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

    Volume One: The Gathering

    by David Tod Roy ...
    series Princeton Library of Asian Translations #56
    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

    $58.07 AUD

  • 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

    $11.65 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

    $28.59 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

    $31.34 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

  • 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

    $18.69 AUD

  • 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

    $17.59 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

    $21.66 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


  • Consuming Visions

    Cinema, Writing, and Modernity in Rio de Janeiro

    by Maite Conde ...
    series New World Studies
    Consuming Visions is an ambitious and engaging examination of the ways in which mass culture can become an agent of intellectual and aesthetic transformation. ... Read more

    $30.24 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

    $26.17 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

    $40.91 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

    $18.25 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


  • Amigos de sor Juana

    Sexteto biográfico

    series Pùblicaensayo #4
    El autor nos presenta seis rigurosos estudios sobre igual número de personajes que influyeron notablemente en la vida de sor Juana, aunque de diversa manera; mientras unos la alentaron a seguir sus inquietudes intelectuales y creadoras, otros intentaron fortalecer su vocación religiosa. Esta obra incorpora textos poco conocidos relacionados con Juan de Guevara, Antonio Núñez de Miranda, Diego ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Auto/Biography across the Americas

    Transnational Themes in Life Writing

    series Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature
    Auto/biographical narratives of the Americas are marked by the underlying themes of movement and belonging. This collection proposes that the impact of the historic or contemporary movement of peoples to, in, and from the Americas—whether chosen or forced—motivates the ways in which identities are constructed in this contested space. Such movement results in a cyclical quest to belong, and to ... Read more

    $65.77 AUD

  • Mobility and Modernity

    Panama in the Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Imagination

    Mobility and Modernity: Panama in the Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Imagination rewrites the history of the Panama Canal, assessing for the first time the literary culture of the preceding decades. In this period, U.S. and British writers and visual artists developed sophisticated languages of mobility, time, and speed to cast the isthmus as an in-between place, a point of connection to more ... Read more

    $28.48 AUD

  • Conquest of the New Word

    Experimental Fiction and Translation in the Americas

    by Johnny Payne ...
    Latin American fiction won great acclaim in the United States during the 1960s, when many North American writers and critics felt that our national writing had reached a low ebb. In this study of experimental fiction from both Americas, Johnny Payne argues that the North American reception of the "boom" in Latin American fiction distorted the historical grounding of this writing, erroneously ... Read more

    $32.11 AUD

  • El personaje gay

    Un acercamiento crítico desde la perspectiva de género, los estudios gay y la teoría queer en seis cuentos mexicanos

    series Pùblicacrítica #12
    El personaje gay ha aparecido en el cuento mexicano de la segunda mitad del siglo xx con mucho vigor: desde una tímida representación homoerótica hasta una afirmación contundente de la disidencia sexual. En consecuencia, este género literario ha sido un depósito muy ferviente de los numerosos cambios acaecidos en el país en cuanto al tema que la sexualidad refiere y, por sus mismos componentes ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • De bescheiden held

    De bescheiden held vertelt de parallelle geschiedenis van twee mannen: de ordelijke en vriendelijke Felícito Yanaqué, een kleine ondernemer die wordt gechanteerd; en Ismael Carrera, een succesvolle zakenman, die op een verrassende manier wraak neemt op zijn twee luie zoons die hun vader liever dood zien.Beide personages zijn op hun eigen manier bescheiden rebellen die hun lot in eigen hand willen ... Read more

    $14.84 AUD

  • Culture and Revolution

    Violence, Memory, and the Making of Modern Mexico

    In the twenty years of postrevolutionary rule in Mexico, the war remained fresh in the minds of those who participated in it, while the enigmas of the revolution remained obscured. Demonstrating how textuality helped to define the revolution, Culture and Revolution examines dozens of seemingly ahistorical artifacts to reveal the radical social shifts that emerged in the war’s aftermath. Presented ... Read more

    $41.57 AUD

  • Poetics of Change

    The New Spanish-American Narrative

    by Julio Ortega ...
    Translated by Galen D. Greaser ...
    Too often literary criticism is academic exercise rather than creative act. For the multifaceted Julio Ortega—respected poet, dramatist, and novelist in his own right—the act of criticism becomes profoundly creative, his incisive readings of the text far transcending the pedantry that may falsely pass for imagination, intelligence, and rigor. Nearly every Spanish-American writer of consequence, ... Read more

    $27.05 AUD

  • Crime Scenes

    Latin American Crime Fiction from the 1960s to the 2010s

    Crime fiction has become a key element in Latin American literature. The rise in production of the genre can be explained by an urgency to explore issues of morality in societies which incorporate varying levels of censorship and corruption. Through a focus on the concept of the crime scene itself, this book identifies and interrogates some of the principal developments in contemporary Latin ... Read more

    $58.95 AUD

  • Critical Perspectives on Afro-Latin American Literature

    series Routledge Studies on African and Black Diaspora
    After generations of being rendered virtually invisible by the US academy in critical anthologies and literary histories, writing by Latin Americans of African ancestry has become represented by a booming corpus of intellectual and critical investigation. This volume aims to provide an introduction to the literary worlds and perceptions of national culture and identity of authors from Spanish ... Read more

    $71.05 AUD