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Barrios Rosario, Sheila
La ventana al silencio: la narrativa de Hilma Contreras.
San Juan: Isla Negra, 2011, 219p., biblio., notes. Visiones y cegueras. [Literary crit. Study of the work  of short-story writer Contreras Castillo (1913-2006), a founder of the Dominican 20th century short story, and in 2002 the first woman author to receive the Dominican Republic’s Premio Nacional de Literatura. This book is based on the Barrios’ doctoral thesis submitted to the Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe.]
ISBN: 9789945455601         $33.00

Bernal Medel, Bisherú
Escrituras que trazan memorias: La mujer habitada de Gioconda Belli y La travesía de Luisa Valenzuela.
Foreword by Luisa Valenzuela. México, D.F.: UAM, 2011, 174p., biblio., notes. Docencia y
Metodología. [Literary crit. Studies key works of two Latin American women writers: Nicaraguan author Gioconda Belli (b. 1948) and Argentine journalist and writer Luisa Valenzuela (b. 1938). Belli’s critically acclaimed debut novel “La mujer habitada” (1988) and Valenzuela’s “La travesía” (2001) are  the subjects of in-depth analysis, exploring memory, self discovery, trauma, silence, and eroticism.]
ISBN: 9786077957102         $28.00

Bhushan Choubey, Chandra
Juan Rulfo: el llano sigue en llamas y las ánimas en pena.
México, D.F.: Porrúa, 2011, 211p., biblio., notes. [Literary crit. Explores the social and historical aspects of Juan Rulfo’s signature works, the story collection “El llano en llamas” (1953) and the novel “Pedro Páramo” (1955). Focuses on the impact of the Mexican Revolution and the Cristero Rebellion on his work.]
ISBN: 9786074014020         $28.30

Borbolla, Óscar de la (Mexico, 1953 -)
La libertad de ser distinto.
México, D.F.: Plaza y Janés, 2010, 174p. [Essay. Observations and reflections by poet, essayist and philosophy professor Borbolla on death, lying, desire, doubt, wheels, mirrors, faces, windows, destiny, Thursdays, and the infinite. His previous titles are “Filosofía para inconformes” (1996), “La rebeldía de pensar” (2006), and “Nada es para tanto” (1991).]
ISBN: 9786073101011         $26.80

Cañete Quesada, Carmen
El exilio español ante los programas de la identidad cultural en el Caribe insular (1934-1956).
Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2011, 267p., index, biblio., notes. [Literary crit. Essay. Experiences of exile in the Caribbean of Spanish intellectuals Juan Ramón Jiménez (1881-1958), María Zambrano (1904-1991) and Eugenio Granell (1912-2001). On their contributions to programs of cultural identity which began to take shape in the Spanish-speaking countries of the Caribbean in the 1930s, and their interaction with the younger generation of local writers and artists.]
ISBN: 9788484895732         $42.50

Castro Ricalde, Maricruz; Laura López Morales (Editors)
Guadalupe Dueñas: después del silencio.
México, D.F.: Tecnológico de Monterrey, Toluca, 2010, 263p., biblio., b&w photos, notes. Desbordar el canon. [Literary crit. Study of the work of short story writer Guadalupe Dueñas (1920-2002), author of four short story collections: “Tiene la noche un árbol” (1958), “Pasos en la escalera” (1973), “No moriré del todo” (1976), and “Antes del silencio” (1991).]
ISBN: 9786074773590         $29.40

Chocano, Magdalena; William Rowe; Helena Usandizaga
Huellas del mito prehispánico en la literatura latinoamericana.
Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2011, 439p., biblio., b&w photos., ills., notes. [Literary crit. Essays explore the presence of myth in literary texts of Latin America. Specialists analyze works by Carpentier, Cortázar, Esquivel, Fuentes, Revueltas and the pre-Hispanic writings of Native American cultures. Topics include the transformation of myth and ideological discourse, exploration of subjectivity through Indian myths, mythic conscience, shamanism, cannibalism and artistic creativity.]
ISBN: 9788484895473         $45.00

