World s End Fin del Mundo

World s End  Fin del Mundo
Author: Pablo Neruda,William O'Daly
Pages: 303
ISBN: 9781556592829
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Release: 2009
Editor: Copper Canyon Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Offers a collection of the Nobel prize-winning Chilean author's poems from 1969, in which he condemns the hypocrisy and violence of the twentieth century and praises those who work for change, accompanied by a new English translation.

Loss and Wonder at the World s End

Loss and Wonder at the World   s End
Author: Laura A. Ogden
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781478021865
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Release: 2021-09-13
Editor: Duke University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Loss and Wonder at the World's End, Laura A. Ogden brings together animals, people, and things—from beavers, stolen photographs, lichen, American explorers, and birdsong—to catalog the ways environmental change and colonial history are entangled in the Fuegian Archipelago of southernmost Chile and Argentina. Repeated algal blooms have closed fisheries in the archipelago. Glaciers are in retreat. Extractive industries such as commercial forestry, natural gas production, and salmon farming along with the introduction of nonnative species are rapidly transforming assemblages of life. Ogden archives forms of loss—including territory, language, sovereignty, and life itself—as well as forms of wonder, or moments when life continues to flourish even in the ruins of these devastations. Her account draws on long-term ethnographic research with settler and Indigenous communities; archival photographs; explorer journals; and experiments in natural history and performance studies. Loss and Wonder at the World's End frames environmental change as imperialism's shadow, a darkness cast over the earth in the wake of other losses.

Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda
Author: Pablo Neruda
Pages: 431
ISBN: 0802130356
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Release: 1974
Editor: Grove Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Poems dealing with the soiled aspect of the human condition and the sumptuous appeal of the tactile are presented in Spanish and English

The Poetry of Pablo Neruda

The Poetry of Pablo Neruda
Author: Pablo Neruda
Pages: 1040
ISBN: 9781466894532
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Release: 2015-09-01
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The most comprehensive English-language collection of work ever by "the greatest poet of the twentieth century-in any language" (Gabriel García Márquez) In his work a continent awakens to consciousness," wrote the Swedish Academy in awarding the Nobel Prize to Pablo Neruda, author of more than thirty-five books of poetry and one of Latin America's most revered writers and political figures-a loyal member of the Communist party, a lifelong diplomat and onetime senator, a man lionized during his lifetime as "the people's poet." Born Neftali Basoalto, Neruda adopted his pen name in fear of his family's disapproval, and yet by the age of twenty-five he was already famous for the book Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair, which remains his most beloved. During the next fifty years, a seemingly boundless metaphorical language linked his romantic fantasies and the fierce moral and political compass-exemplified in books such as Canto General-that made him an adamant champion of the dignity of ordinary men and women. Edited and with an introduction by Ilan Stavans, this is the most comprehensive single-volume collection of this prolific poet's work in English. Here the finest translations of nearly six hundred poems by Neruda are collected and join specially commissioned new translations that attest to Neruda's still-resounding presence in American letters.

A History of Ecology and Environmentalism in Spanish American Literature

A History of Ecology and Environmentalism in Spanish American Literature
Author: Scott M. DeVries
Pages: 334
ISBN: 9781611485165
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Release: 2013-09-05
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book traces the development of ecology and environmentalism in Spanish American literature. It provides a historical and literary context for the recent and expanding interest in reading, analyzing and especially teaching Latin America’s environmental literature.

The Translator s Visibility

The Translator   s Visibility
Author: Heather Cleary
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781501353710
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Release: 2020-12-10
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At the intersection of translation studies and Latin American literary studies, The Translator's Visibility examines contemporary novels by a cohort of writers – including prominent figures such as Cristina Rivera Garza, César Aira, Mario Bellatin, Valeria Luiselli, and Luis Fernando Verissimo – who foreground translation in their narratives. Drawing on Latin America's long tradition of critical and creative engagement of translation, these novels explicitly, visibly, use major tropes of translation theory – such as gendered and spatialized metaphors for the practice, and the concept of untranslatability – to challenge the strictures of intellectual property and propriety while shifting asymmetries of discursive authority, above all between the original as a privileged repository of meaning and translation as its hollow emulation. In this way, The Translator's Visibility show that translation not only serves to renew national literatures through an exchange of ideas and forms; when rendered visible, it can help us reimagine the terms according to which those exchanges take place. Ultimately, it is a book about language and power: not only the ways in which power wields language, but also the ways in which language can be used to unseat power.

