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Caribbean & Latin American

  • The Politics of Race in Panamaby Sonja Stephenson Watson

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    Sonja Watson examines the writing of black Panamanian authors to reveal how race is defined, contested, and inscribed in Panama. She tells the story of two competing cultures: Afro-Hispanics whose ancestors came as slaves during the colonial period and West Indians whose families arrived more recently from English-speaking Caribbean countries to build... more...

  • Sounding the Breakby Jason Frydman

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    The idea of "world literature" has served as a crucial though underappreciated interlocutor for African diasporic writers, informing their involvement in processes of circulation, translation, and revision that have been identified as the hallmarks of the contemporary era of world literature. Yet in spite of their participation in world systems before... more...

  • Dialogic Aspects of the Cuban Novel of the 1990sby Ángela Dorado-Otero

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    This book examines six Cuban novels that contributed to the new 'boom' in Cuban fiction of the 1990s and which subvert homogenized views of Cuban identity. more...

  • The Haitian Revolution in the Literary Imaginationby Philip Kaisary

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 59.50

    The Haitian Revolution (1791?1804) reshaped the debates about slavery and freedom throughout the Atlantic world, accelerated the abolitionist movement, precipitated rebellions in neighboring territories, and intensified both repression and antislavery sentiment. The story of the birth of the world?s first independent black republic has since held... more...

  • A Companion to Mario Vargas Llosaby Sabine Köllmann

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 72.92

    This companion to the work of Peruvian Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa traces his fictional and non-fictional writing throughout the different phases of a career spanning more than fifty years. His lifelong dedication to literature goes hand in hand with his commitment as a public intellectual, a role that frequently involves him in controversy.... more...

  • A Companion to Mario Vargas Llosaby Sabine Köllmann

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    This Companion offers an overview and assessment of Mario Vargas Llosa's large body of work, tracing his development as a writer and intellectual in his essays, critical studies, journalism, and theatrical works, but above all in his novels. more...

  • Caribbean Literary Discourseby Barbara Lalla; Jean D'Costa; Velma Pollard

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Caribbean Literary Discourse is a study of the multicultural, multilingual, and Creolized languages that characterize Caribbean discourse, especially as reflected in the language choices that preoccupy creative writers. Caribbean Literary Discourse opens the challenging world of language choices and literary experiments characteristic of... more...

  • Adalberto Ortizby Marvin A. Lewis

    Lehigh University Press 2014; US$ 69.99

    Ortiz?s work is an essential cornerstone in the development of Afro-Hispanic literature of the diaspora, since the depth and breadth of his writings provide insights into some of the major cultural issues and dilemmas that have plagued Ecuadorian, and to some degree, much of Latin American society in general, for centuries. However, the significance... more...

  • Domestic Servants in Literature and Testimony in Brazil, 1889-1999by Sônia Roncador

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    Drawing from a variety of historical sources, theory, and fictional and non-fictional production, this book addresses the cultural imaginary of domestic servants in modern Brazil and demonstrates maids' symbolic centrality to shifting notions of servitude, subordination, femininity, and domesticity. more...

  • Masculinity after Trujilloby Maja Horn

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 69.95

    Any observer of Dominican political and literary discourse will quickly notice how certain notions of hyper-masculinity permeate the culture. Many critics will attribute this to an outgrowth of "traditional" Latin American patriarchal culture. Masculinity after Trujillo demonstrates why they are mistaken. In this extraordinary work, Maja Horn argues... more...