The Maias by Eça de Queirós

The Maias
  • Title : The Maias
  • Author : Eça de Queirós
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  • Pages : 714
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'The Maias' depicts the declining fortunes of a landowning family over three generations as they are gradually undermined by hypocrisy, complacency and sexual licence.


The Maias by Eca de Queirós

The Maias
  • Title : The Maias
  • Author : Eca de Queirós
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  • Pages : 633
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Ecological Diversity in Sustainable Development by Chris Maser

Ecological Diversity in Sustainable Development
  • Title : Ecological Diversity in Sustainable Development
  • Author : Chris Maser
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781566703772
  • Pages : 432
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  • Language : English
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Our world is filled with unseen wonders - the most phenomenal of which is the often hidden beauty of the diversity that surrounds us. Apart from the beauty diversity brings to our lives, it is also absolutely necessary to the sustainability of life itself. The importance of diversity is overlooked in the social realm, yet decisions made in that realm affect all of society for generations. Planners tend to ignore ecological diversity because they don't understand it. Ecological Diversity in Sustainable Development: The Vital and Forgotten Dimension makes that clear. The author tackles this difficult problem: how are we to maintain sustainable diversity in the Earth's ecosystems and our cultural systems? He provides examples of how natural and cultural diversity have been reduced by altering the linkages between climate, soil, water, air, forests, animals, and people. The book is divided into three parts. Part one examines diversity as it is found in nature, part two considers how culture affects diversity through its evolution, and part three explores the diversity of Nature as seen through culture in an attempt to guide culture toward social/environmental sustainability. Anyone who is interested in the quality of life on Earth will want this book. Maser writes in easy-to-read lucid prose, providing a holistic overview of environmental issues that 21st century decision makers must address in shaping our destiny.


Identity Mediations in Latin American Cinema and Beyond by Cecilia Nuria Gil Mariño,Laura Miranda

Identity Mediations in Latin American Cinema and Beyond
  • Title : Identity Mediations in Latin American Cinema and Beyond
  • Author : Cecilia Nuria Gil Mariño,Laura Miranda
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1527539857
  • Pages : 405
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The appearance of sound film boosted entertainment circuits around the world, drawing cultural cartographies that forged images of spaces, nations and regions. By the late 1920s and early ‘30s, film played a key role in the configuration of national and regional cultural identities in incipient mass markets. Over the course of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, this transmedia logic not only went unthreatened, but also intensified with the arrival of new media and the development of new technologies. In this respect, this book strikes a dialogue between analyses that reflect the flows and transits of music, films and artists, mainly in the Ibero-American space, although it also features essays on Soviet and Asian cinema, with a view to exploring the processes of configuration of cultural identities. As such, this work views national borders as flexible spaces that permit an exploration of the appearance of transversal relations that are part of broader networks of circulation, as well as economic, social and political models beyond the domestic sphere.


The Literary and Cultural Reception of Charles Darwin in Europe by Thomas F. Glick,Elinor Shaffer

The Literary and Cultural Reception of Charles Darwin in Europe
  • Title : The Literary and Cultural Reception of Charles Darwin in Europe
  • Author : Thomas F. Glick,Elinor Shaffer
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • ISBN Code : 1780937121
  • Pages : 656
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Beyond his pivotal place in the history of scientific thought, Charles Darwin's writings and his theory of evolution by natural selection have also had a profound impact on art and culture and continue to do so to this day. The Literary and Cultural Reception of Charles Darwin in Europe is a comprehensive survey of this enduring cultural impact throughout the continent. With chapters written by leading international scholars that explore how literary writers and popular culture responded to Darwin's thought, the book also includes an extensive timeline of his cultural reception in Europe and bibliographies of major translations in each country.


The Maias by Eça de Queirós,Ann Stevens

The Maias
  • Title : The Maias
  • Author : Eça de Queirós,Ann Stevens
  • Publisher : Penguin Classics
  • ISBN Code : 9780140446944
  • Pages : 633
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Eca de Queiros was Portugal's greatest nineteenth-century novelist, whose works brilliantly evoke -- and condemn -- the rapidly changing society of his times. The Maias (1888) depicts the declining fortunes of a landowning family over three generations as they are gradually undermined by hypocrisy, complacency, and sexual license. With a vivid, comprehensive portrayal of nineteenth-century Portuguese politics and social history, Eca creates a kind of comedie humaine that, despite the force of its social satire and its damning critique of the Portugal from which he had exiled himself, is a supreme work of humor and irony. The author was a diplomat who traveled widely, and although he claimed to be an apostle of naturalist realism, he reveals with detached irony the lethargy and decadence of his native land. The book initially attracted attention through its account of an incestuous romance, yet today we can see this as just one element in a novel whose compelling story, depth of thought, and compassion make it one of Europe's great literary masterpieces.


