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Current Caribbean, Central American and Mexican Narrative
Novel, Short Story, Multigenre Literature


Arredondo, Inés (Mexico, 1928-1989)
Cuentos completos.
Prologue by Beatriz Espejo. México, D.F.: FCE, 2011, 358p., biblio., notes. [Short story. Includes the collections “La señal” (1965), “Río subterráneo” (1979, Premio Xavier Villaurrutia) and “Los espejos” (1988), and the stories “La cruz escondida” and “El hombre de la noche.” Member of the Generación del 1960, her reputation as a -necessary writer- is firmly established in Mexico despite her limited production.]

ISBN: 9786071605368  $34.20


Aguado Charneco, Antonio (Puerto Rico)
LuzAzul: un raro ardor.
San Juan: Isla Negra, 2011, 212p. La Montaña de Papel. [Novel. Latest publication by Aguado Charneco, author of the novels “Anacahuita: Florespinas” (2006) and “Sendero umbrío” (1997).]
ISBN: 9789945455625   $22.60


Arias, Arturo (Guatemala, 1950-)
Arias de Don Giovanni.
Guatemala: F&G, 2010, 367p. Premio Nacional de Literatura; 5. [Novel. Arias received the Premio Casa de las Américas and the 2008 Premio Nacional de Literatura Miguel Ángel Asturias. His publications include the novel “Sopa de caracol” (2002) and the essay “Taking their Word: Literature and the Signs of Central America” (2007). Arias teaches Latin American Literature at the Univ. of Texas, Austin.]
ISBN: 9789929552074  $28.00


Bellatin, Mario (Mexico, 1960-)
Disecado.
México, D.F.: Sexto Piso, 2011, 93p. Narrativa. [Short story. Associated with the Mexican Crack Movement, Bellatin authored the award-winning novels “Flores” (2000, Premio Xavier Villaurrutia) and “El gran vidrio (2007, Premio Nacional de Literatura). He most recently published the work of experimental fiction “Condición de las flores” (2008).]
ISBN: 9788496867789  $32.00


Bellatin, Mario (Mexico, 1960-)
La clase muerta.
México, D.F.: Alfaguara, 2011, 117p. [Short story. Most current work of fiction (illustrated with 61 color and black & white photographs) by the director of the Escuela Dinámica de Escritores and 2002 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient.]
ISBN: 9786071109316  $22.80


Berman, Sabina (Mexico, 1955-)
La mujer que buceó dentro del corazón del mundo.
México, D.F.: Planeta, 2011, 284p. Autores Españoles e Iberoamericanos. [Novel. Playwright, storyteller, screenwriter and TV journalist Sabina Berman’s latest publication. She also wrote the essay collection “Un soplo en el corazón de la Patria” (2007) and the plays “Feliz nuevo siglo doktor Freud” (2001) and “Moliere” (2000). She is four-time recipient of the Premio Nacional de Dramaturgia en México, won the Premio Nacional de Periodismo (2000 and 2006) and received the Premio Juan Ruiz de Alarcón in 2008.]
ISBN: 9786070706226  $34.70


Cabrera Infante, Guillermo (Cuba, 1929-2005)
Cuerpos divinos.
Barcelona: Galaxia Gutenberg, 2010, 555p. [Novel. Posthumous and autobiographical work by Cuban writer and critic Cabrera Infante. Based on the manuscript on which he worked, intermittently, from the time he was Cuba’s cultural attaché in Brussels until his death, includes his views on the rise and aftermath of the Cuban revolution. Cabrera Infante was awarded the Premio Cervantes in 1997.]
ISBN: 9788481098495   $50.40


Cancio Isla, Wilfredo
Crónicas de la impaciencia: el periodismo de Alejo Carpentier.
Madrid: Colibrí, 2010, 381p., biblio., onomastic index, serial publication index, facsim., tables, notes. [Multigenre lit. Explores Alejo Carpentier’s contribution to Cuban and Latin American journalism and the impact on his literay activity. Analyzes articles from the periodicals El País, Social, Carteles and Tiempo and his ensuing involvement with the journals Orígenes and El Mundo.]
ISBN: 9788493460587   $48.00


