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  • García Márquezby Gene H. Bell-Villada

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 24.99

    Gabriel Garcia Marquez is one of the most influential writers of our time, with a unique literary creativity rooted in the history of his native Colombia. This revised and expanded edition of a classic work is the first book of criticism to consider in detail the totality of Garcia Marquez's magnificent oeuvre. In a beautifully written examination,... more...

  • Performance and Personhood in Caribbean Literatureby Jeannine Murray-Román

    University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 27.50

    Focusing on the literary representation of performance practices in anglophone, francophone, and hispanophone Caribbean literature, Jeannine Murray-Román shows how a shared regional aesthetic emerges from the descriptions of music, dance, and oral storytelling events. Because the historical circumstances that led to the development of performance... more...

  • Time, History, and Philosophy in the Works of Wilson Harrisby Gianluca Delfino

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 25.99

    Gianluca Delfino?s study of one of the Caribbean?s most controversial authors paves the way for looking at Wilson Harris?s body of work in a new light. Harris?s imaginative approach to reality is discussed in relation to the categories of history and time with reference to several novels, with a special focus on The Infinite Rehearsal, Jonestown,... more...

  • The Creole Psychology, Language, and Theatre of Derek Walcottby Viola Davis; Esther Phillp

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2015; US$ 199.95

    This work examines the dramatic oeuvre of Derek Walcott in order to make the case that he is engaged as a playwright, in creating a "Creole" drama- a drama that bears the special marks of its Caribbean origin and setting and that embodies the hybrid nature of Caribbean history, culture and personality. more...

  • Collecting from the Marginsby María Mercedes Andrade; Kelly Austin; Shelley Garrigan; Felipe Martínez-Pinzón; Fernando Pérez; Andrew Reynolds; Javier Uriarte; Olga Vilella

    Bucknell University Press 2016; US$ 79.99

    Collecting from the Margins: Material Culture in a Latin American is the first anthology to provide a sustained discussion of the modern practice of collecting from a specifically Latin American perspective. Spanning the period after the independence wars until the 1980s, this collection of ten essays addresses the continuities and discontinuities... more...

  • On the Edgeby Maria Cristina Fumagalli

    Liverpool University Press 2015; US$ 89.99

    A literary study of the borderlands between Haiti and the Dominican Republic. more...

  • The Sense of Community in French Caribbean Fictionby Celia Britton

    Liverpool University Press 2008; US$ 72.99

    This book analyses the theme of community in seven French Caribbean novels in relation to the work of the French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy. The islands' complex history means that community is a central and problematic issue in their literature, and underlies a range of other questions such as political agency, individual and collective subjectivity,... more...

  • Documenting the Undocumentedby Marta Caminero-Santangelo

    University Press of Florida 2016; US$ 79.95

    Looking at the work of Latino/a authors who are U.S. citizens, including Junot Diaz, Cristina Garcia, and Julia Alvarez, Marta Caminero-Santangelo examines how writers are increasingly expressing their solidarity with undocumented immigrants. She similarly foregrounds the narratives of the undocumented themselves to show how they are emerging in the... more...

  • In Search of Annie Drewby Daryl Cumber Dance

    University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 29.50

    There is perhaps no other person who has been so often and obsessively featured in any writer?s canon as Jamaica Kincaid?s mother, Annie Drew. In this provocative new book, Daryl Dance argues that everything Kincaid has written, regardless of its apparent theme, actually relates to Kincaid?s efforts to free herself from her mother, whether her subject... more...

  • The Specter of Racesby Anke Birkenmaier

    University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 29.50

    Arguing that race has been the specter that has haunted many of the discussions about Latin American regional and national cultures today, Anke Birkenmaier shows how theories of race and culture in Latin America evolved dramatically in the period between the two world wars. In response to the rise of scientific racism in Europe and the American hemisphere... more...