The Journal of Science, and Annals of Astronomy, Biology, Geology, Industrial Arts, Manufactures, and Technology by James Samuelson,William Crookes

The Journal of Science, and Annals of Astronomy, Biology, Geology, Industrial Arts, Manufactures, and Technology
  • Title : The Journal of Science, and Annals of Astronomy, Biology, Geology, Industrial Arts, Manufactures, and Technology
  • Author : James Samuelson,William Crookes
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Journal of Science by N.A

The Journal of Science
  • Title : The Journal of Science
  • Author : N.A
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The Journal of Science and Annals of Astronomy, Biology, Geology, Industrial Arts, Manufactures and Technology by N.A

The Journal of Science and Annals of Astronomy, Biology, Geology, Industrial Arts, Manufactures and Technology
  • Title : The Journal of Science and Annals of Astronomy, Biology, Geology, Industrial Arts, Manufactures and Technology
  • Author : N.A
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Genealogical Fictions by Jobst Welge

Genealogical Fictions
  • Title : Genealogical Fictions
  • Author : Jobst Welge
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • ISBN Code : 142141435X
  • Pages : 254
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Moving through time, he uncovers often-unsuspected novelistic continuities and international transformations and echoes, from Maria Edgeworth's Castle Rackrent, published in 1800, to G. Tomasi di Lampedusa's 1958 book Il Gattopardo.By revealing the "family resemblance" of novels from Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Brazil, this volume shows how genealogical narratives take on special significance in contexts of cultural periphery. Welge links private and public histories, while simultaneously integrating detailed accounts of various literary fields across the globe. In combining theories of the novel, recent discussions of cultural geography, and new approaches to genealogical narratives, Genealogical Fictions addresses a significant part of European and Latin American literary history in which texts from different national cultures illuminate each other in unsuspected ways and reveal the repetition, as well as the variation, among them.


The Malayan Nature Journal by Gladys Le Mare

The Malayan Nature Journal
  • Title : The Malayan Nature Journal
  • Author : Gladys Le Mare
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The Disappearance of Literature by Carol Johnson

The Disappearance of Literature
  • Title : The Disappearance of Literature
  • Author : Carol Johnson
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • ISBN Code : 9789062037612
  • Pages : 123
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A Canon of Empty Fathers by Phillip Rothwell

A Canon of Empty Fathers
  • Title : A Canon of Empty Fathers
  • Author : Phillip Rothwell
  • Publisher : Bucknell University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780838756874
  • Pages : 221
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A Canon of Empty Fathers: Paternity in Portuguese Narrative is the first book-length study that analyzes the repeated and peculiar deployment of the father figure in Portuguese narratives from the nineteenth century to the present day. In it, Phillip Rothwell argues for a specifically Portuguese tendency toward what he terms empty paternity - a corruption of the Lacanian paternal function that has surfaced continuously in Portuguese culture from the fifteenth century onward.


Ten Years in Sarawak by Charles (Rajah of Sarawak),Charles Anthoni Johnson Brooke (Rajah of Sarawak)

Ten Years in Sarawak
  • Title : Ten Years in Sarawak
  • Author : Charles (Rajah of Sarawak),Charles Anthoni Johnson Brooke (Rajah of Sarawak)
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The Sarawak Museum Journal by N.A

The Sarawak Museum Journal
  • Title : The Sarawak Museum Journal
  • Author : N.A
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A Naturalist in Borneo by Robert Walter Campbell Shelford

A Naturalist in Borneo
  • Title : A Naturalist in Borneo
  • Author : Robert Walter Campbell Shelford
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  • Pages : 331
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The Living Legends by Benedict Sandin

The Living Legends
  • Title : The Living Legends
  • Author : Benedict Sandin
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  • Pages : 280
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Concerns the oral histories of various groups in Sarawak.


Lackington, Allen, & Co's. Catalogue, by Lackington, Allen and Co

Lackington, Allen, & Co's. Catalogue,
  • Title : Lackington, Allen, & Co's. Catalogue,
  • Author : Lackington, Allen and Co
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  • Pages : 518
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The Body of the Conquistador by Rebecca Earle

The Body of the Conquistador
  • Title : The Body of the Conquistador
  • Author : Rebecca Earle
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107003423
  • Pages : 265
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This fascinating history explores the dynamic relationship between overseas colonisation in Spanish America and the bodily experience of eating.


