Abriendo Puertas, Cerrando Heridas (Opening Doors, Closing Wounds): Latinas/os Finding WorkLife Balance in Academia is the newest book in the series on balancing work and life in the academy from Information Age Publishing. This volume focuses on the experiences of Latina/o students, professors, and staff/administrators in higher education and documents their testimonios of achieving a sense of balance between their personal and professional lives. In the face of many challenges they are scattered across the country, are often working in isolation of each other and must find ways to develop their own networks, support structures, and spaces where they can share their wisdom, strategize, and forge alliances to ensure collective The book focuses on Latinas/os in colleges of education, since many of them carry the important mission to prepare new teachers, and research new pedagogies that have the power of improving and transforming education. Following the format of the worklife balance book series, this volume contains autoethnographical testimonios in its methodological approach. This volume addresses three very important guiding questions (1) What are the existing structures that isolate/discriminate against Latinas/os in higher education? (2) How can Latinas/os disrupt these to achieve worklife balance? And, (3) Based on their experiences, what are the transformative ideologies regarding Latinas/os seeking worklife balance?
Author: Francisca Paredes-Mendez
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2013-01-29
Genre: Foreign Language Study
VOCES DE ESPAÑA, Second Edition is a literary anthology that introduces readers to the major writers and literary movements in Spain. Designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to Spanish literature, this fascinating book helps readers see the role that literature has played in shaping the nation. The completely revised second edition contains new essays and readings by contemporary authors as well as updated exercises, biographies, chronologies, and bibliographies that are intended to reflect the creation and evolution of ideas and attitudes toward Spanish identity. A specialized website includes lives links to additional resources as well as information pertaining to artwork, architecture, music, and film so that readers can see the relationship between literature and other cultural manifestations. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Author: Miguel de Cervantes
Publisher: Delphi Classics
Release Date: 2013-11-17
For the first in digital publishing history, this comprehensive eBook presents the complete novels of the Spanish master Miguel de Cervantes, with numerous illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Cervantes’ life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * All four novels, with individual contents tables * LA GALATEA and PERSILES are available in other collection * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Both parts of the famous DON QUIXOTE are fully illustrated with Gustave Doré’s celebrated artwork * Includes Cervantes’ complete works in the original Spanish – ideal for students * Special criticism section, with essays and interesting extracts evaluating Cervantes’ contribution to literature * Features a bonus biography – discover Cervantes’ literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please note: no known translations of Cervantes’ plays or poetry are available in the public domain and so they are unable to appear in the collection. To compensate for this, the Spanish works are included. CONTENTS: The Novels LA GALATEA THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA THE SECOND PART OF THE INGENIOUS GENTLEMAN DON QUIXOTE OF LA MANCHA THE WANDERINGS OF PERSILES AND SIGISMUNDA The Short Stories THE EXEMPLARY NOVELS The Spanish Texts LIST OF CERVANTES’ WORKS The Criticism A LECTURE ON ‘DON QUIXOTE’ by Samuel Taylor Coleridge CERVANTES by William Dean Howells An Extract from ‘THE BODY OF THE NATION’ by Mark Twain An Extract from ‘HUMOUR’ by G. K. Chesterton An Extract from ‘READING’ by Virginia Woolf The Biography CERVANTES AND DON QUIXOTE by John Ormsby Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
Este libro trata sobre un humilde muchacho hijo de un pescador que tiene el sueno en convertirse en ingeniero civil para transformar su humilde y pobre aldea en un pueblo de renombre. Este relato tiene su origen a mediados del siglo diecisiete cuando mi isla hermosa de Puerto Rico era una colonia de Espana. Para aquel entonces no era facil conseguir un titulo profesional, ya que solamente las personas adineradas eran los unicos que podian viajar para Espana y otras partes de Europa para estudiar en las prestigiosas universidades del Viejo Mundo. En cambio, Pedrito con sus esperanzas y sacrificios empieza su camino para lograr sus metas poco a poco y con perseverancia y Fe en Dios puede viajar a Espana para estudiar en la Universidad de Madrid. Este relato esta repleto de intrigas, y conflictos reales. Te conmovera la curiosidad de Pedrito y su inocencia y talvez, al leer esta hermosa historia te acordaras de tu ninez y de tus propias vivencias. Este relato te mantendra en expectativa y tu deseo de continuar leyendo, pues contiene mucho suspenso. La narrativa de varias situaciones simultaneamente te robaran la atencion y permitiran que te hagas participe en tratar de adivinar que pasara luego. Se muy bien que disfrutaras leer esta hermosa historia, del mismo modo que yo lo he hecho escribiendola.