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Adieux La Reine

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Albanian-English English-Albanian ( Hippocrene Practical Dictionary )

Albanian-English English-Albanian ( Hippocrene Practical Dictionary )

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In its ninth printing, the Albanian Practical Dictionary is expanded and romanized to include 9,000 entries with simple pronunciation and basic grammatical information. Also includes a transliteration guide, a list of abbreviations, geographical names, and idiomatic expressions.
Albanian-English/English-Albanian Dictionary and Phrasebook

Albanian-English/English-Albanian Dictionary and Phrasebook

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This is the ideal reference tool for people who want to communicate in Albanian but have no previous knowledge of the language. It includes an Albanian-English/English-Albanian dictionary along with helpful phrasebook chapters covering topics like shopping, dining and transportation.
Alma y como obtuvo su nombre

Alma y como obtuvo su nombre

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Cómo terminó Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela con un nombre tan largo? Mientras Papi le cuenta la historia de cada uno de sus nombres, Alma comienza a sentir cómo cabe perfectamente en ellos.

What's in a name? For one little girl, her very long name tells the vibrant story of where she came from -- and who she may one day be. Spanish language edition!

If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza José Pura Candela has way too many names: six! Just think of how hard it is to fit them all on the back of a little photo. How did such a small person wind up with such a large name? Alma turns to Daddy for an answer and learns of Sofia, the grandmother who loved books and flowers; Esperanza, the great-grandmother who longed to travel; José, the grandfather who was an artist; and other namesakes too. As she hears the story of her name, Alma starts to think it might be a perfect fit after all -- and realizes that she will one day have her own story to tell. In her author-illustrator debut, Juana Martinez-Neal opens a treasure box of discovery for children who may be curious about their own origin or name story.

Am Ende des Schweigens

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Am I Small? Malka Li Sum? (English-Bulgarian)

Am I Small? Malka Li Sum? (English-Bulgarian)

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Bilingual Edition English-Bulgarian

"Am I small?" - Tamia is not sure and keeps asking various animals that she meets on her journey. Eventually she finds the surprising answer...

200+ Languages and Dialects

The picture book Am I small? has been translated into over 200 languages and dialects since its publication. It is available for every country on earth in at least one official language.

Please note: This book is a bilingual picture book with a 1:1 translation created by professional human translators (see translator's credits for details).

Amberes

Amberes

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Descrita por el propio autor como una obra policíaca, aunque no lo parezca, Amberes fue redactada veintidós años antes de su primera publicación en 2002, y descubre al Roberto Bolaño más experimental y complejo.

A caballo entre la narrativa y la prosa poética, Amberes se compone de 56 fragmentos, 56 balas perdidas cuyo objetivo permanece oculto al lector. Como pequeños fogonazos sin orden ni concierto que solamente insinúan la existencia de una luz más cegadora, los recuerdos y divagaciones que, en voz de distintos personajes --vivos y muertos--, llenan estas páginas, nos hablan de jorobados, drogas, prostitutas, películas, escritores sin palabras, asesinatos, asesinos y asesinados.
Bamboleándose entre ficción y realidad, entre cordura y locura, el lector se enfrenta a un caso en un tablero con todas las piezas, pero sin ninguna garantía de que tenga solución.

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Bolaño's radical first novel.

Written when he was only twenty-seven, Antwerp can be viewed as the Big Bang of Roberto Bolaño's fictional universe. This novel presents the genesis of Bolano's enterprise in prose; all the elements are here, highly compressed, at the moment when his talent explodes. From this springboard―which Bolaño chose to publish in 2002, twenty years after he'd written it ("and even that I can't be certain of")―as if testing out a high dive, he would plunge into the unexplored depths of the modern novel.

Voices speak from a dream, from a nightmare, from passersby, from an omniscient narrator, from "Roberto Bolano." Antwerp's fractured narration in fifty-four sections moves in multiple directions and cuts to the bone.

American Sign Language Dictionary ( Random House Webster's )

American Sign Language Dictionary ( Random House Webster's )

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The Random House Webster's Compact American Sign Language Dictionary is a treasury of over 4,500 signs for the novice and experienced user alike. It includes complete descriptions of each sign, plus full-torso illustrations. There is also a subject index for easy reference as well as alternate signs for the same meaning.
Amigos

Amigos

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From the creator of the all-time classic VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR comes a sweet and heartfelt story about the power of friendship--now available in Spanish!

