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- 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...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00
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...
- 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... more...
- 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...
- Wings Press 2006; US$ 11.95
This bilingual (facing-page English and Spanish) poetry collection documents the Jewish-Chilean-American author's search for remnants of her grandmother's life during the Holocaust in Prague and Vienna, and later in Chile. Esta recopilación bilingüe de poesía—una página en inglés con la página opuesta en español—documenta la búsqueda de la autora... more...
- Dundurn 2009; US$ 8.99
A summer holiday in a remote corner of Ontario's Rideau Lakes turns into a nightmare when Chip and Lee are drawn into a complex web of past and present, aided by a visiting anthropologist and a beautiful young woman who lives on an island with her reclusive and powerful grandfather. more...
- Reaktion Books 2009; US$ 16.95
In Pablo Neruda, Moran takes a detailed and often critical look at the poet's life and work focusing as much on what the poetry sometimes strategically hides about Neruda the poet, the lover, and the political proselytizer, as what it reveals. more...