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The Cardboard House

Author : Martín Adán
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A sweeping, kaleidoscopic, and passionate novel that presents a stunning series of flashes — scenes, moods, dreams, and weather— as the narrator wanders through Lima. Published in 1928 to great acclaim when its author was just twenty years old, The Cardboard House is sweeping, kaleidoscopic, and passionate. The novel presents a stunning series of flashes — scenes, moods, dreams, and weather— as the narrator wanders through Barranco (then an exclusive seaside resort outside Lima). In one beautiful, radical passage after another, he skips from reveries of first loves, South Pole explorations, and ocean tides, to precise and unashamed notations of class and of race: an Indian woman “with her hard,shiny, damp head of hair—a mud carving,” to a gringo gobbling “synthetic milk,canned meat, hard liquor.” Adán’s own aristocratic family was in financial freefall at the time, and, as the translator notes, The Cardboard House is as “subversive now as when it was written: Adán’s uncompromising poetic vision and the trueness and poetry of his voice constitute a heroic act against cultural colonialism.”

The Cardboard House by Mart n Ad n

Author : Martín Adán
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"He is so eclectic and heretical, that he reconciles us all in a theosophically cosmic and monistic synthesis" - José Carlos Mariátegui. Published in 1928 to great acclaim, The Cardboard House was clearly destined to become a classic. Written during Martín Adán's prodigious adolescence in Barranco -a peaceful sea resort in the coast of Lima-, The Cardboard House is a visionary excursion through the crevices of sensation and memory, moving in a fluid poetic exploration that traverses swiftly from the social to the cosmic. Martín Adán's experimental style has been admired and celebrated by authors as diverse as Mario Vargas Llosa, Allen Ginsberg and Roberto Bolaño; and The Cardboard House stands out in history as a major statement of the avant-garde movements in Latin America. This new English translation strives to preserve the experimental style of The Cardboard House in its original Spanish language, and intends to reestablish its importance as one of the crucial texts of the Latin American literary avant-garde. Martín Adán (Lima, 1908 - 1985), pseudonym of Ramón Rafael de la Fuente Benavides, was a Peruvian poet and writer whose body of work is notable for its experimentalism and metaphysical depth. His breakthrough novel, The Cardboard House, redefined the possibilities of narrative for his contemporaries and has remained a substantial influence for several generations of Latin American writers. He is one of the most celebrated Peruvian poets of the 20th century. His work in poetry was twice awarded the National Poetry Prize (Perú, 1946, 1961) and the Peruvian National Literature Prize in 1976. José Garay Boszeta (Lima, 1985) is a writer, translator and language laborer, born and raised in Lima, Perú. He studied programs in Economics and Philosophy at the National University of San Marcos in Lima. His work in translation aims to reevaluate Latin American narratives and restore their historical content for English speaking audiences around the world. His current projects include the translation of the works of José María Eguren and Martín Adán, among others. He currently lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Erin and their dog, Willow.

Latin American Vanguards

Author : Vicky Unruh
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In this first comprehensive study of Latin America's literary vanguards of the 1920s and 1930s, Vicky Unruh explores the movement's provocative and polemic nature. Latin American vanguardism—a precursor to the widely acclaimed work of contemporary Latin American writers—was stimulated by the European avant-garde movements of the World War I era. But as Unruh's wide-ranging study attests, the vanguards of Latin America—emerging from the continent's own historical circumstances—developed a very distinct character and voice. Through manifestos, experimental texts, and ribald public performance, the vanguardists' work intertwined art, culture, and the politics of the day to produce a powerful brand of aesthetic activism, one that sparked an entire rethinking of the meaning of art and culture throughout Latin America.

Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature

Author : Verity Smith
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A comprehensive, encyclopedic guide to the authors, works, and topics crucial to the literature of Central and South America and the Caribbean, the Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature includes over 400 entries written by experts in the field of Latin American studies. Most entries are of 1500 words but the encyclopedia also includes survey articles of up to 10,000 words on the literature of individual countries, of the colonial period, and of ethnic minorities, including the Hispanic communities in the United States. Besides presenting and illuminating the traditional canon, the encyclopedia also stresses the contribution made by women authors and by contemporary writers. Outstanding Reference Source Outstanding Reference Book


Author : James Higgins
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Explores Lima, Peru, by looking at its history from colonial times through the present, as well as the city's identity as reflected in its architecture, literature, painting, and music.

Jos Carlos Mari tegui s Unfinished Revolution

Author : Melisa Moore
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This monograph on José Carlos Mariátegui, the seminal Latin American Marxist theorist, provides original readings of key writings through the lens of his understudied poetics, illuminating their full political meaning and impact. It offers insightful critiques of overlooked intellectuals, especially female, whom he championed. These readings are fully contextualized through comprehensive study of complex sociopolitical conditions and backgrounds, providing new thinking on Mariátegui, his contemporaries and Peruvian modernity that will benefit academics and students today.

African and African American Studies

Author : Patricia E. Sabosik
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South Central America

Author : Jason Wilson
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This guide is for travelers who want to increase their appreciation for each country, and for those who simply love learning about a country through its rich literature. Each volume is packed with scholarly and entertaining historical, geographical, political, and literary information. Includes an informative introduction for each country, concise summaries and literary maps.


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Author : Laurel Corona
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Examines the land, people and history of Peru and discusses its current state of affairs and place in the world today.

Ticket to Ride

Author : Carlota Caulfield
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Carlota Caulfield's Ticket to Ride of is a collection of poems, essays and interviews. It is an autobiographical evocation of the author's family history, and a beautiful homage to her mother. Written over a period of years-from 1995 to 2005-these pieces make up a life as it is being lived and imagined. In them we find the poet's playful irony. Caulfield, like her beloved painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo, loves intellectual puzzles.

Poets Writers

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Mario Vargas Llosa

Author : Raymond L. Williams
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Briefly traces the life of the Peruvian author, examines his major works of fiction, and assesses his place in modern literature

Magical Realism

Author : Lois Parkinson Zamora
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Shows magical realism to be an international movement with a wide-ranging history.

Translation Review

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Spanish American Authors

Author : Angel Flores
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Arranged alphabetically, this volume offers biographical and critical information on Spanish American authors, and includes bibliographies of their works

Bibliographic Guide to Latin American Studies

Author : Benson Latin American Collection
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Small Press

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American Book Publishing Record

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Hispanic Culture of South America

Author : Manly
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One of a series of reference volumes, each examining a cultural period of a particular nation. Culture is used in a broad sense to encompass all the ways in which a people define themselves, including a wide scope of human communication and expression, from advertising to fine art. Famous individuals are also covered, such as John Cgae, Jackson Pollock, Richard Burton, Mussolini, Lenin and Aretha Franklin. In addition, the text defines the entries and describes and analyzes the influence and significance of each one. For example, an entry on abstract expressionism will not only define the movement, but will also describe what it means to us and what it says about us. Entries range from 50 to 1000 words, with between 500 and 1000 entries appearing in each individual volume.