El somni The Dream

  • Filename: el-somni-the-dream.
  • ISBN: 9788415888970
  • Release Date: 2014-07-23
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Franc Aleu
  • Publisher: Grupo Planeta Spain



A dream through twelve emotions that lead us to the table where this supper will take place, in which cuisine and video-creation are transformed into a new artistic experience. A masterpiece of art and gastronomy that breaks through the boundaries of creation to offer total perception of beauty. Conceived as a total, global work, El somni will have its version in all formats of cultural dissemination. To this end a book, the sacred icon of culture, will be published to provide an account of this multimedia art project as well as a visual record of the entire creative process and a compilation of reflections on the part of those involved, taking us through the twelve episodes of the dream of Astrid, the protagonist of this gourmet opera. Welcome to this global artistic adventure, welcome to El somni!

The Dream of Bernat Metge Del Somni d en Bernat Metge

  • Filename: the-dream-of-bernat-metge-del-somni-d-en-bernat-metge.
  • ISBN: 9789027271884
  • Release Date: 2013-05-03
  • Number of pages: 193
  • Author: Bernat Metge
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing



Lo Somni (The Dream) is a dream allegory divided into four chapters or books. It was written ca. 1399 and is considered Bernat Metge’s best work. It is extremely innovative within the context of Catalan (and Iberian Peninsular) literature of the 1300’s. It consists of a dialogue between Metge-the-character and several participants (in fact the book is a dialogue between Metge and the Classical and Biblical tradition) on the topics of the immortality of the soul, the essence of religion and the dignity and moral essence of the human being. In addition to using many Classical and medieval literary sources, Lo Somni can be considered one of the first (if not the first) Humanist books to be ever written in the Iberian Peninsula. Metge wrote Lo Somni supposedly while in prison (house arrest?) following a dubious accusation about his involvement in the death of King Joan I. Metge wrote this work as a personal defense to exonerate himself and as an attempt to gain the confidence of the new King Martí l’Humà and his wife Queen María de Luna. Lo Somni ends when Metge-the-character is awaken from his dream. This foundational work also touches upon political themes pertaining to the Crown of Aragon, literary fashion and reception of Italian humanist works at the court, as well as on matters of fashion, cultural customs, taste and style.

Brand Desire

  • Filename: brand-desire.
  • ISBN: 9781472925367
  • Release Date: 2016-10-20
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Nicholas Ind
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing



Desire is big business. If companies can create true desirability for their brands, customers will not only express preference and loyalty, they also show a willingness to act as brand champions, participate in online communities, co-create innovative ideas, and show the sort of commitment that is normally associated with fervent employees. However, desire doesn't just happen. Brands need to nurture it by offering both security and surprise. This isn't just about marketing, but rather a reflection of an organization-wide culture and perspective. Using international case studies, Brand Desire explains how companies can engage customers emotionally and create value for them. Managers can successfully build and maintain brand desire through specific strategies and tools, such as: · promoting a principles-driven organization that is grounded in its heritage and distinctive competences; · creating a supportive culture that encourages the active participation of people in brand development; · providing an opportunity for people to communicate more with each other and to encourage socialization through communities and events; and · offering outstanding experiences: being consistent in delivery, from first communications through to after-sales service and support. In a crowded sales environment, brand desire can elevate any product or service so that it stands out from the crowd – and stays there. Brand Desire demonstrates how desirable brands are about desirable experiences, and shows what companies can do to maximize those experiences for their customers.

El somni de Martina

  • Filename: el-somni-de-martina.
  • ISBN: 9781635035636
  • Release Date: 2016-03-04
  • Number of pages: 46
  • Author: Vicente Sala Moya
  • Publisher: Punto Rojo Libros



