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100 Spanish Short Stories for Beginners and Intermediate Students

100 Spanish Short Stories for Beginners and Intermediate Students

Author: Lingua Magisterium

Publisher: Midealuck Ltd.

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 248

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100 Spanish Short Stories For Beginners And Intermediate Students Learning Spanish can be challenging, but not with this book. Our aim with this book will be to supply you with entertaining, helpful and challenging learning material that will not only allow you to learn Spanish fast, but also help you to make the experience more pleasant, as any language learning book should be. This book has been well-written and revised by native Spanish and English linguists that will allow you to: * Interpret and understand the Spanish short stories for beginners with the use of a list of Spanish English vocabulary. * Follow the longer stories for intermediate students with English parallel text and slightly more challenging vocabulary. * You can follow the longer stories stories by listening to the audio and thereby enhance and adapt your pronunciation skills. All the short stories are unique and hopefully entertaining in content, new vocabulary is gradually added at a manageable pace so you wont get overwhelmed. This book will help you to learn Castilian Spanish and improve your reading skills. You will also learn many useful Spanish expressions and phrases used in daily life. This Spanish language learning book offers you a wide range of important information you can use when you travel to Spain or study there, and frankly, this book is not only for Spanish language learners, but also for anyone interested in Spanish culture in general. There are many Spanish learning books for beginners out there, but this book can help you in many ways; if you would like to become a reader of the Spanish language this book is for you. To learn Spanish with stories you should also listen to quality audio recordings. At the end of this book, you get access to mp3 audio files which include the longer stories.

A Companion to the American Short Story

A Companion to the American Short Story

Author: Alfred Bendixen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119685647

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 536

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A Companion to the American Short Story traces the development of this versatile literary genre over the past 200 years. Sets the short story in context, paying attention to the interaction of cultural forces and aesthetic principles Contributes to the ongoing redefinition of the American canon, with close attention to the achievements of women writers as well as such important genres as the ghost story and detective fiction Embraces diverse traditions including African-American, Jewish-American, Latino, Native-American, and regional short story writing Includes a section focused on specific authors and texts, from Edgar Allen Poe to John Updike

Literature and Historiography in the Spanish Golden Age

Literature and Historiography in the Spanish Golden Age

Author: Sofie Kluge

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000450866

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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Golden Age departures in historiography and theory of history in some ways prepared the ground for modern historical methods and ideas about historical factuality. At the same time, they fed into the period’s own "aesthetic-historical culture" which amalgamated fact and fiction in ways modern historians would consider counterfactual: a culture where imaginative historical prose, poetry and drama self-consciously rivalled the accounts of royal chroniclers and the dispatches of diplomatic envoys; a culture dominated by a notion of truth in which skilful construction of the argument and exemplarity took precedence over factual accuracy. Literature and Historiography in the Spanish Golden Age: The Poetics of History investigates this grey area backdrop of modern ideas about history, delving into a variety of Golden Age aesthetic-historical works which cannot be satisfactorily described as either works of literature or works of historiography but which belong in between these later strictly separate categories.

Aftershocks

Aftershocks

Author: Colin Kahl

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250275752

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Two of America's leading national security experts offer a definitive account of the global impact of COVID-19 and the political shock waves it will have on the United States and the world order in the 21st Century. “Informed by history, reporting, and a truly global perspective, this is an indispensable first draft of history and blueprint for how we can move forward.” —Ben Rhodes The COVID-19 pandemic killed millions, infected hundreds of millions, and laid bare the deep vulnerabilities and inequalities of our interconnected world. The accompanying economic crash was the worst since the Great Depression, with the International Monetary Fund estimating that it will cost over $22 trillion in global wealth over the next few years. Over two decades of progress in reducing extreme poverty was erased, just in the space of a few months. Already fragile states in every corner of the globe were further hollowed out. The brewing clash between the United States and China boiled over and the worldwide contest between democracy and authoritarianism deepened. It was a truly global crisis necessitating a collective response—and yet international cooperation almost entirely broke down, with key world leaders hardly on speaking terms. Colin Kahl and Thomas Wright's Aftershocks offers a riveting and comprehensive account of one of the strangest and most consequential years on record. Drawing on interviews with officials from around the world and extensive research, the authors tell the story of how nationalism and major power rivalries constrained the response to the worst pandemic in a century. They demonstrate the myriad ways in which the crisis exposed the limits of the old international order and how the reverberations from COVID-19 will be felt for years to come.

