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Almas en pena chapolas negras

Almas en pena  chapolas negras Author Fernando Vallejo
ISBN-10 9588061865
Release 2002
Pages 559
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In Almas en pena, chapolas negras, Fernando Vallejo recounts the life of Colombian poet Jose Asuncion Silva. This unusual biography is a phantasmagoric trip through Bogota at the end of the 19th century. After committing suicide in 1896, Asuncion Silva left Colombia ten of the most beautiful poems of the Spanish language, and to his creditors a sum of $210.000 in debt. A century after his death, Vallejo initiates a search through notaries' archives and libraries, and relying upon an abundance of documents and old newspapers, he begins to solve the mystery of the poet's suicide and his financial setbacks.

Our Lady of the Assassins

Our Lady of the Assassins Author Fernando Vallejo
ISBN-10 9781852426477
Release 2001
Pages 135
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A novel set in the backstreets of Medellin, Colombia, captures the lives of the beggars, thieves, drug addicts, and other lost souls of a city overwhelmed by the drug trade.

International Who s who of Authors and Writers

International Who s who of Authors and Writers Author
ISBN-10 UOM:49015003128098
Release 2008
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International Who s who of Authors and Writers has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from International Who s who of Authors and Writers also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full International Who s who of Authors and Writers book for free.

Literature Testimony and Cinema in Contemporary Colombian Culture

Literature  Testimony and Cinema in Contemporary Colombian Culture Author Rory O'Bryen
ISBN-10 1855661780
Release 2008
Pages 212
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Memory and mourning in Colombia.

Eros pervertido

Eros pervertido Author Karen Poe
ISBN-10 8499400841
Release 2010
Pages 249
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"En este ensayo se aborda de un modo novedoso un tema poco estudiado del modernisno hispanoamericano, la novela decadente. A partir de la teoría queer y del psicoanálisis se abordan temas como la autobiografía, las representaciones del cuerpo y el erotismo, en un corpus de novelas hispanoamericanas del fin de siècle. Eros pervertido sostiene al menos dos tesis. El decadentismo hispanoamericano fue, además de una ética y una retórica, fundamentalmente, una erótica. Y como toda erótica era adverso a la moral establecida. Hacía peligrar las costumbres y el orden social al amenazar la estabilidad del matrimonio y proclamar el placer fuera de la procreación. La autora propone, además, que la novela decadente hispanoamericana puede haber sido una forma de resistencia a la medicalización de la sexualidad, un pequeño obstáculo en la constitución del reinado de eso que Foucault llamó scientia sexualis."--Back cover.

Death and Bright Water

Death and Bright Water Author James Mitchell
ISBN-10 1909619116
Release 2014-06-19
Pages 194
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Callan, the most ruthlessly efficient member of British Intelligence's own assassination bureau known only as The Section, had made many deadly enemies within Moscow's KGB. So why were they now recommending him for job? It's not a job Callan wants, he just wants to get out of the whole sordid business, but if he doesn't take the job - rescuing a radical Greek politician's daughter from her kidnappers on Crete - then Callan might just find himself in one of the Section's infamous Red Files. 'I'm finished with you, ' said Callan. 'Finished with the Section. You know that.' 'Nobody's ever completely finished with me, ' said Hunter. First published in 1974, this was the third full-length Callan novel by his creator James Mitchell, back in print for the first time in 38 year

The Titanic Disaster Hearings

The Titanic Disaster Hearings Author Tom Kuntz
ISBN-10 9780671025533
Release 1998-03-01
Pages 592
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Presents testimony by the owner and crew of the Titanic, crew members from neighboring ships, passengers, and expert witnesses

Religion Globalization and Culture

Religion  Globalization and Culture Author Peter Beyer
ISBN-10 9789004154070
Release 2007
Pages 608
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The topic of religion and globalization is complex, susceptible to a great variety of approaches. This book combines contributions from many authors who examine a wide range of subjects ranging from overall theoretical considerations to detailed regional perspectives. No single understanding of either religion or globalization is privileged.

War Plan Orange

War Plan Orange Author Edward Miller
ISBN-10 9781612511467
Release 2013-12-13
Pages 560
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Based on twenty years of research in formerly secret archives, this book reveals for the first time the full significance of War Plan Orange--the U.S. Navy's strategy to defeat Japan, formulated over the forty years prior to World War II.

