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Memory of Fire

Author : Eduardo Galeano
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Century of the Wind

Author : Eduardo Galeano
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The third of a three-part study of Latin American history, focusing on events and people of the twentieth century.

Marijuana Boom

Author : Lina Britto
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Before Colombia became one of the world’s largest producers of cocaine in the 1980s, traffickers from the Caribbean coast partnered with American buyers in the 1970s to make the South American country the main supplier of marijuana for a booming US drug market, fueled by the US hippie counterculture. How did Colombia become central to the creation of an international drug trafficking circuit? Marijuana Boom is the story of this forgotten history. Combining deep archival research with unprecedented oral history, Lina Britto deciphers a puzzle: Why did the Colombian coffee republic, a model of Latin American representative democracy and economic modernization, transform into a drug paradise, and at what cost?

Talking Book Topics

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The Colonized Eye

Author : Joyce Nelson
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Digital Talking Books Plus

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The White Horse

Author : Diane Thiel
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What a beautiful book. I knew it was going to be poetic, but I was knocked over twice by its compelling narrative drive and quiet sense of humor.-Sherman AlexieDiane Thiel's The White Horse: A Colombian Journey takes us on a magically real journey into the Pacific coast rain forests of Colombia. Equal parts travel narrative, ecological essay, historical account, and memoir, this book allows us to experience a reality stranger than fiction.

Walking on Water

Author : Derrick Jensen
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Julio Cort zar

Author : Ilan Stavans
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A story, Julio Cortazar claimed, is born in a sparkle, a thunderous strike of inspiration, and requires very little by way of processing. He considered literature the product of a spirit dictating its craft to numerous scribes everywhere on the globe; his unusual methods of writing short stories was not unlike those developed by the French surrealist Andre Breton and the American Beat writer Jack Kerouac. Author of the internationally acclaimed novel Hopscotch (1963), Cortazar was born in Brussels, raised in Buenos Aires, and self-exiled to Europe in 1951. Although very much in vogue in the 1960s and 1970s in Europe, the United States, and Latin America, Cortazar has mysteriously fallen out of public favor since his death in 1984. In this volume Ilan Stavans seeks to redress this neglect, using Cortazar's art to enlighten his life and vice versa. He focuses his analysis on the ways in which, by choosing to rebuff, imitate, or pay homage to Jorge Luis Borges, Edgar Allan Poe, and other writers, Cortazar found his own unique style. Stavans argues that a handful of the hundred or so stories Cortazar wrote are among the best this century has delivered, including "Axolot!" (1956), about a man trapped in the body of a salamander; "House Taken Over" (1946), about the effects of tyranny on individual freedom and domestic life; and "Blow-Up" (1958), about the moral implications that emerge after one witnesses a crime. Stavans begins by studying Cortazar's artistic development as a writer in Buenos Aires from the early 1940s until 1951; he then analyzes what the Argentine wrote in Paris and traces his favorite themes and symbols, paying special attention to his long story "The Pursuer (1958), considered by many to be a transitional work. He also examines Cortazar's ideological commitment during the student uprising in Paris in 1968, his views on the Cuban Revolution and the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, and his so-called ideological stories. The second section of this volume reprints what Stavans considers Cortazar's best explanation of what makes a short story unique and what its uses are - "On the Short Story and Its Environs" - along with two personal essays, "The Present State of Fiction in Latin America" and "Letter to Roberto Fernandez Retamar," which clarify Cortazar's method of writing, his aesthetic approach to the natural and supernatural, and his view on the role artists and intellectuals are called upon to play in Third World. In the third section, an essay by critic John Ditski studies Cortazar's early works, while a piece by Evelyn Picon Garfield, a longtime Cortazar devotee and the author of an insightful book-length interview with him, focuses on Octahedron (1974).

Memory of Fire Faces and masks

Author : Eduardo Galeano
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A re-creation of the conquest of the Americas and Latin America, divided into three parts. In the first are the myths of pre-Columbian America; in the second the history of America unfolds from the 15th to 19th century, and in the third 1900 to 1986. This trilogy differs from most in that it presents the making of the New World from the viewpoint of Latin America.

AB Bookman s Weekly

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Library Journal

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Belchite South Bronx

Author : Francesc Torres
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Torres videotaped in the abandoned village of Belchite in northeastern Spain, which was virtually destroyed in 1937 in a major battle of the Spanish Civil War. The artist also videotaped in New York's South Bronx, an urban battlefield scarred by peacetime destruction, which has become increasingly dead and abandoned with intermittent outbursts of violence. The installation consists of an environment of highly stylized ruins depicting both sites and including tenement buildings, a bombed-out church, a basketball court, and the shell of an automobile. Torres has also produced a self-contained, single-channel videotape on this subject. The theoretical premise for Belchite/South Bronx is that the difference between war and peace exists only on statistical and rhetorical levels.

Spanish American Authors

Author : Angel Flores
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Arranged alphabetically, this volume offers biographical and critical information on Spanish American authors, and includes bibliographies of their works

Paperbound Books in Print

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The Publishers Trade List Annual

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British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America the Caribbean Portugal and Spain

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Books in Print Supplement

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Voices of Time

Author : Eduardo Galeano
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A striking mosaic of memories, observations, and legends that together reveal the author's own story and a grand, compassionate vision of life itself In this kaleidoscope of reflections, renowned South American author Eduardo Galeano ranges widely, from childhood to love, music, plants, fear, indignity, and indignation. In the signal style of his bestselling and much-admired Memory of Fire trilogy—brief fragments that build steadily into an organic whole—Galeano offers a rich, wry history of his life and times that is both calmly philosophical and fiercely political. Beginning with blue algae, the earliest of life forms, these 333 vignettes alight on the Galeano family's immigration to Uruguay in the early twentieth century, the fate of love letters intercepted by a military dictatorship, abuses by the rich and powerful, the latest military outrages, and the author's own encounters with all manner of living matter, including generals, bums, dissidents, soccer stars, ducks, and trees. Out of these meditations emerges neither anger nor bitterness, but a celebration of a blessed life in a harsh world. Poetic and passionate, scathing and lyrical, delivered with Galeano's inimitable mix of gentle comedy and fierce moral judgment, Voices of Time is a deeply personal statement from a great and beloved writer.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
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