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- 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 2006; US$ 38.99
Contains a selection of short stories by the best-known authors in Brazilian literature, from the late nineteenth century. This anthology concludes with a haunting story, set in the opera theater in Manaus by one of Brazil's most successful writers, Milton Hatoum. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00
This book examines the concept of queer theory and combines it with the field of diaspora studies. By looking at the queer diasporic narratives in and from the Caribbean, it conducts an inquiry into the workings and underpinnings of both fields. more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 39.99
Along with The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas and Dom Casmurro, Quincas Borba is one of Machado de Assis' major works and indeed one of the major works of nineteenth century fiction. With his uncannily postmodern sensibility, his delicious wit, and his keen insight into the political and social complexities of the Brazilian Empire, Machado opens... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00
Confronted with apartheid, dictatorship or the sheer scale of global economics, realism can no longer function with the certainties of the nineteenth century . Free Realist Style considers how the style of the realist novel changes as its epistemological horizons narrow. 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00
Telling West Indian Lives: Life Narrative and the Reform of Plantation Slavery Cultures 1804-18 3 4 draws historical and literary attention to life story and narration in the late plantation slavery period. Drawing on new archival research, it highlights the ways written narrative shaped evangelical, philanthropic, and antislavery reform projects.... more...