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  • Journeys of the Slave Narrative in the Early Americasby Nicole N. Aljoe; Ian Finseth

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 29.50

    Focusing on slave narratives from the Atlantic world of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, this interdisciplinary collection of essays suggests the importance?even the necessity?of looking beyond the iconic and ubiquitous works of Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass, and Harriet Jacobs. In granting sustained critical attention to writers... more...

  • Spirit Possession in French, Haitian, and Vodou Thoughtby Ph.D Alessandra Benedicty

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 109.99

    This book recuperates the important history that Haitian thought around Vodou possession has had in French critical theory. more...

  • A Companion to Mario Vargas Llosaby Sabine Köllmann

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 72.92

    This companion to the work of Peruvian Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa traces his fictional and non-fictional writing throughout the different phases of a career spanning more than fifty years. His lifelong dedication to literature goes hand in hand with his commitment as a public intellectual, a role that frequently involves him in controversy.... more...

  • The Lights of Homeby Jason Weiss

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Caribbean Perspectives on Modernityby Maria Cristina Fumagalli

    University of Virginia Press 2009; US$ 22.50

    Taking up the challenge of redefining modernity from a Caribbean perspective instead of assuming that the North Atlantic view of modernity is universal, Maria Cristina Fumagalli shows how the Caribbean's contributions to the modern world not only provide a more accurate account of the past but also have the potential to change the way in which we... more...

  • Edwidge Danticatby Martin Munro; Dany Laferrière

    University of Virginia Press 2010; US$ 22.50

    Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994), the novel born from Edwidge Danticat?s childhood in Haiti and immigration to New York City, was one of the great literary debuts of recent times, marking the emergence of an impressive talent in addition to opening up an entire culture to a broad general readership. This gifted author went on to win the American Book Award... more...

  • Caribbean Literature and the Public Sphereby Raphael Dalleo

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 29.50

    Bringing together the most exciting recent archival work in anglophone, francophone, and hispanophone Caribbean studies, Raphael Dalleo constructs a new literary history of the region that is both comprehensive and innovative. He examines how changes in political, economic, and social structures have produced different sets of possibilities for writers... more...

  • Consuming Visionsby Maite Conde

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 21.50

    Consuming Visions explores the relationship between cinema and writing in early twentieth-century Brazil, focusing on how the new and foreign medium of film was consumed by a literary society in the throes of modernization. Maite Conde places this relationship in the specific context of turn-of-the-century Rio de Janeiro, which underwent a radical... more...

  • Disaster Writingby Mark D. Anderson

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    In the aftermath of disaster, literary and other cultural representations of the event can play a role in the renegotiation of political power. In Disaster Writing, Mark D. Anderson analyzes four natural disasters in Latin America that acquired national significance and symbolism through literary mediation: the 1930 cyclone in the Dominican Republic,... more...

  • The Poetics of Ethnography in Martinican Narrativesby Christina Kullberg

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 27.50

    Drawing on narratives from Martinique by Aimé Césaire, Édouard Glissant, Ina Césaire, and Patrick Chamoiseau, among others, Christina Kullberg shows how these writers turn to ethnography?even as they critique it?as an exploration and expression of the self. They acknowledge its tradition as a colonial discourse and a study of others, but they also... more...