The Feast of the Goat

The Feast of the Goat


Author : Mario Vargas Llosa
Publisher : Faber & Faber
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ISBN : 0571268145
Pages : 416 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (571 users)

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Urania Cabral, a New York lawyer, returns to the Dominican Republic after a lifelong self-imposed exile. Once she is back in her homeland, the elusive feeling of terror that has overshadowed her whole life suddenly takes shape. Urania's own story alternates with the powerful climax of dictator Rafael Trujillo's reign. In 1961, Trujillo's decadent inner circle (which includes Urania's soon-to-be disgraced father) enjoys the luxuries of privilege while the rest of the nation lives in fear and deprivation. As Trujillo clings to power, a plot to push the Dominican Republic into the future is being formed. But after the murder of its hated dictator, the Goat, is carried out, the Dominican Republic is plunged into the nightmare of a bloody and uncertain aftermath. Now, thirty years later, Urania reveals how her own family was fatally wounded by the forces of history. In The Feast of the Goat Mario Vargas Llosa eloquently explores the effects of power and violence on the lives of both the oppressors and those they victimized. 'The Feast of the Goat will stand out as the great emblematic novel of Latin America's twentieth century and removes One Hundred Years of Solitude of that title.' Times Literary Supplement


Binding Violence

Binding Violence


Author : Moira Fradinger
Publisher : Stanford University Press
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ISBN : 080477465X
Pages : 352 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (84 users)

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Binding Violence exposes the relation between literary imagination, autonomous politics, and violence through the close analysis of literary texts—in particular Sophocles' Antigone, D. A. F. de Sade's 120 Days of Sodom, and Vargas Llosa's The Feast of the Goat—that speak to a blind spot in democratic theory, namely, how we decide democratically on the borders of our political communities. These works bear the imprint of the anxieties of democracy concerning its other—violence—especially when the question of a redefinition of membership is at stake. The book shares the philosophical interest in rethinking politics that has recently surfaced at the crossroads of literary criticism, philosophy, critical theory, and psychoanalysis. Fradinger takes seriously the responsibility to think through and give names to the political uses of violence and to provoke useful reflection on the problem of violence as it relates to politics and on literature as it relates to its times.


The Facts on File Companion to the World Novel

The Facts on File Companion to the World Novel


Author : Michael Sollars
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
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ISBN : 1438108362
Pages : 948 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (438 users)

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Vargas Llosa and Latin American Politics

Vargas Llosa and Latin American Politics


Author : Juan E. De Castro
Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 0230113591
Pages : 235 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (23 users)

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Mario Vargas Llosa is a heterogeneous writer whose positions have often not been consistent from novel to novel, between his fictional and nonfictional work, between his literary and political commentary, and as his political commentary has proceeded over the decades. This analysis of his work reveals his insights into socio-political matters.


Ireland, the Irish, and the Rise of Biofiction

Ireland, the Irish, and the Rise of Biofiction


Author : Michael Lackey
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
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ISBN : 150137849X
Pages : 288 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (51 users)

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Biofiction is literature that names its protagonist after an actual historical figure, and it has become a dominant literary form over the last 35 years. What has not yet been scholarly acknowledged or documented is that the Irish played a crucial role in the origins, evolution, rise, and now dominance of biofiction. Michael Lackey first examines the groundbreaking biofictions that Oscar Wilde and George Moore authored in the late 19th and early 20th centuries as well as the best biographical novels about Wilde (by Peter Ackroyd and Colm Tóibín). He then focuses on contemporary authors of biofiction (Sabina Murray, Graham Shelby, Anne Enright, and Mario Vargas Llosa, who Lackey has interviewed for this work) who use the lives of prominent Irish figures (Roger Casement and Eliza Lynch) to explore the challenges of seizing and securing a life-promoting form of agency within a colonial and patriarchal context. In conclusion, Lackey briefly analyzes biographical novels by Peter Carey and Mary Morrissy to illustrate why agency is of central importance for the Irish, and why that focus mandated the rise of the biographical novel, a literary form that mirrors the constructed Irish interior.