Interiors and Narrative by Estela Vieira

Interiors and Narrative
  • Title : Interiors and Narrative
  • Author : Estela Vieira
  • Publisher : Bucknell University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1611484332
  • Pages : 261
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This comparative study is the first to bring together three of the most important writers of the Luso-Hispanic nineteenth century: Machado de Assis, Eça de Queirós, and Leopoldo Alas. It offers new readings of their well-known masterpieces, while uncovering a novel literary and political significance of the interior space in realist fiction.


The Mandarin(and other stories) by Jose Maria Eca de Queiroz

The Mandarin(and other stories)
  • Title : The Mandarin(and other stories)
  • Author : Jose Maria Eca de Queiroz
  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • ISBN Code : 1907650342
  • Pages : 200
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Eça de Queiroz (1845-1900) is considered to be Portugal�s greatest novelist and one of its finest prose writers. In The Mandarin he turns his satirical eye on the sin of avarice and asks the following question: ‘In the depths of China there lives a mandarin who is richer than any king spoken of in fable or in history. You know nothing about him, not his name, his face or the silks that he wears. In order for you to inherit his limitless wealth, all you have to do is to ring the bell placed on a book by your side. In that remote corner of Mongolia, he will utter a single sigh. He will then be a corpse, and at your feet you will see gold beyond the dreams of avarice. Mortal reader, will you ring the bell?� When Teodoro, our timid, lowly narrator, says ‘Yes�, he finds that fabulous wealth brings with it unexpected problems. The three very different stories that complete the collection � ‘The Idiosyncrasies of a Young Blonde Woman�, ‘The Hanged Man� and ‘José Matías� � are all tales of obsessive love, each told with Eça�s irrepressible wit and originality. �A brilliant mischievous essay in fantasy chinoiserie, irreverently subverting the trope, created half a century earlier by Balzac in La Peau de chagrin, of the Oriental curse masquerading as a blessing. In the same Dedalus collection of Eca's short fiction lies a late gem,'Jose Matias', a love story told at a funeral by a Hegelian philosopher, in which the issue of the narrator's own relationship with reality adds a comically ambiguous layer to the tale." Jonathan Keates in The Times Literary Supplement


Global Impact of the Portuguese Language by Asela Rodríguez-Seda de Laguna

Global Impact of the Portuguese Language
  • Title : Global Impact of the Portuguese Language
  • Author : Asela Rodríguez-Seda de Laguna
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 9781412824668
  • Pages : 284
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  • Language : English
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Within the cultural and literary context of contemporary Portugal and Western literature, 1998 was unquestionably the year that Portuguese writing gained international recognition as Jos Saramago became the first Portuguese writer ever to receive the Nobel Prize in literature. Readers who had never thought about Portuguese letters began to consume his books and, most importantly, opted for expanding their reading lists to include other important writers not only from Portugal, but from Portuguese-speaking well beyond the borders of Portugal. Global Impact of the Portuguese Language is a collection of Portuguese writing that is as rich in content and broad in scope as the diversity of its topics and writing modes of its contributors. The book is divided into three major parts. Part 1, "Different Cultural Perspectives of Portuguese Writing," contains thirteen chapters in which the first and opening one, "Portugal: The New Frontier" ably sets the stage for the book by examining from a cultural perspective how Portugal, a peripheral country in the new world system, serves as a microcosm of the problems of cultural intercommunication in today's world. Subsequent chapters are grouped in three categories: "The Voices of the Writers," "Critical Approaches to Cames," and "Fictionalizing the Nation." Part 2, "Portuguese Language and Literature Outside Portugal," comprises one section devoted to the Portuguese language in Africa, followed by studies about Portuguese discoveries as part of the historical process of remembering and forging one's identity, and finally a comprehensive historical development of Portuguese writing, both in Portuguese and English, in the United States. Part 3, "Portuguese Literature and Criticism Available in English: Suggested Readings" details the recent literary happenings which point to a possible renaissance in Portuguese literary production. The concluding part of this volume offers a short, comprehensive listing of anthologies, general studies, and the most popular translations of the best of Portuguese writing from Portugal and Africa. This lively volume constitutes a first pioneering effort to contribute to a deepening appreciation and understanding of Portuguese writing. Anyone interested in ethnic writing will find this book an invaluable education resource with which to begin an exploration of Portuguese writing in the United States. Asela Rodriguez de Laguna is associate professor of Spanish and director of the Hispanic Civilization & Language Studies Program. She is the author of Notes on Puerto Rican Literature: Images and Identities: An Introduction, and editor of Images and Identities: The Puerto Rican in Two World Contexts.


