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New Latin American and Spanish Acquisitions in the Humanities and Social Sciences


Our current selection of Literature, History and the Social Sciences
focuses on the Southern Cone

Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay.

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  Current Southern Cone Essay, Literary Criticism, Theory
Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay

Arbeleche, Jorge
Una mirada sobre Juana de Ibarbourou.

Comp. and prol. by Andrés Echevarría. Montevideo: Estuario, first edition, 2009, 189p.,notes, chrono., b&w photos, b&w facsim. Ser. Ensayo. [Crit. On Uruguayan author, Juana de Ibarbourou (1892-1979), winner of the 1959 Premio Nacional de Literatura. Discusses poems from the collection Las lenguas de diamante (1919), colloquial language in Raíz salvaje (1922) and themes of rebellion in Perdida (1950). Award-winning poet Arbeleche recently published his poetry in El bosque de las cosas (2006).]
ISBN: 9789974819047   $22.90


Arlt, Roberto (Argentina, 1900-1942)
El paisaje en las nubes. Crónicas en el mundo 1937-1942
Prol. by Ricardo Piglia. Ed., intro. by Rose Corral. Buenos Aires: FCE, first edition, 2009, 766p., notes. Col. Tierra Firme. [Essay. 236 chronicles on literature, culture, travels and news events, published in Argentine newspaper El Mundo between 1937 and 1942. Excluded are only those also published in Mexico’s El Nacional and compiled in Al margen del cable (2003). Journalist, narrator and playwright Arlt (Generation of 1927) won the Premio Municipal, Buenos Aires for his novel Los siete locos (1929).]
ISBN: 9789505577927   $43.00


Attala, Daniel
Macedonio Fernández, lector del Quijote: Con referencia constante a J. L. Borges.
Buenos Aires: Paradiso, first edition, 2009, 156p., biblio., notes. [Crit. Studies Argentine author Macedonio Fernández  his relationship with Borges. Also discusses Cervantes, Unamuno, and Américo Castro. Contains two conversations with critic Julio Prieto. Attala is the author the essay collection Impensador mucho (2007).]
ISBN: 9789871598014   $27.50


Barcia, Pedro Luis (Coord.)
Homenaje a Larreta en el centenario de La gloria de Don Ramiro (1908-2008).
Buenos Aires: Acad. Argentina de Letras, first edition, 2009, 332p., color photos, color and b&w facsim., b&w ill. Ser. Homenajes; 24. [Crit. Contains criticism of Larreta’s novel La gloria de Don Ramiro (1908), the previously unpublished script of the opera Yupanqui, his text Alberta, as well as papers discussing his lesser-known works and several letters by this Argentine representative of Modernism. Also contains caricatures previously published in popular magazines. Award-winning author Alicia Jurado contributes.]
ISBN: 9789505851171   $27.20


Besarón, Pablo
La conspiración: ensayos sobre el complot en la literatura argentina.
Buenos Aires: Simurg, 1st ed., 2009, 183p., biblio., notes. Col. Cuadernos de Ensayo. [Essay. Discusses conspiracy in 19th-20th c. Argentine literature. Studies ties between the sociopolitical environment and literary production. Topics include paranoia in the work of Esteban Echeverría, Gustavo Perednik’s portrayal of religion and the Postmodern conspiracy in the writing of Ricardo Piglia.]
ISBN: 9789875541399   $25.70


Calabrese, Elisa
Lugar comun: lecturas críticas de literatura argentina.
Mar del Plata: Ed. de la Univ. Nac. de Mar del Plata, first edition, 2009, 292p., biblio., notes. Ser. símbolos. [Crit. Critical essays on Argentine literature. Discusses the historical fiction of Libertad Demitrópulos, fantastical elements in the work of Borges and the poetry of Olga Orozco, among other topics.]
ISBN: 9789871371358   $27.50


Campra, Rosalba
Territorios de la ficción: lo fantástico.
Sevilla: Renacimiento, first Spanish edition, 2008, (c. 2000, Carocci), 212p., biblio., notes. Col. Iluminaciones; 40. [Literary theory. On 20th c. fantastic narrative. A re-elaboration of Campra’s earlier works, such as Los silenciones del texto en la literatura fantástica (1991) and Territori della finzione (2000). Analyzes fantasy’s evolution from a genre determined by 19th c. themes such as ghosts and vampires to one which explores more disturbing possibilities. Discusses fifty authors from the Americas and Europe, including representative authors such as Borges, Cortázar and Fuentes.]
ISBN: 9788484723875   $35.80


