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Best of the West 2010
Edited by James Thomas and D. Seth Horton

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Israeli Culture between the Two Intifadas
By Yaron Peleg

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Postnationalism in Chicana/o Literature and Culture
By Ellie D. Hernández

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Princess, Priestess, Poet
By Betty De Shong Meador

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Red, Black, and Jew
By Stephen Katz

Classics and the Ancient World

The Captive Woman's Lament in Greek Tragedy
By Casey Dué

The Cast of Character
By Nancy Worman

Greek and Roman Comedy
Edited by Shawn O'Bryhim

Homeric Questions
By Gregory Nagy

Homeric Responses
By Gregory Nagy

Inanna, Lady of Largest Heart
By Betty De Shong Meador

Roman Tragedy
By Mario Erasmo

The Theater of Plautus
By Timothy J. Moore

Latin American Literature

After-Dinner Conversation
By José Asunción Silva

Ariel
By José Enrique Rodó

Birds without a Nest
By Clorinda Matto de Turner

The Burning Plain
By Juan Rulfo

The Columbian Novel, 1844-1987
By Raymond Leslie Williams

Confabulario and Other Inventions
By Juan José Arreola

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The Contemporáneos Group
By Salvador A. Oropesa

Contemporary Mexican Women Writers
By Gabriella de Beer

The Devil's Church and Other Stories
By Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

Dreamtigers
By Jorge Luis Borges

Early Spanish American Narrative
By Naomi Lindstrom

The Edge of the Storm
By Agustín Yáñez

Family Ties
By Clarice Lispector

First World Third Class and Other Tales of the Global Mix
By Regina Rheda

Guaman Poma
By Rolena Adorno

Iphigenia
By Teresa de la Parra

Killer Books
By Aníbal González

La Malinche in Mexican Literature
By Sandra Messinger Cypess

Mixing Race, Mixing Culture
Edited by Monika Kaup and Debra Rosenthal

Modernismo, Modernity, & the Development of Spanish American Literature
By Cathy L. Jrade

The Norther
By Emilio Carballido

100 Love Sonnets
By Pablo Neruda

Other Inquisitions
By Jorge Luis Borges

Politics, Gender, and the Mexican Novel, 1968-1988
By Cynthia Steele

The Politics of Sentiment
By O. Hugo Benavides

The Potbellied Virgin
By Alicia Yánez Cossío

Recollections of Things to Come
By Elena Garro

A Rosario Castellanos Reader
By Rosario Castellanos

Sab and Autobiography
By Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda y Arteaga

Selected Prose and Prose Poems
By Gabriela Mistral

Selected Poems of Rubén Darío
By Rubén Darío

Senhora
By José de Alencar

Sexuality and Being in the Poststructuralist Universe of Clarice Lispector
By Earl E. Fitz

The Shattered Mirror
By María Elena de Valdés

The Social Conscience of Latin American Writing
By Naomi Lindstrom

Spanish American Poetry at the End of the Twentieth Century
By Jill Kuhnheim

Stories, Myths, Chants, and Songs of the Kuna Indians
Compiled, edited, and translated by Joel Sherzer

This America of Ours
By Gabriela Mistral and Victoria Ocampo

The Three Marias
By Rachel de Queiroz

Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry
Edited by Stephen Tapscott

