Death And The Maiden

Author: Ariel Dorfman
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ISBN: 9781848422322
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A woman seeks revenge when the man she believes to have been her torturer happens to re-enter her life. Ariel Dorfman's play premiered at the Royal Court in 1991, and is now recognised as a modern classic. This 20th-anniversary edition was published alongside the play's West End revival in 2011. ‘Beware of turning into the enemy you most fear.' Years have passed since political prisoner, Paulina, suffered at the hands of her captor: a man whose face she never saw, but whom she can still recall with terrifying clarity. Tonight, by chance, a stranger arrives at the secluded beach house she shares with her husband Gerardo, a human rights lawyer. A stranger Paulina is convinced was her tormentor and must now be held to account...

Theatre And Human Rights After 1945

Author: Mary Luckhurst
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137362308
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This volume investigates the rise of human rights discourses manifested in the global spectrum of theatre and performance since 1945. Essays address topics such as disability, discrimination indigenous rights, torture, gender violence, genocide and elder abuse.

The Dialectics Of Exile

Author: Sophia A. McClennen
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557533159
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The history of exile literature is as old as the history of writing itself. Despite this vast and varied literary tradition, criticism of exile writing has tended to analyze these works according to a binary logic, where exile either produces creative freedom or it traps the writer in restrictive nostalgia. The Dialectics of Exile: Nation, Time, Language and Space in Hispanic Literatures offers a theory of exile writing that accounts for the persistence of these dual impulses and for the ways that they often co-exist within the same literary works. Focusing on writers working in the latter part of the 2 century who were exiled during a historical moment of increasing globalization, transnational economics, and the theoretical shifts of postmodernism, Sophia A. McClennen proposes that exile literature is best understood as a series of dialectic tensions about cultural identity. Through comparative analysis of Juan Goytisolo (Spain), Ariel Dorfman (Chile) and Cristina Peri Rossi (Uruguay), this book explores how these writers represent exile identity. Each chapter addresses dilemmas central to debates over cultural identity such as nationalism versus globalization, time as historical or cyclical, language as representationally accurate or disconnected from reality, and social space as utopic or dystopic. McClennen demonstrates how the complex writing of these three authors functions as an alternative discourse of cultural identity that not only challenges official versions imposed by authoritarian regimes, but also tests the limits of much cultural criticism.

Encyclopedia Of Latin American Theater

Author: Eladio Cortés
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313290411
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Describes Latin American theater from pre-Columbian times to the present, with sections on each country and entries for playwrights, theaters, and cultural movements, placing them within the context of international literature.

World Literature In Spanish G Q

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Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313337705
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Contains roughly 850 entries on both major and minor authors, themes, genres, and topics of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the present day. Describes the growing diversity within national borders, the increasing interdependence among nations, and the myriad impacts of Spanish literature across the globe.

Principles Of Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry

Author: Gary Wulfsberg
Publisher: University Science Books
ISBN: 9780935702668
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This unique text is ingeniously organized by class of compound and by property or reaction type, not group by group or element by element (which requires students to memorize isolated facts).

La Lucha

Author: Jon Sack
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1781688028
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A front-line human rights defender fighting murderous impunity in the Mexican borderlands The Mexican border state of Chihuahua and its city Juárez have become notorious the world over as hotbeds of violence. Drug cartel battles and official corruption result in more murders annually in Chihuahua than in wartorn Afghanistan. Thanks to a culture of impunity, 97 percent of the killings in Juárez go unsolved. Despite a climate of fear, a small group of human rights activists, exemplified by the Chihuahua lawyer and organizer Lucha Castro, works to identify the killers and their official enablers. This is the story of La Lucha, illustrated in beautiful and chilling comic book art, rendering in rich detail the stories of families ripped apart by disappearances and murders—especially gender-based violence—and the remarkably brave advocacy, protests, and investigations of ordinary citizens who turned their grief into resistance. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Resistance Trilogy

Author: Ariel Dorfman
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9781854593696
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Three powerful political plays in one volume - with a substantial introduction by the author. Death and the Maiden ran for a year in the West End, was a hit on Broadway and was filmed by Roman Polanski. Reader is about a censor who discovers that a novel he wishes to ban is describing his own life. Widows is about the men who 'disappear' under totalitarian regimes and about the women who wait.

Heading South Looking North

Author: Ariel Dorfman
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374168628
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Focusing on his repeated escapes from death during a military coup in Chile, an acclaimed Latin American novelist and Chilean expatriat traces the diverse and complex influences of American and Latin American culture, politics, and language on his life.