AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! On her twelfth birthday, Sierva Maria – the only child of a decaying noble family in an eighteenth-century South American seaport – is bitten by a rabid dog. Believed to be possessed, she is brought to a convent for observation. And into her cell stumbles Father Cayetano Delaura, who has already dreamed about a girl with hair trailing after her like a bridal train. As he tends to her with holy water and sacramental oils, Delaura feels something shocking begin to occur. He has fallen in love – and it is not long until Sierva Maria joins him in his fevered misery. Unsettling and indelible, Of Love and Other Demons is an evocative, majestic tale of the most universal experiences known to woman and man.
Presents a series of stories about men and women who, representing both medical and literary oddities, raise fundamental questions about the nature of reality
Michel Foucault examines the archeology of madness in the West from 1500 to 1800 - from the late Middle Ages, when insanity was still considered part of everyday life and fools and lunatics walked the streets freely, to the time when such people began to be considered a threat, asylums were first built, and walls were erected between the "insane" and the rest of humanity.
Offers advice for women of all ages on topics such as how to remove stains, escape a swarm of bees, make a little black dress out of a garbage bag, forecast the weather, and seduce a man.
A life skills handbook for boys of all ages contains tutorials on such topics as spoon-bending, cowboy ropecraft, making invisible ink, using a watch as a compass, mowing a lawn, bull-fighting, and cooking breakfast.
100 Ways to Laugh
Author: Zents Sowunmi
A compilation of jokes.
Publisher: Panarea Digital
Mafalda, la niña de 6 años que ha enamorado millones de corazones en América Latina y el mundo, llega a Google Play con su gusto por los Beatles, los panqueques y la lectura, la tele (menos la series), correr al aire libre y jugar a los cowboys. Este personaje ha sido inspiración de muchos, otros tantos aprendieron a leer con ella. Mafalda es un símbolo de libertad y de los derechos del niño; ella odia la sopa y no soporta la injusticia, la guerra, la violencia y el racismo. Le gustaría trabajar en la ONU cuando sea grande para ayudar al mundo. Es contestataria e inocente a la vez, una combinación que seguro te atraerá. Las reflexiones que plantea y los valores que enseña, son buenas razones para leer sus tiras cómicas en familia. Descarga y comparte sus 11 libros, ahora disponibles para Google Play. Que la disfrutes.
The Sinner's Guide
Author: Venerable Louis of Grenada
Publisher: TAN Books
The author of this book was the favorite writer of St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. Vincent de Paul, etc. St. Teresa of Avila credited this book with having converted over a million people in her time. This is the most persuasive book we know to encourage people to abandon sin and embrace repentance and virtue. The logic is relentless and effective. For mastery of subject, command of Scripture and total impact on the reader, no book surpasses The Sinner's Guide! Impr.
This book provides an innovative approach to the Hispano-Roman Christian poet Prudentius and his poetry. It is a breakthrough in Prudentian scholarship which unifies the differing disciplines of history, archaeology, literature and art history in arguing that Prudentius and his envisaged Spanish audience cannot be fully understood in isolation from their environment in late fourth- and early fifth-century Spain. Paula Hershkowitz focuses on Prudentius' Peristephanon, his collection of verses celebrating the deaths of martyrs, and places these poems within the context of Prudentius' world, uniquely employing material, visual and textual remains as evidence for its religious, social and cultural affiliations. It also draws on this material evidence to contextualise Prudentius' awareness of the significance of the visual as a means of promoting beliefs against the background of this crucial formative period in religious history when many of his Spanish audience were not yet fully committed to the Christian faith.
Mafalda and Friends
Publisher: De LA Flor S.R.L. Ediciones
Metaphors of Masculinity
Author: Stanley Brandes
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
In the Andalusian communities throughout the olive-growing region of southeastern Spain men show themselves to be primarily concerned with two problems of identity: their place in the social hierarchy, and the maintenance of their masculinity in the context of their culture. In this study of projective behavior as found in the folklore of an Andalusian town, Stanley Brandes is careful to support psychological interpretations with ethnographic evidence. His emphasis on male folklore provides a timely complement to current research on women.
In many respects this book, first published in 1961, marked a somewhat radical departure from contemporary historical writings. It is neither a constitutional nor a political history, but a historical definition and explanation of the main features which characterised the three kinds of government which can be discerned in the Middle Ages – government by the Pope, the King, the People. The author’s enviable knowledge of the sources – clerical, secular, legal, constitutional, liturgical, literary – as well as of modern literature enables him to demonstrate the principles upon which the papal government, the royal government, and the government of the people rested. He shows how the traditional theocratic forms of government came to be supplanted by forms of government based on the will of the people. Although concerned with the Middle Ages, the book also contains much that is of topical interest to the discerning student of modern institutions. Medieval history is made understandable to modern man by modern methods.
Author: Arnold Bennett