Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever. TRANSLATED BY CONSTANCE BORDE AND SHEILA MALOVANY-CHEVALLIER ANNOTATED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTINE REID
Author: Emile Durkheim
There would be no need for sociology if everyone understood the social frameworks within which we operate. That we do have a connection to the larger picture is largely thanks to the pioneering thinker Émile Durkheim. He recognized that, if anything can explain how we as individuals relate to society, then it is suicide: Why does it happen? What goes wrong? Why is it more common in some places than others? In seeking answers to these questions, Durkheim wrote a work that has fascinated, challenged and informed its readers for over a hundred years. Far-sighted and trail-blazing in its conclusions, Suicide makes an immense contribution to our understanding to what must surely be one of the least understandable of acts. A brilliant study, it is regarded as one of the most important books Durkheim ever wrote.
Author: Enrique Gaspar, Leyla Rouhi, Michael Cooperson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
A satirical take on time travel, written before HG Wells, that starts in Paris in the late nineteenth century and takes the reader to China, Pompeii, and Mount Ararat at all the key moments in history. Witty and playful, it is at once a biting commentary on human arrogance as well as a lively panorama of 19th-century cultural life seen largely through the eyes of an eccentric Spaniard.
Quiet Moments in a War
Author: Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The Dragon and the Unicorn
Author: A. A. Attanasio, Jeff Bigman
Publisher: A. A. Attanasio
Your Personality Tree
Author: Florence Littauer
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
Littauer offers readers the opportunity to discover their true identity through a process of discovering how family relationships and circumstances can mask their natural temperament.
Luis Bunuel: New Readings
Author: Isabel Santaolalla, Peter William Evans
Publisher: British Film Institute
This text ranges widely over key films and moments from stages of Luis Bunuel's career. It locates and re-appraises Bunuel's films with particular emphasis on the national cinemas and varied cultures with which he was identified.
Our Story Begins
Author: Tobias Wolff
This collection of stories—twenty-one classics followed by ten potent new stories—displays Tobias Wolff's exquisite gifts over a quarter century. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Weavers of revolution
Author: Peter Winn
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Examines the conflict which developed when the workers at a cotton mill tried to socialize the industry faster than Salvador Allende's government was willing to permit
Author: Florence Littauer
A revealing "personality profile" self-test and Littauer's insightful advice help readers better understand themselves and others. A best-seller.
Author: Ricardo Fernández Guardia
The Carnivorous Lamb
Author: Augustin Gomez-Arcos
The latest in the Little Sister's Classics series resurrecting gay and lesbian literary gems: a viciously funny, shocking yet ultimately moving 1975 novel, an allegory of Franco's Spain, about a young gay man (the self-described "carnivorous lamb") coming of age with a mother who despises him, a father who ignores him, and a brother who loves him.Author Agustin Gomez-Arcos left his native Spain for France in the 1960s to escape its censorship policies. The Carnivorous Lamb, originally written in French, won the Prix Hermes, and this, its 1984 English translation, was widely acclaimed.
Scots and Catalans
Author: John H. Elliott
Publisher: Yale University Press
A landmark account that reveals the long history behind the current Catalan and Scottish independence movements A distinguished historian of Spain and Europe provides an enlightening account of the development of nationalist and separatist movements in contemporary Catalonia and Scotland. This first sustained comparative study uncovers the similarities and the contrasts between the Scottish and Catalan experiences across a five-hundred-year period, beginning with the royal marriages that brought about union with their more powerful neighbors, England and Castile respectively, and following the story through the centuries from the end of the Middle Ages until today’s dramatic events. J. H. Elliott examines the political, economic, social, cultural, and emotional factors that divide Scots and Catalans from the larger nations to which their fortunes were joined. He offers new insights into the highly topical subject of the character and development of European nationalism, the nature of separatism, and the sense of grievance underlying the secessionist aspirations that led to the Scottish referendum of 2014, the illegal Catalan referendum of October 2017, and the resulting proclamation of an independent Catalan republic.
Moroccan Sephardic Romancero is an anthology of Sephardic Romances in the Moroccan tradition, based on four decades of research. Starting in the 1970s' the author has collected more than two hundred variations on ballads from people living in the different countries of the Moroccan Diaspora. For all of us who work on the traditional Romancero-and for all Hispanists whatever their speciality-we need to thank and congratulate Shoshana Weich...for having created and published a splendid book that is invaluable and full of pleasant surprises for the study of one of the most important branches of Spanish poetry: the traditional Romancero. Samuel G. Armistead University of California, Davis
All City Writers
Author: Andrea Caputo
An encyclopaedic exploration into the graffiti writing movement, which focuses specifically on the exportation of the style from its New York origins across the Atlantic to Europe, where the scene is now thriving and growing in new directions. Beautifully executed, All City Writers is produced to be the archive of the transitory and temporary work that would otherwise be lost. Included are the first hand-made maps, over 300 articles and interviews, over 30 illustrations and hundreds of full-colour photographs - a must-have for any graffiti fan.