“El somni de Martina" (“El sueño de Martina”, “Martina’s dream”) planteja com a objectiu, com a "somni", la felicitat de tots els xiquets i xiquetes del món. No cal recordar la situació d"exclusió social, pobresa, esclavitud, etc. de la infància en tot el món. Mai s"ha de renunciar als somnis, a la situació ideal, per molt utòpics i inabastables que ens pareguen, si realment estos són nobles i mereixen que es convertisquen en realitat. Hi ha un eslògan de Creu Roja que diu: "No diga cal fer un món millor. Faça’l." Ressaltar també que, en "El somni de Martina", s"evidencia el paper que exercixen els iaios/es en l"educació dels seus néts. No es tracta d"una educació científica i sistemàticament programada, respon més bé a lliçons ocasionals, però amb una pedagogia i didàctica infal•libles, basades en l"afecte, el respecte i l"admiració mútua entre néts i iaios. "El somni de Martina", també pot ser un recurs didàctic en l"àrea de Llenguatge, ja que es publica en tres idiomes: valencià, castellà i anglés. Però a més, les intervencions de cada personatge i del narrador, s"escriuen en tintes de diferents colors, a fi de facilitar la seua escenificació o la seua lectura en grup.

The Reception of George Eliot in Europe

  • Filename: the-reception-of-george-eliot-in-europe.
  • ISBN: 9781441196347
  • Release Date: 2016-02-11
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Author: Elinor Shaffer
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing



George Eliot (born Mary Ann Evans, 1819-1880) was one of the most important writers of the European nineteenth century, as well as a pioneering translator of challenging and controversial Continental thinkers, and an influential editor and essayist. Although such novels of provincial life as Adam Bede, The Mill on the Floss and Middlemarch have seen her characterised as a thoroughly English writer, her reception and immersion in the literary, intellectual and political life of Europe was remarkable. Written by a team of leading international scholars, The Reception of George Eliot in Europe is the first comprehensive and systematic survey of Eliot's place in European culture. Exploring Eliot's deep knowledge of German literature and thought, her galvanizing influence on women novelists and translators in countries as diverse as Sweden and Spain, her travels in Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Lands, Italy, and Spain and her friendship with leading figures such as Mazzini, Turgenev, and Liszt, this study reveals her full stature as a cosmopolitan writer and thinker. A film of her Italian Renaissance novel Romola was one of the first to circulate in Europe. Including an historical timeline and a comprehensive bibliography of primary and secondary sources and translations, The Reception of George Eliot in Europe is an essential reference resource for anyone working in the field of Victorian Literature or the European nineteenth century.

Food Media and Contemporary Culture

  • Filename: food-media-and-contemporary-culture.
  • ISBN: 9781137463234
  • Release Date: 2016-01-26
  • Number of pages: 274
  • Author: Peri Bradley
  • Publisher: Springer



Food, Media and Contemporary Culture is designed to interrogate the cultural fascination with food as the focus of a growing number of visual texts that reveal the deep, psychological relationship that each of us has with rituals of preparing, presenting and consuming food and images of food.

Barcelona and Modernity

  • Filename: barcelona-and-modernity.
  • ISBN: 9780300121063
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 524
  • Author: William H. Robinson
  • Publisher: Yale University Press



During the years after the September Revolution of 1868, Barcelona experienced huge industrial growth and emerged as the most politically and culturally progressive city in Spain. This book examines this period, when Barcelona also reigned as one of the most dynamic centres of modernist art and architecture in Europe.

Manual of Language Acquisition

  • Filename: manual-of-language-acquisition.
  • ISBN: 9783110302257
  • Release Date: 2014-08-25
  • Number of pages: 650
  • Author: Christiane Fäcke
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG



This manual contains overviews on language acquisition and distinguishes between first- and second-language acquisition. It also deals with Romance languages as foreign languages in the world and with language acquisition in some countries of the Romance-speaking world. This reference work will be helpful for researchers, students, and teachers interested in language acquisition in general and in Romance languages in particular.

The Spanish Song Companion

  • Filename: the-spanish-song-companion.
  • ISBN: 9780810857490
  • Release Date: 2006-05-08
  • Number of pages: 268
  • Author: Jacqueline Cockburn
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press



The Spanish Song Companion is an introduction to the rich heritage of Spanish song, providing the texts of over 300 songs with parallel translations in accurate and readable English.

