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CONAN DE CIMMERIA (1935-1936)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 21/09/2006
TIMUN MAS, 2006

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Con este volumen termina la edición de todos los cuentos que Robert E. Howard escribió sobre el más célebre de sus personajes, Conan de Cimmeria. En este volumen encontramos los relatos Los siervos de Bit-Yakin, Más allá del río Negro, El negro desconocido, Los antropófagos de Zamboula y Clavos rojos, además de interesantes textos adicionales especialmente dedicados al coleccionista e ilustraciones de gran calidad gráfica. ... Leer resumen completo

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ESTUCHE ROBISON CRUSOE Y NUEVAS AVENTURAS DE ROBINSON CRUSOE (2 V OLS.)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 09/01/2012
EDHASA, 2012

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La historia editorial de Robinson Crusoe estuvo marcada desde el primer momento por un espectacular éxito de ventas y por la forma más indigna de piratería, sucediéndose las ediciones mutiladas, abreviadas, infantilizadas y desvirtuadoras de lo que la crítica considera la primera gran novela de la literatura inglesa. La his toria del mítico personaje de Defoe, admirada por escritores como Coleridge, Edgar Allan Poe, Virginia Woolf o James Joyce y punto de partida para obras de artistas tan dispares como Wilkie Collins, Michel Tournier, Luis Buñuel o J.M. Coetzee, se presenta ahora por primera vez en español en su versión íntegra y completa, lo que permitirá al lector, más allá de disfrutar de su carácter de gran novela de aventuras, acceder a lo que Enrique de Hériz describe como “Un mundo completo, dotado incluso de una arquitectura moral para la cual ninguno de los géneros literarios comunes hasta entonces le prestaba [a Defoe] planos válidos”. ... Leer resumen completo

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CONAN DE CIMMERIA (VOL. II) (1934)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 20/09/2005
TIMUN MAS, 2005

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"Sabe, oh príncipe, que entre los años del hundimiento de Atlantis y las resplandecientes ciudades bajo los oceános, y los de la aparición de los hijos de Aryas, hubo una edad olvidada en la que el mundo estaba cubierto de brillantes reinos como mantos azules bajo las estrellas. (...) Pero el más orgulloso reino del mundo e ra Aquilonia, que reinaba soberana sobre el soñoliento oeste. Y allí llegó Conan, el cimmerio, el pelo negro, los ojos sombríos, la espada en mano, un ladrón, un saqueador, un asesino , de gigantescas melancolías y gigantescos pesares, para pisotear con sus sandalias los tronos enjoyados de la Tierra".Este segundo volumen de Conan de Cimmeria incluye todos los relatos de Howard escritos en 1934, así como borradores y sinopsis de ideas, complementado todo con las excelentes ilustraciones de Gary Gianni. ... Leer resumen completo

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TODOS LOS CUENTOS (VOL. 2)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/01/2004
GALAXIA GUTENBERG, 2003

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Los cuentos de Edgar Allan Poe, maestro del relato, fueron traducidos por otro grande del cuento y reconocido admirador del escritor norteamericano, Julio Cortázar. Los dos volúmenes que recogen toda la narrativa breve de Poe han sido ilustrados por Joan-Pere Viladecans. El pintor catalán lleva a cabo su lectura de los 67 r elatos alejándose de tópicos para crear un imaginario pictórico que alumbra un nuevo Poe. El color y la dicha conviven con la solemnidad y el pavor en el intento de pintar el miedo y atrapar el horror y la angustia legados por Poe, el niño que juega en el lodo pero que posa como una estrella, según palabras de Nietzsche. ... Leer resumen completo

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SHIKE: SAMURAIS, DRAGONES Y ZINJAS
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/07/2004
EDHASA, 2004

