Exiled From Almost Everywhere Spanish Literature Series

Author: Juan Goytisolo
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
ISBN: 156478651X
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Exiled From Almost Everywhere Spanish Literature Series from the Author: Juan Goytisolo. Spain’s “greatest living novelist” takes on the Cyber Age. In Exiled from Almost Everywhere, Juan Goytisolo’s perverse mutant protagonist— the Parisian “Monster of Le Sentier”—is blown up by an extremist bomber and finds himself in the cyberspace of the Thereafter with an infinite collection of computer monitors. His curiosity piqued, he uses the screens at hand to explore the multiple ways war and terrorism are hyped in the Hereafter of his old life where he once happily cruised bathrooms and accosted children. Ricocheting from life to death and back again, meeting various colorful demagogues along the way—the imam “Alice,” a pedophile Monsignor, and a Rastafarian rabbi—our “Monster” revisits seedy democracies that are a welter of shopping-cities and righteous violence voted in by an eternally duped citizenry and defended by the infamous erogenous bomb. At once fantastical and cruelly real, Exiled from Almost Everywhere hurtles the reader through our troubled times in a Swiftian series of grisly cartoon screenshots.

Landscapes After The Battle

Author: Juan Goytisolo
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781852421137
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Landscapes After The Battle from the Author: Juan Goytisolo. Trapped in his apartment in an immigrant district of Paris, the narrator is far from the high life of museums, elegant restaurants and boutiques. Within this imprisonment, his thoughts oscillate between revolutionary terrorism and pre-pubescent sexuality - a concern he shares with Lewis Carroll. Mirroring the conventions of Arabic texts, Landscapes After the Battle is to be understood from the perspective of its end; an end where the relationship between writer, the reader and the written is revealed as playful and humorous. The appearance of the comic in a novel by Juan Goytisolo is unexpected; like Dracula at a haemophiliacs? convention.

Contemporary Authors 1945 To The Present

Author: Britannica Educational Publishing
Publisher: Britanncia Educational Publishing
ISBN: 1622750152
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Contemporary Authors 1945 To The Present from the Author: Britannica Educational Publishing. Contemporary literature encompasses so many genres, literary forms, and themes that it would seem almost impossible to identify a unifying thread between them. Yet in the tradition established by literary heavyweights who came before, modern writers of all stripes and backgrounds have continued to entertain and to confront the social, cultural, and psychological realities of the times—including everything from racial identity to war to technology—with their own flair and insight. The diversity of authors profiled herein—from Toni Morrison to Sylvia Plath to Stephen King to David Foster Wallace—attests to the scope and complexity of modern society.

Goya S Glass

Author: Monika Zgustova
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 1558617981
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Goya S Glass from the Author: Monika Zgustova. The Duchess of Alba, known as Goya's muse, recalls the passions of youth on her deathbed in the royal court of eighteenth-century Madrid. A young woman defies the protocols of her arranged marriage and pursues love—and the life of a published writer—until her readers condemn her as a danger to society in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Nina Berberova escapes persecution during the Russian Revolution and flees to Paris, where the intelligentsia naively covet the promise of a Soviet Union. These three women attempt to find passion and intimacy in worlds that rarely accommodate female desire. Goya's Glass is an unforgettable novel of guilty pleasures coursing through history.

A History Of The Popes

Author: John W. O'Malley
Publisher: Government Institutes
ISBN: 9781580512299
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A History Of The Popes from the Author: John W. O'Malley. A History of the Popes tells the story of the oldest living institution in the Western world—the papacy. From its origins in Saint Peter, Jesus' chief disciple, through Pope Benedict XVI today, the popes have been key players in virtually all of the great dramas of the western world in the last two thousand years. Acclaimed church historian John W. O'Malley's engaging narrative examines the 265 individuals who have claimed to be Peter's successors. Rather than describe each pope one by one, the book focuses on the popes that shaped pivotal moments in both church and world history. The author does not shy away from controversies in the church, and includes legends like Pope Joan and a comprehensive list of popes and antipopes to help readers get a full picture of the papacy. This simultaneously reverent yet critical book will appeal to readers interested in both religion and history as it chronicles the saints and sinners who have led the Roman Catholic Church over the past 2000 years. The author draws from his popular audio CD lecture series on the topic, 2,000 Years of Papal History, available through Now You Know Media (www.nowyouknowmedia.com).

A Shortcut To Paradise

Author: Teresa Solana
Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press
ISBN: 1904738796
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A Shortcut To Paradise from the Author: Teresa Solana. A satirical romp and suspenseful mystery set in the literary world of Barcelona.

Forbidden Territory And Realms Of Strife

Author: Juan Goytisolo
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859845554
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Forbidden Territory And Realms Of Strife from the Author: Juan Goytisolo. This masterful two-volume autobiography first published in the mid-1980s, broke new ground in Spanish letters with its introspective sexual and emotional honesty.

L Or Al Took My Home

Author: Monica Waitzfelder
Publisher: Arcadia Books
ISBN: 9781905147533
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L Or Al Took My Home from the Author: Monica Waitzfelder. A legal case led by a lone woman against one of the largest multinationals. A personal and explosive true story.

Realms Of Strife

Author: Juan Goytisolo
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780704327559
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Realms Of Strife from the Author: Juan Goytisolo.

Villages Of Britain

Author: Clive Aslet
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408817993
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Villages Of Britain from the Author: Clive Aslet. Villages of Britain is the history of the countryside, told through five hundred of its most noteworthy settlements. Many of Britain's villages are known for their loveliness, of course, but their role in shaping the nation over the centuries is relatively untold, drowned out by the metropolitan bias of history. A consummate storyteller, Clive Aslet deftly weaves the worlds of agriculture, politics, the arts, industry, folklore, science, ecology, fashion and religion into one irresistible volume. The Bedfordshire works that a century ago manufactured half a billion bricks a year; the Cheshire municipality striving to become the country's first carbon-neutral community; the Derbyshire estate where the cottages represent the gamut of European architecture; the Gloucestershire community founded by Tolstoyans, who still live by anarchic principles; the Leicestershire town where pub walls are embedded with Jurassic-era fossils; the Morayshire settlement where Hogmanay is celebrated eleven days late; the Pembrokeshire fishing hamlet that inspired Dylan Thomas; the Somerset village that was built on the back of the trade in Peruvian bird droppings; the Suffolk village that is rejecting modernity by reconstructing a windmill for grinding flour; the Surrey woodland that fosters Europe's most ancient trees - all these are places that have made a unique contribution to the narrative of this country. Follow Clive Aslet in visiting all five hundred villages, and you will have experienced the history of these islands from a uniquely rural perspective.