Internationalizing the History of American Art by Barbara S. Groseclose,Jochen Wierich

Internationalizing the History of American Art
  • Title : Internationalizing the History of American Art
  • Author : Barbara S. Groseclose,Jochen Wierich
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • ISBN Code : 0271032006
  • Pages : 244
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  • Language : English
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"A collection of essays presenting international perspectives on the narratives and the practices grounding the scholarly study of American Art"--Provided by publisher.


Commonweal by N.A

Commonweal
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  • Author : N.A
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Report on the Administration of the Bombay Presidency by Bombay (India : State)

Report on the Administration of the Bombay Presidency
  • Title : Report on the Administration of the Bombay Presidency
  • Author : Bombay (India : State)
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Government Resolutions and Despatches of the Home Government in Important Cases of Giras &c. from 1840 ... by Valabhdas Sunderji Ved

Government Resolutions and Despatches of the Home Government in Important Cases of Giras &c. from 1840 ...
  • Title : Government Resolutions and Despatches of the Home Government in Important Cases of Giras &c. from 1840 ...
  • Author : Valabhdas Sunderji Ved
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  • Pages : N.A
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A Journey in Brazil by Louis Agassiz

A Journey in Brazil
  • Title : A Journey in Brazil
  • Author : Louis Agassiz
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  • Pages : 540
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Encyclopaedia of Iban Studies: H-N by Vinson H. Sutlive,Joanne Sutlive

Encyclopaedia of Iban Studies: H-N
  • Title : Encyclopaedia of Iban Studies: H-N
  • Author : Vinson H. Sutlive,Joanne Sutlive
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789834051327
  • Pages : 2783
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  • Language : English
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World Watch by N.A

World Watch
  • Title : World Watch
  • Author : N.A
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The Outlook by N.A

The Outlook
  • Title : The Outlook
  • Author : N.A
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European Writers by George Stade

European Writers
  • Title : European Writers
  • Author : George Stade
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780684179155
  • Pages : 612
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The Babel Guide to the Fiction of Portugal, Brazil & Africa in English Translation by Ray Keenoy,Dave Treece,Paul Hyland,David Brookshaw

The Babel Guide to the Fiction of Portugal, Brazil & Africa in English Translation
  • Title : The Babel Guide to the Fiction of Portugal, Brazil & Africa in English Translation
  • Author : Ray Keenoy,Dave Treece,Paul Hyland,David Brookshaw
  • Publisher : Boulevard Books
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 162
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  • Language : English
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The Babel guide has 150 original reviews of books by Portuguese, Brazilian and African (from Angola and Mozambique) authors available in English. Each review provides a kind of trailer for the work, with an excerpt as a taster. Alongside names such as Portugal's Jose Saramago or Brazil's Jorge Amado, a collection of other books and authors are covered like the simpatica Clarice Lispector and mystery modernist Fernando Pessoa. It includes a database of portuguese fiction translated since 1945 with original titles and current prices. This is the second in a series of accessible, illustrated guides to world fiction available in English translation. It is aimed at the general reader of fiction, travellers looking for background books, and students of European Studies, Latin American literature and culture and Portugese and African literature, post-colonial literature and as a general literary reference.


Lugano Review by N.A

Lugano Review
  • Title : Lugano Review
  • Author : N.A
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Portugal by Hellmut Wohl,Alice Wohl

Portugal
  • Title : Portugal
  • Author : Hellmut Wohl,Alice Wohl
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  • Pages : 196
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Fifty Years of Romance & Research by Charles Hose

Fifty Years of Romance & Research
  • Title : Fifty Years of Romance & Research
  • Author : Charles Hose
  • Publisher : London : Hutchinson
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 301
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  • Language : English
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British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America, the Caribbean, Portugal, and Spain by N.A

British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America, the Caribbean, Portugal, and Spain
  • Title : British Bulletin of Publications on Latin America, the Caribbean, Portugal, and Spain
  • Author : N.A
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The New Criterion by N.A

The New Criterion
  • Title : The New Criterion
  • Author : N.A
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Critical Survey of Long Fiction by Frank Northen Magill

Critical Survey of Long Fiction
  • Title : Critical Survey of Long Fiction
  • Author : Frank Northen Magill
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780893563714
  • Pages : 2396
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  • Language : English
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The Book Review Digest by N.A

The Book Review Digest
  • Title : The Book Review Digest
  • Author : N.A
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The Urologic and Cutaneous Review by N.A

The Urologic and Cutaneous Review
  • Title : The Urologic and Cutaneous Review
  • Author : N.A
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