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  • Authority and Authorship in V.S. Naipaulby Imraan Coovadia

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    This book traces the ways in which problems of imaginative authority and authorship structure the fiction and non-fiction of V.S. Naipaul and resonate in postcolonial literature. Imraan Coovadia argues that the post-colonial societies Naipaul studies in novels such as  A Bend in the River  and  Guerillas  are defined by the fragility of their authority.... more...

  • Transnational Negotiations in Caribbean Diasporic Literatureby Kezia Page

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 149.00

    Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Page casts light on the role of citizenship, immigration, and transnational mobility in Caribbean migrant and diaspora fiction. Page's historical, socio-cultural study responds to the general trend in migration discourse that presents the Caribbean experience as unidirectional and uniform across the geographical... more...

  • Galdós: Fortunata and Jacintaby Harriet S. Turner

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 23.00

    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...

  • 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...