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Caribbean & Latin American

  • 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 as David Chariandy,... 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. Pierre focuses... 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 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...

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez: The Last Interviewby Gabriel Garcia Marquez; David Streitfeld

    Melville House 2015; US$ 15.95

    An intimate and lively collection of interviews with a giant of twentieth century literature?the only collection of interviews with Marquez available   Hailed by the  New York Times  as a "conjurer of literary magic," Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez is known to millions of readers worldwide as the author of  One Hundred Years... more...

  • Heterogeneity of Beingby Marco Luis Dorfsman

    University Press of America 2015; US$ 59.99

    Heterogeneity of Being goes beyond the standard interpretations of Octavio Paz as a thinker of national identity and proposes a radical rethinking of the relationship between literature and philosophy. Dorfsman analyzes how Paz?s ?tradition of rupture? properly displays a continuity between self and other, identity and difference, time and space.... more...

  • The New Dramatists of Mexico 1967--1985by Ronald D. Burgess

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In 1976 a dozen hopeful young Mexican dramatists -- most of them studying with Emilio Carballido -- began staging plays, primarily in small, out-of-the-way theater, and publishing them, mostly in university magazines with limited distribution. Until now, more than twenty years later, there has been no comprehensive study devoted either to this original... more...

  • The Double Strandby Frank Dauster

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Two strands, one indigenous, the other imposed, pro-duce the poetic and cultural tensions that give form to the work of five contemporary Mexican poets -- All Chumacero, Efrain Huerta, Jaime Sabines, Ruben Bonifaz Nuno, and Rosario Castellanos. Although all five are significant figures, only Castellanos has yet been widely studied in the United States,... more...

  • Toward Octavio Pazby John M. Fein

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The undisputed intellectual leadership of Octavio Paz, not only in Mexico but throughout Spanish America, rests on achievements in the essay and in poetry. In the field of the essay, he is the author of more than twenty-five books on subjects whose diversity -- esthetics, politics, surrealist art, the Mexican character, cultural anthropology, and... more...

  • The Spirit of Carnivalby David Danow

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    The world of literature responds to the "spirit of carnival" in ways that are both social and cultural, mythological and archetypal. Literature provides a mirror in which carnival is reflected and refracted through the multifarious perspectives of verbal art. In his original, wide-ranging book, David K. Danow catches the various reflections in that... more...