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Arana, Marie (Writer)

Overview
Works: 28 works in 134 publications in 4 languages and 7,822 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Autobiographies  History  Fiction  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PN4874.A567, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Marie Arana
 
Most widely held works by Marie Arana
Bolívar : American liberator by Marie Arana( Book )

17 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authoritative portrait of the Latin-American warrior-statesman draws on a wealth of primary documents to set his life against a backdrop of the explosive tensions of 19th-century South America, providing coverage of such topics as his role in the 1813 campaign for Colombian and Venezuelan independence, his legendary love affairs and his achievements as a strategist, abolitionist and diplomat
Girl rising by Richard E Robbins( Visual )

24 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in English and held by 1,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls' education, created this chronicle of nine girls in the developing world, allowing viewers the opportunity to witness how education can break the cycle of poverty
Cellophane : a novel by Marie Arana( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Hebrew and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unexpected consequences are the result for an American engineer, who constructs a paper factory in the middle of the Amazon rain forest, as a plague of truth affects his entire family
Lima nights : a novel by Marie Arana( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoying the good life in upper-class Lima, Peru, with an elegant wife, three terrific drinking buddies, and an occasional fling, Carlos Bluhm becomes obsessed with Maria Fernandez, a beautiful sixteen-year-old dancer at a seedy tango bar
The writing life : writers on how they think and work : a collection from the Washington post book world( Book )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents reprints of articles by over fifty professional authors in which they discuss aspects of their lives as writers, drawn from throughout ten years of the "Writing Life" column of the "Washington Post."
Off the page : writers talk about beginnings, endings, and everything in between by Carole Burns( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writer Carole Burns has put together a book about writing and the writing life, featuring forty-three of our foremost contemporary authors. Reading Off the Page can feel like being at a dinner party with a Pulitzer Prize winner on one side and your favorite detective writer on the other as the third bottle of wine is opened and everyone is beginning to relax." "In interviews on washingtonpost.com, Burns has gotten to the heart of writing by asking such questions as: Can good sex be written? Martin Amis doesn't think so. Are characters based on people the authors know? Richard Ford says no; Russell Banks says sometimes. Did you ever have doubts about your writing? Absolutely, says Michael Cunningham." "These and other authors - including Edward P. Jones, Jhumpa Lahiri, Marisha Pessl, Walter Mosley, Margot Livesy, and Alice McDermott - talk honestly and forthrightly about the art of fiction."--Jacket
Stone offerings : Machu Picchu's terraces of enlightenment by Mike Torrey( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of photographs taken by Mike Torrey during the June and December solstices at Machu Picchu
Silver, sword, and stone : three crucibles in the Latin American story by Marie Arana( Book )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Against the background of a thousand years of vivid history, acclaimed writer Marie Arana tells the timely and timeless stories of three contemporary Latin Americans whose lives represent three driving forces that have shaped the character of the region: exploitation (silver), violence (sword), and religion (stone). Leonor Gonzales lives in a tiny community perched 18,000 feet above sea level in the Andean cordillera of Peru, the highest human habitation on earth. Like her late husband, she works the gold mines much as the Indians were forced to do at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Illiteracy, malnutrition, and disease reign as they did five hundred years ago. And now, just as then, a miner's survival depends on a vast global market whose fluctuations are controlled in faraway places. Carlos Buergos is a Cuban who fought in the civil war in Angola and now lives in a quiet community outside New Orleans. He was among hundreds of criminals Cuba expelled to the US in 1980. His story echoes the violence that has coursed through the Americas since before Columbus to the crushing savagery of the Spanish Conquest, and from 19th- and 20th-century wars and revolutions to the military crackdowns that convulse Latin America to this day. Xavier Albo is a Jesuit priest from Barcelona who emigrated to Bolivia, where he works among the indigenous people. He considers himself an Indian in head and heart and, for this, is well known in his adopted country. Although his aim is to learn rather than proselytize, he is an inheritor of a checkered past, where priests marched alongside conquistadors, converting the natives to Christianity, often forcibly, in the effort to win the New World. Ever since, the Catholic Church has played a central role in the political life of Latin America--sometimes for good, sometimes not. In Silver, Sword, and Stone Marie Arana seamlessly weaves these stories with the history of the past millennium to explain three enduring themes that have defined Latin America since pre-Columbian times: the foreign greed for its mineral riches, an ingrained propensity to violence, and the abiding power of religion. What emerges is a vibrant portrait of a people whose lives are increasingly intertwined with our own"--
A través de los ojos del cóndor : un visión aérea de América Latina by Robert B Haas( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aerial photographs of Latin America span fourteen countries and some eighty percent of the land mass, while capturing the Amazon wilderness, the wildlife of the Pantanal, ancient ruins, cities, and other landscapes, both human and natural
De papiermaker van de Amazone by Marie Arana( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in Dutch and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een excentrieke ingenieur is gefascineerd door papier en zet in het hart van de Peruaanse jungle een papierfabriek op
Bolivar by Marie Arana( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authoritative portrait of the Latin-American warrior-statesman draws on a wealth of primary documents to set his life against a backdrop of the explosive tensions of 19th-century South America, providing coverage of such topics as his role in the 1813 campaign for Colombian and Venezuelan independence, his legendary love affairs and his achievements as a strategist, abolitionist and diplomat
American liberator by Marie Arana( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Bolivar's life makes for one of history's most dramatic canvases, a narrative filled with adventure and disaster, victory and defeat. This is the story not just of a man but of the liberation of a continent. Drawing on a wealth of sources, Arana captures 19th-century South America and the tensions that helped make Simon Bolivar
De papiermaker van de Amazone by Marie Arana( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in Dutch and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Een excentrieke ingenieur is gefascineerd door papier en zet in het hart van de Peruaanse jungle een papierfabriek op
American chica : two worlds, one childhood by Marie Arana( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her father?s Peruvian family, Marie Arana was taught to be a proper lady, yet in her mother?s American family she learned to shoot a gun, break a horse, and snap a chicken?s neck for dinner. Arana shuttled easily between these deeply separate cultures for years. But only when she immigrated with her family to the United States did she come to understand that she was a hybrid American whose cultural identity was split in half. Coming to terms with this split is at the heart of this graceful, beautifully realized portrait of a child who “was a north-south collision, a New World fusion. An -- From the Trade Paperback edition
Bolívar : the epic life of the man who liberated South America by Marie Arana( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Door de ogen van de condor : Latijns-Amerika vanuit de lucht by Robert B Haas( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silver, sword, and stone three crucibles in the Latin American story by Marie Arana( )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Against the background of a thousand years of vivid history, acclaimed writer Marie Arana tells the timely and timeless stories of three contemporary Latin Americans whose lives represent three driving forces that have shaped the character of the region: exploitation (silver), violence (sword), and religion (stone). Leonor Gonzales lives in a tiny community perched 18,000 feet above sea level in the Andean cordillera of Peru, the highest human habitation on earth. Like her late husband, she works the gold mines much as the Indians were forced to do at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Illiteracy, malnutrition, and disease reign as they did five hundred years ago. And now, just as then, a miner's survival depends on a vast global market whose fluctuations are controlled in faraway places. Carlos Buergos is a Cuban who fought in the civil war in Angola and now lives in a quiet community outside New Orleans. He was among hundreds of criminals Cuba expelled to the US in 1980. His story echoes the violence that has coursed through the Americas since before Columbus to the crushing savagery of the Spanish Conquest, and from 19th- and 20th-century wars and revolutions to the military crackdowns that convulse Latin America to this day. Xavier Albo is a Jesuit priest from Barcelona who emigrated to Bolivia, where he works among the indigenous people. He considers himself an Indian in head and heart and, for this, is well known in his adopted country. Although his aim is to learn rather than proselytize, he is an inheritor of a checkered past, where priests marched alongside conquistadors, converting the natives to Christianity, often forcibly, in the effort to win the New World. Ever since, the Catholic Church has played a central role in the political life of Latin America--sometimes for good, sometimes not. In Silver, Sword, and Stone Marie Arana seamlessly weaves these stories with the history of the past millennium to explain three enduring themes that have defined Latin America since pre-Columbian times: the foreign greed for its mineral riches, an ingrained propensity to violence, and the abiding power of religion. What emerges is a vibrant portrait of a people whose lives are increasingly intertwined with our own"
Silver, sword, and stone by Marie Arana( Book )

