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Selected Cronicas

By Clarice Lispector
  • ISBN Code: : 0811224953
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Pages : 296
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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"Clarice Lispector was a born writer....she writes with sensuous verve, bringing her earliest passions into adult life intact, along with a child's undiminished capacity for wonder."—The New York Times Book Review "In 1967, Brazil's leading newspaper asked the avant-garde writer Lispector to write a weekly column on any topic she wished. For almost seven years, Lispector showed Brazilian readers just how vast and passionate her interests were. This beautifully translated collection of selected columns, or crônicas, is just as immediately stimulating today and ably reinforces her reputation as one of Brazil's greatest writers. Indeed, these columns should establish her as being among the era's most brilliant essayists. She is masterful, even reminiscent of Montaigne, in her ability to spin the mundane events of life into moments of clarity that reveal greater truths."—Publishers Weekly

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  • Book Code : 2763723713
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 423
  • Pdf File: comparer-le-canada-et-les-amériques.pdf

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Dans les Amériques, du xixe au xxie siècle, comme on le constate dans les textes littéraires, médiatiques et publicitaires, des dynamiques se recoupent. On passe de l’invention des États-nations à la mondialisation et de la valorisation de l’enracinement à la légitimité des déplacements géosymboliques. Comparer le Canada, le Québec, les États-Unis et les Amériques latines révèle des exclusions et des intégrations rejoignant les perspectives de René Girard. Elles sont fondées sur l’opposition intérieur/extérieur à laquelle se greffent civilisation/barbarie, soi/les autres, durée longue/Nouveau Monde/instant, etc., orientant des récits de légitimation fondateurs. De nos jours, ces catégories sont déplacées par la reconnaissance des autres ouverte au tiers-inclus, au transculturel, au multiculturel et à l’interculturel. Le monde contemporain des réseaux complexes joue du " caméléonage " et du hasard face à un avenir technoculturel démocratique à inventer ensemble dans la gestion efficace des changements et le désir de s’appartenir.

Latinx Writing Los Angeles

By Ignacio López-Calvo,Victor M. Valle
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Book Code : 1496206150
  • Total of Pages : 234
  • Category : History
  • Members : 514
  • Pdf File: latinx-writing-los-angeles.pdf

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Latinx Writing Los Angeles offers a critical anthology of Los Angeles's most significant English-language and Spanish-language (in translation) nonfiction writing from the city's inception to the present. Contemporary Latinx authors, including three Pulitzer Prize winners and writers such as Harry Gamboa Jr., Guillermo Gómez-Peña, and Rubén Martínez, focus on the ways in which Latinx Los Angeles's nonfiction narratives record the progressive racialization and subalternization of Latinxs in the southwestern United States. While notions of racial memory, coloniality, biopolitics, internal colonialism, cultural assimilation, Mexican or pan-Latinx cultural nationalism, and transnationalism permeate this anthology, contributors advocate the idea of a contested modernity that refuses to accept mainstream cultural impositions, proposing instead alternative ways of knowing and understanding. Featuring a wide variety of voices as well as a diversity of subgenres, this collection is the first to illuminate divergent, hybrid Latinx histories and cultures. Redefining Los Angeles's literary history and providing a new model for English, Spanish, and Latinx studies, Latinx Writing Los Angeles is an essential contribution to southwestern and borderland studies.

Crónicas de América Latina

By Miguel Á. Novella,Esteban Mayorga
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351776673
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 972
  • Pdf File: crónicas-de-américa-latina.pdf

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Crónicas de América Latina: narrativa de no-ficción es la primera edición de una novedosa antología de crónicas diseñada para la enseñanza de español avanzado. Los textos, fascinantes y accesibles, permiten que los estudiantes se adentren en la compleja realidad contemporánea, tanto política como social y cultural, de América Latina, mientras refuerzan la lectura, la redacción y la conversación. Los ejercicios, todos ellos diseñados a partir de los propios textos, pretenden repasar problemas gramaticales y léxicos tradicionales, con especial énfasis en aquellos que atañen a las variedades dialectales del español americano: por ejemplo, el uso del pronombre ‘vos’. Este libro es un excelente material de lectura que puede usarse en clases de español como segunda lengua o en clases de español para hablantes de herencia, tanto en clases de lengua (gramática o conversación) como de contenido (cultura). Dividido en nueve capítulos, el material abarca temas cruciales tales como política, identidad, raza, género, inmigración, violencia, exilio, medio ambiente, gastronomía, fútbol y música. Cada texto puede leerse de forma independiente, lo que permite que los profesores seleccionen las lecturas según las particularidades de cada curso. Pensado en un principio para estudiantes de español, esta antología es sobre todo una lectura indispensable para cualquier persona interesada en la zona que concentra el mayor número de hispanohablantes en el mundo.

