New Publication in LLILAS Book Series
Posted: March 10, 2006
In the Eyes of God: A Study on the Culture of Suffering by Fernando Escalante Gonzalbo is the latest publication in the LLILAS Translations from Latin America Series, copublished with the University of Texas Press.
Originally published in Spanish as La Mirada de Dios and translated by Jessica C. Locke, the book is a thought-provoking study of the evolution of the culture of suffering and the elements that constitute it, beginning with a reading of Rousseau and ending with the appearance of the Shoah in the Western consciousness-"The memory endures, and this constitutes a fundamental transition for the Western conscience: we have witnessed."
This book will appeal to a wide audience, from students of political theory, humanism, and philosophy to the general reader interested in a glimpse into the mind of a highly original Latin American thinker. Claudio Lomnitz of New School University says, "The scholarship in this book is breathtaking.... Escalante is arguably Mexico's most accomplished young essayist and political theorist."
The book is available in paperback ($22.95) and cloth ($50.00) and can be purchased at LLILAS (SRH 1.308) or ordered online from UT Press at www.utexas.edu/utpress/findabook/bkorders.html. For more info. on our book series, contact LLILAS Managing Editor Virginia Hagerty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512.232.2403.