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The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies , Hörbu...
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A narrative thriller about the battle royale surrounding Barack Obama's quest for a second term amid widespread joblessness and one of the most poisonous political climates in American history. The election of 2012 will be remembered as a hinge of history. With huge victories in the 2010 midterm elections, the Republican Party had blocked President Obama at every turn and made plans to wrench the country sharply to the right. The 2012 contest offered the GOP a clear shot at controlling all three branches of government and repealing much of the social contract that dated back to the New Deal. Facing free-spending billionaires, Fox News, and a concerted effort in 19 states to rig the election by suppressing Democratic votes, Obama repelled the assault and navigated the nation back toward the center. In The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies, Jonathan Alter uses his unmatched access and deep knowledge of politics and history to produce the first full account of America at the crossroads. He pierces the bubble of the White House and of the presidential campaigns with exclusive reporting and rare historical insight. More than a campaign book, this is the epic story of an embattled president facing a historic moment he considered more pivotal than 2008. Alter relates the untold story behind Obama's highs and lows, from his daring decision to raid Osama bin Laden's compound to the frustration of the debt ceiling fiasco to his run-ins with black and Latino activists he expected to be his firm allies. There are fresh details about the Koch brothers, Grover Norquist, Roger Ailes, and the online haters who suffer from "Obama Derangement Syndrome". Alter takes us inside the GOP "clown car" primaries as well as Obama's disastrous preparation for the first debate. We meet Obama's analytics geeks working out of "The Cave" and the man who secretly videotaped Mitt Romney's infamous comments on the "47 percent". The Center Holds, 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Alter. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/006325/bk_sans_006325_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Epic of Juan Latino
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The Epic of Juan Latino ab 63.99 EURO Dilemmas of Race and Religion in Renaissance Spain

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Rodrigo de Valdés: Poema heroyco hispano-latino...
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Poema heroyco hispano-latino (1687), a national chronicle or "epic poem," commemorates the founding and greatness of Lima, Peru. Its unique rhymed quatrains can be read in either Latin or Spanish with equal meaning, and its insightful marginal notes interpret the city's cultural history. Rodrigo de Valdés (1609-1682) underscores the decadence of peninsular Spanish letters in contrast to the compositions of New World writers. The poem is a tribute to the superiority, versatility, and interchangeability of Spanish and Latin as instruments of power that led to Spain's world dominance, and to Lima as the locus of marvels and a quasi biblical garden of delights.Lima has occupied without exception a privileged space within the colonial situation, as a metaphorical sovereign of new-world experiences and potentialities. Influenced by the spirit of Baroque sensibilities and Creole pride in his patria, Valdés bequeathed to Lima a staged panegyric that served as King Charles II's introduction to the bounty of his American colony. Valdés, acting as commentator, guides the reader through a journey that spans centuries of Peru's illustrious history. Working within the classical tradition of laus urbis or the praise of cities, Valdés depicts America as a paradise found with Lima at its center.In tracing the poem's relationship to the genre of classical panegyrics, Neal A. Messer and Jerry M. Williams argue its literary merits and elucidate how it enriches the colonial family of Latin American texts. Republished for the first time, this critical edition introduces Valdés to students and scholars of Ibero-American letters.

