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- Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 25.95
In this provocative new book, Maria Acosta Cruz investigates why the rhetoric of independence is so pivotal to Puerto Rican culture, despite the fact that the island?s voters have consistently rejected calls for national sovereignty. Weaving together texts from literature, history, and popular culture, Dream Nation shows how this seemingly revolutionary... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 44.95
Quince Duncan is a comprehensive study of the published short stories and novels of Costa Rica’s first novelist of African descent and one of the nation’s most esteemed contemporary writers. The grandson of Jamaican and Barbadian immigrants to Limón, Quince Duncan (b. 1940) incorporates personal memories into stories... more...
- Carcanet 2014; US$ 14.51
Andrew McNeillie?s sixth collection returns to the sea and its immensity as a metaphor for fate. It also revisits the British and Irish archipelago (‘For which read a figure for my heart. / For which read too a figure for time?s hurt?), following a north-western trajectory from the Aran Islands to the Hebrides. The natural world is seen here in both... more...
- Carcanet 2014; US$ 14.51
The poems in this book form a series of small acts of attention, repeated attempts to step outside the circle of human concern and into a wider responsibility to the natural world. ‘To move among / crashing pines / is spacious / and exact.? Yellow & Blue invites us to share the spaciousness of a book-length journey, an exacting clarity of perception.... more...
- 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...
- Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 95.00
Este libro es el primero en examinar lo radicalmente nuevo y desafiante Teatro Pánico, un grupo de obras compuestas por Arrabal entre 1957 y 1966, en el apogeo del movimiento avant-garde. ENGLISH VERSION This book is the first to examine closely the radically new and challenging Panic Theatre, a group of plays composed by Arrabal between 1957 and... more...
- Tin House Books 2014; US$ 15.95
Someone Else?s Wedding Vows reflects on the different forms of love, which can be both tremendously joyous and devastatingly destructive. The title poem confronts a human ritual of marriage from the standpoint of a wedding photographer. Within the tedium and alienation of the ceremony, the speaker grapples with a strange human hopefulness. In this... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00
For the first time, this study offers a detailed analysis of the translations of Paul Celan?s poetry published in French from 1971 to 2010. In addition, the author proposes a new model for translating poetry and analyzing poetic translation that extends beyond the work of Celan and engages critically with existing methods. As a result, it becomes possible... more...
- Start Classics 2014; US$ 1.99
William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly Vanity Fair (1847), a panoramic portrait of English society. Thackeray began as a satirist and parodist, with a sneaking fondness for roguish upstarts like Becky Sharp in Vanity Fair, Barry Lyndon in Barry Lyndon... more...
- 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...