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  • Screening Minors in Latin American Cinemaby Carolina Rocha; Georgia Seminet; Jack A. Draper III; Sophie Dufays; Hólmfríður Garðarsdóttir; Amanda Holmes; Alejandra Josiowicz; Juli A. Kroll; Walescka Pino-Ojeda; Rachel Randall; Traci Roberts-Camps; Carolina Rocha; Georgia Seminet; Laura Senio Blair; Sarah Thomas

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    Screening Minors in Latin American Cinema is the first book to examine how Latin American filmmakers represent the subjectivity of children and adolescents in an adult medium. The chapters analyze children?s developing agency in diverse social contexts across Latin America. more...

  • The Poetics and Politics of Diasporaby Jerome C. Branche

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book studies the creative discourse of the modern African diaspora by analyzing poems, novels, essays, hip-hop and dub poetry in the Caribbean, England, Spain, and Colombia, and capturing diasporan movement through mutually intersecting axes of dislocation and relocation, and efforts at political group affirmation and settlement, or ?location.?... more...

  • Sexual Feelingsby Elina Valovirta

    Editions Rodopi 2014; US$ 60.00

    The present book offers a reader-theoretical model for approaching anglophone Caribbean women?s writing through affects, emotions, and feelings related to sexuality, a prominent theme in the literary tradition. How does an affective framework help us read this tradition of writing that is so preoccupied with sexual feelings? The novelists discussed... 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...

  • Locating the Destituteby Stanka Radovic

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 59.50

    While postcolonial discourse in the Caribbean has drawn attention to colonialism?s impact on space and spatial hierarchy, Stanka Radovi? asks both how ordinary people as "users" of space have been excluded from active and autonomous participation in shaping their daily spatial reality and how they challenge this exclusion. In a comparative interdisciplinary... more...

  • Persische zarathustrische monagatby Beate Schmermbeck

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 75.04

    Ursprünglich islamischen Traditionen entstammend, hat dasGebetsgenre monagat auch in der religiösen Literatur und den Ritualen der Zarathustrier seinen Niederschlag gefunden und führte dort zur Entstehung einer Vielzahl von Gebeten in Versform und Prosa. Diese zarathustrischen monagat, die mal mehr und mal weniger eindeutig islamisches Gepräge aufweisen,... more...

  • Roberto Bolaño's Fictionby Chris Andrews

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Since the publication of The Savage Detectives in 2007, the work of Roberto Bolaño (1953–2003) has achieved an acclaim rarely enjoyed in contemporary fiction. Chris Andrews, a leading translator of Bolaño?s work into English, explores the singular achievements of the author?s oeuvre, engaging with its distinct style and key thematic concerns, incorporating... more...

  • José Martí, the United States, and Raceby Anne Fountain

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 69.95

    A national hero in Cuba and a champion of independence across Latin America, José Martí produced a body of work that has been theorized, criticized, and politicized. However, one of the most understudied aspects of his life remains his time in the United States and how it affected his attitudes toward racial politics. Martí saw first-hand the treatment... more...

  • Antonio Candidoby Antonio Candido; Howard S. Becker

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Here Howard Becker makes available for an English-speaking audience a collection of the provocative work of Antonio Candido, one of the leading men of letters in Brazil. Trained as a sociologist, Candido conceives of literature as a social project and is equally at home in textual analyses, discussions of literary theory, and sociological, anthropological,... more...

  • Telling West Indian Livesby Sue Thomas

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Telling West Indian Lives: Life Narrative and the Reform of Plantation Slavery Cultures 1804-18 3 4 draws historical and literary attention to life story and narration in the late plantation slavery period. Drawing on new archival research, it highlights the ways written narrative shaped evangelical, philanthropic, and antislavery reform projects.... more...