When a best friend moves away, it can be painful for the child who is left behind. But the spunky boy in this upbeat story makes up his mind to find his missing playmate. Friends tells a story alive with love, perseverance, and hope, all brightened with the vibrant, unmistakable art of Eric Carle.

Amsterdam

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Anchor Anthology Of French Poetry

Anchor Anthology Of French Poetry

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First published in 1958, this collection introduced an indispensible corpus of western poetry to countless American college students, francophiles, and would-be poets -- among them Patti Smith, whose vocation was formed she says, by reading this book. The poetic and cultural tradition forged by the Symbolist poets -- Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Verlaine, Appollinaire, and others -- reverberated throughout the avant garde and counter-cultures of the twentieth century. Modernism, surrealism, abstract impressionism, and the Beat movement are unthinkable without the example of these poets and their theories of art, making this reissue possibly the hippest "dead white European male" anthology ever published.

Including translations by Richmond Lattimore, W. S. Merwin, Dudley Fitts, and Richard Wilbur, this anthology has stood the test of time in terms of its selection and scholarly apparatus. Now back in print after twenty years in a fresh new edition, the book features an introduction by Patti Smith that testifies to its epochal impact on her own career, as well as those of other influential latter-day poets, including Lou Reed and Jim Carroll. This rediscovered gem is sure to inspire a new generation.

Are You My Mother/&191Eres t&250 mi mam&225

Are You My Mother/&191Eres t&250 mi mam&225

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This oversized bilingual edition of the classic Are You My Mother? is perfect to share with young readers any day of the year!

Now available in a larger size trim to accommodate the English and Spanish text, this bilingual edition of P. D. Eastman's beloved Beginner Book Are You My Mother? is perfect for Spanish speakers and English speakers to enjoy in two languages! Newly translated by Teresa Mlawer--one of the most respected figures in Hispanic publishing--this classic beginning reader about a baby bird in search of his mother is ideal for baby showers, Mother's Day, and happy occasions of all kinds!

¡Una nueva edición bilingüe, en un formato mayor, de Are You My Mother?!

Ahora disponible en un formato más grande, para poder acomodar el texto en inglés y en español, esta edición bilingüe de la entrañable historia de P.D. Eastman, Are You My Mother?/Eres tú mi mamá?, es perfecta para que los niños que hablan español e inglés la puedan disfrutar en ambos idiomas. Traducido por Teresa Mlawer, una de las figuras más respetadas en el mundo editorial en español, este clásico para primeros lectores, que cuenta las peripecias de un pajarito en busca de su mamá, es el regalo ideal para futuras mamás, el Día de la Madre o cualquier ocasión especial.

Arriere-Pays ( French List )

Arriere-Pays ( French List )

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Since the publication of his first book in 1953, Yves Bonnefoy has become one of the most important French poets of the postwar years. At last, we have the long-awaited English translation of Yves Bonnefoy's celebrated work, L'Arrière-pays, which takes us to the heart of his creative process and to the very core of his poetic spirit. In his poem, "The Convex Mirror," Bonnefoy writes: "Look at them down there, at that crossroads, / They seem to hesitate, then go on." The idea of the crossroads haunts Bonnefoy's work, as he is troubled by the idea that the path not taken may lead to the arrière-pays, a place of greater plenitude, and of more authentic being--an "elsewhere in the absolute." Seized by this fear that what he terms "presence" exists always somewhere else, a little further on, Bonnefoy here sets out on a labyrinthine quest to find traces of this "original place," which he locates not only in objects of knowledge and experience as diverse as the deserts of Asia, a hill fort in India, a church in Armenia, the painting of Piero della Francesca but also, crucially, in the undivided intensity of his experiences as a child. Written with a visionary grace, The Arrière-pays is a spiritual testament to art, philosophy, and poetry. Enriched by a new preface by the poet, this volume also includes three recent essays in which he returns to his original account of an ethical and aesthetic haunting, one that recounts the struggle between our instinct to idealize--what he deems our eternal Platonism--and the equally strong need to combat this and to be reconciled with our nature as finite beings, made of flesh and blood, in the world of the here and now.

