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Sangre Y Arena/blood And Sand (Leer En Espanol, Level 4) by Vicente Blasco Ibanez
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.4" Width: 4.9" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Publisher Santillana USA Publishing Company
ISBN 8429434399 ISBN13 9788429434392
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More About Vicente Blasco Ibanez
Vicente Blasco Ibanez (1867 - 1928) fue un escritor, periodista y politico espanol. Un autor muy prolifico vinculado en muchos aspectos al naturalismo frances. Su vigorosa imaginacion y poder descriptivo hicieron de Vicente Blasco Ibanez el ultimo gran autor del realismo decimononico. Su obra ha tenido una gran proyeccion internacional, y toca generos que van desde la novela social hasta la de aventuras, pasando por las de exaltacion historica y los libros de viajes.
Vicente Blasco Ibanez was born in 1867 and died in 1928.
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A critique of Spanish life Apr 1, 2002
I have seen the film several times, always missing the piint, and seeing it as a personal tragedy for Gallardo. More importantly, after I read the book, in English, I found that it is a stinging critique of fascism, of catholicism in its primitive forms, of the wealthy and their sloth and a glorification of romanitc, populist truth in the form of the bandit who appears in the middle of the book(This is omitted from the film!)I found it powerful writing, full of magnificent symbolism e.g. when Gallardo goes into the Church to pray, and clean, evocative writing. I now intend to read it in el Espanol.
All About Juan Feb 10, 2002
Who in the world is Juan Gallardo? This could be the question you're asking yourself. Juan Gallardo is a good looking young man who keeps the family tradition of bullfighting alive.After living in poverty most of his life,Juan becomes famous and rich.He marries a pretty young woman called Carmen.Their happiness is interrupted by the sexy Dona Sol.Juan,who is naive and illiterate succumbs to Dona Sol's temptations,leaving behind a distraught Carmen and cuadrilla. Juan Gallardo is not clever.He has everything he could want,but it is never good enough.He squanders his money on valueless items and alcohol rather then using it to do good for someone else. We pity Juan for this reason but also ask "Where are your brains?" Ofcourse we know that if Juan had had brains he may not have been a matador. It is safe to say his theme song would have been "If I only had a brain." This is what makes the story interesting, besides, how often do we get to read about
bullfighting? If you want to know what happens to Juan at the end, READ THE BOOK!!!