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  • Erzählen und Gesang im flavischen Eposby Anke Walter

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    The three Flavian poets, Valerius Flaccus, Statius, and Silius Italicus, held different views on the form and function of epic storytelling. This study shows which personae perform the role of storyteller in their works and how these interact with the narrated world and are mirrored by the singers and prophetic characters in the narrative. more...

  • Dream Nationby María Acosta Cruz

    Rutgers University Press 2014; US$ 25.95

    In this provocative new book, Maria Acosta Cruz investigates why the rhetoric of independence is so pivotal to Puerto Rican culture, despite the fact that the island?s voters have consistently rejected calls for national sovereignty. Weaving together texts from literature, history, and popular culture, Dream Nation shows how this seemingly revolutionary... more...

  • The Politics of Race in Panamaby Sonja Stephenson Watson

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 74.95

    Sonja Watson examines the writing of black Panamanian authors to reveal how race is defined, contested, and inscribed in Panama. She tells the story of two competing cultures: Afro-Hispanics whose ancestors came as slaves during the colonial period and West Indians whose families arrived more recently from English-speaking Caribbean countries to build... more...

  • Complete Poetryby César Vallejo; Clayton Eshleman

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 41.95

    This first translation of the complete poetry of Peruvian César Vallejo (1892-1938) makes available to English speakers one of the greatest achievements of twentieth-century world poetry. Handsomely presented in facing-page Spanish and English, this volume, translated by National Book Award winner Clayton Eshleman, includes the groundbreaking collections... more...

  • A Short History of Fantasyby Farah Mendlesohn; Edward James

    Libri Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    Some of the earliest books ever written, including The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Odyssey , deal with monsters, marvels, extraordinary voyages, and magic, and this genre, known as fantasy, remained an essential part of European literature through the rise of the modern realist novel. Tracing the history of fantasy from the earliest years through... more...

  • César Vallejo: Autógrafos olvidadosby Juan Fló; Stephen M. Hart

    Boydell & Brewer 2003; US$ 90.00

    The reputation of César Vallejo (1892-1938) rests on his complex, unclassifiable poetry written from the viewpoint of a committed Marxist. He spent his early, formative, years in Peru, where his sympathy for the exploited peasantry inspired both his poetry and his politics, but in 1923 went to live in Paris (where he knew Artaud, Picasso and Cocteau). more...

  • Free Pages and Hard Timesby Manuel Gonzalez Prada; David Sobrevilla; Frederick H. Fornoff

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 15.99

    Manuel Gonzalez Prada was a powerful Peruvian writer and political reformer whose essays and speeches influenced generations of young radicals. He founded the Party of National Unity in 1891, was linked to the anarchist movement, and served as Director of the National Library from 1912-1914. His writings have had enormous impact on the literary and... more...

  • The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubasby Joaquim Maria Machado; Gregory Rabassa; Enylton de Sa Rego; Gilberto Pinheiro Passos

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 15.99

    Machado de Assis (1839-1908) is considered the pre-eminent writer of Brazil. This text is a translation of his memoirs. more...

  • The Poetess Counts to 100 and Bows Out: Selected Poems by Ana Enriqueta Teranby Ana Enriqueta Terán; Marcel Smith

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 21.95

    Ana Enriqueta Terán is arguably Venezuela's finest poet. Celebrated throughout the Spanish-speaking world, she is almost unknown among anglophones. Until now only a handful of her poems have been translated into English, giving at best a diluted impression of a uniquely intense imagination. This bilingual edition reveals the power and beauty of... more...

  • Der Tango im Werk Julio Cortázarsby Viviana Alvarez-Schüller

    Diplomica Verlag 2009; US$ 38.51

    Ausgehend von Äußerungen Julio Cortázars legt Viviana Alvarez-Schüller dar, dass Tangozitate in seinem literarischen Werk eine größere Rolle spielen als bislang vermutet. Dank beeindruckender Tango-Kompetenz nimmt sie den Leser mit auf eine sehr aufschlussreiche intertextuelle Spurensuche. Dabei erliegt sie nie der Versuchung, die Bedeutung des Tangos... more...