Contemporary Spanish Short Stories

Author: Jean Andrews
Publisher: Bristol Classical Press
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A collection of short stories by 12 contemporary Spanish writers including Javier Cercas and Paloma Diaz-Mas. The settings vary from the exotic (Salome at the court of King Herod, the palace of a Moorish king with a half-mermaid daughter) to the historical (a little boy's experience of life in rural Spain under Franco), the fantastic (travelling the world through a labyrinth of built-in wardrobes) and the Chandleresque "film noir". Each of the stories follows a traveller or travellers, who, in the course of the tale, become lost to reality in some way, or alienated from their expectations and ideals. Sometimes these escapes are temporary, and the protagonist has to return to the everyday world. Sometimes they are permanent. Sometimes the travel is geographical as well as mental. In each case these fugues are metaphors; for contemporary Spanish life in some instances, for the whole of modern experience in others.

Bulletin

Author: Texas. State Dept. of Education
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Books in Print

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Latin American Science Fiction

Author: M. Elizabeth Ginway
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1137281227
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Combining work by critics from Latin America, the USA, and Europe, Latin American Science Fiction: Theory and Practice is the first anthology of articles in English to examine science fiction in all of Latin America, from Mexico and the Caribbean to Brazil and the Southern Cone. Using a variety of sophisticated theoretical approaches, the book explores not merely the development of a science fiction tradition in the region, but more importantly, the intricate ways in which this tradition has engaged with the most important cultural and literary debates of recent year.

Webster s New World Concise Spanish Dictionary

Author: Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Webster's New World
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An easy-to-use, thoroughly updated bilingual resource features more than 115,000 entries and 160,000 translations of modern terminology, idiomatic expressions, and slang in both Spanish and English, along with quick reference tables of irregular verbs and coverage of Latin-American Spanish. Original.