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- Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 28.95
In this provocative new book, Maria Acosta Cruz investigates why the rhetoric of independence is so pivotal to Puerto Rican culture, despite the fact that the island?s voters have consistently rejected calls for national sovereignty. Weaving together texts from literature, history, and popular culture, Dream Nation shows how this seemingly revolutionary... more...
- University of Iceland Press 2014; US$ 28.99
Traditions and Continuities - Alliteration in Old and Modern Icelandic Verse, is a lucid and authorative treatment of Old Icelandic alliterative metre, and of the subtle changes it underwent as the language evolved into later and modern Icelandic. It falls into four sections, beginning with an exhaustive account of the mechanics of alliteration and... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2009; US$ 89.60
La narrativa y la ensayística de Juan Goytisolo ha despertado un interés extraordinario en la crítica. En cuanto a sus novelas, se constata por lo general que la llamada obra de ruptura (la trilogía reeditada recientemente bajo el título Tríptico del mal (2004)) sigue siendo más estudiada frente a las novelas tardías... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 48.95
Given the welcomed shift throughout the academy away from essentialist and biologically fixed understandings of "race" and the body, it is a curiosity worth exploring that so many sophisticated-and even radical-narratives retain physical and behavioral heredity as a guiding trope. The persistence of this concept in Caribbean literature informs not... more...
- University of Pittsburgh Press 1988; US$ 15.95
In Woman of the River one of the major voices in Latin American poetry confronts the political realities of contemporary Central America. Many of the poems are political, direct, and condemnatory of the United States? presence in Latin America, and they are rich, human documents rooted in Alegria?s knowledge of and love for her subjects. ... more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 104.99
This book offers a provocative interpretation of cultural discourse in Spanish America. Alonso argues that Spanish American cultural production constituted itself through commitment to what he calls the "narrative of futurity," that is, the uncompromising adoption of modernity. This commitment fueled a rhetorical crisis that followed the embracing... more...
- 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...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1989; US$ 75.00
Benito Perez Galdos sought a new narrative structure which would revitalize the literary models prevalent in 19th-century Spain. He found such a structure in the creation of a dialogue between normally incompatible texts — between old and new, national and foreign, high culture and low. From the confrontation of these incongruous texts a narrative... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 285.00
Latin American Women Writers: An Encyclopedia presents the lives and critical works of over 170 women writers in Latin America between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries. This features thematic entries as well as biographies of female writers whose works were originally published in Spanish or Portuguese, and who have had an impact on literary,... more...
- 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...