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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

The book informs academic as well as non-academic audiences about regional developments in the Americas, in particular those dating back to the last twenty years. Beyond the primary purpose of summarizing the...


Exploring the New South American Regionalism (NSAR)

by Ernesto Vivares

This book explores, from a broader perspective than existing literature, the developmental dimensions of the new South American regionalism within a changing hemispheric and world order in transformation. It...


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...


Firefly

by Severo Sarduy & Mark Fried

Firefly is a dream-like evocation of pre-war Cuba, replete with hurricanes, mystical cults and slave-markets. The story is the coming-of-age of a precocious and exuberant boy with an oversized head and underdeveloped...


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 identity...


Incantation of Frida K.

by Kate Braverman

"I was born in rain and I will die in rain," begins Kate Braverman’s The Incantation of Frida K., an imagined life journey of Frida Kahlo. The book opens and closes inside the mind of Frida K., at 46, on her...


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...