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Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Aboriginal Child at School     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
About Performance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Access     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
ACCESS: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural & Policy Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Acta Academica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Acta Universitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Adeptus     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Advocate: Newsletter of the National Tertiary Education Union     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
AFRREV IJAH : An International Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Agriculture and Human Values     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Akademika : Journal of Southeast Asia Social Sciences and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Aldébaran     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Altre Modernità     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Amaltea. Revista de mitocrítica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
American Imago     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Anabases     Open Access  
Analyse & Kritik. Zeitschrift f     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Angelaki: Journal of Theoretical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Antik Tanulmányok     Full-text available via subscription  
Antipode     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 45)
Anuario Americanista Europeo     Open Access  
Arbutus Review     Open Access  
Argumentation et analyse du discours     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Ars & Humanitas     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Asia Europe Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Australasian Journal of Popular Culture, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Behaviour & Information Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Bereavement Care     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers de praxématique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Carl Beck Papers in Russian and East European Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Child Care     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Choreographic Practices     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Chronicle of Philanthropy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Claroscuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Co-herencia     Open Access  
Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cogent Arts & Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Colloquia Humanistica     Open Access  
Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Comprehensive Therapy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Congenital Anomalies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Conjunctions. Transdisciplinary Journal of Cultural Participation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Conservation Science in Cultural Heritage     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cornish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Creative Industries Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Critical Arts : South-North Cultural and Media Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Crossing the Border : International Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cuadernos de historia de España     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Culturas     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Culture, Theory and Critique     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Daedalus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Dandelion : Postgraduate Arts Journal & Research Network     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Death Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Digital Humanities Quarterly     Open Access   (Followers: 54)
Diogenes     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Doct-Us Journal     Open Access  
Dorsal Revista de Estudios Foucaultianos     Open Access  
e-Hum : Revista das Áreas de Humanidade do Centro Universitário de Belo Horizonte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Early Modern Culture Online     Open Access   (Followers: 38)
Égypte - Monde arabe     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Eighteenth-Century Fiction     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Éire-Ireland     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
En-Claves del pensamiento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ethiopian Journal of the Social Sciences and Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Études arméniennes contemporaines     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études canadiennes / Canadian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études de lettres     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
European Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
European Journal of Social Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Expositions     Full-text available via subscription  
Fronteras : Revista de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Frontiers in Digital Humanities     Open Access  
Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences     Hybrid Journal  
GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
German Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
German Studies Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 26)
Germanic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Globalizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Gothic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung     Hybrid Journal  
Habitat International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Hacettepe Üniversitesi Edebiyat Fakültesi Dergisi     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Heritage & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