Mario Vargas Llosa

Mario Vargas Llosa


Author : Raymond Leslie Williams
Publisher : University of Texas Press
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ISBN : 0292767374
Pages : 248 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (292 users)

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Awarded the Nobel Prize in 2010 at the age of seventy-four, Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa has held pivotal roles in the evolution and revolutions of modern Latin American literature. Perhaps surprisingly, no complete history of Vargas Llosa's works, placed in biographical and historical context, has been published—until now. A masterwork from one of America's most revered scholars of Latin American fiction, Mario Vargas Llosa: A Life of Writing provides a critical overview of Vargas Llosa's numerous novels while reinvigorating debates regarding conventional interpretations of the work. Weaving analysis with discussions of the writer's political commentary, Raymond Leslie Williams traces the author's youthful identity as a leftist student of the 1960s to a repudiation of some of his earlier ideas beginning in the 1980s. Providing a unique perspective on the complexity, nuance, and scope of Vargas Llosa's lauded early novels and on his passionate support of indigenous populations in his homeland, Williams then turns his eye to the recent works, which serve as a bridge between the legacies of the Boom and the diverse array of contemporary Latin American fiction writers at work today. In addition, Williams provides a detailed description of Vargas Llosa's traumatic childhood and its impact on him—seen particularly in his lifelong disdain for authority figures—as well as of the authors who influenced his approach, from Faulkner to Flaubert. Culminating in reflections drawn from Williams's formal interviews and casual conversations with the author at key phases of both men's careers, this is a landmark publication that will spark new lines of inquiry into an intricate body of work.


Anxieties of Experience

Anxieties of Experience


Author : Jeffrey Lawrence
Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN : 0190690208
Pages : 298 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (19 users)

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'Anxieties of Experience' offers a new interpretation of US and Latin American literature. Rereading a range of canonical works from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass to Roberto Bolano's 2666, it traces the development and interaction of two distinct literary strains in the Americas: the 'US literature of experience' and the 'Latin American literature of the reader'


The Cambridge Companion to Mario Vargas Llosa

The Cambridge Companion to Mario Vargas Llosa


Author : Efrain Kristal
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN : 0521864240
Pages : 233 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (521 users)

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Analyses Vargas Llosa's career as a writer and as an important cultural and political figure in Latin America and beyond.


The Feast of Tabernacles

The Feast of Tabernacles


Author : William Mashao
Publisher : William Mashao
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ISBN : 0620704195
Pages : 132 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (62 users)

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WhatsApp contact no. +27711421724; Facebook William M Mashao. In this book we recuperate and expose the Feast of Tabernacles eminency, impacts and how we as the church can transition to the perfect image of Christ and also reveals the resources in which Christ can be revealed to the Church with the intention to make the plan and the Will of God the Father visible on the earth through His body which is the Church. The Feast of Tabernacles is fulfilled Christological and eschatologically meaning it seeks to reveal Christ in a Personified, Embodied and Incarnated form and also the journey that we as the Church need to take in revealing Him as the only optimism. In this book we discussing the Feast of Tabernacles in our Current Season not for us to put a great mark the days which were celebrated or for us to redo as the ancient Israelites did however we put the emphasis that we are Tabernacles (dwelling place) of God and the duties that were performed by the Jewish as they carry a metaphoric designation in our current season, as the Feast serves for two purposes which are harvesting the fruits and dwelling in the Booths (Tabernacles) this speaks of Christ dwelling in us and we are able to reveal Christ in form of fruits, Greek word for fruits is “karpos” which means anything that originates or comes from something which is the result of work, act or deeds, from this we can conclude that our works, act or deeds can tell how much of Christ we have possessed meaning they bring a blueprint on how us as the Tabernacles of God can live to portray the very Christ that which is in us.


Die Liebe zu Zeiten der Cholera

Die Liebe zu Zeiten der Cholera


Author : Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher :
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Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (11 users)

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Christ in the Passover/Christ in the Feast of Pentecost/Christ in the Feast of Tabernacles Set

Christ in the Passover/Christ in the Feast of Pentecost/Christ in the Feast of Tabernacles Set


Author : Ceil Rosen
Publisher : Moody Publishers
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ISBN : 0802483224
Pages : 608 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (82 users)

