Ana Maria Shua was born in Buenos Aries, Argentina and has published over 40 books including novel, short stories, sudden fictions, and poetry. Her work has been translated into over twelve languages and she has received numerious national and international awards. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship for her collection, The Book of Memories. Rhonda Dahl Buchanan is a professor of Spanish and Director of Latin American Studies at teh University of Louisville, KY and the recipient of a 2006 NEA translation fellowship. Her other books of translation include The Entre Rios Trilogy by Argentine writer Perla Suez, and the forthcoming The Secret Gardens of Mogador by Mexican writer Alberto Ruy Sanchez. Luci Mistratov, was born Lyudmila Mistratova in Kaliningrad, Russia, and holds a Ph.D. in Art Education from the Kaliningrad State University. She has illustrated many books of fiction and biology, and has taught art classes and won awards in numerous national and international exhibitions in Europe and the United States. Presently, she is a Scholar-in-Residence for the
Being able to speak a little of the local language enhances any trip abroad, and this beginner-level Latin American Spanish audio course contains all the key travel phrases you need to communicate with confidence....
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Newly revised and updated, the Spanish-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary is a quick and intuitive way to learn and recall everyday words in Spanish.The Spanish-English Bilingual Visual Dictionary introduces a range of useful current vocabulary in thematic order, using full-color photographs and artworks to display and label all the elements of everyday life ? from the home and office to sport,...
Oxford Take Off in Spanish provides you with an innovative way of learning Spanish. All audio content is available as mp3 download and on CD. A clearly laid-out coursebook, practice audio and a 2-in-1 travel dictionary and phrasebook give you flexibility to learn in your own time, while at home or on the move.
Whether writing of insomnia from a mosquito's point of view or showing us what happens after the princess kisses the frog, Ana Maria Shua, in these fleet and incandescent stories, is nothing if not pithy - except, of course, wildly entertaining. Some as short as a sentence, these microfictions have been selected and translated from four different books.
A collection of poems examines not being allowed to have a pet, doctor's and dentist's appointments, mornings, bathing, haircuts, unwanted gifts, car trips, being told what not to do, and other situations that children dislike.
Dystopian fantasy, political parable, morality tale - however one reads it, this novel is first and foremost pure Ana Maria Shua, a work of fiction like no other and a dark pleasure to read. Shua, an Argentinian writer widely celebrated throughout Latin America, frames her complex drama in deceptively simple, straightforward prose.
An introduction to Greek mythology retells the stories of the origins of the universe, the deeds of the Titans, the adventures of the major heroes and heroines, and the Trojan War, and profiles the chief gods and goddesses.
Xbox videogamer cholo cyberpunks. Infants who read before they talk. Vatos locos, romancing abuelos, border crossers and border smugglers, transvestites, drug kingpins, philosophically musing tweens, and so much more. The stories in this bilingual prose-art collection touch on the universals of romance, family, migration and expulsion, and everyday life in all its zany configurations.
Fiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Translated from the Spanish by Steven J. Stewart. "Ana María Shua's microfictions reveal oneiric universes, multiform realties, secret worlds with the unlikely coherence of the absurd, the amorphous logic of the imagination. They are characterized by the most unique form of concise language and the omnipresence of humor."?Raúl Brasca
Ana Maria Shua's brilliantly dark satire transports readers to a dystopic future Argentina where gangs of ad hoc marauders and professional thieves roam the streets while the wealthy purchase security behind fortified concrete walls and the elderly cower in their apartments in fear of being whisked off to state-mandated ""convalescent"" homes, never to return.
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