History of Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Hopscotch: A Cultural Review     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Affairs     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Human Nature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Human Performance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Human Remains and Violence : An Interdisciplinary Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Human Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
humanidades     Open Access  
Humanitaire     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Hungarian Cultural Studies     Open Access  
Hungarian Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Ibadan Journal of Humanistic Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Inkanyiso : Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Inter Faculty     Open Access  
Interim : Interdisciplinary Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
International Journal of Heritage Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Humanities of the Islamic Republic of Iran     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Listening     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of the Classical Tradition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Interventions : International Journal of Postcolonial Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
ÍSTMICA. Revista de la Facultad de Filosofía y Letras     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jangwa Pana     Open Access  
Jewish Culture and History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Journal de la Société des Américanistes     Open Access  
Journal des africanistes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal for Cultural Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal for General Philosophy of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal for Learning Through the Arts     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal for New Generation Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal for Research into Freemasonry and Fraternalism     Hybrid Journal  
Journal for Semitics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal Of Advances In Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Aesthetics & Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Journal of African American Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of African Cultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of African Elections     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Arts & Communities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Arts and Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Bioethical Inquiry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Cultural Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Cultural Geography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Journal of Data Mining and Digital Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Developing Societies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Family Theory & Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Franco-Irish Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Happiness Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Journal of Interactive Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Intercultural Communication Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Intercultural Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Interdisciplinary History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Labor Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Journal of Medical Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Journal of Modern Greek Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Modern Jewish Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Open Humanities Data     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Semantics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of the Musical Arts in Africa     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Visual Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Journal Sampurasun : Interdisciplinary Studies for Cultural Heritage     Open Access  
Jurisprudence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Jurnal Sosial Humaniora     Open Access  
L'Orientation scolaire et professionnelle     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
La lettre du Collège de France     Open Access  
La Revue pour l’histoire du CNRS     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Lagos Notes and Records     Full-text available via subscription  
Language and Intercultural Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Language Resources and Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Law and Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Law, Culture and the Humanities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Le Portique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Legal Ethics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Legon Journal of the Humanities     Full-text available via subscription  
Letras : Órgano de la Facultad de Letras y Ciencias Huamans     Open Access  
Literary and Linguistic Computing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Litnet Akademies : 'n Joernaal vir die Geesteswetenskappe, Natuurwetenskappe, Regte en Godsdienswetenskappe     Open Access  
Lwati : A Journal of Contemporary Research     Full-text available via subscription  
Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Medical Humanities     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Medieval Encounters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Médiévales     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Mélanges de la Casa de Velázquez     Partially Free   (Followers: 1)
Memory Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Mens : revue d'histoire intellectuelle et culturelle     Full-text available via subscription  
Messages, Sages and Ages     Open Access  
Mind and Matter     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Mneme - Revista de Humanidades     Open Access  