Lorca in English

Lorca in English

Author: Andrew Samuel Walsh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000098259

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Lorca in English examines the evolution of translations of Federico García Lorca into English as a case of rewriting and manipulation through politically and ideologically motivated translation. As new translations of Federico García Lorca continue to appear in the English-speaking world and his literary reputation continues to be rewritten through these successive re-translations, this book explores the reasons for this constant desire to rewrite Lorca since the time of his murder right into the 21st century. From his representation as the quintessential Spanish Republican martyr, to his adoption through translation by the Beat Generation, to his elevation to iconic status within the Queer Studies movement, this volume analyzes the reasons for this evolution and examines the current direction into which this canonical author is heading in the English-speaking world.

Three Short Novels

Three Short Novels

Author: Galt John Galt

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474402101

Category: Electronic books

Page: 216

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Reveals surprising new dimensions of Galt's short novels Glenfell, Andrew of Padua, and The OmenReproduces the texts of Glenfell (1820), Andrew of Padua (1820), and The Omen (1825), making these virtually unknown works available to modern readers while setting them into the context in which they were first published and readProvides a comprehensive introduction by the editor which reveals how these novels came to be written, their contemporary reception, and their significance within Galt's life and careerOffers full annotations which explain Galt's diverse geographical, historical, literary, and philosophical contexts and allusionsThis volume brings together three short novels that reveal the diversity of Galt's creative abilities. Glenfell is his first publication in the style of Scottish fiction for which he would become best known; Andrew of Padua, the Improvisatore is a unique synthesis of his experiences with theatre, educational writing, and travel; The Omen is a haunting gothic tale. With their easily readable scope and their vivid themes, each of the tales has a distinct charm. They cast light on significant phases of Galt's career as a writer and reveal his versatility in experimenting with themes, genres, and styles.

Pandemic Bioethics

Pandemic Bioethics

Author: Gregory E. Pence

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770488090

Category: Medical

Page: 250

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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every human being on the planet and forced us all to reflect on the bioethical issues it raises. In this timely book, Gregory Pence examines a number of relevant issues, including the fair allocation of scarce medical resources, immunity passports, tradeoffs between protecting senior citizens and allowing children to flourish, discrimination against minorities and the disabled, and the myriad issues raised by vaccines.

Federico and the Wolf

Federico and the Wolf

Author: Rebecca J. Gomez

Publisher: Clarion Books

ISBN: 9781328567789

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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Clever Federico outsmarts el lobo in this fresh and funny Mexican-American take on Little Red Riding Hood.

Best Short Stories Omnibus - Volume 3

Best Short Stories Omnibus - Volume 3

Author: H. and E. Heron

Publisher: Tacet Books

ISBN: 9783968583112

Category: Fiction

Page: 4600

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This book contains 350 short stories from 50 classic, prize-winning and noteworthy authors. Wisely chosen by the literary critic August Nemo for the book series 7 Best Short Stories, this omnibus contains the stories of the following writers: - Sheridan Le Fanu - H. and E. Heron - Charlotte Riddell - Flora Annie Steel - Amelia B. Edwards - Margaret Oliphant - Edward Bellamy - Arnold Bennett - S. Baring-Gould - Daniil Kharms - E.F. Benson - John Buchan - Ella D'Arcy - Jacques Futrelle - Frank Richard Stockton - John Kendrick Bangs - Kenneth Grahame - Julian Hawthorne - A. E. W. Mason - Richard Middleton - Pierre Louÿs - Sir Hugh Seymour Walpole - Ethel Richardson - Gertrude Stein - E. Phillips Oppenheim - Arthur Quiller-Couch - Mór Jókai - Andy Adams - Bertha Sinclair - Fitz James O'Brien - Eleanor H. Porter - Valery Bryusov - John Ulrich Giesy - Otis Adelbert Kline - Paul Laurence Dunbar - Frank Lucius Packard - Barry Pain - Gertrude Bennett - Francis Marion Crawford - William Pett Ridge - Gilbert Parker - Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford - Elizabeth Garver Jordan - Richard Austin Freeman - Alice Duer Miller - Leonard Merrick - Anthony Hope - Ethel Watts Mumford - Anne O'Hagan Shinn - B. M. Bower

