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- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 38.99 US$ 33.53
The short story has a long rich history in Brazil, and this anthology collects the best examples from the last 125 years. The collection is edited by a leading authority in the field who has provided a critical introduction. more...
- ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 132.00
The author of such works as A Brighter Sun (1952), The Lonely Londoners (1956), and The Plains of Caroni (1970), West Indian novelist Samuel Selvon is attracting growing amounts of scholarly attention. Nonetheless, criticism of his works has largely been imbalanced, with most scholarship focusing primarily on his language. This book corrects... more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17
Esau and Jacob is the last of Machado de Assis's four great novels. At one level it is the story of twin brothers in love with the same woman and her inability to choose between them. At another level, it is the story of Brazil itself, caught between the traditional and the modern, and between the monarchical and republican ideals. Instead of a... more...
- Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 29.99 US$ 25.79
Recognized as a turning point in Brazilian literature, this entertaining novel of urban manners follows the ne'er-do-well Leonardo through his various romantic liaisons and frequent scrapes with the law. First printed in weekly installments in 1852, and later published in two volumes in 1854-55, Memoirs of a Militia Sergeant comprises a series... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95
This book analyzes the influence and importance of the political convictions from the Brazilian writer Jorge Amado in the most representative phase of his literary career. The works presented in this book deal with social and political themes found within Amados novels from 1930-1950. More explicitly the book examines how Amado was influenced... more...
Rereading the Writings of Roberto Arlt (1900-1942) within the Framework of Argentine Theatre and Popular LiteratureThe Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 159.95
Arlt is an influential Latin American novelist. His literary production was not confined to novels and he also wrote shorter narratives individually. It was not until long after his death that he began to receive national and international fame. An aesthetic appraisal of an author whose work possessed a trenchant social realism fused with fantasy,... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96
An introduction to the history, politics, art and literature of modern Latin America. more...