Crossing the Sierra de Gredos

Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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ISBN : 1466807113
Pages : 480 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (466 users)

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

Publisher : Routledge
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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.

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:

Play Among Books

Publisher : Birkhäuser
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ISBN : 3035624054
Pages : 528 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (35 users)

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 and in the South of France from A.D. 1807 to A.D. 1814

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Download or read book History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France from A.D. 1807 to A.D. 1814 written by Sir William Francis Patrick Napier and published by . This book was released on 1856 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

History of the War in the Peninsula

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Pages : 552 pages
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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 552 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Crossing the Sierra de Gredos

Publisher : Northwestern University Press
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ISBN : 0810125552
Pages : 1 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (81 users)

Download or read book Crossing the Sierra de Gredos written by Peter Handke and published by Northwestern University Press. This book was released on 2009-04-06 with total page 1 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this visionary novel, Handke offers descriptions of objects, relationships, and events that teach readers a renewed way of seeing. Following humankinds ancient quest for love, this book is peopled with memorable characters and universal adventures.

The Encyclopaedia Britannica

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Pages : 1002 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (33 users)

Download or read book The Encyclopaedia Britannica written by and published by . This book was released on 1894 with total page 1002 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France, from the Year 1807 to the Year 1814

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Pages : 572 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (37 users)

Download or read book History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France, from the Year 1807 to the Year 1814 written by William Francis Patrick Napier and published by . This book was released on 1829 with total page 572 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France

Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 110802419X
Pages : 568 pages
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Download or read book History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France written by Patrick Napier and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2011-02-17 with total page 568 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This classic history of the Peninsular War was first published by a participant, Lieutenant-Colonel Napier, between 1828 and 1840.

History Of The War In The Peninsular And In The South Of France, From The Year 1807 To The Year 1814 –

Publisher : Pickle Partners Publishing
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ISBN : 1908902191
Pages : 574 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (98 users)

Download or read book History Of The War In The Peninsular And In The South Of France, From The Year 1807 To The Year 1814 – written by General William Francis Patrick Napier K.C.B. and published by Pickle Partners Publishing. This book was released on 2011-06-22 with total page 574 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A masterful, epic account of the Spanish Ulcer that drained Napoleon's resources and played a pivotal role in the end of his domination of Europe. The author served with distinction in the actions of the Light Division, such as the epic march to Talavera, the battles of Fuentes d’Oñoro, Salamanca, Nivelle, Orthes and Toulouse. He left the service a General and Knight Commander of the Order of Bath. Napier’s History would rank as the most important history to be written by an actual participant, and was as controversial with his countrymen as amoung his contemporaries on the Continent. ]Continuing on from his first volume, Napier’s second volume focuses on the period (late 1808-mid 1810). Starting in earnest with the second French invasion of Portugal, and the re-introduction of the Duke of Wellington to the Peninsular, having being called back to England to face a Court of Inquiry over the convention of Cintra [by whom he was exonerated fully, even praised]. The state of Portugal’s defence is assessed, brave soldiers but not organised into an army as yet, and the far-reaching appointment of the English general William Carr Beresford as Portuguese Marshal detailed along with the militia raised in the provinces. Thus with inauspicious beginnings Wellington, begins his first full campaign in the Peninsula. The lightning capture of Porto and the pursuit of Soult’s Army of Portugal then ensue before Wellington makes his first foray into Spain. Culminating in the battle of Talavera, although on paper won bloodily, and a somewhat dangerous retreat follow, the fruits of bad co-operation of the parts of the Allies bordering on malign behaviour. Napier goes to some trouble to cover all areas of the Peninsular, not just those that the British soldiers were directly involved in.

Cycling the Ruta Via de la Plata

Publisher : Cicerone Press Limited
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ISBN : 1783627271
Pages : 225 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (783 users)

Download or read book Cycling the Ruta Via de la Plata written by John Hayes and published by Cicerone Press Limited. This book was released on 2022-03-15 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This guidebook to cycling the Ruta Via de la Plata through western Spain describes the 930km route from Seville to the coastal city of Gijón in around 2 weeks (14 stages). A pilgrimage variant, the Camino Sanabrés, to Santiago de Compostela is also described (16 stages in total). Empty roads and gentle climbs make the route accessible to a wide range of bikes and cyclists. Both road and off-road versions are presented, and the guide shows how they can be combined to create a perfect touring, hybrid or gravel cycling trip. The guide includes leg-by-leg route descriptions, 1:150,0000 colour mapping, elevation profiles and helpful ride planners to show where riders can swop from the off-road to the road route. There is advice on equipment, travel and transporting your bike, alongside a list of accommodation contacts and a useful Spanish glossary. The Ruta Via de la Plata is one of Spain's most important pilgrim routes. The 2-week journey takes in 7 UNESCO world heritage sites (Seville, Mérida, Cáceres, Salamanca, Leon, Zamora, and Oviedo) with the famous pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela if the Camino Sanabrés is taken. There is lots of good-value accommodation available, from hostels to palaces, and plenty of chances to sample Spanish gastronomy.

Shifting Viewpoints

Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN : 1443864358
Pages : 270 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (443 users)

Download or read book Shifting Viewpoints written by Meg H. Brown and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2014-07-18 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study shows that Cervantes’s works actively influenced the literature of a number of twentieth- and early twenty-first-century writers in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. This time period was marked by numerous significant events, including World War I, the first attempts at democracy, the rise of the Nazis, World War II, the division of Germany, and the eventual reunification of Germany. Representations of characters created by Cervantes reflect the shifting viewpoints of monarchism, imperialism, communism, fascism, socialism, and capitalism. A number of German-speaking authors of this time creatively modify Don Quixote, vacillating between regarding Don Quixote as a fool or a hero. The emphasis here is on the question of how an author uses Cervantes’s Don Quixote and The Conversation of the Dogs to come to terms with his or her own preoccupations in a given socio-political context. This book explores literary works by German-speaking authors that engage in an intertextual play with a text written by Cervantes.