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  • 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... 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$ 54.95

    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$ 94.29

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Latin American Novelby Efraín Kristal

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    A stimulating collection of new essays on the development of the novel in Latin America. more...

  • Dreams and Realitiesby Juana Manuela Gorriti; Sergio Waisman; Francine Masiello

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 16.99

    One of the most dramatic figures among Latin America's romantic writers and the distinguished woman writer of her century, Juana Manuela Gorriti brings passion and intrigue to the scene of writing. An exile from her native Argentina who sought refuge first in Bolivia and then in Peru, her lifetime of travel and displacement is echoed in her fictions.... more...

  • Bioethics and Vulnerabilityby Florencia Luna; Peter Herissone-Kelly; Laura Pakter

    Editions Rodopi 2006; US$ 56.00

    This book presents some of the challenges bioethics in Latin America faces today. It considers them through the lenses of vulnerable populations, those incapable of protecting their own interests, such as the illiterate, women in societies disrespectful of their reproductive rights, and research subjects in contexts where resources are scarce. more...