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  • The Things That Fly in the Nightby Giselle Liza Anatol

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    The Things That Fly in the Night  explores images of vampirism in Caribbean and African diasporic folk traditions and in contemporary fiction. Giselle Liza Anatol focuses on the figure of the  soucouyant , or Old Hag?an aged woman by day who sheds her skin during night?s darkest hours in order to fly about her community and suck the blood of her unwitting... more...

  • The Latino/a Canon and the Emergence of Post-Sixties Literatureby Raphael Dalleo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 28.00

    In the first study of Latino/a literature to systematically examine the post-Sixties generation of writers, The Latino/a Canon challenges the ways that Latino/a literary studies imagines the relationship between art, politics, and the market. more...

  • Twentieth-Century Caribbean Literatureby Alison Donnell

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 41.95

    This bold study traces the processes by which a ?history? and canon of Caribbean literature and criticism have been constructed. It offers a supplement to that history by presenting new writers, texts and critical moments that help to reconfigure the Caribbean tradition. Focusing on Anglophone or Anglocreole writings from across the twentieth... more...

  • Crimes against the State, Crimes against Personsby Persephone Braham

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 60.00

    Persephone Braham shows how the Cuban novela negra examines the Revolution through a chronicle of life under a decaying regime, and how the Mexican neopoliciaco reveals the oppressive politics of modernization in Latin America.Considering the work of writers such as Leonardo Padura Fuentes as well as G. K. Chesterton, Braham addresses Marxist critiques... more...

  • Martin Rivasby Alberto Blest Gana; Tess O'Dwyer; Jaime Concha

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 44.99

    Widely acknowledged as the first Chilean novel, Martin Rivas (1862) by Alberto Blest Gana (1830-1920) is at once a passionate love story and an optimistic representation of Chilean nationhood. Written shortly after a decade of civil conflict, it is an indispensable source for understanding politics and society in nineteenth-century Chile. The hero... more...

  • Gender and Allegory in Transamerican Fiction and Performanceby Katherine Sugg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00

    Taking a comparative view of literary and cultural production in Latin America, the Caribbean, and the U.S., Sugg traces and analyzes modes of minority identity and its representation in various circuits across the Americas. more...

  • Authority and Authorship in V.S. Naipaulby Imraan Coovadia

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 100.00

    This book traces the ways in which problems of imaginative authority and authorship structure the fiction and non-fiction of V.S. Naipaul and resonate in postcolonial literature. Imraan Coovadia argues that the post-colonial societies Naipaul studies in novels such as  A Bend in the River  and  Guerillas  are defined by the fragility of their authority.... more...

  • Transnational Negotiations in Caribbean Diasporic Literatureby Kezia Page

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 149.00

    Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Page casts light on the role of citizenship, immigration, and transnational mobility in Caribbean migrant and diaspora fiction. Page's historical, socio-cultural study responds to the general trend in migration discourse that presents the Caribbean experience as unidirectional and uniform across the geographical... more...

  • Galdós: Fortunata and Jacintaby Harriet S. Turner

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 23.00

    A new critical introduction to Galdos' four-part masterpiece set in Madrid in the 1870s. more...

  • Chicano Poeticsby Alfred Arteaga

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 36.00

    Chicano Poetics: Heterotexts and Hybridities examines the crossing of literary and social forces that forms the context for being Chicano. more...