Friday, September 30, 2011

Estudios En Honor de Janet Perez: El Sujeto Femenino En Escritoras Hispanicas (Scripta Humanistica)

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Latin American Women Artists, Kahlo and Look Who Else: A Selective, Annotated Bibliography (Art Reference Collection)

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This volume is a unique contribution to Latin American studies because it underscores the essential role that women have played in the arenas of modern and contemporary art. [This book] provides valuable and much-needed assistance to the researcher. (From the foreword by Elizabeth Ferrer) With more than 1,500 references on nearly 800 women Latin American Women Artists, Kahlo and Look Who Else pays tribute to the rich and multifaceted artistic accomplishments of women in and from 20th-century Latin America. Frida Kahlo has until recently dominated the interest of scholars, curators, and the public to the point of almost eclipsing the achievements of other artists from the region. This selectively annotated bibliography begins systematically to identify other women — painters, sculptors, printmakers, photographers, performance artists, and others — who have made significant contributions to the history of art in the region.

The first section, the main part of the work, consists of individual artists grouped in an alphabetical country arrangement. Artists in each country are listed A-Z, as are the citations about them. Annotations are descriptive and highlight, among other details, the presence of biographical and professional development information in the analyzed materials. A section of general works arranged by country follows, consisting principally of periodical and monographic literature that deals with numerous women, and a listing of the women mentioned in the cited materials. The volume has two appendices. The first is an analyzed list of 77 collective exhibitions in which works by these women have been presented. The second appendix groups the artists by country, allowing for an in-brief look at all of the artists identified in the bibliography. The name index references artists to the main section by country code and also includes entries for authors, curators, and exhibition catalogue essayists.


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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Spanish American Women Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical Source Book

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Containing contributions by more than fifty scholars, this volume, the second of Diane Marting's edited works on the women of the literature of Spanish America, consists of analytical and biographical studies of fifty of the most important women writers of Latin America from the seventeenth century to the present. The writers covered in the individual essays represent most Spanish-speaking American nations and a variety of literary genres. Each essay provides biographical and career information, discusses the major themes in the body of work, and surveys criticism, ending with a detailed bibliography of works by the writer, works available in translation if applicable, and works about the writer. The editor's tripartite introduction freely associates themes and images with/about/for the works of Spanish American women writers; explains the history and process of the collaborative effort that this volume represents; and traces some feminist concerns that recur in the essays, providing commentary, analysis, suggestions for further research, and hypotheses to be tested. Two general essays complete the volume. The first examines the oral testimony of contemporary Indian women outside of the literary tradition, women whose words have been recorded by others. The other surveys Latina writers in the United States, an area not otherwise encompassed in the scope of this volume. Appendixes classify the writers in the main body of the work by birth date, country, and genre. Also included is a bibliography of reference works and general criticism on the Latin American woman writer, and title and subject indexes. This book addresses the needs of students, translators, and general readers, as well as scholars, by providing a general reference work in the area of Spanish American literature. As such, it belongs in the reference collections of all libraries serving scholars and students of Latin American and women's studies and literature.


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Monday, September 26, 2011

Fredy Clavel en La Inspiracion de un Bohemio (Spanish Edition)

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

El Libro de las Pasiones (Spanish Edition) (Volume 2)

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Arambilet, poeta, narrador, pintor, tecnócrata y caricaturista, además de Premio Nacional de cuentos 1994, publica esta, su sexta obra, y en ella a través de una caudalosa vorágine de versos enristrados, desata una intimidad insospechada.

Arremete con ímpetu hasta encontrar las pasiones circundantes, propias y ajenas, en su amplia diversidad: La música, el vino, los hijos, los amigos idos a destiempo, los orígenes, los sueños, las creencias espirituales, los arcángeles y la sensualidad, son algunos de los místicos, sinuosos y abruptos caminos que explora y dedica a Ovidio, el bardo romano desterrado.


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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Los detectives salvajes (Vintage Espanol) (Spanish Edition)

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“Una obra maestra”. —The New Yorker  

Arturo Belano y Ulises Lima, dos quijotes modernos, salen tras las huellas de Cesárea Tinajero, la misteriosa escritora desaparecida en México en los años posteriores a la revolución. Esa búsqueda —el viaje y sus consecuencias— se prolonga durante veinte años, bifurcándose a través de numerosos personajes y continentes, Con escenarios como México, Nicaragua, Estados Unidos, Francia y España, y personajes entre los que destacan un fotógrafo español a punto de la desesperación, un neonazi, un torero mexicano jubilado que vive en el desierto, una estudiante francesa lectora de Sade, una prostituta adolescente en permanente huida, un abogado gallego herido por la poesía y un editor mexicano perseguido por unos pistoleros, Los detectives salvajes es una novela donde hay de todo: amores y muertes, asesinatos y fugas, manicomios y universidades, desapariciones y apariciones.
 
Los detectives salvajes es la novela que lanzó a Roberto Bolaño a la fama literaria internacional antes de que 2666 estableciera su reputación para siempre. El libro ganó el Premio Herralde de Novela y el Premio Rómulo Gallegos, y fue uno de los libros del año para The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times y The New York Times Book Review.


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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mea Cuba (Spanish Edition)

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During the course of an exile that began in 1965, Cabrera Infante has taken part in each and every one of the controversies that have arisen since Fidel Castro took hold of Cuba. Mea Cuba recounts an event that has often repeated itself during the twentieth century: the story of yet another dictatorship that silences, represses, lies and murders; and the story of all the talented individuals that have been condemned in a battle of propaganda alive to this day. Key figures in the Island’s tragedy and its literary world file through the pages of this book. Mea Cuba is the most important anthology on Cuban politics since José Martí’s.

Description in Spanish: Cabrera Infante no ha dejado de intervenir -a lo largo de un exilio que comenzó en 1965- en ninguna de las diversas polémicas suscitadas desde que Fidel se hizo con el poder en Cuba, de ahí que en este amplio escenario desfilen los principales personajes de la tragedia cubana y los de su vida literaria. Aquí están todos los escritores estigmatizados: desde Heberto Padilla, al difunto Reynaldo Arenas; aquí están también todos los que por diferentes razones y con distintas actitudes se quedaron en Cuba, desde José Lezama Lima hasta Alejo Carpentier. Y detrás de todos los actores, moviendo los hilos, el máximo titiritero, Fidel, definido como un Cristobal Colón a la inversa. Humor negro en muchos momentos que relata con detalle la historia que tantas veces se ha repetido a lo largo del siglo XX, la de una dictadura que amordaza, reprime, miente y mata y la de los talentos por ella condenados en una guerra de propaganda que todavía hoy no ha terminado. Es la compilación de escritos sobre la política cubana mas importante desde la que hiciera José Martí.


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