One Hundred Years of Solitude

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060531045
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Censorship Files The

Author: Alejandro Herrero-Olaizola
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791480542
Format: PDF, Docs
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Investigates the role played by censorship in the Spanish-language publishing industry, which led to the Latin American Boom literature of the 1960s and 1970s.

The Labyrinth of Solitude

Author: Octavio Paz
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802150424
Format: PDF
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Examines Mexican character and culture, pre-Columbian societies, and relations between Mexico and the United States

Cien a os de soledad

Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
ISBN: 1101910976
Format: PDF
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¡Disponible por primera vez en eBook! “Muchos años después, frente al pelotón de fusilamiento, el coronel Aureliano Buendía había de recordar aquella tarde remota en que su padre lo llevó a conocer el hielo”. Con estas palabras empieza una novela ya legendaria en los anales de la literatura universal, una de las aventuras literarias más fascinantes del siglo xx. Millones de ejemplares de Cien años de soledad leídos en todas las lenguas y el Premio Nobel de Literatura coronando una obra que se había abierto paso a “boca a boca” —como gusta decir el escritor— son la más palpable demostración de que la aventura fabulosa de la familia Buendía-Iguarán, con sus milagros, fantasías, obsesiones, tragedias, incestos, adulterios, rebeldías, descubrimientos y condenas, representaba al mismo tiempo el mito y la historia, la tragedia y el amor del mundo entero.

Foreigners in the Homeland

Author: Mario Santana
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 9780838754504
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Foreigners in the Homeland charts the course of Hispanic inter-literary relations during the 1960s and 1970s through analysis of the reception of "Boom" novelists and texts in Spain." "Working from an expanded notion of national literature that critiques traditional notions of literary influence and national origin, this well-documented and theoretically sophisticated book argues for the "Boom" novel as one of the leading models for fictional writing at the time."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

If This Be Treason

Author: Gregory Rabassa
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811216654
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A Los Angeles Times Favorite Book of the Year for 2005. Gregory Rabassa's influence as a translator is tremendous. His translations of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude and Julio Cortazar's Hopscotch have helped make these some of the the most widely read and respected works in world literature. (Garcia Marquez was known to say that the English translation of One Hundred Years was better than the Spanish original.) In If This Be Treason: Translation and Its Dyscontents, Rabassa offers a cool- headed and humorous defense of translation, laying out his views on the translator's art. Anecdotal and always illuminating, Rabassa traces his career from a boyhood on a New Hampshire farm, his school days "collecting" languages, the two and a half years he spent overseas during WWII, and his South American travels, until one day "I signed a contract to do my first translation of a long work [Cortazar's Hopscotch] for a commercial publisher." Additionally, Rabassa offers us his "rap sheet," a consideration of the various authors and the over 40 works he has translated. This long-awaited memoir is a joy to read, an instrumental guide to translating, and a look at the life of one of its great practitioners.

Stubby Pringle s Christmas

Author: Jack Schaefer
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 0826358667
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The spirit of Christmas is contagious and overwhelming in this charming and unpredictable holiday tale. Orphaned at thirteen, the poorly paid, patched-clothed cowhand Stubby Pringle is now nearing twenty as he looks forward to whooping it up at the schoolhouse in the valley for the Christmas dance. His box of chocolates is tucked into his saddlebag for the gal who “appeals to him most and seems most susceptible.” But this Christmas Eve Stubby finds that the magic of the season may have something different in store for him. In true Schaefer fashion, Stubby Pringle delights readers and fills our hearts with the magic and spirit of Christmas.