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Shiké, la obra maestra de Robert Shea, puede ser leída de muchos modos, pues por un lado es una intensa y conmovedora historia de amor, la que une a Jebu y Taniko, a partir de la cual se contraponen dos clases sociales y dos códigos de conducta muy distintos y difícilmente compatibles. Jebu es un joven shiké, un monje guerr ero zinja, que sigue a su amada por un periplo por todo el Japón que concluye en China, donde Taniko es vendida por su cruel marido a Kublai Khan. Por su parte, Jebu se enfrenta a un monje mongol que llega a Japón para acabar con la estirpe de Jamuga, interviene en ambos bandos en la guerra entre los Takashi y los Muramoto, y termina marchándose a China con el cabecilla de estos últimos, Yukio, para unirse a los chinos en la defensa contra los mongoles. A través de esta historia, en la que la política, las guerras entre estirpes y clanes y la religión desempeñan un papel destacado, Shea logra un amplio y vívido fresco del Lejano Oriente medieval.&@65279; ... Leer resumen completo

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COMPLETE NOVELS: COMPLETE NOVELS RED HARVEST, THE DAIN CURSE, THE MALTESE FALCON, THE GLASS KEY, THE THIN MAN
LIBRARY OF AMERICA, 1999

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In a few years of extraordinary creative energy, Dashiell Hammett invented the modern American crime novel.. "The five novels that Hammett published between 1929 and 1934, collected here in one volume, have become part of modern American culture, creating archetypal characters and establishing the ground rules for a whole t radition of hardboiled writing.. "Each novel is distinct in mood and structure. Red Harvest (1929), a raucous and nightmarish evocation of political corruption and gang warfare in a western mining town, epitomizes the violence and momentum of Hammett's Black Mask stories about the anonymous detective the Continental Op. The Op returns, in The Dain Curse (1929), to preside over a more ornately melodramatic tale involving jewel theft, drugs, and a mysterious religious cult. With The Maltese Falcon (1930), and its protagonist Sam Spade, Hammett achieved his most enduring popular success. A tightly constructed quest story with an unforgettable cast of eccentric adventures, it is at the same time shot through with a sense of disillusionment and the arbitrariness of personal destiny.. "The Glass Key (1931), an exploration of city politics at their most scurrilous, traces intricate patterns of loyalty and betrayal in scenes charged with drama.. "His last novel, The Thin Man (1934), is a ruefully comic tale that pays homage to the traditional mystery form. It is best remembered for its protagonists Nick and Nora Charles, the sophisticated inebriates who would enjoy a long afterlife in the movies. ... Leer resumen completo

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CUENTOS COMPLETOS
Fecha Lanzamiento: 26/03/2013
ALBA EDITORIAL, 2013

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Este volumen reúne los cuatro libros de cuentos que Thomas Hardy publicó en vida Cuentos de Wessex, Un grupo de nobles damas, Pequeñas ironías de la vida y Un hombre cambiado y otros relatos más algunos otros, no publicados o publicados en revistas, que nunca fueron incorporados a un libro. Muchos de ellos inéditos en españ ol, y por primera vez juntos, cuentan con traducciones de Catalina Martínez Muñoz, Javier Marías, Carlos Mayor, José Luis López Muñoz y Marta Salís. Los Cuentos completos de Thomas Hardy son un auténtico compendio de maestría narrativa, presentación de personajes, inventiva y manejo de la trama. Inspirados en su mayoría por la tradición oral, figuran entre ellos leyendas históricas, relatos con elementos fantásticos, cuentos de ingenio y astucia al estilo bocacciano, y dramáticas historias de desarraigo y deseo de instrucción. ... Leer resumen completo

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AIRCRAFT NOISE
MICHAEL J.T. SMITH
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2004

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Aircraft Noise traces the origins of this problem to the introduction of the jet engine into the airline fleet in the late 1950s and describes the legal restrictions now placed on the industry. It explains the derivation of the special noise units and assessment scales now used around the world; noise exposure modeling and forecasting; the major sources of aircraft noise and their control; and noise measurement and prediction, including contours. Finally, it offers a forecast for the future and recommends changes to the established legal structures to aid control of the problem into the next century. In addition to reviewing the sociological aspects, Smith offers a broad understanding of the problem of aircraft noise and its control. The book should appeal to a variety of people including professional engineers, local and national government officers, the air transport business community, lawyers, students, community leaders and those who live near airports. ... Leer resumen completo