Cartaya, Gabriel (Cuba, 1951-)
De ceca en meca.
Madrid: Betania, 2010, 80p. Narrativa. [Short story. Collection of short stories by historian and professor Gabriel Cartaya. His published books and articles include “Con las últimas páginas de José Martí” (1995), “El lugar de Martí” (2001) and “Luz al universo” (2006). He is the current director of Revista Surco Sur.]
ISBN: 9788480172950   $37.30


Castellanos Moya, Horacio (Honduras, 1957-)
La sirvienta y el luchador.
Barcelona: Tusquets, 2011, 267p. Andanzas; 750. [Novel - crime. Salvadorean Castellanos Moya, visiting professor at the Univ. of Pittsburgh, is author of numerous short stories and ten novels. Among his most recent works are “Tirana memoria” (2008), “Donde no estén ustedes” (2003) and “Insensatez” (2004), which translated into English “Folly” won the XXVIII Northern California Book Award).]
ISBN: 9788483833025   $31.90


Cortés Vélez, Dinorah (Puerto Rico, 1971-)
El arca de la memoria: una biomitografía.
San Juan: Isla Negra, 2011, 227p. La Montaña de Papel. [Novel. First novel by the author of short stories and poetry published in “Breves cuentos hispanos” (Prentice Hall, 2008), “Estancias del sol” (Ediciones Sociedarte, 2007) and “El rostro y la máscara: Antología alterna de cuentistas puertorriqueños contemporáneos” (Isla Negra Editores, 1995).]
ISBN: 9789945455618   $33.00


Dorra, Raúl (Argentina, 1976-)
Lecturas del calígrafo.
México, D.F.: Siglo XXI, 2011, 131p. [Short story. Most recent collection by Argentine-born Mexican academic, translator, novelist and short story writer Dorra. His previous titles include “La tierra del profeta” (1997), “Ofelia desvaría” (1999) and “La canción de Eleonora” (2002).]
ISBN: 9786070302817   $24.80


Echandía, Luis Iván (Puerto Rico, 1967-)
Traidores y cobardes.
San Juan: Isla Negra, 2010, 66p. El Rostro y la Máscara. [Short story. Latest by emerging author Echandía. His first book “Los relatos del cacique Aymán” (2005) won the Premio Pen Club de Puerto Rico and was selected as one of the titles of the year by the newspaper El Nuevo Día.]
ISBN: 9789945455502   $26.10


Estévez, Abilio (Cuba, 1954-)
El bailarín ruso de Montecarlo.
Barcelona: Tusquets, 2010, 194p. Andanzas; 726. [Novel. Cuban-born author Estévez, considered one of the most important playwrights of his generation, is the author of numerous dramatic works including “La verdadera culpa de Juan Clemente Zenea” (1987, Premio José Antonio Ramos). His novel “Tuyo es el reino” (1997) won the Premio de la Crítica Cubana in 1999 and Premio al Mejor Libro Extranjero publicado en Francia in 2000.]
ISBN: 9788483832394   $31.50


Fadanelli, Guillermo (Mexico, 1963-)
Mariana constrictor.
Oaxaca: Almadía, 2011, 170p. Mar Abierto. Narrativa Contemporánea. [Short story. Fadanelli’s first novel “La otra cara de Rock Hudson” (1997) won the 1998 Premio Impac-Conarte-ITESM and “Lodo” the 2002 Premio de Narrativa Colima for best novel published in Mexico. Recent works include the novel “Hotel DF” (2010) and the essay collection “Elogio de la vagancia” (2008).]
ISBN: 9786074110609   $31.60


Fleites, Alex (Comp.)
Deshacer el amor: siete cuentistas cubanos.
Xalapa: Univ. Veracruzana, 2010, 87p. Ficción. [Short story. Collection of fiction by Francisco López Sacha (1950), Arturo Arango (1955-), Reinaldo Montero (1962-), Leonardo Padura (1955-), Miguel Mejides (1950-), Luis Manuel García Mendez (1954-) and Senel Paz (1950-), classified as the literary avant-garde of Cuba by compiler Venezuelan poet and journalist Alex Fleites.]
ISBN: 9786075020327   $18.70


