Spanishness in the Spanish Novel and Cinema of the 20th 21st Century

Author: Cristina Sánchez-Conejero
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 144381458X
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Spanishness in the Spanish Novel and Cinema of the 20th-21st Century is an exploration of the general concept of “Spanishness” as all things related to Spain, specifically as the multiple meanings of “Spanishness” and the different ways of being Spanish are depicted in 20th-21st century literary and cinematic fiction of Spain. This book also represents a call for a re-evaluation of what being Spanish means not just in post-Franco Spain but also in the Spain of the new millennium. The reader will find treatments of some of the crucial themes in Spanish culture such as immigration, nationalisms, and affiliation with the European Union as well as many others of contemporary relevance such as time, memory, and women studies that defy exclusivist and clear-cut single notions of Spanishness. These explorations will help contextualize what it means to be Spanish in present day Spain and in the light of globalization while also dissipating stereotypical notions of Spain and Spanishness.

Coming Into One s Own

Author: Alexis Grohmann
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042010239
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Javier Marías is a major contemporary Spanish novelist who has enjoyed remarkable international success and recognition. He is a writer who has undergone a singular and clearly discernible novelistic evolution and has forged a very distinctive style of his own. It is this formal development that this book traces through a study of his works from Los dominios del lobo (1971) to Negra espalda del tiempo (1998). With the help of a wide range of 20th-century literary theories and criticism, it strives to show that in order to escape realism and Spanishness and to make his way into literature, Marías forges an intricate style which progressively develops and matures, and which creates highly suggestive and elaborate imaginative worlds, a literature with a particular ontology, ultimately capable of inventing reality. This book is the first full-length study of Javier Marías's work to be published so far and serves both as an introduction to, and a close examination of, the work of a major European writer.

Constructing Spain

Author: Nathan E. Richardson
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1611483964
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Constructing Spain explores the interactions between culture, geography, and society over fifty years of recent Spanish history through close readings of over a dozen films and novels.

Javier Mar as s Debt to Translation

Author: Gareth Wood
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199651337
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This is a book that shows how Spain's most important contemporary writer, Javier Marías, has engaged with literature in English during his career. Marías has won multiple national and international awards, and is considered among the best writers working today. He has explained many times that working as a translator of literary works from English into Spanish helped shape the writer he became and this study explores those claims by analysing twothings: firstly, his translations themselves, scrutinized closely to determine their accuracy and flair; and secondly, seeing how those translations have left discernible traces in his own fiction, either through therecurrence of particular phraseology or evidence of a more largescale aesthetic debt; an example of the latter explored in this study would be Marías's decision to write a pseudo-autobiographical novel in much the same digressive and chaotic vein as Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy.


Author: Hermann Hesse
Publisher: Holt Paperbacks
ISBN: 1466835036
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Harry Haller is a sad and lonely figure, a reclusive intellectual for whom life holds no joy. He struggles to reconcile the wild primeval wolf and the rational man within himself without surrendering to the bourgeois values he despises. His life changes dramatically when he meets a woman who is his opposite, the carefree and elusive Hermine. The tale of the Steppenwolf culminates in the surreal Magic Theater—for mad men only. Steppenwolf is Hesse's best-known and most autobiographical work. With its blend of Eastern mysticism and Western culture, it is one of literature's most poetic evocations of the soul's journey to liberation. Originally published in English in 1929, the novel's wisdom continues to speak to our souls and marks it as a classic of modern literature.

The Infatuations

Author: Javier Marias
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307960730
Format: PDF
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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book, NPR Great Reads, and Onion A.V. Club Best Book of 2013 Each day before work María Dolz stops at the same café. There she finds herself drawn to a couple who is also there every morning. Observing their seemingly perfect life helps her escape the listlessness of her own. But when the man is brutally murdered and María approaches the widow to offer her condolences, what began as mere observation turns into an increasingly complicated entanglement. Invited into the widow's home, she meets--and falls in love with--a man who sheds disturbing new light on the crime. As María recounts this story, we are given a murder mystery brilliantly encased in a metaphysical enquiry, a novel that grapples with questions of love and death, chance and coincidence, and above all, with the slippery essence of the truth and how it is told. This ebook edition includes a reading group guide.

El Hombre Oso Multimillonario Conjunto de Cuatro Libros de Romance del Alfa

Author: AJ Tipton
Publisher: AJ Tipton Enterprises, LLC
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Los osos multimillonarios pelean por sus verdaderas parejas. Esta serie llena de acción combina a hombres fuertes, mujeres seguras y escenas de amor ardientes en un mundo mágico multidimensional que provoca a los sentidos. El heredero del Alfa: Orson está huyendo del compromiso. Casey solo quiere cocinar platillos increíbles. Cuando sus caminos chocan, el efecto es delicioso. Esta novela incluye a mujeres atrevidas con curvas, platillos que te harán babear, ataques emocionantes de osos y un amor tan caliente que vibra. Las parejas de los Alfa: Cleo es una Alfa y directora de su propia compañía extremadamente exitosa. Titus y Connor son dueños de un rancho santuario para criaturas sobrenaturales. Cuando Cleo se queda varada en su rancho, las chispas literalmente vuelan. Esta novela vibrante para lectores maduros involucra una revolcada en la paja (literalmente), hombres mojados y sensuales apagando fuegos y un amor que es mágico por el poder de tres. El dominio del Alfa: Este romance paranormal para adultos incluye a personas sensuales que se transforman en osos, meseras de barra sobrenaturales que interfieren, un entrenamiento mágico explosivo y un romance en el trabajo tan caliente que derretirá hasta al corazón más frío. La Flama de Navidad del Alfa: Este romance paranormal para adultos incluye a hadas valientes, un caliente juego de póker de prendas y un romance con un bombero demasiado caliente para soportar. Este romance paranormal para adultos incluye a sexy transformistas, magia explosiva y un lugar de trabajo tan caliente que derretirá el corazón más frío. Sucediendo en el mismo mundo que la serie "Su vikingo elemental", la serie "El hombre oso multimillonario" incluye personajes tan memorables como Lola (la misteriosa mesera del bar sobrenatural que sabe más de lo que jamás dirá), Audrey (una bruja con habilidades para formar parejas) y un elenco entero de criaturas sobrenaturales adorables. Estas novelas INDEPENDIENTE son parte de la serie "El hombre oso multimillonario" que se puede leer en cualquier orden. No tienen finales de suspenso y cada historia termina como se debe: con un “felices para siempre”.

A Companion to Javier Mar as

Author: David K. Herzberger
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1855662302
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A detailed and lively discussion and analysis of the novels, short stories, newspaper columns, and other works of one of the most important and popular writers in Spain today.

While the Women Are Sleeping

Author: Javier Marías
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811216632
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Presents a collection of short stories, including "While the women are sleeping," in which a man lying on the beach spectulates on the lives of another pair of beach goers, and "The Resignation Letter of Seänor de Santiesteban," in which a ghost jeopardizes the job of a new teacher.

Your Face Tomorrow

Author: Javier Marías
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811217491
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A book unlike any other, a daring experiential unfolding Spanish masterpiece, Your Face Tomorrow now leaps into uncharted new territory in Volume Two: Dance and Dream.