Domenella, Ana Rosa
Jorge Ibargüengoitia: ironía, humor y grotesco. “Los relámpagos desmitificadores” y otros ensayos críticos.
México, D.F.: ColMex, 2011, 259p., biblio., notes. Serie Estudios de Lingüística y Literatura; 57. [Literary crit. Collection of essays and articles on Mexican novelist and playwright Jorge Ibargüengoitia (1928-1983). Discusses intertextuality in “Los relámpagos de agosto” (1965) and “La ley de Herodes” (1965), the Mexican middle class, the treatment of Mexican history in key works, and the author’s use of irony and the grotesque.]
ISBN: 9786074621846         $35.80

Donoso, Miguel; Mariela Insúa, Carlos Mata (Editors)
El cautiverio en la literatura del Nuevo Mundo.
Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2011, 287p., biblio., notes. Biblioteca Indiana; 27. [Literary crit. Explores the theme of captivity in the literature of the New World, spanning eras, authors and genres. Studies “Historia de todas las cosas que han acaecido en el Reino de Chile” and “La Florida del Inca” and theatrical works depicting captivity, including a rare version of Cervantes’ imprisonment in Algiers.]
ISBN: 9788484895619         $42.50

Esteban, Angel (Editor)
Madrid habanece: Cuba y España en el punto de mira transatlántico.
Madrid: Iberoamericana, 2011, 276p., biblio., biobiblio., notes. [Essay. Explores the cultural liaison between Spain and Cuba during the last century. Articles on film, music, literary figures and their relationships, including Lorca and Guillén. Final section presents testimonies of the participants of this transatlantic exchange.]
ISBN: 9788484895763         $42.50

Fuentes, Carlos (Mexico, 1928-2012)
La gran novela latinoamericana.
México, D.F.: Alfaguara, 2011, 439p. [Criticsm. History of the evolution of the Hispanic American novel by Mexican author and intellectual Carlos Fuentes. Individual chapters on writers, Rómulo Gallegos, Borges, Carpentier, Onetti, Cortázar, Lezama Lima, García Márquez, Vargas Llosa, José Donoso, Nélida Piñon, Juan Goytisolo, and the significant literary periods and movements from the pre-colonial era to the present.]
ISBN: 9786071111715         $28.70

Garza, Alejandro de la
Espejo de agua: ensayos de crítica literaria.
México, D.F.: Cal y Arena, 2010, 192p. [Literary crit. Essays on Mexican and foreign authors José Joaquín Blanco, José Revueltas, Agustín Yañez, Juan Carlos Onetti, Truman Capote and Milan Kundera.]
ISBN: 9786077638469         $32.50

Guedea, Rogelio
Cruce de vías: una mirada oceánica a la cultura hispánica.
México, D.F.: Aldus, 2010, 393p., biblio., ill., notes. [Literary crit. Contributions by Australian and New Zealand Hispanists probe the literary production of Latin America and Spain. Examines the works of Arlt, Borges, Restrepo, Sabines, Trujillo Muñoz, Vázquez Montalbán, among others, and discusses the filmwork of Tania Hermida, post-Franco Barcelona and modes of communicability of contemporary visual poetics.]
ISBN: 9786077742241         $39.70

Iturriaga, José N. (Mexico, 1946-)
Anecdotario de forasteros en México: Siglo XVI al XXI.
México, D.F.: Conaculta, 2009, 557p., biblio., notes. [Multigenre lit. Eclectic collection of texts on Mexico, written by Latin American authors Bolaño, Bolívar, Castro, Cervantes, Crane, Marx, Monterroso, Vargas Llosa. Presents insights from an outsider’s perspective and anecdotes that relate to Mexico’s history and culture.]
ISBN: 9786074550672         $48.00

Lezama Lima, José (Cuba, 1910-1976)
Revelaciones de mi fiel Habana.
Prologue by Carlos Espinosa Domínguez. La Habana: UNIÓN, 2010, 193p., biblio., b&w photo., notes. [Essay. Brings together, for the first time, all 113 texts Lezama Lima wrote for a column in the Havana newspaper Diario de la Marina in 1949 and 1950. Eclectic reports on art exhibitions, the deterioration of the Malecón, Havana’s passion for baseball, Christmas gastronomy and more. This collection of articles shows the author’s intimate knowledge of the city of his birth and its poetic transformation into -a feast of objects and language-.]
ISBN: 9789592099777         $35.40

