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  • Private Topographiesby Marzena Grzegorczyk

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 100.00

    In Private Topographies , Grzegorczyk identifies and analyzes the types of postcolonial subjectivity prevalent among the Creole (Euro-American) ruling classes in post-independence, nineteenth-century century Latin America as articulated through their relation to their surroundings. Exactly how did creole elites change their self-conception in the... more...

  • Remembering Maternal Bodiesby Benigno Trigo

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 100.00

    Remembering Maternal Bodies is a collection of essays about the writings of several Latina and Latin American women writers who remember their mothers, and/or challenge our commonly held beliefs about motherhood and maternity, in an effort to stop depression and melancholy. It suggests that the widespread violent depression and sometimes suicidal melancholy... more...

  • Spain, Take This Chalice from Me and Other Poemsby Cesar Vallejo; Margaret Sayers Peden; Ilan Stavans

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 16.00

    A major new bilingual edition of the Peruvian poet's work Cesar Vallejo is one of the best-known Latin American poets of the twentieth century. Challenging, intense, and difficult to translate, Vallejo's work has often been overshadowed by his fervent endorsement of communism. Noted scholar Ilan Stavans tackles the avant- garde poet's politics... more...

  • Life Is a Dreamby Pedro Calderon de la Barca; Gregary Racz

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 13.00

    The masterwork of Spain?s preeminent dramatist?now in a new verse translation Life Is a Dream is a work many hold to be the supreme example of Spanish Golden Age drama. Imbued with highly poetic language and humanist ideals, it is an allegory that considers contending themes of free will and predestination, illusion and reality, played out against... more...

  • Miguel de Cervantesby Barbara Keevil Parker; Duane F. Parker

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00

    Injured at the Battle of Lepanto, captured by pirates, and later imprisoned for allegedly cheating the Spanish crown, Cervantes' adventurous life rivals the hero of his masterpiece, Don Quixote. more...

  • Gabriel Garcia Marquezby Susan Muaddi Darraj

    Infobase Publishing 2006; US$ 30.00

    These riveting personalities each achieved excellence, but even greater than their individual accomplishments is the positive Hispanic image they collectively represent to the world. Photographs, illustrations, and lively text tell the stories ot these fascinating historical figures. more...

  • The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges' Library of Babelby William Goldbloom Bloch

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 18.99

    "The Library of Babel" is arguably Jorge Luis Borges' best known story--memorialized along with Borges on an Argentine postage stamp. Now, in The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges' Library of Babel, William Goldbloom Bloch takes readers on a fascinating tour of the mathematical ideas hidden within one of the classic works of modern... more...

  • Selected Poems of Luis de Góngoraby Luis de Góngora; John Dent-Young

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    Known as the “Spanish Homer,” Luis de Góngora y Argote (1561–1627) is widely considered to be Spain’s greatest poet. He was both praised and vilified during his lifetime, but his reputation waned in the years after his death; in the 1920s, he was championed by the Modernists, including Federico García Lorca,... more...

  • The Spaces of Latin American Literatureby Juan E. De Castro

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 100.00

    This book examines how Latin American writers, artists, and intellectuals negotiate with an evolving Western culture which, through neo-colonial structures, relegates them to marginal or subaltern positions. Among the authors studied are: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Rubén Darío, Jorge Luis Borges, and Alberto Fuguet. more...

  • La voz de los dramaturgosby Susanne Hartwig; Klaus Pörtl

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 98.00

    Selected present-day dramatists from Spain and Latin-America speak about their theatre and its present situation. The perspective is that of the authors, not of literary or drama critics. The result is a series of surprising thoughts and analyses which do not feature in the usual specialist discussions. more...