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COSMIC CANTICLE.
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COSMIC CANTICLE.

By Cardenal, Ernesto.

Willimantic, CT:: Curbstone Press,, (1993). Fine in fine dust jacket.. First US printing. An epic poem by this Nicaraguan author, written over a thirty year period - a narrative poem, a mythic song, an epic, which "explores Latin American history by relating the evolution of the Universe to the development of human understanding." Translated by by John Lyons. Bibliography, 490 pp.

$34.50

THE HUMMINGBIRD'S DAUGHTER.
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THE HUMMINGBIRD'S DAUGHTER.

By Urrea, Luis Alberto.

Boston:: Little Brown,, (2005.). Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.). First printing. An epic novel, set in late 19th century revolutionary Mexico, and based on stories of the author's great aunt Teresita, who had the gift - and the burden - of healing. Urrea notes that he spent 20 years in researching this book. SIGNED on the title page. 499 pp.

$45.00

LOVING IN THE WAR YEARS: lo que nunca paso por sus labios
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LOVING IN THE WAR YEARS: lo que nunca paso por sus labios

By Moraga, Cherrie

Boston:: South End Press,, 1983.. Very good (small hole punch on price on back cover, minor wear to covers). First printing in wrappers, issued simultaneously with hardcover. An exploration in a collage of stories, essays and poems, of the political and personal meaning of being a Chicana and a lesbian in the US today. INSCRIBED on the title page, and uncommon thus. 152 pp.

$36.50

TRANSATLANTIC TRANSLATIONS: Dialogues in Latin American Literature.
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TRANSATLANTIC TRANSLATIONS: Dialogues in Latin American Literature.

By Ortega, Julio.

London:: Reaktion Books,, (2006). Fine in fine dust jacket.. First printing. A book which "traces the ways in which Latin America has been represented through the works of many 'native speakers,' including Juan Rulfo, Gabriel Garca Mrquez, and Juan Maria Gutierrez. Language was not solely a way for colonizers to indoctrinate and civilize; instead, it gave Latin Americans the means to tell their own history. Spanning literatures from the early modern period to the present day, the eight essays demonstrate the rich history of shared language between old and new worlds." Translated from the Spanish by Philip Derbyshire. References, index. 222 pp.

$24.50

CURRENTS FROM THE DANCING RIVER: Contemporary Latino Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry.
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CURRENTS FROM THE DANCING RIVER: Contemporary Latino Fiction, Nonfiction and Poetry.

By Gonzalez, Ray, editor. (Luis Alberto Urrea, signed; Cristina Garcia, Luis J. Rodriguez, Helena Maria Viramontes, Gloria Anzaldua, Mary Helen Ponce, Martin Espada, Jimmy Santiago Baca and others, contributors.)

New York:: Harcourt Brace & Company,, 1994.. Very good in stiff wrappers (light toning to the pages.). First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover. The most comprehensive and ambitious anthology of Latino writings published to date. SIGNED by Luis Alberto Urea at "Father's Day," Includes 135 contributions primarily by Cuban, Puerto Rican and Mexican Americans. Includes work by Francisco Alarcon, Rudolfo Anaya, Cristina Garcia, Richard Rodriguez, Helena Maria Viramontes, , Gloria Anzaldua, Mary Helen Ponce, Martin Espada, Pat Mora, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Louis Alberto Urrea, David Ungar, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Lucha Corpi, Benjamin Alire Saenz, and many others. Includes note on the contributors. 571 pp.

$31.50

LA DIOSA DE LAS AMERICAS: Escritos Sobre la Virgen de Guadalupe (Goddess of the Americas: Writings on the Virgin of Guadalupe)
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LA DIOSA DE LAS AMERICAS: Escritos Sobre la Virgen de Guadalupe (Goddess of the Americas: Writings on the Virgin of Guadalupe)

By Castillo, Ana, editor (Pat Mora and Cherie Moraga, signed; Sandra Cisneros, Rosario Ferre, Francisco Goldman, and others, contributors.)

