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Próximo club de conversación | Next conversation club @ Hispania

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Próximo club de conversación @ Hispania
14/02/2014, 18.00-19:30 h

72-74 Lombard Street EC3V 9AY
£10 (on the door)

Next sessions:

@ Cervantes
 28 de febrero – 28 de marzo – 25 de abril – 23 de mayo – 27 de junio 2014


@ Hispania

14 de marzo – 11 de abril – 9 de mayo- 13 de junio 2014

Más información | More info

CLUB DE CONVERSACION | NEXT CONVERSATION CLUB

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Próximo club de conversación
@ Cervantes
24/01/2014, 18.00-19:30 h

Instituto Cervantes London
102 Eaton Square, London SW1W 9AN
£10 (on the door)

Next sessions:

@ Cervantes
 28 de febrero – 28 de marzo – 25 de abril – 23 de mayo – 27 de junio 2014


@ Hispania

14 de febrero – 14 de marzo – 11 de abril – 9 de mayo- 13 de junio 2014

Más información | More info

Esta Navidad… e-books y más | This Christmas… E-books and more!

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Esta Navidad… e-books y más

Si todavía no conoces el servicio de préstamo de libros electrónicos para los socios de la biblioteca, aprovecha estas vacaciones de Navidad para empezar a utilizarlo. Solamente tienes que hacer clic aquí* para ver lo fácil que es usarlo donde quiera que estés con acceso a Internet.

Además de miles de e-books de autores españoles y latinoamericanos,  en nuestra plataforma podéis encontrar video cuentos  para niños  y documentales en streaming que podéis ver durante las vacaciones de Navidad. ¡Esperamos que disfrutéis con el servicio!

¡Felices fiestas!

*Recuerda: para acceder al servicio necesitas tu número de tarjeta y contraseña (4 últimos números)

La biblioteca estará cerrada desde el sábado 21/12/13 hasta el  lunes 06/01/14, ambos inclusive


This Christmas… E-books and more!

If you still don´t know our e-books lending service for library members, make the most of this Christmas to start using it. You will only have to click here* to see how easy it is to use. It´s an entertaining way to learn or practise your Spanish and the good thing is that you can read your e-books anywhere where you have access to the Internet.

On top of thousands of e-books by Spanish and Latin-American authors you will find video stories for children and documentaries for adults in streaming that you can watch over the winter holidays. We hope that you will enjoy!

Happy holidays!

*Remember! To access this service you’ll need your library card number and password (last 4 digits)

The library will be closed from Saturday 21/12/13 until Monday 06/01/14

Seminario | Seminar: 21st Century Fiction from Latin America 12/02/2014

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21st Century Fiction from Latin America 

Wednesday 12 February 2014

Join us for a one-day seminar to discuss current trends in Latin American fiction, and find out about new research in the field. Topics include translating Latin American fiction, the contemporary Cuban novel, digital media and new literary genres, and alternative literary formats such as the graphic novel. There will also be discussions on collecting fiction from Latin America in UK libraries, and the landscape of the UK market for Latin American fiction. The full programme and booking form are available below.

Programme    Registration form

Cierre de la Biblioteca por Navidad | Library Holiday Closing

La biblioteca cerrará entre los días 21/12/13 hasta el 06/01/14, ambos inclusive.
La biblioteca os desea ¡Felices fiestas!


The Library will be closed from 21/12/13 until the 06/01/14.
The Library Team would like to take this opportunity to wish you all Happy Holidays!

Recomendamos| We recommend: Audiolibro │Audiobook : El tiempo de Manolo

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 Os recomendamos El tiempo de Manolo, un minucioso relato biográfico de la juventud de su autor Ismael María González Arias. En esta etapa se entregó al disfrute pleno del placer, al que, como tiene demostrado de sobra, sigue entregado en la actualidad. Valiéndose de un estilo narrativo torrencial y vivísimo, González Arias descubre por primera vez lo que para muchos va a resultar imperdonable: los misteriosos detalles de la vida de un pueblo allá por 1975.

