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In the wake of independence from Spain in 1898, Cuba's intellectual avant-garde struggled to cast their country as a modern nation. They grappled with the challenges presented by the postcolonial situation in general and with the location of blackness within a narrative of Cuban-ness in particular. In this breakthrough study, ...
Racial Experiments in Cuban Literature and Ethnography
In the wake of independence from Spain in 1898, Cuba's intellectual avant-garde struggled to cast their country as a modern nation. They grappled with the challenges presented by the postcolonial situation in general and with the location of blackness within a narrative of Cuban-ness in particular. In this breakthrough study, Emily Maguire examines how a cadre of writers re-imagined the nation and re-valorized Afro-Cuban culture through a textual production that incorporated elements of the ethnographic with the literary. Singling out the work of Lydia Cabrera as emblematic of the experimentation with genre that characterized the age, Maguire constructs a series of counterpoints that place Cabrera's work in dialogue with that of her Cuban contemporaries-including Fernando Ortiz, Nicolas Guillen, and Alejo Carpentier. An illuminating final chapter on Cabrera and Zora Neale Hurston widens the scope to contextualize Cuban texts within a hemispheric movement to represent black culture.
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78.700000 USD

Racial Experiments in Cuban Literature and Ethnography

by Emily A. Maguire
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Why is the capital of the United States named in part after Christopher Columbus, a Genoese explorer commissioned by Spain who never set foot on what would become the nation's mainland? Why did Spanish American nationalists in 1819 name a new independent republic Colombia, after Columbus, the first representative of ...
The Legacy of Christopher Columbus in the Americas: New Nations and a Transatlantic Discourse of Empire
Why is the capital of the United States named in part after Christopher Columbus, a Genoese explorer commissioned by Spain who never set foot on what would become the nation's mainland? Why did Spanish American nationalists in 1819 name a new independent republic Colombia, after Columbus, the first representative of empire from which they recently broke free? These are only two of the introductory questions explored in The Legacy of Christopher Columbus in the Americas, a fundamental recasting of Columbus as an eminently powerful tool in imperial constructs. Bartosik-Velez seeks to explain the meaning of Christopher Columbus throughout the so-called New World, first in the British American colonies and the United States, as well as in Spanish America, during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. She argues that, during the pre- and post-revolutionary periods, New World societies commonly imagined themselves as legitimate and powerful independent political entities by comparing themselves to the classical empires of Greece and Rome. Columbus, who had been construed as a figure of empire for centuries, fit perfectly into that framework. By adopting him as a national symbol, New World nationalists appeal to Old World notions of empire.
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104.950000 USD

The Legacy of Christopher Columbus in the Americas: New Nations and a Transatlantic Discourse of Empire

by Elise Bartosik-Velez
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Why has the work of writers in eighteenth-century Latin America been forgotten? During the eighteenth century, enlightened thinkers in Spanish territories in the Americas engaged in lively exchanges with their counterparts in Europe and Anglo-America about a wide range of topics of mutual interest, responding in the context of increasing ...
Domesticating Empire: Enlightenment in Spanish America
Why has the work of writers in eighteenth-century Latin America been forgotten? During the eighteenth century, enlightened thinkers in Spanish territories in the Americas engaged in lively exchanges with their counterparts in Europe and Anglo-America about a wide range of topics of mutual interest, responding in the context of increasing racial and economic diversification. Yet despite recent efforts to broaden our understanding of the global Enlightenment, the Ibero-American eighteenth century has often been overlooked. Through the work of five authors--Jose de Oviedo y Banos, Juan Ignacio Molina, Felix de Azara, Catalina de Jesus Herrera, and Jose Martin Felix de Arrate--Domesticating Empire explores the Ibero-American Enlightenment as a project that reflects both key Enlightenment concerns and the particular preoccupations of Bourbon Spain and its territories in the Americas. At a crucial moment in Spain's imperial trajectory, these authors domesticate topics central to empire--conquest, Indians, nature, God, and gold--by making them familiar and utilitarian. As a result, their works later proved resistant to overarching schemes of Latin American literary history and have been largely forgotten. Nevertheless, eighteenth-century Ibero-American writing complicates narratives about both the Enlightenment and Latin American cultural identity.
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104.950000 USD

