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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 the philosophical pessimism of the 20th century

    by Oriol Quintana

    This is a work on the philosophy of some 20th century authors who offer a pessimistic view of human existence. Such a vision is presented by the author as opposed to the easy and unjustified optimism of the literary genre of self-help: works that, in general, "take for granted that we are meant for happiness." The reader will find in this book exactly what the author was playing to hide: some truly useful life guidelines, because, as it is said in the first chapter, "philosophy well done is always a consolation for the soul and a help to live".

  • Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500

    Silenced women in the Middle Ages

    by Sandra Ferrer

    The Middle Ages was an especially difficult time for women, however, they gave us a legacy of wisdom, knowledge and greatness from which little by little we discover its depth and importance. Cristina de Pizán, Hildegarda de Bingen, Sabine von Steinbach, Jacoba Félicié, Beatriz de Día, María de Francia, Matilde de Magdeburgo, Catalina de Siena, Brígida de Suecia, Alice Kyteler o Gertrudis de Hefta are some of the protagonists of this book that will accompany us on a journey to the world of cathedrals, the birth of universities and the growth of large European cities.

  • 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.

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