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I Saw a City Invincible

I Saw a City Invincible

Urban Portraits of Latin America

  • Author: Gilbert Michael Joseph,Mark D. Szuchman
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780842024969
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 213
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When the Spaniards settled in Latin America, they immediately surrounded themselves with cities. Equating civilization with urban existence, the early conquerors of the New World rapidly established themselves as urban lords. Latin American cities then became synonymous with Spanish power and all of its privileged attributes: political authority, ecclesiastical activity, commerce, finance, and conspicuous consumption. This volume represents some of the most enduring reflections on the Latin American city. All of the essays were written by public officials, journalists, and social commentators, among others, who participated actively in the affairs of the cities they so perceptively describe. The collection offers critical analyses spanning hundreds of years, beginning with the era of the conquistadores in Tenochtitl·n and continuing to the deafening bustle of today's urban crowds in Mexico City. Professors Gilbert Joseph and Mark Szuchman offer translations of classic pieces by writers previously little known to Western audiences: Cobo, GarcÌa, Santos Vilhena, and Leite de Barros.

Death in the City

Death in the City

Suicide and the Social Imaginary in Modern Mexico

  • Author: Kathryn A. Sloan
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520290313
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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"At the turn of the twentieth century, many observers considered suicide to be a worldwide social problem that had reached epidemic proportions. This idea was especially powerful in Mexico City, where tragic and violent deaths in public urban spaces seemed commonplace in a city undergoing rapid modernization. Crime rates mounted, corpses piled up in the morgue, and the media reported on sensational cases of murder and suicide. More troublesome still, a compelling death wish appeared to grip women and youth. Drawing on an extensive range of sources, from judicial records to the popular press, Death in the City examines the cultural meanings of death and self-destruction in modern Mexico. The author examines approaches and responses to suicide and death, disproving the long-held belief that Mexicans possessed a cavalier response to death"--Provided by publisher.

Planning Latin America's Capital Cities 1850-1950

Planning Latin America's Capital Cities 1850-1950

  • Author: Arturo Almandoz
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136767207
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 296
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In this first comprehensive work in English to describe the building of Latin America's capital cities in the postcolonial period, Arturo Almandoz and his contributors demonstrate how Europe and France in particular shaped their culture, architecture and planning until the United States began to play a part in the 1930s. The book provides a new perspective on international planning.

The explorers of South América

The explorers of South América

  • Author: Edward Julius Goodman
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 408
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Whitman East and West

Whitman East and West

New Contexts for Reading Walt Whitman

  • Author: Ed Folsom
  • Publisher: University of Iowa Press
  • ISBN: 1587294214
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 272
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In Whitman East and West, fifteen prominent scholars track the surprising ways in which Whitman's poetry and prose continue to be meaningful at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Covering a broad range of issues—from ecology to children's literature, gay identity to China's May 4th Movement, nineteenth-century New York politics to the emerging field of normality studies, Mao Zedong to American film—each original essay opens a previously unexplored field of study, and each yields new insights by demonstrating how emerging methodologies and approaches intersect with and illuminate Whitman's ideas about democracy, sexuality, America, and the importance of literature. Confirming the growing international spirit of American studies, the essays in Whitman East and West developed out of a landmark conference in Beijing, the first major conference in China to focus on an American poet. Scholars from Asia, Europe, and North America set out to track the ways in which Whitman's poetry has become part of China's cultural landscape as well as the literary landscapes of other countries. By describing his assimilation into other cultures and his resulting transformation into a hybrid poet, these essayists celebrate Whitman's multiple manifestations in other languages and contexts.

Be Invincible!

Be Invincible!

A Playbook For Reaching Your Full Potential

  • Author: Vince Papale,Janet Cantwell-Papale,Tim Vandehey
  • Publisher: BookBaby
  • ISBN: 0983812616
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Page: 233
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Be Invincible:A Playbook for Reaching Your Full Potential is a must-have guide to living your life to the fullest, regardless of the challenges you face — financial, health-related, relationship-oriented, or any other potential roadblock. When you have the tools and techniques to be invincible, you can overcome anything. Vince and Janet share with you: ■ How health, attitude, and discipline work together to pay dividends ■ Their secrets for thinking positive, reinventing yourself and adapting to changing times ■ Powerful tips for fitness, nutrition and overall wellness ■ “Invincible Moments” from people from all walks of life who have faced moments of truth and found the will and courage to triumph With an entertaining, engaging and candid voice, this invaluable set of life and career tools includes personal stories of pain and triumph, thought-provoking questions and personal worksheets designed to get you moving toward the life you deserve. You can be invincible. It all starts here! Be Invincible! A Playbook for Reaching Your Full Potential “You don’t have to be a football player to be inspired by Vince and Janet Papale. Their powerful message of persistence, and can-do determination is a formula for success in any walk of life.” —Ray Didinger, Author of The Eagles Encyclopedia “(Vince and I) have so much in common with our journeys, where (he) came from, where I came from, what we made out of our lives and careers. It’s like art imitating life.” — Mark Wahlberg, star of Invincible, in a filmed interview with Vince “Vince's story inspired us in the movie ‘Invincible’ and now he and Janet have penned a great book that will help you clear the hurdles in life and cross the goal line with your arms in the air.” — Billie Jean King, tennis legend “Vince and Janet Papale are proof positive that the impossible is possible, the believers are achievers, and the inventive are invincible!” — Pat Croce, serial entrepreneur and NY Times best selling author “Inspiration, motivation, education, dedication, perspiration are the five keys to success. Vince and Janet cover all of them in this fantastic book.” — Jim Germanakos, Season Four At-Home Champ, The Biggest Loser