New York:: Vintage Espanol (Knopf),, (2000.). Very good condition (underlining on one page, brackets on another.). Trade paperback. A collection of essays and poems by 21 writers - including Sandra Cisneros, Rosario Ferre, Francisco Goldman, Cherie Moraga, Luis Rodriguez, Richard Rodriguez, Elena Poniatowska, Nancy Mairs, Denise Chavez, Rosario Castellano, Pat Mora, Margaret Randall and others - exploring the concept and the role of the mother goddess, the Virgin of Guadalupe, patron saint of Mexico, protector of the downtrodden, who miraculously appeared in the 16th century to a poor Mexican and who represents a combination of indigenous Aztec and Catholic traditions. SIGNED by TWO authors: Pat Mora at her contribution "Las Reglas de Coatlicue." and Cherie Moraga at "El Mito Azteca." Translated from the English by Mariela Dreyfus. EN ESPANOL. 289 pp.

$31.50

NEW CHICANA/ CHICANO WRITING 2.
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NEW CHICANA/ CHICANO WRITING 2.

By (Mora, Pat, signed; Chavez, Ed; Gilb, Dagoberto; Hernandez, Ines; Paredes, Emilia, and others) Tatum, Charles M, editor.

Tucson:: University of Arizona Press,, )1992). Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.. Trade paperback. A collection of poems, short stories, and essays explore what is gained and what is lost on the borderlands between Anglo and Mexican-American cultures. SIGNED by Pat Mora at her essay "The Dance within My Heart." Also includes contributions by Maria Herrera-Sobek, Joel Huerta, Rita Magdaleno, Miguel Mendez, Emilia Paredes, and more.

$25.00

HOUSE OF HOUSES
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HOUSE OF HOUSES

By Mora, Pat

Boston:: Beacon,, 1997.. Very near fine in a like dustjacket.. First printing. A family memoir told in the voices of ancestors by this Mexican American writer. SIGNED on the title page. Several pages of dichos/sayings at the end of the book. 298 pp.

$35.00

NOBODY'S SON: Notes From an American Life.
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NOBODY'S SON: Notes From an American Life.

By Urrea, Luis Alberto.

Tucson:: University of Arizona Press,, (1998). Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.). First printing. A memoir of a childhood divided - Urrea was born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and an Anglo mother from Staten Island. He moved to San Diego when he was three - his childhood was a clash of cultures, a mix of languages. Winner of the Lannan Award. Dust jacket praise from Rudolf Anayo, Ernest J. Gaines, Terry Tempest Williams and many more. 184 pp.

$21.00

NOBODY'S SON: Notes From an American Life.
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NOBODY'S SON: Notes From an American Life.

By Urrea, Luis Alberto.

Tucson:: University of Arizona Press,, (1998). Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.). First printing. A memoir of a childhood divided - Urrea was born in Tijuana to a Mexican father and an Anglo mother from Staten Island. He moved to San Diego when he was three - his childhood was a clash of cultures, a mix of languages. Winner of the Lannan Award. SIGNED on the title page. Dust jacket praise from Rudolf Anayo, Ernest J. Gaines, Terry Tempest Williams and many more. 184 pp.

$30.00

THE GARDEN NEXT DOOR.
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THE GARDEN NEXT DOOR.

By Donoso, Jose.

New York:: Grove Press,, (1992.). Very near fine in a like dustjacket.. First US printing. A "brilliant satire of the writer's life" by this Chilean novelist. INSCRIBED in Spanish by the author on the front endpaper, and dated in Washington DC in the year of publication. Translated from the Spanish by Hardie St. Martin. 242 pp.

$35.00

BLOOD-DRENCHED BEARD.
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BLOOD-DRENCHED BEARD.

By Daniel Galera.

New York:: Penguin,, 2014.. Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.). First US printing. Young Brazilian author's fourth book, but the first to be published in the US. Awarded the 2013 Sao Paulo Literature Prize. Translated from the Portuguese by Alison Entrekin. In 2013, Granta named Galera as one of the best young Brazilian authors. 374 pp.

$27.50

ONE EARTH, FOUR OR FIVE WORLDS: Reflections on Contemporary History.
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ONE EARTH, FOUR OR FIVE WORLDS: Reflections on Contemporary History.

By Paz, Octavio.

