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Tranquilo Producciones

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Works: 146 works in 358 publications in 2 languages and 5,815 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Poetry 
Classifications: PN1997, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Tranquilo Producciones
Zora Neale Hurston a heart with room for every joy ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A writer of novels, short stories, folktales, plays, and essays, Zora Neale Hurston combined a hunger for research and a desire to penetrate the deepest of popular beliefs with a truly exquisite narrative talent. This illuminating biography of Hurston--a compelling story of a free spirit who achieved national prominence yet died in obscurity--examines the rich legacy of her writings, which include "Mules and Men," "Their Eyes Were Watching God," "Tell My Horse," and "Dust Tracks on a Road." The program amply demonstrates that Hurston truly had, as it said in her high school yearbook, "A heart with room for every joy."
Aesthetics ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This program examines Western philosophy's engagement with visual and performing arts. The ideas of key figures in the shaping and understanding of aesthetics- Plato, Joseph Addison, Francis Hutcheson, Lord Shaftesbury, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Morris Weitz, and Dewey, as well as Leon Battista Alberti, Stendhal, Schiller, and Tolstoy- are presented, and pivotal writings, including Aristotle's Poetics, are addressed. Columbia University's Arthur Danto and Princeton University's Alexander Nehamas offer keen insights into the interactions between artist, artwork, and audience as they have evolved over the centuries"--Container
Philosophy of religion ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program explores three major areas of philosophical inquiry into religion: religious epistemology, or the exploration of the rational grounds for religious beliefs and in particular, the existence of God; the metaphysics of religion, which inquires into the nature of God; and theodicy, which examines the philosophical implications of the presence of evil in the world. Readings from Thomas Aquinas' Summa theologica, Moses Maimonides' Guide for the perplexed, and other essential texts are included
The Latin American boom ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By the 1960s, with avant-garde movements firmly entrenched in the cultural landscape, there emerged a new and distinctive accent to Latin American literature. This program surveys the artistic phenomenon, manifested most notably in magical realism, that came to be known as the Latin American Boom. Viewers are guided through the work of Alejo Carpentier, Gabriel García Márquez, Juan Rulfo, and several others
Modern philosophy ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"During the 16th century, a new breed of thinker arose, equal parts philosopher and scientist, that threw off the received wisdom of the past and started afresh. In this program contemporary philosophers and academicians address the major philosophical currents of that era -- and the explosive controversies surrounding them. Bacon's Novum organum, Descartes' Discours de la methode, Hobbes' Leviathan, Spinoza's Ethica and other germane works are cited."
Classical Greek philosophy ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program addresses core topics in ancient philosophy such as freedom and fate, permanence and change, happiness, the nature of the cosmos, and the immortality of the soul. Concepts are presented as articulated by key figures including Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Heraclitus, Pythagoras, and the Milesian and Eleatic philosophers -- in combination with quotations drawn from Plato's Republic, Aristotle's Physics, and other influential sources -- make this program an excellent tool for building a solid understanding of Western philosophy
Flannery O'Connor ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides a biographical sketch of O'Connor and examines the absurdity of the human condition and incendiary social issues. Readings from "Wise Blood," "The Displaced Person," "The River," "The Life You Save May Be Your Own," and "Revelation" are included
The avant-garde of the 1920s ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After World War I, Latin American writing turned away from experimental poetry and literature. This film studies the "criticism of Modernismo within Modernismo" in which language reached back to a simpler framework. The accomplishments of several poets and authors of the period are examined, including Enrique González Martínez, Julio Herrera y Reissig, María Eugenia Vaz, Leopoldo Lugones, Delmira Agustini, Ramón López Velarde, and César Vallejo
Pedro Calderón de la Barca ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pedro Calderón de la Barca would become one of Spain's most important dramatists, dominating the latter half of Spain's Golden Age of theatre. He studied law, and began writing plays in his twenties, later serving as the court dramatist for Philip IV. Calderón wrote more than 70 secular plays and 80 autos sacramentales, morality plays celebrating the mystery of the Eucharist on Corpus Christi day. La Vida es Sueño treats a universal theme, and was immensely popular, while El Alcalde de Zalamea is one of the greatest tragedies in Spanish literature. As a dramatist, he had a keen dramatic sense, a lofty philosophic imagination, a wealth of poetic diction, and was a typical representative of the devout, chivalrous, patriotic, and artificial society in which he moved
Ben Jonson ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This program examines how Jonson's poetry, masques, and plays brought a level of humor, intellect, and formal discipline to English letters that had rarely been seen before. Excerpts from The Alchemist; Every Man in His Humor; Volpone, or the Fox; and Jonson's poetry are included"--Container