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Odisea / The Odyssey
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Los mejores libros jamás escritos. El viaje de Ulises se ha convertido en un mito universal y la Odisea en una lectura para todos los tiempos. Tras una década de guerra, una ofensa al dios Poseidón ha alejado de su reino al astuto héroe otros diez años, condenado a navegar sin rumbo y a sufrir las más diversas vicisitudes. La Odisea, que sucede a la caída de Troya, sigue los pasos de Ulises -el nombre latino de Odiseo, que esta traducción adopta- y nos acerca al relato de su largo peregrinaje para volver al hogar, Ítaca. Los mitos que configuran esta gran epopeya, la capacidad de Homero para retratar la vida en el Mediterráneo a finales del 2000 a.C. y la irrupción de un héroe deseoso de regresar a la patria han dejado huella en los grandes autores de la literatura -de Virgilio a Joyce- y han convertido la Odisea en una pieza clave de la cultura universal. La presente edición cuenta con un prólogo y la magnífica versión en verso de Fernando Gutiérrez, así como una introducción y un aparato de notas elaborado por el traductor y periodista Joan Casas, y un epílogo escrito por el poeta, ensayista y traductor José Ángel Valente. «Los mortales se atreven, ¡ay!, siempre a culpar a los dioses porque dicen que todos sus males nosotros les damos, y son ellos que, con sus locuras, se atraen infortunios que el Destino jamás decretó.» ENGLISH DESCRIPTION The epic tale of Odysseus's journey home - one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature. If the Iliad is the world's greatest war epic, the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of an everyman's journey through life. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War is at once a timeless human story and an individual test of moral endurance. E. V. Rieu's translation has long been beloved and celebrated by scholars and readers alike, and for this Penguin Classics edition, classicist D. C. H. Rieu has revised the work of his father. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Alabanza: New and Selected Poems 1982-2002
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Alabanza is a twenty-year collection charting the emergence of Martín Espada as the preeminent Latino lyric voice of his generation. 'Alabanza' means 'praise' in Spanish, and Espada praises the people Whitman called 'them the others are down upon': the African slaves who brought their music to Puerto Rico; a prison inmate provoking brawls so he could write poetry in solitary confinement; a janitor and his solitary strike; Espada's own father, who was jailed in Mississippi for refusing to go to the back of the bus. The poet bears witness to death and rebirth at the ruins of a famine village in Ireland, a town plaza in México welcoming a march of Zapatista rebels, and the courtroom where he worked as a tenant lawyer. The title poem pays homage to the immigrant food-service workers who lost their lives in the attack on the World Trade Center. From the earliest out-of-print work to the seventeen new poems included here, Espada celebrates the American political imagination and the resilience of human dignity. Alabanza is the epic vision of a writer who, in the words of Russell Banks, 'is one of the handful of American poets who are forging a new American language, one that tells the unwritten history of the continent, speaks truth to power, and sings songs of selves we can no longer silence.' An American Library Association Notable Book of 2003 and a 2003 New York Public Library Book to Remember. 'To read this work is to be struck breathless, and surely, to come away changed.'-Barbara Kingsolver 'Martín Espada is the Pablo Neruda of North American authors. If it was up to me, I'd select him as the Poet Laureate of the United States.'-Sandra Cisneros 'With these new and selected poems, you can grasp how powerful a poet Espada is-his range, his compassion, his astonishing images, his sense of history, his knowledge of the lives on the underbelly of cities, his bright anger, his tenderness, his humor. '-Marge Piercy 'Espada's poems are not just clarion calls to the heart and conscience, but also wonderfully crafted gems.'-Julia Alvarez 'A passionate, readable poetry that makes [Espada] arguably the most important 'minority' U.S. poet since Langston Hughes.'-Booklist'Neruda is dead, but if Alabanza is any clue, his ghost lives through a poet named Martín Espada.'-San Francisco Chronicle

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Radical Possibilities
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The core argument of Jean Anyon's classic Radical Possibilities is deceptively simple: if we do not direct our attention to the ways in which federal and metropolitan policies maintain the poverty that plagues communities in American cities, urban school reform as currently conceived is doomed to fail. With every chapter thoroughly revised and updated, this edition picks up where the 2005 publication left off, including a completely new chapter detailing how three decades of political decisions leading up to the 'Great Recession' produced an economic crisis of epic proportions. By tracing the root causes of the financial crisis, Anyon effectively demonstrates the concrete effects of economic decision-making on the education sector, revealing in particular the disastrous impacts of these policies on black and Latino communities. Going beyond lament, Radical Possibilities offers those interested in a better future for the millions of America's poor families a set of practical and theoretical insights. Expanding on her paradigm for combating educational injustice, Anyon discusses the Occupy Wall Street movement as a recent example of popular resistance in this new edition, set against a larger framework of civil rights history. A ringing call to action, Radical Possibilities reminds readers that throughout U.S. history, equitable public policies have typically been created as a result of the political pressure brought to bear by social movements. Ultimately, Anyon's revelations teach us that the current moment contains its own very real radical possibilities.

