Pilar Garrido parte de sus propios recuerdos para hacer un recorrido por la posguerra española, con la intención de entretener al público y —con la ayuda de los dibujos de Forges—, darle un toque de humor a una infancia dura, que fue la de muchos españoles. Desde los domingos en misa, hasta los juegos infantiles, pasando por las tardes en casa tomando el té o la visita de Carmencita Martínez Bordiú al colegio, la autora ha logrado hacer un auténtico libro de historia cotidiana, ilustrado magistralmente por el genial Forges. Ésta es la microhistoria de los años que siguieron a la guerra civil, sin amargura ni sesgo alguno y sí con humor y cierta nostalgia de un tiempo a pesar de ser pobre y gris.
The Family of Pascual Duarte
Author: Camilo José Cela, Anthony Kerrigan
Publisher: Dalkey Archive Press
This book reflects the crude reality of rural Spain in Franco's time. It is full of human power and rich in social insight. Cela writes with great detail, but still maintains simplicity.
Gone with the Wind
Author: Margaret Mitchell, Pat Conroy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The turbulent romance of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler is shaped by the ravages of the Civil War and Reconstruction.
Author: Andrew DeGraff, A.D. Jameson
Publisher: Quirk Books
This beautifully illustrated atlas of beloved movies is an essential reference for cinephiles, fans of great films, and anyone who loves the art of mapmaking. Acclaimed artist Andrew DeGraff has created beautiful hand-painted maps of all your favorite films, from King Kong and North by Northwest to The Princess Bride, Fargo, Pulp Fiction, even The Breakfast Club—with the routes of major characters charted in meticulous cartographic detail. Follow Marty McFly through the Hill Valley of 1985, 1955, and 1985 once again as he races Back to the Future. Trail Jack Torrance as he navigates the corridors of the Overlook Hotel in The Shining. And join Indiana Jones on a globe-spanning journey from Nepal to Cairo to London on his quest for the famed Lost Ark. Each map is presented in an 11-by-14-inch format, with key details enlarged for closer inspection, and is accompanied by illuminating essays from film critic A. D. Jameson, who speaks to the unique geographies of each film.
The Diary of a Young Girl
Author: Anne Frank
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
Author: Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, Rick Parker
v. 1. "This volume collects issues #1 through #9 of the Dark Horse comic-book series American Gods: Shadows"
Author: Cecilia Fajardo-Hill, Andrea Giunta
This stunning reappraisal offers long overdue recognition to the enormous contribution to the field of contemporary art of women artists in Latin America and those of Latino and Chicano heritage working during a pivotal time in history. Amidst the tumult and revolution that characterized the latter half of the 20th century in Latin America and the US, women artists were staking their claim in nearly every field. This wide ranging volume examines the work of more than 100 female artists with nearly 300 works in the fields of painting, sculpture, photography, video, performance art, and other experimental media. A series of thematic essays, arranged by country, address the cultural and political contexts in which these radical artists worked, while other essays address key issues such as feminism, art history, and the political body. Drawing its design and feel from the radical underground pamphlets, catalogs, and posters of the era, this is the first examination of a highly influential period in 20th-century art history. Published in association with the Hammer Museum.
She calls attention to the hypocrisy of the system, to the image versus the reality, and to how certain watchwords like "rationing" and "restriction" went beyond their economic applications to touch on personal behavior and attitudes." "Themes she touches on in the nine chapters (and epilogue) include proper dress and behavior for women; a young woman's limited future; the influence of the Falange (Fascist) party on society and on individual behaviour; the "rebel" girl; family life; sex; cinema and the Spaniard; and courtship and the stages of relationship."
Author: Mercedes Salisachs
Through the lives of two unlikely confidants on a transatlantic flight, Salisachs explores the contemporary human experience with psychological insight and sensitivity.
The Ages of Lulu
Author: Almudena Grandes
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
At just fifteen years old, Lulu, a "round, hungry little girl," finds that her erotic cravings are already powerfully established when she is seduced by a family friend, Pablo, twelve years her senior. This initial encounter incites the violent power play that drives an adult Lulu through a series of increasingly titillating sexual exploits. Always fascinated by the thin line separating decency and morality from perversion, Lulu gains the courage to explore the darker side of her carnal desires—but as her forays become increasingly desperate, the world of illicit and dangerous sex threatens to engulf her completely. A groundbreaking novel of sexual exploration, The Ages of Lulu sparked international controversy and was an overnight sensation when it was first published in Spain fifteen years ago. It won the Sonrisa Vertical Prize for erotic fiction, and was made into a film starring Javier Bardem.
Author: Carmen Laforet
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
<I>Nada has been acclaimed as one of the best accounts of life in post-civil war Spain. It is a work that reflects the psychological and sociological effects of war on a society, particularly on its youth. It also represents the bittersweet reality of life: the price paid and the sacrifices made for personal freedom. Its setting is in 1939 Barcelona but its story is universal, for it depicts the hopes, the anxieties, and the frustrations of our time, portrayed by a young woman in search of her own identity in a society rocked by changing mores. This novel is imbued with such an array of expressionistic, impressionistic, and even some surrealistic descriptions that a literary critic states, -The finished product is a work of art, not a slice of life.- In reality, it is both of these.<BR> Although <I>Nada is narrated in the first person, Laforet compensates for the limitation of a first-person narration by interposing dialogues among characters, thus giving the reader insight into matters that would otherwise be unknown."