Author: Silviano Santiago
Publisher: Editora Companhia das Letras
O arrojo e a sofisticação de Silviano Santiago combinados num clássico da ficção brasileira, agora em nova edição.Stella Manhattan pertence à categoria das criações artísticas à frente de seu tempo. Passados mais de trinta anos de sua primeira publicação, o romance não apenas se firmou como um clássico moderno, leitura incontornável para todos aqueles que apreciam a alta literatura nacional. Revela-se pioneiro na ficcionalização do então emergente e politizado universo trans.Eduardo da Costa e Silva — identidade oficial de Stella Manhattan — é um funcionário do Consulado brasileiro nos Estados Unidos. Protegido do coronel Valdevinos Vianna, também conhecido como Viúva Negra, Eduardo protagoniza na Nova York dos anos 1970 uma história de escândalo sexual e intrigas políticas da qual também fazem parte personagens ricos e diversificados como Aníbal, um intelectual paraplégico e voyeur, sua libidinosa mulher Leila, e Paco, ou La Cucaracha, um cubano anticastrista.
Author: Silviano Santiago, George Yúdice
Publisher: Duke University Press
Eduardo, a young gay Brazilian from a prominent family, is shipped off to New York in 1969 to work in the consulate, where he is taken under the wing of Colonel Vianna, the military attache, an old friend of his family, who is also gay, and a gay Cuban neighbor
The Space In-Between
Author: Silviano Santiago
Publisher: Duke University Press
Silviano Santiago has been a pioneer in the development of concepts crucial to the discourse of contemporary critical and cultural theory, especially postcolonial theory. The notions of “hybridity” and “the space in-between” have been so completely absorbed into current theory that few scholars even realize these terms began with Santiago. He was the first to introduce poststructuralist thought to Brazil—via his publication of the Glossario de Derrida and his role as a prominent teacher. The Space In-Between translates many of his seminal essays into English for the first time and, in the process, introduces the thought of one of Brazil’s foremost critics and theorists of the late twentieth century. Santiago’s work creates a theoretical field that transcends both the study of a specific national literature and the traditional perspectives of comparative literature. He examines the pedagogical and modernizing mission of Western voyagers from the conquistadors to the present. He deconstructs the ideas of “original” and “copy,” unpacking their implications for the notions of so-called dominant and dominated cultures. Santiago also confronts questions of cultural dependency and analyzes the problems involved in the imposition of an alien European history, the cultural displacements experienced by the Indians through their religious conversion, and the hierarchical suppression of native and Afro-Brazilian values. Elegantly written and translated, The Space In-Between will provide insights and perspectives that will interest cultural and literary theorists, postcolonial scholars, and other students of contemporary culture.
Author: HŽctor Hoyos
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Through a comparative analysis of the novels of Roberto Bola–o and the fictional work of CŽsar Aira, Mario Bellatin, Diamela Eltit, Chico Buarque, Alberto Fuguet, and Fernando Vallejo, among other contemporaries, HŽctor Hoyos defines new trends in how we read and write in a globalized era. Calling attention to fresh innovations in form, voice, perspective, and representation, he also affirms the lead role of Latin American authors in reshaping world literature. Focusing on post-1989 Latin American novels and their representation of globalization, Hoyos considers the narrative techniques and aesthetic choices Latin American authors make to assimilate the conflicting forces at work in our increasingly interconnected world. Challenging the assumption that globalization leads to cultural homogenization, his book identifies the rich textual strategies that estrange and re-mediate power relations both within literary canons and across global cultural hegemonies. Hoyos shines a light on the unique, avant garde phenomena that animate these works, such as modeling literary circuits after the dynamics of the art world, imagining counterfactual ÒNaziÓ histories, exposing the limits of escapist narratives, and formulating textual forms that resist worldwide literary consumerism. These experiments help reconfigure received ideas about global culture and advance new, creative articulations of world consciousness.
