La Sombra Del Viento

La Sombra Del Viento
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Publsiher: Planeta
Total Pages: 569
Release: 2006-11
ISBN: 9789504916000
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

La Sombra Del Viento Book Excerpt:

"Un amanecer de 1945, un muchacho es conducido por su padre a un misterioso lugar oculto en el corazón de la ciudad vieja: El Cementerio de los Libros Olvidados. Allí, Daniel Sempere encuentra un libro maldito que cambia el rumbo de su vida y lo arrastra a un laberinto de intrigas y secretos enterrados en el alma oscura de la ciudad. La Sombra del Viento es un misterio literario ambientado en la Barcelona de la primera mitad del siglo XX, desde los últimos esplendores del Modernismo, hasta las tinieblas de la posguerra". -- Cuarta de forros.

Memory and Spatiality in Post Millennial Spanish Narrative

Memory and Spatiality in Post Millennial Spanish Narrative
Author: Lorraine Ryan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2016-04-22
ISBN: 1317097564
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Memory and Spatiality in Post Millennial Spanish Narrative Book Excerpt:

Focusing on literary texts produced from 2000 to 2009, Lorraine Ryan examines the imbrication between the preservation of Republican memory and the transformations of Spanish public space during the period from 1931 to 2005. Accordingly, Ryan analyzes the spatial empowerment and disempowerment of Republican memory and identity in Dulce Chacón’s Cielos de barro, Ángeles López’s Martina, la rosa número trece, Alberto Méndez’s ’Los girasoles ciegos,’ Carlos Ruiz Zafón ́s La sombra del viento, Emili Teixidor’s Pan negro, Bernardo Atxaga’s El hijo del acordeonista, and José María Merino’s La sima. The interrelationship between Republican subalternity and space is redefined by these writers as tense and constantly in flux, undermined by its inexorable relationality, which leads to subjects endeavoring to instill into space their own values. Subjects erode the hegemonic power of the public space by articulating in an often surreptitious form their sense of belonging to a prohibited Republican memory culture. In the democratic period, they seek a categorical reinstatement of same on the public terrain. Ryan also considers the motivation underlying this coterie of authors’ commitment to the issue of historical memory, an analysis which serves to amplify the ambits of existing scholarship that tends to ascribe it solely to postmemory.

New Spain New Literatures

New Spain  New Literatures
Author: Luis Martín-Estudillo,Nicholas Spadaccini
Publsiher: Vanderbilt University Press
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2010-09-27
ISBN: 0826517250
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Spain New Literatures Book Excerpt:

Hispanic Studies; Literature; Latin American Studies.

A Diffuse Murmur of History

A Diffuse Murmur of History
Author: Fiona Schouten
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9789052015903
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Diffuse Murmur of History Book Excerpt:

After decades of uncomfortable silence, Spain has now started dealing with its violent twentieth-century past. In recent years, a vibrant memory discourse has emerged in Spanish society: the number of films, TV series, newspaper articles, history books, and memorials dedicated to the Civil War of 1936-1939 and the ensuing dictatorship of Franco has increased dramatically. Literature has also played its part in provoking and maintaining this memory boom, and as a consequence, the study of contemporary Spanish novels has started revolving around questions on the responsibility of the author, on the impact of literature in society, on its role in shaping memories, and on its ethical status. This book takes up these questions in an attempt to combine the outlook of collective memory studies with the theoretical demands of Poststructuralist theories. Focusing on themes such as haunting and the uncanny, nostalgia, the Bildungsroman genre, and autobiography, its author analyses memory narratives in fourteen novels by foremost Spanish authors like Javier Marías, Luis Goytisolo, Enrique Vila-Matas, and Manuel Vicent. -- From publisher's website.

