The Japanese Lover

The Japanese Lover
Author: Isabel Allende
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-11-03
ISBN: 1501117009
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Japanese Lover Book Excerpt:

From New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende, “a magical and sweeping” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) love story and multigenerational epic that stretches from San Francisco in the present-day to Poland and the United States during World War II. In 1939, as Poland falls under the shadow of the Nazis, young Alma Belasco’s parents send her away to live in safety with an aunt and uncle in their opulent mansion in San Francisco. There, as the rest of the world goes to war, she encounters Ichimei Fukuda, the quiet and gentle son of the family’s Japanese gardener. Unnoticed by those around them, a tender love affair begins to blossom. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the two are cruelly pulled apart as Ichimei and his family—like thousands of other Japanese Americans—are declared enemies and forcibly relocated to internment camps run by the United States government. Throughout their lifetimes, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love that they are forever forced to hide from the world. Decades later, Alma is nearing the end of her long and eventful life. Irina Bazili, a care worker struggling to come to terms with her own troubled past, meets the elderly woman and her grandson, Seth, at San Francisco’s charmingly eccentric Lark House nursing home. As Irina and Seth forge a friendship, they become intrigued by a series of mysterious gifts and letters sent to Alma, eventually learning about Ichimei and this extraordinary secret passion that has endured for nearly seventy years. Sweeping through time and spanning generations and continents, The Japanese Lover is written with the same keen understanding of her characters that Isabel Allende has been known for since her landmark first novel The House of the Spirits. The Japanese Lover is a moving tribute to the constancy of the human heart in a world of unceasing change.

A History of Chilean Literature

A History of Chilean Literature
Author: Ignacio López-Calvo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 683
Release: 2021-10-14
ISBN: 1108487378
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Chilean Literature Book Excerpt:

This book covers the heterogeneity of Chilean literary production from the times of the Spanish conquest to the present. It shifts critical focus from national identity and issues to a more multifaceted transnational, hemispheric, and global approach. Its emphasis is on the paradigm transition from the purportedly homogeneous to the heterogeneous.

A Cultural History of Spanish Speakers in Japan

A Cultural History of Spanish Speakers in Japan
Author: Araceli Tinajero
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2021
ISBN: 303064488X
Category: Civilization
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Cultural History of Spanish Speakers in Japan Book Excerpt:

Beginning in 1990, thousands of Spanish speakers emigrated to Japan. A Cultural History of Spanish Speakers in Japan focuses on the intellectuals, literature, translations, festivals, cultural associations, music (bolero, tropical music, and pop, including reggaeton), dance (flamenco, tango and salsa), radio, newspapers, magazines, libraries, and blogs produced in Spanish, in Japan, by Latin Americans and Spaniards who have lived in that country over the last three decades. Based on in-depth research in archives throughout the country as well as field work including several interviews, Japanese-speaking Mexican scholar Araceli Tinajero uncovers a transnational, contemporary cultural history that is not only important for today but for future generations. Araceli Tinajero is professor of Hispanic literatures at The City College of New York and at the Graduate Center. She is the author of Orientalismo en el modernismo hispanoamericano, El Lector: A History of the Cigar Factory, and Kokoro: A Mexican Woman in Japan. Tinajero is the editor or co-editor of various volumes including Exilio y cosmopolitismo en el arte y la literatura hispanica, Orientalisms of the Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian World, Technology and Culture in Twentieth Century Mexico, and Handbook on Cuban History, Literature, and the Arts. She is the Book Review Editor of the journal Asia / America Latina.

Latin American Literature in Transition 1980 2018 Volume 5

Latin American Literature in Transition 1980   2018  Volume 5
Author: Mónica Szurmuk,Debra A. Castillo
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 671
Release: 2022-12-08
ISBN: 1108982646
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latin American Literature in Transition 1980 2018 Volume 5 Book Excerpt:

How do we address the idea of the literary now at the end of the second decade in the 21st century? Many traditional categories obscure or overlook significant contemporary forms of cultural production. This volume looks at literature and culture in general in this hinge period. Latin American Literature in Transition 1980-2018 examines the ways literary culture complicates national or area studies understandings of cultural production. Topics point to fresh, intersectional understandings of cultural practice, while keeping in mind the ongoing stakes in a struggle over material and intangible cultural and political borders that are being reinforced in formidable ways.

