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Memories of a Cuban Kitchen: More than 200 Classic Recipes
Mary Urrutia Urrutia Randelman
0028609980
January 1996
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
"Most Cubans will tell you that we have two food groups: party food--made up of snacks--and real food, built around fish, stews and soups," write menu consultant Randleman and editor Schwartz. "We seem to consume more of the former." In 1957, when Randleman herself was 10 years old, her prosperous family emigrated to Miami from Cuba. Her memories of pre-Castro life and eating are filtered through a golden haze of childhood recollection: cousin Pepe entertains his family at meriendasic (afternoon tea), in which "steaming trays began appearing from the kitchen, borne by a parade of indulgent maids and cooks," and glamorous Aunt Titi drives the young Randelman to the Havana Yacht Club for incomparable freshly fried potato chips and croquetassic "filled with smoky creamed ham and splashed with lime juice." The Cuban...


Lazarillo de Tormes and the Swindler
Franciso de Quevedo
0140449000
Aug 2003
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
The two short novels in this volume follow the adventures of two unlikely heroes-delinquent pícaros living by their wits among corrupt priests and prostitutes, beggars and idle gentlemen, thieves, tricksters, and murderers. Lazarillo de Tormes (1554), published anonymously, provided a literary model for Cervantes' Don Quixote and describes the ingenious ruses employed by a boy from Salamanca to outwit a succession of disreputable masters. Francisco de Quevedo's The Swindler (1626) is a comic yet brutal and sordid account of a servant who wants to become a gentleman but ends up a cardsharp and common criminal.

About the Author
Francisco de Quevedo (1580-1645) was a distinguished and prolific writer of prose and poetry but chose a political career. Towards the end of his...


The Cambridge History of Spanish Literature
David T. Gies (Editor)
0521806186
January 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"This impressive history of the literature of Spain sets a new standard of excellence. Essential." CHOICE July 2005

"Gies has chosen an eminent group of scholars from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Spain to collaborate with him on the project, and the result is an incisive, throough, and varied presentation of texts, authors, currents, and movements...They negotiate the old and the new with relative ease. Their scholarly criteria are rigorous, and their subjective critical acumen becomes part of the frame. Along with the factual information that is associated with manuals of literature, this history bears the imprint of distinct and compelling analytical processes. The book is an admirable reference tool and a treat to read." -Renaissance Quarterly, Edward H. Friedman, Vanderbilt University

"David T....



Exemplary Stories
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
0192832433
July 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
More popular in their day than Don Quxixote, Cervantes's Exemplary Stories (1613) surprise, challenge and delight. Ranging from the picaresque to the satirical, the Exemplary Stories defy the conventions of heroic chivalric literature through a combination of comic irony, moral ambiguity,
realism, and sheer mirth. This new translation captures the full vigour of Cervantes's wit and make available two rarely printed gems, "The Illustrious Kitchen Maid" and "The Power of Blood."

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Spanish


The Arthurian Legend in the Literatures of the Spanish Peninsula
William J. Entwistle
0877530599
January 1975
Hardcover
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Four Major Plays
Federico Garcia Lorca
0192839381
Aug 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
In his four last plays (Blood Wedding, Yerma, The House of Bernarda Alba, Dona Rosita the Spinster) Federico Garcia Lorca offered his disturbed and disturbing personal vision to Spanish audiences of the 1930s---unready, as he thought them, for the sexual frankness and surreal expression of his
more experimental work. The authentic sense of danger of Lorca's theatre is finely conveyed here in John Edmunds's fluent and rhythmic new translations that lend themselves admirably to performance.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Spanish


Book of Disquiet
Fernando Pessoa
0141183047
December 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
When Pessoa died in 1935, a few years short of 50, he left behind a trunk of mostly unpublished writing in a variety of languages; his Lisbon publishers and variously translators are still sifting them. This perpetually unclassifiable and unfinished book of self-reflective fragments was first published in Portuguese in 1982, and it is arguably Pessoa's masterpiece. Four previous English translations, all published in 1991, were compromised either by abridgement, poor translation or error-laden source texts. While he's now a Pessoa veteran-having edited and translated Fernando Pessoa & Co.: Selected Poems, the 1999 PEN Award for Poetry in Translation winner-Zenith's first pass at this book was one of the four misses. He bases this new translation on his own Portuguese edition of 1998, and has done an admirable job...


