Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Chronicle of a Death Foretold Author Gabriel García Márquez
ISBN-10 9781101911105
Year 2014-10-15
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! A man returns to the town where a baffling murder took place 27 years earlier, determined to get to the bottom of the story. Just hours after marrying the beautiful Angela Vicario, everyone agrees, Bayardo San Roman returned his bride in disgrace to her parents. Her distraught family forced her to name her first lover; and her twin brothers announced their intention to murder Santiago Nasar for dishonoring their sister. Yet if everyone knew the murder was going to happen, why did no one intervene to stop it? The more that is learned, the less is understood, and as the story races to its inexplicable conclusion, an entire society--not just a pair of murderers—is put on trial. Gabriel García Márquez was born in Colombia in 1927. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982. He is the author of many works of fiction and nonfiction, including One Hundred Years of Solitude, Love In The Time Cholera, The Autumn Of The Patriarch, The General In His Labyrinth, and News Of A Kidnapping. He died in 2014.

Modern Languages Study Guides Cr nica de Una Muerte Anunciada

Modern Languages Study Guides  Cr  nica de Una Muerte Anunciada Author Gabriel García Márquez
ISBN-10 1471890139
Year 2017-10-27
Pages 96
Language en
Publisher
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Literature analysis made easy. Build your students' confidence in their language abilities and help them develop the skills needed to critique their chosen work: putting it into context, understanding the themes and narrative technique, as well as specialist terminology. Breaking down each scene, character and theme in Cr�nica de una muerte anunciada, this accessible guide will enable your students to understand the historical and social context of the novel and give them the critical and language skills needed to write a successful essay. - Strengthen language skills with relevant grammar, vocab and writing exercises throughout - Aim for top marks by building a bank of textual examples and quotes to enhance exam response - Build confidence with knowledge-check questions at the end of every chapter - Revise effectively with pages of essential vocabulary and key mind maps throughout - Feel prepared for exams with advice on how to write an essay, plus sample essay questions, two levels of model answers and examiner commentary

Malinche

Malinche Author Laura Esquivel
ISBN-10 9780743299916
Year 2006-05-02
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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When Malinalli, a member of the tribe conquered by the Aztec warriors, first meets Cortés, she -- like many -- believes that he is the reincarnated forefather god of her tribe. Naturally, she assumes that her task is to help Cortés destroy the Aztec empire and free her people. The two fall passionately in love, but Malinalli gradually comes to realize that Cortés's thirst for conquest is all too human. He is willing to destroy anyone, even his own men, even their own love. Throughout Mexican history, Malinalli has been reviled for her betrayal of the Indian people. However, recent historical research has shown that her role was much more complex; she was the mediator between two cultures, Hispanic and Native American, and two languages, Spanish and Náhuatl. Bursting with lyricism and vivid imagery, Malinche finally unveils the truth behind this legendary love affair.

A Fable

A Fable Author William Faulkner
ISBN-10 9780307792136
Year 2011-05-18
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Vintage
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This novel won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award in 195. An allegorical story of World War I, set in the trenches in France and dealing ostensibly with a mutiny in a French regiment, it was originally considered a sharp departure for Faulkner. Recently it has come to be recognized as one of his major works and an essential part of the Faulkner oeuvre. Faulkner himself fought in the war, and his descriptions of it "rise to magnificence," according to The New York Times, and include, in Malcolm Cowley's words, "some of the most powerful scenes he ever conceived."

Vivir Para Contarla

Vivir Para Contarla Author Garcia Garcia Marquez
ISBN-10 1512387088
Year 2015-05-26
Pages 240
Language es
Publisher CreateSpace
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Cuenta la historia de la infancia y juventud de García Márquez, entre 1927 y 1950, finalizando con la propuesta de matrimonio a su esposa. Se centra especialmente en la familia, la escuela y los primeros años como periodista y escritor de cuentos cortos de García Márquez, también incluye referencias a numerosos eventos de la vida real que acabaron en su novelas en una forma u otra, incluyendo la masacre de las Bananeras que aparece en Cien años de soledad y aquellos amigos cuya vida y muerte sirvieron de modelos para Crónica de una muerte anunciada, así como la historia de sus padres sirvieron de inspiración para El amor en los tiempos de cólera.

The Raiders and Writers of Cervantes Archive

The Raiders and Writers of Cervantes  Archive Author Paul Kong
ISBN-10 9781351883245
Year 2016-12-05
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Within the context of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and his influence on Jorge Luis Borges, Manuel Puig and Gabriel Marquez, Paul Kong brings a variety of theoretical perspectives to bear as he analyzes the concepts of the archive and the manuscript. Setting the stage with an exploration of the intricate and intriguing relationship between the archive and the manuscript, Kong questions the apparently natural association between the two. In the light of Kong's historically contextualized and patient exegesis, the ideological nature of the archive, evident in its charge to serve as a totalizing habitat, stands in contrast with the manuscript that resists attempts to contain it. The playful responses of Borges, Puig and Marquez as they mine the "archive" of Cervantes' works support the anti-colonial dimension of Latin American literature and further problematize the relationship between archive and manuscript. The book concludes with a discussion of the future of archival discourse, especially in the setting of the virtual reality of the Internet and of globalization. Carefully grounded by Kong's close readings and supported by a wealth of astute references and allusions to writers as diverse as Virgil, Wordsworth, and Dickens, The Raiders and Writers of Cervantes' Archive is sure to provoke and intrigue Latin American scholars, narrative theorists, archivists, and those interested in issues related to cultural domination, ideology, and cyberspace.

