Dictionary of Mexican Literature

Dictionary of Mexican Literature

Provides entries for important writers, literary schools, and cultural movements in Mexican literary history, discussing major works, biographical sketches, and more

Anuario interamericano de derechos humanos 1989

Anuario interamericano de derechos humanos 1989

This volume of the "Inter-American Yearbook on Human Rights" covers the year 1989, and contains all the documents and information (in English and Spanish) concerning the activities of the Organization of American States in the field of the promotion and protection of human rights. Like its predecessors, this "Yearbook" aims to contribute to a greater awareness of the functions and activities of the organs of the Inter-American system for the protection of Human Rights.

Essential 25000 English-Spanish Law Dictionary

Essential 25000 English-Spanish Law Dictionary

The Essential 25000 English-Spanish Law Dictionary is a great resource anywhere you go; it is an easy tool that has just the words you want and need! The entire dictionary is an alphabetical list of Law words with definitions. This eBook is an easy-to-understand guide to Law terms for anyone anyways at any time. The content of this eBook is only to be used for informational purposes and an invaluable legal reference for any legal system. It's always a good idea to consult a professional lawyer or attorney with legal issues. Just remember one thing that learning never stops! Read, Read, Read! And Write, Write, Write! A thank you to my wonderful wife Beth (Griffo) Nguyen and my amazing sons Taylor Nguyen and Ashton Nguyen for all their love and support, without their emotional support and help, none of these educational language eBooks and audios would be possible. Lo imprescindible 25000 Inglés-Español Diccionario de Derecho es un gran recurso donde quiera que vaya; es una herramienta fácil que tiene sólo las palabras que desea y necesita! El diccionario entero es una lista alfabética de las palabras de abogados con definiciones. Este libro electrónico es una guía fácil de entender a los términos de Derecho para cualquier persona de todos modos en cualquier momento. El contenido de este libro es sólo para ser utilizado con fines informativos y una referencia legal invaluable para cualquier sistema legal. Siempre es una buena idea consultar a un abogado profesional o abogado con problemas legales. Sólo recuerda una cosa que el aprendizaje nunca se detiene! Leer, leer, leer! Y escribir, escribir, escribir! Un agradecimiento a mi maravillosa esposa Bet (Griffo) Nguyen y mis hijos increíbles Taylor Nguyen y Ashton Nguyen por todo su amor y apoyo, sin su apoyo emocional y ayuda, ninguno de estos libros electrónicos de lengua educativos y audios sería posible.

The Rise of Spanish-Language Filmmaking

Out from Hollywood's Shadow, 1929-1939

The Rise of Spanish-Language Filmmaking

Silent film was universally understood and could be exported anywhere. But when “talkies” arrived, the industry began experimenting with dubbing, subtitling, and dual track productions in more than one language. Where language fractured the European film market, for Spanish-speaking countries and communities, it created new opportunities. In The Rise of Spanish-Language Filmmaking, Lisa Jarvinen focuses specifically on how Hollywood lost ground in the lucrative international Spanish-speaking audience between 1929 and 1939. Hollywood studios initially trained cadres of Spanish-speaking film professionals, created networks among them, and demonstrated the viability of a broadly conceived, transnational, Spanish-speaking film market in an attempt to forestall the competition from other national film industries. By the late 1930s, these efforts led to unintended consequences and helped to foster the growth of remarkably robust film industries in Mexico, Spain, and Argentina. Using studio records, Jarvinen examines the lasting effects of the transition to sound on both Hollywood practices and cultural politics in the Spanish-speaking world. She shows through case studies based on archival research in the United States, Spain, and Mexico how language, as a key marker of cultural identity, led to new expectations from audiences and new possibilities for film producers.

Latino Image Makers in Hollywood

Performers, Filmmakers and Films Since the 1960s

Latino Image Makers in Hollywood

Latinos have been part of the Hollywood film industry for more than 100 years, yet beyond the remarkable success of a few, their visibility and clout have generally not reflected their significance in American society. Worse, the Latino image has suffered from widespread stereotyping in film, and performers face unjustified constraints in the kinds of roles available to them. Decade by decade from 1960 onward, this book analyzes important films made by or about Latinos, details the careers of Latino performers and filmmakers of the time, and analyzes how film portrayals of Latino characters and subjects connect with political and social trends of each decade. It discusses the role of gender, social class, and ethnicity in film portrayals and provides an overview of the diverse and dynamic Latino community in the United States, while celebrating a substantial and enduring contribution to Hollywood film history.

Pot Pourri

Whistlings of an Idler

Pot Pourri

Eugenio Cambaceres was the first to introduce the naturalist manner of Emile Zola to Argentinean literature in the late nineteenth century. The work of Cambaceres, a precursor to the contemporary Argentinean novel, is crucial for an understanding of the period of consolidation of Argentina, the formation of a national identity, and especially for the role of the intellectual during that transition. This gereation theoretically and methodically built up a literature with features of its own, stressing the cultural primacy of Buenos Aires par excellence, to enhance the evolution of the cosmopolitan metropolis. A rich dandy narrates Pot Pourri, relating a story of marriage and adultery during the carnival celebrations. The volume editor, Josefina Ludmer, describes the dandy as an ambiguous protagonist who acts both as a reflection and a critic of the liberal state. As a new addition to the already-acclaimed Library of Latin America, Pot Pourri should find its rightful place with the ever-growing audience for Latin American literature.

The Columbia Guide to the Latin American Novel Since 1945

The Columbia Guide to the Latin American Novel Since 1945

In this expertly crafted, richly detailed guide, Raymond Leslie Williams explores the cultural, political, and historical events that have shaped the Latin American and Caribbean novel since the end of World War II. In addition to works originally composed in English, Williams covers novels written in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, and Haitian Creole, and traces the profound influence of modernization, revolution, and democratization on the writing of this era. Beginning in 1945, Williams introduces major trends by region, including the Caribbean and U.S. Latino novel, the Mexican and Central American novel, the Andean novel, the Southern Cone novel, and the novel of Brazil. He discusses the rise of the modernist novel in the 1940s, led by Jorge Luis Borges's reaffirmation of the right of invention, and covers the advent of the postmodern generation of the 1990s in Brazil, the Generation of the "Crack" in Mexico, and the McOndo generation in other parts of Latin America. An alphabetical guide offers biographies of authors, coverage of major topics, and brief introductions to individual novels. It also addresses such areas as women's writing, Afro-Latin American writing, and magic realism. The guide's final section includes an annotated bibliography of introductory studies on the Latin American and Caribbean novel, national literary traditions, and the work of individual authors. From early attempts to synthesize postcolonial concerns with modernist aesthetics to the current focus on urban violence and globalization, The Columbia Guide to the Latin American Novel Since 1945 presents a comprehensive, accessible portrait of a thoroughly diverse and complex branch of world literature.