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jueves, 29 de diciembre de 2011

Book recommendation


Miguel Fuster-Marquez y Juan José Calvo García de Leonardo


Septiembre 2011, 120 pp., PUV, 9,00€
ISBN: 978-84-370-8177-9

Esta "Introducción Práctica de la Historia del Inglés" ha sido diseñada para satisfacer las demandas de la nueva filosofía del Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior en los programas del Grado donde se estudia el inglés como lengua extranjera. Concebido como una introducción para la fascinante materia de "Lingüística Histórica del Inglés", este libro pretende introducir el desarrollo del inglés de un modo concreto. El manual proporciona la formación teórica necesaria que explica los cambios básicos en la historia de la lengua inglesa e incluye actividades y exámenes al final de cada sección donde los estudiantes pueden poner en práctica lo que han leído, aprendido o sobre lo que han reflexionado. Por lo tanto, a los estudiantes se les ofrece la oportunidad de practicar lo que han leído y aprendido a través de sus propias exploraciones.

martes, 6 de diciembre de 2011

Book recommendation


A Life

Claire Tomalin


October 2011, 576 pages, The Penguin Press, $36,00
ISBN 9781594203091


When Charles Dickens died in 1870, The Times of London successfully campaigned for his burial in Westminster Abbey, the final resting place of England's kings and heroes. Thousands flocked to mourn the best recognized and loved man of nineteenth-century England. His books had made them laugh, shown them the squalor and greed of English life, and also the power of personal virtue and the strength of ordinary people. In his last years Dickens drew adoring crowds to his public appearances, had met presidents and princes, and had amassed a fortune.

Like a hero from his novels, Dickens trod a hard path to greatness. Born into a modest middle-class family, his young life was overturned when his profligate father was sent to debtors' prison and Dickens was forced into harsh and humiliating factory work. Yet through these early setbacks he developed his remarkable eye for all that was absurd, tragic, and redemptive in London life. He set out to succeed, and with extraordinary speed and energy made himself into the greatest English novelist of the century.

Years later Dickens's daughter wrote to the author George Bernard Shaw, "If you could make the public understand that my father was not a joyous, jocose gentleman walking about the world with a plum pudding and a bowl of punch, you would greatly oblige me." Seen as the public champion of household harmony, Dickens tore his own life apart, betraying, deceiving, and breaking with friends and family while he pursued an obsessive love affair.

Charles Dickens: A Life gives full measure to Dickens's heroic stature-his huge virtues both as a writer and as a human being- while observing his failings in both respects with an unblinking eye. Renowned literary biographer Claire Tomalin crafts a story worthy of Dickens's own pen, a comedy that turns to tragedy as the very qualities that made him great-his indomitable energy, boldness, imagination, and showmanship-finally destroyed him. The man who emerges is one of extraordinary contradictions, whose vices and virtues were intertwined as surely as his life and his art.