Requiem for a Spanish Peasant

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Author: Ramón José Sender

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780856687877

Category: Fiction

Page: 137

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Ramon Jose Sender Graces was born on 3rd February 1901. He was a prolific writer, who published a vast quantity of novels, stories, plays, essays, poetry and articles throughout his life. He wrote Requiem por un campesino espanol during one week in 1952, with the intention that it be part of a collection of short stories. That book never materialised, but Sender's novella was published by Aquelarre in Mexico in 1953 under the title Mosen Millan . The title was changed in 1960 by New York publisher Las Americas to something that could be meaningfully translated into English. The political message conveyed within the book meant that it was not published in Spain until 1974. Requiem for a Spanish Peasant relates the thoughts and memories of Mosen Millan, the parish priest, as he sits in the vestry of the church in a nameless Aragonese village, preparing to conduct a Reqiuem Mass to celebrate the life of a young peasant, Paco el del Molino, killed by the Nationalist army a year earlier, at the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War. As he waits, his thoughts are interrupted by the occasional comings and goings of an altar boy, who hums to himself an anonymous ballad. This ballad, along with Millan's thoughts and the voice of an omniscient narrator, creates three strands of narration for the reader to follow.

Platero und ich

andalusische Elegie

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Author: Juan Ramón Jiménez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783458331568

Category:

Page: 358

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E.C.G. Stueckelberg, An Unconventional Figure of Twentieth Century Physics

Selected Scientific Papers with Commentaries

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Author: Jan Lacki,Henri Ruegg,Gérard Wanders

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783764388782

Category: Science

Page: 422

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Born in 1905, Ernst C. G. Stueckelberg was professor of theoretical physics at the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne in the years 1930-1970. He was one of the most eminent Swiss physicists of the 20th century. His breakthroughs, from his causal S-matrix to the renormalization group, have influenced the development of contemporary theoretical physics. The book presents a selection of his most important scientific papers. They are preceded with a series of introductory essays, contributed by scientists and historians, specialists of Stueckelberg’s achievements and time. These essays deal with the scientific context and the issues of the various topics that Stueckelberg tackled in his scientific career and serve as an enlightening complement to the reprinted papers. The volume also contains Stueckelberg’s concise biography and an exhaustive list of his publications. It ambitions to provide an authoritative source gathering in a single place all the material needed to assess the scientific achievements of one of the most important, albeit somehow overlooked, scientists of 20th century.

Abel Sánchez

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Author: Miguel de Unamuno

Publisher: Aris & Phillips

ISBN: 9780856688683

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 226

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Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936) is the towering intellectual giant of early twentieth-century Spain. He wrote novels, plays, poetry and many essays, but is best remembered for his fictional works and for his major philosophical meditation on the nature of existence. Abel Sanchez was published in 1917 and is perhaps Unamuno's most harrowing novel. Consisting mainly of dialogue it narrates the life of one man, Abel Sanchez, and his problematical relationship with his friend, Joaquin. Abel becomes more sucessful than Joaquin and is happier, and parallels are drawn between the Biblical story of Cain and Abel. At the end of the novel after a lifetime of torment Joaquin grabs Abel, who has a weak heart, by the throat and he dies; Joaquin himself dies shortly afterwards. In its concentration on issues of identity, personality and the insecurities of existence, it stands out amoung Unamuno's works as a profoundly unsettling account of man's existence and his relationship to other people. John Macklin's edition provides a new English translation alongside the Spanish text, together with a substantial introduction.

Der Tiger in meinem Herzen

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Author: Patricia McCormick

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104904790

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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Nominiert für den Deutschen Jugendliteraturpreis 2016 (Jugendjury) Von der preisgekrönten Autorin von ›Verkauft‹ – Ein Jugendroman über die Schreckensherrschaft der Roten Khmer in Kambodscha Als Arn Chorn Pond noch ein Junge ist, übernimmt das radikale kommunistische Regime der Roten Khmer die Macht in Kambodscha. Es folgt ein schrecklicher Völkermord, dem zwei Millionen Menschen zum Opfer fallen – ein Viertel der gesamten Bevölkerung. Arn hat überlebt. Doch der Preis dafür war hoch. Denn er ist selbst zum Täter geworden. Und es ist ihm schwer gefallen, den Tiger in seinem Herzen zu bändigen. Schonungslos und brutal erzählt Patricia McCormick von den Killing Fields. Es braucht nachhaltig beeindruckende Bücher wie dieses, um aufzuzeigen, zu welchen Grausamkeiten Menschen fähig sind und welche Fehler sich niemals wiederholen dürfen. VERÄNDERE DIE WELT, INDEM DU DIE WAHRHEIT SAGST!

Der Geschichtenerzähler

Roman

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Author: Mario Vargas Llosa

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518735683

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

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Mario Vargas Llosa erschließt in der spannend entfalteten Handlung dieses Romans, der von dem »Geschichtenerzähler« der Machiguengas und einem verschollenen Studienfreund erzählt, ein brennendes Thema Lateinamerikas: die Kultur der Indios im Amazonasgebiet. Welchen Platz lassen wir dem ganz anderen, wie es sich in der Welt der »Primitiven« zeigt und entzieht, in unserer »modernen« Gesellschaft? Welche Rolle kann der »aufgeklärte« Intellektuelle, der engagierte Schriftsteller in dieser Auseinandersetzung zwischen den Kulturen einnehmen?

Religionsphilosophie auf geschichtlicher Grundlage

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Author: Otto Pfleiderer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: N.A

Category: Cults

Page: 797

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ Religionsphilosophie Auf Geschichtlicher Grundlage: Bd. Geschichte Der Religionsphilosophie Von Spinoza Bis Auf Die Gegenwart. -2. Bd. Genetisch-spekulative Religionsphilosophie; Volume 1 Of Religionsphilosophie Auf Geschichtlicher Grundlage; Otto Pfleiderer 2 Otto Pfleiderer G. Reimer, 1883 Religion; Comparative Religion; Cults; Religion; Religion / Comparative Religion; Religion / Cults; Religions

Der König und ich

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Author: Margaret Landon (Schriftstellerin)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783293205932

Category:

Page: 392

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

das Auge des Jahrhunderts

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Author: Pierre Assouline

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865211835

Category:

Page: 367

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Der letzte Mohikaner

ein Bericht über das Jahr 1757

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Author: James Fenimore Cooper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783257218169

Category: Bumppo, Natty (Fictitious character)

Page: 542

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Film Review

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Author: F. Maurice Speed,James Cameron-Wilson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Motion pictures

Page: N.A

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The year's releases in review, with necrologies and brief articles.