Domesticating Empire: Enlightenment in Spanish America

by Karen Stolley
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Consuming Visions explores the relationship between cinema and writing in early twentieth-century Brazil, focusing on how the new and foreign medium of film was consumed by a literary society in the throes of modernisation. Maite Conde places this relationship in the specific context of turn-of-the-century Rio de Janeiro, which underwent ...
Consuming Visions: Cinema, Writing and Modernity in Rio de Janeiro
Consuming Visions explores the relationship between cinema and writing in early twentieth-century Brazil, focusing on how the new and foreign medium of film was consumed by a literary society in the throes of modernisation. Maite Conde places this relationship in the specific context of turn-of-the-century Rio de Janeiro, which underwent a radical transformation to a modern global city, becoming a concrete symbol of the country's broader processes of change and modernisation. Analysing an array of literary texts, from journalistic essays and popular women's novels to anarchist treatises and vaudeville plays, the author shows how the writers' encounters with the cinema were consistent with the significant changes taking place in the city. The arrival and initial development of the cinema in Brazil were part of the new urban landscape in which early Brazilian movies not only articulated the processes of the city's modernisation but also enabled new urban spectators - women, immigrants, a new working class, and a recently liberated slave population - to see, believe in, and participate in its future. In the process, these early movies challenged the power of the written word and of Brazilian writers, threatening the hegemonic function of writing that had traditionally forged the contours of the nation's cultural life. An emerging market of consumers of the new cultural phenomena - popular theatre, the department store, the factory, illustrated magazines - reflected changes that not only modernised literary production but also altered the very life and everyday urban experiences of the population. Consuming Visions is an ambitious and engaging examination of the ways in which mass culture can become an agent of intellectual and aesthetic transformation.
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57.750000 USD

Consuming Visions: Cinema, Writing and Modernity in Rio de Janeiro

by Maite Conde
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A leader in the social movement that achieved Trinidad and Tobago's independence from Britain in 1962, Eric Williams (1911-1981) served as its first prime minister. Although much has been written about Williams as a historian and a politician, Maurice St. Pierre is the first to offer a full-length treatment of ...
Eric Williams and the Anticolonial Tradition: The Making of a Diasporan Intellectual
A leader in the social movement that achieved Trinidad and Tobago's independence from Britain in 1962, Eric Williams (1911-1981) served as its first prime minister. Although much has been written about Williams as a historian and a politician, Maurice St. Pierre is the first to offer a full-length treatment of him as an intellectual. St. Pierre focuses on Williams's role not only in challenging the colonial exploitation of Trinbagonians but also in seeking to educate and mobilize them in an effort to generate a collective identity in the struggle for independence. Drawing on extensive archival research and using a conflated theoretical framework, the author offers a portrait of Williams that shows how his experiences in Trinidad, England, and America radicalized him and how his relationships with other Caribbean intellectuals-along with Aime Cesaire in Martinique, Juan Bosch in the Dominican Republic, George Lamming of Barbados, and Frantz Fanon from Martinique-enabled him to seize opportunities for social change and make a significant contribution to Caribbean epistemology.
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62.480000 USD

Eric Williams and the Anticolonial Tradition: The Making of a Diasporan Intellectual

by St. Maurice Pierre
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Please note this is a 'Palgrave to Order' title (PTO). Stock of this book requires shipment from an overseas supplier. It will be delivered to you within 12 weeks. Modernity in Spanish America has been viewed by a 'postmodern' cultural studies as a condition of the first half of the ...
Tradition and Modernity in Spanish-American Literature: From Dario to Carpentier
Please note this is a 'Palgrave to Order' title (PTO). Stock of this book requires shipment from an overseas supplier. It will be delivered to you within 12 weeks. Modernity in Spanish America has been viewed by a 'postmodern' cultural studies as a condition of the first half of the twentieth century whose major political, philosophical and cultural assumptions the region would do well to leave behind. This book explores a corpus of Spanish-American literary texts from that 'modern' period which dramatize the constitutive dynamics of modernity, in particular the legacy of the French Revolution, the logic of nationalism, the founding of the modern city, and the awkward relationship to both Western and indigenous traditions. Its argument is that one cannot so easily take leave of modernity.
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83.990000 USD