La amistad, el amor, el sexo, las drogas y la muerte son, en resumidas cuentas, los ingredientes básicos en este «plato fuerte» que no tiene ninguna intención moralizante pero sí una clara vocación de homenaje, público y notorio, a una forma de vivir que, en ciertas circunstancias, resulta la única posible.

Para accede a nuestra plataforma de audiolibros pinche aquí

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We would like to  recommend you El tiempo de Manolo,  a detailed biographical story about the youth of his author, Ismael María González Arias. During that time, he fully enjoyed the pleasures of life, something we are aware that he is still doing at the moment. Using a rich and lively narrative style, González Arias discovers the mysterious details of life in a small town for the first time in 1975.

Friendship, love, sex, drugs and death are, to put it in a nutshell, the basic ingredients of a book that doesn´t have any moralizing purpose. It is indeed a public and noticeable tribute to a way of life that in some circumstances turns out to be the only possible one.

To access our audiobooks platform, click here

Conmemoración del V centenario del descubrimiento del Océano Pacífico | V centenary of the discovery of the Pacific Ocean

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Conferencia
Una mirada al Pacifico: el océano en la Historia Global

A cargo del Prof. Felipe Fernández-Armesto
JUE 28 NOV – 6.30pm
Auditorio del Instituto Cervantes de Londres

Para conmemorar el V centenario del descubrimiento del Pacifico, el Instituto Cervantes de Londres ha organizado una conferencia con la participación del profesor Felipe Fernández Armesto. Doctor en Historia por la Universidad de Oxford. Es catedrático de la Universidad de Londres y de la Tufts University de Massachusetts. De sus libros traducidos a 23 idiomas , destacan los títulos Colon(1992), Milenium (1995), Civilizaciones (2002), Los conquistadores del Horizonte. Una historia mundial de la exploración (2006).

En inglés

Organizado por Instituto Cervantes Londres
Entrada libre con reserva obligatoria reservas.londres@cervantes.es / 02072010752

*Con motivo de la conferencia que impartirá el catedrático Felipe Fernández-Armesto, ponemos a disposición de nuestros usuarios los libros que tenemos escritos por él en nuestra biblioteca.


Lecture
Gazing on the Pacific: The Ocean in Global History

By Prof. Felipe Fernández-Armesto
THU 28 NOV – 6.30pm
Auditorium Instituto Cervantes London

To commemorate the 500 years of the discovery of the Pacific Ocean, The Institute Cervantes has organised a lecture with the participation of Professor Felipe Fernandez-Armesto. Felipe Fernández-Armesto is a British historian and author of several popular works of history. Felipe Fernandez Armesto joined the history department at the University of Notre Dame in 2009, after occupying chairs at Tufts University and the University of London (Queen Mary College). He had spent most of his career teaching at Oxford, where he was an undergraduate and doctoral student. He has had visiting appointments at many universities and research institutes in Europe and the Americas, and has honorary doctorates from La Trobe University and the Universidad de los Andes. He began his teaching career at Charterhouse School in Godalming, Surrey where he was widely admired for his flamboyant bow ties.

In English

Organised by Instituto Cervantes Londres
Admission free booking essential reservas.londres@cervantes.es / 02072010752

*We are please to present the books we have in our library written by Professor Mr. Felipe Fernández-Armestos.

Novedad en e-books| New on e-books: Spanish literature for worldwide readers

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Nos complace presentaros tanto en soporte papel como en e-book 3 libros de autores españoles de reconocido prestigio traducidos al inglés que acabamos de recibir. Para accede al libro electrónico, hacer clic aquí. Para consultar el catálogo y ver la disponibilidad de los libros en papel, haz clic aquí.

We are happy to present you these three new books that just arrived in our library in paper format and in e-book format. To access the e-books, please click here. To see the availability in paper format, please, click here.

