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  • Le Romantisme aux enchèresby Marie-Pierre Le Hir

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1992; US$ 75.00

    Reassessing the theoretical usefulness of the “high/low culture” perspective often found in writings on Romantic theater, this book shows how this dichotomy has obscured the centrality of melodrama as a dominant mode of Romantic expression in post-revolutionary France. The book focuses on Victor Ducange's production (1813-33) in order to... more...

  • Antigüedad y actualidad de Luis Vélez de Guevaraby C. George Peale

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1983; US$ 173.00

    Esta colección de estudios críticos se ha compilado con el propósito de revalorar al genial comediógrafo del siglo XVII, Luis Vélez de Guevara (1579-1644), y, posiblemente, restablecerlo como figura de importancia en la historia del teatro español. more...

  • Aspects of Góngora's 'Soledades'by John R. Beverley

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1980; US$ 158.00

    This study of Góngora?s Soledades is intended to summarize and discuss some of the problems which seemed important for a better understanding of these poems. Special attention is paid to the two opposing ?camps? that developed over time; one mainly focussing on the form and the other on the content of Soledades . In this volume the authors tries... more...

  • Calderón y el Barrocoby María Alicia Amadei-Pulice

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 90.00

    Amadei-Pulice examines the conflict between Lope's dramatic formula (comedia) and the new polytechnic formula that in the hands of Calderon merged dramatic poetry with visual and auditory effects (comedia de teatro). The author places the Spanish baroque theater within the wider context of a revolution in the theory of representation, signs, and meanings... more...

  • Cuba’s Wild Eastby Peter Hulme

    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...

  • Modern Argentine Poetryby Ben Bollig

    University of Wales Press 2011; US$ 150.00

    This book explores the themes of displacement, exile and migration in the work of the most important Argentine poets since the 1950s. The book outlines the poetry of key authors in the second half of the twentieth century as well as writing by younger poets at the turn of the century. It includes generous selections of the original poems with new translations... more...

  • Andreï Murielle Lucie Clement

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 30.00

    L’œuvre d’Andreï Makine, depuis Au temps du fleuve Amour , Le Testament français et Le Crime d’Olga Arbélina jusqu’à Requiem pour l’Est , La Musique d’une vie et La Vie d’un homme inconnu , ne cesse de déployer une sensibilité historique et une fine connaissance des comportements... more...

  • Narrating Indigenous Michaela Moura-Koçoglu

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 85.80

    The Maori of New Zealand, a nation that quietly prides itself on its pioneering egalitarianism, have had to assert their indigenous rights against the demographic, institutional, and cultural dominance of Pakeha and other immigrant minorities – European, Asian, and Polynesian – in a postcolonial society characterized by neocolonial structures... more...

  • Ned Ludd & Queen Mabby Peter Linebaugh

    PM Press 2012; US$ 3.99

    Peter Linebaugh, in an extraordinary historical and literary tour de force, enlists the anonymous and scorned 19th century loom-breakers of the English midlands into the front ranks of an international, polyglot, many-colored crew of commoners resisting dispossession in the dawn of capitalist modernity. more...

  • Nouveaux territoires de la poésie francophone au Canada 1970-2000by Jacques Paquin

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2012; US$ 19.99

    La cartographie la plus à jour de la poésie francophone du Canada au tournant du XXIe siècle. more...