Latino Almanac

Latino Almanac
Author: Nicolás Kanellos
Publsiher: Visible Ink Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022-09-06
ISBN: 1578597536
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latino Almanac Book Excerpt:

A celebration of people and pride! Explore the achievements and contributions of Latinos in the United States with this illuminating history. Whether calling themselves Latino, Latinx, Hispanic, Chicano, or something else, Latinos in the United States are a mix of people and multiple identities, each unique, varied, and accomplished. Beginning with the Spanish explorers in the sixteenth century, Latinos have been an important part of American society. They’ve fought the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and all wars in between and since, and in the last decade, their businesses have grown at twice the pace of the overall U.S. economy. The most complete and affordable single-volume reference on Latino history available today, Latino Almanac: From Columbus to Corporate America honors the history and the impact of Latinos on the United States. This hefty tome is a fascinating mix of biographies, little-known or misunderstood historical facts, and enlightening essays on significant legislation, movements, current issues, and achievements across a variety of fields, including business, labor, politics, the military, music, sports, law, media, religion, art, literature, theater, film, science, technology, and medicine. A large collection of 650 biographies includes both celebrated and lesser-known Latino stars, such as Dolores Fernández Huerta, labor leader Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court justice Juan Felipe Herrera, U.S. poet laureate Roberto C. Goizueta, businessperson, former CEO of Coca-Cola Selena Gómez, actor, singer, producer Rebecca Lobo, basketball player, sports analyst Anthony D. Romero, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, U.S. congressperson Ellen Ochoa, astronaut, engineer Anthony R. Jiménez, entrepreneur María Hinojosa, journalist Dennis Chávez, U.S. senator Oscar Muñoz, businessperson, CEO United Airlines Antonia Novello, surgeon general of the United States Geraldo Miguel Rivera, journalist Lin-Manuel Miranda, playwright, actor, director Alex Rodríguez, baseball player Rodolfo Anaya, novelist Desi Arnaz, television producer, actor, singer Jessica Mendoza, sportscaster, softball player Nydia Velásquez, U.S. congressperson Edward James Olmos, actor Marco Rubio, U.S. senator Rita Moreno, actor, dancer César Chávez, labor leader Marcelo Claure, businessperson, former Sprint CEO Ariel Dorfman, playwright, novelist Miriam Colón, actress, theater owner, producer Joaquín Castro, chair of the Hispanic Congressional Caucus And many, many more! While Latinos are among both the original and newest immigrants, today the majority of U.S. Latinos were born here and most speak English—although most are bilingual to one degree or another. Their influence on the economy and culture continues to increase. Their impact on the United States has been wide-ranging. Salsa has even overtaken ketchup to become the most popular condiment in the United States! Devoted to illustrating the moving and often lost history of Latinos in America, Latino Almanac is a unique and valuable resource. Numerous photographs and illustrations, a helpful, bibliography, timeline, and an extensive index add to its usefulness. Commemorating and honoring Latino achievements, honors, and influence, this important book brings to light all there is to admire and discover about Latino Americans!