THE FAINT-HEARTED BOLSHEVIK   Lorenzo Silva; Translated by  Nick Caistor and Isabelle Kaufeler

Short-listed for one of the most prestigious literary awards in Spain before being made into a successful film, The Faint-hearted Bolshevik has, over the fifteen years since its first edition, become an undisputed classic of contemporary Spanish literature. One morning in a traffic jam on his way to work, a driver is distracted and slams into the car in front. When the woman driving the other car reacts with a torrent of abuse out of all proportion to the incident, the driver cracks and decides to teach her a lesson, by dedicating his whole summer to ruining this foul woman’s life. But his plans for revenge are thrown by the sudden appearance of Rosana, his intended victim’s compelling teenage sister, and he finds himself and his base instincts severely tested …

 Caught up in this impossible affair, the man’s thoughts turn in moments of weakness to that famous photo of the last Tsar’s daughters, as he tries to put himself in the place of the Bolshevik hired to kill the beautiful Grand Duchess Olga; a man who was surely, just like him, a victim of his own faint-heartedness.

 So, within a story somewhere between comedy, suspense and melodrama, Lorenzo Silva uses his main character to present a vicious critique of today’s world of work, and the inner conflicts of a frustrated middle-aged man, which is at the same time a story of ill-fated love with an unexpected twist.

NOTHING EVER HAPPENS     by José Ovejero;  Translated by Philip H. D. Smith and Graziella de Luis

Carmela and Nico lead a comfortable life in a nice house in the suburbs with their little girl, Berta, their dog, Laika and Olivia, the young immigrant Ecuadorian home help. They have all settled into a cosy daily routine of fixed habits, as day follows day in a peaceful, middle-class pattern in which nothing ever happens. Or does it?
    When Olivia arrives one morning to find blood stains at the entrance of the house, a trail of footprints through the snow leads her and Nico to a discovery that not only slams home the terrifying fragility of life as it shifts suddenly and unexpectedly, but also the simple fact that appearances can be deceptive. Sometimes, beneath the surface calm, there’s a huge storm brewing.
    So, the author takes us calmly, page by page, through the various aspects of each character, peeling away their masks as he goes, until by the end we are left with a stripped landscape revealing the tangled web of hidden stories that lurk beneath the apparent normality. All it takes is someone with a keen eye – someone like José Ovejero – looking through a random keyhole, to show that behind every door, at every moment … something always happens. 

THE HAPPY CITY  by Elvira Navarro; Translated by Rosalind Harvey

“I feel terrible. Although he doesn’t say it, I know he had been hoping the whole time that I would explain it all somehow; but I can’t explain it, because I don’t understand anything.” These disturbing words, almost a distillation of the entire text, close the novel The Happy City by Elvira Navarro, who featured in Granta’s The Best of Young Spanish-language Novelists issue in 2010.
The stories of Chi-Huei—a Chinese boy whose family has come to Spain in search of a better life—and his friend Sara—a girl strangely fascinated by a homeless man—comprise two separate yet complementary sections, presenting the reader with a detailed account of their life circumstances and the nuances of their perspectives: the genuine, as-yet untamed voices through which the book’s pre-adolescent protagonists negotiate the world around them, their initial astonishment finally turning to frustration as they gaze upon their dehumanized society.
A pre-teen’s first faltering steps towards sexuality, social pressures, the way polarized outlooks on life coexist at the core of the same family, those first experiences of disillusionment as we awaken into the adult world: these are some of the themes that Navarro lays out for her readers in order to reveal, with razor-sharp control, the constant duality that exists between the outward appearance of things and their inner reality. 

