The Gods Of Tango

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The Gods Of Tango

Author : Carolina De Robertis
ISBN : 9781101874509
Genre : Fiction
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February 1913: seventeen-year-old Leda, clutching a suitcase and her father’s cherished violin, leaves her small Italian village for a new home (and husband) halfway across the world in Argentina. Upon her arrival in Buenos Aires, Leda is shocked to find that her bridegroom has been killed. Unable to fathom the idea of returning home, she remains in this unfamiliar city, living in a commune, without friends or family, on the brink of destitution. She finally acts on a passion she has kept secret for years: mastering the violin. Leda is seduced by the music that underscores life in the city: tango, born from lower-class immigrant voices, now the illicit, scandalous dance of brothels and cabarets. Leda knows, however, that she can never play in public as a woman, so she cuts off her hair, binds her breasts, and, as a young man, joins a troupe of musicians bent on bringing tango into the salons of high society. As time progresses, the lines between Leda and her disguise will begin to blur, and feelings that she has long kept suppressed will reveal themselves, jeopardizing not only her music career but her life itself. With evocative scenery, prose suffused with the rhythms of the tango, and a deep, resonant core, De Robertis delivers her most accomplished novel yet. This eBook edition includes a Reading Group Guide.
Category: Fiction

The Bliss Delusion Tango

Author : Maria-Cristina Necula
ISBN : 9781477160473
Genre : Poetry
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From her opening verses, Maria-Cristina Necula invites the reader to get entangled in her personal tango between bliss and delusion, her souls two dance partners harmoniously entwined yet challenging each other with every elaborate tango move of her poetic perceptions. Love, religion, identity are called into question, yet the underlying feeling is one of transcendence, as if the poet were aware of a freeing reality beyond time, self and the human condition. A glimpse of nirvana? Perhaps. Or simply, an unbearably impossible longing to surpass the barriers of her own self, while fearlessly embracing and striving to understand her experiences.
Category: Poetry

Cantoras

Author : Carolina De Robertis
ISBN : 9780525521709
Genre : Fiction
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In defiance of the brutal military government that took power in Uruguay in the 1970s, and under which homosexuality is a dangerous transgression, five women miraculously find one another—and, together, an isolated cape that they claim as their own. Over the next thirty-five years, they travel back and forth from this secret sanctuary, sometimes together, sometimes in pairs, with lovers in tow or alone. Throughout it all, they will be tested repeatedly—by their families, lovers, society, and one another—as they fight to live authentic lives. A groundbreaking, genre-defining work, Cantoras is a breathtaking portrait of queer love, community, forgotten history, and the strength of the human spirit.
Category: Fiction

Radical Hope

Author : Carolina De Robertis
ISBN : 9780349010090
Genre : Literary Collections
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Letters of hope, passion and courage, written in the wake of Trump's election, from some of our best-loved writers, including Junot Díaz, Karen Joy Fowler, Mona Eltahawy, Claire Messud, Celeste Ng, Hari Kunzru and Jane Smiley. RADICAL HOPE is a collection of inspiring letters - to ancestors, to children five generations from now, to strangers in supermarket queues, to any and all who feel discouraged by contemporary politics - written by award-winning novelists, poets, political thinkers, and activists in reaction to Trump's election. Including letters by Achy Obejas, Alicia Garza, Aya de León, Boris Fishman, Carolina De Robertis, Celeste Ng, Cherríe Moraga, Chip Livingston, Claire Messud, Cristina García, Elmaz Abinader, Faith Adiele, Francisco Goldman, Hari Kunzru, iO Tillet Wright, Jane Smiley, Jeff Chang, Jewelle Gomez, Junot Díaz, Karen Joy Fowler, Kate Schatz, Katie Kitamura, Lisa See, Luis Alberto Urrea, Meredith Russo, Mohja Kahf, Mona Eltahawy, Parnaz Foroutan, Peter Orner, Reyna Grande, Roxana Robinson and Viet Thanh Nguyen.
Category: Literary Collections

From Tejano To Tango

Author : Walter Aaron Clark
ISBN : 9781136536878
Genre : Music
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Author of two books on Issac Albeniz, including Issac Albeniz: A Guide to Research (1998), Walter Aaron Clark has compiled thirteen essays that discuss the various aspects of Latin American music. The essays cover the social and political impact the music generated as well as the rhythmic development of the various genres. In this essential book, significant personalities, including Carmen Miranda, are discussed. The scope of the contributors is vast as divergent musical styles such as the Macarena dace craze, Bob Marley's reggae music and the seductive strains of the tango are analyzed.
Category: Music