Art : A Play

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Arvida

Arvida

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Finalist for the 2015 Giller Prize

Finalist for the 2016 Best Translated Book Award

One of Quill & Quire's Books of the Year, 2015

A twenty-five-thousand-copy bestseller in Quebec, Arvida, with its stories of innocent young girls and wild beasts, attempted murder and ritual mutilation, haunted houses and road trips heading nowhere, is unforgettable. Like a Proust-obsessed Cormac McCarthy, Samuel Archibald's portrait of his hometown, a model town design by American industrialist Arthur Vining Davis, does for Quebec's North what William Faulkner did for the South, and heralds an important new voice in world literature.

Samuel Archibald teaches contemporary popular culture at the University of Quebec in Montreal, where he lectures on genre fiction, horror movies, and video games, among other subjects.

Asemic: The Art of Writing

Asemic: The Art of Writing

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The first critical study of writing without language


In recent years, asemic writing--writing without language--has exploded in popularity, with anthologies, a large-scale art exhibition, and flourishing interest on sites like tumblr, YouTube, Pinterest, and Instagram. Yet this burgeoning, fascinating field has never received a dedicated critical study. Asemic fills that gap, proposing new ways of rethinking the nature of writing.

Pioneered in the work of creators such as Henri Michaux, Roland Barthes, and Cy Twombly, asemic writing consolidated as a movement in the 1990s. Author Peter Schwenger first covers these "asemic ancestors" before moving to current practitioners such as Michael Jacobson, Rosaire Appel, and Christopher Skinner, exploring how asemic writing has evolved and gained importance in the contemporary era.

Asemic includes intriguing revelations about the relation of asemic writing to Chinese characters, the possibility of asemic writing in nature, and explanations of how we can read without language. Written in a lively style, this book will engage scholars of contemporary art and literary theory, as well as anyone interested in what writing was and what it is now in the process of becoming.

Asi Empieza Lo Malo

Asi Empieza Lo Malo

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Una novela sobre el deseo, el rencor y la arbitrariedad del perdón.

Libro del año 2014 según Babelia.

Así empieza lo malo cuenta la historia íntima de un matrimonio de muchos años, narrada por su joven testigo cuando este es ya un hombre plenamente adulto. Juan de Vere encuentra su primer empleo como secretario personal de Eduardo Muriel, un antaño exitoso director de cine, en el Madrid de 1980. Su trabajo le permite entrar en la privacidad de la casa familiar y ser espectador de la misteriosa desdicha conyugal entre Muriel y su esposa Beatriz Noguera.

Muriel le encarga que investigue y sonsaque a un amigo suyo de media vida, el Doctor Jorge Van Vechten, de cuyo indecente comportamiento en el pasado le han llegado rumores. Pero Juan no se limitará a eso y tomará dudosas iniciativas, porque, como él mismo reconoce desde su edad madura, -los jóvenes tienen el alma y la conciencia aplazadas-. Así descubrirá que no hay justicia desinteresada, sino que está siempre contaminada por el rencor personal y por los propios deseos, y que todo perdón o castigo son arbitrarios.

«Es un libro sobre el deseo, como uno de los motores más fuertes en la vida de las personas, que a veces lleva a pasar por encima de cualquier lealtad, consideración e incluso respeto en el trato con los demás. Otro de los temas de la novela es la impunidad y la arbitrariedad del perdón y del no perdón. Cómo la idea de justicia que la gente reclama a veces tiene mucho que ver con que el acto en sí nos afecte o no.»
Javier Marías

La crítica ha dicho...

«No es una novela autobiográfica, pero sí tiene vivencias de la juventud del autor. No es una novela política, pero sus resonancias están allí. No es una novela sobre los años 80, pero la acción transcurre en esa década. No es una novela histórica, pero las esquirlas de la posguerra Guerra Civil, en los años 40 y 50, alcanzan a sus personajes. No es una novela de amor, pero sí de la desdicha del matrimonio protagonista. No es una novela de venganzas, pero sí sobre la impunidad y la arbitrariedad del perdón.»
Winston Manrique, El País

«Javier Marías es un escritor maravilloso.»
John Banville

«Javier Marías es uno de los más grandes escritores vivos.»
Claudio Magris

«Independientemente de nuestras expectativas, al leer elegimos pasar tiempo en compañía de un autor. En el caso de Javier Marías, se trata de una buena decisión: su mente es profunda, aguda, a veces turbadora, a veces hilarante, y siempre inteligente.»
Edward St Aubyn, The New York Times Book Review