The Twentieth-Century Spanish American Novel
By Raymond Leslie Williams

The Uses of Failure in Mexican Literature and Identity
By John A. Ochoa

The Voice of the Masters
By Roberto González Echevarría

Whatever Happened to Dulce Veiga?
By Caio Fernando Abreu

Women and Power in Argentine Literature
By Gwendolyn Díaz

Who if I Cry Out
By Gustavo Corção

The Writing of Elena Poniatowska
By Beth E. Jörgensen

Writing Pancho Villa's Revolution
By Max Parra

Literary Criticism

The Art of Friction
Edited by Charles Blackstone and Jill Talbot

The Chronicles of Panchita Villa and Other Guerrilleras
By Tey Diana Rebolledo

The Disobedient Writer
By Nancy A. Walker

The Geometry of Modernism
By Miranda B. Hickman

Imagining Literacy
By Ramona Fernandez

The Lancelot-Grail Cycle
Edited by William W. Kibler

Postethnic Narrative Criticism
By Frederick Luis Aldama

Spanish American Poetry at the End of the Twentieth Century
By Jill Kuhnheim

Stoppard's Theatre
By John Fleming

Tex[t]-Mex
By William Anthony Nericcio

Toward a Philosophy of the Act
By M. M. Bakhtin

Women and Power in Argentine Literature
By Gwendolyn Díaz

Writing Pancho Villa's Revolution
By Max Parra

Middle Eastern Literature

Children of the Waters
By Ibtihal Salem

The Director and Other Stories from Morocco
By Leila Abouzeid

Folktales from Syria
Collected by Samir Tahhan

Fortune Told in Blood
By Davud Ghaffarzadegan

Giving Voice to Stones
By Barbara McKean Parmenter

Imagining the Turkish House
By Carel Bertram

In a Persian Mirror
By M.R. Ghanoonparvar

No Rattling of Sabers
Translation and introduction by Esther Raizen

Orpheus
By Nazli Eray

Passage to Dusk
By Rashid al-Daif

Reading Arab Women's Autobiographies
By Nawar Al-Hassan Golley

Satan's Stones
By Moniru Ravanipur

The Sheltered Quarter
By Hamza Bogary

Siraaj
By Radwa Ashour

They Die Strangers
By Mohammad Abdul-Wali

The Waiting List
By Daisy Al-Amir

Whatever Happened to Antara?
By Walid Ikhlassi

Women on a Journey
By Haifa Zangana

Year of the Elephant
By Leila Abouzeid
Revised edition coming in Fall 2009

Poetry

100 Love Sonnets
By Pablo Neruda

Selected Prose and Prose Poems
By Gabriela Mistral

Spanish American Poetry at the End of the Twentieth Century
By Jill Kuhnheim

Twentieth-Century Latin American Poetry
Edited by Stephen Tapscott

Popular Genres

Alien Constructions
By Patricia Melzer

Brown Gumshoes
By Ralph E. Rodriguez

Technophobia!
By Daniel Dinello

Theatre and Drama

Nine Contemporary Jewish Plays
Edited by Ellen Schiff and Michael Posnick

Stoppard's Theatre
By John Fleming

Women Writing Plays
Edited by Alexis Greene

U. S. Literature

Blood Lines
By Sheila Marie Contreras

Brown Gumshoes
By Ralph E. Rodriguez

Brown on Brown
By Frederick Luis Aldama

The Chronicles of Panchita Villa and Other Guerrilleras
By Tey Diana Rebolledo

Despite This Flesh
Edited by Vassar Miller

Forgetting the Alamo, Or, Blood Memory
By Emma Pérez

Golondrina, why did you leave me?
By Bárbara Renaud González

Goyen
By William Goyen

Land of the Permanent Wave
By Bud Shrake

Lone Star Sleuths
Edited and with an introduction by Bill Cunningham, Steven L. Davis, and Rollo K. Newsom

Nine Contemporary Jewish Plays
Edited by Ellen Schiff and Michael Posnick

Nine Plays by José Cruz González
Edited by Coleman A. Jennings

Notes on Blood Meridian
By John Sepich

raúlrsalinas and the Jail Machine
Selected writings by Raúl R. Salinas

"Shakin' Up" Race and Gender
By Marta E. Sánchez

Spilling the Beans in Chicanolandia
By Frederick Luis Aldama

Tex[t]-Mex
By William Anthony Nericcio

Toward a Latina Feminism of the Americas
By Anna Marie Sandoval

Uncollected Early Prose of Katherine Anne Porter
Edited by Ruth Moore Alvarez and Thomas F. Walsh

William Faulkner
By James G. Watson

What Wildness Is This
Edited by Susan Wittig Albert et al.

The Wind
By Dorothy Scarborough

With Her Machete in Her Hand
By Catrióna Rueda Esquibel

Women and Gender Studies

Alien Constructions
By Patricia Melzer

Family Ties
By Clarice Lispector

Golondrina, why did you leave me?
By Bárbara Renaud González

How to Suppress Women's Writing
By Joanna Russ

No Gifts from Chance: A Biography of Edith Wharton
By Shari Benstock

Sab and Autobiography
By Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda y Arteaga

Senhora
By José de Alencar

Surrealist Women
Edited by Penelope Rosemont

This America of Ours
By Gabriela Mistral and Victoria Ocampo

Toward a Latina Feminism of the Americas
By Anna Marie Sandoval

What Wildness Is This
Edited by Susan Wittig Albert et al.

The Wind
By Dorothy Scarborough

Women and Power in Argentine Literature
By Gwendolyn Díaz

Women of the Left Bank
By Shari Benstock

Women on a Journey
By Haifa Zangana

Year of the Elephant
By Leila Abouzeid
Revised edition coming in Fall 2009

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