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
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Odisea / The Odyssey
11,99 € *
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Los mejores libros jamás escritos. El viaje de Ulises se ha convertido en un mito universal y la Odisea en una lectura para todos los tiempos. Tras una década de guerra, una ofensa al dios Poseidón ha alejado de su reino al astuto héroe otros diez años, condenado a navegar sin rumbo y a sufrir las más diversas vicisitudes. La Odisea, que sucede a la caída de Troya, sigue los pasos de Ulises -el nombre latino de Odiseo, que esta traducción adopta- y nos acerca al relato de su largo peregrinaje para volver al hogar, Ítaca. Los mitos que configuran esta gran epopeya, la capacidad de Homero para retratar la vida en el Mediterráneo a finales del 2000 a.C. y la irrupción de un héroe deseoso de regresar a la patria han dejado huella en los grandes autores de la literatura -de Virgilio a Joyce- y han convertido la Odisea en una pieza clave de la cultura universal. La presente edición cuenta con un prólogo y la magnífica versión en verso de Fernando Gutiérrez, así como una introducción y un aparato de notas elaborado por el traductor y periodista Joan Casas, y un epílogo escrito por el poeta, ensayista y traductor José Ángel Valente. «Los mortales se atreven, ¡ay!, siempre a culpar a los dioses porque dicen que todos sus males nosotros les damos, y son ellos que, con sus locuras, se atraen infortunios que el Destino jamás decretó.» ENGLISH DESCRIPTION The epic tale of Odysseus's journey home - one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature. If the Iliad is the world's greatest war epic, the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of an everyman's journey through life. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War is at once a timeless human story and an individual test of moral endurance. E. V. Rieu's translation has long been beloved and celebrated by scholars and readers alike, and for this Penguin Classics edition, classicist D. C. H. Rieu has revised the work of his father. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 28.05.2020
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Alabanza: New and Selected Poems 1982-2002
15,99 € *
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Alabanza is a twenty-year collection charting the emergence of Martín Espada as the preeminent Latino lyric voice of his generation. 'Alabanza' means 'praise' in Spanish, and Espada praises the people Whitman called 'them the others are down upon': the African slaves who brought their music to Puerto Rico; a prison inmate provoking brawls so he could write poetry in solitary confinement; a janitor and his solitary strike; Espada's own father, who was jailed in Mississippi for refusing to go to the back of the bus. The poet bears witness to death and rebirth at the ruins of a famine village in Ireland, a town plaza in México welcoming a march of Zapatista rebels, and the courtroom where he worked as a tenant lawyer. The title poem pays homage to the immigrant food-service workers who lost their lives in the attack on the World Trade Center. From the earliest out-of-print work to the seventeen new poems included here, Espada celebrates the American political imagination and the resilience of human dignity. Alabanza is the epic vision of a writer who, in the words of Russell Banks, 'is one of the handful of American poets who are forging a new American language, one that tells the unwritten history of the continent, speaks truth to power, and sings songs of selves we can no longer silence.' An American Library Association Notable Book of 2003 and a 2003 New York Public Library Book to Remember. 'To read this work is to be struck breathless, and surely, to come away changed.'-Barbara Kingsolver 'Martín Espada is the Pablo Neruda of North American authors. If it was up to me, I'd select him as the Poet Laureate of the United States.'-Sandra Cisneros 'With these new and selected poems, you can grasp how powerful a poet Espada is-his range, his compassion, his astonishing images, his sense of history, his knowledge of the lives on the underbelly of cities, his bright anger, his tenderness, his humor. '-Marge Piercy 'Espada's poems are not just clarion calls to the heart and conscience, but also wonderfully crafted gems.'-Julia Alvarez 'A passionate, readable poetry that makes [Espada] arguably the most important 'minority' U.S. poet since Langston Hughes.'-Booklist'Neruda is dead, but if Alabanza is any clue, his ghost lives through a poet named Martín Espada.'-San Francisco Chronicle

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 28.05.2020
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Radical Possibilities
38,49 € *
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The core argument of Jean Anyon's classic Radical Possibilities is deceptively simple: if we do not direct our attention to the ways in which federal and metropolitan policies maintain the poverty that plagues communities in American cities, urban school reform as currently conceived is doomed to fail. With every chapter thoroughly revised and updated, this edition picks up where the 2005 publication left off, including a completely new chapter detailing how three decades of political decisions leading up to the 'Great Recession' produced an economic crisis of epic proportions. By tracing the root causes of the financial crisis, Anyon effectively demonstrates the concrete effects of economic decision-making on the education sector, revealing in particular the disastrous impacts of these policies on black and Latino communities. Going beyond lament, Radical Possibilities offers those interested in a better future for the millions of America's poor families a set of practical and theoretical insights. Expanding on her paradigm for combating educational injustice, Anyon discusses the Occupy Wall Street movement as a recent example of popular resistance in this new edition, set against a larger framework of civil rights history. A ringing call to action, Radical Possibilities reminds readers that throughout U.S. history, equitable public policies have typically been created as a result of the political pressure brought to bear by social movements. Ultimately, Anyon's revelations teach us that the current moment contains its own very real radical possibilities.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 28.05.2020
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