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  • Disaster Writingby Mark D. Anderson

    University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    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 Republic,... more...

  • The Poetics of Ethnography in Martinican Narrativesby Christina Kullberg

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 27.50

    Drawing on narratives from Martinique by Aimé Césaire, Édouard Glissant, Ina Césaire, and Patrick Chamoiseau, among others, Christina Kullberg shows how these writers turn to ethnography?even as they critique it?as an exploration and expression of the self. They acknowledge its tradition as a colonial discourse and a study of others, but they also... more...

  • Pathologies of Paradiseby Supriya M. Nair

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 27.50

    Pathologies of Paradise presents the rich complexity of anglophone Caribbean literature from pluralistic perspectives that contest the reduction of the region to Edenic or infernal stereotypes. But rather than reiterate the familiar critiques of these stereotypes, Supriya Nair draws on the trope of the detour to plumb the depths of anti-paradise... more...

  • Family Mattersby Marisel C. Moreno

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 27.50

    Adopting a comparative and multidisciplinary approach to Puerto Rican literature, Marisel Moreno juxtaposes narratives by insular and U.S. Puerto Rican women authors in order to examine their convergences and divergences. By showing how these writers use the trope of family to question the tenets of racial and social harmony, an idealized past, and... 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 from... more...

  • Sounding the Breakby Jason Frydman

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 24.50

    The idea of "world literature" has served as a crucial though underappreciated interlocutor for African diasporic writers, informing their involvement in processes of circulation, translation, and revision that have been identified as the hallmarks of the contemporary era of world literature. Yet in spite of their participation in world systems before... 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, Spanish,... more...

  • African Diasporic Women's Narrativesby Simone A. James Alexander

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    Using feminist and womanist theory, Simone Alexander takes as her main point of analysis literary works that focus on the black female body as the physical and metaphorical site of migration. She shows that over time black women have used their bodily presence to complicate and challenge a migratory process often forced upon them by men or patriarchal... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literatureby James H. Cox; Daniel Heath Justice

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 149.99

    Over the course of the last twenty years, Native American and Indigenous American literary studies has experienced a dramatic shift from a critical focus on identity and authenticity to the intellectual, cultural, political, historical, and tribal nation contexts from which these Indigenous literatures emerge. The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American... more...

  • Hopscotchby Julio Cortazar

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 17.00

    Translated by Gregory Rabassa, winner of the National Book Award for Translation, 1967 Horacio Oliveira is an Argentinian writer who lives in Paris with his mistress, La Maga, surrounded by a loose-knit circle of bohemian friends who call themselves "the Club." A child's death and La Maga's disappearance put an end to his life of empty pleasures... more...