Publisher: Xerais De Galicia Edicions
O presente volume, Chispas de Quesada, constitúe unha antoloxía de máis de duascentas viñetas, da colaboración diaria que Quesada mantén de forma ininterrompida en Faro de Vigo durante os últimos corenta anos. Unha antoloxía, impregnada da súa visión irónica e crítica da vida, que constitúe un percorrido pola actualidade política, social e deportiva de Galicia e, especialmente, da cidade de Vigo, desde 1967 á actualidade. A emigración, a transformación da cultura tradicional galega, o desemprego, os avatares da política internacional, a corrupción política, o problema das comunicacións, as promesas dos políticos, as relacións de parella ou diversas homenaxes aos amigos, son algúns dos temas abordados nesta antoloxía polo decano dos humoristas gráficos galegos en exercicio.
Author: Sonia Colina
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
S "panish Phonology" offers a comprehensive analysis of a variety of crucial issues in the phonology and morphophonology of various dialects of Spanish. Written from the perspective of optimality theory -- one of the most influential theories of phonology today -- and with syllabic structure at its core, this volume highlights recent advances in Spanish phonology. The book includes margin notes to highlight key points and a glossary of constraints. Each chapter includes study questions, lists of the most influential sources for each chapter, and topics for further research. " Spanish Phonology" is intended as core reading for advanced phonology courses in Spanish linguistics, general linguistics, and related areas such as bilingualism, language variation, language acquisition, and speech and hearing.
Author: Roberto Gonzalez Echevarría
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
"Primary and vital resource for literary specialists, historians, students of all levels, and general readers interested in this period. Leading scholars write about diverse genres (narrative, essay, poetry, theater) and cultural interests and ideas (intellectual life, historiography, Viceregal culture, Mesoamerican indigenous peoples and cultures). Literature articles include analysis and discussion of canonic and previously marginalized authors and treat representative works, genres, and literary and philosophical currents. Extremely useful, well written, and interesting"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
Author: Idries Shah
Publisher: Octagon Press Ltd
Collected stories about a popular figure in the folklore of many Asian and European countries.
Author: Benito Pérez Galdós
Publisher: Penguin Classics
A self-indulgent man's relations with his frail wife and a slum prostitute are the central focus of this classic depiction of bourgeois society in nineteenth-century Madrid
Author: Oskar Hermann Khristian Spate
Publisher: ANU E Press
This work is a history of the Pacific, the ocean that became a theatre of power and conflict shaped by the politics of Europe and the economic background of Spanish America. There could only be a concept of &�the Pacific once the limits and lineaments of the ocean were set and this was undeniably the work of Europeans. Fifty years after the Conquista, Nueva Espaą and Peru were the bases from which the ocean was turned into virtually a Spanish lake.
Author: Jim Woodring
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Readers of the “Frank” stories know that The Unifactor is in control of everything that happens to the characters that abide there, and that however extreme the experiences they undergo may be, in the end nothing really changes. That goes treble for Frank himself, who is kept in a state of total ineducability by the unseen forces of that haunted realm. And so the question arises: what would happen if Frank were to leave The Unifactor? That question is answered in Congress of the Animals, Jim Woodring's much-anticipated second full-length graphic novel, and first starring his signature character Frank.
Author: Werner X. Schneider, Adrian M. Owen, John Duncan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
While the importance of the prefrontal cortex for "higher-order" cognitive functions is largely undisputed, no consensus has been reached regarding precise specifications of these functions. For example, although some degree of regional specialization within the frontal lobe seems inevitable, by and large, most attempts to map specific cognitive functions onto neuroanatomical and/or cytoarchitectonic subdivisions have been disappointing. Although a high degree of functional specialization probably exists within the frontal cortex, it seems increasingly likely that the structural organization of this system does not relate, in any straightforward way, to contemporary models of cognition.
Author: Camilo José Cela
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
The Nobel Prize-winning author, describes his experiences traveling through the Alcarria territory, northeast of Madrid, and shares his impressions of the people
Author: Julian Assange
Publisher: Canongate Books
In December 2010, Julian Assange signed a contract with Canongate Books to write a book – part memoir, part manifesto – for publication the following year. At the time, Julian said: ‘I hope this book will become one of the unifying documents of our generation. In this highly personal work, I explain our global struggle to force a new relationship between the people and their governments.’ In the end, the work was to prove too personal. Despite sitting for more than fifty hours of taped interviews and spending many late nights at Ellingham Hall (where he was living under house arrest) discussing his life and the work of WikiLeaks with the writer he had enlisted to help him, Julian became increasingly troubled by the thought of publishing an autobiography. After reading the first draft of the book at the end of March, Julian declared: ‘All memoir is prostitution.’ In June 2011, with thirty-eight publishing houses around the world committed to releasing the book, Julian told us he wanted to cancel his contract. We disagree with Julian’s assessment of the book. We believe it explains both the man and his work, underlining his commitment to the truth. Julian always claimed the book was well written; we agree, and this also encouraged us to make the book available to readers. And the contract? By the time Julian wanted to cancel the deal he had already used the advance money to settle his legal bills. So the contract still stands. We have decided to honour it – and to publish. This book is the unauthorised first draft. It is passionate, provocative and opinionated – like its author. It fulfils the promise of the original proposal and we are proud to publish it. Canongate Books, September 2011
Author: James Mitchell
Callan, the most ruthlessly efficient member of British Intelligence's own assassination bureau known only as The Section, had made many deadly enemies within Moscow's KGB. So why were they now recommending him for job? It's not a job Callan wants, he just wants to get out of the whole sordid business, but if he doesn't take the job - rescuing a radical Greek politician's daughter from her kidnappers on Crete - then Callan might just find himself in one of the Section's infamous Red Files. 'I'm finished with you, ' said Callan. 'Finished with the Section. You know that.' 'Nobody's ever completely finished with me, ' said Hunter. First published in 1974, this was the third full-length Callan novel by his creator James Mitchell, back in print for the first time in 38 year