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  • Exile and Post-1946 Haitian Literatureby Martin Munro

    Liverpool University Press 2007; US$ 59.99

    Exile and Post-1946 Haitian Literature reinterprets and analyses post-1946 Haitian writing as a literature of exile. It moves between texts that have emerged out of different places and different times, and outlines generational shifts and changes in Haitian exiled writing. The breadth and scope of this book will attract scholars and students with... more...

  • Language and Literary Form in French Caribbean Writingby Celia Britton

    Liverpool University Press 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book links postcolonial theory with structuralism and poststructuralism to show how analysis of the textual illuminates the political and ideological positions of French Caribbean writers. more...

  • Deconstructing Paradiseby Patricia E. Reagan

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 76.00

    Deconstructing Paradise investigates fiction by Arlt, Asturias, Borges, Castellanos, Cortázar, Donoso, García Márquez, Garro, Rulfo, Vargas Llosa, and other authors that inverts Christian symbols to generate a social, political, cultural, or even artistic commentary. Each text underscores a search for meaning that rejects the centering presence... more...

  • American Imperialism's Undeadby Raphael Dalleo

    University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    As modern Caribbean politics and literature emerged in the first half of the twentieth century, Haiti, as the region's first independent state, stood as a source of inspiration for imagining decolonization and rooting regional identity in Africanness. Yet at precisely the same moment that anticolonialism was spreading throughout the Caribbean, Haiti... more...

  • Pariah in the Desertby Todd S. Garth

    Bucknell University Press 2016; US$ 76.00

    The first book in English on canonical Spanish American writer Horacio Quiroga (Uruguay 1878–Argentina 1936), Pariah in the Desert examines his works through the theoretical lens of the heroic and the complementary phenomenon of the monstrous. This focus on reveals the ethical coherence galvanizing the extraordinary range of Quiroga’s work and... more...

  • A Cultural History of Underdevelopmentby John Patrick Leary

    University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    A Cultural History of Underdevelopment explores the changing place of Latin America in U.S. culture from the mid-nineteenth century to the recent U.S.-Cuba détente. In doing so, it uncovers the complex ways in which Americans have imagined the global geography of poverty and progress, as the hemispheric imperialism of the nineteenth century yielded... more...

  • Black Africans in the British Imaginationby Cassander L. Smith

    LSU Press 2016; US$ 45.00

    As Spain and England vied for dominance of the Atlantic world during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, mounting political and religious tensions between the two empires raised a troubling specter for contemporary British writers attempting to justify early English imperial efforts. Specifically, these writers focused on encounters with black... more...

  • Mining Memoryby Mary Beth Tierney-Tello

    Bucknell University Press 2017; US$ 85.00

    Mining Memory examines how twentieth-century narratives and films reimagine the self and the nation by representing child and adolescent protagonists and their evolution. The book shows that beyond representing the struggles of individual subjects, narratives of childhood are part of a process of constructing and reconstructing cultural identity.... more...

  • Dangerous Creole Liaisonsby Jacqueline Couti

    Liverpool University Press 2016; US$ 89.99

    Dangerous Creole Liaisons examines the neglected corpus of white Creole writers from the French Caribbean and how their discourse has been reappropriated to expose the significant role these men played in the construction of blackness, French nationalism and culture. more...

  • The Haiti Exceptionby Alessandra Benedicty-Kokken; Jhon Picard Byron; Kaiama L. Glover; Mark Schuller; Jhon Picard Byron

    Liverpool University Press 2016; US$ 89.99

    This collection of essays considers the ways and extent of Haiti's 'exceptionalisation' its perception in multiple arenas as definitively unique with respect not only to the countries of the North Atlantic, but also to the rest of the Americas. more...