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    • True stories

      Life through the mirror

      HIV resilience testimonies

      by Iván Zaro

      The author invites you to discover the testimonies of men and women diagnosed with HIV who faced their own fears and a part of the society that considers them guilty of having acquired the disease. HIV has become an excuse to reject homosexuals, migrants, poor people, drug addicts, in short, the others. We will accompany these people in mourning and in the critical moments to which they are subjected and we will see how thanks to resilience and overcoming they have rebuilt their lives to coexist with a virus that has not only conditioned their health but also their work relationships, personal, sexual and loving ones.

    • Theatre studies

      Literature and scene

      A history of spanish theatre

      by José Luis González Subías

      The history of theater is a journey through the history of literature, culture and art in its various manifestations, emotions, ideas and human societies, basic to understand the evolution of these from their origins to our days. Even the absence of the theater or its decline serve to portray a society. The theatrical heritage bequeathed by Spain forms part of (and constitutes a privileged manifestation of) this common history - we are basically referring to European and Western history - to which both the Greco-Roman heritage and the French, English or Italian theater belong, among others, to whom our scene owes so much and to whom we have also enriched so much with our dramatic literature. In accordance with what we have just said, this book aspires to be a reference tool for scholars and lovers of Spanish theater in general, from researchers specializing in the subject to university students, theater people and any educated person who wants to refresh knowledge or acquire it new. The author trusts that he has also written a text that can be read from start to finish as if it were a pleasant and exciting essay, not only attractive for its content, but also for its form.

    • Philosophy

      Philosophy for a worse life

      Breviary of Twentieth Century Philosophical Pessimism

      by Oriol Quintana

      Self-help books are based on the premise that life can be improved. But how does this doctrine  fit into a war context? Would their formulas work  for an inmate in a Soviet gulag or an Auschwitz  prisoner?This book reviews and defends philosophical  pessimism, drawing on authors such as Primo Levi, Jean Améry, Viktor Frankl, Martin Heidegger,  Jean-Paul Sartre, Emil Cioran, George Orwell, and Simone Weil. Despite the intention  of refuting self-help formulas, the reader will find in this book truly useful vital orientations.  Because well formulated philosophy is always a solace for the soul and a help when it comes to  the business of living.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences

      The reasons for alter-globalization

      Naomi Klein and surroundings

      by David Montesinos

      In this essay, David Montesinos analyzes the importance of the works of Naomi Klein (Canada, 1970) on the drift of contemporary capitalism. Since the publication of "No logo" (2000) and "The Shock Doctrine" (2007), Naomi Klein has criticized the most oppressive practices of capitalism and its painful consequences on millions of people. Today we know that the accelerated destruction of the environment is part of the same logic of destructive expansion, hence Klein's support for a Green New Deal. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the significance of the shock doctrine has been manifested, the essential elements of which come into force with the confinement and blocking of productive activity throughout the world. The author, based on a detailed rereading of all of Klein's essays to date, responds to detractors who discredit, through simplistic topics and formulas, the proposals of the Canadian journalist. This book reflects the current importance of Naomi Klein's questions that allow us to understand what is happening and what the immediate future holds for us. The time has come to decide if we want more hate populism, more racism, more climate change, more oligarchic capitalism and less citizen rights, or understand that this crisis and the previous one are the product of an unsustainable model of life and a predatory productive system, destined to commercialize absolutely everything, and to promote inequality and the lack of protection of the majority.

    • Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500

      Women Silenced in the Middle Ages

      by Sandra Ferrer

      The Middle Ages were a particularly difficult time for women, however, they left us a legacy of  wisdom, knowledge and greatness, whose importance  we are gradually discovering. This book  is an open window to some fascinating centuries,  in which fascinating women also happened to live, such as Cristina de Pizán, Hildegarda de Bingen, Sabine von Steinbach, Beatriz de Día, Catalina de Siena, Alice Kyteler or Gertrudis de Hefta. These are some of the protagonists of this story, and they will accompany us on a journey to the world of  athedrals, the birth of universities  and the growth of large European cities.

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