Subject Area: Literature - Latin America

Alegoria E Ironia Bajo Censura En La Argentina Del Proceso (1976-1983)
2010 0-7734-1292-1
This text offers an analysis of how rhetorical strategies such as allegory, irony and symbolism, were employed by dissenting Argentine writers and singer-songwriters during the military dictatorship that seized power on March 24th 1976.

Author’s Abstract:
During the military coup in Argentina (1976 – 1983) a machinery of censorship was imposed. The state had a systematic plan of cultural repression and manipulation of public opinion. However, the dissident writers and lyricists examined in this study developed strategies of resistance that depended largely on allegory and irony. Some of the regime’s plans created the opposite result to that which was desired originally. In the musical sphere, what the authorities wanted to quash was fostered: through avoiding the diffusion of a certain type of music, what was opened up was a space that was quickly occupied by dissident music. By means of a detailed rhetorical analysis, this study is focused on the functioning of allegory, irony and symbolism under constrains of censorship.

Bilingual Anthology of Poems by Rubén Darío (1867-1916): Annotations and Facing Page Translations From Spanish Into English
2016 1-4955-0404-2
This bilingual anthology of one of Latin Americas most distinguished poets, Rubén Darío (1867-1916), the Nicaraguan poet and founder of Hispanic modernism beautifully captures his expressive essence and his nuanced vocabulary. The facing page translations of his poetry are arranged in chronological order corresponding to the author’s age at the time of publication and will facilitate an understanding of Darío’s work to an English speaking audience.

Brazilian Short Story in the Late Twentieth Century: A Selection From Nineteen Authors
2009 0-7734-4904-3
The present volume contributes to the small corpus of Brazilian short fiction currently available in English.

Changing Faces of Chilean Poetry: A Translation of Avant Garde, Women’s , and Protest Poetry
2008 0-7734-5063-7
This study is devoted to illustrating the translations of selected Chilean poets to provide resources for scholars interested in Chilean poetry, history, and culture. Incorporating various elements of translation theory the author takes into account the continuous interaction of linguistic, cultural, and historical elements.

Contexto, Estilo Y Forma En La Obra De Jorge Luis Borges Y Manuel Puig: Ensayos
2011 0-7734-1392-8
This study is focused on the contribution of Jorge Luis Borges and Manuel Puig to the formation of an Argentine linguistic identity in the twentieth century. In Spanish

Dramatic and Theatrical Censorship of Sixteenth-Century New Spain
2003 0-7734-7004-2
This work investigates the censorship of género chico dramas, pieces which were commonly used as a conversional and didactic tool in New Spain during the first decades of colonial rule. These small theatrical representations and dramatic texts are particularly insightful to the censorial policies as developed and implemented by the ecclesiastical and viceregal authorities of New Spain. The official and personal anti-theatrical and anti-dramatic dictates, as enforced in part by Archbishop Juan de Zumàrraga and the New World Inquisition, relied heavily upon the ideals of mimesis, education, and concern for subversion of the state. Because the works generally included the use of Nahuatl, the language of the newly conquered natives of the Anahuac valley, and were performed by the Indians without Spanish supervision, they feared potential insertion of indigenous elements. Along with the hybridized qualities found in many of the pieces, this work also looks at the criticism of viceregal policies as one more reason for censoring these works and reprimanding their authors, with examples taken from the works of Hernán González de Eslava, Juan Pérez Ramírez, and Cristóbal de Llerena.

El Humor En Las Novelas De Gabriel Garcia MÁrquez
2012 0-7734-3063-6
While writers such as Cervantes or Moliere could have written their works with humorous intentions, critics have a tendency to offer complex interpretations of their work that negate some of the fun they have. Nevertheless, there has been a trend in the last few years that authors previously considered pessimistic and tragic have been reimagined as comic writers. Márquez falls into this category, which depicts a difficult Latin American reality with humor and irony. He does this because he cannot fathom the continents actual historical events being portrayed using a realistic approach. As they say, fiction is far more interesting than reality. Because of this he employs hyperbole, employed through his famous technique of “magical realism”, which uses humor to create a release, or catharsis in the readers.

Employing the Grotesque as a Communication Strategy: The History of an Artistic Style
2009 0-7734-3844-0
This work examines the presence of the grotesque in fiction, plastic arts, and films, to interpret the postmodern artistic phenomenon. The Reader’s Response Theory is utilized in order to examine the relevance of the grotesque to one of the most important factors of postmodernism: the reader. The study analyzes the evolution of the grotesque and reveals different levels of grotesque imagery and its possible meanings in the works of three authors: Machado de Assis, Camilo José Cela, and Alejandra Pizarnik.

