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Certificate Of Absence - Sylvia Molloy

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 of woman's right to author her ow......

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Barren Lives - Graciliano Ramos

A peasant family, driven by the drought, walks to exhaustion through an arid land. As they shelter at a deserted ranch, the drought is broken and they linger, tending cattle for the absentee ranch owner, until the onset of another drought forces t......

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The Mythmaker: A Study Of Motif And Symbol In The Short Stories Of Jorge Luis Borges - Carter Wheelock

Readers who are intrigued, though often mystified, by the intellectual fantasies of Jorge Luis Borges will find this book a revelation, a skeleton key to one of the most fundamental and baffling aspects of Borges's fictions: the pattern of symboli......

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The Wounded Heart: Writing On Cherrie Moraga - Yvonne Yarbro-bejarano

In her work as poet, essayist, editor, dramatist, and public intellectual, Chicana lesbian writer Cherríe Moraga has been extremely influential in current debates on culture and identity as an ongoing, open-ended process. Analyzing the "in-between......

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Colonial Angels: Narratives Of Gender And Spirituality In Mexico, 1580-1750 - Elisa Sampson Vera Tudela

Spain's attempt to establish a "New Spain" in Mexico never fully succeeded, for Spanish institutions and cultural practices inevitably mutated as they came in contact with indigenous American outlooks and ways of life. This original, interdiscipl......

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Reading Arab Women's Autobiographies: Shahrazad Tells Her Story - Nawar Al-hassan Golley

Authors of autobiographies are always engaged in creating a "self" to present to their readers. This process of self-creation raises a number of intriguing questions: why and how does anyone choose to present herself or himself in an autobiography......

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Postethnic Narrative Criticism: Magicorealism In Oscar "zeta" Acosta, Ana Castillo, Julie Dash, Hanif Kureishi, And Salman Rushdie - Frederick Luis Aldama

Magical realism has become almost synonymous with Latin American fiction, but this way of representing the layered and often contradictory reality of the topsy-turvy, late-capitalist, globalizing world finds equally vivid expression in U.S. multie......

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Brown On Brown: Chicano/a Representations Of Gender, Sexuality, And Ethnicity - Frederick Luis Aldama

Common conceptions permeating U.S. ethnic queer theory tend to confuse aesthetics with real-world acts and politics. Often Chicano/a representations of gay and lesbian experiences in literature and film are analyzed simply as propaganda. The cogni......

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Spilling The Beans In Chicanolandia: Conversations With Writers And Artists - Frederick Luis Aldama

Since the 1980s, a prolific "second wave" of Chicano/a writers and artists has tremendously expanded the range of genres and subject matter in Chicano/a literature and art. Building on the pioneering work of their predecessors, whose artistic crea......

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Why The Humanities Matter: A Commonsense Approach - Frederick Luis Aldama

Is there life after postmodernism? Many claim that it sounded the death knell for history, art, ideology, science, possibly all of Western philosophy, and certainly for the concept of reality itself. Responding to essential questions regarding whe......

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A User's Guide To Postcolonial And Latino Borderland Fiction - Frederick Luis Aldama

Why are so many people attracted to narrative fiction? How do authors in this genre reframe experiences, people, and environments anchored to the real world without duplicating "real life"? In which ways does fiction differ from reality? What migh......

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The Writing Of Elena Poniatowska: Engaging Dialogues - Beth E. Jörgensen

Elena Poniatowska is one of Latin America's most distinguished and innovative living writers. Advocacy of women and the poor in their struggle for social and economic justice, denunciation of the repression of that struggle, and a tendency to blur......

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A Hanging In Nacogdoches: Murder, Race, Politics, And Polemics In Texas's Oldest Town, 1870-1916 - Gary B. Borders

On October 17, 1902, in Nacogdoches, Texas, a black man named James Buchanan was tried without representation, condemned, and executed for the murder of a white family-all in the course of three hours. Two white men played pivotal roles in these e......

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John Graves, Writer

Renowned for Goodbye to a River, his now-classic meditation on the natural and human history of Texas, as well as for his masterful ability as a prose stylist, John Graves has become the dean of Texas letters for a legion of admiring readers and f......

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