A Subtropical Delirium

Author: Mark Kurlansky

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1632863936

Category: Travel

Page: 272

View: 1861

A city of tropical heat, sweat, ramshackle beauty, and its very own cadence--a city that always surprises--Havana is brought to pulsing life by New York Times bestselling author Mark Kurlansky. Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky presents an insider's view of Havana: the elegant, tattered city he has come to know over more than thirty years. Part cultural history, part travelogue, with recipes, historic engravings, photographs, and Kurlansky's own pen-and-ink drawings throughout, Havana celebrates the city's singular music, literature, baseball, and food; its five centuries of outstanding, neglected architecture; and its extraordinary blend of cultures. Like all great cities, Havana has a rich history that informs the vibrant place it is today--from the native Taino to Columbus's landing, from Cuba's status as a U.S. protectorate to Batista's dictatorship and Castro's revolution, from Soviet presence to the welcoming of capitalist tourism. Havana is a place of extremes: a beautifully restored colonial city whose cobblestone streets pass through areas that have not been painted or repaired since long before the revolution. Kurlansky shows Havana through the eyes of Cuban writers, such as Alejo Carpentier and José Martí, and foreigners, including Graham Greene and Hemingway. He introduces us to Cuban baseball and its highly opinionated fans; the city's music scene, alive with the rhythm of Son; its culinary legacy. Through Mark Kurlansky's multilayered and electrifying portrait, the long-elusive city of Havana comes stirringly to life.

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

View: 5333

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

View: 6376

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

View: 8462

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: 8030

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

View: 3451

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?

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: 9985


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Arts

Page: N.A

View: 5447

A New Dictionary of Foreign Phrases and Classical Quotations

Comprising Extracts from the Works of the Great Writers, Idioms, Proverbs Maxims, Mottoes, Technical Words, and Terms, Press Allusion, Etc., Etc., from the Latin, Greek, French, German, Italian,Spanish, and Portuguese, with English Translations Or Equivalents

Author: Hugh Percy Jones

Publisher: N.A


Category: Quotations

Page: 532

View: 8926

Dictionary of Foreign Phrases and Classical Quotations

Comprising 14,000 Idioms, Proverbs, Maxims, Mottoes, Technical Words and Terms, and Press Allusions from the Works of the Great Writers in Latin, Greek, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portugese, Alphabetically Arranged, with English Translations and Equivalents

Author: Hugh Percy Jones

Publisher: N.A


Category: Quotations

Page: 532

View: 4446

Hispanic Literature Criticism: Allende to Jiménez

Author: Jelena O. Krstovic

Publisher: Gale Research International, Limited

ISBN: 9780810393752

Category: Hispanic American literature

Page: 1417

View: 8475

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: 4809

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.

The Puerto Rican Movement

Voices from the Diaspora

Author: Andrés Torres,José Emiliano Velázquez

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566396189

Category: Political Science

Page: 381

View: 2361

Little attention has been paid to the Latino movements of the 1960's and 1970's in the literature of social movements. This volume is the first significant look at the organizations of the Puerto Rican movement, which emerged in the late 1960's and 1970's as a response to U.S. colonialism on the island and to the poverty and discrimination faced by most Puerto Ricans on the mainland. To combat these two problems, and drawing on a tradition of patriotism and social responsibility, a number of organizations grew up, including the Young Lords Party (YLP), which later evolved into the Puerto Rican Revolutionary Workers Organization; the Pro-Independence Movement (MPI), which evolved into the U.S. branch of the Puerto Rican Socialist Party; El Comité; the Puerto Rican Student Union (PRSU); the Movement for National Liberation (MLN); and the Armed Forces of National Liberation (FALN). The Puerto Rican Movement looks at all these groups as specific organizations of real people in such places as Boston, Chicago, Hartford, New York, and Philadelphia. The contributors, almost all of whom were involved with the organizations they describe, provide detailed descriptions and historical analyses of the Puerto Rican Left. 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 add a vivid picture of why and how people became radicalized and how their ideals intersected with their group's own dynamics. These critical assessments highlight each organization's accomplishments and failures and illuminate how different sets of people, in different circumstances, respond to social problems-in this case, the "national question" and the issues of social justice and movement politics. Author note: Andrés Torres is Professor, College of Public and Community Service, University of Massachusetts, Boston.José E. Velázquez is a Social Studies teacher in the Newark, New Jersey, public school system.

Problem-based Medical Spanish

Author: N.A

Publisher: Saunders

ISBN: 9781416036586

Category: Medical

Page: 152

View: 9439

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.