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Enrique Urquijo
Author: Miguel A. Bargue√Īo
Pages: 382
Year: 2005-01-01
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A Deeper Blue
Author: Robert Earl Hardy
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 1574412477
Pages: 300
Year: 2008
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A biography of Texas songwriter Townes Van Zandt, discussing his troubled childhood, the development of his career as a wandering folk singer, and his relationships with women, and including analyses of his songs.
The Singer-Songwriter in Europe
Author: Isabelle Marc, Stuart Green
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317016068
Pages: 238
Year: 2016-03-22
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The Singer-Songwriter in Europe is the first book to explore and compare the multifaceted discourses and practices of this figure within and across linguistic spaces in Europe and in dialogue with spaces beyond continental borders. The concept of the singer-songwriter is significant and much-debated for a variety of reasons. Many such musicians possess large and zealous followings, their output often esteemed politically and usually held up as the nearest popular music gets to high art, such facets often yielding sizeable economic benefits. Yet this figure, per se, has been the object of scant critical discussion, with individual practitioners celebrated for their isolated achievements instead. In response to this lack of critical knowledge, this volume identifies and interrogates the musical, linguistic, social and ideological elements that configure the singer-songwriter and its various equivalents in Europe, such as the French auteur-compositeur-interprète and the Italian cantautore, since the late 1940s. Particular attention is paid to the emergence of this figure in the post-war period, how and why its contours have changed over time and space subsequently, cross-cultural influences, and the transformative agency of this figure as regards party and identity politics in lyrics and music, often by means of individual case studies. The book's polycentric approach endeavours to redress the hitherto Anglophone bias in scholarship on the singer-songwriter in the English-speaking world, drawing on the knowledge of scholars from across Europe and from a variety of academic disciplines, including modern language studies, musicology, sociology, literary studies and history.
Toward a Cultural Archive of la Movida
Author: William J. Nichols, H. Rosi Song
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1611476313
Pages: 396
Year: 2013-11-26
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Toward a Cultural Archive of la Movida revisits the cultural and social milieu in which laMovida, an explosion of artistic production in the late 1970s and early 1980s in Spain, was articulated discursively, aesthetically, socially, and politically. Of interest to both researchers and academics interested in Spanish culture and the processes of political and cultural transition from dictatorship and democracy through the cultural phenomenon known as la Movida, this book offers an expanded critical approach to the study of contemporary Spanish cultural studies.
Lexique Francais-Basque
Author: Andre Tournier, Pierre Lafitte
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434411265
Pages: 568
Year: 2010-12-01
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A French to Basque dictionary en francais, with 12 pages of errata and additions.
The President
Author: Miguel Angel Asturias
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478607815
Pages: 188
Year: 1997-08-29
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Fiction. In English translation. Guatemalan diplomat and writer Miguel Angel Asturias (1899-1974) began this award-winning work while still a law student. It is a story of a ruthless dictator and his schemes to dispose of a political adversary in an unnamed Latin American country usually identified as Guatemala. The book has been acclaimed for portraying both a totalitarian government and its damaging psychological effects. Drawing from his experiences as a journalist writing under repressive conditions, Asturias employs such literary devices as satire to convey the governments transgressions and surrealistic dream sequences to demonstrate the police states impact on the individual psyche. Asturiass stance against all forms of injustice in Guatemala caused critics to view the author as a compassionate spokesperson for the oppressed. My work, Asturias promised when he accepted the Nobel Prize for Literature, will continue to reflect the voice of the people, gathering their myths and popular beliefs and at the same time seeking to give birth to a universal consciousness of Latin American problems.
