Product Description: "An extraordinary display of historical inquisitiveness and stylistic maturity."-The New York Times Book Review Exploring the consequences of the European discovery of the Americas and challenging the myth of Columbus, Alejo Carpentier-"the father of magical realism"-studies the first meetings of the Western and American cultures and the tragic consequences of tarnished and abandoned idealism...read more
Offered a commission to illegally trap a rare Russian butterfly, J. decides to use the opportunity to smuggle his Russian lover, who has no papers, back into her homeland, but after she mysteriously vanishes in the port of Odessa, he spends his time waiting for her return, reading her letters, and hoping to find both the butterfly and his lost love. Reprint.
A profusely illustrated companion volume to the four-part public television series, to be broadcast in September 1998, traces the controversial U.S.-Mexican War through primary materials and the contributions of U.S. and Mexican scholars. Original. TV tie-in. IP.
9781562790936 | Mercury House, March 1, 1997, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: A collection of Spanish proverbs, maxims, and adages from such sources as the Bible, indigenous lore, Don Quixote, and Shakespeare
Draws on philosophy, sociology, psychology, history, and other disciplines to analyze issues concerning the relationship between disability, social justice, and education. The 11 essays illustrate the limitation of the distributive views of social justice as they relate to the education of people with disabilities, and demonstrate the importance of such issues as difference, representation, and recognition. Of interest to social workers and policy makers as well as educators. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
9780335195848 | Open Univ Pr, December 1, 1996, cover price $102.95 | About this edition: Draws on philosophy, sociology, psychology, history, and other disciplines to analyze issues concerning the relationship between disability, social justice, and education.