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Returning from Silence | Jenny’s Story
A novel that tells the story of a Jewish family in World War II and reaches deep into Jewish history. Born in Brittany on the threshold of World War II, novelist Michèle Sarde had long been silent about her origins. After her mother, Jenny, finally shared their fami...Book Details
Author : Michèle Sarde
Translator : Rupert Swyer
Publish : May 2022
The Azure Cloister
Translated by Karl Maurer Edited by Christopher Maurer New translations of poems by prominent Peruvian poet Carlos Germán Belli. Coming Soon - October 2021. This selection of poems by internationally renowned Peruvian poet Carlos Germán Belli tempers a dark, ...Book Details
Author : Carlos Germán Belli
Translator : Karl Maurer
Publish : October 2021
Hidden Path
Set in early twentieth-century Spain, Hidden Path is a lyrical coming-of-age novel told from the perspective of a woman painter who struggles to find her way with art and with the women she loved. The novel is narrated in the first-person, following María Luisa as she ...Book Details
Author : Elena Fortún
Translator : Jeffrey Zamostny, with a Foreword by Nuria Capdevila-Argüelles
Publish : March 2021
To Love Is to Act: Les Misérables and Victor Hugo’s Vision for Leading Lives of Conscience
“To love is to act”— “Aimer, c’est agir.”  These words, which Victor Hugo wrote three days before he died, epitomize his life’s philosophy. His love of freedom, democracy, and all people—especially the poor and wretched—drove him not only to write his...Book Details
Author : Marva A. Barnett
Publish : May 2020
mPalermu, Dancers, and Other Plays
Emma Dante’s passionate and brutal plays stem from a need to confront important familial and societal realities in contemporary southern Italy. Her twenty-first century tales challenge stereotypes of the country and stage acts of resistance against the social, politic...Book Details
Author : Emma Dante
Translator : Francesca Spedalieri
Publish : April 2020
Satan and His Daughter, the Angel Liberty: Selected Verses
Victor Hugo spent years in political exile off the coast of Normandy. While there, he produced his masterpiece, Les Misérables—but that wasn’t all: he also wrote a book-length poem, La Fin de Satan, left unfinished and not published until after his death. Satan an...Book Details
Author : Victor Hugo
Translator : R. G. Skinner
Publish : April 2019
Everything I Kept | Todo Lo Que Guardé
Illustrated by Rolando Estévez Moving between the speech and silence of a woman struggling to speak freely, Ruth Behar embarks on a poetic voyage into her own vulnerability and the sacrifices of her exiled ancestors as she tries to understand love, loss, reg...Book Details
Author : Ruth Behar
Translator : Ruth Behar
Publish : May 2018
Missing Persons, Animals, and Artists
Elegant prose and imaginative ironies bring these compelling short stories to life in this first English-language collection from Mexican author Roberto Ransom. Each of the ten stories is filled with fascinating, yet enigmatic and sometimes elusive characters: an alliga...Book Details
Author : Roberto Ransom
Translator : Daniel Shapiro
Publish : January 2018
The White Islands | Las Islas Blancas
With an afterword by Michal Held. “I only wanted to write about them, / Narrate their fierce audacity, / Their voyages through the channels of the Mediterranean.” So begins a poetic journey through the islands of the Mediterranean that served as homes and refuge ...Book Details
Author : Marjorie Agosín
Translator : Jacqueline Nanfito
Publish : August 2016
Lost Cities Go to Paradise | Las Ciudades Perdidas Van al Paraíso
In Lost Cities Go to Paradise, poetry breaks into song and poetic prose becomes lively storytelling as Alicia Borinsky raises intimate questions about the fragility of contemporary life. Composed of many layered scenes, unforgettable characters, snapshots, and vignettes...Book Details
Author : Alicia Borinsky
Translator : Regina Galasso
Publish : August 2015
The School of Solitude: Collected Poems
Peruvian poet Luis Hernández is legendary in his native country. Haunted by addiction and spending periodic reclusion in rehabilitation centers, Hernández was exceptionally gifted in his youth, publishing three books of poetry by the time he was twenty-four. He did no...Book Details
