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Álvarez Flórez, José Manuel

Works: 302 works in 963 publications in 1 language and 3,261 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Christmas stories  Juvenile works  History  Anecdotes  Historical fiction  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Legal stories  Church history  Ghost stories 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PR4572, FIC
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by José Manuel Álvarez Flórez
Viajes con Charley : en busca de los Estados Unidos by John Steinbeck( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En buena medida, debemos a la obra de novelistas como Steinbeck nuestra idea de la América genuina, esa que, ajena a la sofisticasción, está hecha de trabajos duros y personalidades fuertes. A los 58 años, John Steinbeck decidió prescindir de las convenciones de la ficción y empredió un viaje por Estados Unidos con vistas a obtener una impresión directa de su paisaje y sus gentes. Acompañado de su perrito Charley, recorrió cuarenta estados, circuló por autopistas y carreteras secundarias, compartió mesa y mantel con camioneros, vendedores y viajeros sin rumbo, recobró viejas amistades esparcidas por el país y, sobre todo, se imbuyó del paisaje físico y moral de su tierra. El resultado de estas experiencias es una reflexión realista, a la vez lúcida y apasionada, sobre el carácter americano, un ejercicio literario que aúna capacidad descriptiva e inspiración lírica, un estudio que consolida y ahonda las impresiones que nos dejaron las novelas de Steinbeck
A confederacy of dunces by John Kennedy Toole( Book )

37 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet Ignatius J. Reilly, a 30-year-old medievalist who lives at home with his mother in New Orleans' French Quarter, and pens his magnum opus on Big Chief writing pads he keeps hidden under his bed. Considered by many a comic masterpiece that memorably evokes the city of New Orleans and whose robust protagonist is a modern-day Falstaff, Don Quixote, or Gargantua; others are not amused by a fat, flatulent, gluttonous, loud, lying, hypocritical, self-deceiving, self-centered blowhard who masturbates to memories of a dog
Wilt by Tom Sharpe( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 2016 in Spanish and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry Wilt, tied to a daft job and a domineering wife, has just been passed over for promotion yet again. Ahead of him at the Polytechnic stretch years of trying to thump literature into the heads of plasterers, joiners, butchers and the like. And things are no better at home where his massive wife, Eva, is given to boundless and unpredictable fits of enthusiasm -for transcendental meditation, yoga or the trampoline. But if Wilt can do nothing about his job, he can do something about his wife, in imagination at least, and his fantasies grow daily more murderous and more concrete. After a peculiarly nasty experience at a party thrown by particularly nasty Americans, Wilt finds himself in several embarrassing positions: Eva stalks out in stratospheric dudgeon, and Wilt, under the inspiration of gin, puts one of his more vindictive fantasies into effect. But suspicions are instantly aroused and Wilt rapidly achieves an unenviable notoriety in the role of The Man Helping Police With Their Enquiries. Or is he exactly helping? Wilt's problem -although he's on the other side of the fence -is the same as Inspector Flint's: where is Eva Wilt? But Wilt begins to flourish in the heat of the investigation, and as the police stoke the flames of circumstantial evidence, Wilt deploys all his powers to show that the Law can't tell a Missing Person from a hole in the ground
El universo de Poe by Edgar Allan Poe( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Esta compilación pasmosa de algunos de los cuentos cortos mas tirantes y llenos de suspenso de Edgar Allan Poe incluye cuentos como "El escarabajo de oro," "La semana de tres domingos" y "La verdad sobre el caso de M. Valdemar," entre otros."
The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales by Oliver Sacks( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders
A Christmas carol by Charles Dickens( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future
Autoejecución y suelta de animales internos by José Manuel Alvarez Flórez( Book )

6 editions published in 1975 in Spanish and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teoría del símbolo : un ensayo de antropología cultural by Norbert Elias( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in Spanish and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gas by José Manuel Alvarez Flórez( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dispatches by Michael Herr( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
Contes de la folie ordinaire by Charles Bukowski( Book )

