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The Life and Death of a Spanish Town

Author: Elliot Paul

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1789120918

Category: History

Page: 316

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At the time of its first publication in 1937, The Life and Death of a Spanish Town was the first book to interpret to Americans the struggle of a people whose idyllic life was shattered by Fascist terror; it foreshadowed, with burning indignation against aggressors and outspoken sympathy for the obscure and simple men and women of Santa Eulalia, the alignment of forces all over the world today. Popular American author Elliot Paul, Elliot Paul’s reputation rests securely on this book and his 1942 national bestseller, the Last Time I Saw Paris.

The Life and Death of the Spanish Republic

A Witness to the Spanish Civil War

Author: Henry Buckley

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857721704

Category: History

Page: 448

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In 1940, Daily Telegraph correspondent Henry Buckley published his eyewitness account of his experiences reporting from the Spanish Civil War. The copies of the book, stored in a warehouse in London, were destroyed during the Blitz and only a handful of copies of his unique chronicle were saved. Now, seventy years after its first publication, this exceptional eyewitness account of the war is republished with a new introduction by Paul Preston. Life and Death of the Spanish Republic is a unique account of Spanish politics throughout the entire life of the Second Republic, from its foundation on 14 April 1931 to its defeat at the end of March 1939, combining personal recollections of meetings with the great politicians of the day with eyewitness accounts of dramatic events. Buckley arrived in Spain prior to the outbreak of the war and was one of the few correspondents reporting on the conflict who had an in-depth knowledge and understanding of Spain – its people, politics and culture. Well-acquainted with the major protagonists from the conflict, he particularly admired Dr Juan Negrín, the wartime Socialist premier but was utterly bowled over by ‘La Pasionaria’, the Communist orator Dolores Ibárruri. He was also a good friend of Ernest Hemingway and the renowned photographer Robert Capa. This important book is one of the most enduring records of the Spanish Republic and the civil war and a monumental testimony to Buckley’s work as a correspondent. Providing a fascinating portrait of a crucial decade of contemporary Spanish history, and based on an abundance of the eyewitness material that only a really assiduous resident journalist could collect, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the Spanish Civil War.

Mieres Reborn

The Reinvention of a Catalan Community

Author: Kendall R. Phillips,Alexander F. Robertson,G. Mitchell Reyes

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817317430

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

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Mieres Reborn reveals how patient observation and an analysis of one small community have much to tell us about human progress more generally. Not long ago Mieres, a village in the eastern foothills of the Pyrenees, seemed destined to die. As in countless thousands of rural communities around the world, young people in Mieres over the years have moved to the towns and cities, leaving behind abandoned fields and meadows, derelict houses, and their aging and disconsolate parents and grandparents. Close observation of this social microcosm over two decades reveals the capacity of ordinary people in a locality to reinvent themselves, reconstruct relationships with the wider world, and confront new threats to their collective survival. A. F. Robertson describes how the determination that Mieres should survive is most evident in a vigorous round of fiestas, fairs, and other public events in which natives, exiles, and newcomers work to create a lively sense of belonging. Since the 1980s, Mieres has been enlivened by a reverse flow of migrants from the cities, new settlers who have brought an infusion of youth to the community, devised new livelihoods, revitalized the village school, energized the native ”Mierencs,” and provided the impetus for a rediscovery of historical roots and political identity. The regeneration of life in the countryside, in part a reaction to urban expansion and decay, is a global phenomenon of increasing political, economic, and social significance.

Global Nomads

Techno and New Age as Transnational Countercultures in Ibiza and Goa

Author: Anthony D'Andrea

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134110502

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Global Nomads provides a unique introduction to the globalization of countercultures, a topic largely unknown in and outside academia. Anthony D’Andrea examines the social life of mobile expatriates who live within a global circuit of countercultural practice in paradoxical paradises. Based on nomadic fieldwork across Spain and India, the study analyzes how and why these post-metropolitan subjects reject the homeland in order to shape an alternative lifestyle. They become artists, therapists, exotic traders and bohemian workers seeking to integrate labor, mobility and spirituality within a cosmopolitan culture of expressive individualism. These countercultural formations, however, unfold under neo-liberal regimes that appropriate utopian spaces, practices and imaginaries as commodities for tourism, entertainment and media consumption. In order to understand the paradoxical globalization of countercultures, Global Nomads develops a dialogue between global and critical studies by introducing the concept of 'neo-nomadism' which seeks to overcome some of the shortcomings in studies of globalization. This book is an essential aide for undergraduate, postgraduate and research students of Sociology, Anthropology of Globalization, Cultural Studies and Tourism Studies.

True Stories

A Century of Literary Journalism

Author: Norman Sims

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810124696

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 398

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Journalism in the twentieth century was marked by the rise of literary journalism. Sims traces more than a century of its history, examining the cultural connections, competing journalistic schools of thought, and innovative writers that have given literary journalism its power. Seminal exmples of the genre provide ample context and background for the study of this style of journalism.

Chronik eines angekündigten Todes


Author: Gabriel García Márquez

Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch

ISBN: 346230674X

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

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In einem Dorf an der kolumbianischen Karibikküste feiert Bayardo San Roman seine Hochzeit. Ein prunkvolles Fest wird gefeiert, und dass die Braut den Bräutigam nicht liebt, scheint ein unwesentliches Detail, denn „Liebe erlernt sich“. Doch auf das Fest folgt der Skandal. Angela Vicario, die schöne Braut, wird noch in der Nacht von ihrem Ehemann ins Elternhaus zurückgebracht; sie war nicht mehr unberührt. Angela offenbart den Namen des angeblichen Täters, und mit Fleischermessern bewaffnet ziehen ihre Zwillingsbrüder los, um die Tat zu sühnen, das heißt, den Verführer zu töten. Das ganze Dorf erfährt von ihrer bitteren Pflicht. Jeder weiß, dass hier Vorurteile eine sinnlose Tat auslösen, doch niemand schreitet ein. Jahre später befragt der Ich-Erzähler alle Zeugen und rekonstruiert den Ablauf des tragischen Geschehens, die wenigen Stunden von der Ankündigung bis zur Ausführung des grausamen Verbrechens.

