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- Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 40.00
Nicholas White examines how novels represent the crisis in 'family values' in late nineteenth-century France. A wide cultural perspective informs close readings of tales of adultery, illegitimacy, incest and divorce by popular novelists such as Zola and Maupassant as well as by hitherto neglected figures of the period. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 37.00
Explores the dynamics of imitation among early modern European powers in literary and historiographical texts from sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century Spain, Italy, England, and the New World. The author considers problems of reading and literary transmission; imperial ideology and colonial identities; counterfeits and forgery; and piracy. more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2003; US$ 90.00
Two key figures of Argentine twentieth-century literature are brought together in this study which bridges generations and genres; cult počte maudit Alejandra Pizarnik and publicity-shy literary legend Silvina Ocampo. The point of comparison is their shared obsession with childhood, and the variety of ways in which this theme permeates both their literary... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2003; US$ 95.00
This book explores the relationship between Calderón's often serious comedias and his overwhelmingly funny teatro breve, consisting of mojigangas, entremeses and jácaras. Calderón was able to satisfy his audience's desire for laughter and novelty while injecting blatant parody and satire into the larger and more varied context of the comedia. more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 115.95
This book introduces readers to the evolution of modern fiction in Spanish-speaking Latin America. Presents Latin American fiction in its cultural and political contexts. Introduces debates about how to read this literature. Combines an overview of the evolution of modern Latin American fiction with detailed studies of key texts. Discusses... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 133.00
Given the welcomed shift throughout the academy away from essentialist and biologically fixed understandings of "race" and the body, it is a curiosity worth exploring that so many sophisticated-and even radical-narratives retain physical and behavioral heredity as a guiding trope. The persistence of this concept in Caribbean literature informs not... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 26.00
Contributors to this volume examine the role played by historical events and cultural contexts in the elaboration of the Spanish novel. This companionable survey, which includes a chronology and guide to further reading, offers a survey of the innovative techniques of the Spanish novel and of the debates surrounding it. more...
- Free Press 2006; US$ 14.95
Here are the sights, sounds, and rhythms of Cuba, revealed in the evocative works of some of the finest Cuban and Cuban American poets of the twentieth century. In Burnt Sugar, bestselling translator Lori Marie Carlson and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Oscar Hijuelos have created an intimate collection of some of their favorite modern poems, all... more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 8.95
Andres Bello played a role in shaping the national identities of independent Latin American countries. This text explores such subjects as grammar and philology, the aims of education, international relations, historiography, Latin and Roman Law, government and society, and many others. more...
- Intellect 2007; US$ 10.00
José María Rodríguez Méndez is a noted playwright, an acerbic cultural critic, and a political dissident under Franco. In Performing Spanishness, the first English-language examination of Méndez?s life and work, Michael Thompson sets the playwright?s lifelong struggle against censorship in the context of Spain?s shifting national identity. more...