Moving Forward, Looking Back

Trains, Literature, and the Arts in the River Plate

Author: Sarah M. Misemer

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 249

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Moving Forward, Looking Back: Trains, Literature, and the Arts in the River Plate by Sarah M. Misemer argues that the train is paradoxically an anachronistic and modern indicator of River Plate national identity when seen in the literature and film of the region. The train's connections with new concepts of time and space, as well as the rise of the industrial age, make it a symbol loaded with cultural meanings. This project traces the importance of the train as a market of key moments in Argentine and Uruguayan history from 1854 to the present (nation-building, neo-colonialism, modernization/industrilization, dictatorship, privatization, and debt crisis). Through textual, filmic, and historical accounts this study demonstrates that the train is not simply an icon of the nineteenth-century's Naturalist movement, but rather a powerful contemporary metaphor for authors and directors of the River Plate as they communicate/create collective memory and cultural values in a region mired in uneven spurts of modernization and progress. Many critical shifts in concepts of time and society's consciousness of modernity were derived from the railway and World Standard Time in the nineteenth century. These innovations restructred the way people viewed the world and dealt with "public" and "private" time. The forward, projectile motion along a linear track mimicked the passage of public chronological time. Conversely, the train also invoked a private, nostalgic view of tim as the traveler was yanked from his/her traditional view of the space/time continuum via the train's velocity. Travelers observed the landscape "disappear" in their backward glance from the window---although the landscape and interior compartment's space remained stagnant. This optical illusion caused passengers to perceive the world in new ways. Thus, the train unveils a conflictive blend of nostalgia and progress in the River Plate, as these countries move forward, but look back. Celebrated authors such as Jorge Luis Borges, Alfonsina Storni, Armonia Somers, Juan Carlos Onetti, Roberto Cossa, Eduardo Rovner, and Felisberto Hernandez, all feature the train prominently in their work and are included here. The previous lacuna in academic criticism on this topic is puzzling considering the persistence of authors in Argentina and Uruguay who continue to focus on the train. Misemer's work offers a beginning study of the underrepresented field of railway literature and film in the Hispanic world by some of the most influential authors and cinematographers of their time. Each chapter reveals how rail systems denote watershed moments in the region's development, and shows how these are transformed and transfixed in the River Plate's population's memories through fictional and visual renderings. This book is offered as a first step in acquainting rail aficionados and lovers of literature with the literary terrain of the Southern Cone through a multi-genre approach.

Días de lluvia

Author: Montserrat Lunati

Publisher: Aris and Phillips Hispanic Cla

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 422

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"Writers, publishers, readers and scholars have stopped apologising for the short story: the genre is no longer a bad investment, a trial-exercise for a novel or a minor entertainment, as demonstrated by exceptional writers with an almost exclusive dedication to it, such as Jorge Luis Borges, Alice Munro, Quim Monzâo or Cristina Fernâandez Cubas. With deep roots in classic and medieval literatures, and great achievements in the nineteenth- and twentieth-centuries, the genre of the short story, which benefits from the linguistic tightness of poetry and the narrative comforts of the novel, has finally been recognised as having a (hybrid) identity of its own. This volume re-edits and expands a previous bilingual collection published in 1997. The first edition included stories by twelve writers: Pilar Cibreiro, Cristina Fernâandez Cubas, Paloma Dâiaz-Mas, Adelaida Garcâia Morales, Lourdes Ortiz, Laura Freixas, Marina Mayoral, Mercedes Abad, Rosa Montero, Maruja Torres, Soledad Puâertolas and Marâia Eugenia Salaverri. The present edition adds another four: Nuria Amat, Juana Salabert, Luisa Castro and Berta Marsâe. The stories gathered in this second edition were written between 1980 and 2010, and testify to the richness and vitality of women’s writing in contemporary Spain. With the original texts in Spanish as well as facing-page English translations, an Introduction, notes, and bio-bibliographical information on each author, this volume is a useful tool for students of the Spanish language and culture at all levels. It includes a selection of secondary reading on Spanish women writers and a selection of anthologies of Spanish short stories since 1997"--

Cuentos Cortos Originales Infantiles

Author: Eximena Viviana Espinoza Ortiz

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 32

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El libro esta compuesto de 7 cuentos cortos que se desarrollan en un ambiente natural como bosques, aldeas y prados, sus personajes principales son adultos, niños y animales que cambian con relacion a la historia, dejando al lector a través de las experiencias de cada uno de ellos una educación moral explícita tales como: El valor a la amistad, el amor y respeto por el medio ambiente, la temperancia y la honestidad.

Aquà Hay Gato Encerrado! Y Otros Cuentos De Horror Y Coraje

Author: José Luis Najenson

Publisher: EMOOBY

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page:

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Este manojo de cuentos quiere ser también un homenaje a Poe y a Borges, ambos iniciadores de caminos. El miedo y el coraje, como otras oposiciones, forman parte, herméticamente hablando, de un mismo cotinuum, igual que el amor y el odio, la belleza y la fealdad, la oscuridad y la luz. Solamente las dos puntas son claramente discernibles. El horror no tiene contraparte, es único y solitario; ni la paz, la tranquilidad o la calma, constituyen sus antónimos. Ninguno alcanza a cubrir todas sus extrañas facetas desde una perspectiva contraria. Quizá sea absoluto, más que la muerte y el mal, que al menos contrastan con la vida y el bien.El horror literario, empero, es el más inofensivo de todos, comparado con las pesadillas, el temor real o el metafísico y religioso, porque sólo está hecho de palabras. Posee, empero, la facultad de inquietar, común a todos. A modo de compensación, he incluido algunos ramalazos de humor negro, el género que más puede convivir con el del horror, y que constituye, tal vez, su parte más piadosa. He preferido titular estos relatos de “horror†, en lugar de “terror†, por las nefastas connotaciones adicionales que este último vocablo tiene en la actualidad, y que no constituyen el tema de los mismos.