Modern Italy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Motivation Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Mouseion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Mouseion: Journal of the Classical Association of Canada     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Museum International Edition Francaise     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
National Academy Science Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Nationalities Papers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Natures Sciences Sociétés     Full-text available via subscription  
Neophilologus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
New German Critique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)

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Journal Cover Hopscotch: A Cultural Review
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   ISSN (Print) 1098-6995 - ISSN (Online) 1527-800x
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  • In the Name of Salome (review)
    • Abstract: The two protagonists of this novel, Dominican national poet Salomé Ureña and her Cuban-raised daughter, Salomé Camila Henríquez Ureña, ask about the strength of the heart: “Is love stronger than anything else in the world?” Several epic love stories cry out for attention in Julia Alvarez’s new biographical novel: love for one’s country and one’s family (the fatherland and the paterfamilias); love for poetry and the flesh that inhabits it; love of beauty and idealism. With each love, of course, comes a unique betrayal. The love for one’s country can be a painful long-distance relationship. Salomé Ureña’s father leaps in and out of exile, depending on whether the “blues” or the “reds” are in power ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-09T00:00:00-05:00
  • Interviews/Entrevistas
    • Abstract: Gloria Anzaldúa began to menstruate when she was three months old. This may seem odd, but for Anzaldúa it isn’t. All of her life she has straddled the transitions by which most of us define our lives: childhood to adulthood, innocence to sexual awareness, ignorance to wisdom. The child of sharecroppers in South Texas, Anzaldúa—a person of color, a woman, sexually ambiguous, poor, uneducated as a child, unredeemable—never fit into easy categories. Ambitious and aided by a prodigious intellect, she became an eminent epistemologist, able to approach ideas freely, without regard for taboos. Interviews/Entrevistas covers the years 1982 to 1999. The conversations collected in it are tough going. Since ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-09T00:00:00-05:00
  • Jesus: A Yiddish tale from Cuba
    • Abstract: Many Latin American republics—most notably, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Uruguay—fostered a significant Yiddish-language literature and press, starting with the arrival of eastern European Jews in the 1880s and continuing through the first half of the twentieth century. (Yiddish, spoken by the Jews of eastern Europe and their descendants, is a Germanic language written with Hebrew letters and enriched with Hebrew, Aramaic, Slavic, and Romance vocabularies.) In the last decade, interest in Jewish identity in Latin America has grown, as evidenced by such works as Naomi Lindstrom’s Jewish Issues in Argentine Literature and the anthology Tropical Synagogues, compiled by Ilan Stavans. And let us not forget the ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-09T00:00:00-05:00
  • John Wayne, Person and Persona: The love affairs of an American legend
    • Abstract: How does reel life compare with real life? John Wayne had three wives, all of them Latinas. This is but one of the complexities and apparent contradictions of a motion picture actor who came to symbolize America. Wayne was a man whose millions of fans the world over included Nikita Khrushchev, who when visiting the United States in 1959 had two requests: to visit Disneyland and meet Wayne. On his visit to the United States in 1975, the emperor Hirohito of Japan asked to meet him, although Wayne claimed, with typical humor, that he had probably killed more Japanese in his war movies than the entire U.S. Army had during World War II. And, although they were far apart politically, President Jimmy ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-09T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Morrows in Mexico: A pictorial essay
    • Abstract: Dwight W. Morrow (1873–1931) served as U.S. ambassador to Mexico for only a brief time in the late 1920s. But during his tenure a radical shift took place in Mexican-American relations. Credited as the first modern diplomat from the United States to develop a deep appreciation of Mexican culture, Morrow was especially fond of handicrafts—old pieces of lacquerware from Olinalá, large ceramic pots from Guerrero and Oaxaca, and colorful Talavera tiles from Puebla. Soon after arriving in Mexico, he and his wife, the writer Elizabeth Cutter Morrow (1873–1955), built a modest weekend retreat in Cuernavaca and filled it with their growing collection of Mexican crafts. The adobe-walled house, known as Casa Mañana ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-09T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Poetics of Advocacy: Three Poems
    • Abstract: I am a lawyer. I have not practiced for eight years, since I left the law to teach poetry. Once I was the supervisor of Su Clínica Legal, a legal services program for low-income Spanish-speaking tenants in greater Boston; now I am a professor in the Department of English at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Yet I have kept my license to practice law, because a lawyer never really stops being a lawyer. Someone always needs advice about the quotidian disasters lawyers know so well: jail, eviction, divorce. But the lawyer is in the poems, too. Both as a lawyer and as a poet, I have performed the role of advocate. This is a natural act for me. Others may see such an act as presumptuous, but consider ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-09T00:00:00-05:00
  • A Tale of Two Cities