Champagne Tango

Author : L. P. Streitfeld
ISBN : 0963400509
Genre : Argentina
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Category: Argentina

Tango

Author : Robert Farris Thompson
ISBN : 9780307498229
Genre : Performing Arts
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In this generously illustrated book, world-renowned Yale art historian Robert Farris Thompson gives us the definitive account of tango, "the fabulous dance of the past hundred years–and the most beautiful, in the opinion of Martha Graham.” Thompson traces tango’s evolution in the nineteenth century under European, Andalusian-Gaucho, and African influences through its representations by Hollywood and dramatizations in dance halls throughout the world. He shows us tango not only as brilliant choreography but also as text, music, art, and philosophy of life. Passionately argued and unparalleled in its research, its synthesis, and its depth of understanding, Tango: The Art History of Love is a monumental achievement. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Performing Arts

Two To Tango

Author : Harry Chijioke Ugwu
ISBN : UOM:39015061445105
Genre : Adultery
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Dick Barton Episode Iii The Tango Of Terror Dick

Author : Phil Willmott
ISBN : UOM:39015054266138
Genre : Drama
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Dick Barton, hero of the BBC's 1940's radio serial is back in this, the third of Phil Wilmott's critically acclaimed and hugely successful series of musical comedies. This show works independetly of its predecessors or as the final part of a hilarous trilogy. A ruthless Latin lover Lothario has set his sights on the women of London. No gal is safe from the swarthy continental's sultry seductions as he cha-cha-chas his wicked way into the boudoirs and jewellery boxes of Belgravia Thank heavens that square-jawed British hero, Barton, is on hand to save the dignity and diamonds of our dowagers and debutantes - but will the fancy footwork of this foreign fiend defeat him?
Category: Drama

Cue

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105118882393
Genre : Amusements
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Category: Amusements

Japan

Author : Sir Edward James Reed
ISBN : PRNC:32101018268746
Genre : Japan
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Category: Japan

The Divine Boys

Author : Laura Restrepo
ISBN : 1542003733
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From acclaimed Colombian author Laura Restrepo comes a prize-winning novel inspired by a true crime that shattered a community and exposed the dark recesses of toxic masculinity and privilege. Immune to the consequences of immorality, five privileged young men in Bogotá bond over a shared code: worship drugs and drink, exploit women, and scorn the underclass. As males, they declare the right to freedom of pleasure. As friends, only disloyalty to each other is forbidden. When a little girl from the slums disappears, the limits of a perverse and sacred bond will be tested in ways none of them could have imagined. Hauntingly true, this daringly told work of fiction explores the tragic dynamic between genders, social classes, and victim and victimizer, and between five men whose intolerable transgressions will shake the conscience of a country.
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To Dance A Tango

Author : Katrina Conway
ISBN : 0708952984
Genre : Large type books
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Tango In The City

Author : Akin Bello
ISBN : STANFORD:36105133110820
Genre : Lagos (Nigeria)
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Category: Lagos (Nigeria)

Mother God

Author : Sylvia Browne
ISBN : 1401922554
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Sylvia Browne, in her own indomitable style, again defies convention in this uniquely informative compilation of diligently researched facts and personal accounts about the premise of a female divinity—namely, the Mother God (also known as the feminine principle). Spanning time from the earliest beginnings of humankind, when the time of the "Goddess" was at its peak, to the current era, with its myriad beliefs and religions, Sylvia takes us on a journey of discovery, where she discusses the suppression of the "Mother Goddess" by the male-dominated politics of modern-day religious dogma. Using a combination of historical data and poignant and heartwarming stories revealing the power and miracles attributed to the Mother God, Sylvia leads us from the question of "Does She exist" to the logical, fact-based conclusion that She does . . . and then shows us how to call upon Her to help us in our everyday lives.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Democracy Tango

Author : Michael Morgan
ISBN : STANFORD:36105018224472
Genre : Social Science
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This text analyses the role of television in the lives of Argentine adolescents, examining its implications for such issues as political attitudes, personal and social expectations, conduct of daily lives, social knowledge, and beliefs.
Category: Social Science

Tokyo Tango

Author : Yokomori Rika
ISBN : 1585678147
Genre : Fiction
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Making her way through college with as little effort as possible, Tokyo student Saya mindlessly turns tricks with aging businessmen to support her lifestyle before embarking on a forbidden love affair with mysterious gambler Bogey, who appears to be enjoying a period of prosperity at the height of Japan's economic boom.
Category: Fiction