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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

The Book of Fortune and Prudence

  • Filename: the-book-of-fortune-and-prudence.
  • ISBN: 9789027271051
  • Release Date: 2013-09-25
  • Number of pages: 116
  • Author: Bernat Metge
  • Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing



These new translations of Bernat Metge’s Libre de Fortuna e Prudència (1381) into Spanish (verse) and English (prose) make this key early work by 14th-century Catalonia’s most challenging writer available to the wider audience it has longed deserved. As with Metge’s masterwork, Lo somni (The Dream), recently translated by Cortijo Ocaña and Elisabeth Lagresa (Benjamins, 2013), the writing of The Book of Fortune and Prudence seems to have been precipitated by a larger crisis in Catalan society, in this case, an all-too-familiar-sounding banking crisis. Drawing on sources ranging from Boethius, to the Roman de la Rose to Arthurian fable, Metge unveils the workings of the world through his two allegorical women, Fortune (good and bad) and Prudence, in a search for consolation in the midst of inexplicable reversals of fortune--those of others, and perhaps his own. But as in the Somni, Metge refuses here to offer pat solutions to the crises of his day, offering what is perhaps one of our earliest glimpses of the impact of new ideas coming from Italy in the Iberian Peninsula. The work is written in the popular noves rimades form (octosyllabic rhymed couplets) in the challenging mix of Occitan and Catalan common to verse writing in 14th century Catalonia. Cortijo’s and Martines’s tri-lingual edition, together with its fine introduction and notes, is an extremely valuable contribution as it makes this unduly neglected text of the later Iberian Middle Ages available for students and other readers in a broadly accessible, yet scholarly, form. (Prof. John Dagenais, UCLA)

Cloud Atlas

  • Filename: cloud-atlas.
  • ISBN: 0307483045
  • Release Date: 2008-12-10
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Author: David Mitchell
  • Publisher: Random House



By the New York Times bestselling author of The Bone Clocks | Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize | Includes a new Afterword by David Mitchell A postmodern visionary and one of the leading voices in twenty-first-century fiction, David Mitchell combines flat-out adventure, a Nabokovian love of puzzles, a keen eye for character, and a taste for mind-bending, philosophical and scientific speculation in the tradition of Umberto Eco, Haruki Murakami, and Philip K. Dick. The result is brilliantly original fiction as profound as it is playful. In this groundbreaking novel, an influential favorite among a new generation of writers, Mitchell explores with daring artistry fundamental questions of reality and identity. Cloud Atlas begins in 1850 with Adam Ewing, an American notary voyaging from the Chatham Isles to his home in California. Along the way, Ewing is befriended by a physician, Dr. Goose, who begins to treat him for a rare species of brain parasite. . . . Abruptly, the action jumps to Belgium in 1931, where Robert Frobisher, a disinherited bisexual composer, contrives his way into the household of an infirm maestro who has a beguiling wife and a nubile daughter. . . . From there we jump to the West Coast in the 1970s and a troubled reporter named Luisa Rey, who stumbles upon a web of corporate greed and murder that threatens to claim her life. . . . And onward, with dazzling virtuosity, to an inglorious present-day England; to a Korean superstate of the near future where neocapitalism has run amok; and, finally, to a postapocalyptic Iron Age Hawaii in the last days of history. But the story doesn’t end even there. The narrative then boomerangs back through centuries and space, returning by the same route, in reverse, to its starting point. Along the way, Mitchell reveals how his disparate characters connect, how their fates intertwine, and how their souls drift across time like clouds across the sky. As wild as a videogame, as mysterious as a Zen koan, Cloud Atlas is an unforgettable tour de force that, like its incomparable author, has transcended its cult classic status to become a worldwide phenomenon. Praise for Cloud Atlas “[David] Mitchell is, clearly, a genius. He writes as though at the helm of some perpetual dream machine, can evidently do anything, and his ambition is written in magma across this novel’s every page.”—The New York Times Book Review “One of those how-the-holy-hell-did-he-do-it? modern classics that no doubt is—and should be—read by any student of contemporary literature.”—Dave Eggers “Wildly entertaining . . . a head rush, both action-packed and chillingly ruminative.”—People “The novel as series of nested dolls or Chinese boxes, a puzzle-book, and yet—not just dazzling, amusing, or clever but heartbreaking and passionate, too. I’ve never read anything quite like it, and I’m grateful to have lived, for a while, in all its many worlds.”—Michael Chabon “Cloud Atlas ought to make [Mitchell] famous on both sides of the Atlantic as a writer whose fearlessness is matched by his talent.”—The Washington Post Book World “Thrilling . . . One of the biggest joys in Cloud Atlas is watching Mitchell sashay from genre to genre without a hitch in his dance step.”—Boston Sunday Globe “Grand and elaborate . . . [Mitchell] creates a world and language at once foreign and strange, yet strikingly familiar and intimate.”—Los Angeles Times From the Trade Paperback edition.

