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- Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 15.99
Jose de Alencar's prose-poem Iracema, first published in 1865, is a classic of Brazilian literature--perhaps the most widely-known piece of fiction within Brazil, and the most widely-read of Alencar;s many works. Set in the sixteenth century, it is an extremely romantic portrayal of a doomed live between a Portuguese soldier and an Indian maiden.... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 126.00
This analysis of the kaleidoscopic world of the 19th-century Caribbean and the literary and cultural transfers that took place during thattime offers completely new insights into early processes of cultural globalization. Racist discourses, established models of ?white? abolitionists, the politics of memory, and the previously ignored importance of... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95
This book analyzes the influence and importance of the political convictions from the Brazilian writer Jorge Amado in the most representative phase of his literary career. The works presented in this book deal with social and political themes found within Amados novels from 1930-1950. More explicitly the book examines how Amado was influenced... 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...
- Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 32.00
This book gathers essays written by Geoffrey Bennington since the death of his friend Jacques Derrida in 2004. All, with significant variations of depth, manner and tone dictated by the different circumstances for which they were written, continue the ongoing work of elucidating difficult and complex thought, often enough with reference to Derrida's... more...
- Bucknell University Press 2013; US$ 69.99
Beyond Civilization and Barbarism examines the role of cultural production in the struggle for power in Argentina during the first half of the nineteenth century. Identifying the pueblo , or people, as the common preoccupation of those vying to legitimize competing political projects, it argues that this decisive period of Latin American history... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00
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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00
Joining a timely conversation within the field of intra-American literature, this study takes a fresh look at Latin America by locating fragments and making evident the mostly untold story of horizontal (south-south) contacts across a multilingual, multicultural continent. more...