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  • Galdós: Fortunata and Jacintaby Harriet S. Turner

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 24.00

    A new critical introduction to Galdos' four-part masterpiece set in Madrid in the 1870s. more...

  • Chicano Poeticsby Alfred Arteaga

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 36.00

    Chicano Poetics: Heterotexts and Hybridities examines the crossing of literary and social forces that forms the context for being Chicano. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Poetry After the Invention of Américaby Andrés Ajens; Michelle Gil-Montero

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 95.00

    This collection of essays traces the emergence of the Western poem from the standpoint of its collision with "American" otherness, particularly, the Latin American tradition. Unlike works extending Western conceptions of writing or searching for an alleged American ethnopoetics, this book approaches literature as a Western invention and, in turn, seeks... 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...

  • Trauma, Memory and Identity in Five Jewish Novels from the Southern Coneby Debora Cordeiro Rosa

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 32.99

    The Jewish presence in Latin America has produced a remarkable body of literature that gives voice to the fascinating experience of Jews in Latin American lands. This book explores how trauma and memory influence the formation of Jewish identity for the fictional Jewish characters of five novels written by Jewish authors born in the Southern Cone.... more...