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- Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 10.50
In bijna de hele Westerse wereld is de bevalling een medisch of technisch proces geworden. Het vindt plaats in het ziekenhuis bij de gynaecoloog, en de enige belangrijke uitkomst is eigenlijk de gezondheid van de baby. Nederland is daarop een eenzame uitzondering met onze thuisbevalling en zelfstandig werkende verloskundigen. Nog wel. De druk om ook... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of California Press 2009; US$ 70.00 US$ 56.00
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...