Pasajes: Literatura

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Part of an integrated Spanish programme designed to help students gain a working knowledge of the language, the series comprises a grammar text, a workbook, a literary reader, a cultural reader and an activities book. The books all share a common grammatical and thematic organization which should facilitate a flexible approach to teaching. The books all increase in difficulty at about the same rate. This reader introduces readers to various essays, short stories, plays and poems by Hispanic authors. The selections are accompanied by advice on what to look for in each. Many of the pieces are not commonly found in anthologies.

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New to the fifth edition of Pasajes is a change to the chapter themes for Chapters 3 and 10, respectively. Chapter 3, which previously dealt exclusively with the theme of death and superstition, has been refocused and now treats the topic of customs and cultural traditions in the Hispanic world. Chapter 10, which formerly dealt with habits and dependencies, has been broadened in scope and in the fifth edition deals with contemporary issues of life in modern society. These changes, which respond to user feedback, introduce a fresh perspective to the fifth edition.
Each chapter now opens with a new discussion section, Reflexiones, that prompts students to begin investigating the chapter theme from a personal, regional, and global perspective. This new feature is supported by and is coordinated with a new Internet feature, tied to the new Pasajes Website.
The video to accompany Pasajes, which is integrated in a feature now called Pasaje cultural in each chapter, has been revised with new authentic segments that reflect thematic changes to the textbook.
A new CD-ROM provides additional vocabulary and grammar practice for students in addition to furthering their examination of cultural and thematic topics.
The three volumes of the Pasajes program are coordinated by chapter theme, vocabulary, and grammar points. This organization means that the topics, language, and structures covered in, for example, Chapter 5 of the review grammar are the same as those covered in Chapter 5 of either the cultural or literary reader. This format allows instructors to use any of the texts by themselves or in conjunction with one another.
The multi-component format of the Pasajes program allows for flexibility in use. Pasajes: Lengua can be used by itself for a one-term grammar review, either Pasajes: Literatura or Pasajes: Cultura can stand alone as a reader, or instructors can use the grammar with one or both of the readers.
The hallmark of Pasajes is its intelligent treatment of topics that speak to students and their own interests. The chapter topics are not run-of-the-mill, survival-type topics; rather, they are topics that truly promote a deeper understanding of the Spanish language and of Hispanic cultures, such as those dealing with stereotypes, cultural traditions, and beliefs and ideologies. Topics are approached from a cross-cultural, sociological point of view, with the overall goal of the Pasajes series being to challenge students not just to learn about the language and cultures of the Hispanic peoples, but to think about their own culture critically. Thus, learning Spanish with Pasajes is not only interesting, but also becomes personally relevant.

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New to the Fifth Edition of Pasajes is a change to the chapter themes for Chapters 3 and 10, respectively. Chapter 3, which previously dealt exclusively with the theme of death and superstition, has been refocused and now treats the topic of festivals and cultural traditions in the Hispanic world. Chapter 10, which formerly dealt with habits and dependencies, has been broadened in scope and in the Fifth Edition deals with health and well-being. These changes, which respond to user feedback, introduce a fresh perspective to the Fifth Edition.
Each chapter now opens with a new discussion section, Reflexiones, which prompts students to begin investigating the chapter theme through a critical examination of fine art that introduces the chapter. Contrastive and comparative analyses serve as an advance organizer for students while also helping develop their critical thinking and visual literacy skills.
Literary readings in the fifth edition reflect a return to many of the canonical selections that characterized earlier editions of Pasajes: Literatura. While Pasajes still strives to introduce students to contemporary Hispanic writers, the importance and contributions of the literary canon are equally represented in this edition. The new readings include four genres: short story, poetry, drama, and essay.

- "El laberinto de la soledad," Octavio Paz
- "Meciendo," Gabriela Mistral
- "El censo," Emilio Carballido
- "Apócalipsis," Marco Denevi
- "Espuma y nada más," Hernando Téllez
- "Cajas de cartón," Francisco Jiménez
- "Cubanita descubanizada," Gustavo Pérez Firmat
- "Memoria electrónica," Mario Benedetti
- "El sur," Jorge Luis Borges

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