Archive for the ‘Literature’ Category

29
Mar

WORLD BOOK DAY 2017

Written on March 29, 2017 by Fernando Dameto Zaforteza in Literature

One more year, on the occasion of the World Book Day we are hereby inviting you to take part on a very special event. This year we commemorate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the death of Isaac Asimov, an outstanding landmark in contemporary literature. Regarded as the father of science fiction and one of the greatest humanists in literature.

Representatives from various departments gathered together to organize it and we encourage you to enjoy this exclusive event with us, which will take place at the WOW Room in María de Molina 4 (with access from Pinar Street) next April the 21st. From 15:00 to 16:00.

The event has been divided into three parts: (1) an audio introduction, (2) continued reading of a short story written by Isaac Asimov by participants from different countries of the diverse IE community, (3) ending with a talk followed by a debate headed by Manuel Alonso Coto, our Digital Marketing Professor.

Through this e-mail we would like to invite you to take an active part on the reading of the short story, reading a text in English which we will previously send you, for a total of 20 seconds approx. With an average of 25 people, connected and reading in sync. at the WOW room. If you like to take part, you just have to send us an e-mail at your earliest convenience at ieeditorial@ie.edu, with your name, nationality and the program in which you are enrolled.

Places are limited and will be awarded by order of registration!!!. Sign up as soon as possible!!!. It is going to be a very special event!!!.

We look forward to count on you!!

27
Oct

The Meaning of Bob Dylan’s Silence

Written on October 27, 2016 by Administrador de IE Blogs in Literature, Music

26kirschWeb-master768In the summer of 1964, Bob Dylan released his fourth album, “Another Side of Bob Dylan,” which includes the track “It Ain’t Me Babe.” “Go ’way from my window/Leave at your own chosen speed,” it begins. “I’m not the one you want, babe/I’m not the one you need.”

That fall, the philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre played a variation on the same tune in a public statement explaining why, despite having been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, he would not accept it. “The writer,” he insisted, must “refuse to allow himself to be transformed into an institution, even if this occurs under the most honorable circumstances.” Mr. Dylan was talking to an imaginary lover, Sartre to an actual Swedish Academy, but the message was similar: If you love me for what I am, don’t make me be what I am not.

We don’t know whether Mr. Dylan was paying attention to l’affaire Sartre that fall 52 years ago. But now that he has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, he seems to be following in Sartre’s footsteps. Indeed, Mr. Dylan has done the philosopher one better: Instead of declining the prize, he has simply declined to acknowledge its existence. He hasn’t issued a statement or even returned the Swedish Academy’s phone calls. A reference to the award briefly popped up on the official Bob Dylan website and then was deleted — at his instruction or not, nobody knows. And the Swedes, who are used to a lot more gratitude from their laureates, appear to be losing their patience: One member of the Academy has called Mr. Dylan’s behavior “impolite and arrogant.”

There is a good deal of poetic justice in this turn of events. For almost a quarter of a century, ever since Toni Morrison won the Nobel in 1993, the Nobel committee acted as if American literature did not exist — and now an American is acting as if the Nobel committee doesn’t exist. Giving the award to Mr. Dylan was an insult to all the great American novelists and poets who are frequently proposed as candidates for the prize. The all-but-explicit message was that American literature, as traditionally defined, was simply not good enough. This is an absurd notion, but one that the Swedes have embraced: In 2008, the Academy’s permanent secretary, Horace Engdahl, declared that American writers “don’t really participate in the big dialogue of literature” and are limited by that “ignorance.”

Continue reading in The New York Times

27
Sep

“Dibugrafías” de José Félix Valdivieso y Miguel Panadero

Written on September 27, 2016 by Administrador de IE Blogs in Literature

 

El Director de Comunicación Jose Felíx Valdivieso y el pintor Miguel Panadero han lanzado el proyecto de crowdfunding para publicar el libro Dibugrafías. Lo habitual cuando se ilustra un texto es que al ilustrador le envíen el texto y de ahí haga la ilustración. Las 51 historias que componen Dibugrafías tienen la particularidad de no seguir ese método convencional, sino el contrario. Miguel enviaba a Jose Félix semanalmente un dibujo, una pregunta visual, para que le diese una respuesta escrita, una historia. Ahora  ‘Míster No’, ‘Los esperadores’, ‘El hombre sin cabeza’, ‘La mujer de las tres ventanas’, o algunas otras, esperan su respuesta.

Si desea leer un adelanto de tres de las 51 historias breves que componen el libro en este link  Si desea más información sobre cómo comprar el libro por adelantado pincha aquí.

 

5
May

IE CELEBRATES World Book Day 2016

Written on May 5, 2016 by Administrador de IE Blogs in IE Business School, IE University, Literature

Registration

Registration

Book Crossing

Book Crossing

Theatre II

Drama Contest

Theatre III

Drama Contest

Theatre

Drama Contest Audience

Jury

Drama Contest Jury

21
Apr

La muerte de Ulises

Written on April 21, 2016 by Rafael Puyol in Arts & Cultures & Societies, IE University, Literature

INSTITUTO DE EMPRESA.  PROFESORESPor Rafael Puyol, Vicepresidente de Fundación IE

Los amantes de la novela negra con sabor mediterráneo estamos de enhorabuena con las recientes publicaciones de tres de los autores más consagrados del género: Donna León y “Las aguas de la eterna juventud”; Andea Camilleri, que ofrece “El caso Santamaría”; y Petros Márkaris, con la “Muerte de Ulises”.

Todos son buenos narradores de los avatares políticos, sociales y económicos de los lugares donde viven y en los que transcurrido la mayor parte  de su fecunda vida: Vencia es para Donna León la ciudad de sus novelas; Sicilia, el territorio para las de Camilleri; y Grecia, particularmente Atenas, para las de Márkaris.

Muchas veces he recomendado la lectura de las obras de este autor, armenio de origen, turco de nacimiento y griego de adopción. A través de ellas y del personaje estelar que ha creado, el comisario Kostas Jaritos, se puede seguir la azarosa historia reciente de este país. Su tetralogía de la crisis es la crónica negra de la versión contemporánea de la tragedia clásica. Y ahora, con la muerte de Ulises, Markaris vuelve a tocar un tema actual para Grecia y Europa como es la crisis de los refugiados.

El libro habla de más cosas porque es un conjunto de ocho relatos cortos hilvanados con sutileza, pero los cuentos sobre refugiados constituyen una referencia básica de uno de los dramas humanos más dramáticos que nos ha tocado vivir. Grecia sufre hoy día en primera persona lo que experimentó en sus propias carnes a lo largo del siglo XX, cuando sus ciudadanos, perseguidos en Turquía tuvieron que volver al país.

Márkaris recrea los tres escenarios en los que ha transcurrido su vida: Turquía, Grecia y Alemania. Y refiere historias de los turcos en Alemania y de los griegos en Turquía. Sus vidas, sus azares, sus aspiraciones, sus problemas, las persecuciones a manos de organizaciones xenófobas como los lobos grises en Turquía o Aurora Dorada de Grecia, están descritas con la sencillez narrativa de los grandes maestros. En medio de un drama de tan colosales proporciones, leer a Petros es un soplo de aire fresco.

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