Creature Discomfort

Creature Discomfort
Author: Scott M. DeVries
Pages: 338
ISBN: 9789004316591
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Release: 2016-05-09
Editor: BRILL
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Creature Discomfort innovates the notion of “fauna-criticism” to reframe the literary history of and expound animal ethical positions from Spanish American nineteenth century, modernista, Regional, indigenista, and contemporary fiction and poetry.

Mexico From the Olmecs to the Aztecs Eighth Edition

Mexico  From the Olmecs to the Aztecs  Eighth Edition
Author: Michael D. Coe,Javier Urcid,Rex Koontz
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780500842829
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Release: 2019-10-01
Editor: Thames & Hudson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An extensive update to the authoritative introduction to Mexico’s ancient civilizations. “Masterly. . . . The complexities of Mexico’s ancient cultures are perceptively presented and interpreted.” Library Journal “A must for anyone interested in archaeology and history.” —DIG Mexico arrives in its eighth edition with a new look and the most recent discoveries. This is the story of the pre-Spanish people of Mexico, who, with their neighbors the Maya, formed some of the most complex societies north of the Andes. Revised and expanded, the book is updated with the latest developments and findings in the field and current terminology. The new edition includes expanded coverage of Oaxaca, particularly Monte Alba´n, one of the earliest cities in Mesoamerica and the center of the Zapotec civilization. Recent research on the Olmecs and the legacy of the Maya offer a wider and more cohesive narrative of Mexico’s history. And a fully revised epilogue discusses the survival of indigenous populations in Mexico from the arrival of the Spanish through to the present day. Mexico has long been recognized as the most readable and authoritative introduction to the region’s ancient civilizations. Featuring up-to-date research and, for the first time, full-color illustrations throughout, this book brings to life the vibrant ancient art and architecture of Mesoamerica.

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office

Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: WISC:89089820112
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Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Oxford Guide to Contemporary World Literature

The Oxford Guide to Contemporary World Literature
Author: John Sturrock
Pages: 492
ISBN: 0192833189
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Release: 1997
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

opinion, the Guide offers a discriminating - and sometimes controversial - view of a broad range of contemporary literatures.

Mexico From the Olmecs to the Aztecs

Mexico  From the Olmecs to the Aztecs
Author: Michael D. Coe,Rex Koontz
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780500771594
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Release: 2013-06-14
Editor: Thames & Hudson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Masterly. . . . The complexities of Mexico’s ancient cultures are perceptively presented and interpreted.” —Library Journal Michael D. Coe’s Mexico has long been recognized as the most readable and authoritative introduction to the region’s ancient civilizations. This companion to his best-selling The Maya has now been revised by Professor Coe and Rex Koontz. The seventh edition incorporates new findings in a number of disciplines. The solution to the long-standing puzzle of the origin of maize-farming has at last been solved, and spectacular new discoveries shed light on Mexico’s earliest civilization, the Olmec culture. At the great city of Teotihuacan, recent investigations in the earliest monumental pyramid indicate the antiquity of certain sacrificial practices and the symbolism of the pyramid. Expanded information on the Huastec region of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico is included, while discoveries in the sacred precinct of the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan have led to a refined understanding of the history and symbolism of this hallowed area.

Maine to Cape Horn

Maine to Cape Horn
Author: Charles H. Lagerbom
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781439673201
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Release: 2021-08-02
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cape Horn conjures up images of wind-whipped waters and desperate mariners in frozen rigging. Long recognized as a maritime touchstone for sailors, it marks the spot where the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans meet in one writhing mass. "Doubling" Cape Horn became the ultimate test, earning a prominent place in Maine maritime history. At the end of South America, it shares longitude 67° west exactly with Cutler, Maine, a direct north-south line of seven thousand miles. Maine Cape Horners were recognized by a golden earring. If they did not survive this most difficult journey in the world, the earring covered the costs of their funeral, should the body ever be found. Maritime historian Charles H. Lagerbom traveled to the end of the world to help research this exciting story of bold Mainers and their exhilarating and oftentimes deadly dance with danger.

Paraguay

Paraguay
Author: Margaret Hebblethwaite
Pages: 450
ISBN: 9781784770983
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Release: 2019
Editor: Bradt Travel Guides
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the wildlife of the wetland Pantanal region to the rolling fields of the campo, and from the plunging waterfall of Salto Cristal to the majestic ruins of ltapúa, Paraguay is a place of great contrasts. Whether you want to soak up the café scene in Asunción, admire the giant Victoria cruziana water lilies in Limpio, or engage with the indigenous Guavirami community and their music, Paraguay offers a range of peerless experiences. Fully updated for its third edition, Bradt's Paraguay remains the most comprehensive guidebook on the country. With seven new town maps and packed full of essential practical, historical and cultural details, this guide is a must or any adventurous traveller.

