Queer Transitions In Contemporary Spanish Culture

Author: Gema Perez-Sanchez
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791479773
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Queer Transitions In Contemporary Spanish Culture from the Author: Gema Perez-Sanchez. Offers a sustained analysis of both high and low queer culture and its connections to cultural and political processes in Spain.

Latin American Women And The Literature Of Madness

Author: Elvira Sanchez-Blake
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786474858
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Latin American Women And The Literature Of Madness from the Author: Elvira Sanchez-Blake. At the turn of the millennium, narrative works by Latin American women writers have represented madness within contexts of sociopolitical strife and gender inequality. This book explores contemporary Latin American realities through madness narratives by prominent women authors, including Cristina Peri Rossi (Uruguay), Lya Luft (Brazil), Diamela Eltit (Chile), Cristina Rivera Garza (Mexico), Laura Restrepo (Colombia) and Irene Vilar (Puerto Rico). Close reading of these works reveals a pattern of literary techniques--a "poetics of madness"--employed by the writers to represent conditions that defy language, make sociopolitical crises tangible and register cultural perceptions of mental illness through literature.

Despotic Bodies And Transgressive Bodies

Author: Tatjana Pavlovic
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791455692
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Despotic Bodies And Transgressive Bodies from the Author: Tatjana Pavlovic. Examines crucial moments of transition in Spanish culture and society during both dictatorship and democracy.

Painting On The Page

Author: Rosemary Geisdorfer Feal
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791426036
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Painting On The Page from the Author: Rosemary Geisdorfer Feal. This book examines psychoanalysis, feminism, philosophy, and semiotics to examine late 19th- and 20th-Century Spanish and Spanish-American literature in relation to painting, and to larger questions of art theory and literary history.

Torn From The Nest

Author: Clorinda Matto de Turner
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199939012
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Torn From The Nest from the Author: Clorinda Matto de Turner. Clorinda Matto de Turner was the first Peruvian novelist to command an international reputation and the first to dramatize the exploitation of indigenous Latin American people. She believed the task of the novel was to be the photograph that captures the vices and virtues of a people, censuring the former with the appropriate moral lesson and paying its homage of admiration to the latter. In this tragic tale, Clorinda Matto de Turner explores the relationship between the landed gentry and the indigenous peoples of the Andean mountain communities. While unfolding as a love story rife with secrets and dashed hopes, Torn from the Nest in fact reveals a deep and destructive class disparity, and criticizes the Catholic clergy for blatant corruption. When Lucia and Don Fernando Marin settle in the small hamlet of Killac, the young couple become advocates for the local Indians who are being exploited and oppressed by their priest and governor and by the gentry allied with these two. Considered meddling outsiders, the couple meet violent resistance from the village leaders, who orchestrate an assault on their house and pursue devious and unfair schemes to keep the Indians subjugated. As a romance blossoms between the a member of the gentry and the peasant girl that Lucia and Don Fernando have adopted, a dreadful secret prevents their marriage and brings to a climax the novel's exposure of degradation: they share the same father--a parish priest. Torn from the Nest was first published in Peru in 1889 amidst much enthusiasm and outrage. This fresh translation--the first since 1904--preserves one of Peru's most distinctive and compelling voices.

A Comparative History Of Literatures In The Iberian Peninsula

Author: CĂ©sar DomĂ­nguez
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 9027266913
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A Comparative History Of Literatures In The Iberian Peninsula from the Author: CĂ©sar DomĂ­nguez. Volume 2 of A Comparative History of Literatures in the Iberian Peninsula brings to an end this collective work that aims at surveying the network of interliterary relations in the Iberian Peninsula. No attempt at such a comparative history of literatures in the Iberian Peninsula has been made until now. In this volume, the focus is placed on images (Section 1), genres (Section 2), forms of mediation (Section 3), and cultural studies and literary repertoires (Section 4). To these four sections an epilogue is added, in which specialists in literatures in the Iberian Peninsula, as well as in the (sub)disciplines of comparative history and comparative literary history, search for links between Volumes 1 and 2 from the point of view of general contributions to the field of Iberian comparative studies, and assess the entire project that now reaches completion with contributions from almost one hundred scholars.

All About Almod Var

Author: Bradley S. Epps
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 081664960X
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All About Almod Var from the Author: Bradley S. Epps. Printbegrænsninger: Der kan printes 10 sider ad gangen og max. 40 sider pr. session

Hope And Other Dangerous Pursuits

Author: Laila Lalami
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 156512751X
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Hope And Other Dangerous Pursuits from the Author: Laila Lalami. “A dream of a debut, by turns troubling adn glorious, angry and wise.” —Junot Diaz Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits evokes the grit and enduring grace that is modern Morocco. As four Moroccans illegally cross the Strait of Gibraltar in an inflatable boat headed for Spain, author Laila Lalami asks, What has driven them to risk their lives? And will the rewards prove to be worth the danger? There’s Murad, a gentle, unemployed man who’s been reduced to hustling tourists around Tangier; Halima, who’s fleeing her drunken husband and the slums of Casablanca; Aziz, who must leave behind his devoted wife in hope of securing work in Spain; and Faten, a student and religious fanatic whose faith is at odds with an influential man determined to destroy her future. Sensitively written with beauty and boldness, this is a gripping book about what propels people to risk their lives in search of a better future.