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THE NORTON SHAKESPEARE
NORTON (W.W.), 1997

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This vibrant, complete Shakespeare brings readers closer than ever before to Shakespeare's plays as they were first acted. Based on the freshly edited texts of the Oxford Edition, the most far-reaching and innovative revision of the traditional canon in centuries, The Norton Shakespeare invites readers to rediscover Shakesp eare. Opening the volume is Stephen Greenblatt's General Introduction, a richly textured portrait of Shakespeare's work and world. The introduction, marginal glosses, and annotation that accompany each text greatly aid understanding of the plays and poems, and an elegant, single-column page makes reading them a pleasure. ... Leer resumen completo

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TEOUBLESHOOTING CISCO IP TELEPHONY
CISCO PRESS, 2002

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Reveals the methodology you need to resolve complex problems in an IP telephony network *Master troubleshooting techniques and methodologies for all parts of a Cisco IP Telephony solution-Cisco CallManager, IP phones, gateways, applications, and more *Learn how to investigate and resolve voice quality problems, including de layed audio, choppy or garbled audio, static and noise, one-way or no-way audio, and echo *Read about the variety of trouble-shooting tools at your disposal and how and when to use them based on the problem type *Discover the potential causes of common problems and how to efficiently troubleshoot them to resolution *Learn how to identify and resolve gateway problems by breaking the components into logical groups and following a methodical troubleshooting approach *Use best practices recommendations to build a stronger IP telephony deployment and avoid common mistakes IP telephony represents the future of telecommunications: a converged data and voice infrastructure boasting greater flexibility and more cost-effective scalability than traditional telephony.The ability to troubleshoot an IP telephony environment and the underlying network infrastructure is vitally important, just as it is in any complex system. Troubleshooting Cisco IP Telephony teaches the troubleshooting skills necessary to identify and resolve problems in an IP telephony solution. This book provides comprehensive coverage of all parts of a Cisco IP Telephony (CIPT) solution, including CallManager, IP phones, gateways, analog devices, database and directory replication, call routing, voice mail, applications, network infrastructure, and more. You'll learn how to read trace files, determine when to turn on tracing and Cisco IOS(r) Software voice debugging, and how to troubleshoot voice quality issues. Troubleshooting Cisco IP Telephony shows you how to break down problems to find the root cause. Descriptions of each part of the CIPT solution help you understand the functionality of each part of the solution and how each part interacts with other parts of the solution. You'll then learn what steps to take and tools to use to identify and resolve the cause of the problem. ... Leer resumen completo

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A SHORT HISTORY OF NEARLY EVERYTHING (12 CASSETTES)
CHIVERS PRESS, 2003

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From primordial nothingness to this very moment, A Short History of Nearly Everything reports what happened and how humans figured it out. To accomplish this daunting literary task, Bill Bryson uses hundreds of sources, from popular science books to interviews with luminaries in various fields. His aim is to help people lik e him, who rejected stale school textbooks and dry explanations, to appreciate how we have used science to understand the smallest particles and the unimaginably vast expanses of space. With his distinctive prose style and wit, Bryson succeeds admirably. Though A Short History clocks in at a daunting 500-plus pages and covers the same material as every science book before it, it reads something like a particularly detailed novel (albeit without a plot). Each longish chapter is devoted to a topic like the age of our planet or how cells work, and these chapters are grouped into larger sections such as "The Size of the Earth" and "Life Itself." Bryson chats with experts like Richard Fortey (author of Life and Trilobite) and these interviews are charming. But it's when Bryson dives into some of science's best and most embarrassing fights- ... Leer resumen completo

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DEATH ON THE HOLLY ORDERS
CHIVERS PRESS, 2003

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When the body of a theology student is found on a desolate stretch of East Anglian coast, his wealthy father demands that Scotland Yard should re-examine the verdict of accidental death. Commander Adam Dalgliesh agrees to pay a visit to the young man's theological college.

