Subject: Literary Collections / General

Subject: Literary Collections / General

Comments

Cuban Studies 39

|9780822943600|Cuban Studies is the preeminent journal for scholarly work on Cuba. Each volume includes articles in English and Spanish, a large book review section, and an exhaustive compilation of recent works in the field.Cuban Studies 39 includes essays on: the recent transformation of the Cuban film animation industry and its continuing cultural impact; the influence of the liberal agenda of Justo Rufino Barrios on Jose Marti; a profile of the music of the Special Period and its social commentary; an in-depth examination of the contents, important themes, and enormous research potential of the Miscelanea de Expedientes collection at the Cuban…

Read more

Comments

A Hugh Henry Brackenridge Reader, 1770-1815

|9780822984146|A collection of the work of Hugh Henry Brackenridge (1748-1816)-one of the most vigorous and prolific writers of his time. An ardent believer in an educated public, his efforts to implant the ideals of democracy in early America made him a legend on the frontier. This selection of his work captures the essence of the man and his time, and includes writing published in the United States Magazine, Pittsburgh Gazette, as well as his narrative on the Whiskey Rebellion, Incidents of the Insurrection.| Daniel Marder|| Literary Collections / American / General Literary Collections / General

Read more

Comments

The Homewood Books

|9780822938316|The University of Pittsburgh Press in proud to announce publication for the first time in a single hardback edition of John Edgar Wideman’s The Homewood Books. So named because they share characters, events, and locales, these two novels – Hiding Place (1981) and Sent for You Yesterday (1984) – and one collection of short stories – Damballah (1981) – are set in the Homewood section of Pittsburgh, where Wideman was raised.As Wideman writes in his introduction to this edition, the three books “offer a continuous investigation, from many angles, not so much of a physical location, Homewood, . . ….

Read more

Comments

Voces Femeninas de Hispanoamerica

|9780822955580|Voces Femeninas de Hispanoamerica presents in one volume a selection of the most representative and outstanding writing by Latin American women writers from the seventeenth century to the present. Designed as a text for third and fourth-year students, the selections, writers’ biographies, historical introduction, and appendixes are entirely in Spanish, with notes to help students with difficult words or passages.| Gloria Bautista Gutiérrez| Pitt Latin American Series| Literary Collections / Caribbean & Latin American Literary Collections / General

Read more

Comments

Songs of the Serbian People

|9780822956099|From the Collections of Vuk Karadzic| In the early nineteenth century, Vuk Karadzic, a Serb scholar and linguist, collected and eventually published transcriptions of the traditional oral poetry of the South Slavs. It was a monumental and unprecedented undertaking. Karadzic gathered and heard performances of the rich songs of Balkan peasants, outlaws, and professional singers and their rebel heroes. His four volumes constitute the classic anthology of Balkan oral poetry, treasured for nearly two centuries by readers of all literatures, and influential to such literary giants as Goethe, Merimee, Pushkin, Mickiewicz, and Sir Walter Scott.This edition of the songs offers…

Read more