Bibliophiles Murderous Bookmen and Mad Librarians

Bibliophiles  Murderous Bookmen  and Mad Librarians
Author: Robert Richmond Ellis
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-03-01
ISBN: 1487542380
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bibliophiles Murderous Bookmen and Mad Librarians Book Excerpt:

The word "bibliophilia" indicates a love of books, both as texts to be read and objects to be cherished for their physical qualities. Throughout the history of Iberian print culture, bibliophiles have attempted to explain the psychological experiences of reading and collecting books, as well as the social and economic conditions of book production. Bibliophiles, Murderous Bookmen, and Mad Librarians analyses Spanish bibliophiles who catalogue, organize, and archive books, as well as the publishers, artists, and writers who create them. Robert Richmond Ellis examines how books are represented in modern Spanish writing and how Spanish bibliophiles reflect on the role of books in their lives and in the histories and cultures of modern Spain. Through the combined approaches of literary studies, book history, and the book arts, Ellis argues that two strains of Spanish bibliophilia coalesce in the modern period: one that envisions books as a means of achieving personal fulfilment, and another that engages with politics and uses books to affirm linguistic, cultural, and regional and national identities.

La Sombra del Egombe egombe

La Sombra del Egombe   egombe
Author: Gudea de Lagash
Publsiher: Palibrio
Total Pages: 903
Release: 2013-10
ISBN: 1463322526
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

La Sombra del Egombe egombe Book Excerpt:

...va pasando el tiempo en un ir y venir por el pasillo, y para el alba la tormenta ha perdido la fuerza, mientras que "la Escopetilla" ha recuperado las suyas. Recostada entre las almohadas, sorbe una infusión de contrití que Junípero ha hecho para ella. A su lado, Juan José le toma el pulso que ahora late con normalidad. Ninguno de los tres tiene explicación para lo sucedido, hasta que entre las almohadas una bolsa del tamaño de una rosquilla de San Isidro asoma junto al camisón amarillo. En su interior, un dedo de mono seco, quizá el dedo corazón, y una pequeña hoja medio marchita... Esta es la historia de la familia Camaró y "Ojos de Gato", que tras La Guerra Civil Española de 1936, y bajo el régimen del General Franco, emprenden una nueva vida en una tierra extraña y fascinante, como fue La Guinea Española -hoy Guinea Ecuatorial-. Una historia de sentimientos a flor de piel, que marcaron la vida de una niña hasta que en 1968-con la independencia- su familia, como la gran mayoría de los coloniales, dejó esa tierra bendita para no volver.

La sombra del gobernador

La sombra del gobernador
Author: Micheline Dusseck
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2014-03-25
ISBN: 1493122665
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

La sombra del gobernador Book Excerpt:

1789 was the beginning of major changes in France and one of its most prized colony, Santo Domingo. The revolution changed the traditional structures of society but this turbulence brought out the greatness and the perversity of its protagonists. Joséphine no exception; explosive mixture of races, warm-hearted woman, young maverick, live a thousand adventures in search of personal fulfillment both in love and in the society of his time. Rebel despite their status as slave, accept the authority of one man, Toussaint Louverture, whose wake follow throughout the island and who live in the shadow of major battles, powers subdue traditional prerequisite to building a new society. His life is therefore a new witness, a new version of what was the path taken by unrepeatable heroes that led to Haiti to freedom and independence.

Advances in Corpus Applications in Literary and Translation Studies

Advances in Corpus Applications in Literary and Translation Studies
Author: Riccardo Moratto,Defeng Li
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2022-12-26
ISBN: 1000787680
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Corpus Applications in Literary and Translation Studies Book Excerpt:

Professor Riccardo Moratto and Professor Defeng Li present contributions focusing on the interdisciplinarity of corpus studies, with a special emphasis on literary and translation studies which offer a broad and varied picture of the promise and potential of methods and approaches. Inside scholars share their research findings concerning current advances in corpus applications in literary and translation studies and explore possible and tangible collaborative research projects. The volume is split into two sections focusing on the applications of corpora in literary studies and translation studies. Issues explored include historical backgrounds, current trends, theories, methodologies, operational methods, and techniques, as well as training of research students. This international, dynamic, and interdisciplinary exploration of corpus studies and corpus application in various cultural contexts and different countries will provide valuable insights for any researcher in literary or translation studies who wishes to have a better understanding when working with corpora.

