Gypsy Ballads

Autore: Federico Garci?a Lorca
Editore: Enitharmon Press
ISBN: 1907587829
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Federico García Lorca wrote the Gypsy Ballads between 1924 and 1927. When the book was published it caused a sensation in the literary world. Drawing on the traditional Spanish ballad form, Lorca described his Romancero Gitano as ‘the poem of Andalucía...A book that hardly expresses visible Andalusia at all, but where hidden Andalucía trembles’. Seeking to relate the nature of his proud and troubled region of Spain, he drew on a traditional gypsy form; yet the homely, unpretentious style of these poems barely disguises the undercurrents of conflicted identity never far from Lorca’s work. This bilingual edition, translated by Jane Duran and Glora García Lorca, is illuminated by photos and illustrations of and by Lorca, his own reflections on the poems and introductory notes by leading Lorca scholars: insights into the Romancero and the history of the Spanish ballad form by Andrés Soria Olmedo; notes on the dedications by Manuel Fernández-Montesinos; Lorca's 1935 lecture; and an introduction by Professor Christopher Maurer to the problems and challenges faced by translators of Lorca.

The Etymologies Of Isidore Of Seville

Editore: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139456164
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This work is a complete English translation of the Latin Etymologies of Isidore, Bishop of Seville (c.560–636). Isidore compiled the work between c.615 and the early 630s and it takes the form of an encyclopedia, arranged by subject matter. It contains much lore of the late classical world beginning with the Seven Liberal Arts, including Rhetoric, and touches on thousands of topics ranging from the names of God, the terminology of the Law, the technologies of fabrics, ships and agriculture to the names of cities and rivers, the theatrical arts, and cooking utensils. Isidore provides etymologies for most of the terms he explains, finding in the causes of words the underlying key to their meaning. This book offers a highly readable translation of the twenty books of the Etymologies, one of the most widely known texts for a thousand years from Isidore's time.

The Bible In Pictures

Autore: Stephan Füssel
Editore: Taschen America Llc
ISBN: 9783836518147
Grandezza: 56,91 MB
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Reproducing all 117 images contained in Martin Luther's politically-charged Bible, this work also provides a scholarly overview of Luther's life, the historic context and cultural significance of his Bible, and detailed descriptions of the illustrations and their iconography.

Life Is A Dream

Autore: Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Editore: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486153673
Grandezza: 11,25 MB
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One of Spain's outstanding dramas, this 17th-century allegory explores mysteries of destiny, illusory nature of existence, struggle between predestination and free will. Features magnificent poetry, rich in symbolism and metaphor. Excellent new translation.

Time In History

Autore: G. J. Whitrow
Editore: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780192852113
Grandezza: 43,40 MB
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Discusses how time was considered and measured in ancient and medieval times, profiles the development of more accurate timepieces, and shows the changes that occured as the new developments spread

The Wandering Earth

Autore: Cixin Liu
Editore: Head of Zeus Ltd
ISBN: 1784978485
Grandezza: 60,71 MB
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Cixin Liu is one of the most important voices in world Science Fiction. A bestseller in China, his novel, The Three-Body Problem, was the first translated work of SF ever to win the Hugo Award. Here is the first collection of his short fiction: these stories, including five Chinese Galaxy Award-winners, form a blazingly original ode to planet earth – its pasts and its futures. Liu's fictions take the reader to the edge of the universe and the end of time, to meet stranger fates than we could have ever imagined. With a melancholic and keen understanding of human nature, Liu's stories show humanity's attempts to reason, navigate and, above all, survive in a desolate cosmos.

Katie And The Spanish Princess

Autore: James Mayhew
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1408338033
Grandezza: 21,29 MB
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Make art an adventure for your child with classic picture book character, Katie! For over 25 years, Katie has stepped into the most famous and familiar paintings in the world for an exciting adventure. This latest edition of a classic really is the best way to introduce children to a lifetime love of art. Katie leaps through the frames of five famous paintings from the Spanish School. Why not collect all 13 titles in the Katie series. Katie needs ideas for a costume, and the princess dress in a painting seems the very thing. But she soon discovers that fancy clothes and adventures don't always mix. And wherever you find Katie, you'll find fun close behind! The five masterpieces featured are: Portrait of the Infanta Margarita by Velazquez, Don Manuel Osorio de Zuniga by Goya, The Parasol by Goya, A Peasant Boy Leaning on a Sill by Murillo, Philip IV of Spain in Brown and Silver by Velazquez

Hosts And Guests Revisited

Autore: Valene L. Smith
Editore: Cognizant Communication Corp
Grandezza: 65,93 MB
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The History Of Clocks Watches

Autore: Eric Bruton
Editore: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785818557
Grandezza: 41,44 MB
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The measurement of time was one of man's earliest obsessions, and the desire to create ever greater precision in timekeeping has inspired generations in the field of mathematics and science. Equally, each advance has produced accompanying works of great c