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- 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 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...
- Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 30.00
Luvre dAndreï Makine, depuis Au temps du fleuve Amour , Le Testament français et Le Crime dOlga Arbélina jusquà Requiem pour lEst , La Musique dune vie et La Vie dun homme inconnu , ne cesse de déployer une sensibilité historique et une fine connaissance des comportements... more...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 8.99
Nana opens in 1867, the year of the World Fair, when Paris, thronged by a cosmopolitan élite, was la Ville Lumière, a perfect victim for Zola's scathing denunciation of hypocrisy and fin-de-siècle moral corruption. The fate of Nana, the Helen of Troy of the Second Empire, and daughter of the laundress in L'Assommoir, reduced... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 15.99
Eugenio Cambaceres was the first to introduce the naturalist manner of Emile Zola. to Argentinean literature in the late nineteenth century. The work of Cambaceres, a. precursor to the contemporary Argentinean novel, is crucial for an understanding of. the period of consolidation of Argentina, the formation of a national identity, and. especially for... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 1995; US$ 8.99
The complex moral ambiguities of seduction and revenge make Les Liaisons dangereuses (1782) one of the most scandalous and controversial novels in European literature. The subject of major film and stage adaptations, the novel's prime movers, the Vicomte de Valmont and the Marquise de Merteuil, form an unholy alliance and turn seduction into a... more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 13.99
Jonathan Franzen?s Freedom was the most-discussed novel of 2010, an ambitious and searching engagement with life in America in the 21st century. In The New York Times Book Review , Sam Tanenhaus proclaimed it ?a masterpiece of American fiction? and lauded its illumination ?through the steady radiance of its author?s profound moral intelligence, [of]... more...