Author: Alma Flor Ada
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2003-03-18
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
El sol es de oro la luna es de plata y las estrellitas son de hoja de lata. The sun's a gold medallion. The moon's a silver ball. The little stars are only tin; I love them best of all. Here is a groundbreaking bilingual collection of traditional rhymes that celebrates childhood and Spanish and Latin American heritage. From playing dress up to making tortillas, and from rising at daybreak to falling asleep, these joyful rhymes are sure to delight young readers. Passed down from generation to generation, the twenty-nine rhymes included have been lovingly selected by distinguished authors Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy. English adaptations by Alice Schertle capture the spirit of each rhyme and have a charm all their own. Accompanied by enchanting illustrations by Spanish artist Viví Escrivá, this collection is destined to become a beloved classic for children already familiar with the rhymes as well as those encountering them for the first time.
Author: Alma Flor Ada
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 2006-09-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Once upon a time, in a land far away... These stories have journeyed far -- over mountains, deserts, and oceans -- carried by wind, passed on to us by our ancestors. Now they have found their way to you. A sly fox, a bird of a thousand colors, a magical set of bagpipes, and an audacious young girl...A mixture of popular tales and literary lore, this anthology celebrates Hispanic culture and its many roots -- Indigenous, African, Arab, Hebrew, and Spanish. F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada have retold twelve beloved stories that embody the lively spirit and the rich heritage of Latino people. The work of four leasing Latino artists and illustrators highlights this unforgettable collection.
Author: Robert Scott Martin
Publisher: White Wolf Pub
Release Date: 1998-05-01
Hope -- Sacrifice -- Unity A century-and-a-half in the future, humanity has ventured into space, encountering strange alien races and diverse new worlds. Yet in the dawn of this new age, Earth is assaulted by a menace from its past -- twisted, once-human creatures called Aberrants. Humanity's greatest defenders -- men and women gifted with formidable psychic powers -- -- stand against this horrific threat. Armed with psionic abilities and biotechnological enhancements, and aided by mysterious aliens, these guardians hope to fend off the invasion and protect humanity from its own twisted reflection. The source on ISRA and the Trinity universe's Moon.
Author: Patrick Weil
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Release Date: 2012-11-29
Genre: Political Science
Present-day Americans feel secure in their citizenship: they are free to speak up for any cause, oppose their government, marry a person of any background, and live where they choose—at home or abroad. Denaturalization and denationalization are more often associated with twentieth-century authoritarian regimes. But there was a time when American-born and naturalized foreign-born individuals in the United States could be deprived of their citizenship and its associated rights. Patrick Weil examines the twentieth-century legal procedures, causes, and enforcement of denaturalization to illuminate an important but neglected dimension of Americans' understanding of sovereignty and federal authority: a citizen is defined, in part, by the parameters that could be used to revoke that same citizenship. The Sovereign Citizen begins with the Naturalization Act of 1906, which was intended to prevent realization of citizenship through fraudulent or illegal means. Denaturalization—a process provided for by one clause of the act—became the main instrument for the transfer of naturalization authority from states and local courts to the federal government. Alongside the federalization of naturalization, a conditionality of citizenship emerged: for the first half of the twentieth century, naturalized individuals could be stripped of their citizenship not only for fraud but also for affiliations with activities or organizations that were perceived as un-American. (Emma Goldman's case was the first and perhaps best-known denaturalization on political grounds, in 1909.) By midcentury the Supreme Court was fiercely debating cases and challenged the constitutionality of denaturalization and denationalization. This internal battle lasted almost thirty years. The Warren Court's eventual decision to uphold the sovereignty of the citizen—not the state—secures our national order to this day. Weil's account of this transformation, and the political battles fought by its advocates and critics, reshapes our understanding of American citizenship.
Author: Gillian Slovo
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2003-02-01
While successful prosecutor Sarah Barcant returns home to a rural town in South Africa at the request of her mentor and inspiration to help him with one last case, former deputy Dirk Hendricks is on the way to meet Alex Mpondo, a prisoner he had tortured, and soon, the lives of these three people will be connected by the Truth Commission, forcing them to revisit their painful pasts, in a gripping novel of the ramifications of truth and the intimacy of enemies. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Author: John Beverley
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Literary Criticism
Is there a way of thinking about literature that is 'outside' or 'against' literature? In Against Literature, John Beverley brilliantly responds to this question, arguing for a negation of the literary that would allow nonliterary forms of cultural practice to displace literature's hegemony.
Poetics of the Iconotext makes available for the first time in English the theories of the respected French text/image specialist, Professor Liliane Louvel. A consolidation of the most significant theoretical materials of Louvel's two acclaimed books, L'Oeil du Texte: Texte et image dans la littérature anglophone and Texte/Image: Images à lire, textes à voir, this newly conceived work introduces English readers to the most current thinking in French text/image theory and visual studies. Focusing on the full spectrum of text/image relations, from medieval illuminated manuscripts to digital books, Louvel begins by introducing key terms and situating her work in the context of significant debates in text/image studies. Part II introduces Louvel's s typology of pictorial saturation through which she establishes a continuum along which to measure the effect of the most figurative to the most literal images upon writerly and readerly textual 'spaces.' Part III adopts a phenomenological approach towards the reading-viewing experience as expressed in conceptual categories that include the trace, focal range, synesthesia, and rhythm and speed. The result is a provocative interplay of the categorical and the subjective that invites readers to think at once more precisely and more inventively about texts, images, and the intersections between the two.