Panor micas urbanas

Panor  micas urbanas
Author: Gorostiza López, Jorge
Publsiher: Editorial UOC
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-03-28
ISBN: 8491165509
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Panor micas urbanas Book Excerpt:

El cine nació cuando las ciudades comenzaron a transformarse en los complejos y problemáticos lugares que habitamos hoy en día. Las poblaciones desde entonces fueron el lugar donde se desarrollaron los argumentos de las películas, y llegaron a tener en algunos casos un papel tan crucial como el de los protagonistas de carne y hueso. En este libro se recorre desde el optimismo vivido en los años veinte del siglo pasado, con la aparición de nuevas edificaciones como los rascacielos, que transformaron las grandes ciudades, hasta las fascinantes metrópolis actuales de países con economías en expansión, que al mismo tiempo continúan sufriendo problemas de marginalidad y delincuencia. Las 50 películas seleccionadas son primordiales para poder estudiar, y al mismo tiempo entender y llegar a conocer, cómo ha sido esa evolución de la ciudad hasta la actualidad, así como para constatar la influencia de la imagen en movimiento en esas poblaciones.

Conversations with Contemporary Photographers

Conversations with Contemporary Photographers
Author: Joan Fontcuberta,Graciela Iturbide,Max Pam,Duane Michals,Miguel Rio Branco,Philip-Lorca DiCorcia,Alex Webb
Publsiher: Umbrage Editions Incorporated
Total Pages: 285
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conversations with Contemporary Photographers Book Excerpt:

"Conversations is a landmark series in photography, featuring extensive interviews by major international critics with living masters on aesthetics, craft, and culture. The book traces the heritage of the medium in fascinating, informal discourses on topics ranging from the personal to the political, covering intimate detail and theoretical background alike. Complete with biographies, bibliographies, and self-portraits of each featured artist, it is both a vital record of contemporary photography and an engaging read."--BOOK JACKET.

Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2016
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Talking books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Historia m nima de Jap n

Historia m  nima de Jap  n
Author: Michiko Tanaka
Publsiher: El Colegio de Mexico AC
Total Pages: 407
Release: 2011-07-12
ISBN: 6074624402
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historia m nima de Jap n Book Excerpt:

Este libro presenta, a grandes rasgos, el extraordindario desarrollo político, económico, social y cultural de Japón desde sus orígenes hasta nuestros días. Se trata, también, de una caracterización de los cambios y las permanencias durante el proceso de conformación de lo japonés, en contraste e interacción constante con as experiencias de otro pueblos.

La dificultad se ser japon s

La dificultad se ser japon  s
Author: Francisco Navarro Navarro
Publsiher: Francisco Navarro Navarro
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1446659143
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Journal of Intercultural Studies

The Journal of Intercultural Studies
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Asia
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Journal of Intercultural Studies Book Excerpt:

The Greatest Game

The Greatest Game
Author: Malcolm Little
Publsiher: Malcolm Little
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2017-03-15
ISBN: 0994763069
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greatest Game Book Excerpt:

Amidst an AI-controlled utopia, a government agent recruits a Seattle detective. Their assignment: uncover the truth behind strange disturbances affecting the global panopticon. Alongside a representative of the AI overseer, they discover plans designed to reshape the human condition. When faced with pivotal choices, what they decide may have repercussions for the future of our species.

Per en el espejo de Vargas Llosa

Per   en el espejo de Vargas Llosa
Author: Emilia I. Deffis de Calvo,Javier Vargas de Luna
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Okaeri

Okaeri
Author: Varios autores
Publsiher: Taketombo Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-03-12
ISBN: 849404835X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Okaeri Book Excerpt:

¿Por qué dejamos nuestro país de origen? ¿Cuándo decidimos que queremos formar parte de manera definitiva de una cultura que nos acogió, en un principio, solo por un tiempo? Esta antología de relatos se complementa con la obra Tadaima y ofrece al lector las reflexiones de autores que han pasado parte de su vida, o que siguen viviendo, en una situación transcultural.

Magia oriental

Magia oriental
Author: Idries Shah
Publsiher: eBook Partnership
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2019-04-29
ISBN: 1784799378
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magia oriental Book Excerpt:

El libro Magia oriental es reconocido como un brillante estudio acerca de caAmo, quaA(c) y por quaA(c) piensa la gente, en territorios que se extienden desde el norte de aAfrica hasta JapaAn.Profusamente ilustrado, el libro es el resultado de aaAos de investigaciaAn y trabajo de campo en una docena de diversas regiones culturales.Su erudita precisiaAn y genuina contribuciaAn al entendimiento cultural lo han transformado en un texto fundamental para cualquiera interesado en creencias informales y pra!cticas esotaA(c)ricas.El trabajo incluye material sobre alquimia india, el sistema abjad de los a!rabes, la adivinaciaAn y los hechizos talisma!nicos, e incluso contiene un antiguo conjuro Brahma!n para conseguir la inmortalidad.

Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna

Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna
Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc
Publsiher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
Total Pages: 2982
Release: 2011-06-01
ISBN: 1615355162
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna Book Excerpt:

The Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna covers all fields of knowledge, including arts, geography, philosophy, science, sports, and much more. Users will enjoy a quick reference of 24,000 entries and 2.5 million words. More then 4,800 images, graphs, and tables further enlighten students and clarify subject matter. The simple A-Z organization and clear descriptions will appeal to both Spanish speakers and students of Spanish.

Economista

Economista
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 844
Release: 1971
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Philippine Review

The Philippine Review
Author: Gregorio Nieva
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1919
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Philippines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Latin American Theatre Review

Latin American Theatre Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 726
Release: 1967
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Latin American drama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Latin American Theatre Review Book Excerpt:

Una vez fui t Once I Was You Spanish Edition

Una vez fui t    Once I Was You Spanish Edition
Author: Maria Hinojosa
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN: 1982135212
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Una vez fui t Once I Was You Spanish Edition Book Excerpt:

“El punto de vista de María es poderoso y vital. Hace años, cuando In the Heights empezaba a presentarse en teatros off-Broadway, María corrió la voz en nuestra comunidad para que apoyáramos este nuevo musical que trataba sobre nuestros vecindarios. Ella ha sido una campeona de nuestros triunfos, una crítica de nuestros detractores y una fuerza clave para enfrentar y corregir los errores de nuestra sociedad. Cuando María habla, estoy listo para escuchar y aprender de ella.” —Lin-Manuel Miranda La periodista ganadora de cuatro premios Emmy y presentadora de Latino USA de NPR, María Hinojosa, cuenta la historia de la inmigración en los Estados Unidos a través de las experiencias de su familia y décadas de hacer reportajes, con lo cual crea un riguroso retrato de un país en crisis. María Hinojosa es una periodista galardonada que ha colaborado con las cadenas más respetadas y se ha distinguido por realizar reportajes con un toque humano. En estas memorias escritas con gran belleza, nos relata la historia de la política de inmigración de los EE.UU. que nos ha llevado al punto en que estamos hoy, al mismo tiempo que nos comparte su historia profundamente personal. Durante treinta años, María Hinojosa ha informado sobre historias y comunidades en los Estados Unidos que a menudo son ignoradas por los principales medios de comunicación. La autora de bestsellers Julia Álvarez la ha llamado “una de las líderes culturales más importantes, respetadas y queridas de la comunidad Latinx”. En Una vez fui tú, María nos comparte su experiencia personal de haber crecido como mexicanoamericana en el sur de Chicago y documentar el páramo existencial de los campos de detención de inmigrantes para los medios de comunicación que a menudo cuestionaban su trabajo. En estas páginas, María ofrece un relato personal y revelador de cómo la retórica en torno a la inmigración no solo ha influido en las actitudes de los estadounidenses hacia los extranjeros, sino que también ha permitido la negligencia intencional y el lucro a expensas de las poblaciones más vulnerables de nuestro país, lo que ha propiciado el sistema resquebrajado que tenemos hoy en día. Estas memorias honestas y estremecedoras crean un vívido retrato de cómo llegamos aquí y lo que significa ser una superviviente, una feminista, una ciudadana y una periodista que hace valer su propia voz mientras lucha por la verdad. Una vez fui tú es un llamado urgente a los compatriotas estadounidenses para que abran los ojos a la crisis de la inmigración y entiendan que nos afecta a todos. También disponible en inglés como Once I Was You.