Author : Luis Hernández
Translator : Anthony Geist
Publish : August 2015
Alliance and Condemnation | Alianza y Condena
A splash of sea foam. A sly sparrow. A man dodging the rain. From such mundane, unexpected moments, Spanish poet Claudio Rodríguez crafted his 1965 Alliance and Condemnation, a collection of poems that temper the joy of existence—the “bounty that turns my flawed br...Book Details
Author : Claudio Rodríguez
Translator : Philip Silver
Publish : December 2014
God and The End of Satan | Dieu and La Fin de Satan
While living in exile with his family on the Channel Islands off the coast of Normandy, Victor Hugo wrote some of his greatest poetry and prose, including Les Misérables and two epic poems: Dieu and La Fin de Satan. Dieu pictures the imaginary search for God by a namel...Book Details
Author : Victor Hugo
Translator : R. G. Skinner
Publish : March 2014
The Complete Perfectionist: A Poetics of Work
Few have written more memorably about the work of poetry and the poetics of work than Juan Ramón Jiménez, winner of a Nobel Prize and discerning teacher of an entire generation of Spanish poets. In this series of aphorisms, Jiménez brings together the elements of per...Book Details
Author : Juan Ramón Jiménez
Translator : Christopher Maurer
Publish : February 2012
In Spite of the Dark Silence
"He was named Jorge, like me, and for this his life hurts me twice." So writes Jorge Volpi in this highly original novel that presents a biographical perspective on the tragic life of the poet and chemist Jorge Cuesta. Cuesta was one of the founders of Los Contemporáne...Book Details
Author : Jorge Volpi
Translator : Olivia Maciel
Publish : January 2011
New Letters to a Young Poet
In these intimate pages, award-winning Catalan poet Joan Margarit offers a passionate defense of poetry and of the intelligible poem—the well-made text that can provide refuge, wisdom, and consolation. Inspired by Rilke’s classic Letters to a Young Poet, this slende...Book Details
Author : Joan Margarit
Translator : Christopher Maurer
Publish : January 2011
The Light of Desire | La Luz Del Deseo
Marjorie Agosín’s intensely personal long poem The Light of Desire is both a secular and sacred meditation on love and its meanings in the land of Israel. Following the tradition of the Song of Songs and the secular poetry of Sepharad, the beloved in The Light ...Book Details
Author : Marjorie Agosín
Translator : Lorie Marie Carlson
Publish : January 2010
Winter Journey
With this highly original collection of short stories, Catalonian writer Jaume Cabré takes his place among the masters of the form. In Winter Journey, the reader encounters disparate and often desperate characters—pianist, cuckold, whore, organ builder, rabbi, priest...Book Details
Author : Jaume Cabré
Translator : Patricia Lunn
Publish : January 2010
Frivolous Women and Other Sinners | Frívolas y Pecadoras
Tango and fairy tales mix freely in this seductive, irreverent, and sensual collection of poems. From a city that is at once Buenos Aires and all others, Alicia Borinsky brings to life reluctant mothers, slightly mad teachers, selfless wives, neighborhood witches, best ...Book Details
Author : Alicia Borinsky
Translator : Cola Franzen and Alicia Borinsky
Publish : May 2009
Over the Waves and Other Stories | Sobre las olas y otros cuentos
Appearing for the first time outside of Cuba, this bold collection of short stories provides an intimate and critical view of Afro-Cuba. Inés María Martiatu’s stories—presented in a unique "split" English/Spanish edition—span postcolonial Cuba of the early twent...Book Details
Author : Inés María Martiatu
Translator : Emmanuel Harris II
Publish : April 2009
Midday with Buñuel: Memories and Sketches, 1973-1983
Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel (1900–83), known for his surrealist themes and unflinching social criticism, was an artist defined by intellectual ambition and controversy. An exile who produced some of his most famous work in Mexico and France during Franco’s dict...Book Details
Author : Claudio Isaac
Translator : Bryan T. Scoular
Publish : February 2008
Shadows of Your Black Memory
