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The Oxford Book Of Latin American Short Stories

Author : Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria
ISBN : 9780195130850
Genre : Fiction
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This collection brings together 53 stories that span the history of Latin American literature and represent the most dazzling achievements in the form. It covers the entire history of Latin American short fiction, from the colonial period to present.
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Short Stories Set

Author : Ilan Stavans
ISBN : 0199928509
Genre : Literary Collections
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The perfect set for all those interested in literature across various cultures! This set includes The Oxford Book of American Short Stories, The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories, The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories, and The Oxford Book of English Short Stories.
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The Oxford Book Of Latin American Essays

Author : Ilan Stavans
ISBN : UOM:39015039899938
Genre : Literary Collections
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Contains more than seventy selections, some never before translated into English, by such well-known Latin American writers as Pablo Neruda, Alfonso Reyes, and Carlos Fuentes, covering a broad range of topics from politics to history to literature. UP.
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The Oxford Book Of American Short Stories

Author : Joyce Carol Oates
ISBN : 9780199744398
Genre : Fiction
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Presents a collection of fifty-nine familiar and unfamiliar stories by such writers as John Cheever, Ray Bradbury, Flannery O'Connor, Edmund White, and Richard Wright.
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Das Zeichen Des Todes

Author : Kevin O'Brien
ISBN : 9783644431515
Genre : Fiction
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Er hat dich erwählt: Du wirst sterben Wer Gutes tut, muss sterben Der Fluch der guten Tat Blumen für die Toten Sydney Jordan moderiert eine TV-Sendung, die alltägliche Helden vorstellt: Menschen, die Leben gerettet haben. Nebenbei muss sie sich um ihr eigenes Leben kümmern. Nach einer schmerzhaften Trennung zieht sie mit Sohn Eli nach Boston. Doch irgendetwas stimmt mit der neuen Wohnung nicht. Jemand scheint dort heimlich ein und aus zu gehen. Während Eli ohne ihr Wissen die düstere Geschichte der Vormieter erforscht, macht Sydney eine albtraumhafte Entdeckung: Nach und nach sterben die in ihrer Sendung vorgestellten Menschen bizarre Tode. Morde, die offenbar etwas mit dem geheimen Gast in Sydneys Wohnung zu tun haben. Und jemand schickt den Hinterbliebenen Blumen – in Sydneys Namen ...
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The Latin American Short Story At Its Limits

Author : Lucy Bell
ISBN : 9781351543064
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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The Latin American short story has often been viewed in terms of its relation to orality, tradition and myth. But this desire to celebrate the difference of Latin American culture unwittingly contributes to its exoticization, failing to do justice to its richness, complexity and contemporaneity. By re-reading and re-viewing the short stories of Juan Rulfo, Julio Cortazar and Augusto Monterroso, Bell reveals the hybridity of this genre. It is at once rooted in traditional narrative and fragmented by modern experience; its residual qualities are revived through emergent forms. Crucially, its oral and mythical characteristics are compounded with the formal traits of modern, emerging media: photography, cinema, telephony, journalism, and cartoon art.
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The Oxford Book Of Jewish Stories

Author : Ilan Stavans
ISBN : 9780195110197
Genre : Fiction
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Presents the work of more than fifty notable Jewish writers from a dozen countries and from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, including Sholem Aleichem, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Cynthia Ozick
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The Oxford Book Of Caribbean Short Stories

Author : Stewart Brown
ISBN : 0192802291
Genre : Literary Collections
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The Caribbean is the source of one of the richest, most accessible, and yet technically adventurous traditions of contemporary world literature. This collection extends beyond the realm of English-speaking writers, to include stories published in Spanish, French, and Dutch. It brings together contributions from major figures such as V. S. Naipaul, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and work from the exciting new generation of Caribbean writers represented by Edwidge Danticat, and Jamaica Kincaid.
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Contemporary Caribbean Cultures And Societies In A Global Context

Author : Franklin W. Knight
ISBN : 0807876909
Genre : Social Science
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The Caribbean ranks among the earliest and most completely globalized regions in the world. From the first moment Europeans set foot on the islands to the present, products, people, and ideas have made their way back and forth between the region and other parts of the globe with unequal but inexorable force. An inventory of some of these unprecedented multidirectional exchanges, this volume provides a measure of, as well as a model for, new scholarship on globalization in the region. Ten essays by leading scholars in the field of Caribbean studies identify and illuminate important social and cultural aspects of the region as it seeks to maintain its own identity against the unrelenting pressures of globalization. These essays examine cultural phenomena in their creolized forms--from sports and religion to music and drink--as well as the Caribbean manifestations of more universal trends--from racial inequality and feminist activism to indebtedness and economic uncertainty. Throughout, the volume points to the contending forces of homogeneity and differentiation that define globalization and highlights the growing agency of the Caribbean peoples in the modern world. Contributors: Antonio Benitez-Rojo (1931-2004) Alex Dupuy, Wesleyan University Juan Flores, City University of New York Graduate Center Jorge L. Giovannetti, University of Puerto Rico Aline Helg, University of Geneva Franklin W. Knight, The Johns Hopkins University Anthony P. Maingot, Florida International University Teresita Martinez-Vergne, Macalester College Helen McBain, Economic Commission for Latin America & the Caribbean, Trinidad Frances Negron-Muntaner, Columbia University Valentina Peguero, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Raquel Romberg, Temple University
Category: Social Science