Dictionary of the Literature of the Iberian Peninsula

  • Filename: dictionary-of-the-literature-of-the-iberian-peninsula.
  • ISBN: 0313287325
  • Release Date: 1993-01-01
  • Number of pages: 1806
  • Author: Germán Bleiberg
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group



Compiled by more than 90 experts, this two-volume dictionary includes representatives from all major peninsular literatures: Catalan, Galician, Portuguese and Spanish. The rich history of the literary achievements in the Iberian Peninula--from historial to dramatic--can now be enjoyed by both European and American researchers. Spanning centuries, all literary titles have been followed in the text with a published translation or a literal rendering of the original. Virtually all entries have been composed by noted scholars and are complemented wherever possible by bibliographies of primary texts and selected critical studies as well as existing English translations of primary texts.

Across the Great Divide

  • Filename: across-the-great-divide.
  • ISBN: 9781443870207
  • Release Date: 2014-10-21
  • Number of pages: 259
  • Author: Christopher Townsend
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing



There’s nothing pure about modernism. For all the later critical emphasis upon “medium specificity”, modernist artists in their own times revel in the exchange of motifs and tropes from one kind of art to another; they revel in staging events where different media play crucial roles alongside each other, where different media interfere with each other, to spark new and surprising experiences for their audiences. This intermediality and multi-media activity is the subject of this important collection of essays. The authoritative contributions cover the full historical span of modernism, from its emergence in the early twentieth century to its after-shocks in the 1960s. Studies include Futurism’s struggle to create an art of noise for the modern age; the radical experiments with poetry; painting and ballet staged in Paris in the early 1920s; the relationship of poetry to painting in the work of a neglected Catalan artist in the 1930s; the importance of architecture to new conceptions of performance in 1960s “Happenings”; and the complex exchange between film, music and sadomasochism that characterises Andy Warhol's “Exploding Plastic Inevitable”.

Shakespeare in the Spanish Theatre

  • Filename: shakespeare-in-the-spanish-theatre.
  • ISBN: 9781441129383
  • Release Date: 2011-11-03
  • Number of pages: 198
  • Author: Keith Gregor
  • Publisher: A&C Black



Shakespeare in the Spanish Theatre offers an account of Shakespeare's presence on the Spanish stage, from a production of the first Spanish rendering of Jean-François Ducis's Hamlet in 1772 to the creative and controversial work of directors like Calixto Bieito and Alex Rigola in the early 21st century. Despite a largely indirect entrance into the culture, Shakespeare has gone on to become the best and known and most widely performed of all foreign playwrights. What is more, by the end of the 20th and beginning of the 21st century there have been more productions of Shakespeare than of all of Spain's major Golden Age dramatists put together. This book explores and explains this spectacular rise to prominence and offers a timely overview of Shakespeare's place in Spain's complex and vibrant culture.

Voices and Visions

  • Filename: voices-and-visions.
  • ISBN: 1575910187
  • Release Date: 1999
  • Number of pages: 279
  • Author: Kathleen McNerney
  • Publisher: Susquehanna University Press



The volume gives an excellent overall view of Rodoreda's poetry in the original and in translation, her short stories and novels. A completely annotated, cross-indexed bibliography of the critical work on Rodoreda, accompanied by an analysis of the current state of criticism on her work is included.

Masculinity and Western Musical Practice

  • Filename: masculinity-and-western-musical-practice.
  • ISBN: 075466239X
  • Release Date: 2009
  • Number of pages: 333
  • Author: Ian D. Biddle
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.



In other disciplines within the arts and humanities, 'men's studies' is a well-established field. Musicology has only recently begun to address music's engagement with masculinity and as a result has sometimes thereby failed to recognise its own discursive misogyny. This book does not seek to cover the field comprehensively but, rather, to explore in detail some of the ways in which musical practices do the cultural work of masculinity.

The Poetry of Salvador Espriu

  • Filename: the-poetry-of-salvador-espriu.
  • ISBN: 1855661322
  • Release Date: 2006-01-01
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Author: D. Gareth Walters
  • Publisher: Tamesis Books



The first book-length study in English of the poetry of Salvador Espriu (1913-85).

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