The Underdogs

Author: Mariano Azuela

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101637730

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Hailed as the greatest novel of the Mexican Revolution, The Underdogs recounts the story of an illiterate but charismatic Indian peasant farmer’s part in the rebellion against Porfirio Díaz, and his subsequent loss of belief in the cause when the revolutionary alliance becomes factionalized. Azuela’s masterpiece is a timeless, authentic portrayal of peasant life, revolutionary zeal, and political disillusionment.

Historical Companion to Postcolonial Literatures - Continental Europe and its Empires

Author: Prem Poddar

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748650970

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 688

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The first reference work to provide an integrated and authoritative body of information about the political, cultural and economic contexts of postcolonial literatures that have their provenance in the major European Empires of Belgium, Denmark, France, G

Revolutionaries, Rebels and Robbers

The Golden Age of Banditry in Mexico, Latin America and the Chicano American Southwest, 1850-1950

Author: Pascale Baker

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 1783163453

Category: History

Page: 272

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This volume delivers a comprehensive study of banditry in Latin America and of its cultural representation. In its scope across the continent, looking closely at nations where bandit culture has manifested itself forcefully ― Mexico (the subject of the case study), the Hispanic south-west of the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela and Cuba ― it imagines a ‘Golden Age’ of banditry in Latin America from the mid-nineteenth century to the 1940s when so-called ‘social bandits’, an idea first proposed by Eric Hobsbawm and further developed here, flourished. In its content, this work offers the most detailed and wide-ranging study of its kind currently available.

La historia desde abajo y desde adentro

Author: Gabriel Salazar Vergara

Publisher: TAURUS

ISBN: 9569635118

Category: History

Page: N.A

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Esta colección de ensayos del premio nacional de historia 2006 viene a dar cuenta del progreso intelectual que ha tenido Gabriel Salazar a lo largo de los últimos treinta y cinco años de escritura sobre la historia y el sentido de su oficio. Gabriel Salazar ha sido durante los últimos treinta años uno de los más relevantes e imprescindibles expositores de la Nueva Historia Social, una corriente de historiadores que procuraron una nueva interpretación de los procesos políticos, económicos y sociales ocurridos en Chile durante los siglos XIX y XX. Con su trabajo superaron los límites de la historiografía conservadora y academicista en sus métodos y enfoques, integrando en sus investigaciones las preguntas realizadas por la base social. Cada uno de los capítulos que componen este libro fue escrito para responder a las inquietudes de la amplia base social chilena #estudiantes, pobladores, funcionarios municipales, jóvenes, jefas de hogar, entre otros# que necesitaba formular, en muchos casos con urgencia, una pregunta histórica que los ayudara a enfrentar a los desafíos propios de su tiempo.

Chicano Authors

Inquiry by Interview

Author: Bruce-Novoa

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292762348

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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The need for this book became apparent to Bruce-Novoa when he first taught a Chicano culture course in 1970. His students could find no source to satisfy their curiosity about Chicano writers' backgrounds, opinions, and attitudes. Chicano Authors: Inquiry by Interview provides that information. Fourteen leading Chicano authors respond to questions about their personal and educational backgrounds, their perception of the role of the Chicano writer, and their evaluation of the literary, linguistic, and sociocultural significance of Chicano literature. The authors included are José Antonio Villarreal, Rolando Hinojosa, Sergio Elizondo, Miguel Méndez M., Abelardo Delgado, José Montoya, Tomás Rivera, Estela Portillo, Rudolfo A. Anaya, Bernice Zamora, Ricardo Sánchez, Ron Arias, Tino Villanueva, and Alurista. Each interview is preceded by a brief introductory note which locates the author in the context of Chicano literature and provides a sense of his or her writing. Also included are a general introduction to Chicano literature, a chronological chart of publications by genre, and a selected bibliography. The volume will be an essential research tool for the student of Chicano literature and culture and a useful introduction for the general reader.

The Mexican Exception

Sovereignty, Police, and Democracy

Author: G. Williams

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230119034

Category: Political Science

Page: 219

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This book examines the question of democracy in post-revolutionary Mexican society. Each chapter recuperates an event or particular historical sequence that sheds light on the relation between culture and sovereign exceptionality. Each moment or sequence stages a relation to language. In these speech scenes there is a disagreement between social actors (for example, disputes between peasants and intellectuals over words such as democracy, equality, freedom, proletariat, worker, revolution etc.). Democracy in this book is not just a type of Constitution or a form of society that politics affirms on a daily basis. It is the assumption and installation of egalitarian language. Democracy is therefore the momentary interruption or suspension of the police order.

Guía Bibliográfica Para Los Estudios Latinoamericanos

Author: Benson Latin American Collection,New York Public Library,University of Texas

Publisher: G K Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 1536

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Consists of publications cataloged by the Latin American Collection of the University of Texas, with additional entries from the Library of Congress.

Rebel Governance in Civil War

Author: Ana Arjona,Nelson Kasfir,Zachariah Mampilly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316432386

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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This is the first book to examine and compare how rebels govern civilians during civil wars in Latin America, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Drawing from a variety of disciplinary traditions, including political science, sociology, and anthropology, the book provides in-depth case studies of specific conflicts as well as comparative studies of multiple conflicts. Among other themes, the book examines why and how some rebels establish both structures and practices of rule, the role of ideology, cultural, and material factors affecting rebel governance strategies, the impact of governance on the rebel/civilian relationship, civilian responses to rebel rule, the comparison between modes of state and non-state governance to rebel attempts to establish political order, the political economy of rebel governance, and the decline and demise of rebel governance attempts.

