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Spanish is Culture / España es Cultura
Spanish is Culture / España es Cultura
"The Spain is Culture" portal is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Sport Department in Spain. The site aims to offer a comprehensive service that will guide Spanish and foreign citizens in the great and fascinating world of Spain's Cultural Heritage.
Spanish History and Culture Books
Made in Spain by Made in Spain: Studies in Popular Music will serve as a comprehensive and rigorous introduction to the history, sociology and musicology of 20th century Spanish popular music. The volume will consist of 16 essays by leading scholars of Spanish music and will cover the major figures, styles and social contexts of pop music in Spain. Although all the contributors are Spanish, the essays will be expressly written for an international English-speaking audience. No knowledge of Spanish music or culture will be assumed.
Call Number: ML3498.M33 2013
Publication Date: 2013-06-20
Ghosts of Spain: Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past by Spaniards are reputed to be amongst Europe's most forthright people. So why have they kept silent about the terrors of their Civil War and the rule of General Franco? This apparent 'pact of forgetting' inspired writer Giles Tremlett to embark on a journey around Spain and its history. He found the ghosts of Spain everywhere, almost always arguing. Who caused the Civil War? Why do Basque terrorists kill? Why do Catalans hate Madrid? Did the Islamist bombers who killed 190 people in 2004 dream of a return to Spain's Moorish past? Tremlett's curiosity led him down some strange and colourful byroads, and brought him unexpected insights into the Spanish character
Call Number: DP233.5.T74 2006
South From Granada by Gerald Brenan is generally regarded as the greatest of English writers about Spain. "South from Granada" describes the essence of a remote rural area before the Civil War with vivid sympathy. Here, brought back to life, are the festivals and folk-lore of the Sierra Nevada, the rivalries, romances and courtship rituals, the village customs, superstitions and characters. Equally compelling are chapters on Granada in the twenties, food and the Phoenicians, the cheap brothels and archaeological remains of Almeria, the stark but haunting mountain scenery and even a visit from Virginia Woolf.
Call Number: DP402.Y4B72 2008
For Whom the Bell Tolls by In 1937 Ernest Hemingway traveled to Spain to cover the civil war there for the North American Newspaper Alliance. Three years later he completed the greatest novel to emerge from "the good fight," For Whom the Bell Tolls.
The story of Robert Jordan, a young American in the International Brigades attached to an antifascist guerilla unit in the mountains of Spain, it tells of loyalty and courage, love and defeat, and the tragic death of an ideal. In his portrayal of Jordan's love for the beautiful Maria and his superb account of El Sordo's last stand, in his brilliant travesty of La Pasionaria and his unwillingness to believe in blind faith, Hemingway surpasses his achievement in The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms to create a work at once rare and beautiful, strong and brutal, compassionate, moving, and wise.
Call Number: PS3515.E37F6 2004
Poet in New York by A newly revised edition of the insightful poetic cycle by one of the key figures of modern literature Written while Federico García Lorca was a student at Columbia University in 1929-30,Poet in New York is one of the most important books he produced, and certainly one of the most important books ever published about New York City.
Call Number: PQ6613 .A763 P6313 2013
Publication Date: 2013-04-09
The Sun Also Rises by The quintessential novel of the Lost Generation,The Sun Also Rises is one of Ernest Hemingway's masterpieces and a classic example of his spare but powerful writing style. A poignant look at the disillusionment and angst of the post-World War I generation, the novel introduces two of Hemingway's most unforgettable characters: Jake Barnes and Lady Brett Ashley. The story follows the flamboyant Brett and the hapless Jake as they journey from the wild nightlife of 1920s Paris to the brutal bullfighting rings of Spain with a motley group of expatriates. First published in 1926, The Sun Also Rises helped establish Hemingway as one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century.
Call Number: PS3515.E37S8 2006
Publication Date: 2006-10-17
Don Quixote by This is the story that a Nobel Prize Committee survey of one hundred of the world's best writers named "the greatest book of all time." DON QUIXOTE is the biggest-selling book of fiction ever written. It has sold more than 500 million copies.
"Gerald J. Davis's DON QUIXOTE is a translation for our time that is also mindful of times gone by. Davis's ear is attuned to clarity and meaning while honoring the tradition and language of the past. An engaging and compelling version of the great classic work of Cervantes."
Call Number: PQ6329 .D38 2011
Publication Date: 2012-05-03