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Alou, Damián

Works: 129 works in 323 publications in 2 languages and 1,300 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Psychological fiction  Religious fiction  Observations  Anecdotes  Love stories  Historical fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, tra, Editor
Classifications: PS3561.I496, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Damián Alou
The poisonwood Bible : a novel by Barbara Kingsolver( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in Spanish and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drama of a U.S. missionary family in Africa during a war of decolonization. At its center is Nathan Price, a self-righteous Baptist minister who establishes a mission in a village in 1959 Belgian Congo. The resulting clash of cultures is seen through the eyes of his wife and his four daughters
Jesus and Yahweh : the names divine by Harold Bloom( Book )

4 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A literary critic presents a character study of the historical Jesus and Yahweh, citing logical flaws through the gospels while arguing that the Hebrew Bible and Christian Old Testament reflect differing political and religious purposes
Where shall wisdom be found? by Harold Bloom( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journeying from the Bible to twentieth-century writings, the author explores how literature can shape one's life, discussing such topics as the Book of Job and Ecclesiastes, Plato and Homer, St. Augustine, and Freud and Proust
The American religion by Harold Bloom( Book )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes Pentacostalism, Mormonism, Seventh Day Adventism, Jehovah's Witnesses, Southern Baptists, and African American denominations, and presents ideas about the state of Christianity in the United States
Ancient light by John Banville( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alexander Clave es un viejo actor de teatro que recuerda su fugaz e intenso primer amor. Un rodaje cinematográfico le llevará a intimar con una joven y popular actriz cuya vida se ha asomado al abismo y al inesperado hallazgo de respuestas acerca del destino final de las mujeres que marcaron a fuego su vida"--Page 4 of cover
Guernica : a novel by Dave Boling( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miguel Navarro, who has his differences with the Spanish Civil Guard, flees the village of Lekeitio and ends up in Guernica, where he meets a beautiful dancer named Miren and falls in love as the horrific bombing of the city by the German Luftwaffe approaches
Cuentos by Ernest Hemingway( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Western canon : the books and school of the ages by Harold Bloom( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Harold Bloom explores our Western literary tradition by concentrating on the works of twenty-six authors central to the Canon. He argues against ideology in literary criticism; he laments the loss of intellectual and aesthetic standards; he deplores multiculturalism, Marxism, feminism, neoconservatism, Afrocentrism, and the New Historicism." "Insisting instead upon "the autonomy of the aesthetic," Bloom places Shakespeare at the center of the Western Canon. Shakespeare has become the touchstone for all writers who come before and after him, whether playwrights poets or storytellers. In the creation of character, Bloom maintains, Shakespeare has no true precursor and has left no one after him untouched. Milton, Samuel Johnson, Goethe, Ibsen, Joyce, and Beckett were all indebted to him; Tolstoy and Freud rebelled against him; and Dante, Wordsworth, Austen, Dickens, Whitman, Dickinson, Proust, the modern Hispanic and Portuguese writers Borges, Neruda, and Pessoa are exquisite examples of how canonical writing is born of an originality fused with tradition." "Bloom concludes this provocative, trenchant work with a complete list of essential writers and books - his vision of the Canon."--Jacket
Una modesta aportación a la historia del crimen by Damin Alou( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in Spanish and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The weather makers : how man is changing the climate and what it means for life on Earth by Tim F Flannery( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sometime this century the day will arrive when the human influence on the climate will overwhelm all other natural factors. Over the past decade, the world has seen the most powerful El Nino ever recorded, the most devastating hurricane in two hundred years, the hottest European summer on record, and one of the worst storm seasons ever experienced in Florida. With one out of every five living things on this planet committed to extinction by the levels of greenhouse gases that will accumulate in the next few decades, we are reaching a global climatic tipping point. [This book] is both an urgent warning and a call to arms, outlining the history of climate change, how it will unfold over the next century, and what we can do to prevent a cataclysmic future. Along with a riveting history of climate change, [the author] offers specific suggestions for action for both lawmakers and individuals, from investing in renewable power sources like wind, solar, and geothermal energy, to offering an action plan with steps each and every one of us can take right now to reduce deadly CO2 emissions by as much as 70 percent.-Dust jacket. Includes information on acidity in ocean, air pollution, carbon dioxide, climate change, coal, coral reefs, extinctions, global warming, greenhouse effect, greenhouse gases, hurricanes, Kyoto Protocol, Montreal Protocol, oil, ozone, plankton, rainfall, solar power, sunlight, nuclear power, wind power, geothermal energy
