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Classic Spanish Stories and Plays
Marcel Charles Andrade
0658011383
July 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Spanning El Cid (1140) to El burlador de Sevilla (1630), Classic Spanish Stories and Plays contains eight great Spanish classics works including Don Quixote , one of the masterpieces of world literature. Expertly abridged and adapted for the intermediate learner, each tale and play includes ample cultural notes and translations of difficult words. An extensive vocabulary is included at the back of the book.

About the Author

Marcel M. Andrade is the Feldman Professor at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. For his services to the Spanish language and culture, he was awarded the Encomienda con Placa de la Orden Civil de Alfonso X el Sabio by His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain.



Don Quixote (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
1593080468
May 2004
Paperback
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How Do I Feel /Como me siento (Good Beginnings)
Pamela Zagarenski (Illustrator)
0618169318
August 15, 2001
Board book
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Book Description
This series of full-color board books, with both English and Spanish on each page, will intrigue youngsters while helping them build vocabulary and an awareness of the world around them.The books feature charming illustrations and thoughtfully chosen words, offering an enchanting introduction to vocabulary.

About the Author
Pamela Zagarenski has illustrated the Good Beginnings board books and My Big Dictionary, also from the editors of the American Heritage® Dictionaries. The Editors of the American Heritage Dictionaries and of other reference titles published by Houghton Mifflin Company are trained lexicographers with a varied array of interests and expertise. Most of the editors hold graduate degrees and have studied at least one foreign language. Several have degrees...


Aproximaciones Al Estudio de La Literatura Hispanica
Carmelo Virgillo
0070123322
Dec 1998
(Paperback) - Spanish
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Book Description
More than just an anthology, this text is an introduction to literary analysis with readings from Spanish and Spanish American Literature. Organized by the four genres of prose, poetry, drama, and the essay, the text provides a rich and diverse array of reading selections. Each section is accompanied by an introduction and each reading by headnotes and exercises. McGraw-Hill is also offering The Student Workbook to Accompany Aproximaciones al estudio de la literatura hispánica.

Language Notes
Text: Spanish, English


In My Family/En Mi Familia
Carmen Lomas Garza (Illustrator)
0892391634
March 2000
Paperback
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From Booklist
Ages 6^-10. Without the cut-paper accent images but otherwise in the same format as her first book, Family Pictures/Cuadros de familia (1990), Lomas Garza uses her narrative paintings to relate her memories of growing up in Kingsville, Texas, near the Mexican border, and to reflect her pride in her Mexican American heritage. The artist portrays everyday events as well as special moments of family history in crisply colorful, vibrantly peopled paintings and provides brief, bilingual background stories for each of the 13 paintings. Another sparkling family album that lovingly shares the artist's memories of the Hispanic cultural experience as lived in the Southwest. Annie Ayres --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

Book Description
Following the...


Cracking the AP Spanish Exam, 2006-2007 Edition
Mary Leech
0375765301
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The Princeton Review realizes that scoring high on the AP Spanish Exam is very different from earning straight A’s in school. We don’t try to teach you everything there is to know about Spanish–only the strategies and information you’ll need to get your highest score. In Cracking the AP Spanish Exam, we’ll teach you how to

·Eliminate answer choices that look right but are planted to fool you
·Focus on the grammar topics that are most important for the test
·Score higher on Free-Response sections by learning to focus your analytic skills quickly and efficiently
·Build your vocabulary by studying our Spanish glossary of poetic devices

This book includes 2 full-length practice tests, one for Spanish Language and one for Spanish Literature. All...


Family Pictures, 15th Anniversary Edition / Cuadros de Familia, Edici¿n Quincea¿era
Pat Mora (Foreword), et al
0892392061
March 10, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Today, with her family's continuous support, courage and dedication, Carmen Garza's hopes for a brilliant future as an artist have become a reality. In gratitude to those who helped her achieve this goal, Mexican-American Garza has generously afforded readers a glimpse of her cherished childhood in a poor rural Hispanic community. Her daily activities and fond memories are related in paintings that celebrate birthdays, making tamales and finding a hammerhead shark on the beach. The vibrant, canvaslike illustrations, accentuated with "papel picado"--images on the text pages--evoke powerful feelings of Garza's love for family and community despite the hardships she encountered while growing up. Readers of various ethnic origins should use this exemplary bilingual book as a litmus test for exploring diversities of...


