and innovative approach to the study of nations and nationalism. It focuses on the role of ethnic myths, historical memories, symbols and traditions in the creation and maintenance of the collective identity of modern nations. This book explores the different aspects of the ethnosymbolic approach to the study of ethnicity, nationality and nationalism.Nationalism and Ethnosymbolism first introduces the main theoretical considerations that have arisen in nationalism studies in the past two decades. It then presents a collection of case studies covering music and poetry, ethnosymbolism in antiquity, and a wide variety of nations and regions. Areas discussed include Eastern Europe and Russia, the Middle East, the Far East and India, Africa, and the Americas.Overall the book offers a defence of the methodology of ethnosymbolism and a demonstration of its explanatory power.

Sephardim in the Americas

Studies in Culture and History
Author: Martin Cohen
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817311769
Category: History
Page: 510
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Multidisciplinary essays examinig the historical and cultural history of the Sephardic experience in the Americas, from pre-expulsion Spain to the modern era, as recounted by some of the most outstanding interpreters of the field.

Evita by Evita


Author: Eva Perón
Publisher: J M Dent & Sons Ltd
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 235
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