The Neighborhood

Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374716134
Release Date: 2018-02-27
Genre: Fiction

A thrilling tale of desire and Peruvian corruption swirls around a scandalous exposé that leads to murder From the Nobel Laureate comes a politically charged detective novel weaving through the underbelly of Peruvian privilege. In the 1990s, during the turbulent and deeply corrupt years of Alberto Fujimori’s presidency, two wealthy couples of Lima’s high society become embroiled in a disturbing vortex of erotic adventures and politically driven blackmail. One day Enrique, a high-profile businessman, receives a visit from Rolando Garro, the editor of a notorious magazine that specializes in salacious exposés. Garro presents Enrique with lewd pictures from an old business trip and demands that he invest in the magazine. Enrique refuses, and the next day the pictures are on the front page. Meanwhile, Enrique’s wife is in the midst of a passionate and secret affair with the wife of Enrique’s lawyer and best friend. When Garro shows up murdered, the two couples are thrown into a whirlwind of navigating Peru’s unspoken laws and customs, while the staff of the magazine embark on their greatest exposé yet. Ironic and sensual, provocative and redemptive, the novel swirls into the kind of restless realism that has become Mario Vargas Llosa’s signature style. A twisting, unpredictable tale, The Neighborhood is at once a scathing indictment of Fujimori’s regime and a crime thriller that evokes the vulgarity of freedom in a corrupt system.

Pragmemes and Theories of Language Use

Author: Keith Allan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319434919
Release Date: 2017-01-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This volume offers recent developments in pragmatics and adjacent territories of investigation, including important new concepts such as the pragmatic act and the pragmeme, and combines developments in neighboring disciplines in an integrative holistic pragmatic approach. The young science of pragmatics has, from its inception, differentiated itself from neighboring fields in the humanities, especially the disciplines dealing with language and those focusing on the social and anthropological aspects of human behavior, by focusing on the language user in his or her societal environment.This collection of papers continues that emphasis on language use, and pragmatic acts in their context. The editors and contributors share a perspective that essentially considers language as a system for communication and wants to look at language from a societal perspective, and accept the view that acts of interpretation are essentially embedded in culture. In an interdisciplinary approach, some authors explore connections with social theory, in particular sociology or socio-linguistics, some offer a political stance (critical discourse analysis), others explore connections with philosophy and philosophy of language, and several papers address problems in theoretical pragmatics.

Das Erbe der Rosenthals

Author: Armando Lucas Correa
Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE
ISBN: 9783732547692
Release Date: 2017-12-21
Genre: Fiction

1939 muss die elfjährige Hannah mit ihrer Familie aus Berlin fliehen, denn sie ist Jüdin. Ein Schiff soll sie nach Kuba bringen, doch nur die Wenigsten dürfen die St. Louis dort verlassen. Auch Hannahs Familie wird auseinandergerissen. 2014 sucht die elfjährige Anna nach den Wurzeln ihres bei 9/11 verstorbenen Vaters. Ein Brief ihrer Großtante enthält Fotos und erste Hinweise. Doch erst als sie zusammen mit ihrer Mutter von New York nach Kuba reist, kommt sie der Geschichte ihrer Familie wirklich nahe ... Was bedeutet es, auf der Flucht zu sein, seine Heimat zu verlieren, die Liebsten? Einfühlsam und sprachgewaltig erzählt Armando Lucas Correa die Geschichte zweier Mädchen, die zwei Kontinente und mehr als sechs Jahrzehnte trennen, die aber so vieles verbindet: die Liebe zu ihren Vätern, ihr Überlebenswille, die Hoffnung.

English Spanish Bibel

Author: TruthBetold Ministry
Publisher: TruthBeTold Ministry via PublishDrive
ISBN: 9788283811711
Release Date: 2017-01-07
Genre: Bibles

This contains The New Heart English Bible (2010) and Reina Valera (1909) translation. It has 173,721 references. It contains 2 different formats of the Bible. It is approximately 4 times the length of The New Heart English Bible (2010) (NHEB). It includes a full copy of New Heart English Bible and Reina Valera formatted in a Study and Navigation friendly format, or the "navi" format for short. Here you will find each verse printed in the nheb-rv1909 order. Then a full copy of both the New Heart English Bible and Reina Valera, tailored Text-To-Speech (TTS) software technology. How the general Bible-navigation works: The Old and New Testament has an index of its books. The Old Testament has a reference to the New Testament. The New Testament has a reference to the Old Testament. Each book has a reference to The Testament it belongs to. Each book has a reference to the previous and or next book. Each book has an index of its chapters. Each chapter has a reference to the book it belongs to. Each chapter reference the previous and or next chapter. Each chapter has an index of its verses. Each verse is numbered and reference the chapter it belongs to. Each verse starts on a new line for better readability. Any reference in an index brings you to the location. The Menu reference all books within the given Bible formats. We wanted a navigation that worked beautifully and we have achieved what we hoped for. It is easy to handle, intuitive and it puts any verse in The Bible just a few clicks away. The combination of New Heart English Bible and Reina Valera and its navigation makes this ebook unique. Note that Text-To-Speech (TTS) support varies from device to device. Some devices do not support it. Others support only one language and some support many languages. The primary language in this ebook is English.

Sonntag

Author: Mario Vargas Llosa
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 9783458750543
Release Date: 2016-12-12
Genre: Fiction

Es sind die späten fünfziger Jahre in Lima, Miguel liebt Flora, aber er fürchtet, dass sein Kumpel Rubén sie ihm ausspannen wird. Als die Clique, »die Raubvögel«, beisammensitzt, fordert Miguel den Rivalen zum Wetttrinken heraus, und im Überschwang lassen die beiden sich auf eine Mutprobe ein, bei der es schon bald um Leben und Tod geht ... Sonntag ist eine der frühesten Erzählungen Mario Vargas Llosas, ein kompaktes Meisterwerk aus psychologischer Einfühlung und ungestüm kraftvoller Sprache. Kongenial illustriert von Kat Menschik.

Wunder

Author: Raquel J. Palacio
Publisher:
ISBN: 3446241752
Release Date: 2013-01
Genre:

Obwohl der 10-jährige August schon 27 Operationen hinter sich hat, ist sein Gesicht durch Gendefekte immer noch schwer entstellt. Nun soll er erstmals eine Schule besuchen und trifft dort nicht nur auf wohlgesonnene Mitschüler. Ab 12.

La casa en Mango Street

Author: Sandra Cisneros
Publisher:
ISBN: 3464202976
Release Date: 2009
Genre:

Todo moreno por todos lados, estamos seguros. Pero en un barrio de otro color nuestras rodillas comienzan a temblar traca traca y subimos las ventanillas de nuestros carros hasta arriba y nuestros ojos miran al frente. Sí. Así es.