Mi sombra soy yo
Author: Fernando Pamos De La Hoz
Publisher: Bubok
ISBN: 8468670294
Pages: 118
Year: 2015-09-08
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Haciendo amigos
Author: Itxu Díaz
Publisher: Ediciones DaylNet
ISBN: 8461114981
Pages: 292
Year: 2006
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Cinema of Contradiction: Spanish Film in the 1960s
Author: Sally Faulkner
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748626514
Pages: 208
Year: 2006-02-22
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A key decade in world cinema, the 1960s was also a crucial era of change in Spain. A Cinema of Contradiction, the first book to focus in depth on this period in Spain, analyses six films that reflect and interpret these transformations. The coexistence of traditional and modern values and the timid acceptance of limited change by Franco's authoritarian regime are symptoms of the uneven modernity that characterises the period. Contradiction--the unavoidable effect of that unevenness--is the conceptual terrain explored by these six filmmakers. One of the most significant movements of Spanish film history, the 'New Spanish Cinema' art films explore contradictions in their subject matter, yet are themselves the contradictory products of the state's protection and promotion of films that were ideologically opposed to it. A Cinema of Contradiction argues for a new reading of the movement as a compromised yet nonetheless effective cinema of critique. It also demonstrates the possible contestatory value of popular films of the era, suggesting that they may similarly explore contradictions. This book therefore reveals the overlaps between art and popular film in the period, and argues that we should see these as complementary rather than opposing areas of cinematic activity in Spain.
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Author: John Boyne
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448139880
Pages: 256
Year: 2012-08-02
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'Some things are just sitting there, minding their own business, waiting to be discovered. Like America. And other things are probably better off left alone' Nine-year-old Bruno has a lot of things on his mind. Who is the 'Fury'? Why did he make them leave their nice home in Berlin to go to 'Out-With' ? And who are all the sad people in striped pyjamas on the other side of the fence? The grown-ups won't explain so Bruno decides there is only one thing for it - he will have to explore this place alone. What he discovers is a new friend. A boy with the very same birthday. A boy in striped pyjamas. But why can't they ever play together? BACKSTORY: Read an interview with the author JOHN BOYNE and learn all about the Second World War in Germany.
Yania Tierra
Author: Aída Cartagena Portalatín
ISBN: 0963236393
Pages: 191
Year: 1995
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This documentary poem about the history of the Dominican Republic focuses on the active role of [women] in history. The narrator traces the continuous exploitation of the nation beginning with Columbus. [poetry][caribbean][multi-cultural]
Patrimonio geológico y minero
Author: Isabel Rábano, Josep Maria Mata i Perelló
Publisher: IGME
ISBN: 8478406360
Pages: 550
Year: 2006
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Cultural Identity in the Roman Empire
Author: Dr Joanne Berry, Joanne Berry, Ray Laurence
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134778503
Pages: 224
Year: 2002-09-11
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This provocative and often controversial volume examines concepts of ethnicity, citizenship and nationhood, to determine what constituted cultural identity in the Roman Empire. The contributors draw together the most recent research and use diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives from archaeology, classical studies and ancient history to challenge our basic assumptions of Romanization and how parts of Europe became incorporated into a Roman culture. Cultural Identity in the Roman Empire breaks new ground, arguing that the idea of a unified and easily defined Roman culture is over-simplistic, and offering alternative theories and models. This well-documented and timely book presents cultural identity throughout the Roman empire as a complex and diverse issue, far removed from the previous notion of a dichotomy between the Roman invaders and the Barbarian conquered.
Israeli Discourse and the West Bank
Author: Elie Friedman, Dalia Gavriely-Nuri
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317192427
Pages: 158
Year: 2017-10-19
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How can irregular political situations, which impact the lives of millions, become normalized? Specifically, within the context of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, how can 50 years of Israeli control over the Occupied Territories become accepted within Israeli society as a normal, possibly even banal phenomenon? Conversely, how can such a situation be estranged from daily reality, denied any relation to who "we" are? This volume explores these questions through the lens of two central discourses that dominate the Israeli debate regarding the future of the Occupied Territories: 1) Occupation Normalization Discourse, which portrays Israeli control of the territories as a "normal" part of life; 2) Occupation Estrangement Discourse, which portrays this situation as distant from Israeli reality. In addressing these discourses, the authors develop a new methodological tool, Dialectic Discourse Analysis, which examines discourse as a process of perpetual positing and synthesis of oppositions through the discursive construction, differentiation and mediation of self and other. Through this approach, the authors illustrate that these discourses are dialectically constituted in opposition to one another, feeding off one another, each enabling the other to exist. This dynamic has resulted in a fixed discourse, preventing any progress towards a synthesis of oppositions.
The Tourist in Spain
Author: Thomas Roscoe
Pages: 288
Year: 1835
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