Estudios Sobre La Cuentistica De Juan Bosch
2009 0-7734-3888-2
Juan Bosch (1909-2001), president of the Dominican Republic in 1963, was a politician and writer. This work is a compilation of essays on the short stories of Juan Bosch (1909-2001). They include studies on cenesthesia, hyperbole, expressionism, impressionism, time, magic realism, myths, female characters in a social, political, and historical context; and children characters with their vital thematic and structural roles.

Fervor Y Exilio En La PoÉtica De Humberto Costantini
2008 0-7734-5199-4
This study examines the poetic compositions of Humberto Costantini, an Argentinean writer who died in 1987, after living in exile in Mexico for seven years. The author illustrates the mode in which Costantini approaches a contrasting conflict: his love for Buenos Aires and his wrenching and sorrowful distress for those things that were not possible. This book contains 28 black and white photographs and 14 color photographs.

Fuentes De La ImaginaciÓn HistÓrica En La Narrativa De Marcio Veloz Maggiolo
2010 0-7734-1330-8
This study examines four novels by Marcio Veloz Maggiolo. It reveals the fundamental sources used in these novels in constructing the concept of the “historical imagination”. The analysis shows that the traditional concept of “official history” is rejected to give rise to an eclectic view of the past that embraces scientific and philosophical knowledge, the voices of the marginalized “other”, folkloric manifestations, and the imaginative reflections of the characters and narrators. This book contains one color photograph.

Historias, Mitos Y Leyendas De La Laguna Blanca, Neuquen, Argentina: The Oral Memories of a Member of the Mapuche Tribe
2011 0-7734-1609-9
Narrated by Carlos Quilaqueo, and meticulously transcribed and analyzed by Perea-Fox and Iriarte, this collection of Mapuche stories is an invaluable resource for Mapuche cultural, literary, and anthropological studies.

This text is the most complete collection and first direct transcription of Mapuche oral histories, myths, and legends.

Imaginarios Literarios PolÍticos En El BrasileÑo Jorge Amado
2012 0-7734-2590-X
This book analyzes the influence and importance of the political convictions from the Brazilian writer Jorge Amado in the most representative phase of his literary career. The works presented in this book deal with social and political themes found within Amado’s novels from 1930-1950. More explicitly the book examines how Amado was influenced by communist ideology and employed literary strategies to legitimize his thought. In addition the book compares Amado’s representations of Brazilian people’s lives with political speeches during Getulio Vargas’ Estado Novo while providing a lumpenproletariat interpretation of socialist thought.

La Escritura De Mujeres En Puerto Rico a Finales Del Siglo XX Y Principios Del Siglo XXI
2012 0-7734-2613-9
The aim of the critical anthology La escritura de mujeres en Puerto Rico a fianles del Siglo XX y principios del XX!: Narradoras, cuentistas, cronistas, relatoras/Essays on Contemporaray Puerto Rican Writers is to discuss and expose the writings of Puerto Rican women writers within the context of the 20th century and 21st century literature of Puerto Rico and Latin America. The methodology applied by scholars to each author’s writing/s is eclectic. Each scholar has utilized different theoretical approaches within the frame of distinct women literary voices. The anthology counts with a variety of writing and literary styles that set apart from traditional literary writings. Essays, chronics, short stories, novels, and other narrative genres are represented. Each author has also explored in their writings different topics that range from social problems, history, women place in society, negritud (Black African culture), autobiography, and costume sketches, among other themes.

La Expresividad En La CuentÍstica De Juan Bosch / Expressiveness in Juan Bosch’s Short Stories: A Stylistic Analysis
2010 0-7734-1382-0
The purpose of this work has been to study the narrative of Juan Bosch from the point of view of stylistic analysis. Such an analysis allows for an in depth examination of the sensorial dynamics as the means of expression of the author. By taking a stylistic approach to Juan Bosch’s short stories, I have drawn conclusions on the relationship between the expressive means selected by Bosch and his intent when making such selections.

In Part I, I have studied the expression in terms of sensorial experience. I hope to have established the degree of effectiveness with which the author is able to transmit his sensations (and those of his characters as he wishes the reader to perceive them) by means of the images produced through the word.

In Part II, I have studied the expression in terms of the intentional intensification of the word or phrase. I hope to have demonstrated the fidelity and originality with which Bosch interprets the existential reality of his characters and the natural or social milieu in which it takes place. This work will be of interest to scholars of the literatures of the Dominican Republic, the Spanish Caribbean, and Latin American in general.

La Literatura Cambalachesca En La NovelÍstica De Osvaldo Soriano
2008 0-7734-5180-3
This study analyzes seven novels by the Argentine author Osvaldo Soriano (1943-1997), in order to produce a critical reading of the ways in which his fragmentary writing works toward subverting hegemonic models of nationalism. The author examines and describes this type of Argentine narrative dynamic characterized by the amalgam of diversity and lack of hierarchy in the textual space.