Set during the last years of Spanish rule in Equatorial Guinea, Shadows of Your Black Memory presents the voice of a young African man reflecting on his childhood. Through the idealistic eyes of the nameless protagonist, Donato Ndongo portrays the cultural conflicts bet...Book Details
Author : Donato Ndongo
Translator : Michael Ugarte
Publish : October 2016 & December 2007
Sombra en plata: poemas | Shadow in Silver: Poems
In her fourth book of poems, Mexican-born Olivia Maciel lyrically evokes another America. She writes with the critical and contemplative eye of a poet, revealing mystery and beauty in places dark and light, near and far. The richly allusive language of Sombra en plata /...Book Details
Author : Olivia Maciel
Translator : Kelly Austin
Publish : December 2005
Con las debidas licencias | With Leave and License
’Con las debidas licencias’ is the Spanish version of ’imprimatur’ or ’nihil obstat,’ the Latin used for books published under Catholic censorship. In Spanish, the title plays with the semiotic richness of the word ’license,’ meaning ’liberty of acti...Book Details
Author : Leda Schiavo
Translator : Adolfo Campoy-Cubillo
Publish : April 2005
Corriendo bajo la lluvia | Running Back Through the Rain
Born in the south of Chile, but living and writing in the U.S. for the past thirty years, Raúl Barrientos eludes the easy categories: Latin American, Latino, American. All of these, and more. Yet always a poet, turning whatever he touches into startling imagery and gri...Book Details
Author : Raúl Barrientos
Translator : Ben Heller
Publish : April 2005
Cut from Whole Cloth
Accomplished businessman Richard J. Franke offers in Cut from Whole Cloth an intimate account of the American immigrant experience, recounting the moving story of his grandparents’ struggle to build a new life in turn-of-the-century America.  Franke draws on extensiv...Book Details
Author : Richard J. Franke
Publish : April 2005
Las hormigas de oro | Ants of Gold
For Eduardo Urios-Aparisi poetry is above all, word, spoken word. Word that commits, pronounces, sounds. Word that leaves knots in the voice. For Urios, words play and challenge to play, to conceive the world from different and unsuspected points of view. The poems refl...Book Details
Author : Eduardo Urios-Aparisi
Translator : Eric Rosenberg
Publish : April 2005
Luna de cal | Limestone Moon
In Limestone Moon Olivia Maciel interrogates the inexpressible. Metaphor reaches into a realm of light and darkness to mysteriously converse with the silence enveloping the word. The tinging of this dark light which transcends borders, reveals a vehement and genuine int...Book Details
Author : Olivia Maciel
Translator : Kelly Austin
Publish : April 2005
Sebastian’s Arrows: Letters and Mementos of Salvador Dalí and Federico García Lorca
“Let us agree,” Federico García Lorca wrote, “that one of man’s most beautiful postures is that of St. Sebastian.” “In my ‘Saint Sebastian’ I remember you,” Salvador Dali replied to García Lorca, referring to the essay on aesthetics that Dalí had...Book Details
Author : Federico Garcia Lorca
Translator : Christopher Maurer
Publish : February 2005
Malambo
“In Malambo . . . the Rimac proudly rubs elbows with the freedmen, the cimarrons, and smuggled slaves. . . It runs united to the other subterranean springs underneath Blanket Street, Weavers Lane, and under Jewish Street . . . and Swordmaker’s Lanes.” The Rimac...Book Details
Author : Lucía Charún-Illescas
Translator : Emmanuel Harris II
Publish : November 2004
A Trip to Salto | Un viaje a Salto
“One day you’re going to ask me, ‘Mama, do you remember that trip to Salto?’ and I don’t want such questions to go unanswered.” What happens on that trip to Salto opens this moving narrative by Uruguayan writer and poet Circe Maia. It begins with a mother...Book Details
Author : Circe Maia
Translator : Stephanie Stewart
Publish : September 2004
Filigrana encendida | Filigree of Light
In Olivia Maciel’s Filigree of Light, one enters a lyric of solitude and light, water and wind. Maciel is a poet who has the power to reveal and surprise, bringing one close to things. She approaches the unknown, searching with riddles and reverie....Book Details
Author : Olivia Maciel
Translator : Dan Bursztyn
Publish : August 2002