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  • The Plum in the Golden Vase or, Chin P'ing Mei

    Volume One: The Gathering

    by David Tod Roy ...
    Book 62 - Princeton Library of Asian Translations
    In this first of a planned five-volume set, David Roy provides a complete and annotated translation of the famous Chin P'ing Mei, an anonymous sixteenth-century Chinese novel that focuses on the domestic life of Hsi-men Ch'ing, a corrupt, upwardly mobile merchant in a provincial town, who maintains a harem of six wives and concubines. This work, known primarily for its erotic realism, is also a ... Read more

    $51.99 AUD

  • The First Class

    Transits of Brazilian Literature Abroad

    What does a professor Brazilian or otherwise think and do on the first day of class, standing before a group of “foreign” students to talk about Brazilian literature? This apparently simple question that gave rise to the essays gathered in this book opens a series of other questions: Who is this professor? How did he or she go about planning that first class? What challenges do professors ... Read more

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  • Gabriel García Márquez: The Early Years

    by Ilan Stavans ...
    This long-awaited biography provides a fascinating and comprehensive picture of García Márquez's life up to the publication of his classic 100 Years of Solitude. Based on nearly a decade of research, this biographical study sheds new light on the life and works of the Nobel Laureate, father of magical realism, and bestselling author in the history of the Spanish language. As García Márquez's ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • A Primeira Aula

    Trânsitos da Literatura Brasileira no Estrangeiro

    O que um professor brasileiro ou não pensa e faz quando se vê pela primeira vez à frente de um grupo de estudantes “estrangeiros” para falar de literatura brasileira? Aparentemente simples, a pergunta que serve como ponto de partida para os ensaios reunidos neste livro abre caminho para uma série de outros questionamentos: Quem é esse professor? Como ele planejou sua primeira aula? Quais são os ... Read more

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  • 50 Masterpieces you have to read

    This book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!NovelsAlcott, Louisa May: Little WomenAusten, Jane: Pride and PrejudiceAusten, Jane: EmmaBalzac, Honoré de: Father GoriotBarbusse, Henri: The InfernoBrontë, Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell HallBrontë, Charlotte: Jane EyreBrontë, Emily: Wuthering HeightsBurroughs, Edgar Rice: Tarzan of the ApesButler, Samuel: ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • José Revueltas y Roberto Bolaño

    Formas genéricas de la experiencia

    series Literatura y Cultura
    Este libro busca intervenir en el debate sobre formas del pensamiento latinoamericano, mas alla de la historia de las ideas, el poscolonialismo/decolonialismo, y la filosofia de la liberacion. Utiliza la literatura de Jose Revueltas (Mexico, 1914-1976) y Roberto Bolano (Chile, 1953-2003) para pensar filosoficamente a America Latina, e interrogar modos de la experiencia ilegibles desde coordenadas ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Empire Writes Back

    Theory and Practice in Post-Colonial Literatures

    series New Accents
    The experience of colonization and the challenges of a post-colonial world have produced an explosion of new writing in English. This diverse and powerful body of literature has established a specific practice of post-colonial writing in cultures as various as India, Australia, the West Indies and Canada, and has challenged both the traditional canon and dominant ideas of literature and culture ... Read more

    $44.99 AUD

  • The Terror and the Time: Banal Violence and Trauma in Caribbean Discourse

    by Paula Morgan ...
    The Terror and the Time contributes to the ongoing project of mapping the myriad ways in which contemporary individual and social scenarios and suffering are rooted in unresolved traumas bequeathed by the origins of the new World societies of the Caribbean. This study traces legacies of enforced and voluntary migrations: subjugation of language, custom and being, and violent rupture of ancestry ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • The Cambridge Introduction to Gabriel García Márquez

    by Gerald Martin ...
    series Cambridge Introductions to Literature
    The Colombian Nobel Prize winner, Gabriel García Márquez (b. 1927), wrote two of the great novels of the twentieth century, One Hundred Years of Solitude and Love in the Time of Cholera. As novelist, short story writer and journalist, García Márquez has one of literature's most instantly recognizable styles and since the beginning of his career has explored a consistent set of themes, revolving ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Migratory Birds

    Translated by Julia Sanches ...
    series Undelivered Lectures
    Winner of the PEN Translation Prize"Pondering revolutionary Cuba, the Berlin Wall, and the caves of Cappadocia, these essays explore themes of memory, war, movement, and home."—The New Yorker"A thoughtful, roving meditation on migration, language, and home."—Publishers WeeklyIn her prize-winning debut, Mexican essayist Mariana Oliver trains her gaze on migration in its many forms, moving between ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Catching Fire

    A Translation Diary

    by Daniel Hahn ...
    series Untranslated Series
    In Catching Fire, the translation of Diamela Eltit's Never Did the Fire unfolds in real time as a conversation between works of art, illuminating both in the process. The problems and pleasures of conveying literature into another language—what happens when you meet a pun? a double entendre?—are met by translator Daniel Hahn's humor, deftness, and deep appreciation for what sets Eltit's work apart ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Consuming Visions

    Cinema, Writing, and Modernity in Rio de Janeiro

    by Maite Conde ...
    series New World Studies
    Consuming Visions explores the relationship between cinema and writing in early twentieth-century Brazil, focusing on how the new and foreign medium of film was consumed by a literary society in the throes of modernization. Maite Conde places this relationship in the specific context of turn-of-the-century Rio de Janeiro, which underwent a radical transformation to a modern global city, becoming a ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

