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Álvarez Flórez, José Manuel

Overview
Works: 282 works in 915 publications in 2 languages and 3,039 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Anecdotes  History  Historical fiction  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Case studies  College stories  Portraits  Humorous fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Contributor
Classifications: PR9387.9.A3, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by José Manuel Álvarez Flórez
Travels with Charley : in search of America by John Steinbeck( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 336 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 )

38 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 135 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 )

23 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Na het plotselinge verdwijnen van zijn vrouw die met een rijk Amerikaans echtpaar een bootreis maakt, wordt een saaie Engelse leraar beschuldigd van moord, iets waar hij vaak van heeft gedroomd
El universo de Poe by Edgar Allan Poe( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 59 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."
Hitler, 1936-45 : nemesis by Ian Kershaw( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on many previously unutilized sources, Kershaw describes the Draconian measures taken by Hitler's henchmen -- Himmler, Goebbels, Goring, Bormann, and others -- to tighten the Nazi grip on the home front without significant resistance from the German people. In the Fuhrer's name, Gestapo and SS leaders orchestrate and carry out the persecutions that lead to the death camps of the Holocaust." "After the D-Day invasion and a steady stream of defeats on the Eastern Front, Hitler is virtually alone in insisting that victory is still possible. When Hitler asserts that his survival after an assassination attempt by German officers on July 20, 1944, "is a sign of Providence that I must continue my work," Kershaw depicts a beleaguered fanatic prepared to leave his country in ruins. Ten months later, while his shattered forces desperately attempt to stave off the Russian onslaught on Berlin, Hitler spends his final days, chillingly documented here, in a bunker under the city until he ends his life with a pistol shot to his head." "Throughout this masterful account, Kershaw never loses sight of the German people and their massive support for Hitler and the Nazi regime. "Decades would not fully erase," he observes, "the simple but compelling sentiment painted in huge letters" in Munich shortly after the surrender to the Allies: "I am ashamed to be a German." Book jacket."--Jacket
The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales by Oliver Sacks( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders
Cuento de Navidad : (villancico en prosa) by Charles Dickens( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A miser learns the true meaning of Christmas when three ghostly visitors review his past and foretell his future, in a story with background information on Dickens and his times
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

Contes de la folie ordinaire by Charles Bukowski( Book )

29 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verhalen over de zelfkant van Los Angeles
Teoría del símbolo : un ensayo de antropología cultural by Norbert Elias( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in Spanish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes of a dirty old man by Charles Bukowski( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in Spanish and Catalan and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning in 1967, Bukowski wrote the column Notes of A Dirty Old Man for the underground newspaper Open City .Perennially drunk, broke and in search of a woman, Bukowski takes on the guise of a wise fool as he ventures through America's seedy lowlife. Peopled by Kerouac, Burroughs and other much less salubrious characters, his exploits provoke humour and despair, whilst highlighting the inherent beauty and futility of life
Gas by José Manuel Alvarez Flórez( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dispatches by Michael Herr( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
Maurice; a novel by E. M Forster( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in Spanish and held by 35 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 )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2012 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
Mis ideas y opiniones by Albert Einstein( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 32 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
La cultura europea del siglo XIX by George L Mosse( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indecent exposure by Tom Sharpe( Book )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in Spanish and held by 30 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
The crooked timber of humanity : chapters in the history of ideas by Isaiah Berlin( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that the "great goods" of human aspiration - liberty, justice, equality - are not coherent and never can be. Sir Isaiah Berlin is a historian of ideas
The Third Reich : a new history by Michael Burleigh( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in Spanish and held by 28 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
 
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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, José M.

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 Álvarez

Flórez, José Manuel Alvarez 1939-

Languages
Spanish (224)

Catalan (1)

Covers
El universo de PoeHitler, 1936-45 : nemesisThe man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical talesCuento de Navidad : (villancico en prosa)Contes de la folie ordinaireNotes of a dirty old manMaurice; a novelThings fall apart