A happy marriage : a novel by Rafael Yglesias( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enrique and Margaret Sabas have been married for 30 years. Now, Margaret is under hospice care in the final stages of cancer and asks Enrique to control access to her during her final days so that she can say good-bye to a select few on her own terms. Enrique does so, patiently waiting for his own turn. As he waits, he remembers their life together, from their first conversation forward. The story alternates between past and present, contrasting the budding and then mature relationship to the sad reality of its end
Musicophilia : tales of music and the brain by Oliver W Sacks( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion. It can persuade us to buy something, or remind us of our first date. It can lift us out of depression when nothing else can. It can get us dancing to its beat. But the power of music goes much, much further. Indeed, music occupies more areas of our brain than language does--humans are a musical species. Oliver Sacks's compassionate, compelling tales of people struggling to adapt to different neurological conditions have fundamentally changed the way we think of our own brains, and of the human experience. Here, he examines the powers of music through the individual experiences of patients, musicians, and everyday people. Music is irresistible, haunting, and unforgettable, and Oliver Sacks tells us why.--From publisher description
Hallucinations by Oliver W Sacks( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in Spanish and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Have you ever seen something that was not really there? Heard someone call your name in an empty house? Sensed someone following you and turned around to find nothing? Hallucinations don't belong wholly to the insane. Much more commonly, they are linked to sensory deprivation, intoxication, illness, or injury. People with migraines may see shimmering arcs of light or tiny, Lilliputian figures of animals and people. People with failing eyesight, paradoxically, may become immersed in a hallucinatory visual world. Hallucinations can be brought on by a simple fever or even the act of waking or falling asleep, when people have visions ranging from luminous blobs of color to beautifully detailed faces or terrifying ogres. Those who are bereaved may receive comforting "visits" from the departed. In some conditions, hallucinations can lead to religious epiphanies or even the feeling of leaving one's own body. Humans have always sought such life-changing visions, and for thousands of years have used hallucinogenic compounds to achieve them. As a young doctor in California in the 1960s, the author had both a personal and a professional interest in psychedelics. These, along with his early migraine experiences, launched a lifelong investigation into the varieties of hallucinatory experience. Here, he weaves together stories of his patients and of his own mind-altering experiences to illuminate what hallucinations tell us about the organization and structure of our brains, how they have influenced every culture's folklore and art, and why the potential for hallucination is present in us all, a vital part of the human condition."--Book jacket
An equal music by Vikram Seth( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A second-time-around romance between Michael, a violinist and Julia, a pianist. He runs into her on a London bus and learns she is married to a banker and has a son. They resume their love, but drama lies ahead as Julia is going deaf. By the author of A Suitable Boy
The sea by John Banville( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een tragische gebeurtenis in de jeugd van een Ierse jongen bepaalt voor een groot deel zijn latere leven
Quién quiere ser millonario? by Vikas Swarup( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rastros de carmín : una historia secreta del siglo XX by Greil Marcus( Book )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A suitable boy : a novel by Vikram Seth( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of four large extended families in 1950s India against the political and religious upheavals of the time
Relatos y poemas para niños extremadamente inteligentes de todas las edades by 808.899282( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Gospel according to the Son by Norman Mailer( Book )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The autobiography of Jesus Christ, written by him after his ascension into heaven. The novel opens with his youth as a carpenter, gives his reaction to God's announcement of his mission to save mankind, and describes the terror of the crucifixion. Christ analyzes his two sides--the divine and the human--and recalls his debates with the devil
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The poisonwood Bible : a novel
Alternative Names
Alou, Dami.

Alou, Dami 1959-

Alou Ramis, Dami

Alou Ramis, Dami 1959-

Alou Ramis, Damin.

Alou Ramis, Damin 1959-


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