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  • El imperio de la virtudby Jorge L. Terukina Yamauchi

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; US$ 120.00

    Terukina ofrece una nueva biografía de Bernardo de Balbuena y analiza la compleja matriz interdisciplinaria de Grandeza mexicana (1604). Terukina offers an updated biography of Bernardo de Balbuena and analyzes the complex interdisciplinary matrix within which Grandeza mexicana (1604) is articulated. more...

  • Communities in Contemporary Anglophone Caribbean Short Storiesby Lucy Evans

    Liverpool University Press 2014; US$ 82.50

    This book explores representations of community in Anglophone Caribbean short story collections and cycles of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century. more...

  • Unbecoming Female Monstersby Cristina Santos

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 38.00

    This book traces the construct of female monsters as an embodiment of sociocultural fears of female sexuality and reproductive power. It examines the female maturation cycle and the various archetypes of female monsters associated with each stage of development in literature, art, film, and television with a particular focus on Latin American work.... more...

  • Haiti Unboundby Kaiama L. Glover

    Liverpool University Press 2010; US$ 70.99

    Historically and contemporarily, politically and literarily, Haiti has long been relegated to the margins of the so-called 'New World.' Marked by exceptionalism, the voices of some of its most important writers have consequently been muted by the geopolitical realities of the nation's fraught history. In Haiti Unbound, Kaiama L. Glover offers a close... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 55.06

    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...