The Art of Transition
Author: Francine Masiello
Publisher: Duke University Press
DIVAddresses the problems defined by practitioners of literary and visual culture in the post-dictatorship years in Chile and Argentina./div
Author: Stella Knight
Stranded in time, she finds herself bonded to a handsome Highlander...After a broken engagement, Fiona Stewart travels to Scotland for a solo artist's retreat. When she finds herself mysteriously transported to the year 1390, she must find a way to get back to her own time. But things become complicated when she meets a handsome Highlander who sets her heart aflame . . . Forced into an engagement with the daughter of a rival clan leader, Eadan Macleay struggles to fulfill his promise to his dying father. When he comes across a strange woman claiming to be from the future, he makes a deal with her-if she poses as his bride to end his betrothal, he will help her return to her own time. But as Fiona and Eadan work together to free themselves from their circumstances, they battle a powerful and all-consuming attraction. Amid their deepening feelings and growing danger from the rival clan, will Eadan fulfill his vow and help return Fiona to her own time?For fans of Scottish time travel, strong heroines, handsome Highlanders, romance, and adventure, Eadan's Vow is the first book of the Highlander Fate series. Scroll up and grab your copy today!
The Muffled Cries
Author: Nancy T. Baden
Publisher: University Press of Amer
The Muffled Cries presents a multidisciplinary, historical, overview of the role of the writer and literature during Brazil's military dictatorship between 1964 and 1985. Nancy T. Baden brings together numerous sources, including personal interviews, periodicals, and books translated into English for the first time, to expose the ironies, subtleties, and complexities of the Brazilian cultural milieu under authoritarianism. She explores Brazilian fiction and poetry within this historical framework, in order to portray the role of the writer within the cultural context based on self-perception and the views of others. Baden also examines the official and unofficial controls imposed by the state and the effects they had on the literature produced. Following the varying phases of authoritarianism, she found many experimental techniques and exaggerated realism in use as a method of showing resistance by revealing the underlying sociopolitical problems, and protesting against the military. This ground-breaking work provides much new insight into the history and literature of Brazil from 1964 to 1985.
Paranormal romance is a supernatural force to be reckoned with. Although packed with a menagerie of werewolves, shapeshifters and assorted demons, its undisputed king is none other than our favourite centuries-old bloodsucker - the vampire. We're now living in a post-Buffy world of dark urban fantasy à la Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake, Sherrilyn Kenyon's irresistible Dark Hunters and the blood-lusting soul mates of Christine Feehan. But it doesn't stop there. This Mammoth collection opens a vein to reveal the mind-boggling scope of the supercharged phenomenon created when vampires met romance. Let the biggest and brightest names in the paranormal romance business take you hot on the haemoglobin trail of the sexiest creatures of the night. Witness the bewildering array of complex vampire codes of conduct, dark ritual and dating practices, as they chat up the locals and engage in the most erotic encounters you will sink your teeth into this side of un-Death. These ain't your mother's vampires!
Just when actress-in-waiting Stella Monroe thought things couldn't get any worse, her uncannily intelligent cat Miss Bubbles makes it to Broadway before she does, and becomes quite the little diva.
Author: Stella Rhys
He was supposed to be my first and only one-night stand.He was definitely never supposed to become my boss....I had always been the good girl - the workaholic with every second of her life mapped out to a tee.Then I got trapped in an elevator with Julian Hoult.He was... irresistible. Sophisticated sex in a crisp white shirt. His voice alone dropped me straight to my knees. What was I supposed to do? Well....I can tell you what I was definitely not supposed to do.I was not supposed to run into him ever again. I was not supposed to be desperately unemployed, and I was definitely not supposed to accept his dirty little job offer.But I couldn't resist.As CEO of the Hoult Media empire, Julian will stop at nothing to get what he wants. So for his next venture with Manhattan's most lecherous billionaires, he's hired me to play the role of bait. And while my official title is that of Executive Assistant, my actual job requires low tops, tight skirts and flaunting everything I've got till his clients are easy to bend - till they can barely think for themselves anymore.It's sleazy and wrong. Against everything I've worked for. But with Julian as my audience, I can't help but enjoy every second. Thanks to him, I'm embracing the bad, and I swear...I've never in my life felt this damned good.*** BAD BOSS is a full-length standalone romance ***
The Robber Bride
Author: Jerrica Knight-Catania
Publisher: Second Wind Publishing
Daring Debutantes, Book 1... When Victoria Barclay, privileged daughter of the Viscount Grantham, has a life-altering experience as a young girl, it sets the course for the rest of her life. She is determined to make a difference in the world, no matter the consequence, and becomes a highwayman-or woman, as it were-robbing the rich and donating her pilfered gains to the poor. Life-long friend and neighbor, Phineas Dartwell, Earl of Leyburn, suspects his dear friend is up to no good. She's become evasive, and even worse, he cares that she's become evasive. When she refuses to confide in him, claiming it's for his own good, he severs the friendship out of wounded pride and a wounded heart. But when Victoria's activities are brought to light in the eyes of the magistrate, Phineas must find a way to acquit his friend-and dare he hope, future wife?-of the charges.
