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Tranquilo Producciones

Works: 118 works in 384 publications in 2 languages and 6,375 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Biography  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Classifications: PN1997, 111.85
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Most widely held works by Tranquilo Producciones
Words of change( Visual )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few literary works have inspired as diverse and impassioned opinions as Machiavelli's The Prince. Some have denounced it as epitomizing the immorality and cynicism of despotic political rulers, while others have considered it a paragon of pragmatism and lucidity in political affairs. In this film, the treatise that gave birth to modern political theory is examined in depth, both from a historical perspective and in the context of Machiavelli's own turbulent life. A diplomat and city official, Machiavelli witnessed firsthand and was eventually caught up in the power struggles and intrigues of 16th-century Florence. From these observations and experiences, The Prince--acknowledged by many as western history's most important text on politics--was born
Aesthetics( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 342 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
Zora Neale Hurston a heart with room for every joy( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 327 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. Interviews with Lucy Anne Hurston, Zora's niece and author of the biography Speak, So You Can Speak Again, and with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., W.E.B. DuBois professor of the Humanities at Harvard University, are featured
Modern philosophy( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 246 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."
Philosophy of religion( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 213 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 186 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
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
Brazilian literature the first 500 years( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unified by the Portuguese language, the literature of Brazil represents the cultural synthesis of three distinct influences: indigenous peoples, European émigrés, and Africans brought to the New World as slaves. This program reflects on those influences as it examines the first five centuries of recorded Brazilian writing. With an overview of ancient folklore and verse, the program highlights connections between Brazilian and Baroque traditions; it also studies the importance of Neoclassicism and Romanticism, Realism and Naturalism, and Parnassianism and Symbolism. Works by Cláudio Manuel da Costa, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis, Alberto de Oliveira, Raimundo Correia, Olavo Bilac, Euclides da Cunha, and others are featured
Introduction to Spanish literature( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Characterized by expressions of individuality, popularismo, criticism, stoicism, humor, piety, and dignity, the literature of Spain spans ten centuries, includes some of history's most significant writers, and contains landmark works of every major literary genre. This program 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. Dramatic readings include excerpts from Rosalía de Castro's "Cantares Gallegos," Miguel de Unamuno's "Alma Vasca," Salvador Espriu's "La Piel de Toro," and Eduardo Pondal's "Yo Nací en la Pequeña Ponteceso."
Flannery O'Connor( Visual )

3 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
Brazilian literature 20th century( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first decades of the 20th century, Brazilian avant-garde literature came into its own. This program examines the awakening of Modernismo and subsequent movements in Brazilian letters, from São Paulo's Week of Modern Art in 1922 to the politically focused milieu of the 1970s. Outlining historical events that helped shape the country's multifaceted culture, the program explores the writings of Graciliano Ramos, José Lins do Rêgo, Augusto Meyer, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, Jorge Amado, Érico Veríssimo, Clarice Lispector, and Nélida Piñon, and others. It also looks at the Brazilian literature of today as it struggles to create new styles and forms that can do justice to its turbulent history
The avant-garde of the 1920s( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the horrors of World War I, Latin American writing turned away from what many saw as ornamental and frivolous experimentation. This program studies the so-called "criticism of Modernismo within Modernismo" in which language reached back to a simpler, more intimate, less urban-centered framework. Investigating the work of several poets and authors of the period--including Enrique González Martínez, Julio Herrera y Reissig, María Eugenia Vaz, Leopoldo Lugones, Delmira Agustini, Ramón López Velarde, and César Vallejo--the program reveals complex dynamics of nationalism and cosmopolitanism, Western literature and indigenous voices, and the spirit of breaking with the past and of belonging to an artistic tradition
Ben Jonson( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 117 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"
Emily Dickinson a Concise Biography( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While many of her literary peers achieved notoriety, "the woman in white" remained virtually unknown--by choice. The self-imposed obscurity of Emily Dickinson is just one of the aspects of her life explored in this program. 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
Pedro Calderon de la Barca( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 110 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
La generación del '98( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dissatisfaction with Spain's immediate past and an awareness of the need for a rebirth of spirit and letters were the major points of unity among the disparate group of writers known as the Generation of '98. They also enjoyed a shared love of old towns and the countryside and early poets such as Berceo and Juan Ruiz. This program seeks to understand the icons of that Generation through dramatic readings from Antonio Machado's El Mañana Efímero and Campos de Castilla, Miguel de Unamuno's La Soledad de la Hispaña Castellana and El Sepulcro de Don Quijote, Pia Baroja's El Árbol de la Ciencia, José "Azorń" Martínez Ruiz's Castilla, and other works
Philosophy of mind( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mysterious relationship between the mind and the body is avidly being researched by today's cognitive scientists. This program seeks to understand the mind/matter dichotomy through the eyes of some of history's keenest philosophers, including Descartes, Wittgenstein, Leibniz, Mill, Gilbert Ryle, Willard Van Orman Quine, Thomas Nagel, and John Searle. Three of today's leading lights in this intriguing branch of philosophy, Colin McGinn and Brian McLaughlin, both of Rutgers University, and NYU's Ned Block, share their views as well. Descartes's Meditations, Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations, and Quine's "Mind and verbal dispositions" are consulted
21st century trends in Latin American literature( Visual )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 104 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."--Case
Political philosophy( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 101 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
Narrating modernity writers of the mid-20th century( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 100 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
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Zora Neale Hurston a heart with room for every joy
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