Love in Lowercase

  • Filename: love-in-lowercase.
  • ISBN: 9780143128212
  • Release Date: 2016-01-26
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Francesc Miralles
  • Publisher: Penguin Books



This translation "first published in Great Britain under the title Love in small letters by Alma Books Limited, 2014"--Title page verso.

Monturiol s Dream

  • Filename: monturiol-s-dream.
  • ISBN: UVA:X004806056
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 338
  • Author: Matthew Stewart
  • Publisher: Pantheon



Chronicles the story of the nineteenth-century engineer responsible for the world's first fully operational steam-powered submarine and describes his intentions, his early inspirations, and the problems that complicated his efforts.

A History of Medieval Spain

  • Filename: a-history-of-medieval-spain.
  • ISBN: 9780801468711
  • Release Date: 2013-04-15
  • Number of pages: 736
  • Author: Joseph F. O'Callaghan
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press



Medieval Spain is brilliantly recreated, in all its variety and richness, in this comprehensive survey. Likely to become the standard work in English, the book treats the entire Iberian Peninsula and all the people who inhabited it, from the coming of the Visigoths in the fifth century to the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella. Integrating a wealth of information about the diverse peoples, institutions, religions, and customs that flourished in the states that are now Spain and Portugal, Joseph F. O'Callaghan focuses on the continuing attempts to impose political unity on the peninsula. O'Callaghan divides his story into five compact historical periods and discusses political, social, economic, and cultural developments in each period. By treating states together, he is able to put into proper perspective the relationships among them, their similarities and differences, and the continuity of development from one period to the next. He gives proper attention to Spain's contacts with the rest of the medieval world, but his main concern is with the events and institutions on the peninsula itself. Illustrations, genealogical charts, maps, and an extensive bibliography round out a book that will be welcomed by scholars and student of Spanish and Portuguese history and literature, as well as by medievalists, as the fullest account to date of Spanish history in the Middle Ages.

Sushi Chef Sukiyabashi Jiro

  • Filename: sushi-chef-sukiyabashi-jiro.
  • ISBN: 9781942993285
  • Release Date: 2016-05-24
  • Number of pages: 266
  • Author: Shinzo Satomi
  • Publisher: Kodansha USA



Revered restaurateur Jiro’s extended chat on all things sushi shocked the industry and aficionados alike when it was first published in 1997 and has remained indispensable over the years thanks to his nonchalant revelation of top trade secrets. While first and last things cannot be so easily taught and the Sukiyabashi experience has stayed as unique as he warned with a wink, it is no exaggeration to call this book, finally available in English, the Bible of sushi chefs. Based on countless interviews over an extended period by a critic who had been better known for his comfort food expertise, marvelously retaining the maestro’s pleasantly down-to-earth voice, and amply illustrated with color photos, here is a belated surprise gift to all serious lovers of sushi who must rely on the vernacular.

Quaderns per pintar Gaud i el Modernisme

  • Filename: quaderns-per-pintar-gaud-i-el-modernisme.
  • ISBN: 9788498834284
  • Release Date: 2011-09-07
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Montserrat Ginesta Clavell
  • Publisher: L'Abadia de Montserrat



En aquests quaderns hi trobaràs dibuixos dels edificis de Gaudí i d'altres arquitectes del Modernisme. Tots els pots visitar a Barcelona. Pinta'ls i de passada, practica idiomes!

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