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  • Coming to Our Sensesby Dierdra Reber

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    Coming to Our Senses positions affect, or feeling, as our new cultural compass, ordering the parameters and possibilities of what can be known. From Facebook likes? to Coca-Cola loves,? from emotional intelligence? in business to emotional contagion? in social media, affect has become the primary catalyst of global culture, displacing reason as the... more...

  • Companion to Mario Vargas Llosaby Sabine Köllmann; K&; #246; Sabine llmann

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 71.99

    This companion to the work of Peruvian Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa traces his fictional and non-fictional writing throughout the different phases of a career spanning more than fifty years. Hislifelong dedication to literature goes hand in hand with his commitment as a public intellectual, a role that frequently involves him in controversy. Against... more...

  • The Cross-Dressed Caribbeanby Maria Cristina Fumagalli; Bénédicte Ledent; Roberto del Valle Alcalá

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Studies of sexuality in Caribbean culture are on the rise, focusing mainly on homosexuality and homophobia or on regional manifestations of normative and nonnormative sexualities. The Cross-Dressed Caribbean extends this exploration by using the trope of transvestism not only to analyze texts and contexts from anglophone, francophone,... more...

  • Disaster Writingby Mark D. Anderson

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    In the aftermath of disaster, literary and other cultural representations of the event can play a role in the renegotiation of political power. In Disaster Writing, Mark D. Anderson analyzes four natural disasters in Latin America that acquired national significance and symbolism through literary mediation: the 1930 cyclone in the Dominican... more...

  • Disturbers of the Peaceby Kelly Baker Josephs

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 24.50

    Exploring the prevalence of madness in Caribbean texts written in English in the mid-twentieth century, Kelly Baker Josephs focuses on celebrated writers such as Jean Rhys, V. S. Naipaul, and Derek Walcott as well as on understudied writers such as Sylvia Wynter and Erna Brodber. Because mad figures appear frequently in Caribbean literature... more...

  • Domestic Servants in Literature and Testimony in Brazil, 1889-1999by Sônia Roncador

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    Drawing from a variety of historical sources, theory, and fictional and non-fictional production, this book addresses the cultural imaginary of domestic servants in modern Brazil and demonstrates maids' symbolic centrality to shifting notions of servitude, subordination, femininity, and domesticity. more...

  • Dreams and Realitiesby Juana Manuela Gorriti; Sergio Waisman; Francine Masiello

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 16.99

    Juana Mauela Gorriti (1818-1892) is one of the outstanding women writers of nineteenth-century Argentina. She wrote in various genres from fiction and travelogues to cookbooks and essays and she edited a number of literary reviews in Lima and Buenos Aires, where she put women's issues before the public. more...

  • Education by Stoneby Joao Cabral De Melo Neto; Richard Zenith

    Steerforth Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    Imagine making poems the way an architect designs buildings or an engineer builds bridges. Such was the ambition of João Cabral de Melo Neto. Though a great admirer of the thing-rich poetries of Francis Ponge and of Marianne Moore, what interested him even more, as he remarked in his acceptance speech for the 1992 Neustadt International Prize for Literature,... more...

  • Edwidge Danticatby Martin Munro; Dany Laferrière

    University of Virginia Press 2010; US$ 25.00

    Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994), the novel born from Edwidge Danticat?s childhood in Haiti and immigration to New York City, was one of the great literary debuts of recent times, marking the emergence of an impressive talent in addition to opening up an entire culture to a broad general readership. This gifted author went on to win the... more...

  • Emigration and Caribbean Literatureby Malachi McIntosh

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    During and after the two World Wars, a cohort of Caribbean authors migrated to the UK and France. Dissecting writers like Lamming, Césaire, and Glissant, McIntosh reveals how these Caribbean writers were pushed to represent themselves as authentic spokesmen for their people, coming to represent the concerns of the emigrant intellectual community. more...