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- 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1997; US$ 39.99
Andres Bello was a towering figure in nineteenth-century Latin America, as influential and as famous there as Thomas Jefferson is in the United States. Poet, politician, educator, essayist, philosopher, he wielded astonishing influence and played a major role in shaping the national identities of newly independent Latin American countries. He held... more...
- Old Street Publishing 2012; US$ 11.65
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... 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...
- 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...
- University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 74.95
Costumbrismo, which refers to depictions of life in Latin America during the nineteenth century, introduced some of the earliest black themes in Cuban literature. Rafael Ocasio delves into this literature to offer up a new perspective on the development of Cuban identity, as influenced by black culture and religion, during the sugar cane boom. Comments... more...