Tom Sawyer

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486129721

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

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Specially abridged version of Twain's classic story of the boyhood adventures of mischievous but well-meaning Tom Sawyer, who barely avoids calamity as he bounds along from one prank to another. 31 black-and-white illustrations.

Fahrenheit 451

A Novel

Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451673310

Category: Fiction

Page: 159

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A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners, Guy Montag, suddenly realizes their merit.

The World is Fat

The Fads, Trends, Policies, and Products that are Fattening the Human Race

Author: Barry M. Popkin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781583333136

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 229

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An evaluation of the growing rates of overweight humans in the modern world contends that obesity is occurring as a result of an unprecedented collision of human biology with trends in technology, globalization, and the food industry, in an account that compares today's lifestyles with those of fifty years ago to identify key influences.

Los mundos de abajo y los mundos de arriba

individuo y sociedad en las tierras bajas, en los Andes y más allá : tomo en homenaje a Gerhard Baer en su 70 cumpleaños

Author: María Susana Cipolletti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789978224892

Category: Indians of South America

Page: 599

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The Legacy of the Bones (The Baztan Trilogy, Book 2)

Author: Dolores Redondo

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0008165602

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger The second book in Dolores Redondo’s atmospheric Baztan trilogy, featuring Inspector Amaia Salazar. With masterful storytelling and a detective to rival Sarah Lund, this Spanish bestselling series has taken Europe by storm.

At the Mountains of Madness

The Definitive Edition

Author: H.P. Lovecraft

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 1588364755

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Introduction by China Miéville Long acknowledged as a master of nightmarish visions, H. P. Lovecraft established the genuineness and dignity of his own pioneering fiction in 1931 with his quintessential work of supernatural horror, At the Mountains of Madness. The deliberately told and increasingly chilling recollection of an Antarctic expedition’s uncanny discoveries–and their encounter with untold menace in the ruins of a lost civilization–is a milestone of macabre literature. This exclusive new edition, presents Lovecraft’s masterpiece in fully restored form, and includes his acclaimed scholarly essay “Supernatural Horror in Literature.” This is essential reading for every devotee of classic terror. From the Trade Paperback edition.

La toma de la participación

mayo de 1968 y primavera de la autonomía

Author: Miguel Ángel Herrera,Yolanda Rodríguez Rincón,Juan Carlos García Lozano

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Colombia

Page: 243

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The Picture of Dorian Gray - Oscar Wilde

Author: Oscar Wilde

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781604244670

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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Basil Hallward, an artist, meets Dorian Gray and paints his portrait. The artist is so infatuated with Dorian's beauty that he begins to believe it is the reason for his quality of art. Dorian becomes convinced that beauty is all-important and wishes his portrait could age instead of him. Beware of what you have wish for! Each time Dorian commits a sin his portrait ages, showing him what is happening to his soul.

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060531045

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America. Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility -- the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth -- these universal themes dominate the novel. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Gabriel García Márquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master. Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an accounting of the history of the human race.

Caen estrellas fugaces

Author: Jose Gil Romero,Goretti Irisarri

Publisher: SUMA

ISBN: 8491291326

Category: Fiction

Page: 380

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Jose Gil Romero y Goretti Irisarri han construido en esta novela un sólido engranaje narrativo. Gracias a una sugerente creación de atmósferas y al uso de recursos cinematográficos, la novela atrapa al lector para convertirlo en espectador de una historia repleta de intrigas y misterios. El cielo de Madrid se tiñe de rojo sangre... El firmamento parece venirse abajo. Pero este solo es el primero de una serie de sucesos extraordinarios. A lo largo de dos intensos días de septiembre de 1859, dos personajes opuestos llevarán a cabo la investigación de estos fenómenos. Él es un hombre huraño y cínico, aferrado a la razón, antiguo investigador de falsos milagros que ya no cree en nada; ella, una joven vidente que puede percibir lo que la razón niega pero que vive atemorizada por inquietantes visiones. Su aventura les conducirá hasta los infiernos, la ciudad de abajo, surcada por pasadizos ocultos; y también a los cielos, sobre los resbaladizos tejados. Juntos, recorrerán ese siglo XIX que se debate entre la fe y la ciencia, la luz y la oscuridad. Allí, donde acechan los monstruos, una singular belleza brilla junto a lo siniestro. «-¿Qué es la sociedad Hermética? -pregunta el hombre de los bastones. Nada más escuchar ese nombre, al niño le flaquean las piernas. -¿Usted cree en el demonio, señor Luzón?» [email protected] [email protected] han dicho... «Si os gustan las novelas de misterio ambientadas en el siglo XIX y las descripciones minuciosas, Caen estrellas fugaces es vuestro libro.» Blog The book and music corner «Sin duda una historia altamente recomendable para los enamorados de la acción y la historia.» Blog Gaceta del ocio «Tengo que quitarme el sombrero - bombín, por supuesto - ante ellos por su gran trabajo y recomendaros un libro que os hará pasar un gran rato por su historia, sus personajes y por las anécdotas y conocimientos que están ocultos entre sus páginas.» Blog Libros y literatura «Una historia interesante y emocionante. Mi enhorabuena a los autores.» Blog Lectora por el mundo «Una novela sobresaliente, por su originalidad, por su ambientación, por la elección de unos personajes tan singulares, por la atmósfera agobiante y misteriosa en la que sin darte cuenta te sientes atrapado.» Blog El búho entre libros