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- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00
Drawing from a variety of historical sources, theory, and fictional and non-fictional production, this book addresses the cultural imaginary of domestic servants in modern Brazil and demonstrates maids' symbolic centrality to shifting notions of servitude, subordination, femininity, and domesticity. more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00
Shows how the experience of violence in Argentina shed light on a new sense of "being together" that goes beyond bloodline ties. more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 15.99
Along with The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas and Dom Casmurro, Quincas Borba is one of Machado de Assis' major works and indeed one of the major works of nineteenth century fiction. With his uncannily postmodern sensibility, his delicious wit, and his keen insight into the political and social complexities of the Brazilian Empire, Machado opens... more...
- Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 19.99
In this text Marmol recounts the story of Eduardo and Amalia who fall in love while he is hiding in her home. Amalia and her cousin Daniel protect him from persectution, but can the couple escape to safety before they are discovered? more...
- Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 37.99
Contains a selection of short stories by the best-known authors in Brazilian literature, from the late nineteenth century. This anthology concludes with a haunting story, set in the opera theater in Manaus by one of Brazil's most successful writers, Milton Hatoum. more...
- 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...