Tradition and Modernity in Spanish-American Literature: From Dario to Carpentier

by A. Sharman
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Acknowledged Legislator: Critical Essays on the Poetry of Martin Espada stands as the first-ever collection of essays on poet and activist Martin Espada. It is also, to date, the only published book-length, single-author study of Espada currently in existence. Relying on innovative, highly original contributions from thirteen Espada scholars, its ...
Acknowledged Legislator: Critical Essays on the Poetry of Martin Espada
Acknowledged Legislator: Critical Essays on the Poetry of Martin Espada stands as the first-ever collection of essays on poet and activist Martin Espada. It is also, to date, the only published book-length, single-author study of Espada currently in existence. Relying on innovative, highly original contributions from thirteen Espada scholars, its principal aim is to argue for a long overdue critical awareness of and cultural appreciation for Espada and his body of writing. Acknowledged Legislator accomplishes this task in three fundamental ways: by providing readers with background information on the poet's life and work; offering an examination into the subject matter and dominant themes that are frequently contained in his writing; and finally, by advocating, in a variety of ways, for why we should be reading, discussing, and teaching the Espada canon. Divided into four distinct sections that modulate through several theoretical frames-from Espada's attention to resistance poetics and concerns for historical memory to his oppositional critique of neoliberalism and support for a class consciousness grounded in labor rights-Acknowledged Legislator offers a cohesive, forward-thinking interpretive statement of the poet's vision and proposes a critical (re)assessment for how we read Espada, now and in the future.
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115.500000 USD

Acknowledged Legislator: Critical Essays on the Poetry of Martin Espada

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Little magazines made modernism. These unconventional, noncommercial publications may have brought writers such as James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, Mina Loy, and Wallace Stevens to the world but, as Eric Bulson shows in Little Magazine, World Form, their reach and importance extended far beyond Europe and ...
Little Magazine, World Form
Little magazines made modernism. These unconventional, noncommercial publications may have brought writers such as James Joyce, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, Mina Loy, and Wallace Stevens to the world but, as Eric Bulson shows in Little Magazine, World Form, their reach and importance extended far beyond Europe and the United States. By investigating the global and transnational itineraries of the little-magazine form, Bulson uncovers a worldwide network that influenced the development of literature and criticism in Africa, the West Indies, the Pacific Rim, and South America. In addition to identifying how these circulations and exchanges worked, Bulson also addresses equally formative moments of disconnection and immobility. British and American writers who fled to Europe to escape Anglo-American provincialism, refugees from fascism, wandering surrealists, and displaced communists all contributed to the proliferation of print. Yet the little magazine was equally crucial to literary production and consumption in the postcolonial world, where it helped connect newly independent African nations. Bulson concludes with reflections on the digitization of these defunct little magazines and what it means for our ongoing desire to understand modernism's global dimensions in the past and its digital afterlife.
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92.99 USD

Little Magazine, World Form

by Eric Bulson
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Rebecca Biron breaks new ground in this study of masculinity, violence, and the strategic construction of collective political identities in twentieth-century Latin American fiction. By engaging current sociological, psychoanalytic, and feminist theories, Murder and Masculinity analyzes the cliche of proving virility through violence against women. Biron develops her argument through ...
Murder & Masculinity
Rebecca Biron breaks new ground in this study of masculinity, violence, and the strategic construction of collective political identities in twentieth-century Latin American fiction. By engaging current sociological, psychoanalytic, and feminist theories, Murder and Masculinity analyzes the cliche of proving virility through violence against women. Biron develops her argument through close readings of five works: Jorge Luis Borges's La intrusa, Armonia Somer's El despojo, Clarice Lispector's A Maca no Escuro, Manuel Puig's The Buenos Aires Affair, and Reinaldo Arenas's El Asalto. Although men murdering women is often interpreted as nothing more than machista misogyny, Biron argues that the five narratives addressed in this book show that healed masculinities are essential to the achievement of cultural identity and political autonomy in Latin America. The introduction to this study deftly situates Biron's work in relation to previous theoretical arguments on the social and political dimensions of Latin American writing. The five subsequent chapters offer superb analyses of the individual texts. Like their male protagonists who experiment with the psychological and legal extremes of gender division, these narratives risk nonconformity to the laws of genre in their quest for liberation from violent social and literary conventions. In combining elements of detective stories, crime narratives, psychological case studies, and magical or grotesque realism, they offer metafictional commentary on a network of discourses that confuses images of masculinity, national identity, and political autonomy in postcolonial Latin America.
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83.950000 USD

