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- 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...
- 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...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2015; US$ 80.21
An important but often overlooked function of comedy is its intrinsic relation to questions of identity. This relationship, furthermore, is connected to another traditional feature of comedy: the utopian impulse. This book analyses these functions of comedy in the novels of four key postmodern Spanish-American writers: Gustavo Sainz, Alfredo Bryce... more...
- Bucknell University Press 2015; US$ 79.99
Magical Realism and the History of the Emotions in Latin America rethinks the rise and fall of magical realism in Latin America in light of the cultural history of the emotions and in conversation with contemporary theories of affect. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00
During and after the two World Wars, a cohort of Caribbean authors migrated to the UK and France. Dissecting writers like Lamming, Césaire, and Glissant, McIntosh reveals how these Caribbean writers were pushed to represent themselves as authentic spokesmen for their people, coming to represent the concerns of the emigrant intellectual community. more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 60.00
The Caribbean Novel Since 1945 offers a comparative analysis of fiction from across the pan-Caribbean, exploring the relationship between literary form, cultural practice, and the nation-state. Engaging with the historical and political impact of capitalist imperialism, decolonization, class struggle, ethnic conflict, and gender relations, it considers... more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 39.99
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...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 44.00
Anna Brickhouse uncovers interactions between United States, Latin American and Caribbean literatures in the nineteenth century. 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$ 38.99
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...