García-Galiano, Javier (Mexico, 1963-)
Especulaciones cabalísticas.
México, D.F.: Mondadori, 2011, 113p. Literatura Mondadori. [Short story. Latest work by novelist, short-story writer and translator García-Galiano, whose previous collections include “Confesiones de Benito Souza” (1994), “Vendedor de muñecas y otros relatos” (2003), “La pequeña Estambul” (2009) and the novel “Armería, un libro vaquero” (2003). He also translated works by Kafka, Ernst Junger, Novalis, and others.]
ISBN: 9786073104838   $37.80


Garro, Elena (Mexico, 1916-1993)
Obras reunidas III: Novelas.
Prologue by María Luisa Mendoza. México, D.F.: FCE, 2010, 303p., h.c., large format, index. Obras Reunidas; 3. [Complete works. Novel. Volume three of the collected works of poet, journalist, playwright, and novelist Elena Garro. Includes her first novel “Los recuerdos del porvenir” (1963, Premio de Novela Xavier Villaurrutia), a work integrating events from the Cristero War, and her later work, “Y Matarazo no llamó...” (1991), based on the repression of labor strike.]
ISBN: 9786071603999   $49.00


Güemes, César (Mexico, 1963-)
Soñar una bestia.
México, D.F.: Alfaguara, 2011, 382p. [Novel. Second crime novel by the author of “Cinco balas para Manuel Acuña” (2009). Güemes received the Premio Fernando Benítez and the Premio Nacional de Periodismo for his journalistic work.]
ISBN: 9786071109071   $27.00


Hernández, Ana María (Coord.)
Fantoches 1926: Folletín moderno por once escritores cubanos.
Doral: Stockcero, 2011, 108p., intro., b  w ills., notes. [Multigenre lit. Series published in the magazine Social in 1926. Collaborative effort of 11 writers and illustrators capture the intellectual currents and avant-garde movement of their era. This work combines surrealist egotism with elements of the roman a clef and the English detective story and incorporates the writers and essayistic texts into the plot.]
ISBN: 9781934768433   $29.70


Krauze, Ethel (Mexico, 1954-)
Escenas de ira, tristeza y desesperación con momentos felices.
México, D.F.: Alfaguara, 2010, 90p. [Short story. Narrative in diary format. Krauze previously published the poetry collection “Amoreto” (1999), the short story collection “El instante supremo” (2002) and the novel “La hora de la decisión” (2007), among other titles.]
ISBN: 9786071107879   $20.50


Lozada Pérez, Hiram (Puerto Rico, 1951-)
La desaparición de Jane Montgomery y otros relatos crueles y fantásticos.
San Juan: Isla Negra, 2011, 151p. El Rostro y la Máscara. [Short story. Lozada Pérez redefines the meaning of short story in this collection of 21 narratives, some composed of a single sentence. His novel “Los días de abril” (2008) on the  struggle for independence in Puerto Rico received Mención Honorífica as best journalistic work by the Instituto de Literatura de Puerto Rico.]
ISBN: 9789945455632   $26.70


Martín del Campo, David (Mexico, 1952-)
La noche que murió Freud.
México, D.F.: Ediciones B, 2010, 213p. [Novel. Martín del Campo’s earlier titles include “Las rojas son las carreteras” (1976), “Isla de Lobos” (Premio Nacional de Novela José Rubén Romero 1987)"Alas de ángel" (1990, Premio Internacional Diana de Novela-Novedades), “El año del fuego” (1996, Premio de Novel Monterrey-IMPAC), “Mátalo” (2007) and “Las siete heridas del mar” (2011).]
ISBN: 9786074800692   $39.30


Martín del Campo, David (Mexico, 1952-)
Las siete heridas del mar.
México, D.F.: Ediciones B, 2011, 517p. [Novel. Latest work by author and journalist David Martín del Campo, whose earlier titles include "Alas de ángel" (1990, Premio Internacional Diana de Novela-Novedades), “El año del fuego” (1996, Premio de Novel Monterrey-IMPAC), “Mátalo” (2007) and “La noche que murió Freud” (2010).]
ISBN: 9786074801408   $39.60