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This package includes the complete three-volume set of the Christ in the Feasts series: Christ in the Passover, Christ in the Feast of Pentecost, and Christ in the Feast of Tabernacles. In Christ in the Passover, Ceil and Moishe Rosen explore the meaning behind the different elements of the feast such as the bitter herbs, salty water, a sweet apple mixture, and the shankbone of a lamb. This book invites you to enter the celebration of Passover, rich with history and significance for both Jew and Gentile. God wasn't finished working in the lives of His people after the waters of the Red Sea parted. Both past and future deliverance are celebrated in this solemn and joyful feast. Through Christ in the Passover, you’ll trace God’s involvement through the history of this holy day—from the first Passover, all the way to the modern Seder. And in the revised editions of this inviting book, the authors show you how the death and resurrection of Jesus the Messiah are forever interwoven with the Passover and its symbolism. In Christ in the Feast of Pentecost, this engrossing book will quickly capture your attention as you realize the excitement leading up to this festive occasion and the richness it will bring to your understanding of both the Old and New Testament references. The authors treat us to the sense of anticipation that "cannot be overstated" as their insightful account of traditions leading up to this holiday unfolds...a boy's first haircut, bonfires, sweet treats, artful paper cutting, firstfruits. Shavnot will lead believers in Jesus into greater understanding of the significance of the omer, the waiting period, which foreshadows our watching for His return and gives further meaning to our work of building His kingdom. In Christ in the Feast of Tabernacles, David Brickner will captivate you with the rich imagery of this great festival. From the feast's origins of being celebrated with temporary shelters to modern-day observances--and even its meaning for heaven--you'll be enriched by this fascinating account.


In His Footsteps

In His Footsteps


Author : Marilyn E. Phelan
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
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ISBN : 1666701882
Pages : 186 pages
Rating Book: 4.6/5 (666 users)

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From the lengthy research and pen of two lawyers, a judge and a former law professor, this book, In His Footsteps: The Early Followers of Jesus, is a guide to understanding the early Christian movement through a study of the lives and ministries of the first believers, most of whom had met with the risen Jesus and thus knew, without doubt, that Jesus was the Christ and Savior of the world. The book cites accounts from Eusebius, a third-century Greek Christian historian, who also referenced testimony from first-century Christians about the almost unbelievable courage of the early followers of Jesus, who willingly and fearlessly, despite tremendous persecution and sufferings, brought to an otherwise lost world an assurance of life eternal for all believers. The book also refers to the fulfillment of many of the biblical prophecies, the principal ones being the restoration of the nation of Israel and the return of many Jewish people to their homeland. This book is an indispensable resource for all persons, as the tremendous sacrifices of the first believers should never be forgotten.


The Spirituality of Black Hebrew Pentecostals

The Spirituality of Black Hebrew Pentecostals


Author : Fred G. Sherron
Publisher : UJ Press
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ISBN : 1920383158
Pages : 226 pages
Rating Book: 4.2/5 (92 users)

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The spirituality of Black Hebrew Pentecostalism is a rich tradition that has been hidden from the view of scholars. With the new interest in spirituality forming the background to this title, the author attempts to enlighten readers about this tradition.


La Fiesta del Chivo [The Feast of the Goat]

La Fiesta del Chivo [The Feast of the Goat]


Author : Mario V Llosa
Publisher :
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ISBN : 9789570838374
Pages : 560 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (838 users)

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edition of La Fiesta del Chivo [THE FEAST OF THE GOAT] by the winner of 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature Mario Vargas Llosa. Peruvian master Llosa vividly portraits one of the most notorious Dominican Republic dictators, General Rafael Trujillo's (the Goat) evil regime for 32 years focusing on the final days of his life. Translated by Song Byeong Seon. In Traditional Chinese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.


Gleanings in Exodus

Gleanings in Exodus


Author : Arthur W. Pink
Publisher : Moody Publishers
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ISBN : 1575679965
Pages : 384 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (575 users)

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Gleanings in Exodus contains exhaustive studies that bring out deep theological and spiritual truths from the Scriptures. This is an excellent resource book.


The Feasts of Israel

The Feasts of Israel


Author : Chuck Missler
Publisher : Koinonia House
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ISBN : 1578216699
Pages : pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (578 users)

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PassoverFeast of Unleavened BreadFeast of First FruitsFeast of PentecostFeast of TrumpetsDay of AtonementFeast of Tabernacles The Feasts of Israel, set by God, are not only commemorative in a historical context, but are also prophetic. The first three feasts in the 1st month point to the Messiah's First Coming; the last three feasts in the 7th month, to His Second Coming. The middle feast highlights the Church, in more ways than is generally recognized. Dr. Chuck Missler begins to reveal the rich background of these feasts with many surprises for the Biblical believer, and yet only scratches the surface.


Notes on the

Notes on the "Feasts of the Lord," Prescribed to the Jews, and Their Bearing Upon the Faith and Hope of the Christian Church


Author : William Renny Caird
Publisher :
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ISBN :
Pages : 250 pages
Rating Book: 4.R/5 ( users)

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