South America

South America

  • Author: César Caviedes,Gregory W. Knapp
  • Publisher: Pearson College Division
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 330
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This book traces the development of settlements and economic systems, as well as provide up-to-date information and interpretation of the contemporary problems of South America.

The Colonial Spanish-American City

The Colonial Spanish-American City

Urban Life in the Age of Atlantic Capitalism

  • Author: Jay Kinsbruner
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 9780292779860
  • Category: History
  • Page: 198
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The colonial Spanish-American city, like its counterpart across the Atlantic, was an outgrowth of commercial enterprise. A center of entrepreneurial activity and wealth, it drew people seeking a better life, with more educational, occupational, commercial, bureaucratic, and marital possibilities than were available in the rural regions of the Spanish colonies. Indeed, the Spanish-American city represented hope and opportunity, although not for everyone. In this authoritative work, Jay Kinsbruner draws on many sources to offer the first history and interpretation in English of the colonial Spanish-American city. After an overview of pre-Columbian cities, he devotes chapters to many important aspects of the colonial city, including its governance and administrative structure, physical form, economy, and social and family life. Kinsbruner's overarching thesis is that the Spanish-American city evolved as a circumstance of trans-Atlantic capitalism. Underpinning this thesis is his view that there were no plebeians in the colonial city. He calls for a class interpretation, with an emphasis on the lower-middle class. His study also explores the active roles of women, many of them heads of households, in the colonial Spanish-American city.

Libidinal Currents

Libidinal Currents

Sexuality and the Shaping of Modernism

  • Author: Joseph Allen Boone
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226064673
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 513
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According to scholar Joseph Allen Boone, modern fiction with its strong currents of sexuality creates a poetics of the perverse with the power to influence how we think. Challenging common theories, Boone constructs a model for interpreting sexuality that reaches from Freud's theory of the libidinal instincts to Foucault's theory of sexual discourse. A landmark work in the study of modernist fiction and the study of sexuality and gender.

Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass

(A Modern Library E-Book)

  • Author: Walt Whitman
  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • ISBN: 9780679642084
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 800
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Abraham Lincoln read it with approval, but Emily Dickinson described its bold language and themes as 'disgraceful.' And Ralph Waldo Emerson found Leaves of Grass 'the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed,' calling it a 'combination of the Bhagavad Gita and the New York Herald.' Published at the author's own expense on July 4, 1855, Leaves of Grass initially consisted of a preface, twelve untitled poems in free verse (including the work later titled 'Song of Myself' which Malcolm Cowley called 'one of the great poems of modern times'), and a now-famous portrait of a devil-may-care Walt Whitman in a workman's shirt. Over the next four decades, Whitman continually expanded and revised the book as he took on the role of a workingman's bard who championed American nationalism, political democracy, contemporary progress, and unashamed sex. This volume, which contains 383 poems, is the final 'Deathbed Edition' published in 1892.

Modernization, Urbanization and Development in Latin America, 1900s - 2000s

Modernization, Urbanization and Development in Latin America, 1900s - 2000s

  • Author: Arturo Almandoz
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317606515
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 264
  • View: 3572
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In this book Arturo Almandoz places the major episodes of Latin America’s twentieth and early twenty-first century urban history within the changing relationship between industrialization and urbanization, modernization and development. This relationship began in the early twentieth century, when industrialization and urbanization became significant in the region, and ends at the beginning of the twenty-first century, when new tensions between liberal globalization and populist nationalism challenge development in the subcontinent, much of which is still poverty stricken. Latin America’s twentieth-century modernization and development are closely related to nineteenth-century ideals of progress and civilization, and for this reason Almandoz opens with a brief review of that legacy for the different countries that are the focus of his book – Mexico, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela – but with references to others. He then explores the regional distortions, which resulted from the interaction between industrialization and urbanization, and how the imbalance between urbanization and the productive system helps to explain why ‘take-off’ was not followed by the ‘drive to maturity’ in Latin American countries. He suggests that the close yet troublesome relationship with the United States, the recurrence of dictatorships and autocratic regimes, and Marxist influences in many domains, are all factors that explain Latin America’s stagnation and underdevelopment up to the so-called ‘lost decade’ of 1980s. He shows how Latin America’s fate changed in the late twentieth and early twenty-first century, when neoliberal programmes, political compromise and constitutional reform dismantled the traditional model of the corporate state and centralized planning. He reveals how economic growth and social improvements have been attained by politically left-wing yet economically open-market countries while others have resumed populism and state intervention. All these trends make up the complex scenario for the new century – especially when considered against the background of vibrant metropolises that are the main actors in the book.