Branding Books Across the Ages

Branding Books Across the Ages
Author: Helleke van den Braber,Jeroen Dera,Jos Joosten,Maarten Steenmeijer
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2021-04-20
ISBN: 9048544408
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Branding Books Across the Ages Book Excerpt:

As marketing specialists know all too well, our experience of products is prefigured by brands: trademarks that identify a product and differentiate it from its competitors. This process of branding has hitherto gained little academic discussion in the field of literary studies. Literary authors and the texts they produce, though, are constantly 'branded': from the early modern period onwards, they have been both the object and the initiator of a complex marketing process. This book analyzes this branding process throughout the centuries, focusing on the case of the Netherlands. To what extent is our experience of Dutch literature prefigured by brands, and what role does branding play when introducing European authors in the Dutch literary field (or vice versa)? By answering these questions, the volume seeks to show how literary scholars can account for the phenomenon of branding.

Marina Marina

Marina   Marina
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2015-03-17
ISBN: 1101910585
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marina Marina Book Excerpt:

Del exitoso autor de La sombra del viento llega el intrigante misterio que lo inició todo ... "Todos tenemos un secreto enterrado bajo llave en el ático de nuestra alma. Este es el mío". Cuando Óscar desaparece de repente, nadie sabe de el por siete días y siete noches. En la Barcelona de 1980 Óscar Drai sueña despierto, deslumbrado por los palacetes modernistas cercanos al internado en el que estudia. En una de sus escapadas conoce a Marina, una chica delicada de salud. Ella lo lleva a un cementerio donde juntos son testigos de un macabro ritual que sucede el último domingo de cada mes sin falta. A las diez de la mañana una mujer vestida de negro desciende de su carosa y le pone una sola rosa a un panteón sin nombre. Cuando deciden seguirla, juntos comparten la aventura de adentrarse en un enigma doloroso del pasado de la ciudad. Un misterioso personaje de la posguerra se propuso el mayor desafío imaginable, pero su ambición lo arrastró por sendas siniestras cuyas consecuencias debe pagar alguien todavía hoy. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION From the bestselling author of The Shadow of the Wind comes the intriguing mystery that started it all..."We all have a secret buried under lock and key in the attic of our soul. This is mine." Fifteen-year-old Oscar Drai meets the strange Marina while he's exploring an old quarter of Barcelona. She leads Oscar to a cemetery, where they watch a macabre ritual that occurs on the last Sunday of each month. At exactly ten o'clock in the morning, a woman shrouded in a black velvet cloak descends from her carriage to place a single rose on an unmarked grave. When Oscar and Marina decide to follow her, they begin a journey that transports them to a forgotten postwar Barcelona--a world of aristocrats and actresses, inventors and tycoons--an reveals a dark secret that lies waiting in the mysterious labyrinth beneath the city streets. Carlos Ruiz Zafon's haunting Marina has long been a cult classic in Spain and is now an international bestseller.

Madness and Irrationality in Spanish and Latin American Literature and Culture

Madness and Irrationality in Spanish and Latin American Literature and Culture
Author: Lloyd Hughes Davies
Publsiher: University of Wales Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2020-06-01
ISBN: 1786835762
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Madness and Irrationality in Spanish and Latin American Literature and Culture Book Excerpt:

This is the first monograph to consider the significance of madness and irrationality in both Spanish and Spanish American literature. It considers various definitions of ‘madness’ and explores the often contrasting responses, both positive (figural madness as stimulus for literary creativity) and negative (clinical madness representing spiritual confinement and sterility). The concept of national madness is explored with particular reference to Argentina: while, on the one hand, the country’s vast expanses have been seen as conducive to madness, the urban population of Buenos Aires, on the other, appears to be especially dependent on psychoanalytic therapy. The book considers both the work of lesser-known writers such as Nuria Amat, whose personal life is inflected by a form of literary madness, and that of larger literary figures such as José Lezama Lima, whose poetic concepts are suffused with the irrational. The conclusion draws attention to the ‘other side’ of reason as a source of possible originality in a world dominated by the tenets of logic and conventionalised thinking.

