In his classic bilingual style, Joe tells the story of a haunted house in a poor little town in Arizona. Nobody will rent that house because they know a ghost lives there. So the landlord tries to rents it out for free. Still nobody will rent it. That is, until Elena’s father rents it. He doesn’t believe in ghosts. Lucky for Elena that her grandmother knows all about the ways of ghosts. Elena, with the help of her grandmother, resolves the mystery of “ghost fever”—and learns a lesson about life. Joe Hayes, who lives in Santa Fe, is an award-winning storyteller renowned especially for his stories in Spanish and English.
Resisting the onslaught of gringos coming to live in their southwestern border town, Bale & Maggie develop a friendship based on their common struggle. Where they differ is in the possibilities for each of their futures: his, closed by poverty & family tragedy; hers, opened by her relationship with her grandmother, Adela Sewa. A Yaqui Indian, she teaches Maggie the ways of the land & her own form of spirituality as tools for survival. Her stories, or cuentos, of the old days reach back into the nineteenth century, illuminating a way of life that has disappeared but can still provide hope & continuity to a displaced people.
Returning to Spain after fighting in the Battle of Lepanto and other Mediterranean campaigns against the Turks, the soldier Miguel de Cervantes was captured by Barbary pirates and taken captive to Algiers. The five years he spent in the Algerian bagnios or prison-houses (1575-1580) made an indelible impression on his works. From the first plays and narratives written after his release to his posthumous novel, the story of Cervantes's traumatic experience continuously speaks through his writings. Cervantes in Algiers offers a comprehensive view of his life as a slave and, particularly, of the lingering effects this traumatic experience had on his literary production. No work has documented in such vivid and illuminating detail the socio-political world of sixteenth-century Algiers, Cervantes's life in the prison-house, his four escape attempts, and the conditions of his final ransom. Garces's portrait of a sophisticated multi-ethnic culture in Algiers, moreover, is likely to open up new discussions about early modern encounters between Christians and Muslims. By bringing together evidence from many different sources, historical and literary, Garces reconstructs the relations...
Based on approx. 350 lawsuits from the Sala de Vizcaya at the Archivo de la Real Chancillería de Valladolid, between 1500 and 1750.
Monografía dedicada a la obra de Mariana de Carvajal, escritora barroca que volcó, en su colección de novelas cortas, gran parte de sus avatares personales, fiel reflejo de la sociedad en que le tocó vivir.
Includes "Bibliographical section".
Essays by Spanish authors Luis Araújo, Josep Maria Benet i Jornet, Jerónimo López Mozo, Paloms Pedrero and José Maria Rodríguez Méndez. Selected scholarly papers from international conference held at Penn State. Some papers in Spanish and some in English.
Bilingual text discusses the history, culture, and famous people of Cuba from the discovery of the island by Columbus through the end of the nineteenth century.
Unique among translations of Spanish Golden Age plays into English in that it closely replicates the rhyme schemes of the original as well as both the poetic and prosodic rhythms. Bilingual edition.
"'Retales frente al espejo. Mariana in the sky' is a story with a strong autobiographical undercurrent, featuring characters entrenched in Mexican politics. Each revolves around the author's daughter Mariana, who serves as a point of reference for each text on the social or political history of the country. The work encourages readers to see their own history or life experience in this chronicle -- to see their reflection in the mirror."--Latin American Book Store.
Vol. 1 includes "Organization number," published Nov. 1917.
Este libro constituye un brillante ejercicio de investigación y de critica cultural. La autora nos sitúa la obra poética de tres autoras irlandesas, Eavan Boland, Nuala Ní Dhomhnail y Paula Meehan, en su entorno ideológico y artístico, mostrando la subversión efectuada por escritos y artistas en su definición de una Irlanda postnacionalista, cuya historia y mitología releen desde la contemporaneidad y el feminismo
Translated by Kieran Kavanaugh, OCD, and Otilio Rodriguez, OCD. Contains Book of Her Foundations and Minor Works. In 1573, while staying in Salamanca to assist her nuns in the task of establishing one of her seventeen monasteries, Teresa began composing the story of their foundation. The Book of Her Foundations comprises the major portion of Volume Three. This book not only tells the story of the establishment of her monasteries but, characteristic of Teresa, digresses into counsels on prayer, love, melancholy, virtuous living and dying, plus other teachings of the Mother Foundress. This book also has an excellent introduction, chronology, and map of Teresa's foundations and journeys. Five of her brief works, including her poetry, complete ICS Publications' third volume of her Collected Works.
This thirty-six illustration IngramSpark paperback picture book is a spanish language engaging depiction of a relationship between a dad and his daughter. It demonstrates the values that the dad strives to instill in his daughter. It portrays the very unique bond between a dad and a daughter. Highlighted in this book is an appropriate response to stress and disappointment. This dads love for his daughter is steadfast which sets the stage for daughters growth and development. Parents and children thrive in the environment presented in "I love you Daddy."
A pathbreaking account of the influence and context of Andalusian life and art in the poetry and drama of Federico Garcia Lorca. Andalusia was the central feature and influence in the life and writings of the twentieth-century author, musician, and artist, Federico Garcia Lorca. Rooted in his native region, which both captivated and shaped him, Lorca maintained that "The better a writer learns how to interpret the landscape, the greater the artist he will be." Blessed with an acute historical sense of a region where the past is both present and enduring, Lorca proved himself sensitive and articulate enough to interpret "the emotion of the landscape" in all of his creative work. For Lorca, Andalusia was a landscape not only of place but of people. Through exhaustive research and painstaking readings in a wide range of anthologies of Andalusian folk culture and collections of popular verse, author C. Brian Morris reveals how Lorca transformed and veiled real people and real places in his poetry and drama. Exploring subjects ranging from medieval ballads to flower and plant lore, he further investigates the relationship between Lorca and the writings of other Andalusian-born authors, ...
Carmen Martín Gaite is one of the most studied Spanish writers of the twentieth century. This volume incorporates analyses of selected works of both fiction and nonfiction, and begins with personal tributes to Martín Gaite from both friends and scholars. The second section of the book consists of studies devoted to Carmen Martín Gaite's works, employing a variety of critical and theoretical approaches, written from differing perspectives. Martín Gaite insists in "The Virtues of Reading" that writing is not drudgery but sheer pleasure, and she celebrates the enjoyment derived from "lur[ing] the reader or listener to embark on what is to be a shared adventure." We trust that those who approach this volume will do so with a comparable sense of adventure, and gain pleasure, illumination, and an enhanced appreciation of the work of a gifted author.
Considerando la importante contribución de la obra narrativa de la escritora colombiana Albalucía Ángel a las letras hispánicas, este libro examina la dialéctica entre las nociones filosóficas y culturales de permanencia y estabilidad como los «hogares» apropiados para las mujeres y la formación de un agente femenino itinerante. Este volumen analiza el valor literal y metafórico de viajes, regresos, visitas y desplazamientos que hacen las protagonistas como medios a través de los cuales consiguen agencia en espacios excluyentes, represivos y violentos que las confina al silencio y a la locura. Las novelas incluidas en este libro invitan a cuestionar opciones fijas de identidad y pertenencia a un hogar o a una nación. La autora busca propiciar el diálogo académico sobre la obra de Ángel desde una perspectiva fundamentada en las consideraciones de Caren Kaplan sobre discursos posmodernos de viaje y la teoría feminista de pensadoras como Rossi Braidotti y Judith Butler.
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