Emily Dickinson ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Blending daguerreotypes, paintings, manuscripts, excerpts from Dickinson's letters, and readings from nearly a dozen of her poems, this program presents the biography of one of America's most unique and influential voices in poetry
Philosophy of mind ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The philosophy of the mind is a tremendously dynamic field of inquiry, with many points of view competing for attention. This program seeks to understand the prism of mind through the eye of some of history's keenest philosophers, including Rene Descartes, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, C.D. Broad, John Stuart Mill, George Berkeley, Rudolph Carnap, Gilbert Ryle, Willard Van Orman Quine, Frank Jackson, Thomas Nagel, Donald Davidson, and John Searle
Adam Smith ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Details Smith's life and traces the impact of The wealth of nations as Europe began the arduous transition from mercantilism to the laissez-faire philosophy of the Physiocrats. Quotes from The wealth of nations are woven into the narrative, including the famous passage describing how an "invisible hand" guides individuals towards the common good
Introducción a la literatura Española ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides an overview of Iberian history as it relates to Spanish literature. The formation of regional tongues and their importance in the cultural life of Spain are discussed, with an emphasis on the three languages that, apart from Castilian, are most in evidence today: Catalan, Gallego, and Basque or Euskera
Modernismo ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It was an aesthetic movement with an ambitious program: linguistic innovation as a means of liberation from Romanticism and Neoclassicism, and as a way to clarify Latin American identity. As this program explains, Modernismo coincided with a burst of interest in stories and accounts that were tied to the creation of independent nation states. Viewers will discover valuable insights regarding this cultural tidal wave and the ways in which it transformed the novel, lyrical poetry, and nonfiction prose into highly original shapes. The achievements of Rubén Darío, José Martí, Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera, José Asunción Silva, and other seminal writers are examined, along with the external influences of the Symbolists and the Parnassian Poets
Narrating modernity writers of the mid-20th century ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mid-20th century changed the face of Latin American life and art. This program demonstrates how the rise of military dictatorships forced a reassessment of issues that had been problematic since Latin American countries gained their independence. These dilemmas energized the work of Jorge Luis Borges, Octavio Paz, Pablo Neruda, Roberto Arit, César Vallejo, Alejo Carpentier, Silvina Ocampo, and Juan Carlos Onetti. The significance of the Río de la Plata region and Ángel Rama's concept of narrative transculturation also inform the discussion
Walt Whitman ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program presents a unique literary biography, tracing Whitman's childhood, various careers, and the evolution of the masterpiece that proved his lifelong work, "Leaves of Grass." A collage of photos, paintings, and manuscripts illustrates the life of this journalist, carpenter, nurse, and one of the greatest poets in English. Also readings of excerpts from letters between Whitman and Ralph Waldo Emerson, and selections such as "Song of Myself," "I Sing the Body Electric," and "Native Moments."
21st century trends in Latin American literature ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Complacency has never been a hallmark of Latin American literature. As the 21st century dawned, many young writers - and even some have fueled the Latin American Boom - grew disenchanted with the status quo. This program profiles the careers and the potential of authors at the forefront of the region's emerging narrative trends. The influence of the Crack Movement and the McOndo Group is addressed."
Political philosophy ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who should lead the world's only superpower? When is it acceptable to topple another country's leader? Are personal freedom and national security mutually incompatible? The answers to urgent political questions such as these are informed by 23 centuries of discourse that started with The Republic. This program focuses successively on the pivotal ideas of Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Rousseau, Marx, Mill, John Rawls, and Robert Nozick to elucidate the thinking that underpins the West's conceptions of good and bad government
Pre-Columbian Literature ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The history and social structures of Latin America's native peoples were neither simple nor peaceful before the arrival of Europeans. Wars were fought, empires were created and destroyed, and -- as this program illustrates -- narrative tapestries of fact and fiction were woven in the process. Underscoring the linguistic sophistication that flourished for thousands of years in the region, the program addresses the proliferation of Nahuatl and Quechua literature, the codices and quipu of Mayan and Incan societies, and other ancient forms of written and oral communication. Although mythical accounts -- including the Popol Vuh, the Chilam Balam, the Apu Ollantay, and the Runa yndio -- are analyzed on several levels, they are most notably linked with the agendas of pre-Columbian social hierarchies"--Films for the Humanities & Sciences website
 
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