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Alvarez Alvarez, Luis
La crítica teatral en José Martí.
La Habana: Letras Cubanas, 2010, 282p., notes. [Theater st. In-depth study of this Cuban writer’s ties to theater. Contextualizes Martí as critic, situating the author within the tendencies and schools of his time and exploring his theater critique as part of his efforts to aid in the emancipation of Hispanic America.]
ISBN: 9789591016867    $41.50

Bartolomé, Efraín (Mexico, 1950-)
Cantando el triunfo de las cosas terrestres.
Introduction by Óscar Alejandro Figueroa Gutiérrez. Tuxtla Gutiérrez: Univ. de Ciencia y Técnología Descartes, 2011, 98p. and 45p., tête-bêche binding. [Poetry. Latest collection by Bartolomé, in tête-bêche binding separating prose poems and verse, dedicated to El Triunfo, a biosphere reserve located in the mountains of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas, in the south of Mexico. Bartolomé is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Premio Internacional de Poesía Jaime Sabines 1996, Premio Nacional de Literatura Gilberto Owen 1993, and the Premio Nacional de Poesía Carlos Pellicer 1992.)
ISBN: 9786077110149    $37.00

Belli, Gioconda (Nicaragua, 1948-)
Escándalo de miel: Antología poética personal.
Buenos Aires: Seix Barral, 2009, 236p. [Poetry. Belli presents the reader a personal selection of her poems. Includes a CD with the author reading her poetry and music created especially for this anthology. She received the 1978 Premio Casa de las Americas and the 1989 Premio Ebert. Her novel “El infinito en la palma de la mano” obtained the 2008 Premio Biblioteca Breve.]
ISBN: 9789507316197    $31.90

Escobar Sarti, Carolina (Guatemala, 1960-)
Te devuelvo las llaves.
Guatemala: F&G, 2010, 44p. [Poetry. Poet and journalist Escobar is author of “Patria mi cuerpo. Historia de una mujer desnuda” (2009) and “No somos poetas” (2006).]
ISBN: 9789929552050    $18.00

Fernández Retamar, Roberto (Cuba, 1930-)
Nosotros los sobrevivientes: antología poética.
Edition by Naín Nómez. Sel. by Fernández Retamar and Naín Nómez. Santiago de Chile: LOM, 2010, 111p. Entre Mares. [Poetry. Anthology of the lyrical works by Cuban intellectual Fernández Retamar, director of the Nueva Revista Cubana, secretary of the Unión de Escritores y Artistas de Cuba, and director of the journal Casa de las Americas since 1965 and of the institution itself, since 1986. His distinctions include the Premios Nacionales de Poesía (1952) y Literatura (1989).]
ISBN: 9789560001931    $23.40

Granados, Pável (Coord.)
El ocaso del Porfiriato: antología histórica de la poesía en México.
México, D.F.: Fundación para las Letras Mexicanas, 2010, 632p., biobiblio., biblio., notes. [Poetry. Anthology of Mexican poetry from the last years of the 19th c. and the first decades of the 20th c. by writers Justo Sierra, Amado Nervo, José Juan Tablada, Rubén M. Campos, Francisco A. de Icaza and María Enriqueta. Includes introductory study and brief biobibliographies of the poets.]
ISBN: 9786071604613    $41.60

Leñero, Vicente (Mexico, 1933-)
Teatro completo II.
México, D.F.: FCE, 2011, 616p. Letras Mexicanas. [Drama. Includes the plays “Te acuerdas de Rulfo, Juan José Arreola?” (1986), “Señora” (1986), “Jesucristo Gómez” (1987), “Nadie sabe nada” (1988), “El infierno” (1989), “Hace ya tanto tiempo” (1990), “La noche de Hernán Cortés” (1992), “Todos somos Marcos” (1995), “Los perdedores” (1996), “Qué pronto se hace tarde” (1996), and “Don Juan en Chapultepec” (1997).]
ISBN: 9786071606037    $42.00

Matos González, Angel L. (Puerto Rico, 1975-)
Barcos de papel y otros naufragios.
San José: Isla Negra, 2011, 62p. Filo de Juego. [Poetry. Latest work by poet, cultural activist and editor of the literary web page of young poets En la orilla. His collection of poems “Del silencio, la ciudad y otras pasiones in(é)ditas” (2004) was awarded the Premio Pen Club de Puerto Rico.]
ISBN: 9789945455373    $19.00

Mendoza, Héctor (Mexico, 1932-2010)
Obras completas, I.
Biographical sketch by Luz Emilia Aguilar Zinser. México, D.F.: Arte y Escena, 2010, 1,031p., h.c. [Drama. First of three volumes of the complete works of recently deceased playwright Héctor Mendoza, considered a pioneer of avant-garde dramaturgy, and creator of the Centro Universitario de Teatro. He was recipient of the Premio Nacional de Dramaturgia 2004 and this year’s Presea Cervantina was awarded to him in memoriam. In this volume Luz Emilia Aguilar Zinser presents a brief biography of Mendoza and includes the plays: “Las cosas simples”, “La Camelia”, “La dama boba”, “Bolero”,”Los enamorados”, and 20 more.]
ISBN: 9786074090246    $63.00

Mendoza, Héctor (Mexico, 1932-2010)
Obras completas, III.
Introduccion by Luis de Tavira. México, D.F.: Arte y Escena, 2010, 289p., h.c. [Drama. Third of three volumes of Héctor Mendoza’s complete works. This volume includes “La sonrisa del maestro”, introductory notes by Luis de Tavira and five plays written about the art of acting: “Actuar o no”, “La guerra pedagógica”, “Creator principium”, “El burlador de Tirso”, and “El mejor cazador”.]
ISBN: 9786074090260    $56.00

Morábito, Fabio (1955-)
Delante de un prado una vaca.
México, D.F.: Era, 2011, 111p., index. [Poetry. Morábito, Italo-Mexican poet, previously wrote three poetry collections: “Lotes baldíos” (1985, Premio Carlos Pellicer), “De lunes todo el año” (1992, Premio Aguascalientes) and “Alguien de lava” (2002). These books were published under one title “La ola que regresa” (2006). He also translated the poetry of Eugenio Montale and Torquato Tasso.]
ISBN: 9786074450545    $24.50

Palés Matos, Luis (Puerto Rico, 1898-1959)
Tom-Toms of Kinky Hair and All Things Black.
Preface and translation by Jean Steeves-Franco. San Juan: UPR, 2010, 189p., bilingual edition, biblio., glossary. [Poetry. Bilingual edition of “Tuntún de pasa y grifería” (1937) by leading Puerto Rican poet Palés Matos, who is credited with establishing the Afro-Antillano literary genre. This collection received the Primer Premio de Literatura from the Puerto Rican Institute of Literature.]
ISBN: 9780847704750    $29.80