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Critical Review: Cometas En El Cielo, Traducción De The Kite Runner, William Martínez Jul 2007

Critical Review: Cometas En El Cielo, Traducción De The Kite Runner, William Martínez

World Languages and Cultures

Cometas en el cielo es la primera novela del Dr. Khaled Hosseini. La narración cruza épocas y fronteras, teniendo como trasfondo la historia moderna de Afganistán, desde el período anterior a la invasión rusa de 1980 hasta la actualidad: justo en el momento después a la invasión de los Talibanes.


El Impacto De "Viernes" En La Poesía Venezolana, William Martínez Jul 2007

El Impacto De "Viernes" En La Poesía Venezolana, William Martínez

World Languages and Cultures

This essay presents a historical review of the poetic production in Venezuela in the 30's and 40's. It reviews the role that "Viernes," a poetic group, had in developing the modern literary movements in Venezuelan literature. The impact that several members of the group had while in and then later after their departure from the group is examined. Equally, the poetic influences inherited by the group, both national and international, are discussed. Finally, the essay deals with the dissolution of the group and its impact in the literature of Venezuela and Latin America after World War II.


Sarmiento Y Unamuno: La Pluma Vence A La Espada, Kevin T. Fagan Jan 2007

Sarmiento Y Unamuno: La Pluma Vence A La Espada, Kevin T. Fagan

World Languages and Cultures

Este ensayo propone ser una introducción de dos escritores de protesta política de nuestra historia literaria hispana moderna, Domingo F. Sarmiento (1811-88) en la Argentina y Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo (1864-1936) en España. La personalidad compleja de Sarmiento como ensayista político, literato y promotor de la educación dentro de la Argentina, su análisis de la realidad latinoamericana poscolonial y su visión crítica de España, le proporcionan una visión interesante a Unamuno, cincuenta años después. Unamuno se confiesa devoto lector y entusiasta panegirista de Sarmiento, junto con las riquezas culturales de Argentina y sus tragedias sociales. Unamuno ve a Sarmiento ...


Paraíso Perdido, Paraíso Inventado. La Idealización Del Paraíso En La Literatura Latinoamericana: Un Comentario A Manera De Observaciones, William Martínez Jan 2007

Paraíso Perdido, Paraíso Inventado. La Idealización Del Paraíso En La Literatura Latinoamericana: Un Comentario A Manera De Observaciones, William Martínez

World Languages and Cultures

This essay attempts to present a commentary about the notion of paradise in Latin America, as a whole, with a quick review of literature produced in the last 500 years. The image of paradise arises with Columbus' arrival in the Caribbean. In his letters to the Spanish Crown, Columbus creates the myth of paradise in the Caribbean, an image that never existed and, yet, still appears today within Latin American Literature. In several literary periods the image is re-invented and transformed. The essay deals with the evolution of the notions of paradise, questioning, at the end, a possible future regarding ...


Reading Differently, Rereading For Difference In Versions Of Rimbaud's "Mouvement", Brian G. Kennelly Jan 2007

Reading Differently, Rereading For Difference In Versions Of Rimbaud's "Mouvement", Brian G. Kennelly

World Languages and Cultures

How to engage students to reread Arthur Rimbaud’s 1886 poem “Mouvement” differently? What can they learn about the poem and in the process about themselves as readers of literature through its various versions and English language translations? Might rereading for difference hold pedagogical promise? How might a comparative study of the poem’s various versions in French and in English translation favor active reading and help students embrace the poem as differently meaningful because of its modernity?