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  • Literature and Ethics in Contemporary Brazilby Vinicius Mariano De Carvalho; Nicola Gavioli

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 55.61

    When Brazil was honored at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2013, the Brazilian author Luiz Ruffato opened the event with a provocative speech, claiming that literature, through its pervasive depiction and discussion of ‘otherness,’ has the potential to provoke ethical transformation. This book uses Ruffato’s speech as a starting point for the discussion... more...

  • Afro-Cuban Talesby Lydia Cabrera; J. Alberto Hernandez-chiroldes; Lauren Yoder; Isabel Castellanos

    UNP - Nebraska 2005; US$ 17.95

    As much a storyteller as an ethnographer, Lydia Cabrera was captivated by a strange and magical new world revealed to her by her Afro-Cuban friends in early twentieth-century Havana. In Afro-Cuban Tales this world comes to teeming life, introducing English-speaking readers to a realm of tenuous boundaries between the natural and the supernatural,... more...

  • Bandit Narratives in Latin Americaby Juan Pablo Dabove

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Bandits seem ubiquitous in Latin American culture. Even contemporary actors of violence are framed by narratives that harken back to old images of the rural bandit, either to legitimize or delegitimize violence, or to intervene in larger conflicts within or between nation-states.             However,... more...

  • Anti-Literatureby Adam Joseph Shellhorse

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2017; US$ 29.95

    Anti-Literature articulates a rethinking of what is meant today by “literature.” Examining key Latin American forms of experimental writing from the 1920s to the present, Adam Joseph Shellhorse reveals literature’s power as a site for radical reflection and reaction to contemporary political and cultural conditions. His analysis engages the work... more...

  • Staging Creolizationby Emily Sahakian

    University of Virginia Press 2017; US$ 75.00

    In Staging Creolization, Emily Sahakian examines seven plays by Ina Césaire, Maryse Condé, Gerty Dambury, and Simone Schwarz-Bart that premiered in the French Caribbean or in France in the 1980s and 1990s and soon thereafter traveled to the United States. Sahakian argues that these late-twentieth-century plays by French Caribbean women writers... more...

  • Representing Queer and Transgender Identityby Alexandra Gonzenbach Perkins

    Bucknell University Press 2017; US$ 76.00

    This is the first book-length study of transgender and queer identities in Hispanic Caribbean novels, graphic novels, theatre, and performance art. The author follows the movement of identity from textual spaces to spaces of the body, revealing the variety of representational strategies that dismantle binary readings of gender, sexuality, and... more...

  • Appropriating Theoryby Jose Eduardo Gonzalez

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2017; US$ 28.95

    Angel Rama (1926-1983) is a major figure in Latin American literary and cultural studies, but little has been published on his critical work. In this study, José Eduardo González focuses on Rama’s response to and appropriation of European critics like Walter Benjamin, Theodor Adorno, and Georg Lukács. González argues that Rama realized the inapplicability... more...

  • Modernism and Latin Americaby Patricia Novillo-Corvalán

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 52.96

    This book is the first in-depth exploration of the relationship between Latin American and European modernisms during the long twentieth century. Drawing on comparative, historical, and postcolonial reading strategies (including archival research), it seeks to reenergize the study of modernism by putting the spotlight on the cultural networks and... more...

  • The Mexican Crack Writersby Héctor Jaimes

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 101.72

    This book provides a rich and cutting-edge analysis of one of the most prominent literary groups in Latin America: the Mexican Crack Writers. The first part explores the history of the group and its relation to the Latin American literary tradition, while the second part is devoted to the critical analysis of the works of each of the authors: Ricardo... more...

  • Literary Primitivismby Ben Etherington

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 65.00

    This book fundamentally rethinks a pervasive and controversial concept in literary criticism and the history of ideas, arguing that primitivism was an aesthetic project specific to European imperialism at its height, and that the most intensively primitivist works were produced by the colonized subjects of the imperial periphery. more...