Autobiographies of Latino youth who struggle with issues such as death, anorexia, divorce, sexuality, etc.
As in other countries, the effects of commercialization in Spain are changing the direction of publishing. Arguing that women face a particularly complex situation because the inclusion of their work is still considered a novelty in a male-dominated field, Christine Henseler examines the strategies of Spanish women authors in the face of market forces. In a consumer economy that places books in supermarkets and mega-bookstores and in which novels are promoted and read more for entertainment than for their literary merit, women's books tend to be more highly regarded when they cater to feminist, erotic, or commercial niche markets. Henseler examines the visual creation of the seductive female body inside and outside the texts and the verbal application of this female figure on a narrative level in the works of authors including Paloma Díaz-Mas, Lourdes Ortiz, Cristina Peri Rossi, Esther Tusquets, Almudena Grandes, and Lucía Etxebarría. She looks at novels of seduction, award-winning novels, and novels sold on the basis of an author's prior reputation, as well as advertisements, literary prizes, and reviews. She also draws on interviews with authors to provide insider views of contemporary Spanish publishing. Contemporary Spanish Women's Narrative and the Publishing Industry reveals the ways women writers are reacting -- both textually and promotionally--to the changing demands of the publishing industry and the construction of a literary canon.
World Literature in Theory provides a definitive exploration of the pressing questions facing those studying world literature today. Coverage is split into four parts which examine the origins and seminal formulations of world literature, world literature in the age of globalization, contemporary debates on world literature, and localized versions of world literature Contains more than 30 important theoretical essays by the most influential scholars, including Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Hugo Meltzl, Edward Said, Franco Moretti, Jorge Luis Borges, and Gayatri Spivak Includes substantive introductions to each essay, as well as an annotated bibliography for further reading Allows students to understand, articulate, and debate the most important issues in this rapidly changing field of study
Spanish is now the third most widely spoken language in the world after English and Chinese. This book traces how and why Spanish has arrived at this position, examining its role in the diverse societies where it is spoken from Europe to the Americas. Providing a comprehensive survey of language issues in the Spanish-speaking world, the book outlines the historical roots of the emergence of Spanish or Castilian as the dominant language, analyzes the situation of minority language groups, and traces the role of Spanish and its colonial heritage in Latin America. The book is structured in four sections: Spanish as a national language: conflict and hegemony Legislation and the realities of linguistic diversity Language and education The future of Spanish. Throughout the book Clare Mar-Molinero asks probing questions such as: How does language relate to power? What is its link with identity? What is the role of language in nation-building? Who decides how language is taught?
SPANISH: GENERAL KNOWLEDGE WORKOUT #4: A new way to learn Spanish The GENERAL KNOWLEDGE WORKOUT series is an entertaining way to practice your Spanish as a foreign language. It comprises a series of bilingual general knowledge quizzes, giving you continuous access to both authentic Spanish language and direct English translations. Simply ‘click’ through each example at your own pace, trying to understand as much as you can. Because the text is a fully bilingual, parallel text (Spanish-English), you will always have the help you need to improve and consolidate your knowledge of Spanish grammar and vocabulary. It’s like having a personal Spanish tutor at your side as you read! Clic-books present you with very short examples of Spanish language, normally one or two sentences at a time. By clicking to the next page you see the same text, in Spanish-English translation. Practice your Spanish in a relaxed and convenient way, building your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary quickly and effectively. What? This ebook is a 100% bilingual text, comprising of a series of general knowledge quizzes that give you continuous access to both authentic Spanish language and direct English translations. Simply ‘click’ through each example at your own pace, trying to understand as much as you can. Because the text is a fully bilingual, parallel text (Spanish-English), you will always have the help you need to improve and consolidate your knowledge of Spanish grammar and vocabulary. It’s like having a personal Spanish tutor at your side as you read! Why? Because people have busy lives, and developing your reading skills in a second language is difficult and time-consuming. Clic-books are about little and often. Whenever you have a few minutes free, practice your Spanish in a relaxed and convenient way, building your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary quickly and effectively using fully bilingual texts. How? Clic-books present you with very short examples of Spanish language, normally one or two sentences at a time. By clicking to the next page you see the same text, in Spanish-English translation. As you work through the questions watch how quickly your Spanish reading skills improve! Read more about Clicbooks at: www.clic-books.com Keywords: learn Spanish, Spanish language, Spanish as a foreign language, bilingual texts, Spanish grammar, Spanish vocabulary, Spanish-English.
