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Portuguese For Dummies (For Dummies (Language & Literature))
Karen Keller
0471787388
May 8, 2006
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Book Description
Nearly 800,000 U.S. tourists traveled to Portuguese-speaking Brazil in 2004, and Portuguese is the most widely spoken language in South America. Complete with an audio CD of practice dialogues, this friendly guide will have people speaking basic Brazilian Portuguese in no time.

Karen Keller (New York, NY) spent three years as a business reporter in Brazil. She is fluent in both Portuguese and Spanish and has worked a foreign language instructor.

From the Back Cover
Includes tips on using idioms and popular expressions

Your fun and friendly guide to Brazilian Portuguese

This unintimidating guide will help you start speaking Brazilian Portuguese — beginning today! Whether you're a student, a traveler, or you...



Becoming True to Ourselves
Maria Luisa Nunes
0313257264
Nov 1987
Hardcover
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Book Description
"Nunes' conclusion is succinct and contains several original ideas. Unlike most writers, she claims that human interdependence is a fact that may have positive effects. . . . Becoming True to Ourselves is an outstanding work of research and presents insightful and original concerns about a topic that had not been studied previously but is of major importance." Rocky Mountain Review

About the Author
MARIA LUISA NUNES is Professor of Portuguese at the State University of New York at Stonybrook.


Blindness
Jos¿ Saramago
0156007754
October 1999
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Book Review
In an unnamed city in an unnamed country, a man sitting in his car waiting for a traffic light to change is suddenly struck blind. But instead of being plunged into darkness, this man sees everything white, as if he "were caught in a mist or had fallen into a milky sea." A Good Samaritan offers to drive him home (and later steals his car); his wife takes him by taxi to a nearby eye clinic where they are ushered past other patients into the doctor's office. Within a day the man's wife, the taxi driver, the doctor and his patients, and the car thief have all succumbed to blindness. As the epidemic spreads, the government panics and begins quarantining victims in an abandoned mental asylum--guarded by soldiers with orders to shoot anyone who tries to escape. So begins Portuguese author José Saramago's gripping story of...


Forbidden Territory and Realms of Strife: The Memoirs of Juan Goytisolo
Juan Goytisolo
185984555X
July 2003
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From Publishers Weekly
In exile since the Franco regime vilified him for his frank mixture of leftist and bisexual politics, Goytisolo (The Garden of Secrets) is a Spanish writer who left for Paris in 1956. His books, some 30 of them by now, are rife with historical metafiction, plays on his literary status and denunciations of Spain's colonizing past. This beautifully written memoir, first published in Spanish as two volumes in the 1980s, covers the first 30 or so years of Goytisolo's turbulent, cafe-centered life, stretching from the Barcelona of Fascist bombardments during the Spanish civil war to the '60s, encountering cultural heroes like Genet, Che, Castro and Cort zar along the way. Under a hail of Franco's bombs, Juan and his brother Luis, also a writer, plunge into literary activity, reveling in the contradiction that...


The Alchemist - Gift Edition
Paulo Coelho
0060887966
May 1, 2006
Hardcover
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Book Review
Like the one-time bestseller Jonathan Livingston Seagull, The Alchemist presents a simple fable, based on simple truths and places it in a highly unique situation. And though we may sniff a bestselling formula, it is certainly not a new one: even the ancient tribal storytellers knew that this is the most successful method of entertaining an audience while slipping in a lesson or two. Brazilian storyteller Paulo Coehlo introduces Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who one night dreams of a distant treasure in the Egyptian pyramids. And so he's off: leaving Spain to literally follow his dream.

Along the way he meets many spiritual messengers, who come in unassuming forms such as a camel driver and a well-read Englishman. In one of the Englishman's books, Santiago first learns about the alchemists--men who...



The Question of How
Darlene J. Sadlier
0313268444
Nov 1989
Hardcover
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Review
“Sadlier's study of women writers in Portugal after the 1974 revolution is a useful contribution to a neglected European literature, in which women are making a forceful contribution; and it is one of the few sources of such information in English. Sadlier deals with a `conjuncture of social revolution, literary experiment, and feminist practice' in exemplary readings of authors who are connected by their common preoccupation with `how to write' with authentic textual voices. Works analyzed include the famous Novas Cartas Portuguesas (Lisbon, 1972) by Maria Isabel Barreno, Maria Teresa Horta, and Maria Velho da Costa, Xerazade e os outros (Lisbon, 1964) by Fernanda Botelho, Lidia Jorge's O Dia dos Prodigios (2nd ed., 1980), Haelia Correia's Montedemo (Lisbon, 1983), and Teolinda Gersao's O Silencio (1981). These studies...