Domínguez, Carlos María
Construcción de la noche: la vida de Onetti.
Montevideo: Cal y Canto, second edition, 2009, (c. 1993, Planeta), 245p., notes, analytic index, b&w photos. [Crit. Revised and augmented from the first edition, on the life of Juan Carlos Onetti (1909-1994). Based on interviews with Onetti as well as his friends and family. Award-winning author of fiction and criticism, Domínguez wrote, among others, the novel La mujer hablada (1995, Premio Bartolomé Hidalgo).]
ISBN: 9789974540590   $28.40


Fenoy, Liliana (Director)
El espacio textual: Entre literatura, psicoanálisis y filosofía.
Intro. by Gabriela Simón. Córdoba: Alción, first edition, 2008, 368p., biobiblio., biblio., notes. [Crit. Analyzes the idea of space as defined by text. Combines elements of psychoanalysis and philosophy while discussing works by Leopoldo Brizuela, Liliana Heker and Tomás Eloy Martínez among others. Contributing authors include award-winning poet and literary critic Silvio Mattoni.]
ISBN: 9789876460408   $31.30

Fernández Ferrer, Antonio
Ficciones de Borges: en las galerías del laberinto.
Madrid: Cátedra, first edition, 2009, 527p., biblio., notes, reference index, b&w facsim., b&w photos. Col. Crítica y Estudios Literarios. [Crit. On Borges’s short story collection Ficciones (1944), a key work in the Latin American literature. Contains data and analyses of each story’s literary genesis, characteristics, critical reception and influence, as well as Borges’ notes on inspiration sources and textual changes. Professor Fernández Ferrer’s works include Jorge Luis Borges A/Z (1991) and La isla infinita de Fernando Ortiz (1998).]
ISBN: 9788437625652   $37.00


Fischer, María Luisa
Neruda: Construcción y legados de una figura cultural.
Santiago de Chile: Universitaria, first edition, 2008, 232p., biblio., notes, b&w photos, b&w facsim., b&w ill. Col. El saber y la cultura. [Crit. CUNY professor Fischer studies how Neruda has posthumously become an historical, literary and cultural figure distinct from the actual person. Analyzes the creation and significance of this idea. Constructed from various biographies, as well as Neruda’s Canto general (1950), Estravagario (1958) and Fin de mundo (1969).]
ISBN: 9789561120365   $33.50


Flawiá de Fernández, Nilda María (Comp.)
Argentina en su literatura.
Buenos Aires: Corregidor, first edition, 2009, 381p., biblio., biobiblio., notes. [Crit. Collected essays on Southern Cone literature, from the 19th c to present. Studies lyrical discourse in the work of Vicente Huidobro, Tomás Eloy Martínez’s portrayal of dystopia and the Gauchesco style of Juan Filloy. Among the contributors are award-winning author María Rosa Lojo and Kenyon College professor Marta Sierra.]
ISBN: 9789500518321   $31.50


Gilio, María Esther
Estás acá para creerme: La historia de mis entrevistas con Juan Carlos Onetti.
Montevideo: Cal y Canto, first edition, 2009, 161p., notes. [Interview. Journalist Gilio has combined over 30 years of interviews and conversations with Juan Carlos Onetti into this single narrative text. From their first meeting in 1956 to his death in 1994. Gilio has also interviewed and written on authors such as Borges, Benedetti and Vargas Llosa.
ISBN: 9789974540583   $24.50


Giordano, Alberto
El giro autobiográfico de la literatura argentina actual.
Appendices by Nora Avaro. Buenos Aires: Mansalva, first edition, 2008, 91p., notes. Col. Campo Real. [Crit. On autobiographical tendencies in contemporary Argentine literature. Studies Raul Escari, Daniel Link and Elvio Gandolfo, among others. Essayist Giordano most recently published Una posibilidad de vida: Escrituras íntimas (2006). Critic Avaro contributes two essays listed as appendices.]

