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  • Selected Writings of Andr?s Belloby Andr?s Bello; Frances L?pez-Morillas; Iv?n Jaksic

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 39.99

    Andr?s Bello was a towering figure in nineteenth-century Latin America, as influential and as famous there as Thomas Jefferson is in the United States. Poet, politician, educator, essayist, philosopher, he wielded astonishing influence and played a major role in shaping the national identities of newly independent Latin American countries. He held... 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$ 110.00

    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$ 105.00

    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...

  • 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 Spaces of Latin American Literatureby Juan E. De Castro

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 105.00

    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...

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

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 13.99

    William Goldbloom Bloch takes readers on a fascinating tour of the mathematical ideas hidden within one of the classic works of modern literature. Written in the vein of Douglas R. Hofstadter's Pulitzer Prize-winning G?del, Escher, Bach , this original and imaginative book sheds light on one of Borges' most complex, richly layered works. Given Borges'... more...

  • Madwomenby Gabriela Mistral; Randall Couch

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00

    A schoolteacher whose poetry catapulted her to early fame in her native Chile and an international diplomat whose boundary-defying sexuality still challenges scholars, Gabriela Mistral (1889?1957) is one of the most important and enigmatic figures in Latin American literature of the last century. The Locas mujeres poems collected here are among... more...

  • Carnal Inscriptionsby Susan Antebi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    This book explores manifestations of physical disability in Spanish American narrative fiction and performance, from José Martí's late nineteenth century crónicas, to Mario Bellatín's twenty-first century novels, from the performances of Guillermo Gómez-Peña and Coco Fusco to the testimonio and filmic depictions of Gabriela Brimmer. more...

  • Elias Nandinoby Elías Nandino; Don Cellini

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    Though South America has a strong, internationally recognized tradition of poetry, many of its best poets remain untranslated in the United States. Elias Nandino (1900-1993) was a Mexican poet who made his living as a surgeon and physician. He published twenty volumes of poetry in his lifetime, work often focused on solitude, eroticism, and love. In... more...