No One Writes to the Colonel

No One Writes to the Colonel Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez
ISBN-10 9780141917313
Year 2014-03-06
Pages 80
Language en
Publisher Penguin UK
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Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez, author of One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera, tells a powerful tale of poverty and undying hope in his moving novel No One Writes to the Colonel. 'The Colonel took the top off the coffee can and saw that there was only one spoonful left' Fridays are different. Every other day of the week, the Colonel and his ailing wife fight a constant battle against poverty and monotony, scraping together the dregs of their savings for the food and medicine that keeps them alive. But on Fridays the postman comes - and that sets a fleeting wave of hope rushing through the Colonel's ageing heart. For fifteen years he's watched the mail launch come into harbour, hoping he'll be handed an envelope containing the army pension promised to him all those years ago. Whilst he waits for the cheque, his hopes are pinned on his prize bird and the upcoming cockfighting season. But until then the bird - like the Colonel and his wife - must somehow be fed. . . 'Marquez writes in this lyrical, magical language that no one else can do' Salman Rushie 'Masterly. He dazzles us with powerful effect' New Statesman 'One of this century's most evocative writers' Anne Tyler

Cr nica de una muerte anunciada

Cr  nica de una muerte anunciada Author Gabriel García Márquez
ISBN-10 9786070726736
Year 2015-03-20
Pages
Language es
Publisher Grupo Planeta Spain
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«Anda, niña: dinos quién fue. Ella se demoró apenas el tiempo necesario para decir el nombre. Lo buscó en las tinieblas, lo encontró a primera vista entre los tantos y tantos nombres confundibles de este mundo y del otro, y lo dejó clavado en la pared con su dardo certero, como a una mariposa cuya sentencia estaba escrita desde siempre. —Santiago Nasar —dijo.» Basada en un suceso real, la reconstrucción literaria, laberíntica y polifónica del ineluctable y brutal asesinato de un hombre en una remota población fluvial caribeña significa la apuesta más arriesgada de Gabriel García Márquez hacia una novela total. Microcosmos trágico, explora el ancestral atavismo de la virgen en la cultura hispánica, donde se entretejen las ideas de la moral pública, el honor familiar y la conciencia de clase, al tiempo que elabora una magistral vuelta de tuerca sobre el indisoluble vínculo entre el amor y la muerte, lo que, junto con el resto de su obra, le valdría a Gabo recibir el Premio Nobel al año siguiente de su publicación.

A Companion to Magical Realism

A Companion to Magical Realism Author Stephen M. Hart
ISBN-10 9781855661202
Year 2005-01-01
Pages 293
Language en
Publisher Boydell & Brewer
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"A refreshing new interdisciplinary slant on magical realism as an international literary phenomenon emerging from the trauma of colonial dispossession"--Provided by publisher.

A Companion to Spanish American Literature

A Companion to Spanish American Literature Author Stephen M. Hart
ISBN-10 1855660652
Year 1999
Pages 202
Language en
Publisher Tamesis
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Spanish-American literature first caught the attention of a world-wide readership in the 1960s, but it has a continuous tradition stretching back to the Conquest. This introduction retraces that history, with sections on the major literary writers and works of Spanish America from the Conquest to the present, ranging from the Popol Vuh (the bible of the Mayas) to Isabel Allende's novel on contemporary Chile, The House of the Spirits.

Translating Dialects and Languages of Minorities

Translating Dialects and Languages of Minorities Author Federico M. Federici
ISBN-10 3034301782
Year 2011
Pages 233
Language en
Publisher Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
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This book offers a range of analyses of the multiplicity of opinions and ideologies attached to rendering, in familiar or unfamiliar voices, languages known as non-standard varieties. The contributions include theoretical reflections, case studies and comparative studies that draw from the full spectrum of translation strategies adopted in rendering non-standard varieties and reflect the endless possibilities of language variation.<BR> The strength of the volume lies in the wide range of languages discussed, from Arabic to Turkish and from Italian to Catalan, as well as in its variety of complementary and contrastive methodologies. The contributions reveal the importance of exploring further issues in translating local voices. Discussing dialects and marginal voices in translation, the contributors encourage and challenge the reader to reflect on what is standard and non-standard, acceptable and unacceptable, thereby overturning accepted principles and challenging familiar practices.

The Eagle s Throne

The Eagle s Throne Author Carlos Fuentes
ISBN-10 9781408837504
Year 2012-08-16
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
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The year is 2020. The Mexican President has provoked the United States by calling for the removal of US troops from Colombia and demanding higher prices for Mexico's oil. But the country's satellite communications system is controlled in Miami and suddenly Mexico is deprived of phone, fax and email. In a country where politicians never put anything in writing, letters are now the only way to communicate, leaving the private lives and true feelings of all brutally exposed. Especially regarding the hot topic of the day: Who will be the next President, the next to ascend the Eagle's Throne? As the characters struggle to identify and ally themselves to the future President, the letters fly ever faster. Who will be the victor? Handsome Nicolás Valdivia? Bald satyr Tácito de la Canal? Or the 'unsavoury' ex-President César León? There are many questions to be answered before the last letter is sent.