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Catalonia A Cultural History

Author : Michael Eaude
ISBN : 9781908493248
Genre : Travel
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Squeezed between more powerful France and Spain, Catalonia has endured a violent history. Its medieval empire that conquered Naples, Sicily and Athens was crushed by Spain. Its geography, with the Pyrenees falling sharply to the rugged Costa Brava, is tormented, too. Michael Eaude traces this history and its monuments: Roman Tarragona, celebrated by the poet Martial; Greek Empuries, lost for centuries beneath the sands; medieval Romanesque architecture in the Vall de Boi churches (a World Heritage Site) and Poblet and Santes Creus monasteries. He tells the stories of several of Catalonia’s great figures: Abbot Oliva, who brought Moorish learning to Europe, the ruthless mercenary, Roger de Flor, and Verdaguer, handsome poet-priest. Catalonia is famous today for its twentieth-century art. This book focuses on the revolutionary Art Nouveau buildings (including the Sagrada Familia) of Antoni Gaudi. It also explores the region’s artistic legacy: the young Picasso painting Barcelona’s vibrant slums; Salvador Dali, inspired by the twisted rocks of Cap de Creus to paint his landscapes of the human mind; and Joan Miro, discovering the colours of the red earth at Montroig.
Category: Travel

A Companion To Catalan Literature

Author : Arthur Terry
ISBN : 185566089X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The first and only guide in English to the influential body of Catalan literature, from the middle ages to the present day.
Category: Literary Criticism


Author : Richard Burton
ISBN : 1902669630
Genre : Prague (Czech Republic)
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A treasure house of Gothic, baroque and modernist architecture, Prague is also a city of icons and symbols: statues, saints and signs reveal a turbulent history of religious and cultural conflict. As Kafka's nightmare city and home of the Good Soldier Svejk, the Czech capital also produced two of the twentieth century's emblematic writers. Richard Burton explores this metropolis of theatrical allusion, in which politics and drama have always been intertwined. His interpretation of the city's cultural past and present encompasses opera and rock music, puppetry and cinema, surrealism and socialist realism.
Category: Prague (Czech Republic)


Author : Richard D. E. Burton
ISBN : 1566564905
Genre : History
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A treasure house of gothic, baroque, and modernist architecture, Prague is also a city of icons and symbols. Burton explores this metropolis of theatrical illusion, where politics and drama intertwine. Illustrations.
Category: History

A Companion To Catalan Culture

Author : Dominic Keown
ISBN : 9781855662278
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Why Catalans insist on their identity.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Comparative History Of Literatures In The Iberian Peninsula

Author : Fernando Cabo Aseguinolaza
ISBN : 9789027234575
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"A Comparative History of Literatures in the Iberian Peninsula" is the second comparative history of a new subseries with a regional focus, published by the Coordinating Committee of the International Comparative Literature Association. As its predecessor for East-Central Europe, this two-volume history distances itself from traditional histories built around periods and movements, and explores, from a comparative viewpoint, a space considered to be a powerful symbol of inter-literary relations. Both the geographical pertinence and its symbolic condition are obviously discussed, when not even contested.Written by an international team of researchers who are specialists in the field, this history is the first attempt at applying a comparative approach to the plurilingual and multicultural literatures in the Iberian Peninsula. The aim of comprehensiveness is abandoned in favor of a diverse and extensive array of key issues for a comparative agenda."A Comparative History of Literatures in the Iberian Peninsula" undermines the primacy claimed for national and linguistic boundaries, and provides a geo-cultural account of literary inter-systems which cannot otherwise be explained.
Category: Literary Criticism

New Spain New Literatures

Author : Luis Martin-Estudillo
ISBN : 9780826517258
Genre : History
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Hispanic Studies; Literature; Latin American Studies.
Category: History

Catalan Women Writers And Artists

Author : Kathryn Everly
ISBN : 0838755305
Genre : Literary Collections
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Paul Ilie's theories of internal exile as well as Michel Foucault and Julia Kristeva on the problems of subjectivity guide the readings of the visual and verbal texts."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Literary Collections

Spanish Literature A Very Short Introduction

Author : Jo Labanyi
ISBN : 9780199208050
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This Very Short Introduction introduces the ways in which Spanish literature has been read, in and outside Spain, explaining misconceptions, outlining the insights of recent scholarship, and suggesting new readings. It explores the relationship between Spanish literature and modernity and issues of gender and sexuality.
Category: Literary Criticism