Spanish Composition Through Literature
Candido Ayllon
0130400424
Aug 2001
Hardcover
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Language Notes
Text: Spanish, English --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

The publisher, Prentice-Hall Humanities/Social Science
This classic presents outstanding texts as models for writing. Readings illustrate a variety of topics, themes, styles, and techniques. Each chapter contains explanations and activities for vocabulary development, comprehension, interpretation, style, translation, and free composition. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Cien a¿os de soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude)
Gabriel Garc¿a M¿rquez
843760494X
October 1989
Paperback
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Book Review
A dense jungle of magic and literary gusto, this book pulls you in and engulfs you with its richness and beauty. Saying it is a story of a family is like saying the New Testament is a book about a carpenter. Following the family here reveals the history of several generations, and the passions, thoughts, and myths of a labyrinth of people, related and not. Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a gifted writer, and nowhere does he write with the fervor that he does in One Hundred Years of Solitude, a pleasurable ride unmatched in modern literature. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

The New York Times Book Review, Robert Kiely
Though concocted of quirks, ancient mysteries, family secrets and peculiar contradictions, it makes sense and gives pleasure in dozens of...


Momentos Cumbres de Las Literaturas Hispnicas
Rodney Rodriquez
0131401327
Nov 2003
Paperback
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From the Back Cover
More than an anthology, Momentos cumbres de las literaturas hispanicas offers a new method of teaching literary analysis. Abundant analytical steps (pasos) help students connect with the reading and more fully comprehend the material. Structured around moments of extraordinary literary achievement, Momentos cumbres provides examples from both Spain and Latin America for each literary modality. Some literary history and biographical information are provided in the text and expanded more fully in the accompanying Web site. Highlights Spanish and Spanish-American writers are presented in the same chapter, enabling students to see the cultural links between writers from both sides of the Hispanic world. An emphasis on literary interpretations gives students guidelines to understand the works presented. Carefully...


Spanish Composition Through Literature
Candido Ayllon
0131546791
June 2005
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: Spanish, English --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

The publisher, Prentice-Hall Humanities/Social Science
This classic presents outstanding texts as models for writing. Readings illustrate a variety of topics, themes, styles, and techniques. Each chapter contains explanations and activities for vocabulary development, comprehension, interpretation, style, translation, and free composition. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Don Quixote
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
0451527860
February 2001
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This imposing volume presents the first part of the quest by the beloved Don, whose name stands for chivalry and courage--"The Impossible Dream." The book's heavy stock, binding and design all impart an air of style and prestige, reinforced by Bogin's suave translation, which makes good use of abundant dialogue. (The phraseology and vocabulary, however--"erstwhile," "apothecary," "coherence"--will be beyond younger readers.) Though the paintings by Spanish artist Boix are masterfully executed, some lack the sweep expected from this panoramic work; much of the imagery is somewhat pallid, both in tone and emotional impact. And, though the architectural details, period apparel and scenery are all richly evocative, the characters themselves are often small in scale and dwarfed by their stunning surroundings....


Count with Dora! (Dora the Explorer)
Phoebe Beinstein
0689848188
June 1, 2002
Board book
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Book Description
Young fans will love helping Dora count coconuts,bananas, and pineapples in English and Spanish.


La casa de los esp¿ritus (The House of the Spirits)
Isabel Allende
0060951303
May 1995
Paperback
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--Christian Science Monitor
"Emocionante y ponderosa....La casa de los espiritusestá repleta de mujeres maravillosas e inolvidables, que confieren una dimensión especial al libro."

--Newsweek
"Un romance tan extenso como regocijador."

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Short Stories in Spanish : New Penguin Parallel Text (New Penguin Parallel Texts)
Various, John L. King
0140265414
January 1, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Reflecting the variety of modern Spanish literature, these stories range from the sharp insights of Gabriel García Marquez's María dos Prazeres to Isabel Allende's powerful evocation of the oral traditions of the Amerindian Walimai, the deceptive simplicity of Javier Marías's On the Honeymoon, and the philosophical speculation of Laura Freixas's Absurd Ending.

