The book's production quality is good, the only misprint noticed being matromonio The Spanish-language and punctuation -in which the book is written would scarcely be typical of that of a similar book produced in Spain, but only one Anglicism stands out Lunn and DeCesaris believe that a detailed linguistic study of a language will yield long term benefits in both listening and speaking.
In their view this book will help students not just in the acquisition of Spanish but also in the ability to think and make generalizations about language itself. One can differ with some of their formulations and disagree with choices and emphases the authors have made. However, this should not cloud the fact that Lunn and DeCesaris have produced a workman-like text that provides a welcome addition to our rather sparse shelf of advanced grammar textbooks. Divided into sixteen chapters organized around a variety of themes, such as the family, student life, and tourism, each chapter contains dialogues, one or two communicative functions, a grammar section, a reading, and dialogue translations.
A Spanish-English dictionary and a grammar index round out the text.
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No answer key is provided. Grammar topics have been carefully chosen and limited, and include, for example, the present, the present progressive, the preterite and imperfect, formal commands, present subjunctive, and the essential pronouns. Grammar presentations are contrastive and given in English. Explanations are simple, minimal and explicit, and tend to be followed immediately by an application, usually a drill.
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Lecturas begin in chapter 1 and gradually increase in length and complexity. Readings and dialogues often have footnoted information of cultural interest, given in Spanish after the first  chapter. Supporting cultural learning as well are the numerous newspaper ads and print realia interspersed throughout the text.
Active vocabulary is presented in complete Spanish sentences in Palabras en contexto at the beginning of each chapter. Students unable to intuit word meaning by context can turn to the dictionary for an English equivalent and the number of the chapter where the word first appears.
Graphic images are imprecise. Typographical errors include incorrect capitalization in the Table of Contents iii. Viernes 42 and pomelo are active lexical items not found in the text dictionary. Maja appears in a dialogue, but no meaning or translation is given. One dialogue translation is missing an entire line compare with , while another is mistranslated. Survey courses in Spanish literature are common college offerings but good published anthologies for them are rare. Compiling one is daunting for any individual because he or she will inevitably be forced to work beyond his or her own area of expertise.
It is distinctive in several ways. First, there is a marked preference for prose over poetry. Machado, seven pages by Lorca and six by Aleixandre. Second, the anthologist minimizes material from medieval and Renaissance Spanish literature in favor of more contemporary selections, especially from twentieth-century authors whose works fill the last third of the book.
El señor y lo demás, son cuentos
She may cover fewer of the big names, but students should be able to get a feel for the style and message of the writers whose thoughts they do read. She is certainly correct that women writers have been systematically denied their just access to the public and to academic i. Her title, Texto y vida , is meant to allude  to a student's need -and a teacher's responsibility- to take critical stock of this material. A course in Spanish literature should not be simply another language class with antique examples.
The readings themselves are prefaced with informative and helpful essays on the period and author, and are complemented by up-to-date bibliographies for further reading. There are copious notes on vocabulary, with Spanish synonyms when feasible.
Finally, there are follow-up sections to guide students through questions of content, literary analysis and the broader significance of the themes which underlie the selection. Los peregrinos pecan por ser bastante derivativos de obras ya publicadas o las narrativas publicadas se derivan de estos cuentos. Los otros, sin embargo, no tuvo aliento para terminarlos y los temas son archivados con la libreta.
Pero, en el proceso de recordarlos, les pierde el entusiasmo y los vuelve a archivar. Madrid: Alfaguara, Indica asimismo que ha escondido su obra por los infinitos recovecos del archivo para que su suerte quede al arbitrio del azar. Si Bustarga retraza con progresivo desencanto  los pasos de su admirado Saelices, la novela parece asimismo incumplir las expectativas de peripecia y sorpresa que despierta al comienzo. Montero , Rosa.
Bella y oscura. Barcelona: Seix Barral, Rosa Montero's readers will find in her most recent novel much that is familiar reflections on the importance of love, the difficulty of male-female relationships, and problems of communication, as well as an obsession with death and the passage of time. The setting for Bellay oscura is El Barrio, a tough neighborhood that is on the outskirts of a large city and borders on a shanty town. Montero thus situates the action in a marginal world of marginal beings, an ex-centric space that is populated by social outcasts.
Although the vision is the child's, the voice and diction are those of an older person. The symbolism of the names is evident. The female characters are the center of attention; the males, most of whom are cruel and bestial, are relegated to the sidelines, with the exception of Chico.
