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Edited by Brigitte Adriaensen and Marco Kunz

La narrativa y la ensayística de Juan Goytisolo ha despertado un interés extraordinario en la crítica. En cuanto a sus novelas, se constata por lo general que la llamada obra de ruptura (la trilogía reeditada recientemente bajo el título Tríptico del mal (2004)) sigue siendo más estudiada frente a las novelas tardías del autor. Los editores de este volumen creen firmemente que también la obra tardía de Goytisolo merece un estudio detenido, a pesar de las afirmaciones a menudo gratuitas con las que algunos críticos intentan desprestigiarla. Para remediar este vacío, el presente volumen publica artículos dedicados exclusivamente a la obra tardía de Juan Goytisolo, es decir, a sus novelas a partir de 1993 — La saga de los Marx (1993), El sitio de los sitios (1995), Las semanas del jardín (1997), Carajicomedia (2000), y Telón de boca (2003) y a sus ensayos tardíos.

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Edited by Rita De Maeseneer and Patrick Collard

Saberes y sabores en México y el Caribe es fruto del proyecto de investigación “Los contextos culinarios en la literatura del Caribe hispano y de México del siglo XVI al siglo XX”. Presenta un análisis de textos de diferentes épocas desde un enfoque gastrocrítico en estas dos áreas. Catorce especialistas comentan las múltiples connotaciones de las referencias culinarias en autores como Bernal Díaz del Castillo, Sor Juana, José Tomás de Cuéllar, Martín Luis Guzmán, Sandra Cisneros, Sara Sefchovich, para la parte dedicada a México. Pedro Mártir de Anglería, Fredrika Bremer, Leonardo Padura Fuentes, Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá, Nancy Alonso, son algunos de los escritores estudiados para la cuenca caribeña. Las contribuciones son de la mano de Adolfo Castañón, Kim Huyge, Eugenia Houvenaghel, Catherine Raffi-Beroud, Carmen de Mora, Diana Castilleja, An Van Hecke, José Guerrero, Rita De Maeseneer, Efraín Barradas, René Vázquez Díaz, Elzbieta Sklodowska, Jacques Joset, Patrick Collard. La edición demuestra la riqueza interpretativa de lo que Alejo Carpentier llamaba los contextos culinarios.

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John K. Moore, Jr.

In Mulatto · Outlaw · Pilgrim · Priest, John K. Moore, Jr. presents the first in-depth study, critical edition, and scholarly translation of His Majesty’s Representative v. José Soller, Mulatto Pilgrim, for Impersonating a Priest and Other Crimes. This legal case dates to the waning days of the Hapsburg Spanish empire and illuminates the discrimination those of black-African ancestry could face—that Soller did face while attempting to pass freely on his pilgrimage from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela and beyond.
This bilingual edition and study of the criminal trial against Soller is important for reconstructing his journey and for revealing at least in part the de facto and de jure treatment of mulattos in the early-modern Iberian Atlantic World.

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Nicolás Bas Martín

In Spanish Books in the Europe of the Enlightenment (Paris and London) Nicolás Bas examines the image of Spain in eighteenth-century Europe, and in Paris and London in particular. His material has been scoured from an exhaustive interrogation of the records of the book trade. He refers to booksellers’ catalogues, private collections, auctions, and other sources of information in order to reconstruct the country’s cultural image. Rarely have these sources been searched for Spanish books, and never have they been as exhaustively exploited as they are in Bas’ book.
Both England and France were conversant with some very negative ideas about Spain. The Black Legend, dating back to the sixteenth century, condemned Spain as repressive and priest-ridden. Bas shows however, that an alternative, more sympathetic, vision ran parallel with these negative views. His bibliographical approach brings to light the Spanish books that were bought, sold and ultimately read. The impression thus obtained is likely to help us understand not only Spain’s past, but also something of its present.

A Pepper-Pot of Cultures

Aspects of Creolization in the Caribbean

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Edited by Gordon Collier and Ulrich Fleischmann

The terms ‘creole’ and ‘creolization’ have witnessed a number of significant semantic changes in the course of their history. Originating in the vocabulary associated with colonial expansion in the Americas it had been successively narrowed down to the field of black American culture or of particular linguistic phenomena. Recently ‘creole’ has expanded again to cover the broad area of cultural contact and transformation characterizing the processes of globalization initiated by the colonial migrations of past centuries.
The present volume is intended to illustrate these various stages either by historical and/or theoretical discussion of the concept or through selected case studies. The authors are established scholars from the areas of literature, linguistics and cultural studies; they all share a lively and committed interest in the Caribbean area – certainly not the only or even oldest realm in which processes of creolization have shaped human societies, but one that offers, by virtue of its history of colonialization and cross-cultural contact, its most pertinent example. The collection, beyond its theoretical interest, thus also constitutes an important survey of Caribbean studies in Europe and the Americas.
As well as searching overview essays, there are
– sociolinguistic contributions on the linguistic geography of ‘criollo’ in Spanish America, the Limonese creole speakers of Costa Rica, ‘creole’ language and identity in the Netherlands Antilles and the affinities between Papiamentu and Chinese in Curaçao
– ethnohistorical examinations of such topics as creole transgression in the Dominican/Haitian borderland, the Haitian Mandingo and African fundamentalism, creolization and identity in West-Central Jamaica, Afro-Nicaraguans and national identity, and the Creole heritage of Haiti
– studies of religion and folk culture, including voodoo and creolization in New York City, the creolization of the “Mami Wata” water spirit, and signifyin(g) processes in New World Anancy tales
– a group of essays focusing on the thought of Édouard Glissant, Maryse Condé, and the Créolité writers
and case-studies of artistic expression, including creole identities in Caribbean women’s writing, Port-au-Prince in the Haitian novel, Cynthia McLeod and Astrid Roemer and Surinamese fiction, Afro-Cuban artistic expression, and metacreolization in the fiction of Robert Antoni and Nalo Hopkinson.

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Mónica Jato

llegan muchos de los escritores y escritoras de esta generación entablan un interesante paralelismo con la crítica a la definición de identidad que Paul Gilroy realiza en The Black Atlantic (1993) en relación a la diáspora africana: “Marked by its European origins, modern black political culture has

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Nicolás Bas Martín

booksellers, as the protagonists of the book trade, knew this well, and did what they could to deal with adversity. But what was the prevalent image of Spain in eighteenth-century Britain (and particularly in the highly populated capital, London)? The usual stereotypes were of course in force, and the Black

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Nicolás Bas Martín and Andy Birch

booksellers, as the protagonists of the book trade, knew this well, and did what they could to deal with adversity. But what was the prevalent image of Spain in eighteenth-century Britain (and particularly in the highly populated capital, London)? The usual stereotypes were of course in force, and the Black