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Rivela, Francisco

Overview
Works: 111 works in 410 publications in 2 languages and 8,122 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Bildungsromans  History  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Narrator, Actor
Classifications: PZ7.W8182, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Francisco Rivela
Mexico : a story of courage and conquest by A. & E. Television Network( Visual )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary traces the history and culture of Mexico from the arrival of its first people to present times
Shadow of a bull by Maia Wojciechowska( Recording )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manolo Olivar has to make a decision to either follow in his famous father's shadow and become a bullfighter, or to follow his heart and become a doctor
The King does not lie : the initiation of a priest of Shango( Visual )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film shows the Afro-Cuban religion, Santeria, whose New World practitioners have too often been maligned out of ignorance and prejudice and even harassed by authorities. In this intimate documentary we see a contemporary Puerto Rican community of "santeros" gather for the initiation of a priest of Shango, the "Thundergod" of the traditional Yoruba religion. As we follow the initiate through a series of ritual events, a new perspective on ancient rites is revealed. The religion originated in Africa and the chants are sung in Yoruba. Rituals like these are the basis of ceremonies performed in churches and temples of established religions. Sacred stones washed in sacred, leafy waters become the energy for ritual purification and empowerment. The anointment of head, feet and stones with the blood of sacrifice ensures atonement. On the third day the community gathers to witness the divination session in which the initiate receives his new name, "Oba Ko Puro", translated from Yoruba as "The King Does Not Lie." With the name, comes the story of the initiate's transfer of allegiance from an outer/worldly to inner/spiritual authority. Combining ritual narration with poetic translation from Lucumi/Yoruba chants provides the viewer with an understanding of the literal and figurative dimensions of the ceremony. A film of special interest to students of comparative religion, ritual, and Afro-Caribbean culture
Shadow of a bull by Maia Wojciechowska( Recording )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manolo Olivar has to make a decision: to follow in his famous father's shadow and become a bullfighter, or to follow his heart and become a doctor
Lazarillo de Tormes( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estos dos clásicos del siglo de oro español marcan el comienzo de la novela picaresca. La vida de ambos en Lazarillo de Tormes, y Rinconete y Cortadillo, está protagonizada por pícaros viviendo de su ingenio, sus aventuras y fortunas en ciudades y campos. El Lazarillo de Tormes, publicado en 1554, Lazarillo debe utilizar sus ingeniosas para trampear a una sucesión de amos de mala reputación. En Rinconete Y Cortadillo, dos hombres jóvenes aprenden a sobrevivir con el juego y los trucos.--
La cena secreta by Javier Sierra( Recording )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1497 a Dominican inquisitor is sent to Milan to supervise the final phase of the painting of The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci. Never a conformist, da Vinci creates a masterpiece that raises questions that have yet to be answered. Unlike his contemporaries, he does not hold strictly to the religious doctrine of the scriptures, but adds touches advocated by a repressed heritical sect. Could da Vinci be a member of the secret society?--
Margarita, está linda la mar by Sergio Ramírez( Recording )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fact and fiction are poetically antangled to retell modern Nicaraguan history. In 1907 Rubn Daro, the legendary poet, writes a famous verse on the fan of a nine-year-old girl. Fifty years later, the same girl plays a role in the plot to assassinate the dictator Anastasio Somoza
La hora sin diosas by Beatriz Rivas( Recording )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is always some insanity in love, but there is also some sanity in insanity. Old and very ill Daniel Ponty narrates his memories and the intimate details of his privileged life. Having lived in Paris and Vienna between 1890 and 1939, he was able to meet, frequent and be close to characters which are now part of history: Lou Andreas-Salomé, Hannah Arendt, Alma Mahler; and also Rilke, Nietzsche, Freud, Benjamin, Klimt, Rodin ... each one leaving a mark on him. The plot narrates his ideas on love, art, life, and intimacy
Memoria y esperanza by Mario Benedetti( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mario Benedetti sends an inspiring message to today's youth: do not be overcome by boredom or disappointment and always maintain dreams and keep hope alive. An octogenarian poet, Benedetti offers an encouraging message about the necessity to fight against conformity, consumption, and capitalism
