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302 pages ; 21 cm
"Emmanuela ne saurait dire comment, mais elle a le .sentiment d'un déplacement .subtil dans l'ordre physique des choses, comme si chaque objet autour d'elle bougeait, se déplaçait ou penchait juste un peu, un centimètre ou deux, lui enlevant le sentiment de .sécurité que lui prodigue le fait de .savoir chaque chose .strictement à la place qu'elle lui a assignée. Une illusion dérangeante. Le surmenage, peut-être. Haïti. Lorsque Couz, soixante-dix-neuf ans, convoque sa cousine Emmanuela pour lui raconter de sombres histoires de famille, lui parler d'anges, de démons et d'un karma sauvage, Emmanuela l'écoute à peine, elle considère ces récits de fantômes et d'esprits vengeurs comme peu crédibles. Pourtant, elle doit bien reconnaître que des choses de plus en plus inquiétantes se passent autour d'elle. Elle commence à avoir peur. Et si les propos de Couz n'étaient pas seulement le fruit d'un esprit dérangé... Kettly Mars nous entraîne dans une saga haletante aux nombreux rebondissements, alliant souffle épique et moments d'émotion intense, prouvant que la culture vodou est une source d'inspiration et un incroyable moteur romanesque."--Page 4 of cover.
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2. L'arbre à musique [2018]

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110 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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296 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Pitiful sights: reading the Wars of religion
  • The compassion machine: theories of fellow-feeling, 1570-1692
  • Caritas, compassion, and religious difference
  • Pitiful states: marital miscompassion and the historical novel
  • Affective absolutism and the problem of religious difference
  • Compassionate labor in seventeenth-century Montreal.
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viii, 185 pages ; 24 cm
  • With Crystalline Drops of Imperial Jade: David Ruiz Puga's Got seif de Cuin!
  • Nicaragua as a Novel: Sergio Ramírez's Margarita, está linda la mar
  • The Detritus of a Revolution in Ruins: Franz Galich's Managua, Salsa City
  • The Sacrificial Economy and the Question of the Anthropocene in Rodrigo Rey Rosa's 'Gracia'
  • The Boy in the Bubble: Eduardo Halfon's Manaña nunca lo hablamos
  • Carlos Cortés' Larga noche hacia mi madre: The Labyrinth of the Past
  • The Difficulty in Burying the Dead: Claudia Hernández's De fronteras
  • Love and Sex in Times of Disenchantment: Reading Jacinta Escudos
  • Chronicle of a Suicide Foretold: Denise Phé-Funchal's Ana sonríe.
This book is a series of original, critical meditations on short stories and novels from Central America between 1995 and 2016. During the Cold War, literary art in Central America, as in Latin America in general, was strongly over-determined by the politics of the Cold War, which gave rise to popular struggle and three major armed civil wars in the 1970s and 1980s in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala. The period produced intense literary activity with political ideology central, personified by social denunciation in the testimonial novel and revolutionary poetry. Since then, though themes of violence are still at much of its core, Central American fiction has become more complex. We have witnessed a resurgence of literary writing and criticism with a focus squarely on the artistic side of narrative art: writing aware of its own figurative manoeuvres and inventiveness, its philosophical and affective dimensions, and its carefully crafted syntax. This collection of essays by Jeffrey Browitt attempts to trace some of the contours of this new literature and the contemporary subjectivities of its writers through close readings of Guatemalas Rodrigo Rey Rosa, Eduardo Halfon and Denise Phe-Funchal; Nicaraguas Franz Galich and Sergio Ramirez; Belizes David Ruiz Puga; El Salvadors Jacinta Escudos and Claudia Hernandez; and Costa Ricas Carlos Cortes. Key themes are gender, subjectivity and affect as these intersect with the deconstruction of the family, hegemonic masculinity, motherhood, revolutionary romanticism, and the relationship of humans with animals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781845198602 20180115
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5. Convivio [2018]

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lxv, 663 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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230 pages ; 19 cm
"Douces déroutes. À Port-au-Prince, la violence n'est jamais totale. Elle trouve son pendant dans une "douceur suraiguë", douceur qui submerge Francis, un journaliste français, un soir au Korosà1 Resto-Bar, quand s'élève la voix cassée et profonde de la chanteuse, Brune. Le père de Brune, le juge Berthier, a été assassiné, coupable d'être resté intègre dans la ville où tout s'achète. À l'annonce de la mort de ce père qui lui a appris à "ne jamais souiller son regard", la raison de sa fille a manqué basculer. Six mois après cette disparition, tout son être refuse encore de consentir à la résignation. Son oncle Pierre n'a pas non plus renoncé à élucider ce crime toujours impuni. Après de longues années passées à l'étranger, où ses parents l'avaient envoyé très jeune l'homosexualité n'était pas bien vue dans la petite bourgeoisie, il vit reclus dans sa maison, heureux de rassembler ses amis autour de sa table les samedis. Aux côtés de Brune et de Pierre ; d'Ézéchiel, le poète déterminé à échapper à son quartier misérable ; de Nerline, militante des droits des femmes ; de Waner, non-violent convaincu ; de Ronny l'Américain, chez lui en Haïti comme dans une seconde patrie, et de Francis, Yanick Lahens nous entraîne dans une intrigue haletante. Au rythme d'une écriture rapide, électrique, syncopée, comme nourrissant sa puissance des entrailles de la ville, elle dévoile peu à peu, avec une bouleversante tendresse, l'intimité de chacun. Tout en douceur, elle les accompagne vers l'inévitable déroute de leur condition d'êtres humains. Russell Banks l'affirme dans sa préface à l'édition américaine de Bain de lune : "Ce qui est indéniablement vrai des personnages de Lahens l'est indéniablement pour chacun d'entre nous.""--Page 4 of cover.
