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- 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...
- University of California Press 2009; US$ 29.95
Raúl Zurita?s Purgatory, a landmark in contemporary Latin American poetry, records the physical, cultural, and spiritual violence perpetrated against the Chilean people under Pinochet?s military dictatorship (1973?1990) in the fiercely inventive voice of a postmodern master. This beautiful en face edition, superbly translated by Anna Deeny, brings... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00
Chilean poet, educator, diplomat, and feminist Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957) rose from poverty in the foothills of the Andes to become the first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1945. This volume provides both a detailed biography of the author and a careful analysis of her writing. Chronicling the personal, psychological, and... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 189.95
In the years during the colonization of Canada there were travel books which were sold in England. Le Jeune studies the ways these descriptive texts created a series of surveys that assessed the worth of Canada and describe life on the frontier while it was being settled. In particular, this book focuses on how women are depicted and what roles they... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2012; US$ 179.95
While writers such as Cervantes or Moliere could have written their works with humorous intentions, critics have a tendency to offer complex interpretations of their work that negate some of the fun they have. Nevertheless, there has been a trend in the last few years that authors previously considered pessimistic and tragic have been reimagined as... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 17.99
Thomas Reid (1710-1796) is the foremost exponent of the Scottish 'common sense' school of philosophy. Educated at Marischal College in Aberdeen, Reid subsequently taught at King's College, and was a founder of the Aberdeen Philosophical Society. His Inquiry Into the Human Mind on the Principles of Common Sense was published in 1764, the... more...