Small Damages

Author: Beth Kephart

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101572183

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 304

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Juno meets Under the Tuscan Sun It's senior year, and while Kenzie should be looking forward to prom and starting college in the fall, she discovers she's pregnant. Her determination to keep her baby is something her boyfriend and mother do not understand. So she is sent to Spain, where she will live out her pregnancy, and her baby will be adopted by a Spanish couple. No one will ever know. Alone and resentful in a foreign country, Kenzie is at first sullen and difficult. But as she gets to know Estela, the stubborn old cook, and Esteban, the mysterious young man who cares for the horses, she begins to open her eyes, and her heart, to the beauty that is all around her, and inside her. Kenzie realizes she has some serious choices to make--choices about life, love, and home. Lyrically told in a way that makes the heat, the colors, and the smells of Spain feel alive, Small Damages is a feast for the heart and the soul, and a coming-of-age novel not easily forgotten.

Island Songs

A Global Repertoire

Author: Godfrey Baldacchino

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810881772

Category: Music

Page: 297

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"Through the close analysis of musical performance and tradition, the scholarly contributiors to Island Songs provide a global review of how island songs, their lyrics, and their singers engage with the challenges of modernity, migration , and social change uncovering common patterns despite the diversity and local character of their subjects"--Cover p. [4].

Keyframes: Popular Cinema and Cultural Studies

Author: Matthew Tinkcom,Amy Villarejo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113463157X

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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Keyframes introduces the study of popular cinema of Hollywood and beyond and responds to the transformative effect of cultural studies on film studies. The contributors rethink contemporary film culture using ideas and concerns from feminism, queer theory, 'race' studies, critiques of nationalism, colonialism and post-colonialism, the cultural economies of fandom, spectator theory, and Marxism. Combining a film studies focus on the film industry, production and technology with a cultural studies analysis of consumption and audiences, Keframes demonstrates the breadth of approaches now available for understanding popular cinema. Subjects addressed include: * Studying Ripley and the 'Alien' films * Pedagogy and Political Correctness in Martial Arts cinema * Judy Garland fandom on the net * Stardom and serial fantasies: Thomas Harris's 'Hannibal' * Tom Hanks and the globalization of stars * Queer Bollywood * Jackie Chan and the Black connection * '12 Monkeys', postmodernism and urban space.

The Life and Glorious Reign of Queen Elizabeth ... Likewise, an Account of Sir F. Drake's Voyage Round the World. Also, an Account of the Destruction of ... the Spanish Armada. With the Life and Death of the Earl of Essex, Q. Elizabeth's Great Favourite

Author: Elizabeth I (Queen of England),Robert Devereux Earl of Essex

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The Works of Sir Walter Ralegh: The life of Sir Walter Ralegh, by William Oldys. The life of Sir Walter Ralegh, by Tho. Birch

Author: Sir Walter Raleigh

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The History of the Present War in Spain and Portugal

From Its Commencement to the Battle of Vittoria ... : to which Will be Added, Memoirs of the Life of Lord Wellington ...

Author: Theophilus Camden

Publisher: N.A


Category: Peninsular War, 1807-1814

Page: 704

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Ernest Hemingway in Context

Author: Debra A. Moddelmog,Suzanne del Gizzo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107310830

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Ernest Hemingway's literary career was shaped by the remarkable contexts in which he lived, from the streets of suburban Chicago to the shores of the Caribbean islands, to the battlefields of World War I, Franco's Spain and World War II. This volume examines the various geographic, political, social and literary contexts through which Hemingway crystallized his unmistakable narrative voice. Written by forty-four experts in Hemingway studies, the comprehensive yet concise essays collected here explore how Hemingway is both a product and a critic of his times, touching on his relationship to matters of style, biography, letters, cinema, the arts, music, masculinity, sexuality, the environment, ethnicity and race, legacy and women, among other topics. Fans, students and scholars of Hemingway will turn to this reference time and again for a fuller understanding of this iconic American author.

The English and Scottish Popular Ballads

Author: Francis James Child

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486152839

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 544

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This definitive 19th-century collection compiles all the extant ballads with all known variants and features Child's commentary for each work. Volume II includes Parts III & IV of the original set — ballads 54–113.

Universal Biography

Containing a Copious Account, Critical and Historical, of the Life and Character, Labors and Actions of Eminent Persons, in All Ages and Countries, Conditions and Professions ...

Author: John Lemprière

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography

Page: N.A

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The Life of Sir Walter Ralegh

From His Birth to His Death on the Scaffold. The Whole Compiled from the Most Approved Authorities and Curious Manuscripts

Author: William Oldys

Publisher: N.A



Page: 576

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Bibliotheca Biographica

A Synopsis of Universal Biography, Ancient and Modern ... The Whole Affording a Comprehensive Abstract of Universal History ...

Author: Thomas Flloyd

Publisher: N.A


Category: Biography

Page: N.A

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Bibliotheca Britannica, Or a General Index to British and Foreign Literature

Author: Robert Watt

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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The Cyclopædia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature

Author: Abraham Rees

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

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The Spanish Libertines Or, the Lives of Justina, the Country Jilt; Celestina, the Bawd of Madrid; and Estevaniello Gonzales, the Most Arch and Comical of Scoundrets

Author: [Anonymus AC10069287]

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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