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7. Faire mouche [2018]

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126 pages ; 19 cm
"À défaut de pouvoir se détériorer, mes rapports s'étaient considérablement distendus avec ma famille. Or, cet été-là, ma cousine se mariait. J'allais donc revenir à Saint-Fourneau. Et les revoir. Tous. Enfin, ceux qui restaient. Mais soyons honnête, le problème n'était pas là."--Page 4 of cover.
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586 pages ; 25 cm
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v, 193 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: written in the water: the image of the river in Latin/o American literature / Elizabeth G. Rivero and Jeanie Murphy
  • I. Memory of water: rivers and the politics and praxis of remembrance. Along the river of memory: Los fuegos de San Telmo by José Pedro Diaz / Elizabeth G. Rivero; Floating statues and streams of consciousness: memory work in Argentina's Río de la Plata and Río Salí / Bridget V. Franco; From "obstinate memory" to explosions of recollections: rivers as cultural sites of remembrance / Julia A. Kushigian
  • II. Rivers at the crossroads: borders, land/cityscapes, and social imaginaries as contested spaces. The river as political quagmire: Mempo Giardinelli's An impossible balance / Jeanie Murphy
  • Rippling borders in Latina literature / Rebeca L. Hey-Colón
  • Social and geographical landscapes: the river as metaphor for female sexuality / Kathryn Quinn-Sánchez; Myth and reality: imaging the river in early colonial Spanish writings / J. Manuel Gómez; Writing the riverbanks in El libro flotante de Caytran Dölphin by Leonardo Valencia / Renata Égüez.
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xii, 208 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Two Ounces of Melancholy 1. Garibaldi's Shadows: Heroism and Melancholia 2. Geographic Expressions: Mapping Modernity 3. A Beatrice for Modernity: Girls in Italian Children's Literature Conclusion: The Heart of the Matter Bibliography.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138243408 20171121
This book bridges the fields of Children's Literature and Italian Studies by examining how turn-of-the-century children's books forged a unified national identity for the new Italian State. Through contextualized close readings of a wide range of texts, Truglio shows how the 19th-century concept of recapitulation, which held that ontogeny (the individual's development) repeats phylogeny (the evolution of the species), underlies the strategies of this corpus. Italian fairy tales, novels, poems, and short stories imply that the personal development of the child corresponds to and hence naturalizes the modernizing development of the nation. In the context of Italy's uneven and ambivalent modernization, these narrative trajectories are enabled by a developmental melancholia. Using a psychoanalytic lens, and in dialogue with recent Anglophone Children's Literature criticism, this study proposes that national identity was constructed via a process of renouncing and incorporating paternal and maternal figures, rendered as compulsory steps into maturity and modernity. With chapters on the heroic figure of Garibaldi, the Orientalized depiction of the South, and the role of girls in formation narratives, this book discloses how melancholic itineraries produced gendered national subjects. This study engages both well-known Italian texts, such as Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio and De Amicis' Heart, and books that have fallen into obscurity by authors such as Baccini, Treves, Gianelli, and Nuccio. Its approach and corpus shed light on questions being examined by Italianists, Children's Literature scholars, and social and cultural historians with an interest in national identity formation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138243408 20171121
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128 pages ; 21 cm
"Cela faisait plus de cinquante ans que je n'étais pas revenu en Algérie où j'étais né, d'où nous étions partis sans rien. J'avais si souvent répété que je n'y retournerais jamais. Et puis une occasion s'est présentée : un festival de cinéma méditerranéen auquel j'étais invité comme juré à Annaba, une ville de l'Est algérien, ma région d'origine. J'ai pris en décembre l'avion pour Annaba, j'ai participé au festival, je m'y suis senti bien, j'ai eu l'impression d'une fraternité nouvelle avec eux tous. Mais au moment où, le festival fini, je m'apprêtais à prendre comme convenu la route des Aurès pour revoir la ville et la maison de mon enfance, un événement est survenu, qui a tout arrêté, tout bouleversé. C'est le récit de ce retour cassé que je fais ici."--Page 4 of cover.