ISBN: 9789871474127   $23.30


Gómez, Leila
Iluminados y tránsfugas: relatos de viajeros y ficciones nacionales en Argentina, Paraguay y Peru.
Madrid: Iberoamericana, first edition, 2009, 261p., biblio., notes, b&w photos. Col. Nuevos Hispanismos; 8. [Literary history. Studies the role of 19th to early 20th c. travel narrative as a primary source for South American national discourse and identity formation. On British evolutionary naturalism and Rio Plata literature, botanical/medical and commercial influences in Paraguayan literature. Also on the influence of the National Geographic magazine on Machu Picchu and Cuzco Indigenism.]
ISBN: 9788484894148  $36.00


Gómez, Teo
Mario Benedetti: El poeta cotidiano y profundo.
Barcelona: Océano, first edition, 2009, 231p., biblio., chrono. Col. Ambar. [Crit. On the life and work of writer Mario Benedetti (Uruguay, 1920-2009), a member of the Uruguayan Generation of 1945 and winner of the 2000 Premio Reina Sofia de Poesía Iberoamericana. Text is divided in three sections by topic: his life, his writing style and his work. Also contains an extensive chronology of his life.]
ISBN: 9788475566078   $32.70


Gordon Knecht, Lidia
El texto ludico: Borges, Hernández, Cortázar, Sarduy.
College Park, MD: Hispamérica, first edition, 2008, 122p., biblio., notes. [Crit. Based on the author’s doctoral thesis, on the narrative of Jorge Borges, Felisberto Hernández, Julio Cortázar and Severo Sarduy. Analyzes the theory and practice of playful narrative as a manifestation of philosophy, culture and literary strategy.]
ISBN: 0935318348   $18.60

Jitrik, Noé (Director)
Historia crítica de la literatura argentina: Volumen 7. Rupturas.
Ed. by Celina Manzoni. Buenos Aires: Emecé, first edition, 2009, 790p., biblio., biobiblio., notes, onomastic, thematic indices. Col. Historia Crítica. [Literary history. On the Argentine literary rupture (1920-1940), a key period in Latin American literature. Discusses the literary magazine Martín Fierro, literary groups Florida and Boedo, advocates such as Borges and Pellegrini and interplay among Latin American and European Vanguardism, Ultrism and other movements. Director Jitrik is an acclaimed literary critic. Manzoni won the 2000 Premio de Ensayo Casa de las Américas, and her works include Vanguardistas en su tinta (2007).]
ISBN: 9789500431446   $46.00


Lemebel, Pedro (Chile, 1955-)
Serenata cafiola.
Santiago: Seix Barral, first edition, 2008, 237p., b&w ill., b&w photos. Biblioteca Breve. [Multigenre lit. Collected chronicles of urban Chilean life, using music as the unifying theme. Author/artist Lemebel is a recognized figure of Chilean counterculture, known for his candid portrayal of homosexuality and for openly criticizing the status quo. He has published numerous nonfiction texts, including the chronicles Zanjón de la Aguada (2003) and Un extraño en el paraíso (2005), as well as the novel Tengo miedo torero (2001).]
ISBN: 9789562474481   $25.60

Lizama, Patricio; Zaldívar, María Inés
Las vanguardias literarias en Chile: bibliografía y antología crítica.
Madrid: Iberoamericana, 1st ed., 2009, 731p., biblio., onomastic index, b&w photos, b&w facsim., notes. Col. Bibliografía y Antología Crítica de las Vanguardias Literarias en el Mundo Ibérico. [Crit. Critical study of avant garde Chilean literature, focusing on literature published only in magazines. First half is an extensive bibliography of Vanguardist works, second half contains 21 critical articles on authors such as Vicente Huidobro, Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda and others.]
ISBN: 9788484893899   $41.50


López-Luces, Marta
La poesía y sus máscaras: Una aproximación a las obras de Diego Jesus Jiménez, Raul Zurita, Mercedes Roffé y María Antonia Ortega.
Lima: Univ. Nac. Mayor de San Marcos, first edition, 2009, 133p., biblio., notes. Serie Avances de investigación. [Crit. On contemporary Spanish and Latin American poetry, studied through four poets: Diego Jiménez (Spain), Raul Zurita (Chile), Mercedes Roffé (Argentina) and María Antonia Ortega (Spain). On nostalgia, dystopia and postmodernism.]
ISBN: 9789972464003   $14.00

