Barcelona Tales

Author: Helen Constantine
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019251928X
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Barcelona is one of the most visited cities in Europe, a multilingual capital of an autonomous region that longs to be independent of Spain. The city is famous for its painters, modernist architecture, style of football, and its history, but as Peter Bush reveals it has always been a major centre of literary talent and creativity. Barcelona Tales presents a selection of newly translated short stories by 16 writers, many of them Catalan. The stories explore the themes of migration and class conflict in a city renowned in world literature from the day rural innocents Don Quixote and Sancho Panza visited its streets at the beginning of the seventeenth-century, and witnessed the wonders of the printing press and the cruelties of slavery. Together, they open up the city in ironic, tragic, and lyrical ways, inviting readers to explore fictional lives and literary styles that reflect the dynamic, conflict-ridden character and history of this great European city.

Fc Barcelona

Author: Jeff King
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ISBN: 9780333760017
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South To Barcelona

Author: Vernon Lacey
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ISBN: 9781533518828
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After a year teaching in London the author decided to move to Barcelona to learn Spanish and meet people. A last minute offer of a teaching job in the city meant that he stayed much longer than expected.The book is a travelogue and full of interesting stories and people he met during his time in Barcelona: his wildly talkative landlady and her ferocious dog; the ghost hunt with Ingrid in the old city; and his Andalucian neighbour in the flat below.The journey to learn Spanish is uplifting and comically honest. From asking for a haircut without the toilet to stripping naked in a hospital the misunderstandings of the language are laugh out loud.The author writes with deep affection for his new home. La Rambla comes alive post-midnight and the bars of the old town are full of mischief and raffish charm. Where does he belong? Events seem constantly to conspire to change his plans. A journalistic assignment on Andorran football and then the murder of a British tourist. Property prices in the UK. And in the end a love story.

Urban Change And The European Left

Author: Donald McNeill
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From Barcelona Stories Behind The City Second Edition

Author: Jeremy Holland
Editor: Springtime Books
ISBN: 9781904881858
File Size: 11,90 MB
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Dubbed, "The Great Enchantress," by art critic Robert Hughes, Barcelona was seducing visitors long before the city's rise to a tourist hotspot following the Olympic Games in 1992. Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway and George Orwell all once called the Catalan capital "home," while countless others have been charmed by the city's character and splendor. From Barcelona is a collection of twelve short stories inspired by this cryptic Mediterranean metropolis, where haunted flats overlook leafy squares and feline temptresses lurk in smoky bars. Experience Antoni Gaudi's frustrations as he sought to revolutionize architecture, and discover the legend behind the man who squats with his belt around his ankles hidden in nativity scenes. These are just a few of the characters and tales you can expect, all set in a literary world of churches, dragons and roses. About the author: Jeremy Holland was born in California, but spent his formative years in the Philippines, Saudi Arabia and England before returning to the US as a teenager. Dropping out of university he began a succession of jobs in technology. Working in a cubicle intensified his desire to seek out new adventures in exotic lands. In 2002, Jeremy returned to Barcelona with a blanket and a laptop and began the first edition of From Barcelona. He now lives in the Netherlands, with his wife, their young daughter and cat who flees from the sunlight. To read more about his life in the Dutch cheese country visit his blog www.hollandfromholland.com. For more about Barcelona, visit www.frombarcelona.com.

Historical Tales From The History Of The Muslims In Spain

Author: Elizabeth Jane Brabazon
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The Heptameron Of The Tales Of Margaret Queen Of Navarre

Author: Queen Marguerite (consort of Henry II, King of Navarre)
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Barcelona Time Traveller Twelve Tales

Author: Wes Gibbons
Editor: Bimon Press
ISBN: 9788460875215
File Size: 79,63 MB
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Barcelona Time Traveller: Twelve Tales is a sci-fi history book written by a geologist and designed to amuse, teach and tease the reader into thinking about the immensity of time. On one level its approach is local, focusing on the city of Barcelona and the surrounding region of Catalonia, and merging the dramas of human history with those of natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, droughts, plagues and volcanic eruptions. On another level it is global, viewing these events against the grand and astonishing backdrop of Earth evolution. It is written not only for those who have visited (or plan to visit) the city of Barcelona, but for anyone who likes stories. The Twelve Tales are stories about humans, of our place in the scheme of things, and of the mysteries of travelling through Deep Time.

Ff Communications

Author: Johannes Bolte
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Tales Of The Table

Author: Barbara Norman Makanowitzky
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A History And Anthology Of The Spanish Folktale With Studies Of Selected Texts

Author: Huw Lewis
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This ground-breaking book makes an invaluable contrubution to scholarship by advancing knowledge and understanding of Spanish oral narrative and related areas of research.

Index Of Spanish Folktales

Author: Ralph Steele Boggs
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Motif Index Of Medieval Catalan Folktales

Author: Edward J. Neugaard
Editor: Mrts
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Subject Catalog

Author: Library of Congress
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Barcelona And Metropolitan

Author: Whit Stillman
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571173655
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This volume brings together two screenplays which celebrate two different cities - New York in winter and Barcelona in summer. Metropolitan won the New York Film Critics Best New Director Award and an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

La Conclusi N Del Amad S De Gaula

Author: Eloy González Argüelles
Editor: Digitalia - Scripta Humanistica
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Although the three authors studied, Ana Maria Matute, Carmen Martin Gaite, and Esther Tusquets, are sophisticated intellectuals, they have chosen fairy tales and texts from other marginalized genres originally for female consumption (such as the novela rosa and the Hollywood women's picture) as the major intertexts in their novels for adults as well as in their fictions for children. Against the backdrop feminist theory and recent critical studies of fairy tales and children's literature, Solino studies the works of these authors as "gendered texts." Solino's book opens with a chapter that traces the historical development of the fairy tale genre, examines their didactic intent, and critiques the images of women in fairy tales. The second chapter explores the manners by which fairy tales were used as a tool for indoctrination during the formative years of the three authors under consideration. These introductory chapters are followed by individual chapters devoted to Martin Gaite, Matute, and Tusquets in which Solino explores the connections between the literature these authors published for children and the novels they penned for an adult readership.

Acis

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University Of California Publications In Modern Philology

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Claremont Tales Ii

Author: Richard A. Lupoff
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ISBN: 9781930846074
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Presents a collection of thirteen fantasy and mystery stories, including "The Devil's Hop Yard," "Whatever Happened to Nick Nepture?," and "The Heyworth Fragment."