    • Abstract: This July of 1942, the people of Istanbul were saying, was one of the hottest in living memory. Around Sultan Ahmet Square, where the Blue Mosque and the Byzantine monuments faced each other in historical debate, the traditional çayhanes had appropriated every patch of shade. The patrons of these teahouses blamed the heat on Seytan: the land was fragrant with the verses and compositions of the young bards, and the Archdemon, jealous of the Turk’s ability to turn all matter into poetry or music, was venting his resentment. The narghile smokers, mostly pious men revered as guardians of the faith, disagreed: such temperatures occurred only when sainted imams lamented the profanation of Koranic law, and, under ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-09T00:00:00-05:00
  • Fear and Loathing in Ecuador
    • Abstract: In August 1999 artist Douglas Fishbone mounted an interactive installation in the Banco Central in Cuenca, Ecuador, that consisted of a mound of about twenty-five thousand bananas. The bananas were piled up in the center of the bank’s plaza and then given away to the crowd; within an hour the work had vanished completely. Fishbone got the idea from a similar mound of bananas he saw for sale by the roadside at the marketplace in Cuenca. As a purely organic and unintentional work of sculpture, this pile, in texture and color, was strangely beautiful. Fishbone wanted the installation to be a critique of globalization. Its main visual reference was to the mountains of stolen Jewish possessions amassed ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-09T00:00:00-05:00
  • On Cuban Film: A brief history in four easy lessons
    • Abstract: In a chronicle published in the Sunday edition of El Diario de la Marina on 24 January 1897, Jacobo Domínguez Santí commented how, on the outskirts of Havana’s Parque Central, Gabriel Veyre had introduced to the public the Lumière brothers, universally acclaimed champions of the kinescope. Veyre had arrived at the Cuban capital from Mexico City and for a few weeks had enthralled his audiences with such short films as El tren, El regador y el muchacho, El sombrero cómico, and Partida de cartas. A few weeks later, on 13 February, on the ancient esplanade in front of the Louvre, facing the Parque Central, Edison’s Vitascope—featuring a machine that, according to the chronicles of the time, projected living pictures ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-09T00:00:00-05:00
  • Sirena Selena (review)
    • Abstract: When his grandmother dies, young Sirenito has no one and nothing to raise him but the Puerto Rican backstreets. He’s adopted by Valentina Frenesí, a drag whore from San Juan, who teaches him to suck and to snort before she ODs on smack. He is then taken in by Martha Divine, a pre-operative transsexual, who knows she can raise the cash necessary to chop off her organ only if she turns Sirenito into “Sirenita.” Divine sells the boy to the ritzy resorts as a transvestite entertainer. Readers who trust that Mayra Santos-Febres has contrived a funky little fusion of soap opera and grit are right—for the first fifty pages or so. In the opening chapters she captures the squalor of San Juan and narrates ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-09T00:00:00-05:00
  • You Can't Say "Ain't" in Spanish--Or Can You?: A conversation with
           Gregory Rabassa
    • Abstract: You’ve often been quoted as saying that your successful translating career “was serendipity all the way.” In light of all your book-length translations, do you still feel this way? Has there ever been a moment while you were translating a work when you felt you had somehow been led to do this often underappreciated and thankless work? As I look back, I can still say that it all just happened. I suppose that this is what takes place if one goes along in life expecting either everything or nothing, without any rigid plans except where to sleep the night. A year, or even a day, before I began translating, I never thought I would end up so deeply in it. I did have some thoughts about writing ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-09T00:00:00-05:00
  • Viva La Independencia!
    • Abstract: For Jaime Permuth, the project of an extended journey through Mexico did not evolve from an intellectual preoccupation. It was driven by a personal need to return to that country’s everyday life and popular culture. Although he had grown up in Guatemala, Permuth had traveled far and wide through Mexico, always in a state of wonder and expectation. At the close of the twentieth century, having spent the last decade of it in New York City, he felt the urge to revisit Mexico and his memories of it. Would his adult self encounter, across time, the child he had been? What kind of dialogue would the two selves establish, and what images would result? How had Mexico changed? Before he left New York City ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-09T00:00:00-05:00
  • She-Calf and Other Quechua Folk Tales (review)
    • Abstract: Inasmuch as there is never a one-to-one correlation between one language and another, to translate is to transform, and each word requires an interpretive decision on the part of the translator. A more honest term for translation is the one used in oral communication: interpretation. This term is aptly applied to Johnny Payne’s work in She-Calf and Other Quechua Folk Tales. Payne’s own experience as a storyteller of sorts provides him with the sensitivity to recognize each storyteller’s art in these tales. His brief, informative introduction, a story in and of itself, acknowledges the storyteller’s desire to engage in a form of self-expression that cannot be encased in the label of “informant.” ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-09T00:00:00-05:00
  • Itinerant Subirats: A cybercafe discussion
    • Abstract: It is fitting that my first encounter with Eduardo Subirats came via e-mail. He is a globetrotting public intellectual committed to cautioning society about what he considers the nonpersonal forms of existence found in high-tech tyranny and in the culture of simulacra. Resulting from the crisis of modern reason, these developments gradually force us to lose our individuality and historical memory. In El continente vacío: La conquista del Nuevo Mundo y la conciencia moderna, Subirats offers a new reading of the conquest of America. His study is not limited to finding the roots of Eurocentric reason but also examines its devastating effects. Subirats is also known for his discussions of aesthetics ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-09T00:00:00-05:00
