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  • Narrating from the Marginsby Haliloolu Nagihan

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 44.00

    In Narrating from the Margins , Nagihan Haliloglu casts a discerning look at Jean Rhys’s protagonists and the ways in which they engage in self-narration. The book offers a close reading of Rhys’s novels, with particular attention to the links between identity construction and self-narration, in a modernist and postcolonial idiom. It draws... more...

  • Imagining Modernity in the Andesby Priscilla Archibald

    Bucknell University Press 2011; US$ 69.99

    This interdisciplinary work deals with the intersection of projects of modernity with constructions of race and ethnicity in the Andes. The book analyzes indigenista writings, the multidisciplinary work of osé Marìa Arguedas, and the anthropological experiments of the nineteen-fifties. It addresses the relevance of transculturation theory in a transnational... more...

  • Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Ageby Bohumil Hrabal; Adam Thirlwell; Michael Henry Heim

    New York Review Books 2012; US$ 14.00

    Rake, drunkard, aesthete, gossip, raconteur extraordinaire: the narrator of Bohumil Hrabal?s rambling, rambunctious masterpiece Dancing Lessons for the Advanced in Age is all these and more. Speaking to a group of sunbathing women who remind him of lovers past, this elderly roué tells the story of his life?or at least unburdens himself of a lifetime?s... more...

  • Colonial Latin American Literatureby Rolena Adorno

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 9.99

    A vivid account of the literary culture of the Spanish-speaking Americas from the time of Columbus to Latin American Independence, this Very Short Introduction explores the origins of Latin American literature in Spanish and tells the story of how Spanish literary language developed and flourished in the New World. A leading scholar of colonial Latin... more...

  • Cuba’s Wild Eastby Peter Hulme

    Liverpool University Press 2011; US$ 145.00

    This book recounts a literary history of modern Cuba. It looks aslant at a Cuban national literature that has sometimes been indistinguishable from a history of Havana. Given the insurgent and revolutionary history of that eastern region, it recounts stories of rebellion, heroism and sacrifice. Intimately related to places and sites which now belong... more...

  • Rediscovering The New Worldby Earl E. Fitz

    University of Iowa Press 1991; US$ 29.95

    The concept of "American" literature is not the exclusive province of any one nation. Thanks to the historical circumstances that governed the European conquest and settlement of the Americas, we can and should approach the writings of English and French Canada, the United States, Spanish America, and Brazil as a cohesive group of American... more...

  • Iracemaby Jose de Alencar; Clifford E. Landers; Naomi Lindstrom

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 16.99

    Jose de Alencar's prose-poem Iracema, first published in 1865, is a classic of Brazilian literature--perhaps the most widely-known piece of fiction within Brazil, and the most widely-read of Alencar;s many works. Set in the sixteenth century, it is an extremely romantic portrayal of a doomed live between a Portuguese soldier and an Indian maiden.... more...

  • Of Love and Madness / Para ahogar un loco amor (1993)by Graciela Lucero-Hammer

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2008; US$ 139.95

    The first English translation of Reyna Carranza’s historical novel of dynastic decline in twentieth-century Argentina. more...

  • Gendered Spaces in Argentine Women's Literatureby Marta Sierra

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 100.00

    Addressing the issue of how gendered spatial relations impact the production of literary works, this book discusses gender implications of spatial categories: the notions of home and away, placement and displacement, dwelling and travel, location and dislocation, and the 'quest for place' in women's writing from Argentina from 1920 to the present. more...

  • Studies in the Literary Achievement of João Guimarães Rosa, the Foremost Brazilian Writer of the Twentieth Centuryby Ligia Chiappini; David Treece; Marcel Vejmelka

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 179.95

    This collection of centenary conference essays examines and analyzes the literature of João Guimarães Rosa and his impact on literature. more...