Author: Jen Crane
Publisher: Carpe Noctem Publishing, LLC
Fans of the Throne of Glass, Red Queen, and Mortal Instruments series will love this high adventure fantasy series filled with dragons and shifters and set in an enchanted grad school. A Secret Past Fiery redhead Stella Stonewall can’t decide between a margarita and a manhattan. The rest of her life? Please. Stella has never really fit in, and her pretty world comes crashing down when she learns it was never her world at all. Rowan Gresham is domineering, brooding, and as sexy as chocolate-dipped sin. When he transports Stella to the magical realm of her parents she recognizes her rightful place immediately. Gresham’s motivations are less clear. A Scorching Chemistry The enigmatic Gresham aids in Stella’s metamorphosis and their chemistry ignites, though a long-time girlfriend and a significant age difference stand in the way. A Battle for the Rest of Her Life Stella’s life fast-tracks to extraordinary when she enrolls at Radix Citadel for Supernatural Learning, an enchanted college whose students turn furry on the regular. As Stella learns to navigate the magical new world of Thayer she must also find her animal form, a task as elusive as her ancestry. Stella soon faces an even greater challenge: staying alive long enough to learn to manipulate an animal form she never knew she possessed.
Stella Krakus, a curator at Manhattan's renowned Central Museum of Art, is having the roughest week ever. Everything is going wrong, including the fact a beloved colleague, Paul, has gone missing. Strange things are afoot; it's almost more than she can overanalyse. But the appearance of a strange map, depicting a mysterious 19th-century utopian settlement, sends Stella on an all-consuming research mission where she discovers the unbearable secret that Paul's been keeping, and charts a course out of the chaos of her own life.
Author: Helen Eve
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Seventeen-year-old Stella Hamilton is the star blazing at the heart of Temperley High. Leader of the maliciously exclusive elite, she is envied and lusted after in equal measure. And in the Hamilton tradition, she is in the final stage of a six-year campaign to achieve her destiny: love with her equally popular male equivalent, and a triumphant election to Head Girl. Caitlin Clarke has lived a quietly conformist life in New York City – until, with the collapse of her parents' marriage, she's sent across the Atlantic for a strict English boarding school education. As soon as she arrives at Temperley, she learns that the only important rules are the unwritten ones. The upper echelons of her new society are marked not by neat dresses and Kate Middleton hair, but by skinny jeans, cigarettes and scars. It's a world of the beautiful and the dangerous, and acceptance means staying on the right side of the most beautiful and dangerous of them all. As Caitlin's popularity grows, she discovers that not everyone is happy under Stella's rule – that it might finally be time for a new order among the Stars and the civilians. Fighting the system, however, means Caitlin must tread the same dark path as Stella, where absolute power and absolute destruction are only a breath away . . .
The Catcher Was a Spy
Author: Nicholas Dawidoff
NATIONAL BESTSELLER Now a major motion picture starring Paul Rudd “A delightful book that recounts one of the strangest episodes in the history of espionage. . . . . Relentlessly entertaining.”—The New York Times Book Review Moe Berg is the only major-league baseball player whose baseball card is on display at the headquarters of the CIA. For Berg was much more than a third-string catcher who played on several major league teams between 1923 and 1939. Educated at Princeton and the Sorbonne, he as reputed to speak a dozen languages (although it was also said he couldn't hit in any of them) and went on to become an OSS spy in Europe during World War II. As Nicholas Dawidoff follows Berg from his claustrophobic childhood through his glamorous (though equivocal) careers in sports and espionage and into the long, nomadic years during which he lived on the hospitality of such scattered acquaintances as Joe DiMaggio and Albert Einstein, he succeeds not only in establishing where Berg went, but who he was beneath his layers of carefully constructed cover. As engrossing as a novel by John le Carré, The Catcher Was a Spy is a triumphant work of historical and psychological detection.