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- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95
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...
- Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 44.00
In Narrating from the Margins , Nagihan Haliloglu casts a discerning look at Jean Rhyss protagonists and the ways in which they engage in self-narration. The book offers a close reading of Rhyss novels, with particular attention to the links between identity construction and self-narration, in a modernist and postcolonial idiom. It draws... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...