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SEDUCING THE SENSES: SPA VISIONS OF A BON VIVANT
UMBERTO ANGELONI
BRIONI BOOKS, 2003

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Seducing the Senses presents the incomparable delights of the luxury spa experience. For despite common associations with fitness, weight loss, and other regimes, the luxury spa remains first and foremost a source of relaxation, rejuvenation, and pleasure. It was the ancient Romans who introduced the western world to the pl easures of water and massage. They elevated spa treatments to an art form at their magnificent thermae, and today their legacy lives on. Following a look at the ancient world of sumptuous public baths, this book explores the water therapies and massage practices that have since developed across the globe, treatments that soothe the senses as well as the soul in the Roman tradition of luxurious hedonism. ... Leer resumen completo

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A DICTIONARY OF MODERN DESIGN
JONATHAN WOODHAM
OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2004

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 Jonathan M. WoodhamFrom Jacobsen to Tupperware, this fascinating new dictionary of Modern Design covers the period from the mid-nineteenth century to the end of the twentieth. Over 2,000 entries on names and movements from the past 150 years of design include ceramics, furniture, graphics, industrial design, interiors , and fashion, as well as biographical entries on designers, manufacturers, etc, and major museums and heritage sites. The dictionary, international in focus, also covers major movements, key concepts, design terminology, and important design institutions. Written in a clear, accessible style, and with more comprehensive coverage than any of the other design dictionaries available, the Dictionary of Modern Design is an essential addition to every designer's and artist's studio shelf. It also features funky illustrations at every letter's opening page, with zeitgeist design concepts from Action Man and Barbie to Ferrari and Electrolux. ... Leer resumen completo

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LUXURY HOTELS: ASIA / PACIFIC
MARTIN NICHOLAS (ED.) KUNZ
TENEUES VERLAG, 2004

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This sumptuously illustrated, beautifully produced coffee-table book is the third in teNeues' Luxury series. Here is a book on hotels that offer the best in style, service and design - on the most luxurious hotels in the world. Luxury need not be defined in terms of richly decorated formality and the hotels featured in thes e pages, whether in Australia and New Zealand or in far flung locales across Asia, have been chosen for their distinctive architecture and the tastefulness and simplicity of their interior design. ... Leer resumen completo

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EROS
TENEUES VERLAG, 2004

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This lush volume presents a collection of startlingly erotic, black and white photographs by a man who is sure to emerge as a master of the medium. Previously a model himself, Jeff Marano has brought his own experience in front of the camera to bear to tease out the energy, vitality and sensuality of these beautiful men. Sh ot using only natural light in a variety of settings - on the beach and poolside, in hotel rooms and on rooftops, on terrances and in the woods - Marano's pictures evoke old time Hollywood glamour while still allowing their subjects to retain an individuality and spontaneity rarely seen in contemporary erotic photography. Jeff Marano's photography was inspired by his modelling career. He began shooting this collection in 1996 while still working as a model in Milan, Paris and New York. In 2000 he left modelling to devote all of his energies to photography. This is his first book. ... Leer resumen completo

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I AM A CHARLOTTE SIMMONS
AUDIO RENAISSANCE, 2004

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ESTUCHE 1
UMBRIEL, 2004

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OBRAS COMPLETAS 3: NOVELAS (1941-1957)
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/10/2006
GALAXIA GUTENBERG, 2006

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La verdadera vida de Sebastian Knight, publicada en 1941 y Barra siniestra, aparecida en 1947, recibieron encomiables elogios de la crítica, pero tuvieron una tibia acogida por parte del público. Esto, unido a las dificultades con la censura que tendría su obra siguiente, Lolita, hizo que no fuera hasta 1955, con la publica ción en París de esta última novela, cuando el nombre de Nabokov alcanzara celebridad mundial. El libro, adaptado al cine por su autor en un guión que se traduce por vez primera en este volumen, fue dirigido finalmente por Stanley Kubrick. El libro contiene el guión inédito de Lolita. Completa este volumen Pnin, una satírica novela con un personaje típicamente nabokoviano: el profesor ruso Timofei Pnin, emigrado a los Estados Unidos. ... Leer resumen completo