Martínez Márquez, Alberto (Puerto Rico, 1966-)
Contramundos (1990-2009).
San Juan: Isla Negra, 2010, 82p. El Rostro y la Máscara. [Short story. First collection of stories by the author of “Las formas del vértigo” (2002). Martínez Márquez won the Premio PEN Club 2000 for “El límite volcado,” and twice the Certamen Internacional Mairena, 1985 and 1986, and the 1989 Medalla de Poesía Francisco Matos Paoli.]
ISBN: 9789945455489   $26.00


Marzán Ramos, Jaime L. (Puerto Rico, 1945-)
Mercedes.
San Juan: Isla Negra, 2011, 290p. La Montaña de Papel. [Historical novel. First novel by publicist, academic and writer Marzán Ramos based on the life of María de las Mercedes Barbudo y Coronado (1773-1849), the first woman Independentista of Puerto Rico. Ramos won in 2007, the Primer Premio of the Primer Campeonato Mundial del Cuento Corto Oral and his first collection of stories was chosen as finalist for the Premio Pen Club de Puerto Rico.]
ISBN: 9789945455540   $33.00


Monsiváis, Carlos (Mexico, 1938-2010)
Antología personal.
Epilogue by Edgardo Rodriguez Juliá. San Juan: UPR, 2009, 275p. [Chronicles. Essay. Cultural and literary critic Monsiváis presents a selection of his writings that distinguished him as Mexico City’s preeminent chronicler. A keen observer of Mexican cultural developments, his topics range from Mexican movie stardom of the forties and fifties to contemporary urban graffiti and slang, touching on socio-economic, political and ideological developments.]
ISBN: 9780847711789   $36.90


Morábito, Fabio (1955-)
Grieta de fatiga.
Buenos Aires: Eterna Cadencia, re-edition, 2010, (c. 2006, Tusquets, Mexico), 185p. [Short story. New, author-corrected edition of this award-winning short story collection (2006 Premio de Narrativa Antonin Artaud). Egyptian-born Italo-Mexican writer and translator Morábito is also author of “Lotes baldíos” (1985 Premio Carlos Pellicer), “El Buscador de sombra”(1997), “La vida ordenada”(2000) and “El pastor sin ovejas” (1995).]
ISBN: 9789872514044   $28.50


Navia Antezana, Beatriz (1954-)
Las ciudades de Lucía.
San Juan: Isla Negra, 2011, 318p. La Montaña de Papel. [Novel. By Bolivian-born writer, one-time editor of the journal A propósito (Ponce, Puerto Rico) and professor at the Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico.
ISBN: 9789945455526   $34.00


Pagano, Susana (Mexico, 1968-)
La pitonisa de aguaprieta.
México, D.F.: Planeta, 2011, 176p. [Novel. Latest by short-story writer and novelist Pagano. Her debut novel “Y si you fuera Susana San Juan...” (1998) received the Premio Nacional de Novela José Rubén Romero in 1995. Her second novel is “Trajinar de un muerto” (2001).]
ISBN: 9786070708916   $33.70


Palou, Pedro Ángel (Mexico, 1966-)
Varón de deseos.
México, D.F.: Planeta, 2011, 174p., biblio., chrono., notes. Autores Españoles e Iberoamericanos. [Historical novel. Biography of 17th c. Spanish cleric Juan de Palafox y Mendoza, bishop of Puebla de los Ángeles in New Spain. Palou has previously written “Amores enormes” (1991, Premio Jorge Ibargüengoitia), “Con la muerte en los puños” (2003, Premio Xavier Villaurrutia) and “El dinero del diablo” (2009, Premio Iberoamericano Planeta-Case de América finalist).]
ISBN: 9786070708794   $29.50


Poniatowska, Elena (Mexico, 1932-)
Leonora.
México, D.F.: Seix Barral, 2011, 510p., biblio., index. [Biographical novel. Winner of the Premio Biblioteca Breve 2011. Narrator, poet, essayist and journalist Elena Poniatowska, relates a fictional biography of her personal friend British-born surrealist painter Leonora Carrington (1917-2011). Poniatowska’s awards include Premio Alfaguara 2001, Nacional de Artes y Ciencias 2002 and Rómulo Gallegos 2008.]
ISBN: 9786070706325   $33.50


