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The Monkey Grammarian (Paperback): Octavio. Paz The Monkey Grammarian (Paperback)
Octavio. Paz; Introduction by Ilan Stavans; Translated by Helen R Lane
R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Nobel Prize-winner Octavio Paz offers a dazzling mind journey to the sources of poetry. Poet, diplomat, writer, philosopher, hailed as an "intellectual literary one-man band" by the New York Times Book Review, Nobel Prize-winner Octavio Paz was a key figure in the Latin American Literary Renaissance and in world literature. In this entrancing work, part prose-poem and part rumination on the origins of language and the antic, erotic, sacred nature of poetry, Paz takes inspiration from Hanuman, the red-faced monkey chief and ninth grammarian of Hindu mythology. On a journey to the temple city of Galta in India-which Paz finds partially ruined in a leaf-filled countryside surrounded by forbidding hills-Hanuman's mythical encounters serve as the springboard for the poet's speculations on all manners of things, from movement and fixity to meaning and identity, the reality behind language, and the nature of nature. Images of the holy city, complete with the marauding monkeys for which it is known, constantly obtrude on his musings. Perhaps the most poetic of Paz's prose works, The Monkey Grammarian is visual: every page is rich in images, of palaces and temples, pilgrims and sadhus, and the monkey god himself. Paz's probing, crystalline prose makes this an unforgettable voyage of the mind.

Manifestoes of Surrealism (Paperback, New edition): Andre Breton Manifestoes of Surrealism (Paperback, New edition)
Andre Breton; Translated by Richard Seaver, Helen R Lane
R493 R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Save R44 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Presents the essential ideas of the founder of French surrealism

Theory of Film Practice (Paperback): Noel Burch Theory of Film Practice (Paperback)
Noel Burch; Translated by Helen R Lane
R611 R529 Discovery Miles 5 290 Save R82 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This classic in film theory, presents a systematic study of the techniques of the film medium and of their potential uses for creating formal structures in individual films such as Dovzhenko's Earth, Antonioni's La Notte, Bresson's Au Hasard Balthazar, Renoir's Nana, and Godard's Pierrot le Fou.

Originally published in 1981.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (Paperback): Mario Vargas Llosa Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (Paperback)
Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Helen R Lane
R441 R368 Discovery Miles 3 680 Save R73 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

When sexy, sophisticated, older Aunt Julia gets divorced from her Bolivian husband, she heads home to Peru in search of a new mate who can support her in high style. She finds instead her libidinous nephew Varguitas - a young, impoverished law student who works at a ramshackle radio station and aspires to be a fiction writer. Will their love survive the horror of the family? The shock of the community? The considerable difference in their ages? Meanwhile, a new, hotshot scriptwriter of racy radio soap operas, who turns out stories filled with murder, incest, rape, and perversion, has all of Peru listening in. Reality merges with fantasy as Mario Vargas Llosa juggles a madcap cast of characters and carouses through a world of forbidden passion, in a novel "The New York Times Book Review" named one of the twelve best of 1982.

Theory of Film Practice (Hardcover): Noel Burch Theory of Film Practice (Hardcover)
Noel Burch; Translated by Helen R Lane
R1,729 Discovery Miles 17 290 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This classic in film theory, presents a systematic study of the techniques of the film medium and of their potential uses for creating formal structures in individual films such as Dovzhenko's Earth, Antonioni's La Notte, Bresson's Au Hasard Balthazar, Renoir's Nana, and Godard's Pierrot le Fou. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

A Fish in the Water (Hardcover): Mario Vargas Llosa A Fish in the Water (Hardcover)
Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Helen R Lane
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Out of stock

Llosa gives his account of his ultimately unsuccessful attempt to run his country, Peru and of his own childhood and career. Llosa was born in 1936 and was one of Latin America's most important novelists.

Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (Paperback, New edition): Mario Vargos Llosa, Mario Vargas Llosa Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter (Paperback, New edition)
Mario Vargos Llosa, Mario Vargas Llosa; Translated by Helen R Lane
R100 R80 Discovery Miles 800 Save R20 (20%) Out of stock

Mario, an 18 year-old law student and radio news-editor, falls for his divorced, 32 year-old Aunt Julia. The story of their affair is interwoven with episodes from a series of radio soap-operas written by Mario's friend, Pedro Comacho

Let the Wind Speak (Paperback): Juan Carlos Onetti Let the Wind Speak (Paperback)
Juan Carlos Onetti; Translated by Helen R Lane
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Out of stock

The archetypal Onetti hero, Medina is at different times of his life a (phoney) doctor, a painter and police chief. He lives in Lavanda, across the river from Santa Maria, a town he is not allowed to enter, and therefore wants to destroy. The wind speaks and Santa Maria is devoured in flames. This is the first novel written by Onetti in exile in Spain. In it he is coming to terms with exclusion from the Santa Marias of his childhood. A bitter lament, it ends in the destruction of the object of adoration.

The Event, The (Paperback): Juan Jose Saer The Event, The (Paperback)
Juan Jose Saer; Translated by Helen R Lane
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Out of stock

London, 1855. Bianco, the magician, is at the height of his powers. His telepathic gifts have made him famous throughout Europe - the Prussian secret service want to hire him to devine the secrets of their French counterparts. At a public meeting held to consecrate his fame, Bianco is undermined by a conspiracy of the Paris positivists. Exposed as a charlatan, he is forced to flee to the pampas of Argentina where he takes up with Gina whose voluptuousness matches her promiscuity. His career destroyed, his personal life riven with jealousy, Bianco descends into madness. A fast page-turner, The Event is also an elegant reflection on the control of knowledge by the first world.

Makbara (Paperback): Juan Goytisolo Makbara (Paperback)
Juan Goytisolo; Translated by Helen R Lane
R240 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R48 (20%) Out of stock

In Arabic, the word 'Makbara' refers to those parts of North African cemeteries where young couples go to get away from their elders and hang out. A celebration of Amour Fou, Makbara reveals Goytisolo's deep love for Arabic culture seen as sensuous and lewd in contrast to the drab sterility of the West. In a series of scenes, pastiches and travelling shots, Goytisolo exposes cultural, sexual and political oppression. The author's message is of liberation through sex which, as he says, 'is above all freedom'.

Santa Evita (Paperback, 1st Vintage international ed): Tomas Eloy Martinez, Helen R Lane Santa Evita (Paperback, 1st Vintage international ed)
Tomas Eloy Martinez, Helen R Lane
R377 R358 Discovery Miles 3 580 Save R19 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

From one of Latin America's finest writers comes a mesmerizing novel about the legendary Eva Peron. Bigger than fiction, Eva Peron was the poor-trash girl who reinvented herself as a beauty, snared Argentina's dictator, reigned as uncrowned queen of the masses, and was struck down by cancer. When her desperate but foxy husband brings Europe's leading embalmer to Eva's deathbed to make her immortal, the fantastical comedy begins.

When Memory Comes - The Classic Memoir (Paperback): Saul Friedlander When Memory Comes - The Classic Memoir (Paperback)
Saul Friedlander; Introduction by Claire Messud; Translated by Helen R Lane
R338 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R60 (18%) Out of stock
When Memory Comes - The Classic Memoir (Hardcover): Saul Friedlander When Memory Comes - The Classic Memoir (Hardcover)
Saul Friedlander; Translated by Helen R Lane; Introduction by Claire Messud
R542 R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Save R99 (18%) Out of stock
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