New York:: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,, (1985). Near fine in near fine dust jacket (crease on flaps of dj). First US printing. A collection of essays by this Mexican author, poet, and diplomat which look at "a world - several worlds - poised between the upheavals of the 1960s and the uncertainties of the 1980s." Translated from the Spanish by Helen R. Lane. 213 pp.

$20.00

THE INVISIBLE MOUNTAIN.
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THE INVISIBLE MOUNTAIN.

By De Robertis, Carolina.

New York:: Alfred A. Knopf,, 2009.. Very near fine in a like dustjacket.. First printing. The author's first book, the story of three generations - and especially of the women - of Firielli family of Uruguay, based on the author's own family. "An extraordinary first effort whose epic scope and deft handling reverberate with the deep pull of ancestry, the powerful influence of one's country and the sacrifices of reinvention." (Publishers Weekly.) 364 pp.

$22.50

WALKING WORDS.
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WALKING WORDS.

By Galeano, Eduardo (1940-2015). Woodcuts by Jose Francisco Borges.

New York:: Norton,, (1995). Very near fine in a like dustjacket.. First US printing. An unusual collaboration by this writer from Uruguay- and artist from Brazil - one which "draws on the folklore of rural and urban Latin America to discover and retell 'the stories of ghouls and fools that Id like to write.' . . beautifully illustrated by the Brazilian woodcut artist JosŽ Francisco Borges" Translated from the Spanish by Mark Fried. 328 pp.

$25.00

WHO KILLED PALOMINO MOLERO?
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WHO KILLED PALOMINO MOLERO?

By Vargas Llosa, Mario.

New York:: Farrar, Straus & Giroux,, (1987). Near fine in near fine dust jacket. (remainder mark, tiny nick to upper edge of dj). First US printing. A detective novel by this Nobel Prize winning author: "Set on an air force base in Peru, where a young airman is found tortured and murdered. An entertaining and brilliantly plotted mystery, this book also takes up one of Vargas Llosa's great themes: despair at how difficult it is to be an honest man in a society based on a corruption of motives and feelings." Translated from the Spanish by Alfred Mac Adam. 151 pp. Dust jacket by Honi Werner.

$19.50

TREASURES IN HEAVEN.
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TREASURES IN HEAVEN.

By Alcala, Kathleen.

San Francisco:: Chronicle Books,, (2000). Fine in fine dust jacket.. First printing. Novel by this Mexican American writer set in Mexico City in the late 1800s. SIGNED on the title page and dated in the year of publication. 211 pp.

$34.50

HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS
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HOW THE GARCIA GIRLS LOST THEIR ACCENTS

By Alvarez, Julia

Chapel Hill, NC:: Algonquin,, 1991.. Fine in fine dust jacket.. First printing. Highly praised first novel by this author who was born in the Dominican Republic. Winner of the Pen/Oakland Award. 290 pp.

$25.00

THE DREAM OF THE CELT: A Novel.
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THE DREAM OF THE CELT: A Novel.

By Vargas Llosa, Mario.

New York:: Farrar, Straus & Giroux,, (2012). Near fine in near fine dust jacket.. First US printing. A novel "about a neglected human rights pioneer by the Nobel Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa. In 1916, the Irish nationalist Roger Casement was hanged by the British government for treason. Casement had dedicated his extraordinary life to improving the plight of oppressed peoples around the worldespecially the native populations in the Belgian Congo and the Amazonbut when he dared to draw a parallel between the injustices he witnessed in African and American colonies and those committed by the British in Northern Ireland, he became involved in a cause that led to his imprisonment and execution." Translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman. Includes an epilogue by the author. 356 pp.

$21.00

WALKING STARS: Stories of Magic and Power.
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WALKING STARS: Stories of Magic and Power.

By Villasenor, Victor.

Houston, TX:: Pinata Books / Arte Publico Press,, 1994.. Near fine in fair only jacket with several edgetears. . 2nd printing. "Autobiographical stories about growing up as the son of Mexican immigrants in California" Each story is followed by an author's note, discussing the context of the story. Boldly INSCRIBED on the front endpaper. 202 pp.

$18.00

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