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- ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 168.00
The author of such works as A Brighter Sun (1952), The Lonely Londoners (1956), and The Plains of Caroni (1970), West Indian novelist Samuel Selvon is attracting growing amounts of scholarly attention. Nonetheless, criticism of his works has largely been imbalanced, with most scholarship focusing primarily on his language. This book corrects that imbalance... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 90.00
This collection of essays traces the emergence of the Western poem from the standpoint of its collision with "American" otherness, particularly, the Latin American tradition. Unlike works extending Western conceptions of writing or searching for an alleged American ethnopoetics, this book approaches literature as a Western invention and, in turn, seeks... more...
- 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$ 133.00
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...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 25.00
An introduction to the history, politics, art and literature of modern Latin America. more...