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Children Of The Mire

Children of the Mire PDF
Author: Octavio Paz
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674116290
Size: 68.96 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 193
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The Nobel Prize-winning poet comments on the nature, communicative function, and evolution of modern poetry.

The Cambridge History Of Latin American Literature

The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature PDF
Author: Roberto Gonzalez Echevarría
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521340694
Size: 43.60 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 670
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Volume 1 begins with pre-Columbian traditions and the first contact with European culture, and continues through to the end of the nineteenth century. New World historiography, epic poetry, theater, the novel, and the essay form are among the areas covered in this comprehensive and authoritative treatment.

Modernism Rub N Dar O And The Poetics Of Despair

Modernism  Rub  n Dar  o  and the Poetics of Despair PDF
Author: Alberto Acereda
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761829003
Size: 63.62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 358
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Modernism, Ruben Darío, and the Poetics of Despair presents a detailed study of a neglected facet of Ruben Darío, and in general, of Hispanic Modernism: metaphysical and existential dimensions as preludes to Modernity. Alberto Acereda and J. Rigoberto Guevara approach the life and death issues in Darío works with special emphasis on his poetry. The authors demonstrate how the Nicaraguan poet takes the first steps towards poetic modernity. The tragic component of Darío works are examined in the light of Nineteenth Century philosophy, especially the work of Arthur Schopenhauer. Various thematic proposals are also formulated for the study of the works of Ruben Darío.

Seven Simple Steps To Personal Freedom

Seven Simple Steps to Personal Freedom PDF
Author: Gerry Spence
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429909006
Size: 21.48 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Self-Help
Languages : en
Pages : 160
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Beloved author of, among many other books, the bestsellers How to Argue and Win Every Time and The Making of a Country Lawyer, Gerry Spence distills a lifetime of wisdom and observation about how we live, and how we ought to live in Seven Simple Steps to Personal Freedom. Here, in seven chapters, he delivers messages that inspire us first to recognize our servitude-to money, possessions, corporations, the status quo, and our own fears-and then shows us how to begin the self-defining process toward liberation. Seven Simple Steps to Personal Freedom is a powerfully affirming, large-hearted, and life-changing book that asks us all to take the greatest risk for the greatest reward-our own freedom.

The Workes Of Iohn Boys Etc

The Workes of Iohn Boys  etc PDF
Author: John BOYS (Dean of Canterbury.)
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Size: 64.98 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 988
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The Inverted Conquest

The Inverted Conquest PDF
Author: Alejandro Mejias-Lopez
Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press
ISBN: 0826516793
Size: 39.40 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 264
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Modernismo (1880s-1920s) is considered one of the most groundbreaking literary movements in Hispanic history, as it transformed literature in Spanish to an extent not seen since the Renaissance. As Alejandro Mejias-Lopez demonstrates, however, modernismo was also groundbreaking in another, more radical way: it was the first time a postcolonial literature took over the literary field of the former European metropolis. Expanding Bourdieu's concepts of cultural field and symbolic capital beyond national boundaries, The Inverted Conquest shows how modernismo originated in Latin America and traveled to Spain, where it provoked a complete renovation of Spanish letters and contributed to a national identity crisis. In the process, described by Latin American writers as a reversal of colonial relations, modernismo wrested literary and cultural authority away from Spain, moving the cultural center of the Hispanic world to the Americas. Mejias-Lopez further reveals how Spanish American modernistas confronted the racial supremacist claims and homogenizing force of an Anglo-American modernity that defined the Hispanic as un-modern. Constructing a new Hispanic genealogy, modernistas wrote Spain as the birthplace of modernity and themselves as the true bearers of the modern spirit, moved by the pursuit of knowledge, cosmopolitanism, and cultural miscegenation, rather than technology, consumption, and scientific theories of racial purity. Bound by the intrinsic limits of neocolonial and postcolonial theories, scholarship has been unwilling or unable to explore modernismo's profound implications for our understanding of Western modernities.

The Willow And The Spiral

The Willow and the Spiral PDF
Author: Roberto Cantú
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443855936
Size: 34.25 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 293
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Octavio Paz (México, 1914–1998) was one of the foremost poets and essayists of the twentieth century. Read in translations into many of the world’s languages, Paz received numerous awards and prizes during his lifetime, participated in major artistic and political movements of the twentieth century, served as Mexico’s ambassador in India (1962–1968), and was the editor of Plural and Vuelta, two literary journals of prominent influence in Mexico, Latin America, and Spain. In 1990 Paz was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. This book of essays is a commemoration of Octavio Paz on the first centenary of his birth, a celebration undertaken with Paz’s distinguishing legacy: criticism, internationally inclusive, and open to differing viewpoints. The Willow and the Spiral: Essays on Octavio Paz and the Poetic Imagination contains studies in English and in Spanish by top-ranking Paz scholars from various continents and wide-ranging literary traditions, as well as by an emerging generation of critics who approach the work of Octavio Paz from diverse and recent theoretical methods. Specially written for this volume, the fourteen essays are in-depth studies of Paz’s poetry and essays in relation to art, eroticism, literary history, politics, the art of translation, and to Paz’s life-long reflections on world cultures and civilizations as represented by China, France, India, Japan, the United States and, among others, Mesoamerica. The essays range from new critical analyses of Piedra de sol (Sunstone) and Blanco, to studies of Renga, the haiku tradition and, among other topics, Marcel Duchamp and the literary Avant-Garde. This book will be of importance to Paz scholars, teachers, students, and the general reader interested in Octavio Paz and in topics related to artistic, literary, and cultural movements that shaped the twentieth century and that continue to inspire and steer artists and writers in the twenty-first century.