Prepared by U.S. linguists, this dictionary uses idioms, phrases and sentences as basic units — not single words. English-Spanish and Spanish-English sections contain modern equivalents for over 18,000 sentences.
Mario Vargas Llosa has been making waves in cultural and political spheres for over thirty years. Making Waves presents for the first time in English a collection of his essays, a journey through time, through books, and through different geographical locations, plotting the intellectual biography of one of the world's finest writers. We follow Vargas Llosa from Peru to France, where he writes on Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and Camus, visits the dog cemetery which contains the tomb of Rin Tin Tin, and describes the life of the aspirant writer in the Paris of the 1960s. In Britain, he examines the writings of Doris Lessing and Salman Rushdie, the house in Dean Street where Karl Marx lived, and - in a hilarious and celebrated memoir - considers the transformation of his son, Gonzalo, into a rastafarian.
A Who's Who of Western culture, from Woody Allen to Emile Zola... Containing four hundred essay-style entries, and covering the period from 1850 to the present, The Concise New Makers of Modern Culture includes artists, writers, dramatists, architects, philosophers, anthropologists, scientists, sociologists, major political figures, composers, film-makers and many other culturally significant individuals and is thoroughly international in its purview. Next to Karl Marx is Bob Marley, with John Ruskin is Salman Rushdie, alongside Darwin is Luigi Dallapiccola, Deng Xiaoping rubs shoulders with Jacques Derrida as do Julia Kristeva and Kropotkin. With its global reach, The Concise New Makers of Modern Culture provides a multi-voiced witness of the contemporary thinking world. The entries carry short bibliographies and there is thorough cross-referencing as well as an index of names and key terms.
erasure and inscription on the twentieth-century Spanish stage
Author: María M. Delgado
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
'Other' Spanish Theatreschallenges established opinions on modern Iberian theatre through a consideration of the roles of contrasting figures and companies who have impacted upon both the practice and the perception of Spanish and European stages. In this broad and detailed study, Delgado selects six subjects which map out alternative readings of a nation's theatrical innovation through the last century. These six subjects include Margarita Xirgu, Enrique Rambal, Mariacute;a Casarest and Nuria Espert.