 

Punto y Coma 45 ya está disponible / Punto y Coma 45 is already available in thel ibrary

Punto y Coma 45 ya está disponible en la biblioteca  / Punto y Coma 45 is already available in the library

 Portada Actual de Punto y Coma En este número de Punto y Coma dedicamos nuestrra portada a la Sagrada Familia de Barcelona. Descubre con nosotros los detalles más representativos del interior de esta catedral. A continución puedes ver algunos otros temas que incluye este nuevo número:

The cover of this new issue of Punto y Coma is dedicate to Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. Discover with us the most representative details of the interior of this cathedral. You can see below some of the other themes included in this new issue:

¿Y TÚ QUÉ OPINAS?: Transgénicos
SOCIEDAD: Vandana Shiva: activista medioambiental – audio
CULTURA: Museo a Cielo Abierto en San Miguel
CIENCIA Y TECNOLOGÍA: Entrevista a Alberto L. Teixido, biólogo – audio
PORTADA: La Sagrada Familia
CINE: Noticias cine: Especial Sitges 2013
VIAJES: María Lionza, al fondo de la ciénaga – audio
LITERATURA: Entrevista a Juan Vicente Piqueras
POESÍA: Yo que tú, de Juan Vicente Piqueras
CANCIÓN: Como en la televisión, de Árbol de ojos
GRAMÁTICA: Los marcadores conversacionales en español IV
FRASES HECHAS Y EXPRESIONES TÍPICAS
Y mucho más…

INAUGURACIÓN DE LA EXPOSICIÓN VIRTUAL DE LOS LIBROS DE VIAJEROS EN LA BIBLIOTECA DE LONDRES

Centro Virtual Cervantes

La imagen de España en los viajeros extranjeros:

la colección de libros de viaje del Instituto Cervantes de Londres

 Chica gitana. Ilustración publicada en «Young Americans in Spain», de Susan Hale. Catedral de Sevilla. Ilustración publicada en «Traveling in Spain in the present day», de Henry Blackburn.

Queremos anunciar que hoy se ha presentado en Madrid  la exposición virtual La imagen de España en los Viajeros extranjeros http://cvc.cervantes.es/literatura/viajeros/default.htm que refleja la forma en que España ha sido representada al o lardo de los dos últimos siglos, usando como base la importante colección que tenemos aquí en la biblioteca del Instituto Cervantes de Londres.

En esta exposición encontrará autores del Reino Unido,  Estados Unidos, Irlanda, Canadá y Australia que escribieron  sus obras entre 1750 y 1950. La exposición ha sido comisariada por Alberto Egéa Montesinos, profesor de la Universidad de Sevilla, con contribuciones como la de Geoff West de la bibioteca Británica, Juan Antonio Díaz López y Michael Jacobs.

Esperamos que visiten  esta maravillosa exposición online y se deleiten con la información disponible.

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We would like to announce you that today  the Centro Virtual Cervantes presented  the digital exhibition of  La imagen de España en los Viajeros extranjeros  (The image about Spain among foreign travellers ) http://cvc.cervantes.es/literatura/viajeros/default.htm which reflects the ways in which Spain has been represented over the last two centuries, using as a basis the important collection of books on travel to Spain of the Instituto Cervantes Library in London.

In this exhibition you will find authors from the UK, USA, Ireland, Canada and Australia, who wrote their works between 1750 and 1950. A superb collection. A magnificent exhibition curated by Alberto Egea Montesinos form the Sevilla University, with contributions from Geoff West from the Brithis library, Juan Antonio Díaz López and Michael Jacobs. http://cvc.cervantes.es/literatura/viajeros/articulos/default.htm

We wish you will visit this online exhibition and enjoy this wonderful exhibition !

 

Paso en los Pirineos sobre Ezpeitia. Ilustración publicada en «Spanish pictures drawn with pen and pencil», de Samuel Manning.Procesión en iglesia. Ilustración publicada en «Castile and Andalucia», de Lady Louisa Tenison.En un festival gitano cerca de Murcia. Ilustración de Gustave Doré publicada en «Spanish pictures drawn with pen and pencil», de Samuel Manning.Carro de bueyes castellano. Ilustración publicada en «Cosas de España: illustrative of Spain and the Spaniards as they are», de Mrs. WM. Pitt Byrne.

 

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