28 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen over de zelfkant van Los Angeles
Hitler 1936 - 1945 by Ian Kershaw( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ein epochales Werk, ein Höhepunkt der Geschichtsschreibung.Das auf zwei Bände angelegte Werk des britischen Historikers Ian Kershaw ist beides: eine Biographie Hitlers und eine Geschichte der NS-Zeit. Es untersucht eindrucksvoll die historischen Kräfte, die einen trägen österreichischen Träumer in einen Diktator mit immenser Macht verwandelten. Kershaw vertritt den Standpunkt, dass die Ursachen für Hitlers Macht nicht nur in den Taten des Diktators gesucht werden müssen, sondern auch (und ganz besonders) in den sozialen Verhältnissen eines Staates, der es ihm erlaubte, alle institutionellen und moralischen Grenzen zu überschreiten
Maurice; a novel by E. M Forster( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of two young men in pre-World War I England who meet at Cambridge and fall in love and then must struggle with the moral standards of the time. Clive bows to societal and family pressure and enters a loveless marriage, while Maurice resists and finds lasting love with a working-class man. Forster wass reluctant to publish the book in his lifetime because such stories were not supposed to end happily
Things fall apart by Chinua Achebe( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Okonkwo es un gran guerrero, cuya fama se extiende por toda el África Occidental, pero cuando mata accidentalmente a un prohombre de su clan es obligado a expiar su culpa con el sacrificio de su hijastro y el exilio. Cuando por fin puede regresar a su aldea, la encuentra repleta de misioneros y gobernadores británicos; su mundo se desintegra, y él no puede más que precipitarse hacia la tragedia. Publicada por vez primera en 1958, y desde entonces ha vendido más de diez millones de ejemplares en cuarenta y cinco idiomas"--Page 4 of cover
La cultura europea del siglo XIX by George L Mosse( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mis ideas y opiniones by Albert Einstein( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideas y opiniones : sobre la libertad - Sobre religión - Sobre la educación - Sobre los amigos - Sobre política, gobierno y pacifismo - Acerca del pueblo judío - Sobre Alemania - Contribuciones a la ciencia
The Third Reich : a new history by Michael Burleigh( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Third Reich: A New History restores a broader perspective and intellectual unity to the many subjects that have become academic sub-specialities. It offers a radical re-examination of the Third Reich from its incubation in the hopelessness which followed the German defeat in 1918 to the Nazi regime's final destructive spiral and the aftershocks of de-Nazification."--Jacket
Indecent exposure by Tom Sharpe( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is Heroes Day in Piemburg, the capital of Zululand. Luitenant Verkramp's thoughts are awash with promotion prospects, as rumours are flying that the chief of police, Kommandant van Heerden, is exhibiting some very strange behaviour: speaking English, wearing a tweed jacket and displaying a picture of the Queen of England on his desk. Even more outrageous than its predecessor, Indecent exposure is the explosively funny follow-up to Riotous assembly
Earthly powers : the clash of religion and politics in Europe from the French Revolution to the Great War by Michael Burleigh( Book )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining the ways in which politics and religion have influenced each other over the last two hundred years, Burleigh reveals that throughout history the two realms have interacted in complex and sometimes lethal ways--just as they still do today. The overall effect was a widespread increase in secularism and a demystification of the power of politics. Burleigh encompasses the philosophies of the Enlightenment, as well as the pseudo-religious aspects of Marxism. While the nineteenth century saw the replacement of the confessional by the liberal state, it also saw the birth of ideological fanaticisms that would achieve enormous power in the twentieth century. laying the foundations for both the soft totalitarianism of the modern bureaucratic welfare state and the more sinister police states of Communists and National Socialists. The most violent and repressive of these systems mimicked many of the functions of religion. Although liberalism was eventually restored to the continent in 1945 and 1989, many of the themes that Burleigh highlights here, notably the need for civic religions, have assumed a terrible relevance as Europe reacts to the threat of Al Qaeda.--From publisher description
Intruder in the dust by William Faulkner( Book )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucas Beauchamp, un anciano negro al que se le acusa del asesinato de un hombre blanco, corre peligro de ser linchado. Gavin Stevens, un eminente abogado local, está empeñ̃ado en que se haga justicia, pero el viejo testarudo rechaza su ayuda. En cambio, es a Chick, el sobrino de dieciséis años de Gavin, a quien Lucas confiesa la verdad. Para salvar al viejo, Chick va al cementerio para desenterrar el cadáver del asesinado. En una carrera desesperada contra el tiempo, descubre el secreto de la tumba, solo para revelar otro enigma que desconcierta al pueblo sediento de sangre
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Alternative Names
Álvarez Flóres, José Manuel

Álvarez Flóres, José Manuel 1939-

Álvarez-Flórez, J. M.

Alvarez Flórez, J. M. 1939-

Álvarez Flórez, J. M. (José Manuel)

Álvarez Flórez, José M.

Alvarez Flórez, José M. 1939-

Álvarez Flórez, José M. (José Manuel)

Álvarez-Flórez, José Manuel

Álvarez, J. M.

Álvarez, J. M. José Manuel

Álvarez, J. M. (José Manuel Álvarez Flórez)

Álvarez, José

Álvarez, José José Manuel

Alvarez, José M. 1939-

Álvarez, José Manuel

Flórez, José Manuel

Flórez, José Manuel Álvarez.

Flórez, José Manuel Alvarez 1939-

Spanish (221)

El universo de PoeThe man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical talesA Christmas carolContes de la folie ordinaireMaurice; a novelThings fall apartThe Third Reich : a new historyIndecent exposureIntruder in the dust