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EARLY NOVELS & STORIES: EARLY NOVELS AND STORIES
LIBRARY OF AMERICA, 1998

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Novelist, essayist, and public intellectual James Baldwin was one of the most brilliant and provocative literary figures of the postwar era, and one of the greatest African-American writers of this century. "Early Novels and Stories" presents the novels and short stories that established Baldwin's reputation as a writer who fused unblinking realism with rare verbal eloquence. This volume includes his first novel, "Go Tell It on the Mountain" (1953), "Giovanni's Room" (1956), and other early works. ... Leer resumen completo

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NOVELS 1969-1974 ADA; TRANSPARENT THINGS; LOOK AT THE HARLEQUIN S
LIBRARY OF AMERICA, 1996

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Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle (1969), the longest of Nabokov's novels, is a witty and parodic account of a man's lifelong love for his sister. All of his favorite themes and most characteristic techniques are woven into this culminating work of Nabokov's imagination. Transparent Things (1972) is a haunting novella of th e anguished life of Hugh Person, a young American editor and proofreader: his marriage, the murder of his wife, and his lone journey to uncover the truth about the past. With its multiple narrative voices and fusion of dream and memory, it is among the most formally experimental of Nabokov's works. Look at the Harlequins! (1974), Nabokov's final novel, concerns Vadim Vadimovitch N., a novelist very much like Nabokov himself. This ironic, intricate hall of mirrors, startling in its shifts of tone and off-key echoes of Nabokov's earlier books, often blurs the line between the worlds of reality and of literary invention. The texts of this volume incorporate Nabokov's penciled corrections in his own copies of his works and correct long-standing errors. They are the most authoritative versions available and have been prepared with the assistance of Dmitri Nabokov, the novelist's son, and Brian Boyd, Nabokov's distinguished biographer, who has also contributed notes and detailed chronology of the author's life based on new research. ... Leer resumen completo

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THE GRAPES OF WRATH & OTHER WRITINGS 1936-1941
VV.AA.
LIBRARY OF AMERICA, 1996

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Steinbeck, JohnThis second volume in The Library of America's authoritative edition of John Steinbeck features his acknowledged masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath. Written in an incredibly compressed five-month period, the novel had an electrifying impact upon publication in 1939, unleashing a political storm with its vision of America's dispossessed struggling for survival. It continues to exert a powerful influence on American culture, and has inspired artists as diverse as John Ford, Woody Guthrie, and Bruce Springsteen. Tracing the journey of the Joad family from the dust bowl of Oklahoma to the migrant camps of California, Steinbeck creates an American epic, spacious, impassioned, and pulsating with the rhythms of living speech. The novel won the Pulitzer Prize and has since sold millions of copies worldwide. The text of The Grapes of Wrath has been newly edited based on Steinbeck's manuscript, typescript, and proofs. Many errors have been corrected and words omitted or misconstrued by his typist have been restored. In addition, The Harvest Gypsies, his 1936 investigative report on migrant workers which laid the groundwork for the novel, is included as an appendix. The Long Valley (1938) displays Steinbeck's brilliance as a writer of short stories, including such classics as "The Chrysanthemums", "The White Quail", "Flight", and "The Red Pony". Set in the Salinas Valley landscape which was Steinbeck's enduring inspiration, the stories explore moments of fear, tenderness, isolation, and violence with poetic intensity. The Log from the Sea of Cortez, an account of the 1940 marine biological expedition in which Steinbeck participated with his close friend Ed Ricketts, is a unique blend of science,philosophy, and adventure, as well as one of Steinbeck's most revealing expositions of his core beliefs. First published in 1941 as part of the collaborative volume Sea of Cortez, Steinbeck's narrative was reissued separately a decade later, augmented by the moving tribute "About Ed Ricketts". ... Leer resumen completo