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman

Selected Poems 1855-1892

  • Author: Walt Whitman
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1466854006
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 560
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A fully unexpurgated collection that restores the sexual vitality and subversive flair suppressed by Whitman himself in later editions of Leaves of Grass. A century after his death, Whitman is still celebrated as America's greatest poet. In this startling new edition of his work, Whitman biographer Gary Schmidgall presents over 200 poems in their original pristine form, in the chronological order in which they were written, with Whitman's original punctuation. Included in this volume are facsimiles of Whitman's original manuscripts, contemporary - and generally blistering - reviews of Whitman's poetry (not surprisingly Henry James hated it), and early pre-Leaves of Grass poems that return us to the physical Whitman, rejoicing - sometimes graphically - in homoerotic love. Unlike the many other available editions, all drawn from the final authorized or "deathbed" Leaves of Grass, this collection focuses on the exuberant poems Whitman wrote during the creative and sexual prime of his life, roughly between l853 and l860. These poems are faithfully presented as Whitman first gave them to the world - fearless, explicit and uncompromised - before he transformed himself into America's respectable, mainstream Good Gray Poet through 30 years of revision, self-censorship and suppression. Whitman admitted that his later poetry lacked the "ecstasy of statement" of his early verse. Revealing that ecstasy for the first time, this edition makes possible a major reappraisal of our nation first great poet.

Latin America During World War II

Latin America During World War II

  • Author: Thomas M. Leonard,John F. Bratzel
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 1461638623
  • Category: History
  • Page: 246
  • View: 9619
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The first full-length study of World War II from the Latin American perspective, this unique volume offers an in-depth analysis of the region during wartime. Each country responded to World War II according to its own national interests, which often conflicted with those of the Allies, including the United States. The contributors systematically consider how each country dealt with commonly shared problems: the Axis threat to the national order, the extent of military cooperation with the Allies, and the war's impact on the national economy and domestic political and social structures. Drawing on both U.S. and Latin American primary sources, the book offers a rigorous comparison of the wartime experiences of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Central America, Gran Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, and Puerto Rico.

Civilizing Rio

Civilizing Rio

Reform and Resistance in a Brazilian City, 1889-1930

  • Author: Teresa A. Meade
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 9780271042114
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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The Power of Mind and Soul

The Power of Mind and Soul

  • Author: Rittik Chandra
  • Publisher: BookRix GmbH & Company KG
  • ISBN: 3730962469
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 156
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We are all dwellers in two kingdoms, the inner kingdom, the kingdom of the mind and spirit, and the outer kingdom, that of the body and the physical universe about us. In the former, the kingdom of the unseen, lie the silent, subtle forces that are continually determining, and with exact precision, the conditions of the latter. To strike the right balance in life is one of the supreme essentials of all successful living. We must work, for we must have bread. We require other things than bread. They are not only valuable, comfortable, but necessary. It is a dumb, stolid being, however, who does not realize that life consists of more than these. They spell mere existence, not abundance, fullness of life. We can become so absorbed in making a living that we have no time for living. To be capable and efficient in one's work is a splendid thing; but efficiency can be made a great mechanical device that robs life of far more than it returns it. A nation can become so possessed, and even obsessed, with the idea of power and grandeur through efficiency and organisation, that it becomes a great machine and robs its people of the finer fruits of life that spring from a wisely subordinated and coordinated individuality. Here again it is the wise balance that determines all. Our prevailing thoughts and emotions determine, and with absolute accuracy, the prevailing conditions of our outward, material life, and likewise the prevailing conditions of our bodily life. Would we have any conditions different in the latter we must then make the necessary changes in the former. The silent, subtle forces of mind and spirit, ceaselessly at work, are continually moulding these outward and these bodily conditions. He makes a fundamental error who thinks that these are mere sentimental things in life, vague and intangible. They are, as great numbers are now realising, the great and elemental things in life, the only things that in the end really count. The normal man or woman can never find real and abiding satisfaction in the mere possessions, the mere accessories of life. There is an eternal something within that forbids it. That is the reason why, of late years, so many of our big men of affairs, so many in various public walks in life, likewise many women of splendid equipment and with large possessions, have been and are turning so eagerly to the very things we are considering. To be a mere huckster, many of our big men are finding, cannot bring satisfaction, even though his operations run into millions in the year. And happy is the young man or the young woman who, while the bulk of life still lies ahead, realises that it is the things of the mind and the spirit—the fundamental things in life—that really count; that here lie the forces that are to be understood and to be used in moulding the everyday conditions and affairs of life; that the springs of life are all from within, that as is the inner so always and inevitably will be the outer.

