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Understanding Julio Cortazar (Hardcover): Peter Standish Understanding Julio Cortazar (Hardcover)
Peter Standish
R1,113 R797 Discovery Miles 7 970 Save R316 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Understanding Julio Cortazar, the first comprehensive discussion of his work to be published in English in a decade, recounts the varied literary achievements of one of Latin America's most acclaimed twentieth-century writers. Taking advantage of the perspective allowed by the time that has elapsed since Cortazar's death in 1984, Peter Standish reassesses the Argentinean's oeuvre. There is considerable discussion of how Cortazar, a man whose controversial persona has often colored criticism of his work, handled the tension between aesthetic and political aims.

Standish offers a brief overview of Cortazar's life and a chronological synopsis of his works. Structuring his assessment around metaphors drawn from boxing, Standish considers Cortazar's plays, stories, novels, political and literary essays and interviews, textual accompaniments to the visual arts, and poetry. Through close readings Standish explores Cortazar's views on literary genres and the creative process. Standish also expounds upon the writer's themes, including the metaphysical anguish of his protagonists as they search for "otherness", fail to come to grips with the passage of time, and reject rational and conventional values.

A Companion to Mexican Studies (Paperback): Peter Standish A Companion to Mexican Studies (Paperback)
Peter Standish
R520 R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Save R50 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This Companion volume traces the evolution of the major creative aspects of Mexican culture from pre-Columbian times to the present. Dealing in turn with the cultures of Mesoamerica, the colonial period, the onset of independence and the modern era, the author explores Aztec arts, the role of the performing arts in the process of evangelisation, manifestations of cultural dependence, of the search for national identity, and the struggle for modernity, drawing examples from such diverse activities as architecture, painting, music, dance, literature, film and media. There is also a brief account of the distinctive characteristics of Mexican Spanish. Maps, a chronology, a bibliographical essay and a lengthy bibliography round off this comprehensive guide, making it an indispensable research tool for those seriously interested in Mexican culture. Peter Standish is Professor of Spanish at one of the divisions of the University of North Carolina system.

Culture and Customs of Mexico (Hardcover, New): Peter Standish, Steven M. Bell Culture and Customs of Mexico (Hardcover, New)
Peter Standish, Steven M. Bell
R1,449 Discovery Miles 14 490 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Mexico, with some 90 million people, holds a special place in Latin America. It is a large, complex hybrid, a bridge between North and South America, between the ancient and the modern, and between the developed and the developing worlds. Mexico's importance to the United States cannot be overstated. The two countries share historical, economic, and cultural bonds that continue to evolve. This book offers students and general readers a deeper understanding of Mexico's dynamism: its wealth of history, institutions, religion, cultural output, leisure, and social customs.

Structures of Power - Essays on Twentieth-Century Spanish-American Fiction (Paperback, New): Terry J. Peavler, Peter Standish Structures of Power - Essays on Twentieth-Century Spanish-American Fiction (Paperback, New)
Terry J. Peavler, Peter Standish
R671 Discovery Miles 6 710 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Ominous: Borders: Coffee (Paperback): Peter Standish Evans Ominous: Borders: Coffee (Paperback)
Peter Standish Evans
R253 Discovery Miles 2 530 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Set in PARIS, this thriller surges ominously through the psyche of modern Europe. Conflict is rife; danger is everywhere. You will be tempted to trawl through Paris, to drink in the bars, or smoke on dark street corners. Be warned watch your back Inspector Vasseur has his favourite table on a battered sidewalk. Alone he sits on hot summer nights, allowing his instincts to grapple with the mysterious case of innocent deaths along the River Seine. In other parts of the city, the Stalker trails her female targets, hell-bent on seduction; the Baker clings to his French traditions despite the temptations of the world around him; two beautiful women set up a coffee society one leaves the prison of her insular creativity and the other relishes life in all its forms. They bring out the very evil in some, and the pursuit of romance in others. In this tightly plotted novel, borders are stormed, emotional, sexual, and psychotic; and borders weave danger around lovers of coffee, the creative, and the finest of foods. Discover why author Peter Standish Evans holds a deserved and special place amongst the new breed of thriller writers. Ominous: Borders: Coffee will be a dog-eared and red wine stained addition to your book collection.

