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- The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 139.95
Juan Bosch (1909-2001), president of the Dominican Republic in 1963, was a politician and writer. This work is a compilation of essays on the short stories of Juan Bosch (1909-2001). They include studies on cenesthesia, hyperbole, expressionism, impressionism, time, magic realism, myths, female characters in a social, political, and historical context;... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 99.00
Un trabajo que estudia la compleja relación entre exilio y literatura en la Argentina durante un período de profundos cambios sociales y políticos. A work that studies the complex relationship between exile and literature in Argentina during a period of profound social and political change. more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 99.00
OIoff shows that Cortázar did not become a political writer as a result of the Cuban Revolution, as is often claimed, but rather that the representation of the political was present in Cortázar's very first writings. more...
- Steerforth Press 2012; US$ 16.00
Imagine making poems the way an architect designs buildings or an engineer builds bridges. Such was the ambition of Joăo Cabral de Melo Neto. Though a great admirer of the thing-rich poetries of Francis Ponge and of Marianne Moore, what interested him even more, as he remarked in his acceptance speech for the 1992 Neustadt International Prize for Literature,... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 18.99
Gabriel García Márquez, author of the modern classic One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera , is one of the greatest and most popular writers of the late-twentieth century. As Gerald Martin tells the story of the author's fascinating rise to wealth and international fame, he reveals the tensions in García Márquez's life between... more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 72.92
This companion to the work of Peruvian Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa traces his fictional and non-fictional writing throughout the different phases of a career spanning more than fifty years. Hislifelong dedication to literature goes hand in hand with his commitment as a public intellectual, a role that frequently involves him in controversy. Against... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00
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...
- University of Virginia Press 2009; US$ 25.00
Taking up the challenge of redefining modernity from a Caribbean perspective instead of assuming that the North Atlantic view of modernity is universal, Maria Cristina Fumagalli shows how the Caribbean's contributions to the modern world not only provide a more accurate account of the past but also have the potential to change the way in which we... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2010; US$ 25.00
Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994), the novel born from Edwidge Danticat?s childhood in Haiti and immigration to New York City, was one of the great literary debuts of recent times, marking the emergence of an impressive talent in addition to opening up an entire culture to a broad general readership. This gifted author went on to win the American Book... more...
- University of Virginia Press 2011; US$ 25.00
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...