Terra Nostra (novel) and KIVA (AM)Terra Nostra is a 1975 novel by the Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes. The narrative covers 20 centuries of European and American culture, and prominently features the construction of El Escorial by Philip II. The title is Latin for "Our earth". The novel received the Xavier Villaurrutia Award in 1976 and the Rómulo Gallegos Prize in 1977.Contents 1 Plot and Style 2 Publication 3 Reception 4 See also 5 ReferencesPlot and StyleTerra Nostra, perhaps Fuentes' most ambitious novel, is a "massive, Byzantine work" that tells the story of all Hispanic civilization. Modeled on James Joyce's Finnegans Wake, Terra Nostra shifts unpredictably between the sixteenth century and the twentieth, seeking the roots of contemporary Latin American society in the struggle between the conquistadors and indigenous Americans. Like The Death of Artemio Cruz, the novel also draws heavily on cinematic techniques. PublicationThe novel was published in 1975 through Editorial Joaquín Mortiz in Mexico and Seix Barral in Spain. An English translation by Margaret Sayers Peden was published in 1976 through Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ReceptionRobert Coover reviewed the book for The New York Times, and wrote: "Carlos Fuentes is a world-famous author, serious, provocative, controversial even, inventive, widely considered Mexico's most important living novelist, maybe the greatest ever--but the world is full of doubters and perhaps Fuentes wished to silence them once and for all, burying them under the sheer weight and mastery of his book. More likely, though, it is the familiar case of a committed and conscientious writer being overtaken and captured by his own metaphor." Coover had reservations about how Fuentes seems to condemn the ascetic lifestyle that is to isolate oneself from the outside world in order to strive for perfection, while Terra Nostra in his view appears to be a work born out of exactly such a commitment. Besides the reservations, Coover wrote that "if Terra Nostra is a failure, it is a magnificent failure. Its conception is truly grand, its perceptions often unique, its energy compelling and the inventiveness and audacity of some of its narrative maneuvers absolutely breathtaking."The novel won the Xavier Villaurrutia Award in 1976. In 1977, it was awarded the Venezuelan Rómulo Gallegos Prize by a jury which included Gabriel García Márquez. See also 1975 in literature Mexican literature
KIVA (AM) and Terra Nostra (novel)For the Albuquerque, New Mexico radio station that held the call sign KIVA at 1550 AM from 2009 to 2012, see KRKE.KIVA (1600 AM) is an American radio station licensed to Albuquerque, New Mexico serving the Albuquerque metropolitan area. KIVA broadcasts on 1600 AM and on FM translator K240BL 95.9. Its studios are located in Northeast Albuquerque (a mile north of Central Avenue) and the transmitter tower is in North Valley, New Mexico.Contents 1 Programming 2 History 3 References 4 External linksProgrammingKIVA broadcasts a talk radio, news radio and sports radio format, featuring national talk shows Bloomberg, Dan Patrick Show, Jay Mohr Sports, Sean Hannity, America Now with Andy Dean, TMZ Sports, TMZ Live, Clyde Lewis and Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. A variety of live programming is broadcast on the weekends, including Fox Sports Radio, Denver Broncos, and Notre Dame Football. Sundays are dedicated to business talk with Bloomberg Radio and Sunday Brunch with Charlie Rose, Hometown Heroes honoring America's veterans, religious programming including Joel Osteen and The Lutheran Hour and Fox Sports Radio in the afternoon when the Denver Broncos are not in season.KIVA brands itself as "The Rock of Talk". Hourly news updates are provided by The Blaze as well as AP Radio.The station broadcasts in HD stereo via its AAC and MP3 streams which can be accessed at www.rockoftalk.com. It also broadcasts in a MP3 format as well allowing every device to stream from the station from anywhere in the world.According to the Spring 2014 Arbitron book more than 66% of it's audience is made up of Males 25-54.The translator was granted a construction permit on March 25, 2014 to upgrade to 250 watts which will give the station a stronger signal comparable to 94.5, 100.9 and 103.7. History Logo for KRKE from 2005-20111600 began an oldies format as KRKE in early 2005 after stunting with an all Elvis format for a couple of weeks at the end of 2004. 1600 had previously been "The mix of New Mexico" as KANM. It also had an all-news format as KIVA from 2000-2002 after it had moved to 1600 from 1580 AM. It was the home of Radio Disney as KDZZ in the late 1990s and had a classic country format as KRLL from 1993-1995 but for many years was an AM simulcast for KZKL-FM (101.7) "Kool 102" an oldies station.The station was assigned the call sign KNUS on 1988-11-05. On 1989-09-27, the station changed its call sign to KZKL, on 1993-11-01 to KRLL, on 1995-11-01 to KNOS, on 1996-06-14 to KZKL, on 1997-11-28 to KDZZ, on 1999-09-13 to KIVA, on 2002-10-22 to KANM, on 2005-04-01 to KRKE, and on 2012-08-28 to the current KIVA.The talk format for KIVA began on June 15, 2009 on 1550 AM. On August 28, 2012 KIVA swapped frequencies with KRKE moving KIVA to 1600 and KRKE from 1600 to 1550.
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