A History of Chilean Literature

A History of Chilean Literature
Author: Ignacio López-Calvo
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781108487375
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Release: 2021-09-30
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book covers the full range and diversity of Chilean literature from the times of the Spanish conquest to the present. By emphasizing transnational, hemispheric, and global approaches to Chilean literature, it reflects the relevance of themes such as neoliberalism, migration and exile, as well as subfields like ethnic studies, and gender and sexuality studies. It showcases the diversity of Chilean literature throughout all periods, regions, ethnocultural groups and social classes, all the while foregrounding its regional variations. Unlike previous literary histories, it maps a rich heterogeneity by including works by Chileans of indigenous, African, Jewish, Arab, Asian, and Croatian ancestries, as well as studies of literature by LGTBQ authors and Chilean Americans. Ambitious and authoritative, this book is essential reading for scholars of Chilean Literature, Latin American Literature, the Global South, and World Literature.

The Authority 2 World s End

The Authority 2 World s End
Author: Dan Abnett,Andy Lanning,Simon Coleby
Pages: 168
ISBN: 8467900369
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Release: 2010-02-26
Editor: Unknown
Language: es

Explanation of the Book:

Los miembros de The Authority siguen en No-Londres trabajando para ayudar a los supervivientes del fin del mundo desde el Transporte. Nuevas amenazas aparecen continuamente...

At Home with the Sapa Inca

At Home with the Sapa Inca
Author: Stella Nair
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781477305508
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Release: 2015-07-01
Editor: University of Texas Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

By examining the stunning stone buildings and dynamic spaces of the royal estate of Chinchero, Nair brings to light the rich complexity of Inca architecture. This investigation ranges from the paradigms of Inca scholarship and a summary of Inca cultural practices to the key events of Topa Inca's reign and the many individual elements of Chinchero's extraordinary built environment. What emerges are the subtle, often sophisticated ways in which the Inca manipulated space and architecture in order to impose their authority, identity, and agenda. The remains of grand buildings, as well as a series of deft architectural gestures in the landscape, reveal the unique places that were created within the royal estate and how one space deeply informed the other. These dynamic settings created private places for an aging ruler to spend time with a preferred wife and son, while also providing impressive spaces for imperial theatrics that reiterated the power of Topa Inca, the choice of his preferred heir, and the ruler's close relationship with sacred forces. This careful study of architectural details also exposes several false paradigms that have profoundly misguided how we understand Inca architecture, including the belief that it ended with the arrival of Spaniards in the Andes. Instead, Nair reveals how, amidst the entanglement and violence of the European encounter, an indigenous town emerged that was rooted in Inca ways of understanding space, place, and architecture and that paid homage to a landscape that defined home for Topa Inca.

Mario Fenyo on the Third World

Mario Fenyo on the Third World
Author: Abdul K. Bangura
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9780595245451
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Release: 2002-08-01
Editor: iUniverse
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book is about Dr. Mario D. Fenyo and his work on the Third World. It represents part of his effulgence as a scholar for global understanding.

Determinations

Determinations
Author: Neil Larsen
Pages: 214
ISBN: 1859843298
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Release: 2001
Editor: Verso
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Determinations employs a Marxist approach to examine postcolonial theory and provides critical readings of a range of postcolonial narratives, mainly Latin American. It argues that the national question remains an unresolved problem in this field, particularly in light of the confusions engendered by concepts of globalization, and that the cultural link between the ideas of nation and narrative remains a fruitful avenue of study. Taking issue with the approaches of theorists such as Homi Bhabha and Gayatri Spivak, Larsen takes the reader through the work of writers such as Cortazar, Carpentier, Garcia Marquez, Rulfo and Vargas Llosa. He concludes with a pungent reassessment of Benedict Anderson's classic work, Imagined Communities.

Restaging the Sixties

Restaging the Sixties
Author: James Martin Harding,Cindy Rosenthal
Pages: 452
ISBN: 0472069543
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Release: 2006
Editor: University of Michigan Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examines the artistry, politics, and legacies of radical theater groups that came to prominence in the US during the period of the late sixties and early seventies. This book considers how radical theaters sought to redefine the relationship between theater and political activism, and how they challenged the foundations of theater itself.

The Poetry of Pablo Neruda

The Poetry of Pablo Neruda
Author: René de Costa
Pages: 239
ISBN: 9780674041448
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Release: 2009-06-30
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

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