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Caribbean & Latin American

  • The Storyworld Accordby Erin James

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 60.00

    ?Storyworlds,? mental models of context and environment within which characters function, is a concept used to describe what happens in narrative. Narratologists agree that the concept of storyworlds best captures the ecology of narrative interpretation by allowing a fuller appreciation of the organization of both space and time, by recognizing reading... more...

  • The Hawk Temple at Tierra Grandeby Ray Gonzalez

    BOA Editions Ltd. 2015; US$ 9.99

    An essential collection of the Chicano and Southwestern literary canon. more...

  • Latino/a Literature in the Classroomby Frederick Luis Aldama

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.95

    In one of the most rapidly growing areas of literary study, this volume provides the first comprehensive guide to teaching Latino/a literature in all variety of learning environments. Essays by internationally renowned scholars offer an array of approaches and methods to the teaching of the novel, short story, plays, poetry, autobiography, testimonial,... more...

  • Handbook of Latin American Literature (Routledge Revivals)by David William Foster

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 79.95

    First published in 1987 (this second edition in 1992), the Handbook of Latin American Literature offers readers the opportunity to explore this literary history in the English Language and constitutes an ideological approach to Latin American Literature. It provides both concise information concerning particular authors, works, and literary traditions... more...

  • Market Aestheticsby Elena Machado Sáez

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 29.50

    In Market Aesthetics, Elena Machado Sáez explores the popularity of Caribbean diasporic writing within an interdisciplinary, comparative, and pan-ethnic framework. She contests established readings of authors such as Junot Díaz, Julia Alvarez, Edwidge Danticat, and Robert Antoni while showcasing the work of emerging writers such... more...

  • Eric Williams and the Anticolonial Traditionby Maurice St. Pierre

    University of Virginia Press 2015; US$ 27.50

    A leader in the social movement that achieved Trinidad and Tobago?s independence from Britain in 1962, Eric Williams (1911?1981) served as its first prime minister. Although much has been written about Williams as a historian and a politician, Maurice St. Pierre is the first to offer a full-length treatment of him as an intellectual. St. ... more...

  • Roberto Bolaño, A Less Distant Starby Ignacio López-Calvo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Roberto Bolaño is considered one of the most influential Latin American writers of his generation. The first English-language volume on the Chilean author, essays address such topics as Borges's influence, social memory, allegory, and neoliberalism and discuss works like 2666 , The Savage Detectives , and Distant Star . more...

  • Beyond Bolañoby Héctor Hoyos

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    Through a comparative analysis of the novels of Roberto Bolaño and the fictional work of César Aira, Mario Bellatin, Diamela Eltit, Chico Buarque, Alberto Fuguet, and Fernando Vallejo, among other contemporaries, Héctor Hoyos defines new trends in how we read and write in a globalized era. Calling attention to fresh innovations in form, voice, perspective,... more...

  • 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...

  • Autobiographical Writing by Early Modern Hispanic Womenby Professor Elizabeth Teresa Howe

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Women?s life writing in general has too often been ignored, dismissed, or relegated to a separate category in those few studies of the genre that include it. The present work addresses these issues and offers a countervailing argument that focuses on the contributions of women writers to the study of autobiography in Spanish during the early modern... more...