The American writer Francis Scott Fitzgerald (1890 – 1940) has made history thanks to his magnificent novels, such as The Great Gatsby, which have become the best portraits of the Roaring '20s before the Crash of '29 and the subsequent Great Depression.
Among the extensive list of plays signed by William Shakespeare, there is a bunch of books that have become a symbol not only of theater, but also of human behavior. In that selection appear titles such as Hamlet , Romeo and Juliet , King Lear or Macbeth .
This was the first novel by the writer Junot Díaz (1968 –). An author born in the Dominican Republic , but as a child came with his parents to United States , specifically to New Jersey, and despite what happened to many other Latinos, he ended up graduating from university, and even today he is a professor of creative writing.
This book is set in Portugal , during the period in which the country on the Iberian Peninsula suffered the Salazar dictatorship . But the great value of the work is that the author António Lobo Antunes is talking about the abuse of power and the terrible dictatorships in any part of the planet.
Of all the contemporary Japanese literature , there is no doubt that the best-known writer in Western countries is Haruki Murakami , author of works as acclaimed as Kafka on the shore or the memorable 1Q84 . However, the Japanese literary scene goes much further and there are even other writers who have crossed borders.
Scaramouche , the novel published in 1921 and written by Englishman of Italian origin Rafael Sabatini (1875 – 1950), has become in one of the great classics of adventure novels of the 20th century. And the text has it all. To begin with the vibrant style of the genre, then the theme set in a pre-revolutionary France of the eighteenth century where duels and swords are the order of the day, and to top it off the fame of Scaramouche was multiplied by being adapted several tim
Today we want to talk about one of the masterpieces of Agatha Christie (1891 – 1976), one of the most widely read authors of the 20th century thanks to her many detective works her. And among all her vast production we want to stop atThe Assassination of Roger Ackroyd, published in 1926 at the beginning of her long literary career One of her most famous main characters appears in this work.
One of the great publishing successes of recent years in Spain has been the book El tiempo entre cuerdas , the first novel published by María Dueñas. An author who after many years in the academic world, in which as a doctor in English Philology she had published numerous specialized works on that subject.
The writer Miguel Delibes is one of those who has best portrayed rural Spain in the mid-20th century. A Spain often oblivious to progress and anchored in ancestral traditions. One of the most splendid examples of this is his novelLos Santos Inocentes, published in 1981, although his narration centered some 20 years earlier on a farmhouse in the region of Extremadura The protagonists are a poor family of peasants who live almost in a feudal regime for one of the land
La luz sepultada was the first novel published by the Spanish writer Irene Vallejo (1979 –), an author who trained in philology classic and that has focused a large part of his work on the investigation and dissemination of classical authors and ancient history, a task that he has done and continues to do in various media.
Descriptive text consists of the actual verbal representation of an object, person, landscape, animal, emotion, and practically anything else that can be put into words. This type of text intends for the reader to obtain an exact image of the reality that we are transmitting in words, a kind of “verbal painting”.
The diacritical accent or diacritical tilde, consists of, by means of a tilde, differentiating words that are written and pronounced the same, but have different meanings. This category includes, for example, monosyllabic words, which as a rule we know are not marked.
The expository text is the speech that manages to transmit information, with a massive or specialized target audience, through an objective reading of the data and with the necessary explanations where appropriate. They are expository texts (or explanatory texts as they are also called) manuals, encyclopedias, scientific magazines, informative articles, rules of the game, etc.
We already know that all syllables must contain at least one vowel. But we also know that the same syllable could contain two or even three vowels. In these cases we speak of diphthongs and triphthongs, and when two vowels go together but not scrambled, we call it a hiatus.
The argumentative text has a clear objective, which is to convince. For this, the issuer, or arguing agent, will make use of different elements that support their ideas, such as data, opinions, evidence, etc. These will be his arguments. The thesis will be the vision that the sender wants to see accepted by the receiver.
Despite its apparent homogeneity, language can be subdivided into typologies, based on its characteristics. Considering the degree of artificiality and conventionality involved in the construction of symbols or signs of language, it can only be natural or artificial.
In today's article we are going to explain to you what the so-called emphatic accent is, whose most common name is diacritical tilde. The emphatic accent is a mechanism that the Spanish language uses to differentiate words that are spelled exactly the same but have different meanings.
The differences between language, language and speech are very important when we enter the study of language and linguistics. We are going to try to give some basic definitions that allow us to discern some concepts from others. We can understand language as the ability to establish communication through signs, whether oral or written.