Lugones, Leopoldo
Obras Completas de Leopoldo Lugones, Tomo V: Poemas solariegos.
Preliminary study, notes and appendices by Pedro Luis Barcia. Buenos Aires: Ediciones Pasco, first edition, 2009, 248p., notes, appendices, tables, diagrams, b&w ill., b&w facsim. [Crit. The fifth volume of the complete works of Modernist poet Lugones contains a critical edition of his Poemas solariegos (1927). Lugones won the 1926 Premio Nacional de literatura, and is the author of Romances del Río Seco (1938), among others. Volume four is forthcoming.]
ISBN: 987974358X   $26.00


Mattoni, Silvio (Argentina, 1969-)
El presente: Poesía argentina y otras lecturas.
Córdoba: Alción, first edition, 2008, 256p., biblio. [Crit. Collected essays on contemporary Argentine poetry from this award-winning author and critic. Discusses Arturo Carrera and Osvaldo Lamborghini, as well as Alberto Girri and Héctor Viel Temperley, among others. Mattoni is the author of the poetry collection Sagitario (1998) and the essay collection Koré (2000, Premio Fondo de las Artes).]
ISBN: 9789876460392   $28.30


Nahson, Daniel
La critica del mito: Borges y la literatura como sueño de vida.
Madrid: Iberoamericana, 1st ed., 2009, 362p., biblio., notes. [Crit. SUNY professor Nahson studies Borges, focusing on themes of emotion, religion and autobiography. Discusses his stories, poetry and essays, including El congreso (1975), Mateo XXV-30 (1969) and Historia de la eternidad (1936).]
ISBN: 9788484893837   $39.50


Onetti, Juan Carlos
Cartas de un joven escritor: correspondencia con Julio E. Payró.
Ed., preliminary study and notes by Hugo J. Verani. Montevideo: Trilce, first edition, 2009, 162p., notes, b&w photos, b&w facsim. [Correspondence. Critical edition of letters from 1937 to 1955, exchanged between Juan Carlos Onetti and Julio Payró. Topics range from the movie The Maltese Falcon to Argentine author Ricardo Piglia.]
ISBN: 9789974325128   $20.90


Pellettieri, Osvaldo (Editor)
En torno a la convención y la novedad.
Buenos Aires: Galerna, first edition, 2009, 351p., biblio., notes, diagrams. Col. Estudios de Teatro Argentino e Iberoamericano. [Crit. Papers from a 2008 conference on Ibero-American and Argentine theater. On Marcelino Dávalos, Ricardo Monti, Florencio Sánchez and others. Contributors include Jorge Dubatti and Graciela Maturo, as well as professors Gustavo Geirola (Whittier College) and David Foster (Arizona State Univ.).]
ISBN: 9789505565511   $32.80


Pérez, Alberto Julián
Revolución poética y modernidad periférica: ensayos de poesía hispanoamericana.
Buenos Aires: Corregidor, first edition, 2009, 380p., biblio., notes. Col. Nueva crítica hispanoamericana; 30. [Crit. Collection of critical essays by Texas Tech Univ. professor Pérez, on the Latin American Modernist and Vanguardist poets of the 19th and 20th c., previously published in literary journals. Among others, discusses poets Rubén Darío (Nicaragua), Julio Herrera (Uruguay) and Eduardo Mitre (Bolivia).]
ISBN: 9789500518253   $27.90


Prego Gadea, Omar; Petit, María Angélica
Onetti: la novela total: opera prima/opera omnia.
Montevideo: Seix Barral, first edition, 2009, 411p., biblio., notes, onomastic index, b&w photos, b&w facsim. Biblioteca Breve. [Crit. On the life and works of Juan Carlos Onetti (1909-1994). Topics include Modernism, the Generation of 1945, works such as La vida breve (1950), among others. Also contains photographs and conversations between Onetti and the authors.]
ISBN: 9789974643970   $27.40


Premat, Julio
Héroes sin atributos: Figuras de autor en la literatura argentina.
Buenos Aires: FCE, first edition, 2009, 276p., biblio. Col. Tierra Firme. [Crit. Studies how Argentine authors portray themselves in their writing. Examines seven major writers, including Macedonio Fernández, Osvaldo Lamborghini, Ricardo Piglia and César Aira. Some chapters are rewritten versions of works previously presented in various academic and literary venues
ISBN: 9789505577781   $29.70