The Spanish American Crónica Modernista, Temporality and Material Culture

By Andrew Reynolds
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  • Publisher : Bucknell University Press
  • Book Code : 1611484693
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 520
  • Pdf File: the-spanish-american-crónica-modernista-temporality-and-material-culture.pdf

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Modernismo's Unstoppable Presses, a treatise on Spanish American literary journalism at the turn of the twentieth century, explores how writers from the modernista literary movement negotiated, through expansive newspaper and periodical production, the experience of modernity. Providing extensive contextual information on the intersection of literature, advertising and visual cultures, expanding readerships and book history, Modernismo's Unstoppable Presses highlights the tensions between emerging media technologies aimed at the masses and the modernista desire for literary autonomy.

Killer Crónicas

By Susana Chávez-Silverman
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  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Book Code : 0299202232
  • Total of Pages : 174
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 138
  • Pdf File: killer-crónicas.pdf

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A woman living and communicating in multiple lands, Susana Chávez-Silverman conveys her cultural and linguistic displacement in humorous, bittersweet, and even tangible ways in this truly bilingual literary work. These meditative and lyrical pieces combine poignant personal confession, detailed daily observation, and a memorializing drive that shifts across time and among geocultural spaces. The author’s inventive and flamboyant use of Spanglish, a hybrid English-Spanish idiom, and her adaptation of the confessional "crónica" make this memoir compelling and powerful. Killer Crónicas confirms that there is no Latina voice quite like that of Susana Chávez-Silverman. Includes a chapter that was awarded first prize in El Andar magazine’s Chicano Literary Excellence Contest in the category of personal memoir.

Iscoditorii

By Anne Gisleson
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  • Publisher : Humanitas SA
  • Book Code : 9735069423
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 988
  • Pdf File: iscoditorii.pdf

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Traducere din engleză şi note de Raluca Miheşan şi Adina Cobuz San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year 2018 Anne Gisleson și-a pierdut surorile gemene, și-a văzut casa distrusă de uragan și a fost martoră la sfârșitul tatălui ei, răpus de cancer. Alături de Brad, soțul ei, descoperă că și prietenii lor trec prin aceleași crize și încearcă să facă față acelorași traume: moartea celor dragi, căsnicii cu probleme, conflicte cu copiii, cariere nesigure. Împreună alcătuiesc un „club de lectură dedicat crizelor existențiale“: prietenii citesc, iar în ultima joi din fiecare lună se întâlnesc la un pahar de vin și stau de vorbă despre cărțile vindecătoare. Vocile se întrepătrund, de la Ecleziast, Iov sau Iona până la Epicur, de la Shakespeare, Tolstoi sau Kafka până la Joyce, Cheever și poezia postmodernă. Lecturile și conversațiile cu prietenii pe marginea lor o ajută pe Anne să împărtășească, în anul de după moartea tatălui, povestea nespusă a familiei sale. Totul într-un New Orleans devastat de uragan, halucinant și fermecător, care-și caută și el forța de a merge mai departe. Sunt pagini impregnate de suferință, dar și de înțelepciune și, pe alocuri, autoironie, cu deplină sinceritate. Iar această călătorie interioară devine un amestec rar și paradoxal de delicatețe și brutalitate existențială, în care poți răzbate datorită cărților și prieteniei.

Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature

By Verity Smith
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135314241
  • Total of Pages : 958
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 825
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-latin-american-literature.pdf

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A comprehensive, encyclopedic guide to the authors, works, and topics crucial to the literature of Central and South America and the Caribbean, the Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature includes over 400 entries written by experts in the field of Latin American studies. Most entries are of 1500 words but the encyclopedia also includes survey articles of up to 10,000 words on the literature of individual countries, of the colonial period, and of ethnic minorities, including the Hispanic communities in the United States. Besides presenting and illuminating the traditional canon, the encyclopedia also stresses the contribution made by women authors and by contemporary writers. Outstanding Reference Source Outstanding Reference Book

The Secret City

By C.J. Daugherty,Carina Rozenfeld
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  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Book Code : 1786811057
  • Total of Pages : 327
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 957
  • Pdf File: the-secret-city.pdf

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