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Requiem For A Spanish Peasant

Author : Ramón José Sender
ISBN : 0856687820
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Ramon Jose Sender Graces was born on 3rd February 1901. He was a prolific writer, who published a vast quantity of novels, stories, plays, essays, poetry and articles throughout his life. He wrote Requiem por un campesino espanol during one week in 1952, with the intention that it be part of a collection of short stories. That book never materialised, but Sender's novella was published by Aquelarre in Mexico in 1953 under the title Mosen Millan . The title was changed in 1960 by New York publisher Las Americas to something that could be meaningfully translated into English. The political message conveyed within the book meant that it was not published in Spain until 1974. Requiem for a Spanish Peasant relates the thoughts and memories of Mosen Millan, the parish priest, as he sits in the vestry of the church in a nameless Aragonese village, preparing to conduct a Reqiuem Mass to celebrate the life of a young peasant, Paco el del Molino, killed by the Nationalist army a year earlier, at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. As he waits, his thoughts are interrupted by the occasional comings and goings of an altar boy, who hums to himself an anonymous ballad. This ballad, along with Millan's thoughts and the voice of an omniscient narrator, creates three strands of narration for the reader to follow.

Abel S Nchez

Author : Miguel de Unamuno
ISBN : 0856688681
Genre : Literary Collections
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Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936) is the towering intellectual giant of early twentieth-century Spain. He wrote novels, plays, poetry and many essays, but is best remembered for his fictional works and for his major philosophical meditation on the nature of existence. Abel Sanchez was published in 1917 and is perhaps Unamuno's most harrowing novel. Consisting mainly of dialogue it narrates the life of one man, Abel Sanchez, and his problematical relationship with his friend, Joaquin. Abel becomes more sucessful than Joaquin and is happier, and parallels are drawn between the Biblical story of Cain and Abel. At the end of the novel after a lifetime of torment Joaquin grabs Abel, who has a weak heart, by the throat and he dies; Joaquin himself dies shortly afterwards. In its concentration on issues of identity, personality and the insecurities of existence, it stands out amoung Unamuno's works as a profoundly unsettling account of man's existence and his relationship to other people. John Macklin's edition provides a new English translation alongside the Spanish text, together with a substantial introduction.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : STANFORD:36105211722686
Genre : English literature
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The Hispanic American Historical Review

Author : James Alexander Robertson
ISBN : UTEXAS:059173018617413
Genre : Electronic journals
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Includes "Bibliographical section".

The Spanish Tragedy

Author : Thomas Kyd
ISBN : 9781408114216
Genre : Drama
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Written in 1589, The Spanish Tragedy is the first fully-fledged example of a revenge tragedy and occupies a special place in the history of English Renaissance drama.

La Tribuna Translated With Commentary

Author : Emilia Pardo Bazan (condesa de)
ISBN : 1786940256
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Emilia Pardo Bazan was born in the Galician town of A Coruna into a noble family who nurtured her lifelong thirst for knowledge. She is undoubtedly the most controversial, influential and prolific Spanish female writer of the nineteenth century, publishing a vast number of essays, social commentaries, articles, reviews, poems, plays, novels, novellas and short stories. Her third novel, La Tribuna, heralds a new age in Spanish literature, a naturalist work of fiction that examines the situation of contemporary women workers. The author's preparation for the novel involved reading and consulting contemporary pamphlets and newspapers, as well as spending two months in a Galician tobacco factory observing and listening to conversations. This method, common in English writers like Dickens and frequently adopted in France by the masters of Realism, was almost unprecedented in Spain. Set against a background of turmoil and civil unrest, La Tribuna reflects the author's interest in the position of women in Spanish society. The working-class heroine, Amparo, develops from a shapeless, apolitical street urchin into a masterpiece of femininity, a charismatic orator who becomes a 'tribune' of the people. At the same time, however, she allows herself to be seduced by a prosperous middle-class youth whose promises prove to be just as empty as the revolutionary slogans in which she believes so fervently.

The Girl From Kosovo

Author : Graham Whittaker
ISBN : 9780987447005
Genre : Drama
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When Nikita Tarasov is buried alive and critically wounded during the war in Kosovo, a voice, named Andy, tells her amazing stories about a little boy and a lighthouse, keeping her calm. Shortly after being rescued by a psychopathic Serbian Nationalist, Max Lomax, Nikita becomes the darling of the world's press. Now, trapped in a world of drugs, human trafficking and prostitution, Nikita promises to escape her "Guardian" and find the mysterious Andy.

The Cherry Orchard

Author : Anton Chekhov
ISBN : 9781603844789
Genre : Drama
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Drawn from Sharon Marie Carnicke's volume of Chekhov, Four Plays and Three Jokes (Hacketts, 2009), this edition of The Cherry Orchard features Carnicke's groundbreaking translation of a play that has been called "Chekhov's ultimate theatrical coup d'état"* -- (*Donald Rayfield, The Cherry Orchard: Catastrophe and Comedy).

Who Was Who

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105118456990
Genre : Biography
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Vols. 1897-1916 published in 1920, which included obituaries of those who died up to Sept. 15, 1915; reissued in 1929 with title page 1897-1915 and included addenda giving details of additional deaths 1897 to the end of 1915 which had not previously come to the attention of the editor.

A Kingdom Of Dreams

Author : Judith McNaught
ISBN : 9781501145483
Genre : Fiction
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Let New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught who “is in a class by herself” (USA TODAY) sweep you off your feet and into another time with her sensual, passionate, and spellbinding historical romance classics, featuring her “unique magic” (RT Book Reviews)—now available for the first time on ebook. Abducted from her convent school, headstrong Scottish beauty Jennifer Merrick does not easily surrender to Royce Westmoreland, Duke of Claymore. Known as “The Wolf,” his very name strikes terror in the hearts of his enemies. But proud Jennifer will have nothing to do with the fierce English warrior who holds her captive, no matter what he threatens. Boldly she challenges his will—until the night he takes her in his powerful embrace, awakening in her an irresistible hunger. Suddenly Jennifer finds herself ensnared in a bewildering and seductive web of pride, passion, and overwhelming love. This beloved tale about two defiant hearts clashing in a furious battle of wills in the glorious age of chivalry “will stay in your heart forever and be a classic on your shelves” (RT Book Reviews, Top Pick).

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