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NOVELS AND STORIES, 1932-1937 THE PASTURES OF HEAVEN; TO A GOD U NKNOWN; TOTILLA FLAT; IN DUBIOUS BATTLE; OF MICE AND MEN
LIBRARY OF AMERICA, 1994

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"Deep down it's mine, right to the center of the world," says a Salinas Valley farmer about his land in John Steinbeck's To a God Unknown, and Steinbeck the writer could have said the same. From the very start of his career he evoked the landscapes and people of central California with lyrical intensity and unflinching fran kness. Through his intimate rendering of that place and those people, he expressed his abiding concerns: community, social justice, and the elemental connection between nature and human society. Here for the first time in one volume are Steinbeck's early California writings. In prose that blends the vernacular and the incantatory, the local and the mythic, these five works chart Steinbeck's evolution into one of the greatest and most enduringly popular of American novelists. The Pastures of Heaven (1932), a collection of interrelated stories, delineates the troubled inner lives and sometimes disastrous fates of families living in a seemingly tranquil California valley. The surface realism of Steinbeck's first mature work is enriched by hints of uncanny forces at work beneath. A sense of primeval magic dominates To a God Unknown (1933), as a California farmer reverts to pagan nature worship and begins a tortuous journey toward catastrophe and ultimate understanding. Steinbeck's sympathetic depiction of the raffish paisanos of Tortilla Flat (1935), a ramshackle district above Monterey, first won him popular attention. The Flat's tenderhearted, resourceful, mildly corrupt, ever-optimistic characters are a triumph of life-affirming humor. In Dubious Battle (1936) plunges into the political struggle of the 1930s, painting a vigorous fresco of a migrant fruit-picker's strike. Anticipating the collective portraiture of The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck poignantly traces the surges and shifts of group behavior. With Of Mice and Men (1937), Steinbeck secured his status as one of the most influential American writers. Lenny and George, itinerant farmhands ... Leer resumen completo

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NOVELS AND MEMOIRS, 1941-1951 THE REAL LIFE OF SEBASTIAN KNIGHT; BEND SINISTER; SPEAK, MEMORY
LIBRARY OF AMERICA

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After a brilliant literary career writing in Russian, Vladimir Nabokov emigrated to the United States in 1940 and went on to an even more brilliant one in English. Between 1939 and 1974 he wrote the autobiography and eight novels now collected by The Library of America in an authoritative three-volume set, earning a place a s one of the greatest writers of America, his beloved adopted home. The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, the first novel Nabokov wrote in English, is a tantalizing literary mystery in which a writer's half brother searches to unravel the enigma of the life of the famous author of Albinos in Black, The Back of the Moon, and The Doubtful Asphodel. Bend Sinister (1947), Nabokov's most explicitly political novel, is the haunting, dreamlike story of Adam Krug, a quiet philosophy professor caught up in the bureaucratic bungling of a totalitarian police state. Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited (1951; revised 1966), Nabokov's dazzling memoir of his childhood in imperial Russia and exile in Europe, is central to an understanding of his art. The texts of this volume incorporate Nabokov's penciled corrections in his own copies of his works and correct long-standing errors. They are the most authoritative versions available and have been prepared with the assistance of Dmitri Nabokov, the novelist's son, and Brian Boyd, Nabokov's award-winning biographer, who has also contributed notes and a detailed chronology of the author's life based on new research. ... Leer resumen completo

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NOVELS, 1955-1962 LOLITA; PNIN; PALE FIRE; LOLITA: A SCREENPLAY
LIBRARY OF AMERICA

