Dos Ta Ts Negres I Dos De Blancs

Author: Pep Coll
Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain
ISBN: 8475884083
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La matança d’una família de masovers a Carreu l’any 1943 va commocionar les masies i els pobles veïns d’aquest racó del Pallars Jussà. La notícia de l’assassinat múltiple no va arribar gaire més lluny. En una època en què calia donar la imatge que la nueva España era un paradís de pau, la censura va fer callar la premsa. Setanta anys després, Pep Coll investiga els secrets d’aquest fet esfereïdor que va marcar la seva infantesa a Pessonada. D’entrada, és una història molt semblant a la famosa matança de Kansas, novel·lada per Truman Capote, però les conseqüències del crim del Pallars van ser diametralment oposades: la premsa va oblidar el cas, i la justícia franquista no va saber, o no va voler, resoldre’l. A partir del relat biogràfic dels personatges reals que van intervenir en els fets, Pep Coll ens ofereix una novel·la excepcional, rotunda i absorbent. Sens dubte, la seva obra més personal.

History Of Violence

Author: Édouard Louis
Publisher: Farrar Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374170592
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History of Violence is international bestselling French author Edouard Louis’s autobiographical novel about surviving a shocking sexual assault and coping with the post-traumatic stress disorder of its aftermath. On Christmas Eve 2012, in Paris, the novelist Édouard Louis was raped and almost murdered by a man he had just met. This act of violence left Louis shattered; its aftermath made him a stranger to himself and sent him back to the village, the family, and the past he had sworn to leave behind. A bestseller in France, History of Violence is a short nonfiction novel in the tradition of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, but with the victim as its subject. Moving seamlessly and hypnotically between past and present, between Louis’s voice and the voice of an imagined narrator, History of Violence has the exactness of a police report and the searching, unflinching curiosity of memoir at its best. It records not only the casual racism and homophobia of French society but also their subtle effects on lovers, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives. It represents a great step forward for a young writer whose acuity, skill, and depth are unmatched by any novelist of his generation, in French or English.

A Companion To Spanish Cinema

Author: Jo Labanyi
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119170133
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A Companion to Spanish Cinema is a bold collection of newly commissioned essays written by top international scholars that thoroughly interrogates Spanish cinema from a variety of thematic, theoretical and historic perspectives. Presents an insightful and provocative collection of newly commissioned essays and original research by top international scholars from a variety of theoretical, disciplinary and geographical perspectives Offers a systematic historical, thematic, and theoretical approach to Spanish cinema, unique in the field Combines a thorough and insightful study of a wide spectrum of topics and issues with in–depth textual analysis of specific films Explores Spanish cinema s cultural, artistic, industrial, theoretical and commercial contexts pre– and post–1975 and the notion of a national cinema Canonical directors and stars are examined alongside understudied directors, screenwriters, editors, and secondary actors Presents original research on image and sound; genre; non–fiction film; institutions, audiences and industry; and relations to other media, as well as a theoretically–driven section designed to stimulate innovative research

A Broken Mirror

Author: Merc_ Rodoreda
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803239630
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In its moment of great splendor the novel was held as a mirror of society: Merc_ Rodoreda shatters that mirror in this, her most ambitious novel, which tells its story in brilliant fragments, a vision reflected and refracted and finally coming together in a richly articulated mosaic of life. Through this Broken Mirror, the reader sees events and characters spanning three generations and composing a kaleidoscopic family history ranging over six decades and turning upon events both intimate and historic?most notably the Spanish Civil War. Opening with Teresa Goday, the lovely young fishmonger?s daughter married to a wealthy old man, the story shifts from one perspective to another, reflecting from myriad angles the founding of a matriarchal dynasty?and its eventual, seemingly inevitable disintegration. A family saga extending from the prosperous Barcelona of the 1870s to the advent of the Franco dictatorship, A Broken Mirror is finally also a novel about the inexorable passing of time.

Tierra Del Fuego

Author: Francisco Coloane
Publisher: Europa Editions UK
ISBN: 1609459628
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These nine spellbinding stories of adventure, exploration and voyage are peopled with ravenous explorers, fortune hunters, foreign revolutionaries, ill-fated seafarers, intrepid ship's captains, and ruthless smugglers. But the undeniable protagonist around which these characters gravitate is nature itself. Southern Chile, the world's end, with its severe beauty—cold, inhospitable, treacherous, desolate—finds its ideal poet in Francisco Coloane. In his stories, this stern landscape rises like a definitive symbol of the elementary and ceaseless drama of human passions. Coloane is a master storyteller, deftly distilling the universal from the particular and the extreme. But no abstraction of this kind can do these tales justice. Their enduring beauty lies in the forceful, gripping narrative and the elements that principally comprise this narrative: men, their crimes and their passions: and the land itself in all its breathtaking glory and its murderous wrath.

Athena Sings

Author: M. Owen Lee
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802085801
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Richard Wagner's knowledge of and passion for Greek drama was so profound that for Friedrich Nietzsche, Wagner was Aeschylus come alive again. Surprisingly little has been written about the pervasive influence of classical Greece on the quintessentially German master. In this elegant and masterfully argued book, renowned opera critic Father Owen Lee describes for the contemporary reader what it might have been like to witness a dramatic performance of Aeschylus in the theatre of Dionysus in Athens in the fifth century B.C. – something that Wagner himself undertook to do on several occasions, imagining a performance of The Oresteia in his mind, reading it aloud to his friends, providing his own commentary, and relating the Greek classic drama to his own romantic view. Father Lee also uses Wagner's writings on Greece and entries from his wife's diaries to cast new light on Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger, Parsifal, and especially the mighty Ring cycle, where Wagner made extensive use of Greek elements to give structural unity and dramatic credibility to his Nordic and Germanic myths. No opera fan, argues Father Lee, can really understand Wagner saving Brünhilde without knowing the Athena who, in Greek drama, first brought justice to Athens. Written with a clarity and depth of knowledge that have characterized all Father Lee's books on the classics of Greece and Rome and made his six other volumes of opera bestsellers, Athena Sings traces the profound influence – an influence few music lovers are aware of – that Greek theatre and culture had on the most German of composers and his revolutionary musical dramas.

All The Mighty World

Author: Gordon Baldwin
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 1588391280
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Gordon Baldwin is associate curator of Photographs, The J. Paul Getty Museum.

How Does A Bone Become A Fossil

Author: Melissa Stewart
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1410985296
Size: 60.86 MB
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Learn how a bone becomes a fossil and learn about the different types of fossils.

The Art Of The Documentary

Author: Megan Cunningham
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0321981928
Size: 55.59 MB
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Provides interviews with fifteen documentary filmmakers in which they discuss their projects from inception to completion.