Publications

Anibal González-Pérez

In Search of the Sacred Book studies the artistic incorporation of religious concepts such as prophecy, eternity, and the afterlife in the contemporary Latin American novel. It departs from sociopolitical readings by noting the continued relevance of religion in Latin American life and culture,...
Kenneth David Jackson

Goa: A Post-Colonial Society between Cultures A Yale University conference organized by Professor Kenneth David Jackson Edited by Rochelle Almeida
Leslie Harkema

In Spanish Modernism and the Poetics of Youth: From Miguel de Unamuno to La Joven Literatura, Leslie J. Harkema analyzes the literature of the modernist period in Spain in light of the emergence of youth culture in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
R Howard Bloch

In the tradition of The Swerve comes this thrilling, detective-like work of literary history that reveals how a poem created the world we live in today.
Leslie Harkema

Edited by Antonio Ochoa, with an introduction by William Rowe. Translated from Spanish by Leslie Harkema, Ruth Hemus, David Nielsen & Antonio Ochoa.  
Kenneth David Jackson

Novelist, poet, playwright, and short story writer Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis (1839–1908) is widely regarded as Brazil’s greatest writer, although his work is still too little read outside his native country. In this first comprehensive English-language examination of Machado since Helen...
Roberto González Echevarría

Latin American writers such as Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Márquez, and many others are admired by educated readers around the world. But few know about the literary tradition from which these writers emerged. This Very Short Introduction remedies this situation, providing an overview of...
Rolena Adorno

A vivid account of the literary culture of the Spanish-speaking Americas from the time of Columbus to Latin American Independence, this Very Short Introduction explores the origins of Latin American literature in Spanish and tells the story of how Spanish literary language developed and flourished...
Roberto González Echevarría

A partir del derecho indiano, la ciencia decimonónica y la antropología, González Echevarría estudia la narrativa latinoamericana desde una perspectiva histórica con el fin de discernir el nexo de ésta con los discursos hegemónicos en América Latina, desde la Colonia hasta el presente. La picaresca...
Roberto González Echevarría

In the Cuban town of Sagua la Grande, a young Roberto González Echevarría peers out the window of his family home on the morning of the Nochebuena fiesta as preparations begin for the slaughter of a feast-day pig. He recalls “watching them at a distance, though thinking, fearing, that once I grew...
Noël Valis

Como lo kitsch, lo cursi evoca la idea del mal gusto, pero es un concepto con más implicaciones. La cursilería ha sido un fenómeno cultural muy difundido en la sociedad española desde el siglo XIX, el poder europeo más resistente a la modernización económica y social. Un país caracterizado por una...
Anibal González-Pérez

Redentores by Manuel Zeno Gandía Critical edition by Aníbal González-Pérez
Kenneth David Jackson

Poet, short-story writer, feverish inventor–Fernando Pessoa was one of the most innovative figures shaping European modernism. Known for a repertoire of works penned by multiple invented authors–which he termed heteronyms–the Portuguese writer gleefully subverted the notion of what it means to be...
Anibal González-Pérez

The Latin American Literary Boom was marked by complex novels steeped in magical realism and questions of nationalism, often with themes of surreal violence. In recent years, however, those revolutionary projects of the sixties and seventies have given way to quite a different narrative vision and...
Roberto González Echevarría

A timeless story of love, morality, and tragedy, Fernando de Roja’s Celestina is a classic of Spanish literature. Second only to Don Quixote in its cultural importance, Roja’s dramatic dialogue presents the elaborate tale of a star-crossed courtship between the young nobleman Calisto and the...
Roberto González Echevarría

OYE MI SON: ENSAYOS Y TESTIMONIOS SOBRE LITERATURA HISPANOAMERICANA
Rolena Adorno

In this book on early Latin American narrative, Rolena Adorno argues that the core of the Spanish American literary tradition consists of the writings in which the rights to Spanish dominion in the Americas and the treatment of its natives were debated. She places the works of canonical Spanish and...
Rolena Adorno

En De Guancane a Macondo. Estudios de literatura hispanoamericana, Rolena Adorno explora una geografía literaria cuyo eje son las crónicas de Indias y cuyos puntos de referencia se ubican en Guancane, una provincia de La Florida española inventada por el Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, y Macondo, el...
Anibal González-Pérez

Modernismo, a literary movement of fundamental importance to Spanish America and Spain, occurred at the turn of the nineteenth century, roughly from the 1880s to the 1920s. It is widely regarded as the first Spanish-language literary movement that originated in the New World and that became...
Noël Valis

Edited by Noël Valis The Spanish Civil War (1936-39), a national conflict with international significance, inspired strong responses from artists and writers on both sides of the Atlantic. The bombing of the Basque town Guernica, the assassination of the poet Federíco García Lorca, and the defense...
Noël Valis

Translated by Noël Valis The award-winning poetry of Noni Benegas illuminates the ineffable world in which we live. Journeying between past and present, between the everyday world and the world of dreams, her poetry creates a space where, for an instant, the unknown feels familiar and the uncertain...
Rolena Adorno

This edition of Ávar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca’s Relación offers readers Rolena Adorno and Patrick Charles Pautz’s celebrated translation of Cabeza de Vaca’s account of the 1527 Pánfilo de Narváez expedition to North America. The dramatic narrative tells the story of some of the first Europeans and the...
Kenneth David Jackson

Format: CD-ROM
Kenneth David Jackson

Noël Valis

Not easily translated, the Spanish terms cursi and cursilería refer to a cultural phenomenon widely prevalent in Spanish society since the nineteenth century. Like “kitsch,” cursi evokes the idea of bad taste, but it also suggests one who has pretensions of refinement and elegance without...
Anibal González-Pérez

Writing and violence have been inextricably linked in Spanish America from the Conquest onward.
Rolena Adorno

In the midst of native people’s discontent following Spanish conquest, a native Andean born after the fall of the Incas took up the pen to protest Spanish rule. Felipe Guaman Poma de Ayala wrote his Nueva corónica y buen gobierno to inform Philip III of Spain about the evils of colonialism and the...
Kenneth David Jackson

Kenneth David Jackson

Review by Vinayagan s/o Dharmalan, Independent Scholar
Kenneth David Jackson

This study of literary themes, linguistic practice and cultural traditions analyzes the oral traditions of Indo-Portugese creole verse, as a synthesis from European, African and Asian sources. This musical, dramatic and textual syncretism defines tradition within the group and maintains the...
Kenneth David Jackson

Kenneth David Jackson, defended in 1972, under the direction of the late Jorge de Sena, a doctoral thesis entitled Vanguardist prose in Oswald de Andrade. Two chapters of this thesis, devoted to the analysis of the Oswaldian Miramar and Seraphim, preceded by an introduction to the problem of avant-...
Noël Valis

April 2010 | ISBN: 978-0-300-15234-0 In this thoughtful and compelling book, leading Spanish literature scholar Noël Valis re-examines the role of Catholicism in the modern Spanish novel. While other studies of fiction and faith have focused largely on religious themes, Sacred Realism views the...