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  • 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... 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,... 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$ 159.99

    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...

  • New Trends in Contemporary Latin American Narrativeby Timothy R. Robbins; José Eduardo González

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Examining a rich new generation of Latin American writers, this collection offers new perspectives on the current status of Latin American literature in the age of globalization. Authors explored are from the Boom and Postboom periods, including those who combine social preoccupations, like drug trafficking, with aesthetic ones. more...

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The Last Interviewby Gabriel Garcia Marquez; David Streitfeld

    Melville House 2015; US$ 15.95

    An intimate and lively collection of interviews with a giant of twentieth century literature?the only collection of interviews with Marquez available   Hailed by the  New York Times  as a "conjurer of literary magic," Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez is known to millions of readers worldwide as the author of  One Hundred Years... more...

  • Latino/a Literature in the Classroomby Frederick Luis Aldama

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    In one of the most rapidly growing areas of literary study, this volume provides the first comprehensive guide to teaching Latino/a literature in all variety of learning environments. Essays by internationally renowned scholars offer an array of approaches and methods to the teaching of the novel, short story, plays, poetry, autobiography, testimonial,... more...

  • Machado de Assisby João Cezar de Castro Rocha; Flora Thomson-DeVeaux

    Michigan State University Press 2015; US$ 23.95

    This book offers an alternative explanation for one of the core dilemmas of Brazilian literary criticism: the ?midlife crisis? Machado de Assis underwent from 1878 to 1880, the result of which was the writing of The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas , as well as the remarkable production of his mature years?with an emphasis on his masterpiece, Dom... more...

  • The National Body in Mexican Literatureby Rebecca Janzen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    The National Body in Mexican Literature presents a revisionist reading of the Mexican canon that challenges assumptions of State hegemony and national identity. It analyzes the representation of sick, disabled, and miraculously healed bodies in Mexican literature from 1940 to 1980 in narrative fiction by Vicente Leñero, Juan Rulfo, among others.... more...