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Ruins

by Achy Obejas

A true believer is faced with a choice between love for his family and the Cuban Revolution.


Throwing Stones at the Moon: Narratives From Colombians Displaced by Violence

by Sibylla Brodzinsky & Max Schoening

For nearly five decades, Colombia has been embroiled in internal armed conflict among guerrilla groups, paramilitary militias, and the country’s own military. Civilians in Colombia have to make their lives...


Re-mapping the Americas: Trends in Region-making

by W. Andy Knight & Julián|Ghany, Hamid Castro-Rea

Since the end of the Second World War the map of the Americas has changed dramatically. Not only were many former European colonies turned into sovereign states, there was also an ongoing process of region-making...


Exploring the New South American Regionalism (NSAR)

by Ernesto Vivares

The events and processes that have taken place in the last decade in South America have given way to one of the most interesting regional phenomena under a global crisis and within a changing world order. From...


Selected Prose and Prose-Poems

by Gabriela Mistral & Stephen Tapscott

The first Latin American to receive a Nobel Prize for Literature, the Chilean writer Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957) is often characterized as a healing, maternal voice who spoke on behalf of women, indigenous...


The Exiles and Other Stories

by Horacio Quiroga & J. David Danielson

Tales of risk and danger, suffering, disease, horror, and death. Tales, also, of courage and dignity, hard work, and human endurance in the face of hostile nature and the frequent brutality of men. And tales...


The Decapitated Chicken and Other Stories

by Horacio Quiroga & Margaret Sayers Peden

Tales of horror, madness, and death, tales of fantasy and morality: these are the works of South American master storyteller Horacio Quiroga. Author of some 200 pieces of fiction that have been compared to the...


Woven on the Loom of Time: Stories by Enrique Anderson-Imbert

by Enrique Anderson-Imbert, Carleton Vail & Pamela Edwards-Mondragv=n

Argentinian scholar and writer Enrique Anderson-Imbert is familiar to many North American students for his La Literatura de América Latina I and II, which are widely used in college Spanish courses. But Anderson-Imbert...


Certificate of Absence

by Sylvia Molloy & Daniel Balderston

Originally published in 1981 as En breve cárcel, Certificate of Absence is the first novel of the Argentinian scholar-critic Sylvia Molloy. Innovative in its treatment of women's relationships and in its assertion...


Innovation Support in Latin America and Europe: Theory, Practice and Policy in Innovation and Innovation Systems

by Mark Anderson, David Edgar & Kevin Grant

Latin America represents one of the most dynamic business regions in the world. Innovation Support in Latin America and Europe explores the need for training innovation professionals, identifies appropriate...


Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba

by Guillermina De Ferrari

Following the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the globalization of Cuban culture, along with the bankruptcy of the state, partly modified the terms of intellectual engagement. However, no significant change...


Cervantes: Essays in Memory of E.C. Riley on the Quatercentenary of Don Quijote

by Jeremy Robbins & Edwin Wiliamson

This volume commemorates the quatercentenary of Don Quijote (Part I, 1604-05), widely acknowledged to be the 'first modern novel'. Through Don Quijote, his Exemplary Novels and other major works, Cervantes,...


Detective Fiction in a Postcolonial and Transnational World

by Nels Pearson & Marc Singer

Taking up a neglected area in the study of the crime novel, this collection investigates the growing number of writers who adapt conventions of detective fiction to expose problems of law, ethics, and truth...


Borges and Mathematics

by Guillermo Martínez & Andrea G. Labinger

Borges and Mathematics is a short book of essays that explores the scientific thinking of the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986). Around half of the book consists of two "lectures" focused on mathematics....


The Fear of French Negroes: Transcolonial Collaboration in the Revolutionary Americas

by Sara E. Johnson

The Fear of French Negroes is an interdisciplinary study that explores how people of African descent responded to the collapse and reconsolidation of colonial life in the aftermath of the Haitian Revolution...


Buenas Noches, American Culture: Latina/o Aesthetics of Night

by María DeGuzmán

Often treated like night itself-both visible and invisible, feared and romanticized-Latina/os make up the largest minority group in the US. In her newest work, María DeGuzmán explores representations of night...


The Closed Hand: Images of the Japanese in Modern Peruvian Literature

by Rebecca Riger Tsurumi

In her book, The Closed Hand: Images of the Japanese in Modern Peruvian Literature, Rebecca Riger Tsurumi captures the remarkable story behind the changing human landscape in Peru at the end of the nineteenth...


Sketches of Life in Chile, 1841-1851

Where There's Love, There's Hate

by Adolfo Bioy Casares, Silvina Ocampo & Suzanne Jill Levine

A witty yet gripping pastiche of murder mysteries set in an Argentine seaside resort, peppered with literary allusions

In seaside Bosque de Mar, guests at the Hotel Central are struck by double misfortune: the...


Zapatista Encuentro: Documents from the 1996 Encounter for Humanity and Against Neoliberalism

by Zapatistas

"Why is everyone so quiet? Is this the democracy you wanted?" So ask the Zapatistas, the group of indigenous Mexicans who, on January 1, 1994, mounted a rebellion against the implementation of NAFTA, political...