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

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Writing in the Margin
Paul Julian Smith
0198158475
Jan 1988
Hardcover
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Book Description
This study, the first to apply a poststructuralist viewpoint to literature of the Spanish Golden Age, offers new insights into major texts. Beginning with a comparison of Renaissance and modern theories of discourse, the book examines lyric poetry, picaresque narrative, and drama by Gongora,
Quevedo, Lope de Vega, Calderon, and Cervantes.


The Body Hispanic
Paul Julian Smith
0198158742
Jan 1992
Paperback
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Book Description
This is the first book to analyze Spanish and Spanish-American literature in light of several theories of sexuality advanced since Freud. Bringing into discussion such writers as Fuentes, Neruda, Garcia Lorca, Galdos, and St. Teresa of Avila, Smith draws on critical approaches derived from
Marx, Lacan, Foucault, Barthes, and French theoretical feminism (Kristeva and Irigaray). He argues that in spite of the variety of texts and theories treated, there are three broad areas of coherence or coincidence: the status of women in a male culture; the possibility of resistance to authority;
and the role of the body as protagonist in that resistance.


Don Quijote: A New Translation, Backgrounds and Contexts, Criticism
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
039397281X
September 1998
Textbook Paperback
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From Library Journal
A translator of Horace, Balzac, Rabelais, and Salvador Espriu, as well as a theorist (The Art of Translating Prose, Pennsylvania State Univ. Pr., 1994), Raffel (Univ. of Southwest Louisiana) undertook the formidable task of translating Cervantes's masterpiece because he was uncomfortable recommending any of the existing translations. There are some real differences here. Raffel has junked the traditional transcription of Cide Hamete, the pseudoauthor, in favor of the less "colonialist" and more authentic Arabic, Sidi Hamid. Proper names that contain puns are explained within square brackets, and footnotes are kept to a minimum. A more vernacular style reigns: The blow on the neck and the stroke on the shoulder that dub Don Quijote a knight are, respectively, a "whack" and a "tap." The women at the inn, usually...


The Cambridge History of Spanish Literature
David T. Gies (Editor)
0521806186
January 13, 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....



Don Quijote de la Mancha. Edici¿n del IV centenario (The 400th Anniversary Edition)
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
8420467286
December 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Launched simultaneously in Spain and the Americas, this work aims to divulge the great novel of Spanish Literature by means of a high quality, well-taken care of edition at a very reduced price. The book contains a prologue by Mario Vargas Llosa, an introductory text and complementary analysis by other academics, along with an extensive glossary of terms that will help readers get to know Cervantes’ language. This beautiful hardbound edition is 5 x 8 inches, 1360 pages of fine biblical Italian paper, and will be sewn at the spine with fine vegetable thread. This work constitutes, without a doubt, the most complete, serious, high quality commemorative edition. Having an immediate success when first published 400 years ago, and with its experimental form and literary playfulness, Don Quixote has been recognized as...


Larousse Picture Dictionary: English-Spanish/Spanish-English
Natacha Diaz, et al
2035420946
September 9, 2002
Hardcover
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Book Description
Through colorful everyday scenes, lively depictions of common objects, and a sing-along CD, children will learn simple vocabulary words in Spanish or French. Activities related to the scenes test comprehension using repetition, providing an exciting yet success-oriented learning experience. Developed by educational specialists, each book includes: - 250 Spanish or French vocabulary - 14 colorful thematic spreads labeled with carefully chosen, age-appropriate words - entertaining activities such as matching pictures with words, changing letters, and unscrambling words - a sing-along audio CD with 6 songs based on illustrations in the book - a poster of additional activities, such as cutting and drawing. Poster also includes song lyrics.


Don Juan and the Point of Honor
James Mandrell
0271007818
Jan 1992
Hardcover
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The Hispanic Connection
Zenia Sacks Dasilva
0275980901
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
DaSilva draws together key essays dealing with the span of Spanish and Latin American arts, ranging from literature, music, film, and ballet to painting. Scholars and researchers involved with the scope of Spanish and Spanish American arts will find this collection of particular value. The selections center on basic themes including the icons of Spain, the use of characters from classic Spanish literature in performing and visual arts, romantic and modern Spanish writers and their influences, and the fusion of Mexican and Spanish culture.

About the Author
ZENIA SACKS DaSILVA is Professor of Spanish at Hofstra University. She is the author of numerous textbooks, among them, on the university level, the Concept Approach series, the cultural history Margenes: Historia intima del...


El principito (Spanish)
Antoine de Saint-Exup¿ry, et al
0156013924
September 4, 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
In 2000 Harcourt proudly reissued Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's masterpiece, The Little Prince, in a sparkling new format. Newly translated by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Howard, this timeless classic was embraced by critics and readers across the country for its purity and beauty of expression. And Saint-Exupéry's beloved artwork was restored and remastered to present his work in its original and vibrant colors.

Now Harcourt is issuing uniform full-color foreign language editions. The restored artwork glows like never before. These affordable and beautiful editions are sure to delight an entire new generation of readers, students, children, and adults for whom Saint-Exupéry's story will open the door to a new understanding of life.


Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
Pablo Neruda
0142437700
December 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This collection of poems, first published by Neruda at the age of 19 in 1924, caused something of a scandal because of its frank and intense sexuality: "I have gone marking the atlas of your body / with crosses of fire. / My mouth went across: a spider, trying to hide. / In you, behind you, timid, driven by thirst." It later became one of Neruda's best-loved works, selling two million copies by the 1960s. Why? With image after arresting image, Neruda charts the oceanic movements of passion, repeatedly summoning imagery of the sea and weather: "On all sides I see your waist of fog, / and your silence hunts down my afflicted hours; / my kisses anchor, and my moist desire nests / in you with your arms of transparent stone." As irresistible as the sea, love is engulfing ("You swallowed everything, like distance. / ....


Like Water for Chocolate
Laura Esquivel
0385420161
September 6, 1992
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Each chapter of screenwriter Esquivel's utterly charming interpretation of life in turn-of-the-century Mexico begins with a recipe--not surprisingly, since so much of the action of this exquisite first novel (a bestseller in Mexico) centers around the kitchen, the heart and soul of a traditional Mexican family. The youngest daughter of a well-born rancher, Tita has always known her destiny: to remain single and care for her aging mother. When she falls in love, her mother quickly scotches the liaison and tyrannically dictates that Tita's sister Rosaura must marry the luckless suitor, Pedro, in her place. But Tita has one weapon left--her cooking. Esquivel mischievously appropriates the techniques of magical realism to make Tita's contact with food sensual, instinctual and often explosive. Forced to make the cake...


Modernismo, Modernity, and the Development of Spanish American Literature
Cathy Login Jrade
029274045X
Jan 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
Modernismo arose in Spanish American literature as a confrontation with and a response to modernizing forces that were transforming Spanish American society in the later nineteenth century. In this book, Cathy L . Jrade undertakes a full exploration of the modernista project and shows how it provided a foundation for trends and movements that have continued to shape literary production in Spanish America throughout the twentieth century. Jrade opens with a systematic consideration of the development of modernismo and then proceeds with detailed analyses of works--poetry, narrative, and essays--that typified and altered the movement's course. In this way, she situates the writing of key authors, such as Rubén Darío, José Martí, and Leopoldo Lugones, within the overall modernista project and traces...


Easy Spanish Reader
William T. Tardy
0071428062
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
A fun and easy new way to quickly acquire or enhance basic reading skills These unique guides are based on the premise that the best way to learn a language is to start reading it, immediately. Suitable for raw beginners to intermediate-level language learners, the new editions of these popular titles feature engaging readings of progressive difficulty that allow learners to rapidly build comprehension. Easy French Reader begins with the adventures of two friends, an American and a Parisian, as they learn about their respective cultures. This is followed by readings on the history of France, from ancient Gaul to the present. The final section features four abridged short stories by famous French authors. Similarly, Easy Spanish Reader begins with the story of two high school seniors involved with their...

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