Staying at the Palace of the Alhambra, Irving was accompanied by the guide whose name was Mateo Ximenes. In the “Tales of the Alhambra” Washington Irving called him as a “son of the Alhambra” [2, p. 22]. Mateo being aware of the details about the historical truths, customs and traditions of the Alhambra and its inhabitants encouraged Irving to compose the unexampled work including a series of verbal sketches, stories and essays. The tales with the reflection of real historical truths are centralized in this book. The ruins reflect the traces of the periodical invasions of people with different faiths as well as the traces of natural calamity including
It is also worth to notice that John Hawthorne, one of the Salem Witch Trial Judges, was his great grandfather (Concise Dictionary of American Literary Biography). Since Salem was his hometown, he developed his writing through the gospel of American Puritanism and intend to spread those principles through his literature which also gives the focus of his literature. Hawthorne’s writing style was unique and was well-regarded for several reasons. First of all, Hawthorne induces readers to use their own imagination to interpret the meaning of the tale, as it is evident in “The Minister’s Black Veil”. Moreover, he likes to present multi-fold and multi-perspective of a character.
Whereas the first Sherlock Holmes ' apparition was in 1886 in United Kingdom, The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by an American and the Spanish Don Quixote belongs to the XVI century. On the other hand their similarities connects them closer. It refers to the popular "literary pairs" or "fictional duos". The comic foil, the earnest aide, sidekick following the "hero" is a model of character that has been widely repeated in literature over the years. Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, Gatsby and Nick, and Holmes and Watson tackle all certain adventures or issues with the inseparable treasured companion.
In order to write this book, the author clearly uses different manuscripts and papers that helped him to explain and show the situation of this social movement. He also uses and gets information from people that were living those situations, for instance in Chapter one, he mentions a note from Journalist Ruiz Ibañez: “Contrary to the common belief that those groups are composed of “punks” and hoodlums….”1. Related to him, he is an American historian and sociology that obtained his sociology and political science degrees in the University of Texas at Austin and Yale University, as well. Currently, he is a professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and he is president of the Center for Latino Policy Research. He wrote not only Quixote’s Soldiers but also, Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836-1986.
Book Review. ‘The Romantic Revolution’ by Tim Blanning is renowned for its insight into the romantic revolution and its effects on the world as we know it today. In this essay, this book will be reviewed by focusing on, if the aims he sets out were met, was the book reader friendly and was his argument sufficiently made and backed up. His book has a lot of information crammed into 180 pages and he bases a lot of work off the assumption people have previous knowledge of the people, works and ideas he discusses. Despite this being a famous piece of work, it is definitely not without flaws.
In 1937 he served as a war corresponded for a few American Newspapers during the Spanish civil War. Later in 1940, Hughes published an autobiography called The Big Sea. He also started to write in the Chicago Defender colum. He created a character called Jesse B. Semple or mostly know as “Simple.” They were very successful and “Simple” would appear in Hughes later books and plays. Then in the late 1940s Hughes helped write the lyrics for a musical titled Street Scene.
That was me. That was the author of this book”. Vonnegut begins his novel with himself as the narrator, keeping the promise he gave to Mary. Vonnegut’s own appearance in his novel also allows for its metafictional attributes, meaning that the novel draws attention to its own structure and telling. Harold Bloom in his book Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations on Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse-Five examines the similarities with Vonnegut and Norman Mailer making himself a character in The Armies of the Night, Vonnegut used his own real-life experience in surviving the Dresden bombing to establish authorial legitimacy.
Don Quixote is a novel by Miguel de Cervantes that follows the adventures of the self-created knight-errant, Don Quixote, and his loyal squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through Spain during the time period of the seventeenth century. As the play goes on, the audience comes to realize that the relationship between Don Quixote and Sancho Panza is a really important one because Sancho brings out the realism out Don Quixote. The relationship between Don Quixote and Sancho Panza is a really important one because it also puts a spotlight over the topic of social leveling, specifically social prejudice and how social prejudice acts caused characters to treat Don Quixote and Sancho Panza differently. The relationship between Don Quixote and Sancho Panza is a really important one because their friendship is depicted across social class lines in Spain during the 17th century, where strict social orders were in place. The relationship between Don Quixote and Sancho Panza allowed Sancho Panza to bring out the realism out Don Quixote through his personality because he is a realist.
Here the novelist has shed a new light of his autobiographical issues through his protagonist. In this regard, Alexian Indian Killer can be compared with David Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers. Both novelists have focused on their own familial conflicts, forbidden attraction, psychological trauma of their respective age, because both Alexie and Lawrence have tasted the
The Alhambra is constructed on two distinct levels which are equally important for its creation and which will be addressed separately: the level of 19th century Spanish-Moorish world which entices Irving by means of customs, manners and the divers traits of its inhabitants, and the level of Moorish legends and folklore. The first part of the analysis will examine the first aspect and the way it is depicted in this work, but not before briefly stating that the coming of Irving in Granada took place in a period of deep turbulence for Spain as a nation due to monarchal matters, losing the colonies in South America and the precarious conditions of rural life (Bertrand and Petrie 316-322). Very few of these situations surfaces extensively in the
1937”). In addition, other Chicanos have thanked him for the exposure. For instance, “Latin American Literary Review 's Daniel Testa,” had expressed gratitude towards “Anaya 's use of old Spanish-American, specifically Chicano, tales in his book” (“Anaya, Rudolfo A. 1937”). However, Rudolfo Anaya isn’t the only inspirational Chicano figure.
For instance, the Spaniards were able to conquer American lands because they had access to complex equipment that allowed them to travel by sea and wage war (Cleary, n.d). The war between the Aztec Empire and the Spaniards is perhaps the best
Once set off in the expectation of creating a quicker route to India by King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain, Christopher had reached a land that was thought to be the lands of India. Once arriving to the shores, he and his crew kept journals of their thoughts and observations about the new lands. Books containing collections of journal entries and other additions, such as Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen, really reveal the frightening foreshadowing of the explorer’s plans. “He ended his description of them with these menacing words: "I could conquer the whole of them with fifty men and govern them as I pleased." (Loewen 1).
occupation that are wide-ranging and deeply intimate. More broadly, the book is a reflection on how personal identities, public and private memories, business, and political events are often interconnected and linked. This reviewer is delighted to know that Louis A. Pérez is not the only authoritative voice on Cuban historiography, (specifically the war of 1898). Utset’s monograph is inspiring and illuminating for many transatlantic historians looking to explore perspectives outside and underneath familiar frameworks of region and nation and toward more expansive views of the transatlantic
For this reason, the merit of the author is certain. No less important is the fact that Navarro is committed to a deep and comprehensive analysis of the Mexicano and Latino politics. In this regard, the value of this book is that each of its chapters can be seen as the result of serious scientific research and reflection. The author uses various scientific research methods based on the study of historical, demographic, social, economic and political characteristics of living in Aztlán. Historical study of the peculiarities of the region is inextricably linked with the social and economic characteristics of its existence.