The Sound of Things Falling

The Sound of Things Falling Author Juan Gabriel Vásquez
ISBN-10 9781101605387
Release 2013-08-01
Pages 320
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* National Bestseller and winner of the 2014 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award * Hailed by Edmund White as "a brilliant new novel" on the cover of the New York Times Book Review * Lauded by Jonathan Franzen, E. L. Doctorow and many others From a global literary star comes a prize-winning tour de force – an intimate portrayal of the drug wars in Colombia. Juan Gabriel Vásquez has been hailed not only as one of South America’s greatest literary stars, but also as one of the most acclaimed writers of his generation. In this gorgeously wrought, award-winning novel, Vásquez confronts the history of his home country, Colombia. In the city of Bogotá, Antonio Yammara reads an article about a hippo that had escaped from a derelict zoo once owned by legendary Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar. The article transports Antonio back to when the war between Escobar’s Medellín cartel and government forces played out violently in Colombia’s streets and in the skies above. Back then, Antonio witnessed a friend’s murder, an event that haunts him still. As he investigates, he discovers the many ways in which his own life and his friend’s family have been shaped by his country’s recent violent past. His journey leads him all the way back to the 1960s and a world on the brink of change: a time before narco-trafficking trapped a whole generation in a living nightmare. Vásquez is “one of the most original new voices of Latin American literature,” according to Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa, and The Sound of Things Falling is his most personal, most contemporary novel to date, a masterpiece that takes his writing—and will take his literary star—even higher.

The Romanovs

The Romanovs Author Simon Sebag Montefiore
ISBN-10 9780307266521
Release 2016
Pages 744
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"The acclaimed author of Young Stalin and Jerusalem gives readers an accessible, lively account--based in part on new archival material--of the extraordinary men and women who ruled Russia for three centuries."--NoveList.

The Knotted Subject

The Knotted Subject Author Elisabeth Bronfen
ISBN-10 9781400864737
Release 2014-07-14
Pages 490
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Surrealist writer André Breton praised hysteria for being the greatest poetic discovery of the nineteenth century, but many physicians have since viewed it as the "wastebasket of medicine," a psychosomatic state that defies attempts at definition and cure and that can be easily mistaken for other pathological conditions. In light of a resurgence of critical interest in hysteria, leading feminist scholar Elisabeth Bronfen reinvestigates medical writings and cultural performance to reveal the continued relevance of a disorder widely thought to be a romantic formulation of the past. Through a critical rereading, she develops a new concept of hysteria, one that challenges traditional gender-based theories linking it to dissatisfied feminine sexual desire. Bronfen turns instead to hysteria's traumatic causes, particularly the fear of violation, and shows how the conversion of psychic anguish into somatic symptoms can be interpreted today as the enactment of personal and cultural discontent. Tracing the development of cultural formations of hysteria from the 1800s to the present, this book explores the writings of Freud, Charcot, and Janet together with fictional texts (Radcliffe, Stoker, Anne Sexton), opera (Mozart, Wagner), cinema (Cronenberg, Hitchcock, Woody Allen), and visual art (Marie-Ange Guilleminot, Cindy Sherman). Each of these creative works attests to a particular relationship between hysteria and self-fashioning, and enables us to read hysteria quite literally as a language of discontent. The message broadcasted by the hysteric is one of vulnerability: vulnerability of the symbolic, of identity, and of the human body itself. Throughout this work, Bronfen not only offers fresh approaches to understanding hysteria in our culture, but also introduces a new metaphor to serve as a theoretical tool. Whereas the phallus has long dominated psychoanalytical discourse, the image of the navel--a knotted originary wound common to both genders--facilitates discussion of topics relevant to hysteria, such as trauma, mortality, and infinity. Bronfen's insights make for a lively, innovative work sure to interest readers across the fields of art and literature, feminism, and psychology. Originally published in 1998. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Questions of Travel

