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  • Gregory Rabassa's Latin American Literatureby María Constanza Guzmán

    Bucknell University Press 2011; US$ 37.99

    This book takes the case of Gregory Rabassa, translator into English of such canonical novels as Garc'a MOrquez's Cien a-os de soledad and CortOzar's Rayuela. In the chapters, the author historicizes the translator's practice by investigating Rabassa's ideas about translation and his own practice, the relationship between Rabassa and 'his' authors,... more...

  • Pícaro and Cortesanoby Felipe E. Ruan

    Bucknell University Press 2011; US$ 72.99

    Pícaro and Cortesano have been traditionally viewed as antithetical figures representing a strict spatial metaphor between center and periphery. This book challenges that view by positing a relationship between these two significant figures and their respective books, picaresque narrative and courtesy manual. The handbook of conduct tacitly engages... more...

  • Racial Experiments in Cuban Literature and Ethnographyby Emily Maguire

    UPF 2011; US$ 74.95

    Examines how a cadre of writers reimagined the nation and re-valorized Afro-Cuban culture through a textual production that incorporated elements of the ethnographic with the literary. more...

  • The Language of Evaluationby Louise Mirrer-Singer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 90.00

    This study seeks to demonstrate that throughout centuries of re-creation, linguistic devices have been used to support both the production and the reproduction of the romances . On the basis of this demonstration, it is argued that it is time to recognize these devices as evaluators and to include a discussion of evaluative mechanisms in the study... more...

  • La Parodia en la nueva novela hispanoamericana (1960?1985)by Elzbieta Sklodowska

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 54.00

    In this brilliant overview of parodic praxis in the Spanish-American novel during the years 1960-1985, Elzbieta Skłodowska examines several aspects of parody: its role in the renovation of anachronistic forms of discourse (mock-epic) and the re-writing of the canon of the historical novel; its function in transgressing literary formulas (detective... more...

  • Poetry as Playby María Cristina Quintero

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 90.00

    During the Golden Age, poetry and drama entered into a dynamic intertextual and intergeneric exchange. The Comedia appropriated the different poetic currents prevalent during the Renaissance and also often enacted the controversies surrounding poetic language. Of particular interest is the influence of gongorismo on the comedia. Luis de Góngora... more...

  • Utopía, paraíso e historiaby Lida Aronne-Amestoy

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 98.00

    How did modern man come to believe in the object of the economy? What hopes made us accept scientific authority about this illusive thing? What kinds of persons were attracted by objective knowledge in economic discourse? And how does this knowledge guide our economic life? The Making of the Economy tackles such questions surrounding the modern notion... more...

  • Visions in Exileby Malcolm K. Read

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1990; US$ 90.00

    Malcolm K. Read employs a psychoanalytic model which sees civilization as a manner of instinctual renunciation in this analysis of selected texts from the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. Focusing on their moments of silence and contradiction, he demonstrates that certain attitudes toward the body expressed in these texts have a basis,... more...

  • En Nombre de Don Juanby Carlos Feal

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1984; US$ 98.00

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  • The Whole Islandby Mark Weiss

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 70.00 US$ 56.00

    Cuba's cultural influence throughout the Western Hemisphere, and especially in the United States, has been disproportionally large for so small a country. This landmark volume is the first comprehensive overview of poetry written over the past sixty years. Presented in a beautiful Spanish-English en face edition, The Whole Island makes available... more...