Magic Realism Social Context and Discourse
Jewish Writers of Latin America A Dictionary
Chicano/Latino Homoerotic Identities
By Pamela Maria Smorkaloff
June 01, 1997
This study examines the evolution of Cuban literature and culture from its origins in the 19th century to the present. The early sections analyze the relationship between literary production and universities, the printing press, the abolitionist movement and the exile community from 1810 through ...
By David Sheinin, Lois Baer Barr
June 01, 1996
A current and comprehensive collection of articles on the Jewish presence in Latin America, this multidisciplinary volume draws on the research and analysis of some of the most prominent scholars in Latin American Jewish Studies from the United States, Canada, Israel, Mexico, and Argentina. These ...
By Maria-Elena Angulo
August 01, 1995
Since the 1930s, Latin American writers have used magic realism to transcend the limits of the fantastic and illuminate social problems within the culture. The author considers five modern Latin American novels. Starting with two canonical texts of magic realism, Alejo Carpentier's El reino de este...
By Claudia Ferman, Claudia Ferman
September 01, 1996
This volume of new and reprinted articles, many translated here into English for the first time, examines the conditions, characteristics, and implications of the debate on Latin American Postmodernism, presenting an up-to-date rendering of its crucial issues. Special considerations are given to ...
By Jose L. Velasco
June 28, 2012
Mexico's "democratic transition" has created a competitive electoral system and a formally plural state. Besides, a peculiar wave of insurgency, started in 1994, has challenged the alleged moderating effect of democratic transition. This book argues that socioeconomic inequality is the main factor ...
By Darrell B. Lockhart
August 12, 2016
Jewish writing has only recently begun to be recognized as a major cultural phenomenon in Latin American literature. Nevertheless, the majority of students and even Latin American literary specialists, remain uninformed about this significant body of writing. This Dictionary is the first ...
By David W. Foster
July 21, 2016
This collection, which grew out of a research conference held at Arizona State Universoty in November 1997, examines varieties of Chicano/Latino homoerotic identities. It includes essays by a group of scholars who are engaged in defining the parameters of these identities and who are concerned with...
By Robert O. Kirkland
May 13, 2016
This study analyzes the effectiveness of the U.S. military attaché corps in Latin America from the end of World War II to the Johnson administration....
By Paul A. Schroeder
February 29, 2016
Schroeder offers a thorough introduction to the films of Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, Cuba's leading filmmaker, covering all 12 of Alea's feature films and examining in depth his three best films within the context of revolutionary Cuba....
By Liria Evangelista
February 29, 2016
By blending personal memoir and critical analysis, Voices of the Survivors explores cultural and human responses to the violence of political repression and social disintegration perpetrated in Argentina during the so called Dirty War of the late '70s and early '80s. Central to the theoretical ...
By Nora Glickman
February 27, 2015
This book recounts the events involving Raquel Liberman, an impoverished immigrant to Argentina that was forced by circumstances into prostitution, and the powerful Zwi Migdal, which controlled the recruitment and deployment of Jewish prostitutes in Argentina while maintaining mutually profitable ...
By Jose Eduardo Gonzalez
December 22, 2014
Jorge Luis Borges-one of the most important Latin American writers-has also attained considerable international stature, and his work is commonly cited in a wide array of scholarship on contemporary fiction. Partly as a consequence of Borges' international identity, and partly because of a ...