Cecilia Vald S Or El Angel Hill

Autore: Cirilo Villaverde
Editore: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199725233
Grandezza: 61,48 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4323
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Cecilia Vald?s is arguably the most important novel of 19th century Cuba. Originally published in New York City in 1882, Cirilo Villaverde's novel has fascinated readers inside and outside Cuba since the late 19th century. In this new English translation, a vast landscape emerges of the moral, political, and sexual depravity caused by slavery and colonialism. Set in the Havana of the 1830s, the novel introduces us to Cecilia, a beautiful light-skinned mulatta, who is being pursued by the son of a Spanish slave trader, named Leonardo. Unbeknownst to the two, they are the children of the same father. Eventually Cecilia gives in to Leonardo's advances; she becomes pregnant and gives birth to a baby girl. When Leonardo, who gets bored with Cecilia after a while, agrees to marry a white upper class woman, Cecilia vows revenge. A mulatto friend and suitor of hers kills Leonardo, and Cecilia is thrown into prison as an accessory to the crime. For the contemporary reader Helen Lane's masterful translation of Cecilia Vald?s opens a new window into the intricate problems of race relations in Cuba and the Caribbean. There are the elite social circles of European and New World Whites, the rich culture of the free people of color, the class to which Cecilia herself belonged, and then the slaves, divided among themselves between those who were born in Africa and those who were born in the New World, and those who worked on the sugar plantation and those who worked in the households of the rich people in Havana. Cecilia Vald?s thus presents a vast portrait of sexual, social, and racial oppression, and the lived experience of Spanish colonialism in Cuba.

God Is Round

Autore: Juan Villoro
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1632060582
Grandezza: 28,82 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 1636
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On a planet where FIFA has more members than the United Nations, Juan Villoro's examination of soccer and its 3.5 billion-person fandom has stakes beyond those of such playful questions. Football is more than just a game; it is a catalyst for global unity and even, Villoro suggests, the 'recovery of childhood'. At once serious and fun-loving, Villoro reports from the last World Cup of the 20th century, paints portraits of contemporary football's most prominent stars and teases out the contradictions of the game. A book for football fanatics.

Group 2

Autore: John Davenport
Editore:
ISBN: 9783927458734
Grandezza: 67,65 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 5240
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Virgin Widow

Autore: Anne O'Brien
Editore: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1408927950
Grandezza: 28,10 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5210
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A Sunday Times Bestseller ‘O’Brien cleverly intertwines the personal and political in this enjoyable, gripping tale.’ -The Times 'I was a penniless, landless petitioner, my Neville blood a curse, my future dependent on the charity of those who despised me...’

Survivors In Mexico

Autore: Rebecca West
Editore: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300105216
Grandezza: 63,73 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9283
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Rebecca West’s never-before-published Survivors in Mexico brings to readers a daring and provocative work by a major twentieth-century author. An exhilarating exploration of Mexican history, religion, art, and culture, it explores the inner lives of figures ranging from Cortés and Montezuma to Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and Leon Trotsky. "Witty and entertaining, substantive and reflective, insightful and well documented, in splendid and uncommon prose, Rebecca West’s travelogue . . . is a model of British sophistication and knack for seeing the other.”--Jorge G. Castañeda, New York Times Book Review "An enthrallingly readable book . . . full of sharp impressions and stimulating insights.”--Merle Rubin, Los Angeles Times Book Review "Luscious reading. . . . The book succeeds beautifully as a travelogue thanks to West’s intellect and experience, with Mexico serving as the vehicle for it all.”--Sam Quinones, Washington Post Book World

All Of Us Or None

Autore: Lincoln Cushing
Editore: Heyday Books
ISBN: 9781597141857
Grandezza: 38,39 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2233
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Catalog of an archive in the Oakland Museum of California.

The Nuptial Mystery

Autore: Angelo Scola
Editore: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802828316
Grandezza: 77,34 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 6084
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Translated by Michelle K. Borras The idea of love pervades our society, yet it is nearly impossible to answer the question What is love? especially as we witness the divorce of love from sexuality and of sexuality from procreation. Aware that many people today are skeptical about marriage, Angelo Cardinal Scola nevertheless suggests that only in the category of nuptial mystery do we find a way to adequately describe the phenomenon of love. A bright new leader in the Catholic Church, Cardinal Scola argues that the male-female relationship lies near the heart of what it means to bear the image of God. Scola's book explores the essential sexual differences that both separate and unite men and women, and it shows how men and women can realize their purpose in marriage or celibacy. Conversant with papal teaching and Catholic writers from Aquinas to von Balthasar, Cardinal Scola writes with a deep regard for marriage and the family. His Nuptial Mystery will leave readers with a thoroughly Christian appreciation for incarnate love.

Twelve Years A Slave

Autore: Solomon Northup
Editore: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 048679184X
Grandezza: 63,34 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 725
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The basis for the Academy Award®-winning movie! Kidnapped into slavery in 1841, Northup spent 12 years in captivity. This autobiographical memoir represents an exceptionally detailed and accurate description of slave life and plantation society. 7 illustrations. Index.

Our Word Is Our Weapon

Autore: Subcomandante Marcos
Editore: Seven Stories Press
ISBN: 1609800443
Grandezza: 58,92 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 6638
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In this landmark book, Seven Stories Press presents a powerful collection of literary, philosophical, and political writings of the masked Zapatista spokesperson, Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos. Introduced by Nobel Prize winner José Saramago, and illustrated with beautiful black and white photographs, Our Word Is Our Weapon crystallizes "the passion of a rebel, the poetry of a movement, and the literary genius of indigenous Mexico." Marcos first captured world attention on January 1, 1994, when he and an indigenous guerrilla group calling themselves "Zapatistas" revolted against the Mexican government and seized key towns in Mexico's southernmost state of Chiapas. In the six years that have passed since their uprising, Marcos has altered the course of Mexican politics and emerged an international symbol of grassroots movement-building, rebellion, and democracy. The prolific stream of poetic political writings, tales, and traditional myths that Marcos has penned since January 1, 1994 fill more than four volumes. Our Word Is Our Weapon presents the best of these writings, many of which have never been published before in English. Throughout this remarkable book we hear the uncompromising voice of indigenous communities living in resistance, expressing through manifestos and myths the universal human urge for dignity, democracy, and liberation. It is the voice of a people refusing to be forgotten the voice of Mexico in transition, the voice of a people struggling for democracy by using their word as their only weapon.

Images Of Women Ii

Autore: Peter Lindbergh
Editore: Schirmer/Mosel Verlag Gmbh
ISBN: 9783829606851
Grandezza: 33,39 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 5156
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Published on the occasion of the 70th birthday of contemporary fashion photographer, Peter Lindbergh. This coffee-table book of his photographs focuses on beautiful, strong and creative women