The Tragedy Of The Street Of Flowers

Author: Eça de Queirós
Publisher: Scb Distributors
ISBN:
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The Tragedy of the Street of Flowers was discovered amongst the author's papers after his death, and was only published in Portugal in 1980. This is the first English translation, and its publication is timed to coincide with the centenary of Eca's death." "One night at the theatre, Vitor da Silva, a young law graduate, sees a strikingly beautiful woman: Genoveva de Molineux. She claims to have been born in Madeira and to have lived for many years in Paris. The truth about her past gradually begins to surface, as does the terrible secret that lies behind the overwhelming mutual attraction between her and Vitor. Eca brilliantly dissects a world in which only surface counts, providing the reader with a vivid and gripping portrayal of a society and class consumed by hypocrisy, greed and materialism."--

The Mandarin And Other Stories

Author: Jose Maria Eca de Queiroz
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 1907650342
Size: 78.36 MB
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The Mandarin is a satire on avarice published with the stories' Jose Matia's, 'The Idiosyncrasies of a Young Blonde Woman' and ' The Hanged Man'.

Alves Co And Other Stories

Author: Eça de Queirós
Publisher: Dedalus Limited
ISBN: 9781903517895
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Eca de Queiroz began his career as a self-declared realist, but as his writing evolved, his novels and stories became a potent blend of realism and fantasy.In this volume, comprising one short novel and six short stories, the reader is introduced to a dazzling variety of worlds and characters - a deceived husband who finds that jealousy is not the answer, a lovelorn Greek poet-turned-waiter working in a Charing Cross hotel, a saintly young woman soured by love, a follower of St Francis who learns that an entire life of virtue can be besmirched by one cruel act, Adam in Paradise pondering the pros and cons of dominion over the earth, Jesus healing a child, and a loyal nursemaid forced to make a terrible choice.

The City And The Mountains

Author: Eça de Queirós
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811217019
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Monumentally bored in spite of his privileged life in Paris society, heir Jacinto is invited to witness the move of his ancestors' bones to a newly renovated chapel in Portugal and sets off with his best friend on an adventurous train journey through France and Spain. Original.

The Illustrious House Of Ramires

Author: José Maria de Eça de Queirós
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811226980
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In a brilliant new translation, the wonderful penultimate novel by Eça de Queirós: “Portugal's greatest novelist” (José Saramago) The Illustrious House of Ramires, presented here in a sparkling new translation by Margaret Jull Costa, is the favorite novel of many Eça de Queirós aficionados. This late masterpiece, wickedly funny and yet profoundly tender, centers on Gonçalo Ramires, heir to a family so aristocratic that it predates even the kings of Portugal. Gonçalo—charming but disastrously effete, idealistic but hopelessly weak—muddles through his pampered life, burdened by a grand ambition. He is determined to write a great historical novel based on the heroic deeds of his fierce medieval ancestors. But “the record of their valor,” as The London Spectator remarked, “is ironically counterpointed by his own chicanery. A combination of Don Quixote and Walter Mitty, Ramires is continually humiliated but at the same time kindhearted. Ironic comedy is the keynote of the novel. Eça de Queirós has justly been compared with Flaubert and Stendhal."

The Maias

Author: Eça de Queirós
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811216494
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Carlos, heir to a great fortune, becomes a doctor and drifts along spending time at the theater, reading, and having affairs, until he falls deeply in love but has to hide a terrible secret.

The Mandarin And Other Stories

Author: Jose Maria Eca de Queiroz
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 1907650342
Size: 53.29 MB
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The Mandarin is a satire on avarice published with the stories' Jose Matia's, 'The Idiosyncrasies of a Young Blonde Woman' and ' The Hanged Man'.

New Horizons In Health

Author: Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309072964
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New Horizons in Health discusses how the National Institutes of Health (NIH) can integrate research in the social, behavioral, and biomedical sciences to better understand the causes of disease as well as interventions that promote health. It outlines a set of research priorities for consideration by the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), with particular attention to research that can support and complement the work of the National Institutes of Health. By addressing the range of interactions among social settings, behavioral patterns, and important health concerns, it highlights areas of scientific opportunity where significant investment is most likely to improve national—and global—health outcomes. These opportunities will apply the knowledge and methods of the behavioral and social sciences to contemporary health needs, and give attention to the chief health concerns of the general public.

The Tragedy Of The Street Of Flowers

Author: Eça de Queirós
Publisher: Scb Distributors
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The Tragedy of the Street of Flowers was discovered amongst the author's papers after his death, and was only published in Portugal in 1980. This is the first English translation, and its publication is timed to coincide with the centenary of Eca's death." "One night at the theatre, Vitor da Silva, a young law graduate, sees a strikingly beautiful woman: Genoveva de Molineux. She claims to have been born in Madeira and to have lived for many years in Paris. The truth about her past gradually begins to surface, as does the terrible secret that lies behind the overwhelming mutual attraction between her and Vitor. Eca brilliantly dissects a world in which only surface counts, providing the reader with a vivid and gripping portrayal of a society and class consumed by hypocrisy, greed and materialism."--

Reconciliation Civil Society And The Politics Of Memory

Author: Birgit Schwelling
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 383941931X
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How did civil society function as a locus for reconciliation initiatives since the beginning of the 20th century? The essays in this volume challenge the conventional understanding of reconciliation as a benign state-driven process. They explore how a range of civil society actors - from Turkish intellectuals apologizing for the Armenian Genocide to religious organizations working towards the improvement of Franco-German relations - have confronted and coped with the past. These studies offer a critical perspective on local and transnational reconciliation acts by questioning the extent to which speech became an alternative to silence, remembrance to forgetting, engagement to oblivion.