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Caribbean & Latin American

  • American Imperialism's Undeadby Raphael Dalleo

    University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    As modern Caribbean politics and literature emerged in the first half of the twentieth century, Haiti, as the region's first independent state, stood as a source of inspiration for imagining decolonization and rooting regional identity in Africanness. Yet at precisely the same moment that anticolonialism was spreading throughout the Caribbean, Haiti... more...

  • Pariah in the Desertby Todd S. Garth

    Bucknell University Press 2016; US$ 79.99

    The first book in English on canonical Spanish American writer Horacio Quiroga (Uruguay 1878?Argentina 1936), Pariah in the Desert examines his works through the theoretical lens of the heroic and the complementary phenomenon of the monstrous. This focus on reveals the ethical coherence galvanizing the extraordinary range of Quiroga?s work and... more...

  • The Theater of Nightby Alberto Ríos

    Copper Canyon Press 2016; US$ 12.99

    Featured on the Lehrer NewsHour and called "rhapsodic" by The New Yorker. Now in paperback. more...

  • Auto/Biography across the Americasby Ricia A. Chansky

    Taylor and Francis 2016; Not Available

    Auto/biographical narratives of the Americas are marked by the underlying themes of movement and belonging. This collection proposes that the impact of the historic or contemporary movement of peoples to, in, and from the Americas?whether chosen or forced?motivates the ways in which identities are constructed in this contested space. Such movement... more...

  • An American Teacher in Argentinaby Julyan G. Peard

    Bucknell University Press 2016; US$ 74.99

    This is the story of Mary Gorman who, in 1869, was the first American woman to accept President Sarmiento?s invitation to set up normal schools in Argentina. She lived a transnational and transformative life moving along Indian-White frontiers in the U.S. southwest and Argentina and participating in the early education of both countries. This book... more...

  • A Companion to Juan Rulfoby Steven Boldy

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 87.50

    A comprehensive study of the Mexican writer considered one of the finest novelists and short-story writers in 20th-century Latin America. more...

  • Littératures des Caraïbes (Les Grands Articles)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Le terme « Caraïbe » s'est peu à peu imposé pour nommer l'ensemble des îles et des pays qui bordent la mer des Antilles, en particulier lorsqu'il s'agit de désigner les réalisations culturelles de la région. Il tend à remplacer le mot « antillais » qui s'était diffusé au XIXe siècle dans un contexte colonial. more...

  • Littérature brésilienne (Les Grands Articles)by Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    La littérature brésilienne naît de sa matrice portugaise, et une des questions est de savoir si elle en constitue un rameau jusqu'à l'indépendance du pays en 1822, ou si elle prend son autonomie avec la « découverte » de celui-ci en 1500. more...

  • Deconstructing Paradiseby Patricia E. Reagan

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    Deconstructing Paradise investigates fiction by Arlt, Asturias, Borges, Castellanos, Cortázar, Donoso, García Márquez, Garro, Rulfo, Vargas Llosa, and other authors that inverts Christian symbols to generate a social, political, cultural, or even artistic commentary. Each text underscores a search for meaning that rejects the centering presence... more...

  • The Specter of Racesby Anke Birkenmaier

    University of Virginia Press 2016; US$ 29.50

    Arguing that race has been the specter that has haunted many of the discussions about Latin American regional and national cultures today, Anke Birkenmaier shows how theories of race and culture in Latin America evolved dramatically in the period between the two world wars. In response to the rise of scientific racism in Europe and the American hemisphere... more...