The boy, terrified of the brutality around him, imitates the chameleon and adopts the coloration of his surroundings in order to fade into the background and escape his father's wrath. Montero contrasts the sordid reality of the adult world, with its betrayal, cruelty, and degradation, to the innocence -or ignorance- and incomprehension of the children, who are the victims of their elders' violence.
Some of the most poetic passages of the novel are those devoted to Airelai's marvelous stories, such as the one in which she explains her special gift, the price she has paid for it, and how all her wishes will come true when the comet that coincided with her conception again blazes its way across the heavens. Her prophecy is fulfilled, ironically, at the novel's conclusion with the plane explosion that kills the midget and the man she loves. The irony is intensified by the narrator's joy at what she regards as proof that desires are always fulfilled, when in fact the explosion destroys the possibility of her being reunited with her father.
The closing chapter illustrates Montero's thesis that life is a blend of beauty and horror. On several occasions Montero has commented that one of the challenges facing women writers is that of creating new myths that would broaden our cultural horizon, currently dominated by male-generated myths, and in Bella y oscura she has rewritten both Plato's parable of the circular beings who existed prior to the division of humans into male and female halves, and the story of Paradise and expulsion from it. In Montero's version the earth was once an Eden populated by genderless double beings: giants who bore midgets on their shoulders.
The former were strong, audacious, intuitive, and sensual, whereas the latter were intelligent, imaginative, and sensitive. Each was the companion for and complement of the other, but one midget's desire brought an end to these perfect unions and condemned us to incompleteness and the endless search for our lost soul mate.
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Airelai, incidentally, dismisses as utter nonsense the biblical tale about an apple. Montero is adept at finding the telling detail  that makes a scene come to life, and she excels in creating memorable characters. Her battle against oblivion is an expression of Montero's preoccupation with the ephemerality of existence and the precariousness of memory. Bella y oscura is well-written and carefully constructed. The opening sentence presents in capsule form the main elements of the plot, and the pictures that decorate Airelai's trunk are the thread that links her most important narratives.
Although the message and symbolism of the novel are perhaps too obvious, the presentation of a number of strong female characters, the emphasis upon women's wisdom, o and the revisionist mythmaking are likely to interest many readers. Sarduy, Severo. Barcelona: Tusquets, The presence of the semiotics of both Roland Barthes and Jacques Derrida informs the novel, and it continues the same kaleidoscopic, experimental tradition seen in his earlier volume, Cocuyo As Siempreviva continues her search, she has flashbacks to her fife as Sonia and of the madness that caused her to have an automobile accident in her blue Bugatti.
The fact that she survived the ordeal resulted in the nickname Siempreviva. Wearing her art nouveau hat, she leaves the superhighway and the snack bar behind and walks indecisively along the waterfront. Should she return to the manor house and its idiosyncratic cast of characters, she asks herself? Should she stay at the beach, or should she try yet a third time to recapture her lost youth? The unsigned poems on the first seven pages recall incidents in the novel, especially incidents relating to the process of recapturing lost youth.
It is the last poem, however, that brings the novel to a kind of closure. In the early sixties he went to Madrid and then to Paris to study art history. He spent the rest of his life in Paris and began his career as a novelist with such complex works as De donde son los cantantes and Cobra. It is somewhat less accessible than Cocuyo , but at the same time it is a work of merit and import. Solares, Ignacio. El gran elector. Madero dirigidas al presidente, al secretario y a quien las lea.
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Para resumir, El gran elector no condena ni justifica nada. Julio Woscoboinik es el ejemplo del intelectual suramericano, europeo, cuyo intelecto no se deja limitar por un solo tema. Tenemos que ver con un personaje literario de dimensiones dostoyevsquianas.
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Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge  . This package contains the system software Transparent Language, three literary selections an episode of El sombrero de tres picos , the windmill adventure of Don Quijote, and Mi hermana Antonia , plus audio cassettes to accompany the readings. Documentation consists of a page User's Guide which is generic to the Transparent Language series for the Macintosh, version 1. Installation instructions are straightforward and non-technical. It took less than five minutes to set up the program using a Macintosh II si.
The charm of this presentation of annotated texts is its ease of use. Navigation is simple: the user is always in control as to how to proceed in the text. However, by present-day industry standards it represents a low-end hypertext application. A major flaw in the design is the inability to print anything the programmer has altered the Command-P combination which invariably prints a document -to open and close the Phrase Meaning window. Another flaw is that users cannot add personal notes to the text. Basically, the user scans or reads the text by moving the cursor either with the arrow keys or the mouse in the Main Text Window.