Questions of Travel Author Caren Kaplan
ISBN-10 9780822382041
Release 1996-08-21
Pages 256
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Contemporary theory is replete with metaphors of travel—displacement, diaspora, borders, exile, migration, nomadism, homelessness, and tourism to name a few. In Questions of Travel, Caren Kaplan explores the various metaphoric uses of travel and displacement in literary and feminist theory, traces the political implications of this “traveling theory,” and shows how various discourses of displacement link, rather than separate, modernism and postmodernism. Addressing a wide range of writers, including Paul Fussell, Edward Said, James Clifford, Gilles Deleuze, Jean Baudrillard, Gayatri Spivak, Edward Soja, Doreen Massey, Chandra Mohanty, and Adrienne Rich, Kaplan demonstrates that symbols and metaphors of travel are used in ways that obscure key differences of power between nationalities, classes, races, and genders. Neither rejecting nor dismissing the powerful testimony of individual experiences of modern exile or displacement, Kaplan asks how mystified metaphors of travel might be avoided. With a focus on theory’s colonial discourses, she reveals how these metaphors continue to operate in the seemingly liberatory critical zones of poststructuralism and feminist theory. The book concludes with a critique of the politics of location as a form of essentialist identity politics and calls for new feminist geographies of place and displacement.


Limonov Author Emmanuel Carrère
ISBN-10 9780374709211
Release 2014-10-21
Pages 352
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A thrilling page-turner that also happens to be the biography of one of Russia's most controversial figures This is how Emmanuel Carrère, the magnetic journalist, novelist, filmmaker, and chameleon, describes his subject: "Limonov is not a fictional character. There. I know him. He has been a young punk in Ukraine, the idol of the Soviet underground; a bum, then a multimillionaire's butler in Manhattan; a fashionable writer in Paris; a lost soldier in the Balkans; and now, in the fantastic shambles of postcommunism, the elderly but charismatic leader of a party of young desperadoes. He sees himself as a hero; you might call him a scumbag: I suspend my judgment on the matter. It's a dangerous life, an ambiguous life: a real adventure novel. It is also, I believe, a life that says something. Not just about him, Limonov, not just about Russia, but about all our history since the end of the Second World War." So Eduard Limonov isn't fictional—but he might as well be. This pseudobiography isn't a novel, but it reads like one: from Limonov's grim childhood to his desperate, comical, ultimately successful attempts to gain the respect of Russia's literary intellectual elite; to his immigration to New York, then to Paris; to his return to the motherland. Limonov could be read as a charming picaresque. But it could also be read as a troubling counternarrative of the second half of the twentieth century, one that reveals a violence, an anarchy, a brutality, that the stories we tell ourselves about progress tend to conceal.


Delirium Author Laura Restrepo
ISBN-10 0385521510
Release 2007-04-03
Pages 272
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In this remarkably nuanced novel, both a gripping detective story and a passionate, devastating tale of eros and insanity in Colombia, internationally acclaimed author Laura Restrepo delves into the minds of four characters. There's Agustina, a beautiful woman from an upper-class family who is caught in the throes of madness; her husband Aguilar, a man passionately in love with his wife and determined to rescue her from insanity; Agustina's former lover Midas, a drug-trafficker and money-launderer; and Nicolás, Agustina's grandfather. Through the blend of these distinct voices, Restrepo creates a searing portrait of a society battered by war and corruption, as well as an intimate look at the daily lives of people struggling to stay sane in an unstable reality. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bibliograf a espa ola

Bibliograf  a espa  ola Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951P008231448
Release 2002-06
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Bibliograf a espa ola has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Bibliograf a espa ola also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Bibliograf a espa ola book for free.

Decadence and Catholicism

Decadence and Catholicism Author Ellis Hanson
ISBN-10 0674194446
Release 1997
Pages 403
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Romantic writers had found in Christianity a poetic cult of the imagination, an assertion of the spiritual quality of beauty in an age of vulgar materialism. The decadents, a diverse movement of writers, were the climax and exhaustion of this romantic tradition. In their art, they enacted the romance of faith as a protest against the dreariness of modern life. Ellis Hanson teases out two strands--eroticism and aestheticism--that rendered the decadent interest in Catholicism extraordinary. More than any other literary movement, the decadents explored the powerful historical relationship between homoeroticism and Roman Catholicism. Why, throughout history, have so many homosexuals been attracted to Catholic institutions that vociferously condemn homosexuality? This perplexing question is pursued in this elegant and innovative book. Late-nineteenth-century aesthetes found in the Church a peculiar language that gave them a means of artistic and sexual expression. The brilliant cast of characters that parades through this book includes Oscar Wilde, Charles Baudelaire, J.-K. Huysmans, Walter Pater, and Paul Verlaine. Art for these writers was a mystical and erotic experience. In decadent Catholicism we can glimpse the beginnings of a postmodern valorization of perversity and performativity. Catholicism offered both the hysterical symptom and the last hope for paganism amid the dullness of Victorian puritanism and bourgeois materialism.