Contemporary Spanish Gothic

Contemporary Spanish Gothic
Author: Ann Davies
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-10-27
ISBN: 1474417922
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Spanish Gothic Book Excerpt:

Examines Spain's contribution to international interest in Gothic culture, film and literatureWith the success of novels such as The Shadow of the Wind and films like The Others, contemporary Spanish culture has contributed a great deal to the imagery and experience of the Gothic, although such contributions are not always recognised as being specifically Spanish in origin. Contemporary Spanish Gothic is the first book to study how the Gothic mode intersects with cultural production in Spain today, considering some of the ways in which such production feeds off and simultaneously feeds into Gothic production more widely. Examining the works of writers and filmmakers like Carlos Ruiz ZafAn, Arturo PA(c)rez-Reverte, Pedro AlmodAvar and Alejandro AmenA!bar, as well as the further reaches of Spanish Gothic influence in the Twilight film series, the book considers images and themes like the mad surgeon and the vulnerable body, the role of the haunted house, and the heritage biopics of Francisco de Goya.

World Literature in Spanish An Encyclopedia 3 volumes

World Literature in Spanish  An Encyclopedia  3 volumes
Author: Maureen Ihrie,Salvador Oropesa
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1294
Release: 2011-10-20
ISBN: 0313080836
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Literature in Spanish An Encyclopedia 3 volumes Book Excerpt:

Containing roughly 850 entries about Spanish-language literature throughout the world, this expansive work provides coverage of the varied countries, ethnicities, time periods, literary movements, and genres of these writings. • Contains roughly 850 A–Z entries related to Spanish-language literature and related topics throughout the world, from the Middle Ages up to the present day • Includes contributions from nearly 200 scholars from the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia • Provides bibliographies containing major English-language print reference works, free electronic sources with peer-reviewed information, major academic websites, and well-established electronic journals • Contains an extended glossary of literary and cultural terms such as "subaltern" and basic cultural features of Hispanic society, such as "el barrio" and "Negrismo" • Includes a chronological appendix containing entries organized by date

World Literature in Spanish G Q

World Literature in Spanish  G Q
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1294
Release: 2011
ISBN: 0313337705
Category: African literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Literature in Spanish G Q Book Excerpt:

Contains roughly 850 entries on both major and minor authors, themes, genres, and topics of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the present day. Describes the growing diversity within national borders, the increasing interdependence among nations, and the myriad impacts of Spanish literature across the globe.

Nuevos Conceptos Y Enfoques Para El Manejo de Suelos en Los Tropicos Con Enfasis en Zonas de Ladera Boletines de Suelos de la Fao

Nuevos Conceptos Y Enfoques Para El Manejo de Suelos en Los Tropicos Con Enfasis en Zonas de Ladera  Boletines de Suelos de la Fao
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publsiher: Food & Agriculture Org.
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2000-10-30
ISBN: 9789253043194
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nuevos Conceptos Y Enfoques Para El Manejo de Suelos en Los Tropicos Con Enfasis en Zonas de Ladera Boletines de Suelos de la Fao Book Excerpt:

A New Companion to The Gothic

A New Companion to The Gothic
Author: David Punter
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 569
Release: 2012-02-20
ISBN: 1405198060
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A New Companion to The Gothic Book Excerpt:

The thoroughly expanded and updated New Companion to the Gothic, provides a series of stimulating insights into Gothic writing, its history and genealogy. The addition of 12 new essays and a section on ‘Global Gothic’ reflects the direction Gothic criticism has taken over the last decade. Many of the original essays have been revised to reflect current debates Offers comprehensive coverage of criticism of the Gothic and of the various theoretical approaches it has inspired and spawned Features important and original essays by leading scholars in the field The editor is widely recognized as the founder of modern criticism of the Gothic