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Lolita (1955), Nabokov's single most famous work, is one of the most controversial and widely read books of its time. Funny, satiric, poignant, filled with allusions to earlier American writers, it is the "confession" of a middle-aged, sophisticated European emigre's passionate obsession with a 12-year-old American "nymphet ," and the story of their wanderings across a late 1940s America of highways and motels. Pnin (1957) is a comic masterpiece about a gentle bald Russian emigre professor in an American college town who is never quite able to master its language, its politics, or its train schedule. Pale Fire (1962) is a tour de force in the form of an ostensibly autobiographical poem by a recently deceased American poet and a critical commentary by an academic who is something other than what he seems. The texts of this volume incorporate Nabokov's penciled corrections in his own copies of his works and correct long-standing errors. They are the most authoritative versions available and have been prepared with the assistance of Dmitri Nabokov, the novelist's son, and Brian Boyd, Nabokov's award-winning biographer, who has also contributed notes and a detailed chronology of the author's life based on new research. ... Leer resumen completo

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LOS CONVERSOS
EDHASA, 1986

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Los conversos es la historia de la vida del joven Agustín hasta el momento en que se convierte al cristianismo, tal como la cuenta el narrador, Alipio, amigo y discípulo de Agustín. Éste era en esa época la superestrella de Cartago, como orador, filósofo y personaje público. Brillante y discutidor, pensaba libremente y viví a libremente con una amante a la que estaba apasionadamente apegado. Su madre, Mónica, le predicaba la caridad cristiana, pero Agustín se sentía atraído por las enseñanzas de los maniqueos. Rex Warner describe un mundo en el que hay todavía ciudadanos romanos, como el acaudalado Pretextato y su esposa, ejemplos de virtud pagana, muy racionales en sus discursos, pero que profesan una religión empapada de la sangre de los sacrificios. Comparada con la cultura de Roma, la cristiandad parece casi iletrada, aunque insista en llamarse a sí misma la voz de la verdad. Las discusiones de Agustín y sus amigos están en muchos sentidos más cerca de nuestra propia época que muchas disputas de siglos posteriores. Rex Warner describe sus escenas con tal inteligencia y simpatía que releyendo las Confesiones después de Los conversos uno siente que no ha depreciado el material ni las ideas de las que nació la tremenda autobiografía de Agustín. ... Leer resumen completo

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MOBY DICK O LA BALLENA BLANCA
AUTOR-EDITOR, 2002

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El tema principal de la obra Moby Dick es el conflicto entre el capitán Ahab, patrón del ballenero Pequod, y la gran ballena blanca que le arrancó las piernas al capitán a la altura de la rodilla. Ahab, ávido de venganza, se lanza con toda su tripulación a una desesperada búsqueda de su enemigo.

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ALCOTT: LITTLE WOMEN; LITTLE MEN; JO S BOYS
Fecha Lanzamiento: 28/04/2005
ALCOTT
THE LIBRARY OF AMERICA, 2005

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"Set in a small New England town during the Civil War years and Reconstruction, Little Women; or, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy (1868-69) introduces Alcott's remarkable heroines, the March sisters, and above all her alter ego Jo March, with her literary ambition and independent spirit. The novel chronicles the episodes, large and s mall, of the sisters' progress toward adulthood: their amateur theatricals, sibling rivalries and reconciliations, friendships and romance, lessons about work and charity, and the loss of loved ones." "Little Men: Life at Plumfield with Jo's Boys (1871) extends the March family saga. Jo - now married to the good-natured Professor Bhaer, and with sons of her own - has become the unflappable matron of an extended family at Plumfield, a school the Bhaers have founded with Aunt March's legacy. Jo's rambunctious youngsters grow up in an atmosphere full of high spirits and misadventure - a world enlivened by Alcott's unique powers of observation and sympathy." In Jo's Boys, and How They Turned Out (1886), her final novel, Alcott returns to the familiar precincts of Plumfield. Ten years later, Jo's pupils have started to make their way in the world, and find themselves tested: Josie longs to be an actress; Emil, now a sailor, is shipwrecked; Dan, out West, lands in prison; Nat, studying music in Germany, in tempted into living beyond his means. Faced with new obstacles, they look back on the lessons learned at home, and begin to appreciate the real value of their Plumfield education. ... Leer resumen completo

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