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- New York Review Books 2012; US$ 14.00
Rake, drunkard, aesthete, gossip, raconteur extraordinaire: the narrator of Bohumil Hrabal?s rambling, rambunctious masterpiece Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age is all these and more. Speaking to a group of sunbathing women who remind him of lovers past, this elderly roué tells the story of his life?or at least unburdens himself of a lifetime?s... more...
- Liverpool University Press 2011; US$ 145.00
This book recounts a literary history of modern Cuba. It looks aslant at a Cuban national literature that has sometimes been indistinguishable from a history of Havana. Given the insurgent and revolutionary history of that eastern region, it recounts stories of rebellion, heroism and sacrifice. Intimately related to places and sites which now belong... more...
- University of Iowa Press 1991; US$ 29.95
The concept of "American" literature is not the exclusive province of any one nation. Thanks to the historical circumstances that governed the European conquest and settlement of the Americas, we can and should approach the writings of English and French Canada, the United States, Spanish America, and Brazil as a cohesive group of American... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 15.99
Jose de Alencar's prose-poem Iracema, first published in 1865, is a classic of Brazilian literature--perhaps the most widely-known piece of fiction within Brazil, and the most widely-read of Alencar;s many works. Set in the sixteenth century, it is an extremely romantic portrayal of a doomed live between a Portuguese soldier and an Indian maiden.... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2008; US$ 139.95
The first English translation of Reyna Carranzas historical novel of dynastic decline in twentieth-century Argentina. more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 59.99
The Jewish presence in Latin America has produced a remarkable body of literature that gives voice to the fascinating experience of Jews in Latin American lands. This book explores how trauma and memory influence the formation of Jewish identity for the fictional Jewish characters of five novels written by Jewish authors born in the Southern Cone.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00
Addressing the issue of how gendered spatial relations impact the production of literary works, this book discusses gender implications of spatial categories: the notions of home and away, placement and displacement, dwelling and travel, location and dislocation, and the 'quest for place' in women's writing from Argentina from 1920 to the present. more...
Studies in the Literary Achievement of João Guimarães Rosa, the Foremost Brazilian Writer of the Twentieth CenturyThe Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 179.95
This collection of centenary conference essays examines and analyzes the literature of João Guimarães Rosa and his impact on literature. more...
- University Press of Colorado 2012; US$ 70.00
Despite recent developments in epigraphy, ethnopoetics, and the literary investigation of colonial and modern materials, few studies have compared glyphic texts and historic Maya literatures. Parallel Worlds examines Maya writing and literary traditions from the Classic period until today, revealing remarkable continuities across time. In this volume,... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 59.99
Postcolonial literatures can be defined as the body of creative work written by authors whose lands were formerly colonized. This book is a research guide to postcolonial literatures in English, specifically from former British colonies in Africa, the Caribbean, and South Asia. While this volume focuses exclusively on Anglophone literatures, it... more...