3 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arana tells the stories of three people in contemporary Latin America whose lives emblemize the three powerful historical forces that still shape Latin America: mineral exploitation (silver), violence (sword), and the Church (stone)"--
American chica : dos mundos, una infancia by Marie Arana( )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her father's Peruvian family, Marie Arana was taught to be a proper lady, yet in her mother's American family she learned to shoot a gun, break a horse, and snap a chicken's neck for dinner. Arana shuttled easily between these deeply separate cultures for years. But only when she immigrated with her family to the United States did she come to understand that she was a hybrid American whose cultural identity was split in half. Coming to terms with this split is at the heart of this graceful, beautifully realized portrait of a child who "was a north-south collision, a New World fusion. An American Chica ." Here are two vastly different landscapes: Peru--earthquake-prone, charged with ghosts of history and mythology--and the sprawling prairie lands of Wyoming. In these rich terrains resides a colorful cast of family members who bring Arana's historia to life ... her proud grandfather who one day simply stopped coming down the stairs; her dazzling grandmother, "clicking through the house as if she were making her way onstage." But most important are Arana's parents: he a brilliant engineer, she a gifted musician. For more than half a century these two passionate, strong-willed people struggled to overcome the bicultural tensions in their marriage and, finally, to prevail. From the Trade Paperback edition
Through the eyes of the condor : an aerial vision of Latin America by Robert B Haas( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Step aboard a private plane for a breathtaking tour of the immense and varied wilderness of Latin America - lush lands and scenic waterways nearly impossible to experience any other way. Your guide to this remarkable vision is Robert B. Haas, award-winning environmentalist and one of the world's foremost artists in aerial photography. To create this elegant portfolio, Haas covered 14 countries and an astonishing 80 percent of the land mass of Latin America. In magnificent color and exquisite composition, he captures the majesty of the Amazon, the fickleness of rare wildlife in Patagonia, and the incredible topography of untouched lands. Photographs are presented in large double-page panoramas, inviting the viewer to appreciate their abstract qualities and become absorbed in rich details. The aerial perspective gives a generous view of the land below: While large-scale environmental effects may be seen, man's blemishes are mostly diminished when viewed against the vastness of the land. A full-page map highlights countries and specific places photographed."--Publisher's description
 
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Cellophane : a novel
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Lima nights : a novelThe writing life : writers on how they think and work : a collection from the Washington post book worldOff the page : writers talk about beginnings, endings, and everything in betweenStone offerings : Machu Picchu's terraces of enlightenmentA través de los ojos del cóndor : un visión aérea de América LatinaAmerican chica : two worlds, one childhoodAmerican chica : dos mundos, una infanciaThrough the eyes of the condor : an aerial vision of Latin America
Alternative Names
Marie Arana Amerikaans journaliste

Marie Arana journaliste américaine

Marie Arana periodista estadounidense

Marie Arana periodista estatunidenca

מארי אראנה

מארי אראנה עיתונאית אמריקאית

ماری آرانا

Languages
English (112)

Spanish (9)

Dutch (5)

Hebrew (1)