The Posthumous Memoirs of Br'as Cubas (Library of Latin America)
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, et al
0195101707
December 10, 1998
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Book Review
Fans of Latin American literature will be thrilled by Oxford University Press's new translations of works by 19th-century Brazilian author Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis. His novels are both heartbreaking and comic; his limning of a colonial Brazil in flux is both perceptive and remarkably modern. The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas is written as an autobiography, a chronicle of the erotic misadventures of its narrator, Brás Cubas--who happens to be dead. In pursuit of love and progeny, Cubas rejects the women who want him and aspires to the ones who reject him. In the end, he dies unloved and without heirs, yet he somehow manages to turn this bitter pill into a victory of sorts. What makes Memoirs stand up 100 years after the book was written is Machado's biting humor, brilliant prose, and profound ...


Blindness
Jos¿ Saramago
0151002517
September 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
In an unnamed city in an unnamed country, a man sitting in his car waiting for a traffic light to change is suddenly struck blind. But instead of being plunged into darkness, this man sees everything white, as if he "were caught in a mist or had fallen into a milky sea." A Good Samaritan offers to drive him home (and later steals his car); his wife takes him by taxi to a nearby eye clinic where they are ushered past other patients into the doctor's office. Within a day the man's wife, the taxi driver, the doctor and his patients, and the car thief have all succumbed to blindness. As the epidemic spreads, the government panics and begins quarantining victims in an abandoned mental asylum--guarded by soldiers with orders to shoot anyone who tries to escape. So begins Portuguese author José Saramago's gripping story of...


Brazil, Portugal, and Other Portuguese-Speaking Lands
Francis Millet Rogers
0674080505
Jan 1968
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The Tale of the Unknown Island
Jose Saramago
0151005958
November 8, 1999
Hardcover
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Book Review
"A man went to knock at the king's door and said, Give me a boat."

Even without the "Once upon a time," it's clear from the opening sentence of José Saramago's mischievous and wise The Tale of the Unknown Island that we have entered a somewhat fractured fairy tale. Of course, it could be argued that all of his works are, in some form or another, fairy tales, from the whimsical, revisionist History of the Siege of Lisbon to the darker dystopia of Blindness. Originally published as a short story in Portugal, Unknown Island contains all of the elements Saramago is famous for--dry wit, a seemingly simple plot that works on many levels, and an idiosyncratic use of punctuation, among other things. It begins as a satire concerned with the absurdity of bureaucracy as supplicants arrive at the king's door for petitions...



Global Impact of the Portuguese Language
Asela R. De Laguna
0765800594
Aug 2001
Hardcover
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Portuguese Literature from its Origins to 1990: A Bibliography Based on the Collections of Indiana University
Hugo Kunoff (Compiler)
0810828448
January 1994
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
A comprehensive bibliography of the literature of Portugal has been needed for years; this bibliography only partially meets that need. Authored by a librarian of modern languages at Indiana University with a publishing history in the area of German literature, this volume is based on the collection in the university's libraries (including the Lilly Rare Book Library). It covers primarily monographic publications of the literary production of Portugal from its origins to 1990. The citations, arranged by Library of Congress subject headings, are not annotated. Though the list may be helpful to a research library, one questions the value of publishing nonannotated library-based bibliographies, especially in light of the availability of on-line data bases that are significantly more comprehensive. Ultimately, this...


Global Impact of the Portuguese Language
Asela R. De Laguna
0765807629
Aug 2001
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The Book of Disquiet (Penguin Classics)
Fernando Pessoa, Richard Zenith (Editor)
0141183047
December 31, 2002
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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...


After the Revolution: Twenty Years of Portuguese Literature, 1974-1994
Helena Kaufman (Editor)
0838753361
July 1997
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Lectures on Don Quixote
Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov, Fredson Bowers
0156495406
May 1984
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Book Description
A fastidiously shaped series of lectures based on a chapter-by-chapter synopsis of the Spanish classic. Rejecting the common interpretation of Don Quixote as a warm satire, Nabokov perceives the work as a catalog of cruelty through which the gaunt knight passes. Edited and with a Preface by Fredson Bowers; photographs.


Studies in Portuguese Literature and History in honour of Luis de Sousa Rebelo
Helder Macedo (Editor)
1855660121
January 1993
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Book Description
A series of studies in honour of the distinguished Portuguese scholar,until recently a Reader in Portuguese at King's College, Universityof London. Articles by: ALAN DEYERMOND; DAVID HOOK; A. COSTA RAMALHO; THOMAS R. HART; PAUL TEYSSIER; LUCIANA STEGAGNO-PICCHIO; C.R. BOXER; LUIS DE MATOS; JEAN AUBIN; ALFREDO MARGARIDO; R.C. WILLIS; T.F. EARLE; JOSE DA COSTA MIRANDA; ROGER M. WALKER with W.H. LIDDELL; ONESIMO T. ALMEIDA; JOSE SERRAO; ALAN FREELAND; JOAQUIM-FRANCISCO COELHO; BENJAMIN ABDALA JUNIOR; and with an Introductory Note by EUGENIO LISBOA.

