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How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents

By Julia Alvarez
  • ISBN Code: : 1616200987
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Pages : 334
  • Category : Fiction
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"Poignant . . . Powerful . . . Beautifully captures the threshold experience of the new immigrant, where the past is not yet a memory." —The New York Times Book Review Acclaimed writer Julia Alvarez’s beloved first novel gives voice to four sisters as they grow up in two cultures. The García sisters—Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofía—and their family must flee their home in the Dominican Republic after their father’s role in an attempt to overthrow brutal dictator Rafael Trujillo is discovered. They arrive in New York City in 1960 to a life far removed from their existence in the Caribbean. In the wondrous but not always welcoming U.S.A., their parents try to hold on to their old ways as the girls try find new lives: by straightening their hair and wearing American fashions, and by forgetting their Spanish. For them, it is at once liberating and excruciating to be caught between the old world and the new. Here they tell their stories about being at home—and not at home—in America. Julia Alvarez’s new novel, Afterlife, is available now.

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This volume offers a fresh translation of a generous selection of Lorca’s suites, a body of work that Federico García Lorca left largely unpublished upon his death in 1936. Composed between 1920 to 1923, these poems are closest in spirit and technique to Lorca’s Songs (1927) and his Poem of the Deep Song (1931). In 1926 the poet suggested they could be released together to form a ‘boxed set’, yet this plan, like other earlier efforts, fell through. Lorca’s suites reveal a poet who is interested in creating a modern style founded on popular oral lyric and fragmented narrative. But they also show a poet who explores his heart and his sexual orientation, and who may have hesitated too long about publication. Lorca achieved the fullest expression of a personal yearning in his long poem In the Garden of the Lunar Grapefruits. Out of an impossible contradiction between self-discovery and wariness of disclosure rises the blue world of the ideal—a timeless world that all readers of Lorca will want to take into account, inasmuch as it forms a counterpoint to the rest of his work.

The Art of Joaquín Torres-García

By Aarnoud Rommens
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1315527553
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Art
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Intertwining art history, aesthetic theory, and Latin American studies, Aarnoud Rommens challenges contemporary Eurocentric revisions of the history of abstraction through this study of the Uruguayan artist Joaquín Torres-García. After studying and painting (for decades) in Europe, Torres-García returned in 1934 to his native home, Montevideo, with the dream of reawakening and revitalizing what he considered the true indigenous essence of Latin American art: "Abstract Spirit." Rommens rigorously analyses the paradoxes of the painter's aesthetic-philosophical doctrine of Constructive Universalism as it sought to adapt European geometric abstraction to the Americas. Whereas previous scholarship has dismissed Torres-García's theories as self-contradictory, Rommens seeks to recover their creative potential as well as their role in tracing the transatlantic routes of the avant-garde. Through the highly original method of reading Torres-García's artworks as a critique on the artist's own writings, Rommens reveals how Torres-García appropriates the colonial language of primitivism to construct the artificial image of "pure" pre-Columbian abstraction. Torres-García thereby inverts the history of art: this book teases out the important lessons of this gesture and the implications for our understanding of abstraction today.

I'm Not Here to Give a Speech

By Gabriel García Márquez
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 1101911212
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Literary Collections
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Available in English for the first time in the U.S., a collection of the speeches of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez. Throughout his life, Gabriel García Márquez spoke publicly with the same passion and energy that marked his writing. Now the wisdom and compassion of these performances are available in English for the first time. I'm Not Here to Give a Speech records key events throughout the author's life, from a farewell to his classmates delivered when he was only seventeen to his Nobel Prize acceptance speech. Written across a lifetime, these speeches chart the growth of a genius: each is a snapshot offering insights into the beliefs and ideas of a world- renowned storyteller. Preserving García Márquez's unmistakeable voice for future generations, I'm Not Here to Give a Speech is a must-have for anyone who ever fell in love with Macondo or cherished a battered copy of Love in the Time of Cholera.

Translanguaging

By O. Garcia,L. Wei
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137385766
  • Total of Pages : 175
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 525
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Winner of the British Association of Applied Linguistics Book Prize 2014 This book addresses how the new linguistic concept of 'Translanguaging' has contributed to our understandings of language, bilingualism and education, with potential to transform not only semiotic systems and speaker subjectivities, but also social structures.