La Narrativa De Salvador Garmendia Más Allá De La Rázon
1997 0-7734-2215-3
Salvador Garmendia is undoubtedly one of the most important Venzuelan and Latin American contemporary writers. He has been associated with the Latin American "boom" of the 60s along with Gabriel García Márquez, Carlos Fuentes, and Mario Vargas Llosa. Garmendia is said to be the first Venzuelan writer to leave behind the old regional patterns to incorporate in his writing the alienation of urban man. Garmendia's characters are not fighting against a powerful and devouring nature but rather against a dehumanizing city. Garmendia's short stories and novels contain excellent descriptions of the neurosis caused by city life and are distinguished for descriptive and blunt language. Carlos Fuentes has said that Garmendia is one of those writers who writes as object and subject, and his descriptions are born of his microscopic eye for detail. In Spanish.

La ReevaluaciÓn De La Figura De SimÓn BolÍvar En Las PostrimerÍas Del Siglo XX
2007 0-7734-5377-6
This book examines the ways in which contemporary novelists from Venezuela and Colombia have treated one of the most prominent nineteenth-century historical figures of South America, Simón Bolívar, the “Liberator”—also known as the founding father of their nations. The novels examined at length are Sinfonía desde el Nuevo Mundo (1990) by Germán Espinosa, Manuel Piar, caudillo de dos colores (1987) by Francisco Herrera Luque, El general en su laberinto (1989) by Gabriel García Márquez, La ceniza del Libertador (1989) by Fernando Cruz Konfly, and El insondable (1997) by Álvaro Pineda Botero. This book focuses primarily on the different kinds of fictional representation of this Latin American icon and the roles these modes of portrayal play in the ideologies at the end of the twentieth century. In Spanish

Mario Benedetti, Autor Uruguayo ContemporÁneo: Estudios Sobre Su Compromiso Literario Y PolÍtico
2008 0-7734-5202-8
This is an original collection of criticism on Mario Benedetti’s work covering his literary works, the major themes of his writing, cinematic interpretations of his works, and his political commitments. Consisting of ten essays, two homages, and two interviews by the most renowned critics on the author, this volume aims to bring Benedetti the international attention he richly deserves. In Spanish

Of Love and Madness / Para Ahogar Un Loco Amor (1993): An Historical Novel About CÓrdoba, Argentina
2008 0-7734-4928-0
The first English translation of Reyna Carranza’s historical novel of dynastic decline in twentieth-century Argentina.

Poetry of Clara Eugenia Ronderos Seasons of Exile (estaciones En Exilio)
2015 1-4955-0284-8
“This collection represents search for the past and an intellectual and sensual awareness of being in the present... Ronderos is a poet of utmost skill and sensitivity… The translations by Berg and Ronderos capture with expertise and artistry the sounds, images and ideas of the original Spanish wonderfully.” –Eileen Mary O’Connor, Professor of Spanish and English, Lesley University

Politica Y Literatura En La Obra De Antenor Orrego
2009 0-7734-4651-6
This work examines the life and works of the Peruvian essayist Antenor Orrego (1892-1960). It analyzes aspects of his work, such as the beginning of the career of the great poet César Vallejo and his belief in Latin American unification. In Spanish.

Surrealismo En La PoesÍa De Xavier Villaurrutia, Octavio Paz, Y Luis Cernuda. MÉxico (1926-1963)
2008 0-7734-4946-9
Analyzes how Mexican Surrealist poets Villaurrutia, Paz, and Cernuda employed surrealist metaphors not primarily as a means of semantic dissonance, but to bring together antithetical or complementary states.

Western Cultural Symbols in Latin American and Chicano Literature: An Historical and Semiotic Analysis
2010 0-7734-1301-4
This book explains the fundamentals of semiotic theory (the study of signs), and applies it to more than twenty works by a dozen Latin American and Mexican American authors. Using a post-modernist interpretation of signs, Breining makes the point that there exists a relationship of the privileged and disenfranchised within Latin America and Chicano literature. Covering a span of more than five hundred years, from pre-Hispanic times to the late twentieth century, Breining demonstrates how the signs found with the literature of each period of Latin American history, define social interactions, cultural anomalies, and political situations.

Women, Revolution & Autobiographical Writing in the Twentieth Century
2007 0-7734-5367-9
This book considers issues of gender and representation through an analysis of twentieth-century female revolutionary figures from Ireland, Spain, Cuba, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. Since revolutions (and their siblings—civil wars) occasion social transformation under often chaotic conditions, they open up space for the potential transformation of gender relations. These women’s life writings illustrate gender relations in flux, expose the political symbolism of the strong woman at moments of nation formation and transformation, and display the multiple ways that gender enters into literary, historical, and visual narratives.