Rama, Ángel (Uruguay, 1926-1983)
Diario: 1974-1983.
Prol., ed. and notes by Rosario Peyrou. Buenos Aires: El Andariego, re-edition, 2008, (c. 2001, Trilce), 254p., onomastic index, notes. [Crit. An important re-edition of the diary of this prominent Uruguayan critic, written during his years of exile. Discusses literary theory, encounters with writers, culture, politics and other topics.]
ISBN: 9789872402105   $25.60


Schweizer, Rodolfo
Literatura y (de)formación nacional: Echeverría. Mármol. Sarmiento. Lugones.
Córdoba: Alción, first edition, 2008, 161p., biblio., notes. [Crit. Studies relationship between literature and the construction of Argentine national identity, as exemplified by four representative authors: Esteban Echeverría (1805-1851), José Mármol (1818-1871), Domingo Faustino Sarmiento (1811-1888) and Leopoldo Lugones (1874-1938). Arcadia Univ. professor Schweizer also published Juan José Hernández (2001).]
ISBN: 9789876460163   $24.00


Senkman, Leonardo; Sosnowski, Saul
Fascismo y nazismo en las letras argentinas.
Buenos Aires: Lumiere, 1st ed., 2009, 183p., biblio., notes. Col. Nuevas Miradas a la Argentina del Siglo XX. [Crit. Studies the influence of 20th c. dictatorships on contemporary Argentine literature. Discusses Nazism in the work of Ernesto Sábato, Griselda Gambaro’s play El campo (1967) and Tomás Eloy Martínez’s portrayal of Perón. Co-author Sosnowski is a professor at the Univ. of Maryland, College Park.]
ISBN: 9789876030601   $27.50


Tarcus, Horacio (Editor)
Cartas de una hermandad.
Buenos Aires: Emecé, first edition, 2009, 326p., biblio., notes. [Correspondence. Collected letters extracted from archives, exchanged among Leopoldo Lugones, Horacio Quiroga, Ezequiel Martínez Estrada, Luis Franco and Samuel Glusberg between 1920 and 1960. Topics range from each other’s work to the literary magazine Martín Fierro. Tarcus provides annotations and a critical study.]
ISBN: 9789500431866   $29.70


Valdés, Adriana
Enrique Lihn: vistas parciales.
Santiago de Chile: Palinodia, first edition, 2008, 174p., biblio., notes. Col. Contrapunto. [Crit. Essays, from magazines, journals and conferences, on the work of author and member of the Chilean Generation of 1950, Enrique Lihn (1929-1988). Valdés, a close friend of Lihn’s, writes on topics ranging from his sarcasm to his poetry in Diario de muerte (1989).]
ISBN: 9789568438227   $32.50


Vallina, Cecilia (Editor)
Crítica del testimonio: Ensayos sobre las relaciones entre memoria y relato.
Rosario: Beatriz Viterbo, first edition, 2009, 221p., notes, biobiblio. Biblioteca Tesis/Ensayo; 64. [Crit. Collected essays previously presented during conferences in 2006. On the presence of memory and testimony in Argentine literature, and how these trends effect the intellectual and artistic production of the country. Contributors include Daniel Link, Alejandro Moreira and Eduardo Russo, among others.]
ISBN: 9789508452337   $29.50

Viñas, David (Argentina, 1927-)
Viajeros argentinos a Estados Unidos.
Buenos Aires: Santiago Arcos, first edition, 2008, (c. 1998, Sudamericana), 412p. Ser. Parabellum. Col. Ensayo; 19. [Crit. On narratives by Argentine authors about travels to the U. S., ranging from Domingo Sarmiento in the 1800s to Horacio de Dios in the late 1900s. Includes seven narratives by Viñas himself, who has won awards for his fiction, plays and most recently the Premio Konex for his essay collection Literatura argentina y política (2004).]
ISBN: 9789871240289   $27.00

Woodyard, George (Editor)
Fábula, sexo y poder: Teatro argentino al final del siglo XX.
Lawrence: LATR Books, 1st ed., 2009, 140p., biblio., b&w photos. Col. Antología Frank Dauster; 1. [Crit. Univ. of Kansas professor Woodyard presents three representative pieces of late 20th c. Argentine drama. Contains Cossa’s Yepeto (1987), Rovner’s Volvió una noche (1993) and Laragione’s Cocinando con Elisa (1995), as well as essays discussing each work.]
ISBN: 9780578022017   $19.00