Translanguaging

By O. Garcia,L. Wei
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137385766
  • Total of Pages : 175
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 314
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Winner of the British Association of Applied Linguistics Book Prize 2014 This book addresses how the new linguistic concept of 'Translanguaging' has contributed to our understandings of language, bilingualism and education, with potential to transform not only semiotic systems and speaker subjectivities, but also social structures.

Karina Garcia's Must-Try DIYs

By Karina Garcia
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1499808615
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 833
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Unleash your creativity with these 20 easy do-it-yourself projects from YouTube sensation Karina Garcia. In this follow-up to her bestseller, Karina Garcia's DIY Slime, Karina provides step-by-step instructions for her favorite crafts and hacks including ten never-before-seen projects and the latest craze, fidget spinners! Plus, Karina reveals the keys to keeping her fun-loving and positive outlook through behind-the-scenes peeks and personal stories that are sure to inspire. Perfect for birthdays, rainy days, and fun days, this is a must-have title for Karina Garcia's over 7 million fans and all crafters ages 10 and up.

"A Study Guide for Gabriel Garcia Marquez's ""One of These Days"""

By Gale, Cengage
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  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 002866549X
  • Total of Pages : 24
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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"A Study Guide for Gabriel Garcia Marquez's ""One of These Days"", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs."

Antonio López García’s Everyday Urban Worlds

By Benjamin Fraser
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  • Publisher : Bucknell University Press
  • Book Code : 1611485746
  • Total of Pages : 174
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 923
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This book carries the reader on an interdisciplinary journey through painting, philosophy, art criticism, Spanish literature and film, history and culture, immigration, architecture, urban planning, and more. Made for general readers and with endnotes appealing to the specialist, each chapter is inspired by a single image by the Spanish artist.

A Santo in the Image of Cristobal Garcia

By Rick Collignon
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  • Publisher : Unbridled Books
  • Book Code : 1936071525
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 136
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The gentle-hearted Flavio Montoya returns, now as the aged scion of his family, still tending his sister Ramona’s fields and wondering how all of his family could have died before him. When the mountains surrounding Guadalupe erupt in flames, the history of the village seems to be set loose in the smoke. The dead arrive and the silent speak. When Flavio is accused of starting the fire that quickly threatens to consume the village, the disaster becomes one more mystery that he must fold into his own memory, though he cannot quite understand any of it. A Santo in the Image of Cristóbal García is a beautiful, funny, even epic tale of how all history is finally personal.

The Comic Spirit of Federico Garcia Lorca

By Virginia Higginbotham
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  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Book Code : 029276149X
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 182
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During the years since his death, Federico García Lorca, Spain's best-known twentieth-century poet and playwright, has generally been considered a writer of tragedy. Three of his major plays are fatalistic stories of suffering and death, and his poetry is filled with dread. Yet most of Lorca's dramatic production consists of comedies and farces. Throughout his poetry and prose, as well as in his most somber plays, runs an undercurrent of humor—dark irony and satire—that is in no way contradictory to his tragic view of life. On the contrary, as Virginia Higginbotham demonstrates, through humor Lorca defines, intensifies, and tries to come to terms with what he sees as the essentially hopeless condition of humankind. Although Lorca's comic moments and techniques have been discussed in isolated articles, the importance of humor has largely been ignored in the fundamental studies of his work. Higginbotham is concerned with Lorca's total output: lyric poetry, tragicomedies and farces, avant-garde prose and plays, puppet farces, and master plays. She describes Lorca's place in the mainstream of the Spanish theater and shows his relationship to some relevant non-Spanish dramatists. Furthermore, she discusses ways in which Lorca's work anticipates the modern theater of the absurd. The result is a comprehensive study of an important, but previously ignored, aspect of Lorca's work. The Comic Spirit of Federico García Lorca includes a Lorca chronology and an extensive bibliography.

Summary of Hector Garcia’s Ikigai by Milkyway Media

By Milkyway Media
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  • Publisher : Milkyway Media
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 27
  • Category : Study Aids
  • Members : 220
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In the Japanese village of Ogimi, 80 is still considered a young age. Many of the village’s residents have reached 90, 100, even 110… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

A Study Guide for Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "Chronicle of a Death Foretold"

By Gale, Cengage Learning
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  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Book Code : 1410342794
  • Total of Pages : 33
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "Chronicle of a Death Foretold," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.