States of Mexico, The - A Reference Guide to History and Culture (Hardcover): Peter Standish States of Mexico, The - A Reference Guide to History and Culture (Hardcover)
Peter Standish
R1,753 Discovery Miles 17 530 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Mexico comprises 32 diverse states, and this reference is the first to succinctly profile each. Each chapter devoted to one of the states provides a contemporary snapshot of the most important information to know about the state, with essay sections on its characteristics, flora and fauna, cultural groups and languages, history, economy, social customs, arts, noteworthy places, and cuisine with representative recipes. Familiar and noteworthy names in Mexican culture are highlighted in the applicable sections. The format is perfect for students studying Spanish and travelers and general readers wanting a different angle from that provided in guidebooks and more authoritativeness than they can offer. Readers learn about the pulsing metropolis of Mexico City to the jungle isolation found in the Yucatan Peninsula.

Considering the huge political, social, and economic focus on Mexico and the number of Mexican immigrants in the United Status today, Americans need to know more about Mexico and the homeland of these new immigrants. Make this one of the sources you recommend to your patrons to get a quick yet substantial feel for the states and their people. A map and photo accompany each chapter, and the volume contains a chronology, glossary, and selected bibliography.

Culture and Customs of Mexico (Paperback): Peter Standish, Steven M. Bell Culture and Customs of Mexico (Paperback)
Peter Standish, Steven M. Bell
R717 Discovery Miles 7 170 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Mexico, with some 90 million people, holds a special place in Latin America. It is a large, complex hybrid, a bridge between North and South America, between the ancient and the modern, and between the developed and the developing worlds. Mexico's importance to the United States cannot be overstated. The two countries share historical, economic, and cultural bonds that continue to evolve. This book offers students and general readers a deeper understanding of Mexico's dynamism: its wealth of history, institutions, religion, cultural output, leisure, and social customs.

Aura - By Carlos Fuentes (Paperback): Peter Standish Aura - By Carlos Fuentes (Paperback)
Peter Standish
R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Out of stock

Since its publication in 1962, Carlos Fuentes' novel, *Aura*, remains not merely an object of academic interest but a continuous source of controversy in Mexico. It was the explosive combination of sex and religion that incensed the Ministro de Hacienda, Salvador Abascal, and linked *Aura* to the recent polemical Mexican film *El crimen del Padre Amaro*. *Aura* is preoccupied with the place and persistence of the sacred in modern Mexico rather than simply the secret abuses of institutional Catholicism. This critical edition of the work is accompanied by an introduction and notes on the text.

Structures of Power - Essays on Twentieth-Century Spanish-American Fiction (Hardcover): Terry J. Peavler, Peter Standish Structures of Power - Essays on Twentieth-Century Spanish-American Fiction (Hardcover)
Terry J. Peavler, Peter Standish
R2,018 Discovery Miles 20 180 Out of stock

Nine essays explore issues of hegemony as manifested in modern Spanish American fiction, moving beyond the now conventional Marxist, feminist, and gay readings. Among the authors discussed are JosT Donoso, Sara Castro-KlarTn, Augusto Roa Bastos, Juan Rulfo, and Luisa Valenzuela. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

A Companion to Mexican Studies (Hardcover): Peter Standish A Companion to Mexican Studies (Hardcover)
Peter Standish
R2,115 Discovery Miles 21 150 Out of stock

This most recent of the Tamesis Companion series traces the evolution of the major creative aspects of Mexican culture from pre-Columbian times to the present. Dealing in turn with the cultures of Mesoamerica, the colonial period, the onset of independence and the modern era, the author explores Aztec arts, the role of the performing arts in the process of evangelisation, manifestations of cultural dependence, of the search for national identity, and the struggle for modernity, drawing examples from such diverse activities as architecture, painting, music, dance, literature, film and media. There is also a brief account of the distinctive characteristics of Mexican Spanish. Maps, a chronology, a bibliographical essay and a lengthy bibliography round off this comprehensive guide, making it an indispensable research tool for those seriously interested in Mexican culture. Peter Standish is Professor of Spanish at one of the divisions of the University of North Carolina system.

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