The Rosetta Archive

The Rosetta Archive

Author: Alex Shvartsman

Publisher: UFO Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

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A selection of notable science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories, which were translated into and first published in English in 2020. This anthology features the winning entry and the stories shortlisted for the Science Fiction and Fantasy Rosetta Awards. The following stories are included: ROESIN by Wu Guan, translated from the Chinese by Judith Huang WHALE SNOWS DOWN by Kim Bo-Young, translated from the Korean by Sophie Bowman THE GREEN HILLS OF DIMITRY TOTZKIY by Eldar Safin, translated from the Russian by Alex Shvartsman RAISING MERMAIDS by Dai Da, translated from the Chinese by S. Qiouyi Lu MATER TENEBRARUM by Pilar Pedraza, translated from the Spanish by James D. Jenkins VIK FROM PLANET EARTH by Yevgeny Lukin, translated from the Russian by Mike Olivson BIOGRAPHY OF ALGAE by Martha Riva Palacio Obón, translated from the Spanish by Will Morningstar THE POST-CONSCIOUS AGE by Su Min, translated from the Chinese by Nathan Faries JUST LIKE MIGRATORY BIRDS by Taiyo Fujii, translated from the Japanese by Emily Balistrieri THE WITCH DANCES by Thiago Ambrósio Lage, translated from the Portuguese by Iana Araújo FORMERLY SLOW by Wei Ma, translated from the Chinese by Andy Dudak MENOPAUSE by Flore Hazoumé, translated from the French by James D. Jenkins THE MOLE KING by Marie Hermanson, translated from the Swedish by Charlie Haldén THE ANCESTRAL TEMPLE IN A BOX by Chen Qiufan, translated from the Chinese by Emily Jin NO ONE EVER LEAVES PORT HENRI by K.A. Teryna, translated from the Russian by Alex Shvartsman COUSIN ENTROPY by Michèle Laframboise, translated from the French by N. R. M. Roshak THE CURTAIN FALLS, THE SHOW MUST END by Julie Nováková, translated from the Czech by the author

Lorraine Hansberry: The Life Behind A Raisin in the Sun

Lorraine Hansberry: The Life Behind A Raisin in the Sun

Author: Charles J. Shields

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 9781250205520

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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The moving story of the life of the woman behind A Raisin in the Sun, the most widely anthologized, read, and performed play of the American stage, by the New York Times bestselling author of Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee Written when she was just twenty-eight, Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark A Raisin in the Sun is listed by the National Theatre as one of the hundred most significant works of the twentieth century. Hansberry was the first Black woman to have a play performed on Broadway, and the first Black and youngest American playwright to win a New York Critics’ Circle Award. Charles J. Shields’s authoritative biography of one of the twentieth century’s most admired playwrights examines the parts of Lorraine Hansberry’s life that have escaped public knowledge: the influence of her upper-class background, her fight for peace and nuclear disarmament, the reason why she embraced Communism during the Cold War, and her dependence on her white husband—her best friend, critic, and promoter. Many of the identity issues about class, sexuality, and race that she struggled with are relevant and urgent today. This dramatic telling of a passionate life—a very American life through self-reinvention—uses previously unpublished interviews with close friends in politics and theater, privately held correspondence, and deep research to reconcile old mysteries and raise new questions about a life not fully described until now.

Creative and Non-fiction Writing during Isolation and Confinement

Creative and Non-fiction Writing during Isolation and Confinement

Author: Ben Stubbs

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000593907

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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This book examines writing that has been created in isolation and confinement, and it explores the stories, characters, and situations that have arisen from these states throughout history. It offers a deeper understanding of how others have found inspiration, purpose, and clarity in these difficult and challenging conditions. By traversing the narratives of writers, wanderers, mariners, prisoners, recluses, and soldiers, this book offers writers and readers a chance to re-think the parameters of their own circumstances. Exploring a broad range of themes, from writing during a pandemic (COVID-19), travel writing, writing from incarceration, and writing within war and conflict zones, each chapter will look at historical contexts as well as contemporary examples within these themes to demonstrate the rich history and current relevance of writing during confinement and isolation. The book also contains tips and exercises to help develop writing skills during restrictive circumstances. This is a valuable resource for scholars seeking to observe how writing has developed through various themes of isolation in the past, as well as students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels of creative writing, communication studies, and journalism seeking to learn through lived experiences how to hone their writing during challenging times.