Cervantes, Raphael and the Classics
Frederick Alfred De Armas
0521593026
June 1998
Hardcover
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Review
"The strength of this remarkable book lies...in the introduction of new ways to examine a suggestive text and a key moment of transition. This erudite, audacious study invites the reader to consider the relation between literature and art, present and the past, structure and message systems. Highly recommended for all academic libraries. Graduate students; researchers; faculty." Choice

"De Armas has produced highly perceptive reading of cultrual encodings of myth, allegory, and visual symbol and demonstrated their importance for interpretation of early modern Spanish literary texts." Renaissance Quarterly

Book Description
Frederick de Armas argues in this work that throughout his literary career, Cervantes was engaged in a conversation with the classical authors of Greece and...



Enciclopedia del Quijote (Enciclopedias Planeta)
Cesar Vidal
8408030485
March 2005
Paperback
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The Passion According to G.H.
Clarice Lispector
0816617120
April 1989
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Aficionados of South American fiction as well as literary critics will welcome this posthumous translation of a nearly plotless novel by one of Brazil's foremost writers. Availing herself of a single character, Lispector transforms a banal situationa woman at home, aloneinto an amphitheater for philosophical investigations. The first-person narration jousts with language, playfully but forcefully examining the ambiguous nature of words, with results ranging from the profound to the pretentious: "Prehuman divine life is a life of singeing nowness" or "The world interdepended with me, and I am not understanding what I say, never! never again shall I understand what I say. For how will I be able to speak without the word lying for me?" These linguistic games frame existential and experiential crises that Lispector...


Don Quixote: The Quest for Modern Fiction
Carroll B. Johnson
080578053X
January 1990
Hardcover
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Book Description
Series Editor: Robert Lecker, McGill University

Written in an easy-to-read, accessible style by teachers with years of classroom experience, Masterwork Studies are guides to the literary works most frequently studied in high school. Presenting ideas that spark imaginations, these books help students to gain background knowledge on great literature useful for papers and exams. The goal of each study is to encourage creative thinking by presenting engaging information about each work and its author. This approach allows students to arrive at sound analyses of their own, based on in-depth studies of popular literature. Each volume: Illuminates themes and concepts of a classic text Uses clear, conversational language Is an accessible, manageable length from 140 to 170 pages Includes a chronology of the author's...



Pocket Mirror of Heroes
Christopher Maurer
0385503148
January 2001
Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
This guide was almost forgotten for three hundred years until its republication and rediscovery in 1992, at which time it made the New York Times bestseller list. Spanish Jesuit Gracian provides a strong commentary on living well, being a hero, and becoming a strong person within daily life's structure. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
A Pocket Mirror for Heroes is a mirror because it reflects "the person you are or the one you ought to be." It is a pocket mirror because its author took the time to be brief.  And it is a mirror for heroes because it provides a vivid image of ethical and moral perfection to which all can aspire.  The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar...


Caesar of the East
Afonso De Albuquerque
0856684872
December 1990
Hardcover
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Cambridge Companion to Cervantes
Anthony J. Cascardi
0521663873
November 2002
Textbook Paperback
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Review
"This book is for advanced readers of Cervantes. It bears all the appropriate marks of contemporary critical concerns, and its authors have done a fine job bringing readers up to date on current trends in approaches to an author whose works convey new meanings to successive generations of readers." Elizabeth Rhodes, Boston College, Sixteenth Century Journal

"This thoughtfully-chosen collection of essays is a welcome guide to the labyrinthine world of Cervantes scholarship...[It is ] a fine accomplishment, and one that equals the sum of its elegant parts." Seventeenth Century News

Book Description
Don Quixote de la Mancha is one of the classic texts of Western literature, yet Cervantes remains an enigmatic figure. This Companion is a comprehensive treatment of Cervantes' life and...


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