Quirarte, Vicente (Mexico, 1954-)
Morir todos los días.
México, D.F.: Planeta, 2010, 141p. [Short story. Latest work by poet and academic Quirarte, recipient of the Premio Nacional de Ensayo Literario José Revueltas (1990), the Premio Xavier Villaurrutia for his poetry collection “El ángel es vampiro” (1991), and this year’s Premio Iberoamericano de Poesía Ramón López Velarde.]
ISBN: 9786070706141   $34.50


Rabelo, José (Puerto Rico)
Los sueños ajenos.
San Juan: Isla Negra, 2011, 144p. La Montaña de Papel. [Novel. By the author of “Cielo, mar y tierra” (2003), winner of the Premio Nacional de Cuento Infantil del Pen Club de Puerto Rico. His novel “Cartas a Datovia” (2009) received official recognition of merit by the Pen Club de Puerto Rico.]
ISBN: 9789945455649   $26.70


Ramírez, Sergio (Nicaragua, 1942-)
La fugitiva.
México, D.F.: Santillana, 2011, 310p. [Novel. Sergio Ramírez won the 1988 Premio Dashiell Hammett, 1998 Premio Laure Bataillon, 1998 Premio Internacional de Novela Alfaguara, and his novel “Margarita está linda la mar” received the Premio Latinoamericano de Novela José María Arguedas. In addition to his literary career, he participated in the Sandinista movement and also served as Vice President of Nicaragua under Daniel Ortega.]
ISBN: 9786071109385   $27.50


Ramos Revillas, Antonio (Mexico, 1977-)
El cantante de muertos.
Oaxaca: Almadía, 2011, 176p. [Novel. This award winning author’s first novel after publishing four short story collections: “Todos los días atrás,” “Dejaré esta calle,” “Sola no puedo,” “Habitaciones calladas.” He received the Premio Nacional de Cuento Salvador Gallardo Dávalos 2007 among other literary prizes.]
ISBN: 9786074110647   $32.60


Rey Rosa, Rodrigo (Guatemala, 1958-)
Severina.
México, D.F.: Alfaguara, 2011, 104p. [Novel. Latest work by Rey Rosa, winner of the Premio Nacional de Literatura Miguel Ángel Asturias 2004. His most recent publications include the novels “Piedras encantadas” (2001), “Caballeriza” (2006) and “El material humano” (2009) and the collection of short fiction “Siempre juntos y otros cuentos” (2008).]
ISBN: 9786071111357   $22.00


Reyes, Alfonso (Mexico, 1889-1959)
Diario II, París, 19 de marzo de 1927-Buenos Aires, 4 de abril de 1930.
Critical edition, introduction, notes, bibliography, chronology and index by Adolfo Castañon. México, D.F.: FCE, 2010, xxxv/305p., h.c., biobiblio., biblio., appendices, onomastic index, chrono., notes. Letras Mexicanas. [Diary. Second volume of a planned seven-volume critical edition of the diaries of Alfonso Reyes, corresponding to the years 1911-1959. This volume documents the period in the author’s life when he discovers Jorge Luis Borges and encounters South American writers Leopoldo Lugones, Juana de Ibarbourou, Victoria Ocampo and Arturo Capdevila.]
ISBN: 9786071604408   $36.20


Rivera Garza, Cristina (Mexico, 1964-)
Verde Shanghai.
México, D.F.: Tusquets, 2011, 319p. Andanzas. [Novel. Rivera Garza is the only author to receive the Premio Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, twice. In 2001 for her novel “Nadie me verá llorar” and in 2009 for “La muerte me da.” She was also recipient of the Premio Nacional de Cuento Juan Vicente Melo 2001 and the International Premio Anna Seghers 2005. She currently teaches at the Univ. of California, San Diego.]
ISBN: 9786074212655   $35.40


Rodriguez Juliá, Edgardo (Puerto Rico, 1946-)
El espíritu de la luz.
San Juan: UPR, 2010, 273p. [Novel. Most recent work by the author of “Lo improbable,” (2001). His novel “Sol de medianoche” won both the Concurso Internacional de la Novela Francisco Herrera Luque in 1995 and the Premio Bolívar Pagán del Instituto de Literatura de Puerto Rico in 2001.]
ISBN: 9780847711567   $31.70