Jenna Jax-Anders hit rock bottom in high school. Or so she thought. From rock star heiress to knocked-up has been, she turned it all around, marrying the punk rock baby daddy love of her life. The perfect Hollywood fairytale. Until the day she walked in on him kissing her best friend. As she struggles to find herself and redefine the world around her, she faces the challenges of raising her over-achieving teenage daughter, the heartbreak of losing her best friend (backstabbing aside), and emerging from the shadows of two famous last names to find her own identity. Oh, there’s also the tiny issue of her husband’s record label, backed by an anonymous mogul whose morally ambiguous creative direction may ruin them all. But she doesn’t know about that yet.
In these five essays the Ecuadorian poet Jorge Carrera Andrade traces the evolution of Spanish-American poetry from the sixteenth century to the present. The author shows how Spanish-American literature grew out of the special conditions produced when the New World environment totally transformed Old World culture and society. Initially, the brilliance of the land and its extraordinary peoples inspired European interest in exotic travel and utopianism; later, Old World literary currents came to have distinctive expression in Spanish-American writing. "Poetry and Society in Spanish-America" follows the historic commitment of the New World poets to social issues, particularly such unique ones as the endeavor to bring the Indians into national life, while "Trends in Spanish-American Poetry" dwells on the more purely aesthetic concerns that have stimulated the poets of the twentieth century. Throughout, Carrera Andrade ties his analysis to specific poems and poets. In the last two essays the author presents a clear perspective of his poetic development from 1930 to 1960. "A Decade of My Poetry" and "Poetry of Reality and Utopia" will especially interest readers of Carrera Andrade's poetry, for not only do they elucidate the personal history and philosophy informing his poems, they also reveal how truly his inspiration springs from that unique Spanish-American world he has so clearly delineated.
This book is truly "The World's Easiest Spanish Course!" You are welcome to search the entire world and find one that is easier. It is a very clear, fast, and simple course! Extremely "user friendly!" And fun too! Ever since I was a very small child in first grade and all the while growing up spending thousands upon thousands of hours in classrooms, I was always wondering in many of my lessons and books, "Why do not they just teach me the simplest and fastest way possible? So I could learn the most!" Textbooks and teachers often referred to our lessons as "being mental exercises!" Well! They were mostly "Mental Confusion!" So this lifetime philosophy or belief led me to the writing of this book so people can learn Spanish the fastest and easiest way possible! This book is designed for anyone who knows absolutely nothing about Spanish or for someone who is very advanced! Yes! For example this book helps me improve my Spanish and I am already a very fluent native speaker! And it is super for all students from grade school (K-12) to university level students to help get them through their courses and make better grades! And helps make their language studies "More Fun!" Also, this book can be used in reverse! Yes! For Spanish speakers to learn English! Subsequent publishings will be geared towards helping Spanish speakers learn English. Again as i Mentioned, this book is great for kids! Both children and their parents can enjoy the playful nature of the book. Like playing word guessing games before bedtime. This book will give you the foundation and cornerstones to making learning Spanish fun, fast, and simple! Make this little book a part of your day and a part of your home for the entire family and everyone will be on their way to learning a new romance language! God bless and best wishes! Sincerely,...g.Tullot
Contains roughly 850 entries on both major and minor authors, themes, genres, and topics of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the present day. Describes the growing diversity within national borders, the increasing interdependence among nations, and the myriad impacts of Spanish literature across the globe.
Using each chapter to juxtapose works by one female and one male Spanish writer, Gender and Modernity in Spanish Literature: 1789-1920 explores the concept of Spanish modernity. Issues explored include the changing roles of women, the male hysteric, and the mother and Don Juan figure.
Leslie Thomas's odyssey is a vivid, personal account of the most fascinating islands at the furthest reaches of the globe: to islands as distant and diverse as Saint-Pierre et Miquelon off Newfoundland and Great Barrier Island off New Zealand, and to places more familiar by name, including Nantucket, Fair Isle, Tahiti, and Capri, this journey voyages to the world's smaller places. Descriptive, evocative and liberally sprinkled with anecdotes, the book weaves together a tapestry of impressions. Beachcombing for local legends, geography, colonial history and maritime lore, Thomas's search for the mystique of these islands gives the reader a unique insight into an extraordinary and beautiful world of islands. 'My World of Islands reads as a paean to a past age... a reminder that the entire world has not yet been reduced to Frejus or Marbella' Times Literary Supplement