Haruki Murakami is a peculiar man. The son of a Buddhist priest and a literature teacher, before being the great writer he is today, he studied theater, wanted to be a screenwriter, worked for a record company and owned a jazz bar. A rather strange mix, or at least unusual for the generally quiet and goal-oriented lives of writers.
The narrative text is the story of events of various characters, real or imaginary, developed in a place and over time. Each author has a particular style in his narration. However, there are general rules that are followed in most texts, such as the structure:
Here is one of the literary works for which the fictional character of Sherlock Holmes has become the most famous detective of all time. And not only that, but it is in this 1887 novel is where Arthur Conan Doyle's famous character first appears.
Today we will introduce ourselves to the biography and literary career of the American writer Raymond Chandler, one of the representatives of the noir novel in the United States. Raymond Thornton Chandler was born on July 22, 1988 in Chicago, United States.
Through our literary article today, you will be able to learn about the biography and professional career of the British writer and poet Rudyard Kipling, recognized for his great children's stories and his controversial ideas about Western imperialism.
Today we dedicate this space to the writer William Shakespeare , probably the most important and well-known author of English-language literature. He was born on the twenty-sixth of April in the year 1564 in a small town called Stratford-upon-Avon situated in the county of Warwickshire in the United Kingdom.
We continue to tell more interesting things about adjectives, that element of our language that is characterized by always modifying a noun, with which it must always agree in both gender and number. In other words, the adjective has the function of complementing a noun.
In other previous entries it has already been made clear that the main function of adjectives is to complement nouns, something they can do either before or after them. That's what we're going to talk about next, about the position of adjectives.
In a previous post we already advanced that we would talk in depth about adjectives in the superlative degree. What is the superlative degree? It is the highest degree within ascale, and as a general rule it is very easy to identify, since the adjective is usually accompanied by the adverb of quantity muy or incorporates the suffixes – ísimo or –érrimo.
Just as we talked about what nouns are, today we want to provide information about adjectives. A type of words that we have to say belong to an open class, that is, they increase according to the evolution of society, which is why today we use new adjectives such as:
Previously, in The Guide 2000 , we have already seen what kinds of words the word “like” can be when it is unstressed (you can remember it by clicking on the following link: como); Today, we are going to see what kind of word is “how” when it has an accent, that is, when it is a stressed word.
In today's article we are going to review one of the existing types of words: the adverb . To do this, we propose a series of sentences in which you will have to locate the adverbs that appear. Remember that adverbs can express different circumstances and, therefore, there are different types of adverbs.
The diminutives are a particular type of affix used to alter the original meaning of a word, adding a nuance that will usually have to do with small size or small importance of the same, or to express a subjective feeling of affection towards her, or to convey a derogatory connotation towards her.
José Saramago is without any doubt the great writer of Portuguese letters in recent years, and was even awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998. In fact, a few years earlier he had written one of his greatest works, Essay on Blindness, published in 1995.
Adverbs are a type of word whose main function is to complement the verb. However, it is not the only one, because in the same way an adverb can act as a complement to an adjective and also as a complement to another adverb. Actually, this complementary work is very, very similar to what an adjective does with a noun.
The study is curious and, above all, the results obtained from it, which have been carried out at the University of Illinois, since it seems that facing life in a positive way and the events that occur in it, whether good or bad, will influence your life to be longer and not die young.
1. Determines the subject of the text Expression of the pain that the author feels when remembering that he has lost his beloved 2. Explain the structure of the text This text is organized according to the canons of a sonnet. It consists of two general parts:
After having seen different types of stylistic resources, such as those that work by adding words, by deleting them or by changing the order of the elements, the time has come to talk about resources based on substitution. This type of figures or resources are various and with different characteristics.
In a previous post we dedicated ourselves to presenting you the different stylistic resources based on the addition of words or expressions. Well, now we will continue with other resources based on the opposite, the suppression of elements in sentences.
We have already talked in previous posts about stylistic resources based on the addition of words or their suppression. Well, now the time has come to review those that work with changes in the order of words, changes that are apparently very simple but can lead to substantial transformations for a phrase.
Beyond the content, a text is interesting according to the vocabulary chosen on each occasion and according to the stylistic resources used. Well, regarding the latter, there can be several types, so we will dedicate several posts to them. In this case we are going to start with the stylistic devices by addiction.
Through our literary article today, you will be able to learn about the biography and work of the Romanian writer Herta Müller, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2009. Herta Müller was born in the Romanian city of Nitchidorf, on August 17, 1953.