Gigantesco: Libro de Los Mejores Cuentos - Volume 1

Author: Abraham Valdelomar

Publisher: Tacet Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 2500

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Este libro contiene 350 cuentos de 50 autores clásicos, premiados y notables. Elegida sabiamente por el crítico literario August Nemo para la serie de libros 7 Mejores Cuentos, esta antología contiene los cuentos de los siguientes escritores: - Abraham Valdelomar - Antón Chéjov - Antonio de Trueba - Arturo Reyes - Baldomero Lillo - César Vallejo - Charles Perrault - Edgar Allan Poe - Emilia Pardo Bazán - Fray Mocho - Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer - Horacio Quiroga - Joaquín Díaz Garcés - Joaquín Dicenta - José Martí - José Ortega Munilla - Juan Valera - Julia de Asensi - Leonid Andréiev - Leopoldo Alas - Leopoldo Lugones - Oscar Wilde - Ricardo Güiraldes - Roberto Arlt - Roberto Payró - Rubén Darío - Soledad Acosta de Samper - Teodoro Baró - Vicente Blasco Ibáñez - Washington Irving - Alfred de Musset - Marqués de Sade - Saki - Marcel Schwob - Iván Turguéniev - Julio Verne - Émile Zola - Villiers de L'Isle Adam - Mark Twain - León Tolstoi - Ryunosuke Akutagawa - Ambrose Bierce - Mijaíl Bulgákov - Lewis Carroll - Arthur Conan Doyle - James Joyce - Franz Kafka - H. P. Lovecraft - Machado de Assis - Guy de Maupassant

Gran Libro de Los Mejores Cuentos: Volumen 3

Author: Leopoldo Lugones

Publisher: Tacet Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 540

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Este libro contiene 70 cuentos de 10 autores clásicos, premiados y notables. Los cuentos fueron cuidadosamente seleccionados por el crítico August Nemo, en una colección que encantará a los amantes de la literatura. Para lo mejor de la literatura mundial, asegúrese de consultar los otros libros de Tacet Books. Este libro contiene: - Leopoldo Lugones:El Vaso de Alabastro. Los Ojos de la Reina. El Secreto de Don Juan. Juramento. Sorpresa. Un buen queso. Águeda. - Oscar Wilde:El fantasma de Canterville. El retrato del Sr. W. H. El príncipe feliz. El crimen de lord Arthur Saville. El amigo fiel. El gigante egoísta. El modelo millonario. - Ricardo Güiraldes:Compasión. Al rescoldo. Facundo. Nocturno. Don Juan Manuel. El Capitán Funes. Venganza. - Roberto Arlt:Accidentado paseo a Moka. El cazador de orquídeas. El jorobadito. La factoría de Farjalla Bill Alí. La cadena del ancla. La ola de perfume verde. Los hombres fieras. - Rubén Darío:La muerte de la emperatriz de China. El rubí. El caso de la señorita Amelia. Palomas blancas y garzas morenas. El velo de la reina Mab. El rey burgués. El fardo. - Soledad Acosta de Samper:Dolores. La parla del Valle. Ilusión y Realidad. Luz y Sombra. Mi Madrina. Un Crimen. Manielita. - Teodoro Baró:Antonieta. Don Narices. El Gorrión. El Viento. El Zapatero Remendón. La Muñeca. Los Rosales. - Vicente Blasco Ibáñez:Dimoni. El Establo de Eva. El Milagro de San Antonio. El Parásito del Tren. La Barca Abandonada. La Apuesta del Esparrelló. Golpe Doble. - Washington Irving:El diablo y Tomás Walker. La leyenda de Sleepy Hollow. Las puertas del infierno. La aventura del negro pescador. Rip Van Winkle. Wolfert Webber o los sueños dorados. El viaje (Cuentos de la Alhambra).

Celebrating Cuentos: Promoting Latino Children's Literature and Literacy in Classrooms and Libraries

Promoting Latino Children's Literature and Literacy in Classrooms and Libraries

Author: Jamie Campbell Naidoo

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 381

View: 108

More effectively meet the diverse literacy needs of the growing Latino population by learning how to evaluate and select quality Latino children's literature. • Figures relating to Latino population growth, home language of Latinos, and stressors of recently arrived Latinos • Extensive bibliography of print and web resources for developing collections of quality materials about Latino cultures, professional publications related relating to evaluating Latino children's literature and integrating the literature into classrooms and libraries, and recommended English, Spanish, and bilingual children's and young adult books about Latinos • Contains useful resources such as reproducible bookmarks of recommended Latino children's books, evaluation sheets for analyzing Latino children's books for stereotypes, and a bingo sheet for professional development related to library services for Latinos and Latino children

Cuentos de terror

Author: María Gema Salvador Sánchez

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

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