Murder & Masculinity

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Rethinking Marriage in Francophone African and Caribbean Literatures analyzes novels and films that demonstrate how marriage affects Francophone African and Caribbean women in their respective societies. It argues that marriage serves as a catalyst for intense identity formation because it functions as a narrative intersection for a number of overlapping ...
Rethinking Marriage in Francophone African and Caribbean Literatures
Rethinking Marriage in Francophone African and Caribbean Literatures analyzes novels and films that demonstrate how marriage affects Francophone African and Caribbean women in their respective societies. It argues that marriage serves as a catalyst for intense identity formation because it functions as a narrative intersection for a number of overlapping themes on gender and the body, class and economics, religion, interracial and intercultural identity and nation building. Marriage provides a narrative space for commentary on cultural practices presented in the works in question as the foundations of cultural identity.
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101.850000 USD

Rethinking Marriage in Francophone African and Caribbean Literatures

by Cecile Accilien
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Madre Maria de San Jose (1656 - 1719)-mystic, chronicler, and co-founder of an Augustinian convent-inscribed her life story within the model of spiritual autobiography set by St. Augustine and Teresa of Avila, but at the same time included her individual story as a seventeenth-century woman of the landowning classes in ...
A Wild Country Out in the Garden: The Spiritual Journals of a Colonial Mexican Nun
Madre Maria de San Jose (1656 - 1719)-mystic, chronicler, and co-founder of an Augustinian convent-inscribed her life story within the model of spiritual autobiography set by St. Augustine and Teresa of Avila, but at the same time included her individual story as a seventeenth-century woman of the landowning classes in New Spain. The resulting manuscript records in intimate detail her family life, convent surroundings, and social milieu; it introduces us to a combative and engaging person and gives us a rare and vivid glimpse of a complex society.
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41.950000 USD

A Wild Country Out in the Garden: The Spiritual Journals of a Colonial Mexican Nun

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?Cuales son los criterios que definen lo nuevo hoy dia y como funciona la novedad en el campo literario argentino? La idea que sostiene este libro es que el valor de lo nuevo en la novela argentina del siglo XXI reside, por un lado, en sus modos de produccion, circulacion ...
Las Novelas Argentinas del Siglo 21: Nuevos Modos de Produccion, Circulacion Y Recepcion
?Cuales son los criterios que definen lo nuevo hoy dia y como funciona la novedad en el campo literario argentino? La idea que sostiene este libro es que el valor de lo nuevo en la novela argentina del siglo XXI reside, por un lado, en sus modos de produccion, circulacion y recepcion (mundial), y por otro, en la visibilidad que cobran las escrituras de mujeres. Este acontecimiento esta relacionado con la fuerte irrupcion de nuevos mediadores en el campo local y en el mercado global, como las editoriales independientes, los talleres literarios y los festivales internacionales, que inciden en la multiplicacion de los agentes de mediacion y en la profesionalizacion del escritor. Estos gatekeepers actuan como dispositivos para la mundializacion de la novela argentina actual, y son un sintoma de que la literatura no solo no ha muerto, sino que se expande a nuevos espacios de sociabilidad que la coproducen y refuerzan en su funcion social y publica. En definitiva: el objeto literario ya no puede asimilarse unicamente al objeto libro, con lo cual los distintos conceptos de 'novela argentina' que conviven en la actualidad no pueden pensarse solo desde los textos, sino desde sus condiciones materiales de produccion y circulacion. Por eso, no cabe duda de que este libro contribuye de multiples maneras a ensanchar el debate que ha propiciado el 'giro materialista' de la critica literaria en los ultimos anos.
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73.450000 USD