Martínez Andrade, Marina (Coord.)
Otro centenario: vanguardias literarias y artísticas latinoamericanas.
México, D.F.: UAM Iztapalapa, 2010, 212p., biblio., notes. Biblioteca de Signos; 61. [Literary crit. Collection of essays on the Latin American avant-garde. Examines the works of Parra del Riego, Nicolás Olivari, Maples Arce, Borges, César Moro, Arqueles Vela, Rivas Mercado y Urquiza, Nellie Campobello, Gilberto Owen and analyzes Marcela Fernández Violante’s film “Nocturno amor que te vas” (1987) and explores the ties between jazz and Estridentismo.]
ISBN: 9786074774573         $29.00

Martínez, Gustavo
El llano en llamas o la fatalidad hecha tierra: Juan Rulfo.
Montevideo: Rebeca Linke, 2010, 132p., biblio., notes. [Literary crit. Study of Rulfo’s landmark collection of short stories, first published in 1953. Divided into two parts, deals with social context and narrative technique. This publication was preceded by “Juan Rulfo: perspectiva mítica y técnica narrativa en Pedro Páramo” (2008).]
ISBN: 9789974816954         $34.00

Mendiola, Victor Manuel
El surrealismo de Piedra de Sol, entre peras y manzanas.
México, D.F.: FCE, 2011, 163p., biblio., chrono., notes. Letras Mexicanas. [Literary crit. History of the
reception of key works by Nobel laureate Octavio Paz. Explores the controversy provoked by perceptions of surrealist influences present in his works. Chronicles reactions and debates between
those who favored a more cosmopolitan artistic production in Mexico and those who viewed surrealism as a trend artistically and politically at odds with the national art emerging from the Mexican Revolution.]
ISBN: 9786071606334         $34.20

Miletti, Luis
El Caribe ante su espejo: literatura e identidad.
Quito: Abya-Yala, 2009, 134p., biblio., notes. [Literary crit. Race st. Studies on the creation and evolution of the racial national identity of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean.  Sections on national archetypes, the new foundational novel in Puerto Rico, negritud in the Dominican Republic and the mulata in Cuba.]
ISBN: 9789978228432         $29.80

Monsiváis, Carlos (Mexico, 1938-2010)
Los ídolos a nado: Una antología global.
Prologue by Jordi Soler. Barcelona: Debate, 2011, 365p. La Ficción Real. [Essay. Selected in collaboration with Monsiváis, Soler presents texts by the recently deceased critic, cultural historian and chronicler of Mexico City. Essays on film stars Cantiflas, Dolores del Río, María Félix, and Mexican society and politics.]
ISBN: 9788499920023         $58.00

Patán, Federico (Spain, 1937-)
Una infancia llamada exilio.
México, D.F.: Eón, 2010, 220p. [Multigenre lit. Memoir by Patán, whose family found refuge in Mexico in 1939 after the Spanish Civil War. First-person account of his early years growing up in Veracruz. The author received the Premio Xavier Villaurrutia for his first novel, “Último exilio” (1986).]
ISBN: 9786077519980         $28.00

Pinilla, Augusto
La era Lezama Lima: ensayo de historia comentada de una vida familiar/mítica; sus poemas, ensayos, novelas, teorías y algunos relatos.
Bogotá: Pontificia Univ. Javeriana, 2010, 163p., biblio., notes. Estudios Literarios. [Literary crit. Collection of anecdotes, aphoristic observations and aperçus, on the wide range of Lezama Lima’s literary output and cultural relevance.]
ISBN: 9789587163575         $35.70

Popovic Karic, Pol
Conflictos y afectos en la literatura mexicana: colección de ensayos.
México, D.F.: Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, 2011, 328p., biblio., notes. [Literary crit. Essays on Azuela, Castellanos, Rulfo, Pacheco, Reyes, Fuentes, and Vargas Llosa. Popovic Karic is Chair of Contemporary Latin American Literature at the Instituto Tecnológico y Estudios Superiores de Monterrey.]
ISBN: 9786074014549         $41.30