Ruy Sánchez, Alberto (Mexico, 1951-)
En los labios del agua.
México, D.F.: Alfaguara, reprint, 2011, (c. 1996, 2010), 196p. [Novel. Ruy Sanchez won the 1987 Premio Xavier Villaurrutia for his first novel, “Los nombres del aire”. This title, originally published in 1996, is one of the books in the spiritual-erotic cycle “Mogador: Ciudad del deseo.”]
ISBN: 9786071107022   $23.00


Santos, Luis R. (Editor)
Caravaneando: el cuento político dominicano.
Guatemala: Letra Negra, 2010, 67p. Iberoamericanos; 13. [Short story. Anthology of eight political short stories by 20th c. authors Juan Bosch (1909-2001), Avelino Stanley (1959-), Luis Martin Goméz (1962-).]
ISBN: 9789992242384   $18.40


Seligson, Esther (Mexico, 1941-2010)
Escritos a mano.
México, D.F.: Jus, 2011, 230p. [Multigenre lit. Diary of the late creator of fiction, poetry and essays. Seligson’s prize-winning titles are “Otros son los sueños” (1973, Premio Villaurrutia) and “Luz de dos” (1978, Premio Magda Donato). She also wrote a selection of essays on literature and theater “A campo traviesa” (2005) and a poetry anthology, “Negro es su rostro” (2010) published posthumously.]
ISBN: 9786074121001   $29.30


Solares, Ignacio (Mexico, 1945-)
El Jefe Máximo.
México, D.F.: Alfaguara, 2011, 223p. [Historical novel. Most recent work by Mexican novelist, editor and playwright Ignacio Solares. The play of the same title was awarded the Premio Julio Bracho in 1992. Both works have as their protagonist Mexican revolutionary general and politician Plutarco Elías Calles. Solares’ other award-winning publications are “La noche de Ángeles” (1991, Premio Literario Internacional Diana/Novedades), “Nén, la inútil” (1994, Premio José Fuentes Mares) and “El sitio” (1998, Premio Xavier Villaurrutia).]
ISBN: 9786071111418   $25.50


Solórzano, Carlos (Guatemala, 1922-2011)
Tríptico.
México, D.F.: FCE, 2011, 558p., biblio. Tierra Firme. [Multigenre lit. Anthology by Guatemalan-born playwright Carlos Solórzano, who resided in Mexico from 1939. Includes the novel “Los falsos demonios” (1966, adapted from a play of the same name), the plays “Las manos de Dios” (1957), “Cruce de vías” (1969), “Los fantoches” (1959), “El zapato” (1971), and two essays on Latin American theater. Solórzano received the Premio Nacional de Literatura Miguel Ángel Asturias in 1989.]
ISBN: 9786071605863   $26.00


Urroz, Eloy (1967-)
La familia interrumpida.
México, D.F.: Alfaguara, 2011, 217p. [Novel. Latest fiction by U.S.-born Mexican writer, member of La generación del crack.  Urroz also wrote several novels, poetry collections and essays, and the fictional reportage pieces “El hombre del tucán” (1994) and “El águila, la serpiente y el tucán” (2000).]
ISBN: 9786071110169   $26.60


Various
Trazos en el espejo: 15 autorretratos fugaces.
México, D.F.: Era, UA de Nuevo León, 2011, 326p., biobiblio., notes. [Short story. 15 writers, under the age of forty, contribute to this anthology of contemporary Mexican literature. Among the authors featured are Luis Jorge Boone, Hernán Bravo Varela, Alberto Chimal, Guadalupe Nettel, Martín Solares, Socorro Venegas.]
ISBN: 9786074450484   $39.50


Villoro, Juan (Mexico, 1956-)
La casa pierde.
México, D.F.: Alfaguara, 2nd edition, 2011, 295p. [Short story. This award-winning collection of short stories was originally released in 1999 (Premio Villaurrutia). Villoro’s other works include “Efectos personales” (Premio Mazatlán de Literatura) and the novel “El Testigo” (2004, Premio Herralde). He recently received the 2010 Premio Internacional de Periodismo Rey de España.]
ISBN: 9786071109088   $24.00