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  • A Translation of Manuel Breton De Los Herreros' Muerete Y Veras! (1837) / Go Ahead and Die, You'll Seeby Robert Trimble

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2013; US$ 109.95

    The best translation of Manuel Bretón de los Herreros’ favorite play among his many plays brings new attention to the playwright Bretón who was once Spain’s most prolific and successful comic dramatist but for some time has been absent from the studied lists of noted playwrights of his time. more...

  • Die Stadt der Neuchristenby Benjamin Scheller

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 168.00

    The book explores the history of converted Jews in the Kingdom of Naples and the fraught processes of their inclusion and exclusion over a period of 200 years. The study integrates a macro view on the Kingdom with a micrological investigation of the lives of New Christians in one city. From multiple perspectives, it analyzes the political... more...

  • French Dressingby Nancy K. Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    French Dressing looks at the ancien régime's scenarios of libertine seduction--unsafe sex and its consequences for women's lives. It places the gender performances of male and female-authored novels in dialogue in order to recover the complexity of a century obsessed, as we are today, with writing and living plots of desire. French ... more...

  • The Scroll and the Crossby Ilan Stavans

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    Jews and Latinos have been unlikely partners through tumultuous times. This groundbreaking, eclectic book of readings, edited by Ilan Stavans, whom The Washington Post described as "one of our foremost cultural critics," offers a sideboard of the ups and downs of that partnership. It includes some seventy canonical authors, Jews and non-Jews alike,... more...

  • Indiosby Linda Hogan; Lois Beardslee

    Wings Press 2012; US$ 8.99

    Filled with powerful imagery, this poem relates the tragic story of Indios, a native woman falsely accused of the death of her children. As it echoes the plight of other women like Indios?including Malinche, Pocahontas, La Llorona, and Medea?this narrative conveys the truth of a history twisted to suit the needs of a conquering power. Weaving Native... more...

  • Borderlands Saintsby Desirée A. Martín

    Rutgers University Press 2013; US$ 28.95

    Borderlands Saints examines the rise and fall of popular saints and saint-like figures in the borderlands of the United States and Mexico. Focusing specifically on Teresa Urrea (La Santa de Cabora), Pancho Villa, César Chávez, Subcomandante Marcos, and Santa Muerte, the book traces the intersections of these figures, their devotees, artistic representations,... more...

  • Post-Conflict Central American Literatureby Yvette Aparicio

    Bucknell University Press 2013; US$ 39.99

    This is the first book-length study to consider the development and significance of Central American post-conflict poetry and to study poets such as Luis Chaves, Marta Leonor González, Susana Reyes, and Juan Sobalvarro together with well-known short fiction writers Claudia Hernández, Jacinta Escudos, and Salvador Canjura. more...

  • Gracian's Manualby Martin Fischer

    Charles C Thomas 1979; US$ 44.95

    This timeless collection of the aphorisms of Balthasar Gracian, the seventeenth century Spanish philosopher, continues to appeal to knowledgeable and reflective people the world over. Presented here in a precise and sensitive translation of Oraculo Manual y Artye de Prudencia, Gracian's wit and lore will delight and instruct the reader on the spectrum... more...

  • Latin American Literatureby Bernard McGuirk

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Critical theory meets Latin American fiction in this bold and challenging analysis of literature and literary criticism through post-structuralist analysis. Focusing on Latin American literary and critical production from the 1890s to the 1990s, Bernard McGuirk highlights the confrontation between theory, politics and literature. The range of literatures... more...

  • Masculinity after Trujilloby Maja Horn

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 69.95

    Any observer of Dominican political and literary discourse will quickly notice how certain notions of hyper-masculinity permeate the culture. Many critics will attribute this to an outgrowth of "traditional" Latin American patriarchal culture. Masculinity after Trujillo demonstrates why they are mistaken. In this extraordinary work, Maja Horn argues... more...