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  • Burnt Sugar Cana Quemadaby Lori Marie Carlson; Oscar Hijuelos

    Free Press 2006; US$ 14.95

    Here are the sights, sounds, and rhythms of Cuba, revealed in the evocative works of some of the finest Cuban and Cuban American poets of the twentieth century. In Burnt Sugar, bestselling translator Lori Marie Carlson and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Oscar Hijuelos have created an intimate collection of some of their favorite modern poems, all... more...

  • Selected Writings of Andres Belloby Andres Bello; Frances Lopez-Morillas; Ivan Jaksic

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 8.95

    Andres Bello played a role in shaping the national identities of independent Latin American countries. This text explores such subjects as grammar and philology, the aims of education, international relations, historiography, Latin and Roman Law, government and society, and many others. more...

  • Performing Spanishnessby Michael Thompson

    Intellect 2007; US$ 10.00

    José María Rodríguez Méndez is a noted playwright, an acerbic cultural critic, and a political dissident under Franco. In Performing Spanishness, the first English-language examination of Méndez?s life and work, Michael Thompson sets the playwright?s lifelong struggle against censorship in the context of Spain?s shifting national identity. more...

  • Questing Fictionsby Djelal Kadir; Terry Cochran

    University of Minnesota Press 1986; US$ 45.00

    Questing Fictions was first published in 1986. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. Questing Fictions analyzes twentieth-century Latin American fiction in the light of contemporary literary theory.... more...

  • 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...