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- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2004; US$ 21.50
Repeatedly imprisoned for his printed attacks on the Spanish administration, Mexican journalist and publisher Jose Joaquin Fernandez de Lizardi attempted, in 1816, to make an end-run around government censors by disguising his invective as serial fiction. Lizardi's experiment in subterfuge quickly failed: Spanish officials shut down publication... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2016; US$ 25.99
Winner of the prestigious Azorín Prize for Fiction, the best-selling novel about love, sacrifice, and Picasso's mistress, Dora Maar. A writer resembling Zoé Valdésa Cuban exile living in Paris with her husband and young daughteris preparing a novel on the life of Dora Maar, one of the most promising artists in the Surrealist movement until she... more...
- The Text Publishing Company 2016; US$ 29.99
THE PERFECT THRILLER Ted has it all: a beautiful wife, two daughters, a high-paying job. But after he is diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour he finds himself with a gun to his temple, ready to pull the trigger. That's when the doorbell rings. A stranger makes him a proposition: kill two deserving men before dying. The first is a criminal,... more...
- CRC Press 2005; US$ 43.95
There is enormous and growing worldwide interest in reptiles and amphibians in their natural habitats and in captivity. As the number of herpetologists, and the range of their interests, increases fast, veterinary practitioners are faced by an even wider array of animals kept as pets, in collections or for research, and knowledge of reptile and amphibian... more...
- Quercus 2010; US$ 8.99
Natalia is to be married to a German sailor much older than herself, but two days before the wedding she meets Diego, a mysterious young dancer, and they fall immediately in love. When he serenades her on the eve of the ceremony, Natalia's father unwittingly invites him to the festivities. There they dance a tango charged with passion, before Diego... more...
- Quercus 2011; US$ 9.99
4 A.M. End of December . . . Clinton Street, New York. A lonely goldsmith reflects on his life. He decides to return to his home village in Spain, hoping to see again an older woman with whom he had a passionate affair as a teenager. Instead he meets a young woman who captivates him instantly. Their affair feels so natural it evokes an eerie familiarity,... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2015; US$ 11.95
"An elegant, precise, and accessible modern-English rendering of the two best examples of the early modern picaresque genre: the paradigmatic Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's mordant El Buscón. Frye's translations are triumphant, capturing the cadence of popular early modern speech while remaining faithful to the original texts; his notes illuminate... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2005; US$ 11.50
David Frye?s abridgment of his 2003 translation of The Mangy Parrot captures all of the narrative drive, literary innovation, and biting social commentary that established Lizardi?s comic masterpiece as the Don Quixote of Latin America. more...
- Scarecrow Press 2008; US$ 87.99
This contributed volume is a collection of international writings on dance, human rights, and social justice in the 20th and 21st centuries. The book illuminates and analyzes dance in contexts of oppression and its subversion, as well as in situations promoting access to dance, and those encouraging healing from human rights abuses through movement. more...