Language Notes
Text: English, Portugese


Dictionary of Literary Biography
Matthew J. Bruccoli
0787668249
Oct 2003
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Class P
Gale Group
0787684600
July 2005
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The Love Letters of a Portuguese Nun
Vicomte De Guilleragues, et al
1860460348
February 1998
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Studies in Portuguese Literature
Aubrey F. Bell
1410210928
January 2004
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Juan Goytisolo: The Author as Dissident (Monograf¿as A)
Alison Ribeiro de Menezes
1855661098
May 19, 2005
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Review
Ribeiro de Menezes offers a refreshing look at Goytisolo's creative writing in its entirety, arguing that his is an ethical engagement with postmodern theory. Recommended. CHOICE

Book Description
This monograph offers two new perspectives on Spanish writer, Juan Goytisolo. First, under the themes of authorship and dissidence, it integrates his writing across several genres, providing a rounded assessment of his contribution to cultural debates in Spain since the sixties and arguing that resistance to repressive discourses characterizes his essays and autobiographies as much as his fiction. Second, it revises the prevailing critical interpretation of Goytisolo's fiction by building on four premises: that his novels are less clearly oppositional than prevailing interpretations imply;...


SUPERLCCS 05 Sch Pq
Thomson Gale
0787685011
May 2006
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Baltasar and Blimunda
Jos¿ Saramago
0156005204
October 1998
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From Publishers Weekly
Saramago has blended fact and fiction in much the same way as Marquez and others use magical realism, to create an elegantly written, surrealistic reflection on life in 18th century Portugal. It is a time of astonishing excessautos-da-fe, the Inquisition, an outbreak of the plague, colonialismand the two central characters, Baltasar, a soldier just home from the wars, and Blimunda, a clairvoyant who can actually see inside people, are enlisted by the renegade priest, Bartolomeu Lourenco de Gusmao, to help him construct a flying machine. (A mad genius, Bartolomeu actually existed and is now considered a pioneer of aviation.) The machine does fly, but with disastrous consequences for all involved. This is a dark, philosophical tale that shows off the talents of Portugal's premier contemporary writer. Copyright 1987...


The Cambridge History of Spanish Literature
David T. Gies (Editor)
0521806186
January 2005
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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....



The Lus'iads (Oxford World's Classics)
Lu'is Vaz de Cam~oes, Landeg White
0192801511
November 14, 2002
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Book Description
1998 is the quincentenary of Vasca da Gama's voyage via southern Africa to India, the voyage celebrated in this new translation of one of the greatest poems of the Renaissance. Portugal's supreme poet Camoes was the first major European artist to cross the equator. The freshness of that
original encounter with Africa and India is the very essence of Camoes's vision. The first translation of The Lusiads for almost half a century, this new edition is complemented by an illuminating introduction and extensive notes.

Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Portugese --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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Gale Group
0787685453
May 2005
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The Cambridge Companion to Modern Spanish Culture (Cambridge Companions to Culture)
David Thatcher Gies (Editor)
0521574080
February 25, 1999
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Review
"This book provides a thorough and penetrating view of modern Spain. The only book of its kind, The Cambridge Companion to Modern Spanish Culture will help guide the reader through this complicated yet dazzling era in Spain's cultural history." Virginia Quarterly Review

"A perusal of Modern Spanish Culture will provide a feast of information and opinions on Spain, thus preparing the reader to understand the nation and its future as it surges into the twenty-first century." Espana Contemporanea

Book Description
This book offers a comprehensive account of modern Spanish culture from its beginnings in the Revolution of 1868 to the present day. Specially-commissioned essays by leading experts analyze the historical and political background of modern Spain, the culture of major regions...



Folklore & Literature
Manuel Da Costa Fontes
0791444929
Mar 2000
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Book Description
Folklore and Literature shows how modern folklore supplements an understanding of the early oral tradition and enhances the knowledge of the early literature. Besides documenting how writers incorporated folklore into their works, this book allows us to understand crucial passages whose learned authors took for granted a familiarity with the oral tradition, thus enabling us to restore those passages to their intended meaning

About the Author
Manuel da Costa Fontes is Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Kent State University. He is the author and editor of many books including most recently Cancioneiro Tradicional de Tras-os-Montes (coedited with Samuel G. Armistead).

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