Las Novelas Argentinas del Siglo 21: Nuevos Modos de Produccion, Circulacion Y Recepcion

by Ana Gallego Cuinas
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Precarious Crossings: Immigration, Neoliberalism, and the Atlantic
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104.950000 USD

Precarious Crossings: Immigration, Neoliberalism, and the Atlantic

by Alexandra Perisic
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Troubled Memories: Iconic Mexican Women and the Traps of Representation
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34.600000 USD

Troubled Memories: Iconic Mexican Women and the Traps of Representation

by Oswaldo Estrada
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Narrative and National Allegory in Romulo Gallegos's Venezuela
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34.640000 USD

Narrative and National Allegory in Romulo Gallegos's Venezuela

by Jenni M. Lehtinen
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Shaming Into Brown: Somatic Transactions of Race in Latina/O Literature
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104.950000 USD

Shaming Into Brown: Somatic Transactions of Race in Latina/O Literature

by Stephanie Fetta
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Guardians of Idolatry: Gods, Demons, and Priests in Hernando Ruiz de Alarcon's Treatise on the Heathen Superstitions
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47.250000 USD

Guardians of Idolatry: Gods, Demons, and Priests in Hernando Ruiz de Alarcon's Treatise on the Heathen Superstitions

by Viviana Diaz Balsera
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Manuel D az Rodr guez: Evolution and Dynamics of the Stylist
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57.750000 USD

Manuel D az Rodr guez: Evolution and Dynamics of the Stylist

by Marianna Merritt Matteson
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Central American Avant-Garde Narrative: Literary Innovation and Cultural Change (1926-1936)
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104.990000 USD

Central American Avant-Garde Narrative: Literary Innovation and Cultural Change (1926-1936)

by Adrian Taylor Kane
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Studies in Spanish-American Literature
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29.350000 USD

Studies in Spanish-American Literature

by Isaac Goldberg, Ed.
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Studies in Spanish-American Literature
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29.350000 USD

Studies in Spanish-American Literature

by Isaac Goldberg, Ed.
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Veinte Anos No Es Nada : La Literatura y La Cultura Para Ninos Vista Desde El Periodismo
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20.000000 USD

Veinte Anos No Es Nada : La Literatura y La Cultura Para Ninos Vista Desde El Periodismo

by Susana R. Itzcovich
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The Common People of Ancient Rome Studies of Roman Life and Literature
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7.340000 USD

The Common People of Ancient Rome Studies of Roman Life and Literature

by Frank Frost Abbott
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Mar a Grever: Poeta Y Compositora
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57.220000 USD

Mar a Grever: Poeta Y Compositora

by Maria Luisa Rodriguez Lee
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The Rise of Spanish American Poetry 1500-1700: Literary and Cultural Transmission in the New World
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103.950000 USD

The Rise of Spanish American Poetry 1500-1700: Literary and Cultural Transmission in the New World

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Adapting Gender: Mexican Feminisms from Literature to Film
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34.600000 USD

Adapting Gender: Mexican Feminisms from Literature to Film

by Ilana Dann Luna
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Ernesto: The Untold Story of Hemingway in Revolutionary Cuba
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52.07 USD

Ernesto: The Untold Story of Hemingway in Revolutionary Cuba

by Andrew Feldman
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Picturing Argentina: Myths, Movies, and the Peronist Vision
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120.740000 USD

Picturing Argentina: Myths, Movies, and the Peronist Vision

by Currie K Thompson
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Studies in Spanish-American Literature
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29.350000 USD

Studies in Spanish-American Literature

by Isaac Goldberg, Ed.
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Lamborghini, Los : Ni Atipicos Ni Excentricos
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14.180000 USD

Lamborghini, Los : Ni Atipicos Ni Excentricos

by Carlos Belvedere
Paperback