Solo Faces

Solo Faces

A Novel

  • Author: James Salter
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1453243828
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 218
  • View: 1889
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“Solo Faces contrasts a devotion to mountain climbing with the earthbound tugs of love and ordinary life . . . A beautifully composed book that will remind readers of Camus and Saint-Exupéry. It exemplifies the purity it describes.” —The Washington Post Vernon Rand is a charismatic figure whose great love—whose life, in fact—is climbing. He lives alone in California, where he combats the drudgery of a roofing job with the thrill of climbing in the nearby mountain ranges. Sure of only his talent and nerve, Rand decides to test himself in the French Alps, with their true mountaineering and famed, fearsome peaks. He soon learns that the most perilous moments are, for him, the moments when he feels truly alive. One of the great novels of the outdoors, Solo Faces is as thrilling, beautiful, and immediate as the Alpine peaks that have enthralled climbers for centuries. This ebook features an illustrated biography of James Salter including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

The Seville Communion

The Seville Communion

  • Author: Arturo Perez-Reverte
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780156029810
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 375
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An emissary from the Vatican investigates the foul play surrounding the pending demolition of a crumbling church in the heart of old Seville, in a sophisticated thriller by the author of The Club Dumas. Reissue. 25,000 first printing.

Drum-Taps

Drum-Taps

  • Author: Walt Whitman
  • Publisher: Dead Dodo Poetry via PublishDrive
  • ISBN: 1508023816
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 59
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Dodo Collections brings you another classic from Walt Whitman, ‘Drum-Taps’. Drum-taps is a collection of poetry by Walt Whitman first published in 1865. The collection originally consisted of 53 poems (not including the 18 poems of Sequel to Drum-Taps added later in the year). Walter "Walt" Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was very controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sexuality. Born in Huntington on Long Island, Whitman worked as a journalist, a teacher, a government clerk, and—in addition to publishing his poetry—was a volunteer nurse during the American Civil War. Early in his career, he also produced a temperance novel, Franklin Evans (1842). Whitman's major work, Leaves of Grass, was first published in 1855 with his own money. The work was an attempt at reaching out to the common person with an American epic. He continued expanding and revising it until his death in 1892. After a stroke towards the end of his life, he moved to Camden, New Jersey, where his health further declined. When he died at age 72, his funeral became a public spectacle. Whitman's sexuality is often discussed alongside his poetry. Though biographers continue to debate his sexuality, he is usually described as either homosexual or bisexual in his feelings and attractions. However, there is disagreement among biographers as to whether Whitman had actual sexual experiences with men. Whitman was concerned with politics throughout his life. He supported the Wilmot Proviso and opposed the extension of slavery generally. His poetry presented an egalitarian view of the races, though his attitude in life reflected many of the racial prejudices common to nineteenth-century America and his opposition to slavery was not necessarily based on belief in the equality of races per se. At one point he called for the abolition of slavery, but later he saw the abolitionist movement as a threat to democracy.

Critical Perspectives on Afro-Latin American Literature

Critical Perspectives on Afro-Latin American Literature

  • Author: Antonio D. Tillis
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136662545
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
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After generations of being rendered virtually invisible by the US academy in critical anthologies and literary histories, writing by Latin Americans of African ancestry has become represented by a booming corpus of intellectual and critical investigation. This volume aims to provide an introduction to the literary worlds and perceptions of national culture and identity of authors from Spanish-America, Brazil, and uniquely, Equatorial Guinea, thus contextually connecting Africa to the history of Spanish colonization. The importance of Latin America literature to the discipline of African Diaspora studies is immeasurable, and this edited collection provides a ripe cultural context for critical comparative analysis among the vast geographies that encompass African and African Diaspora studies. Scholars in the area of African Diaspora Studies, Black Studies, Latin American Studies, and American literature will be able to utilize the eleven essays in this edition to enhance classroom instruction and further academic research.

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York

The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York

  • Author: Robert A. Caro
  • Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
  • ISBN: 0394480767
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 1246
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Moses is pictured as idealist reformer, and political manipulator as his rise to power and eventual domination of New York State politics is documented