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  • Panic Signsby Cristina Peri Rossi; Mercedes Rowinsky-Geurts; Angelo A. Borrás

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 14.95

    Cristina Peri Rossi is one of the most acclaimed and personal voices in Hispanic letters. This volume of short stories, Panic Signs , first published in 1970 in Montevideo, Uruguay, presages the atrocities that would come with dictatorship in 1972. The premonitory dimension is one of the striking characteristics in all the stories - a sense... more...

  • Translation and the Rise of Inter-American Literatureby Elizabeth Lowe; Earl E Fitz

    UPF 2007; US$ 34.95

    Explains how stylistic and linguistic choices made by the translator can have a profound effect on how literary works are perceived by readers unfamiliar with a foreign language. They also point out ways in which the act of translation is critical to the discipline of comparative literature. more...

  • The City of Translationby José María Rodríguez García

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    A sweeping intellectual history of the relationship between literary translation, authoritarian politics, linguistic ideologies, juristic philology, religion, and poetry in late nineteenth-century Colombia. more...

  • Gregory Rabassa's Latin American Literatureby María Constanza Guzmán

    Bucknell University Press 2011; US$ 37.99

    This book takes the case of Gregory Rabassa, translator into English of such canonical novels as Garc'a MOrquez's Cien a-os de soledad and CortOzar's Rayuela. In the chapters, the author historicizes the translator's practice by investigating Rabassa's ideas about translation and his own practice, the relationship between Rabassa and 'his' authors,... more...

  • Racial Experiments in Cuban Literature and Ethnographyby Emily Maguire

    UPF 2011; US$ 74.95

    Examines how a cadre of writers reimagined the nation and re-valorized Afro-Cuban culture through a textual production that incorporated elements of the ethnographic with the literary. more...

  • La Parodia en la nueva novela hispanoamericana (1960?1985)by Elzbieta Sklodowska

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1991; US$ 54.00

    In this brilliant overview of parodic praxis in the Spanish-American novel during the years 1960-1985, Elzbieta Skłodowska examines several aspects of parody: its role in the renovation of anachronistic forms of discourse (mock-epic) and the re-writing of the canon of the historical novel; its function in transgressing literary formulas (detective... more...

  • Utopía, paraíso e historiaby Lida Aronne-Amestoy

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 1986; US$ 98.00

    How did modern man come to believe in the object of the economy? What hopes made us accept scientific authority about this illusive thing? What kinds of persons were attracted by objective knowledge in economic discourse? And how does this knowledge guide our economic life? The Making of the Economy tackles such questions surrounding the modern notion... more...

  • Modern Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introductionby Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    This Very Short Introduction chronicles the trends and traditions of modern Latin American literature, arguing that Latin American literature developed as a continent-wide phenomenon, not just an assemblage of national literatures, in moments of political crisis. With the Spanish American War came Modernismo, the end of World War I and the Mexican... more...

  • The Whole Islandby Mark Weiss

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Cuba's cultural influence throughout the Western Hemisphere, and especially in the United States, has been disproportionally large for so small a country. This landmark volume is the first comprehensive overview of poetry written over the past sixty years. Presented in a beautiful Spanish-English en face edition, The Whole Island makes available... more...

  • Fictional First-Person Discourses in Cuban Diaspora Novelsby Raúl Rosales Herrera

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 169.95

    This text is an examination of Cuban diasporic novels since 1980, critically examining the autobiographical elements of the novels and the authors who wrote them. It contributes to studying the particularities of Cuban literature produced by Cuban writers published beyond the nation’s boundaries. From the beginning the author defines the difference... more...