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249 pages ; 19 cm
"Louis Claret est un professeur vieillissant qui habite en province. Séparé de sa femme depuis quelques années, ses filles vivant désormais des vies très différentes de ce qu'il avait imaginé, il se laisse bercer par le quotidien. C'est sans réfléchir et pour remplir une soirée bien vide qu'il se rend au vernissage d'une exposition de peintures d'Alexandre Laudin - un ancien élève, jadis très effacé mais devenu une célébrité dans le monde artistique. Il ne se figure pas un seul instant à quel point ces retrouvailles vont bouleverser sa vie. La Mise à nu parle de ce qu'on laisse derrière soi, au bout du compte. Des enfants. Des amis. Des livres ou des tableaux... Jean-Philippe Blondel, dans une veine très personnelle, évoque avec finesse ce moment délicat où l'on commence à dresser le bilan de son existence tout en s'évertuant à poursuivre son chemin, avec un sourire bravache."--Page 4 of cover.
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189 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introductionã 1. Pablo Neruda's Transnational Modernist Networks: Colombo-Madrid-London-Buenos Airesã 2. Empire and Commerce in Latin America: Historicising Virginia Woolf's The Voyage Outã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã ã 3. Whose Joyce? Whose Modernism? Borges, Bolano, and the Question of the `Ulyssean' Novel 4. The Reluctant Translator: Beckett's Road to Mexico (via Paz) 5. The Politics of Death in Mexico: Manet, Lowry, Bolano and the Ghost of Emperor Maximilian Coda: Towards Modernist Dialogues in the Global South.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138218505 20171211
This book is the first in-depth exploration of the relationship between Latin American and European modernisms during the long twentieth century. Drawing on comparative, historical, and postcolonial reading strategies (including archival research), it seeks to reenergize the study of modernism by putting the spotlight on the cultural networks and aesthetic dialogues that developed between European and non-European writers, including Pablo Neruda, James Joyce, Leonard Woolf, Virginia Woolf, Jorge Luis Borges, Victoria Ocampo, Roberto Bolano, Julio Cortazar, Samuel Beckett, Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes, and Malcolm Lowry. The book explores a wide range of texts that reflect these writers' complex concerns with questions of exile, space, empire, colonization, reception, translation, human subjectivity, and modernist experimentation. By rethinking modernism comparatively and by placing this intricate web of cultural interconnections within an expansive transnational (and transcontinental) framework, this unique study opens up new perspectives that delineate the construction of a polycentric geography of modernism. It will be of interest to those studying global modernisms, as well as Latin American literature, transatlantic studies, comparative literature, world literature, translation studies, and the global south.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138218505 20171211
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93 pages ; 22 cm
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xxiii, 138 pages ; 24 cm
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143 pages ; 21 cm.
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x, 320 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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xii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Questions of Authority investigates Italian-Australian literary travel exchanges throughout the long nineteenth century. The 1800s witnessed major transformations in Australian overseas travel: it gradually evolved from a replica of the Continental Grand Tour of the British to a more idiosyncratic cosmopolitan experience, either touristic or professional. Moreover, it was during the second half of this century that both Italy and Australia underwent crucial political upheavals; these resulted in shifts from colonial and subjugated status, to self-government and ultimately independence. This volume connects these geographical, political and sociocultural contexts of Italy and Australia by considering their interlaced odeporic library, produced at a significant time in history. Additionally, this book analyses key texts compiled by Italians in Australia, and Australians in Italy: these chiefly consist of voyage accounts, but also include the records of explorers, missionaries, scientists and migrants coming from the Italian peninsula. These primary sources include unpublished travel diaries compiled by the first Victorian women visitors to the Bel Paese, which have been largely neglected by scholarship thus far. This examination pinpoints the enduring significance of Italy in travel-related terms, showing how this destination was adapted from the map of eighteenth-century British Grand Tourists, to that of nineteenth-century Australian holiday makers. Most critically, Questions of Authority argues Italian-Australian peripatetic connections entail issues of authority, that emerge in the ways in which Italian and Australian travel writers displayed their authorship, cultural capital and national identification in relation to the other country. Finally, it demonstrates how these are highly regulated by, and yet simultaneously challenge, British colonial hegemony.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138562486 20171227
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19. The restless [2018]

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251 pages ; 21 cm
"This lyrical novel, structured like a Creole quadrille, is a rich ethnography bearing witness to police violence in French Guadeloupe. Narrators both living and dead recount the racial and class stratification that led to a protest-turned-massacre. Dambury's English debut is a vibrant memorial to a largely forgotten atrocity, coinciding with the government's declassification of documents pertaining to the incident"-- Provided by publisher.
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xxix, 213 pages ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: dissident novelists in Franco's Spain
  • Artistic education and literary self-realization in Nada (1945) by Carmen LaForet
  • From social realism to memory in Señas de identidad (1966) by Juan Goytisolo
  • Juan Benet's critique of Proust and the creation of a Spanish nouveau roman in Voverás a Región (1967) and Ana meditación (1970)
  • The transition to democracy and the urgency of self-writing in El cuarto de atrás (1978) by Carmen Martín Gaite
  • A life made whole by literature in L'écriture ou la vie (1994) and Le grand voyage (1963) by Jorge Semprún
  • Proustian aesthetics and the ethics of history writing in Tu rostro mañana (2002-2007) by Javier Marías
  • Conclusion.
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