«Un escritor profundamente necesario, un caballero andante, divertido, punzante, lleno de ira y amor.»
The Guardian

«De una inteligencia deslumbrante y cautivadora, parece que no haya nada que Marías no pueda conseguir con la ficción. No es extraño que se lo mencione continuamente como potencial Premio Nobel.»
Kirkus Reviews

«Hechizante... evoca a creadores de acertijos como Borges, y las tramas de Marías, ingeniosas como jugadas de ajedrez, traen a la mente al gran maestro estratega del siglo XX, Vladimir Nabokov.»
Los Angeles Times

«Una de las obras mayores de la literatura contemporánea... Tiene que abrir este libro.»
Ali Smith, The Sunday Telegraph

«Javier Marías es, en mi opinión, uno de los mejores escritores europeos contemporáneos.»
J.M. Coetzee

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Award-winning author Javier Marías examines a household living in unhappy the shadow of history, and explores the cruel, tender punishments we exact on those we love

As a young man, Juan de Vere takes a job that will haunt him for the rest of his life. Eduardo Muriel is a famous film director - urbane, discreet, irreproachable - an irresistible idol to a young man. Muriel's wife Beatriz is a soft, ripe woman who slips through her husband's home like an unwanted ghost, finding solace in other beds. And on the periphery of all their lives stands Dr Jorge Van Vechten, a shadowy family friend implicated in unsavoury rumours that Muriel cannot bear to pursue himself - rumours he asks Juan to investigate instead. But as Juan draws closer to the truth, he uncovers more questions, ones his employer has not asked and would rather not answer. Why does Muriel hate Beatriz? How did Beatriz meet Van Vechten? And what happened during the war?

As Juan learns more about his employers, he begins to understand the conflicting pulls of desire, power and guilt that govern their lives - and his own. Marias presents a study of the infinitely permeable boundaries between private and public selves, between observer and participant, between the deceptions we suffer from others and those we enact upon ourselves.

'No one else, anywhere, is writing quite like this' Daily Telegraph on The Infatuations

Asi es como la pierdes

Asi es como la pierdes

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Así es como la pierdes es un libro sobre mujeres que quitan el sentido y sobre el amor y el ardor. Y sobre la traición porque a veces traicionamos lo que más queremos, y también es un libro sobre el suplicio que pasamos después -los ruegos, las lágrimas, la sensación de estar atravesado un campo de minas- para intentar recuperar lo que perdimos. Aquello que creíamos que no queríamos, que no nos importaba. Estos cuentos nos enseñan las leyes fijas del amor: que la desesperanza de los padres, la acaban sufriendo los hijos, que lo que les hacemos a nuestros ex amantes nos lo harán inevitablemente a nosotros, y que aquello de "amar al prójimo como a uno mismo" no funciona bajo la influencia de Eros. Pero sobre todo, estos cuentos nos recuerdan que el ardor siempre triunfa sobre la experiencia, y que el amor, cuando llega de verdad, necesita más de una vida para desvanecerse.

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Finalist for the 2012 National Book Award


A Time and People Top 10 Book of 2012Finalist for the 2012 Story PrizeChosen as a notable or best book of the year by The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, The LA Times, Newsday, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, the iTunes bookstore, and many more...
Electrifying. -The New York Times Book Review
"Exhibits the potent blend of literary eloquence and street cred that earned him a Pulitzer Prize... Díaz's prose is vulgar, brave, and poetic." -O Magazine
From the award-winning author, a stunning collection that celebrates the haunting, impossible power of love.
On a beach in the Dominican Republic, a doomed relationship flounders. In a New Jersey laundry room, a woman does her lover's washing and thinks about his wife. In Boston, a man buys his love child, his only son, a first baseball bat and glove. At the heart of these stories is the irrepressible, irresistible Yunior, a young hardhead whose longing for love is equaled only by his recklessness--and by the extraordinary women he loves and loses.
In prose that is endlessly energetic, inventive, tender, and funny, these stories lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weakness of the human heart. They remind us that passion always triumphs over experience, and that "the half-life of love is forever."