  • Jorge Luis Borges: The Last Interview

    and Other Conversations

    Translated by Kit Maude ...
    series The Last Interview Series
    “Believe me: the benefits of blindness have been greatly exaggerated. If I could see, I would never leave the house, I’d stay indoors reading the many books that surround me.”—Jorge Luis BorgesDays before his death, Borges gave an intimate interview to his friend, the Argentine journalist Gloria Lopez Lecube. That interview is translated for the first time here, giving English-language readers a ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • Mario Vargas Llosa

    A Life of Writing

    Awarded the Nobel Prize in 2010 at the age of seventy-four, Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa has held pivotal roles in the evolution and revolutions of modern Latin American literature. Perhaps surprisingly, no complete history of Vargas Llosa’s works, placed in biographical and historical context, has been published—until now. A masterwork from one of America’s most revered scholars of Latin ... Read more

    $31.99 AUD

  • The Cambridge Companion to Jorge Luis Borges

    series Cambridge Companions to Literature
    Jorge Luis Borges (1899–1986) was one of the great writers of the twentieth century and the most influential author in the Spanish language of modern times. He had a seminal influence on Latin American literature and a lasting impact on literary fiction in many other languages. However, Borges has been accessible in English only through a number of anthologies drawn mainly from his work of the ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD

  • One-Way Tickets

    Writers and the Culture of Exile

    In One-Way Tickets, Borinsky offers up a splendid tour across 20th-century literatures, providing a literary travelogue to writers and artists in exile. She describes their challenges in adjusting to new homelands, issues of identity and language, and the brilliant works produced under the discomforts and stresses of belonging nowhere.Speaking with the authority of first-hand experience, Borinsky ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • 50 Masterpieces you have to read

    This book contains now several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!NovelsAlcott, Louisa May: Little WomenAusten, Jane: Pride and PrejudiceAusten, Jane: EmmaBalzac, Honoré de: Father GoriotBarbusse, Henri: The InfernoBrontë, Anne: The Tenant of Wildfell HallBrontë, Charlotte: Jane EyreBrontë, Emily: Wuthering HeightsBurroughs, Edgar Rice: Tarzan of the ApesButler, Samuel: ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 100 Clásicos de la Literatura Universal

    Vol.2

    Book 2 - Best Sellers en español
    Revisados y actualizados, contienen un índice de contenidos al inicio del libro que permite acceder a cada tíltulo de forma fácil y directa.El Gran Gatsby por Francis Scott FitzgeraldEl Mago de Oz por Lyman Frank BaumCanción de Navidad por Charles DickensLos Muchachos de Jo por Louisa May AlcottEl Convivio por Dante AlighieriPersuasión por Jane AustenMansfield Park por Jane AustenEl Diccion... ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • La femme futuriste

    Mythes, modèles et représentations de la femme dans la théorie et la littérature futuristes

    series Cahiers d’Italies
    Longtemps, il a été admis que les futuristes étaient des misogynes invétérés. La célèbre formule du manifeste de fondation, le « mépris de la femme », semblait résumer toute la conception futuriste de la femme, marquant à jamais le mouvement d’avant-garde. La réalité est plus complexe. Les futuristes ont abordé de nombreux aspects de la question de la femme en assumant des positions parfois ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Bob Marley

    Luces y sombras del rey del reggae

    by 50Minutos.es ...
    series Historia
    Este libro es una guía práctica y accesible para saber más sobre Bob Marley, que le aportará la información esencial y le permitirá ganar tiempo.En tan solo 50 minutos, usted podrá:• Comprender los motivos que llevan a Bob Marley, un joven salido de los guetos más pobres de Kingston, a imponerse como uno de los defensores de los más pobres y oprimidos a través de sus letras reivindicativas, como ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • A violência das letras

    amizades e inimizades na literatura brasileira Rio de Janeiro

    Estudo da sociedade brasileira do fim do século XIX e começo do século XX, delineado a partir das evidências de como os escritores interagiam e da maneira como retratavam os mecanismos das relações cotidianas. O autor debate as vivências de fraternidade, como reflexo dos valores da época, observando os paradigmas de inclusão (ou exclusão) racial, social ou sexual. Como base para essa análise, ... Read more

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  • Machado de Assis e o cânone ocidental

    itinerários de leitura

    (1º lugar na categoria Crítica Literária do 59º prêmio Jabuti) A obra, dividida em três partes, observa os mecanismos de diálogo de Machado com o leitor e o crítico, analisa a ironia no tecido retórico da narrativa machadiana e, por fim, revê a relação do escritor carioca com a cultura italiana, aqui representada por exemplos na literatura, história, teatro e ópera. Realizando uma integração de ... Read more

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  • Historia de la conquista del Perú

    by Henri Lebrún ...
    La Conquista del Perú (1532-1533) es el proceso histórico de anexión del Imperio incaico al Imperio español. Fue a principios de 1532 que un ejército incaico se topó con los Conquistadores españoles, durante la guerra civil entre los dos herederos al trono cuzqueño, Huáscar y Atahualpa, hijos del recién difunto Emperador Inca, Huayna Cápac. En este encuentro, Atahualpa fue tomado preso por ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD

  • Littérature et modernisation au Brésil

    by Collectif ...
    series Monde lusophone
    La modernisation au Brésil se confond avec la constitution du pays. La forme qu'elle y assume se dessine de façon décisive au moment même de l'indépendance en 1822 et se reproduit en temps que modernisation conservatrice tout au long des deux siècles suivants. C'est ainsi qu'elle donne le sentiment d'osciller entre un changement qui ne respecte que peu de limites et la persistance du passé. Cette ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD