The Man Who Would Be King

Autore: Rudyard Kipling
Editore: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486112705
Grandezza: 23,52 MB
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Features five of the author's best early stories: title selection plus "The Phantom Rickshaw," "Wee Willie Winkie," "Without Benefit of Clergy" and "The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes."

Motril Siglo Xix

Autore: Gabriel Medina Vílchez
Editore: Gabriel Medina Vílchez
ISBN:
Grandezza: 73,92 MB
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Vista: 9692
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Información cronológica de Motril, motrileños y temas relacionados directamente con ambos durante el siglo XIX.

Tainaron

Autore: Leena Krohn
Editore: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 9781930997820
Grandezza: 68,64 MB
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TAINARON: Mail From Another City is the first American publication by the internationally acclaimed Finnish author, Leena Krohn. TAINARON consists of a series of letters sent beyond the sea from a city of insects. TAINARON is a book of changes. It speaks of metamorphoses that test all of nature from a flea to a star, from stone and grass to a human. The same irresistible force that gives us birth, also kills us. Nominated for the prestigious Finlandia prize, this is the perfect introduction to the work of a modern fabulist.

Historia Del Arte Mexicano Arte Contempor Neo

Autore: Juan Salvat
Editore:
ISBN: 9789683202352
Grandezza: 12,77 MB
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Vista: 4762
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Poems

Autore: Rosal�a de Castro
Editore: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438400594
Grandezza: 42,51 MB
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Translations (from both Galician and Spanish) of more than 100 poems by one of the outstanding poets of 19th-century Spain. De Castro's (1837-1885) poetry, often compared to that of Emily Dickinson, is characterized by an intimate lyricism, simple diction, and innovative prosody. Includes a critical introduction, notes to the translations, and two of the poet's own autobiographical prologues. Paper edition (unseen), $16.95. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blind Sunflowers

Autore: Alberto Méndez Borra
Editore: Arcadia Books Limited
ISBN: 9781905147779
Grandezza: 28,92 MB
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Winner of the National Prize for Literature.

The Story Hour

Autore: Esther M. Bjoland
Editore: Ferguson Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780873920032
Grandezza: 40,36 MB
Formato: PDF
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A collection of rhymes and stories.

Miracle Mongers And Their Methods

Autore: Harry Houdini
Editore: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1602060770
Grandezza: 30,97 MB
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Magicians debunking charlatans and revealing secrets of the trade: it's not something that Penn and Teller or James "The Amazing" Randi invented. The legendary Harry Houdini was doing the same thing a century ago, to popular acclaim. In this 1920 book, the master showman-and surprisingly entertaining writer-uncovers the mysteries behind such extraordinary feats as fire-eating, sword-swallowing, snake-charmers, and strong men. More a simple expose of stage trickery, though, this is a brisk history of such oddities throughout history and around the world, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, from the culture of the Native Americans to that of Japan. This is a fascinating work of the strange and seemingly inexplicable made plain and understandable. Hungarian-American magician and professional skeptic EHRICH WEISS (1874-1926)-aka Harry Houdini, "Handcuff King and Jail Breaker"-also wrote Magical Rope Ties and Escapes (1920) and A Magician Among the Spirits (1924).

Soldiers Of Salamis

Autore: Javier Cercas
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9781596917378
Grandezza: 47,99 MB
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In the final moments of the Spanish Civil War, a writer and founding member of Franco's Fascist Party is about to be shot, and yet miraculously escapes into the forest. When his hiding place is discovered, he faces death for the second time that day-but is spared, this time by a lone soldier. The POW becomes a national hero and a member of Franco's first government, while the soldier is forgotten. Sixty years later, Cercas's novel peels back the layers of truth and propaganda in order to discover who the real hero was. Elegantly constructed and told with self-deprecating, melancholy humor, Soldiers of Salamis is a wholly original work of literature by a modern master.

The Anatomy Of A Moment

Autore: Javier Cercas
Editore: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1608195937
Grandezza: 74,79 MB
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In February 1981, Spain was still emerging from Franco's shadow, holding a democratic vote for the new prime minister. On the day of the vote in Parliament, while the session was being filmed by TV cameras, a band of right-wing soldiers burst in with automatic weapons, ordering everyone to get down. Only three men defied the order. For thirty-five minutes, as the cameras rolled, they stayed in their seats. Critically adored novelist Javier Cercas originally set out to write a novel about this pivotal moment, but determined it had already gained an air of myth, or, through the annual broadcast of video clips, had at least acquired the fictional taint of reality television. Cercas turned to nonfiction, and his vivid descriptions of the archival footage frame a narrative that traverses the line between history and art, creating a daring new account of this watershed moment in modern Spanish history. The Anatomy of a Moment caused a sensation upon its publication in Spain, selling hundreds of thousands of copies. The story will be new to many American readers, but the book stands resolutely on its own as a compelling literary inquest of national myth, personal memory, political spectacle, and reality itself.