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- 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...
- University of California Press 2009; US$ 34.95
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...
- 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 nations boundaries. From the beginning the author defines the difference... more...
- Old Street Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99
The Number One Colombian Bestseller Oblivion is a memorial to the author's father, Héctor Abad Gómez, whose criticism of the Colombian regime led to his murder by paramilitaries in 1987. A work of deep feeling and consummate skill, it paints an unforgettable picture of a man who followed his conscience and paid for it with his life, during one of the... more...
- UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2011; US$ 25.00
Autobiography in France has taken a decidedly visual turn in recent years: photographs, shown or withheld, become evidence of what was, might have been, or cannot be said; photographers, filmmakers, and cartoonists undertake projects that explore issues of identity. Textual and Visual Selves investigates, from a variety of theoretical perspectives,... more...