Crossing the Sierra de Gredos

Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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ISBN : 1466807113
Pages : 480 pages
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Download or read book Crossing the Sierra de Gredos written by Peter Handke and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. This book was released on 2007-07-10 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this visionary novel, Nobel Prize winner Peter Handke offers descriptions of objects, relationships, and events that teach readers a renewed way of seeing; he creates a wealth of images to replace those lost to convention and conformity. On the outskirts of a northwestern European river port city lives a powerful woman banker, a public figure admired and hated in equal measure, who has decided to turn from the worlds of high finance and modern life to embark on a quest. Having commissioned a famous writer to undertake her "authentic" biography, she journeys through the Spanish Sierra de Gredos and the region of La Mancha to meet him. As she travels by all-terrain vehicle, bus, and finally on foot, the nameless protagonist encounters five way stations that become the stuff of her biography and the biography of the modern world, a world in which genuine images and unmediated experiences have been exploited and falsified by commercialization and by the voracious mass media. Crossing the Sierra de Gredos is a very human book of yearning and the ancient quest for love, peopled with memorable characters (from multiple historical periods) and imbued with Handke's inimitable ability to portray universal, inner-worldly adventures that blend past, future, present, and dreamtime.

Villagers of the Sierra de Gredos

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ISBN : 1000324842
Pages : 180 pages
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Download or read book Villagers of the Sierra de Gredos written by William Kavanagh and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-08-25 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first study of a transhumant cattle-raising community in Spain. Transhumance is the seasonal moving of livestock to another region. This book shows the social and economic factors upon which the continued vitality of this mountain village is based: the use of communal summer pastures; the transhumant groups which walk the cattle to the winter pastures over the mountains; and the system of taking turns for many tasks within the village. The book analyses the sharp divisions between the more rigid organization of life within the village, and the organization of life outside the village in the transhumant group which goes to the winter pastures in Extramadura.

Play Among Books

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ISBN : 3035624054
Pages : 528 pages
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Download or read book Play Among Books written by Miro Roman and published by Birkhäuser. This book was released on 2021-12-06 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How does coding change the way we think about architecture? This question opens up an important research perspective. In this book, Miro Roman and his AI Alice_ch3n81 develop a playful scenario in which they propose coding as the new literacy of information. They convey knowledge in the form of a project model that links the fields of architecture and information through two interwoven narrative strands in an “infinite flow” of real books. Focusing on the intersection of information technology and architectural formulation, the authors create an evolving intellectual reflection on digital architecture and computer science.

History of the War in the Peninsula

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Download or read book History of the War in the Peninsula written by William Francis Patrick Napier and published by . This book was released on 1851 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

1807-1810

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Download or read book 1807-1810 written by Sir William Francis Patrick Napier and published by . This book was released on 1882 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

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Download or read book The Encyclopaedia Britannica written by and published by . This book was released on 1894 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Anglo-American Encyclopedia

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Download or read book Anglo-American Encyclopedia written by and published by . This book was released on 1910 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Encyclopædia Britannica

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Download or read book The Encyclopædia Britannica written by and published by . This book was released on 1898 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

History of the War in the Peninsula

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Download or read book History of the War in the Peninsula written by Napier and published by . This book was released on 1844 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: