La Reina Descal A

Author: Ildefonso Falcones
Publisher: ROSA VENTS
ISBN: 8401388872
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A l'Espanya del segle XVIII, una commovedora història d'amistat, passió i venjança uneix dues veus de dona en un cant colpidor per la llibertat. Gener de 1748. Una dona negra deambula pels carrers de Sevilla. Ha deixat un fill i un passat d'esclava a Cuba. La Caridad, que ja no té un amo, però tampoc un lloc on aixoplugar-se, es topa amb la Milagros Carmona, una gitana jove de Triana que té la sang de la rebel·lia i l'art dels de la seva ètnia a les venes. Entre sarabandes i fandangos, la gitana confessa a la seva nova amiga l'amor per en Pedro García, l'home ben plantat i arrogant de qui la separen antics greuges entre les dues famílies. La Caridad, per la seva banda, s'esforça a reprimir els sentiments envers en Melchor Vega, l'avi de la Milagros, un home desafiador, bergant i seductor, encara que també ferm defensor de l'honor i la lleialtat. Quan un mandat reial condemna a la proscripció tots els gitanos del regne, la vida de la Milagros i de la Caridad prenen un gir tràgic. Tot i que els seus camins se separen, el destí els tornarà a unir a un Madrid on conflueixen contrabandistes i còmics, nobles i villans; un Madrid que es rendeix a la passió que emana de les veus d'aquella raça de prínceps descalços. Ildefonso Falcones ens proposa un viatge a una època apassionant, tenyida de prejudicis i intoleràncies. Des de Sevilla fins a Madrid, des del tumultuós bullici de la gitaneria fins als teatres senyorials de la capital, els lectors penetraran en un fresc històric poblat de personatges que viuen, estimen, pateixen i es barallen per allò que creuen just. Reflex fidel d#uns homes i d'unes dones que no van acotar el cap i que van alçar la veu per enfrontar-se a l'ordre establert. Ressenya: «Falcones s'ha consagrat com l'autor espanyol de novel·la històrica més venut arreu del món.» El País

The American Alpine Journal

Author: American Alpine Club
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9780930410711
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This latest volume of climbing's 'journal of record' offers the most complete picture available of who did what in 2000. More than 150 photos, maps, and topos.

Crown Of Splendor

Author: Michael Freeman
Publisher: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1594675856
Size: 42.26 MB
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To The Field Of Stars

Author: Kevin A. Codd
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802825923
Size: 26.62 MB
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"I am about to share here a story about stars that dance. . . . If the very thought of seeing stars dance piques your curiosity at some deep level of your soul, then pay attention to what follows, for the walk to the Field of Stars, to Santiago de Compostela, is a journey that has the power to change lives forever." -- from the introduction "Pilgrimage" is a strange notion to our modern, practical minds. How many of us have walked to a distant holy place in order to draw nearer to God? Yet the pilgrimage experience is growing these days in various parts of the world. Seeking to take stock of his life, Kevin Codd set out in July 2003 on a pilgrimage that would profoundly change his life. To the Field of Stars tells the fascinating story of his unusual spiritual and physical journey on foot across Spain to Santiago de Compostela, the traditional burial place of the apostle James the Greater. Each brief chapter chronicling Codd's thirty-five-day trek is dedicated to one or two days on the road. Codd shares tales of other pilgrims, his own changes of perspective, and his challenges and triumphs along the way -- all told with a disarming candor. Seen through the eyes of a Catholic priest who honors the religious worldview that originally gave rise to these medieval odysseys, "pilgrimage" comes to life and takes on new meaning in these pages.

Translation And The Problem Of Sway

Author: Douglas Robinson
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9027286825
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In Translation and the Problem of Sway Douglas Robinson offers the concept of "sway" to bring together discussion of two translational phenomena that have traditionally been considered in isolation, i.e. norms and errors: norms as ideological pressures to conform to the source text, and deviations from the source text as driven by ideological pressures to conform to some extratextual authority. The two theoretical constructs around which the discussion of translational sway is organized are Peirce's "interpretant" as rethought by Lawrence Venuti and "narrativity" as rethought by Mona Baker. Robinson offers a series of “friendly amendments” to both, looking closely at specific translation histories (Alex. Matson to and from Finnish, two English translations of Dostoevsky) as well as theoretical models from Aristotle to Peirce to expand the range and power of these concepts. In addition to translation and interpreting scholars this book will be of interest to scholars of communication and social interaction.

The Glass Casket

Author: McCormick Templeman
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 0449813150
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Death hasn't visited Rowan Rose since it took her mother when Rowan was only a little girl. But that changes one bleak morning, when five horses and their riders thunder into her village and through the forest, disappearing into the hills. Days later, the riders' bodies are found, and though no one can say for certain what happened in their final hours, their remains prove that whatever it was must have been brutal. Rowan's village was once a tranquil place, but now things have changed. Something has followed the path those riders made and has come down from the hills, through the forest, and into the village. Beast or man, it has brought death to Rowan's door once again. Only this time, its appetite is insatiable. A YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Pick [STAR] "With stylish prose, richly developed characters and well-realized worldbuilding, Templeman plumbs archetypes of folklore to create a compelling blend of mythic elements and realistic teen experience."-Kirkus Reviews, Starred [STAR] "This has both the stylish beauty of those [classic fairy] tales and the chilling darkness that makes them timeless."-The Bulletin, Starred “The legion of Maggie Stiefvater fans out there ought to look this way.”-Booklist From the Hardcover edition.

La Reina

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Grandma Harrington And The Queen S Wardrobe

Author: J (Johannes) Froebel-Parker
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477288198
Size: 55.40 MB
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Froebel-Parker's book about paternal and maternal Harrington ancestors is the second book dedicated to his "Ahnentafel." Friedrich and the First Kindergarten dealt with his ancestor, Friedrich Froebel, founder of the first kindergarten. In Grandma Harrington and the Queen's Wardrobe, Froebel-Parker recounts the story of Mary Rogers, Lady Harrington, wife of Queen Elizabeth I’s favorite godson and recipient of many gowns from the queen’s royal wardrobe. He sews the connections between the Harringtons and Tudors into little Robert Harrington’s journey to the Massachusetts Bay Colony as part of the Winthrop Fleet in 1630.