Reyes, Alfonso (Mexico, 1889-1959)
Cómo apreciar a Alfonso Reyes.
Selection and prologue by Alicia Reyes. México, D.F.: Lectorum, 2011, 256p., biblio., notes. [Essay. Testimony to the intellect of this  writer known as -el regiomontano universal-. This anthology explores cultures, both ancient and modern in Latin America and Europe and presents texts on cultural critique, literary criticism, art history, and philosophical reflections.
ISBN: 9786074571646         $29.00

Salto, Graciela (Comp.)
Memorias del silencio: literaturas en el Caribe y Centroamérica.
Buenos Aires: Corregidor, 2010, 349p., biblio., biobiblio., notes. [Literary crit. Essays review authors Aimé Césaire (Martinique, 1913–2008), Jamaica Kincaid (Antigua, 1949-), winner of the 2008 Premio Alejo Carpentier, Margarita Mateo Palmer (Cuba, 1950-), Abilio Estevez, (Cuba, 1954-), Sergio Ramírez (Nicaragua, 1942-), Augusto Monterroso (Guatemala, 1921-2003), and examines uses of literary imagery,  cultural critique and methods of translation.]
ISBN: 9789500519090         $39.70

Santoveña, Marianela; et al.
De oficio, traductor: panorama de la traducción literaria en México.
México, D.F.: Bonilla Artigas, 2010, 308p., biblio., onomastic index, b&w photos, notes. [Literary crit. Charts the paths of literary translation in Mexico. Reflects on translating and the personal and professional experiences of translators, many of whom are established authors. Contributions by Fabio Morábito, Federico Patán, Jaime Labastida, Tomás Segovia, Selma Ancira, Humberto Ak’abal, Fabienne Bradu, among others.]
ISBN: 9786077588313         $34.50

Sheridan, Guillermo (Mexico, 1950-)
Señales debidas.
México, D.F.: FCE, 2011, 299p., notes. [Literary crit. Essays by Mexican scholar and writer Guillermo Sheridan on José Juan Tablada, Pedro Henríquez Ureña and Alfonso Reyes, Jorge Cuesta, García Lorca, Gilberto Owen, José Gorostiza, Salvador Novo, Enrique González Rojo, Jaime Torres Bodet, the Generación del 27 and the Spanish exile in Mexico. In 1989, Sheridan received the Premio Xavier Villaurrutia de escritores para escritores.]
ISBN: 9786071605621         $35.00

Valle Idárraga, Mónica María del
La poética política de José Lezama Lima: imagen y vacío en sus críticas de arte.
Medellín: Univ. de Antioquia, 2010, 153p., biblio., onomastic index, analytic index, notes. Narrativa/Crítica. [Literary crit. Study on Lezama Lima’s, (Cuba, 1910-1976), role as art critic. Explores his ideological formulations associated with the Cuban nation, his affinity for Christian imagery and his relationship with painting and artists.]
ISBN: 9789587144512         $33.90

Van Hecke, An
Monterroso en sus tierras: espacio e intertexto.
Xalapa: Univ. Veracruzana, 2010, 577p., biblio., onomastic index, abbr., ill., notes. Cuadernos; 55. [Literary crit. Based on the author’s doctoral thesis, this study is an analysis of the work of Guatemalan short story writer Augusto Monterroso (1921-2003) and his connection, not only to the literature of his native country, but also Mexico, where he lived in exile most of his life.  Topics explored are: conceptualizations of space, intertextuality and (im)mobility.]
ISBN: 9786075020044         $38.70

Volpi, Jorge (Mexico, 1968-)
Leer la mente: El cerebro y el arte de la ficción.
México, D.F.: Alfaguara, 2nd edition, 2011, 163p., biblio., b&w ill., notes. [Crit. Prize winning novelist Volpi, Crack Generation member, explores the interconnection between science and fiction’s role in the evolution of the human species. Volpi won the 2009 II Premio de Ensayo Debate-Casamérica “El insomnio de Bolívar: Consideraciones intempestivas sobre América Latina a principios del siglo XXI” (2009).]
ISBN: 9786071109651         $24.40