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  • A Companion to Juan Rulfoby Steven Boldy

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 87.50

    A comprehensive study of the Mexican writer considered one of the finest novelists and short-story writers in 20th-century Latin America. more...

  • Transnational Cervantesby William Childers

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2014; Not Available

    Theoretically eclectic and methodologically innovative, Transnational Cervantes opens up many avenues for research and debate, aiming to bring Cervantes' writings forward into the brave new world of our postcolonial age. more...

  • 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...