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Caribbean & Latin American

  • 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...

  • Reimagining the Caribbeanby Valérie Orlando; Sandra Cypess; Joseph Cantave; Krista Slagle; Elizabeth Russ; Camilla Stevens; Véronique Maisier; Aude Dieudé; Lizabeth Paravisini-Gebert; Cécile Accilien; Anne M. François

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This volume brings together scholars working in different languages?Creole, French, English, Spanish?and modes of cultural production?literature, art, film, music?to suggest how best to model courses that impart the rich, vibrant, and multivalent aspects of the Caribbean in the classroom. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literatureby James H. Cox; Daniel Heath Justice

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 149.99

    Over the course of the last twenty years, Native American and Indigenous American literary studies has experienced a dramatic shift from a critical focus on identity and authenticity to the intellectual, cultural, political, historical, and tribal nation contexts from which these Indigenous literatures emerge. The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American... more...

  • Realism, Form and the Postcolonial Novelby Nicholas Robinette

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    Confronted with apartheid, dictatorship or the sheer scale of global economics, realism can no longer function with the certainties of the nineteenth century . Free Realist Style considers how the style of the realist novel changes as its epistemological horizons narrow. more...

  • Creole Renegadesby Bénédicte Boisseron

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    In Creole Renegades, Bénédicte Boisseron looks at exiled Caribbean authors?Edwidge Danticat, Jamaica Kincaid, V. S. Naipaul, Maryse Condé, Dany Laferriére, and more?whose works have been well received in their adopted North American countries but who are often viewed by their home islands as sell-outs, opportunists, or traitors. These expatriate... more...

  • African Diasporic Women's Narrativesby Simone A. James Alexander

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    Using feminist and womanist theory, Simone Alexander takes as her main point of analysis literary works that focus on the black female body as the physical and metaphorical site of migration. She shows that over time black women have used their bodily presence to complicate and challenge a migratory process often forced upon them by men or patriarchal... more...

  • Bodies and Bonesby Tanya L. Shields

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 55.00

    In Bodies and Bones, Tanya Shields argues that a repeated engagement with the Caribbean?s iconic and historic touchstones offers a new sense of (inter)national belonging that brings an alternative and dynamic vision to the gendered legacy of brutality against black bodies, flesh, and bone. Using a distinctive methodology she calls "feminist rehearsal"... more...

  • Viral Voyagesby Lina Meruane; Andrea Rosenberg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    This is the first book to comprehensively examine Latin America's literary response to the deadly HIV virus. Proposing a bio-political reading of AIDs in the neoliberal era, Lina Meruane examines how literary representations of AIDS enter into larger discussions of community, sexuality, nation, displacement and globalization. more...