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Latin America and Caribbean


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Breaking Boundaries: Latina Writing and Critical Readings
Breaking Boundaries: Latina Writing and Critical Readings
by A Horno Delgado
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Breaking Boundaries has as its primary intention just what the title implies: to reevaluate the paradigmatic and often divisive categories set forth by the literary establishment, whether those be cultural, linguistic, literary, academic, political, or... (read more)

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Making Men: Gender, Literary Authority, and Women's Writing in Caribbean Narrative
Making Men: Gender, Literary Authority, and Women's Writing in Caribbean Narrative
by Belinda Edmondson
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Colonialism left an indelible mark on writers from the Caribbean. Many of the mid-century male writers, on the eve of independence, looked to England for their models. The current generation of authors, many of whom are women, have increasingly looked... (read more)

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The Will to Heal: Psychological Recovery in the Novels of Latina Writers
The Will to Heal: Psychological Recovery in the Novels of Latina Writers
by Felicia Fahey
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How six Latina authors, whose works combine autobiography and fiction, use this technique to heal from personal and political trauma.... (read more)

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Through the Kaleidoscope: The Experience of Modernity in Latin America (Critical Studies in Latin American and Iberian Cultures)
Through the Kaleidoscope: The Experience of Modernity in Latin America (Critical Studies in Latin American and Iberian Cultures)
by Vivian Schelling
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Schelling's collection reflects the multilayered, labyrinthial quality of modernity in Latin America, wedding new cultures to old, external to local, and high to popular.... (read more)

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Cinematograph of Words: Literature, Technique & Modernization in Brazil
Cinematograph of Words: Literature, Technique & Modernization in Brazil
by Flora Sussekind
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A study of the relationship between literature , technology and professionalism in Latin American literature.... (read more)

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If This Be Treason: Translation and Its Dyscontents
If This Be Treason: Translation and Its Dyscontents
by Gregory Rabassa
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Gregory Rabassa's influence as a translator is incalculable. His translations of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude and Julio Cortazar's Hopscotch have helped make these some of the most widely read and respected works in world... (read more)

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An Orderly Life (Pioneers of Modern U.S. Hispanic Literature)
An Orderly Life (Pioneers of Modern U.S. Hispanic Literature)
by Jose Yglesias
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Rafe Sabas is the ideal corporate man. He is on a first name basis with the president of his company and likes to think about a deal while talking about something else. "I am not good at thinking alone," he quips, "corporate life ruins you for that... (read more)

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If This Be Treason: Translation and Its Dyscontents
If This Be Treason: Translation and Its Dyscontents
by Gregory Rabassa
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A Los Angeles Times Favorite Book of the Year for 2005. Gregory Rabassa's influence as a translator is tremendous. His translations of Gabriel García Márquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude and Julio Cortázar's Hopscotch have helped make... (read more)

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Being America: Essays on Art, Literature & Identity from Latin America
Being America: Essays on Art, Literature & Identity from Latin America
by Rachel Weiss
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Nonfiction. Latino/Latina Studies. Art. Leading Latin American literary and visual artists explore the explosive and exciting development in the arts as Latin America awakened and emerged from its colonial heritage and domination. The artists discuss... (read more)

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One Island, Many Voices: Conversations with Cuban-American Writers
One Island, Many Voices: Conversations with Cuban-American Writers
by Eduardo R Del Rio
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Cuban-American writers have been studied primarily within the context of Latino literature as a whole. Seeing a need to distinguish and define this unique literary perspective, Eduardo del Rio selected twelve important well-known authors and conducted... (read more)

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The Fragmented Novel in Mexico: The Politics of Form (Texas Pan American Series)
The Fragmented Novel in Mexico: The Politics of Form (Texas Pan American Series)
by Carol Clark Dlugo
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From Mariano Azuela's 1915 novel Los de abajo to Rosamaria Roffiel's Amora of 1989, fragmented narrative has been one of the defining features of innovative Mexican fiction in the twentieth century. In this innovative study, Carol Clark D'Lugo examines... (read more)

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Gay and lesbian themes in Latin American writing
Gay and lesbian themes in Latin American writing
by David Willia Foster
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Drawing from more than two dozen texts, Foster (Spanish, Arizona State U.) offers significant observations about the relationship between homosexuality and society in different Latin American countries and time periods. Paper edition (unseen), $11.95.... (read more)

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Philosophy & Literature in Latin America: A Critical Assessment of the Current Situation
Philosophy & Literature in Latin America: A Critical Assessment of the Current Situation
by Jorge J E Gracia
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Based on papers from the Third Congress of the Federacion International de Estudios sobre America Latina y el Caribe, held in Buffalo, NY, Sept. 23-26, 1987. Contributions of distinguished Latin American experts and authors are presented. The section... (read more)

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Rereading the Spanish American Essay: Translations of 19th & 20th Century Women's Essays
Rereading the Spanish American Essay: Translations of 19th & 20th Century Women's Essays
by Doris Meyer
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Latin American intellectual history is largely founded on essayistic writing. Women's essays have always formed a part of this rich tradition, yet they have seldom received the respect they merit and are often omitted entirely from anthologies. This... (read more)

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Ethnicity & Identity in Contemporary Afro-Venezuelan Literature: A Culturalist Approach
Ethnicity & Identity in Contemporary Afro-Venezuelan Literature: A Culturalist Approach
by Marvin A Lewis
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By analyzing thematic and structural similarities among four important contemporary works of Venezuelan literature by two black and two nonblack writers, Lewis (Spanish, U. of Missouri) examines two central issues of Venezuelan culture--ethnicity and... (read more)

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Whispers from the Caribbean: I Going Away, I Going Home
Whispers from the Caribbean: I Going Away, I Going Home
by Wilfred Cartey
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A critical review of the works of Caribbean novelists. Published by the Center for Afro-American Studies, UCLA. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)... (read more)

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Counterfeit Politics: Secret Plots and Conspiracy Narratives in the Americas (Bucknell Studies in Latin American Literature and Theory)
Counterfeit Politics: Secret Plots and Conspiracy Narratives in the Americas (Bucknell Studies in Latin American Literature and Theory)
by David Kelman
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Outline History of Spanish American Lite
Outline History of Spanish American Lite
by John E Englekirk
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Marvelous Journey a Survey of Four Centu
Marvelous Journey a Survey of Four Centu
by Samuel Putnam
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Here & Elsewhere
Here & Elsewhere
by Gerald Guinness
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