  • The Postman and the Mex: From hard-boiled to huevos rancheros in detective
    • Abstract: [Sidebar] Or, and this he didn’t like to admit even to himself, perhaps he had become a private investigator because in his daydreams he saw himself as a hero. Girl meets boy. Girl and boy murder girl’s husband. Girl and boy destroy each other. If James M. Cain’s Postman Always Rings Twice did not create this essential formula, it certainly planted it in the collective consciousness of hundreds of writers who have followed him down the mean streets of crime fiction. This classic noir novel—indeed, some call it a classic American novel—was published in 1934, at the height of the Great Depression and turbulent social unrest. Its bleak, fatalistic point of view and laconic style ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-09T00:00:00-05:00
  • Chicano Mysteries: A shortlist
    • Abstract: [Return to Article] Rudolfo Anaya: His mysteries feature Sonny Baca, an Albuquerque private eye whose cases usually require invocation of spiritual traditions and reliance on cultural truths: Alburquerque (1992), Zia Summer (1995), Río Grande Fall (1996), Shaman Winter (1999). Lucha Corpi: Her sleuth is Gloria Damasco, a strong Chicana who often uses her ability to “see” into the future: Eulogy for a Brown Angel (1992), Cactus Blood (1995), Black Widow’s Wardrobe (1999). Rolando Hinojosa-Smith: He is a classic Chicano writer who sets his crime novels in mythical Belken County, Texas, a landscape filled with characters and drama that have been compared to Faulkner’s: Partners ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-09T00:00:00-05:00
  • Manuel Puig and the Spider Woman: His Life and Fictions (review)
    • Abstract: In this book Suzanne Jill Levine explores the Argentinean novelist Manuel Puig’s early life in terms of his fiction and the movies that influenced him. Her discussion offers, first, an entertaining excursion through American, French, German, and Italian film history. Reflecting Manuel’s own delight in gossip, it is full of tantalizing tidbits of information about screen legends. Levine also does a remarkable job of tracing the psychological importance of movies as an escape for Manuel from the bleak existence that awaited him as a cultured homosexual in the macho-infused backwater of the Pampas. She reconstructs the relationship between Manuel and his mother, Malé, in terms of his immersion in the world of ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-09T00:00:00-05:00
  • Isabel Allende, Fortune's Daughter
    • Abstract: Since the death of her twenty-seven-year-old daughter, Paula Frias, in December 1992, Isabel Allende has frequently stated that she is a “changed” woman. Evidently, the struggle to save Paula—who suddenly fell ill in 1991, slipped into a coma, and died twelve months later from a rare immune deficiency disease (porphyria)—deepened Allende. My own interviews with Allende before and after Paula’s death confirm this perception. I have found her a noticeably different woman—more reflective, less goal-directed, more self-revealing, less guarded—from the writer I knew when we taught together at the University of Virginia in the late 1980s. She also told me in a May 1995 interview that her grief over ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-09T00:00:00-05:00
  • Magical Urbanism: Latinos Reinvent the U.S. City (review)
    • Abstract: In this book Mike Davis, who teaches at the Stony Brook campus of the State University of New York, sets himself the task of placing Latinos “in the center of the debate about the future of the American city.” To do so, he provides us with up-to-date demographic research of the North American population of Latin American descent, especially of those living in the U.S.-Mexican borderlands, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York. As the book progresses, Davis swerves from giving statistical data to providing flesh-and-blood examples to support his assertions. On this basis Davis critiques the socioeconomic conditions of Latinos, the role of politicians in the overall perception of this group, and the impact of ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-09T00:00:00-05:00
  • Of Books as Merchandise: A conversation
    • Abstract: Let us begin by giving each of our two novelists, Jorge Volpi from Mexico and Edmundo Paz Soldán from Bolivia, the opportunity to speak for a few minutes about the genesis of their two most recent novels, En busca de Klingsor and Río fugitivo. One of the things that most surprised me was the critical reception of the novel, first in Spain and then in Latin America. Critics have reacted to the book as something of an oddity within the tradition of Latin American literature, and particularly in Mexican narrative. And this has to do as well with its genesis. Cabrera Infante, when he spoke of the novel, said that it was a German novel written in Spanish and that it formed part of a literary tradition ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-09T00:00:00-05:00
  • Javier Marias: An appreciation
    • Abstract: V.S. Pritchett, whose essays are an invaluable companion, a sort of Dante’s Virgil for navigating modern literature, once described Don Quixote as “the novel that killed a country by knocking the heart out of it and extinguishing its belief in itself forever.” This is no doubt an incisive statement, and perhaps truthful too. If so, it should be expanded to say that the novel also artfully extirpated Spain from Europe’s intellectual conscience. For beyond Cervantes, where are its influential figures to be found in the international sphere? This is not to say that Spain has given up on literature. On the contrary, tens of thousands of books (nonfiction, poetry, and as much fiction as mushrooms spring up in a ... Read More
      PubDate: 2016-04-09T00:00:00-05:00
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