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The Posthumous Memoirs of Brás Cubas (Library of Latin America)
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Your listing is now active! Your exchange listing has been submitted and will appear on the site shortly! The Library of Latin America series makes available in translation major nineteenth-century authors whose work has been neglected in the English-speaking world. Mellon Foundation. During the period of national formation between and into the early years of the twentieth century, the new nations of Latin America fashioned their identities, drew up constitutions, engaged in bitter struggles over territory, and debated questions of education, government, ethnicity, and culture.
This was a unique period unlike the process of nation formation in Europe and one which should be more familiar than it is to students of comparative politics, history, and literature.
Library of Latin America (29 books)
The image of the nation was envisioned by the lettered classes--a minority in countries in which indigenous, mestizo, black, or mulatto peasants and slaves predominated--although there were also alternative na-. An unknown error has occurred.
Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while. No cover image. But while he may be dead, he is surely one of the liveliest characters in fiction, a product of one of the most remarkable imaginations in all of literature, Brazil's greatest novelist of the nineteenth century, Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis. It is a novel that has influenced generations of Latin American writers but remains refreshingly and unforgettably unlike anything written before or after it.
Toon meer Toon minder. Recensie s [comment for series] With the Library of Latin America, Oxford has opened up a new frontier that may prove as exciting and enigmatic as the continent itself. Skidmore Language has always been a barrier to our unity as the Americas, and most especially to our reading of each other's literatures.
Now with this new series by Oxford University Press, the library of Latin America is literally open to North Americans and to English speakers everywhere. This is an important series for anyone who is prevented from knowing the classics of the southern half of this hemisphere because of not knowing the language.
Bienvenidos to these new readers! What reach us from Machado's Parnassus are, instead, flashes of truth that make the darkness recede. A very great novel indeed. One hopes that these beautifully designed, carefully translated volumes will rectify that. The mystery of Machado is that he combines distanced irony with intimations of encroaching darkness, self-reflexive antics with soul. Though he lived mainly in the 19th century, Machado possesses an almost postmodern sensibility--playful, ironic and tricky. Vertaling Vertaald door Gregory Rabassa.