Mexico : battle for North America( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As hard as the struggle for freedom from Spain was, the first decades of autonomy were perhaps even more difficult for Mexico. Their hard-won victory was seemingly squandered in a vicious cycle of war and tyranny embodied by Santa Ana, the flamboyant general who gave away Texas in exchange for his life. This program chronicles the waves of fighting that rocked the fledgling nation, from the "Pastry War" with France to the Mexican-American War
Mexico : Revolution and Rebirth( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the end of the 19th century, Mexico was exhausted from years of fighting, but the battles were not over, as the nation rose up against its dictator Porfirio Diaz. This volume tells the story of the revolution waged by Pancho Villa, Emiliano Zapata and others, and the modern nation that was born. Discover how Mexico finally gained stability under the rule of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, and examine the problems that face the nation today
El país creado por Wall Street by Ovidio Diaz Espino( Recording )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ovidio Díaz Espino illustrates how a combination of financial gain and arrogant American imperialism culminated in the building of the Panama Canal. He tells about a dark alliance of greed between the bankrupt French Panama Canal Company and a secret syndicate of Wall Street financiers. With the full force of Teddy Roosevelt's Wall Street cabal and his gunboat diplomacy behind it, there was no stopping the canal project despite the objections of the American Congress and press
Mexico : from independence to the Alamo( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For 300 years after the conquistadors' triumph over the Aztecs, Mexico was the crown jewel of the Spanish colonial empire. This volume reveals what life was like during that time and examines the injustices of the feudal system and the excesses of the Inquisition, which led to the long fight for freedom from Spain. Also, the storied Battle of the Alamo is relived, which forever colored Mexico's relationship with its powerful neighbor to the North
Mexico : God, gold, and glory( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the mysteries of the Toltec and Mayan civilizations through visits to the ruins of Teotihuacan and Palenque, trace the waves of conquest that made the Aztecs the most powerful people in the New World, and examine the battles with the Spanish that brought their empire to its knees in little over a year after the arrival of Cortes in 1519
La llave de oro by Núria Masot( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1272, Guillem de Montclar, the Templar spy, tracks down an intriguing book known as the Golden Key. This book is one of the few sacred texts of the Cathars, who have managed to hide it and keep it safe from the Inquisition
La tregua by Mario Benedetti( Recording )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in Spanish and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Martin Santomé, viudo con tres hijos en vísperas de su jubilación, comienza a registrar en un diario íntimo su vida gris y sin relieve. La vida cotidiana de la rutina oficinesca y la de un hogar desunido y crispado se verán alteradas cierto día, cuando irrumpe en su opaca existencia la joven Laura Avellaneda, nueva empleada a sus órdenes. Y ese cincuentón, hombre mediando pero no mediocre, consciente de sus límites y su desgana, decide abrir, casí sin proponérselo, un paréntis luminoso"--Web page image
La sombra del templario by Núria Masot( Recording )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before Templar knight Bernard Guils dies, he asks a man to find a pupil of his so that he can hand over some important, mysterious documents. But suddenly the documents disappear, and people are ready to put their lives at stake to get them back. What long-guarded secrets do these documents hold?
El amor es una droga dura by Cristina Peri Rossi( Recording )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in Spanish and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Javier is addicted to beauty, and his mental and physical reactions are hard to control. To fight against the ephemeral character of the addiction, he decides to be become photographer, a profession that causes him to fall into a whirlwind of sex, drugs and alcohol that, eventually, carries him to edge of death
España en los diarios de mi vejez by Ernesto R Sábato( Recording )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Un viaje a España a principios de 2002 cuando Argentina se estremecía en medio de una de las peores crisis políticas y económicas de su historia, es el origen de este nuevo libro de Ernesto Sabato. Fiel a sus obsesiones, el escritor elabora un texto de gran dignidad moral relexionando constantemente sobre temas tan eternos y actuales como la globalización, la injusticia, la marginación o la vejez, y lleno de agudas comparaciones cargadas de afecto entre Argentina y España"--Web page image
Terciopelo violento by Juvenal Acosta Hernández( Recording )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Spanish and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escrita en una prosa elegante, este libro cuenta la historia de un seductor, Julián Cáceres, a quien se presume muerto después, de que su auto es encontrado abandonado en el puente Golden Gate de San Francisco"--Web page image
 
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