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Three Spanish Philosophers
Three Spanish Philosophers (April 2003)
Unamuno, Ortega, Ferrater Mora
Jose Ferrater Mora - Author
J. M. Terricabras - Edited, annotated and introduction

An introduction to the thought of three major philosophers of twentieth-century Spain.

This collection provides an excellent introduction to three of the most important names in twentieth-century Spanish philosophy: Miguel de Unamuno (1864–1936), José Ortega y Gasset (1883–1955), and José Ferrater Mora (1912–1991). The thought-provoking work of these great contemporary philosophers offers a r...(Read More)
 
 
Despotic Bodies and Transgressive Bodies
Despotic Bodies and Transgressive Bodies (November 2002)
Spanish Culture from Francisco Franco to Jesus Franco
Tatjana Pavlovic - Author

Examines crucial moments of transition in Spanish culture and society during both dictatorship and democracy.

Focusing on Spanish culture and society in the second half of the twentieth century, Despotic Bodies and Transgressive Bodies traverses a variety of disciplines: literature, film studies, cultural studies, feminist theory, and history, to examine crucial moments of cultural transition. Beginning with ...(Read More)
 
 
Borges
Borges (October 2002)
The Passion of an Endless Quotation
Lisa Block de Behar - Author
William Egginton - Translation and introduction by

Lisa Block de Behar explores the trope of quotation in the works of Jorge Luis Borges.

“Barthes once wrote that the only way to read a work of passion is with another work of passion. What was true for Barthes is equally true for Lisa Block de Behar, whose three or more decades of scholarly activity have produced an imposing body of scholarship on the work of Jorge Luis Borges, but more importantly and more urgen...(Read More)
 
 
Voice-Overs
Voice-Overs (October 2002)
Translation and Latin American Literature
Daniel Balderston - Editor
Marcy E. Schwartz - Editor

Writers, translators, and critics explore the cultural politics and transnational impact of Latin American literature.

In Voice-Overs, an impressive collection of writers, translators, and critics of Latin American literature address the challenges and triumphs of translation in the publishing industry, in teaching, and in the writing culture of the Americas. Through personal anecdotes as well as critical analy...(Read More)
 
 
The Contemporary Mexican Chronicle
The Contemporary Mexican Chronicle (August 2002)
Theoretical Perspectives on the Liminal Genre
Ignacio Corona - Editor
Beth E. Jörgensen - Editor

Diverse perspectives on the “chronicle”as a literary genre and socio-cultural practice.

The crónica, or chronicle, which crosses the boundaries between fiction and nonfiction, literature and journalism, is a highly polemical and widely read form of writing in Mexico and throughout Latin America, where it plays an influential cultural, social, and historical role. For the first time, this book addresses the theory and pra...(Read More)
 
 
What is Knowledge?
What is Knowledge? (November 2001)
Jose Ortega y Gasset - Author
Jorge Garcia-Gomez - Editor/translator

Appearing in English for the first time, this book comprises two of Ortega's most important works,?Que es conocimiento? and the essay "Ideas y creencias." This is Ortega's attempt to systematically present the foundations of his metaphysics of human life and, on that basis, to provide a radical philosophical account of knowledge. In so doing, he criticizes idealism and overcomes it. Accordingly, this book goes well beyond a treatis...(Read More)
 
 
Colonialism Past and Present
Colonialism Past and Present (October 2001)
Reading and Writing about Colonial Latin America Today
Alvaro Felix Bolanos - Editor
Gustavo Verdesio - Editor

Critiques lingering manifestations of colonialism in contemporary Latin American scholarship.

This collection of essays offers alternative readings of historical and literary texts produced during Latin America's colonial period. By considering the political and ideological implications of the texts' interpretation yesterday and today, it attempts to "decolonize" the field of Latin American studies and promote an ethical, interdiscipli...(Read More)
 
 
Folklore and Literature
Folklore and Literature (March 2000)
Studies in the Portuguese, Brazilian, Sephardic, and Hispanic Oral Traditions
Manuel da Costa Fontes - Author

Explores how modern folklore, through its preservation of ballads and folktales, supplements our understanding of the oral tradition and enhances our knowledge of early literature.

"Few scholars have the ability to present the complex topic of folklore dissemination with the thoroughness, accuracy, and amenity displayed throughout Fontes's work. This is a very solid contribution to the field of medieval and renaissance studies a...(Read More)
 
 
Onetti and Others
Onetti and Others (July 1999)
Comparative Essays on a Major Figure in Latin American Literature
Gustavo San Roman - Editor

Explores the connections between Onetti, a foundational figure of the 1960s "Boom" in Latin American literature, and other relevant writers and texts from Latin America and beyond.

International scholars explore the connections between Juan Carlos Onetti, one of the foundational figures of the 1960s "Boom" in Latin American literature, and other relevant writers and texts from Latin America and beyond. The essays reflec...(Read More)
 
 
Re-reading Jose Marti (1853-1895)
Re-reading Jose Marti (1853-1895) (June 1999)
One Hundred Years Later
Julio Rodriguez-Luis - Editor

Re-evaluates Jose Marti's contribution to Latin America's literature and political evolution.
This is one of the very few books on the Cuban political thinker and poet Jose Marti available in English. Written by renowned Latin Americanists, the book explores the man who created the notion of Latin America--Nuestra America--(also the title of Marti's seminal text) as a distinct cultural and racial identity. Marti's inf...(Read More)
 
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