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5 Critical Books for Latin American Literature Studies

Despite Latin American literature being widely known as a rich literary canon—or perhaps because it is such a rich literary canon—there are still works and aspects of Latin American literature that remain under-explored. Here are five books that bring critical works of Latin American literature to English-language audiences for the first time; break new ground in studying canonical Latin American...

12 Acclaimed Books on Taiwan Literature and Film

On October 10, President Tsai Ing-wen noted in her National Day address the record performance of Taiwan’s athletes, noting “We had waited so long for that moment, for Taiwan’s achievements, Taiwan’s confidence, and Taiwan’s courage to be seen and appreciated by the world.” This is not just in the athletic arena but in other areas such as arts and culture as...

Cambria Literature in Taiwan Series & other noteworthy titles

#AAS2021 Watch this short video about the Cambria Literature in Taiwan Series (general editor: Dr. Nikky Lin, National Taiwan Normal University) & other noteworthy titles. There are 3 new books out this spring: A Son of Taiwan: Stories of Government Atrocity edited by Drs. Howard Goldblatt & Sylvia Li-chun Lin, Transitions in Taiwan: Stories of the White Terror edited by Ian...

Publication Excerpt from Contemporary Taiwanese Women Writers

The following is an excerpt from the introduction in Contemporary Taiwanese Women Writers, edited by Jonathan Stalling, Lin Tai-man, and Yanwing Leung. A Pacific island of roughly 14,400 square miles, Taiwan lies just over a hundred miles off China’s southeast shoreline and seven hundred miles south of Japan. It has been a contested cultural space between its original aboriginal inhabitants...

#MLA15 Sinophone Scholars! Must-have book praised by world’s top Sinologists!

When a book is included in the series of the world-renowned Sinologist Victor Mair (University of Pennsylvania) and praised by top Sinophone scholars David Der-wei Wang (Harvard University), Shu-mei Shih (UCLA), and Quah Sy Ren (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), it is not surprising (but still very gratifying!) when it is praised in a journal review for being “[w]ell-written and researched”...

#MLA15 Shirley Hazzard: Literary Expatriate and Cosmopolitan Humanist

“Not just an intellectual exercise, or a scholarly pleasure, but also a profound relief to read,” is how this first-ever monograph on Shirley Hazzard has been described. Widely praised this book, which is in the Cambria Australian Literature Series headed by Susan Lever (University of Sydney), is also an important resource for scholars in women’s studies and world literature. Browse Shirley...

Cambria Press New Book! Philip Roth and World Literature

  Cambria Press New Book! Philip Roth and World Literature   “Far from insular, Roth’s work appears deeply rooted in the American canon, while at the same time it exhibits a remarkable openness, a persistent need for contact with his European forebears, and true engagement with contemporary world literature.”  – Philip Roth and World Literature: Transatlantic Perspectives and Uneasy Passages  A book like this is...

Cambria Press @ MLA 2014: What is better than a happy author with glowing book reviews?

We were delighted when we had an unexpected visitor at the Cambria Press booth at the MLA annual convention–Brigitta Olubas all the way from Australia! Dr. Olubas is the author of Shirley Hazzard: Literary Expatriate and Cosmopolitan Humanist , which has garnered several excellent reviews. This book is in the Cambria Studies in Australian Literature book series by Dr. Susan Lever...

Cambria Press MLA Australian Literature Highlights!

The Cambria Studies in Australian Literature by Susan Lever (University of Sydney) features outstanding books which have earned excellent reviews: Shirley Hazzard: Literary Expatriate and Cosmopolitan Humanist by Brigitta Olubas Brian Castro’s Fiction: The Seductive Play of Language by Bernadette Brennan David Foster: The Satirist of Australia by Susan Lever Water from the Moon: Illusion and Reality in the Works of Australian Novelist...

MCLC book review nails it on why this book by Nobel Laureate Gao Xingjian needs to be read by all in literary studies!

Cambria Press congratulates Gao Xingjian and Mabel Lee on the glowing review of Gao Xingjian: Aesthetics and Creation by Dr. Kwok-Kan Tam (Dean of the School of Arts and Social Sciences at the Open University of Hong Kong) for the journal Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (MCLC). The book review accurately captures the essence of the work and the reasons...

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