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  • The Language of Evaluationby Louise Mirrer-Singer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 90.00

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

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 158.00

    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$ 165.00

    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$ 158.00

    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...

  • The Whole Islandby Mark Weiss

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 70.00

    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...

  • Three Major Playsby Lope de Vega; Gwynne Edwards

    Oxford University Press, UK 1999; US$ 8.99

    Lope de Vega (1562-1635), the architect of the drama of the Spanish Golden Age, created plots and characters notable for their energy, inventiveness and dramatic power, and which, in contrast to French classical drama, combine the serious and the comic in their desire to imitate life. This unique edition combines Lope's best-known play Fuente Ovejuna,... more...

  • Urban Honor in Spainby Jeffrey S. Ruth

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95

    Urban Honor in Spain is an historical study of Spain and the writing technique of laus urbis (praise of the city) during the 15th century. The book begins by providing an overview of laus urbis was developed and codified in oratory and classical literary texts during the Greco-Roman period. The book then explores how this powerful technique re-emerged... more...

  • Fictional First-Person Discourses in Cuban Diaspora Novelsby Raúl Rosales Herrera

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95

    This text is an examination of Cuban diasporic novels since 1980, critically examining the autobiographical elements of the novels and the authors who wrote them. It contributes to studying the particularities of Cuban literature produced by Cuban writers published beyond the nation’s boundaries. From the beginning the author defines the difference... more...

  • Textual and Visual Selvesby Natalie Edwards; Amy L. Hubbell; Ann Miller

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2011; US$ 25.00

    Autobiography in France has taken a decidedly visual turn in recent years: photographs, shown or withheld, become evidence of what was, might have been, or cannot be said; photographers, filmmakers, and cartoonists undertake projects that explore issues of identity. Textual and Visual Selves investigates, from a variety of theoretical perspectives,... more...