Madness, Love and Tragedy in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Spain

Author: Marta Manrique Gómez

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443856096

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 130

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How do Spanish writers of the 19th and 20th century define and represent madness, a basic and controversial aspect of world culture, and how do the different conceptions of madness intersect with love, religion, politics, and other literary themes in Spanish society? This multi-author book analyzes the theme of madness in formative masterpieces of Spanish literature of the 19th and 20th century through the use of relevant critical and theoretical approaches. In this context, authors studied in this book include Juan Valera, Leopoldo Alas Clarín, Emilia Pardo Bazán, Caterina Albert, Benito Pérez Galdós, Miguel de Unamuno, and Juan Goytisolo, among others.

Relocating Identities in Latin American Cultures

Author: Elizabeth Montes Garcés

Publisher: University of Calgary Press

ISBN: 1552382095

Category: History

Page: 262

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Exploring Latin American cultural identitiesfrom multiple vantage points,this collection addresses such phenomenaas migration, globalization,and gender, and examines the fundamentallynew ways in which individualsrelate to and identify with oneanother.

Allegories of Transgression and Transformation

Experimental Fiction by Women Writing Under Dictatorship

Author: Mary Beth Tierney-Tello

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791430354

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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Examines the dynamic relationship between authority and gender in contemporary, experimental narrative works by four Latin American women writers: Diamela Eltit of Chile, Nelida Pinon of Brazil, Reina Roffe of Argentina, and Cristina Peri Rossi of Uruguay.

The National Body in Mexican Literature

Collective Challenges to Biopolitical Control

Author: Rebecca Janzen,Meagher

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137543019

Category: Social Science

Page: 199

View: 7932

The National Body in Mexican Literature presents a revisionist reading of the Mexican canon that challenges assumptions of State hegemony and national identity. It analyzes the representation of sick, disabled, and miraculously healed bodies in Mexican literature from 1940 to 1980 in narrative fiction by Vicente Leñero, Juan Rulfo, among others.

The Bleeding Wound

Sangra Por la Herida

Author: Mirta Yáñez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982786079

Category: Fiction

Page: 401

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Tones of disillusionment and wistful longing permeate this novel about the passage of time, the city of Havana, and death. Within its complex structure, a concert of diverse voices narrates the compelling sagas of a generation of Cubans who embraced the 1959 socialist revolution in their adolescence, as well as today's twenty-somethings who inherited its boons and its banes. The common question asked throughout the novel is two-fold: where are we now? how did we get here? The novel is a palimpsest: diverse layers of personal narratives overlay the story of Havana, one that she can't tell for herself. Readers will delve into the complicated actuality of Cuba as it is today, an island nation cherished by its inhabitants despite the harsh quotidian existence that it offers. The wound is bleeding, Havana is dying, and readers will want to know the answer to the questions posed in Yez's novel, questions as universal as they are intrinsically Cuban: Who are we? Why are we here? And what will become of us?


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Publisher: N.A


Category: Arts

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Modern Women Poets of Spanish America

The Precursors, Delmira Agustini, Gabriela Mistral, Alfonsina Storni, Juana de Ibarbourou

Author: Sidonia Carmen Rosenbaum

Publisher: N.A


Category: Latin American poetry

Page: 273

View: 7761

Hispanic Literature Criticism: Allende to Jiménez

Author: Jelena O. Krstovic

Publisher: Gale Research International, Limited

ISBN: 9780810393752

Category: Hispanic American literature

Page: 1417

View: 7799

Hispanic literature criticism presents a selection of the best criticism of works by major Hispanic writers of the past one hundred years.

Latin American Women's Writing

Feminist Readings in Theory and Crisis

Author: Anny Brooksbank Jones,Catherine Davies

Publisher: Oxford University Press


Category: History

Page: 250

View: 6702

The twelve essays in this volume on Latin American women's writing are written from an explicitly theoretical and academic feminist perspective. The contributors - leading female academics working in Latin America, the US, and Europe - rethink notions of gendered and cultural identity andexamine the specific discursive practices of a range of female-authored texts.The volume has been designed to appeal to various academic needs. It offers fresh readings of canonized writers, such as Marie Luisa Bombal and Rosario Castellanos; studies of established writers, such as Elena Poniatowska, Griselda Gambaro, Alejandra Pizarnik and Sonia Coutinho; and essays on LatinAmerican, Hispanic Caribbean and Latina writers currently building their literary reputation. The theoretical feminist approaches reflect some of the most influential strands in current Latin American feminist criticism; psychoanalysis, post-structuralist and Marxist approaches are represented withtheir diverse post-colonial and philosophical inflections. The editorial introduction draws out the theoretical assumptions of each essay and relates these to the general aims of the volume.

Corazón Y la Sangre

Author: Dana Meachen Rau

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761424826

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 31

View: 6102

Describes the function of the heart and blood.

The Puerto Rican Movement

Voices from the Diaspora

Author: Andrés Torres,José Emiliano Velázquez

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566396189

Category: History

Page: 381

View: 6608

Little attention has been paid to the Latino movements of the 1960s and 1970s in the literature of social movements. This volume is the first significant look at the organizations that emerged in the late 1960s to promote Puerto Rican independence and the radical transformation of U.S. society. The Puerto Rican movement was a response to U.S. colonialism on the island and to the poverty and discrimination faced by most Puerto Ricans on the mainland. This anthology looks at the organizations that emerged to combat these two problems in such places as Boston, Chicago, Hartford, New York, and Philadelphia. Almost all the contributors worked with the organizations they describe. Interviews with such key figures as Elizam Escobar, Piri Thomas, and Luis Fuentes, as well as accounts by people active in the gay/lesbian, African American, and white Left movements, create a vivid picture of why and how people became radicalized and how their ideals intersected with their group's own dynamics.

Stanford University Publications

University series. Language and literature


Publisher: N.A


Category: Philology

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Problem-based Medical Spanish

Author: N.A

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9781416036586

Category: Medical

Page: 152

View: 668

To meet the health care needs of Spanish-speaking patients, you have to be able to communicate with them. Master the Spanish you need to know for medical school and practice! Organized by body system, this new book uses a problem-based approach to help you learn the Spanish anatomy, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment vocabulary and phrases you need to interact effectively with patients around a variety of health issues. Case studies highlight the practical applications of the skills covered in every chapter, and cultural competencies help you overcome cultural barriers to effective communication. A bonus audio CD-ROM models the case dialogues in Spanish so you practice your listening and speaking skills. A problem- and system-based approach helps you learn Spanish in a meaningful and effective manner. Abundant case studies demonstrate how to apply Spanish vocabulary in real clinical situations. Coverage of relevant anatomy, pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment applications reinforces your medical studies while you learn Spanish. Cultural competencies help you overcome cultural barriers to effective communication. A bonus audio CD-ROM models the case dialogues in Spanish so you practice your listening and speaking skills.

García Lorca Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Spanish literature

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Publisher: N.A


Category: Foreign Language Study

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