Dark Assemblages

Dark Assemblages
Author: Kay Pritchett
Publsiher: Bucknell University Press
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2015-10-22
ISBN: 1611486734
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Assemblages Book Excerpt:

In Dark Assemblages, Kay Pritchett, after surveying the novelistic production of celebrated Neo-Gothic writer Pilar Pedraza (1951-), focuses on the relevance of the Spanish author's fiction to contemporary social concerns. Pedraza's Gothic stories of development reveal the power of conventional representations (fixed images) to undermine personal growth, bringing identity into line, rather, with the objectives of oppressive social structures (dark assemblages).

Hybridity in Spanish Culture

Hybridity in Spanish Culture
Author: Emily Knudson-Vilaseca,Maureen Tobin Stanley,María P. Tajes
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 195
Release: 2011-05-25
ISBN: 1443831158
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hybridity in Spanish Culture Book Excerpt:

Hybridity in Spanish Culture is an anthology that explores hybridity in select works from the dawn of Imperial Spain to the twenty-first century. The phenomenon of hybridity has been pervasive throughout Spanish history. The hybrid literary and visual texts studied in this volume—ranging from aljamiado writings and the legacy from the convivencia to contemporary immigration narratives—blur or erase purportedly fixed boundaries: between history and fiction, story and History, nationality and transnationalism, subjectivity and objectivity, as well as between genres, cultures, languages and eras. Hybridity constitutes the state of simultaneously belonging to categories that had previously been considered exclusive. It renders the concept of pure as a construct, a chosen perception, a psychic imposition on experience. Implicit within hybridity is a fusion of two or more separate factors, entities or concepts, but the essential aspect of this fusion is that the hybrid text becomes an original. Hence, hybridity nods to the past, but points to the future. Hybridity in Spanish Culture, written both in Spanish and English, as a “metahybrid,” is a collection about hybridity that is a hybrid itself. In hopes of blurring borders, dissipating taxonomies, and dehierarchizing binary oppositions, the European and US authors and editors contribute to cultural studies scholarship and underscore the omnipresence and ubiquity of interstitial conditions as they relate to national or cultural identity, linguistic crossings, inter-genre blendings and the conception of home and belonging.

Publications

Publications
Author: United States. Department of State. Central Translating Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1946
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: America
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Publications Book Excerpt:

Iberian Crime Fiction

Iberian Crime Fiction
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: University of Wales Press
Total Pages: 149
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN: 0708323332
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iberian Crime Fiction Book Excerpt:

Iberian Peninsular Crime Fiction is the first volume in English to provide an extensive overview of crime fiction in Spain and Portugal. While the origins of peninsular crime fiction are traced in Nancy Vosburg’s introductory chapter to the volume, the essays focus on specific topics that provide readers with a sense of the development of the genre in the second half of the 20th-century and current trends in the 21st-century. Patty Hart, whose The Spanish Sleuth introduced English-speaking readers to early crime fiction in Spain, provides a summary account of the development of the crime novel from the 1950s through the 1980s, highlighting the major authors and works that set the stage for the boom that followed the establishment of the novela negra tradition in the 1970s. This tradition, spearheaded by Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, is the subject of a separate essay by Maria Balibrea that analyzes the socio-political conditions that gave rise to the novela negra. Nancy Vosburg studies the emergence of a feminine/feminist crime novel in the 1980s and 1990s and the subversion of masculine codes associated with crime fiction, while Stewart King analyzes crime fiction from the Catalan, Basque, and Galician autonomous regions of Spain, focusing on the political realities that resulted in a different use of the genre as a vehicle of regional nationalism. David Knutson traces contemporary trends in Spanish crime fiction, beginning in the 1990s and up to the present. Paul Castro’s essay documents the emergence of crime fiction in Portugal and the major works/authors through to the present.