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Items in Modern Languages and Literature that were added to the Concordia University Libraries collection in the last 90 days.


  • March 1917 : the Red Wheel, node III (8 March/31 March), book 2 / Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn ; translated by Marian Schwartz
    PG 3488 O4K67613 2017

  • Biological modernism the new human in Weimar culture / Carl Gelderloos
    PT405

  • Zimbolicious anthology : an anthology of Zimbabwean literature and arts. edited by Tendai R. Mwanaka, Jabulani Mzinyathi
    PL 8014 Z552Z56 2019
    The latest Zimbolicious offering, Zimbolicious Anthology: An Anthology of Zimbabwean Literature and Arts, Vol 4, has nonfiction, poetry, an interview, fiction and incisive visual art. Works were received from regular contributors and relatively new artists. The poets with their collective audacious eye keenly observe society and reveal the pimples, warts and all that is afflicting the society; talk about the dying, already dead and decaying Zimbabwean currency or nonexistent currency, the emancipation of women, the grinding poverty and the political challenges Zimbabwe faces. Others deal with spirituality and religion, love, growing up without a father figure. Nonfiction work leaves one under a barrage of questions: What it means to be a Zimbabwean, the defining and dissecting of Zimbabwe's literature, writing, self-publishing are put under serious scrutiny. Some delicious slices of the scenic Zimbabwean landscape are featured and a continuation in investigating what home is in a selection of visual art pieces The fiction is speculative, bittersweet and stays on your mind like a memory of that long, long forgotten summer of love as each fictionist deal with issues related to relationships, love, the lack of, the impermanence of which is an ever recurring leitmotiv in these works, thus therefore, this Zimbolicious is a must read, robust, incisive collection of Zimbabwean Literature and the arts.

  • Thomas Mann's war : literature, politics, and the world republic of letters / Tobias Boes
    PT 2625 A44Z54256 2019

  • English - Lekongho Dictionary / Sentemong Mehpah (aka Epah Fonkeng) & Esendugue Greg Fonsah
    PL 8506 M364F664 2019
    In 2005, a United Nations study reported that half of the world's languages (estimated at 6,000) would disappear by the end of this century. A third of these endangered languages are in Africa where, according to the same study, nearly 250 languages have disappeared in the last century. Language is the heart, identity, storage system for the collective and unique memory and experience of every culture, people, including their natural habitat. Loss of language means loss of the ability to retain and pass on not just a belief system but also invaluable knowledge to future generations.This English-Lekongho/Lekongho-English Dictionary is a modest first attempt to minimize the envisaged sad phenomenon of language loss. Nkongho-Mbo people speak Lekongho, one of the five variants of the Mbo language of the Mbo ethnic group of Cameroon, with their ancestral home in the Kupe Muanenguba Administrative Area of the South-west Region. With this book, the authors' fervent hope is that there will no longer surface any justification to continue to refrain from speaking Lekongho on a daily basis. This effort will help to regionalize, nationalize and internationalize the Lekongho language since Nkongho people are spread all over the country, Africa and the world.

  • Electronic literature in Latin America from text to hypertext / Claire Taylor
    PQ7082.H9

  • Negotiating the art of fatherhood in late medieval and early modern Italy / Juliann Vitullo
    PQ 4067 V58 2019eb

  • Jean Améry : beyond the mind's limits / Yochai Ataria, Amit Kravitz, Eli Pitcovski, editors
    PT2601.M4

  • Novia del alba / Melba Marrero de Munné
    PQ 7409 M354A6 2015

  • Testigo de la luz : poemas, 1962-2016 / Jeannette Miller
    PQ 7409.2 M45 2017

  • Wireless Dada : telegraphic poetics in the avant-garde / Kurt Beals
    PT 553 B39 2020

  • Arabic language processing : from theory to practice : 7th International Conference, ICALP 2019, Nancy, France, October 16-17, 2019, Proceedings / Kamel Smaïli (eds.)
    PJ6074.3

  • We / Yevgeny Zamyatin ; edited and translated by Kirsten Lodge
    PG 3476 Z34 M913 2020

    Yevgeny Zamyatin's novel Weis one of the great classics of dystopian fiction. Experimental and provocative in both style and content, it was the first major literary work to be banned in the Soviet Union. This critical edition features an entirely new annotated translation, as well as an introduction, contextual materials, and images related to the text.


  • The man with the compound eyes / Wu Ming-Yi ; translated from Chinese by Darryl Sterk
    PL 2966 U825 F82513 2014b
    From the author of The Stolen Bicycle - longlisted for the International Man Booker Prize

    On the island of Wayo Wayo, every second son must leave on the day he turns fifteen as a sacrifice to the Sea God. Atile'i however is determined to defy destiny and become the first to survive.

    Across the sea, Alice Shih's life is interrupted when a vast trash vortex comes crashing onto the shore of Taiwan, bringing Atile'i with it.

    In the aftermath of the catastrophe, Atile'i and Alice retrace her late husband's footsteps into the mountains, hoping to solve the mystery of her son's disappearance. On their journey, memories will be challenged, an unusual bond formed, and a dark secret uncovered that will force Alice to question everything she thought she knew.

  • Ángeles nómadas / Minelys Sánchez
    PQ 7409.3 S26A73 2017

  • Una mirada panorámica al español antillano / Orlando Alba
    PC 4838 A643 2016

  • Todos los cuentos / René del Risco Bermúdez
    PQ 7409.2 R5 2017

  • Poemas y narraciones / Tomás Hernández Franco ; prólogo de José Enrique Delmonte
    PQ 7409 H47P64 2018

  • Décimas de siempre / Juan Antonio Alix ; prólogo de Fernando Cabrera
    PQ 7409 A37A6 2018

  • Textos escogidos / Virgilio Díaz Grullón ; selección y prólogo de Pedro Vergés
    PQ 7409 D54A6 2017

  • La rosa azul : mujeres poetas modernistas en Cuba (1880-1910) / Catharina Vallejo
    PQ 7380 V3518 2018

  • Integrated Chinese. Zhong wen ting shuo du xie / Yuehua Liu [and others]
    PL 1129 E5I685 2009
    This workbook provides graduated individual practice for the four skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

  • Miguel de Cervantes. Leben und Werk
    PQ 6337 K7

  • Concordance to Poema de mío Cid / Franklin M. Waltman
    PQ 6385 W3

  • Juan Ruiz de Alarcón. Prólogo y notas de Agustín Millares Carlo
    PQ 6171 C61

  • The Chinese language : fact and fantasy / John DeFrancis
    PL 1171 D38 1984

  • Le parler ngbaka de Bokanga : phonologie, morphologie, syntaxe / Jacqueline M.C. Thomas
    PL 8548.5 T5

  • El romancero : tradicionalidad y pervivencia / Manuel Alvar
    PQ 6089 A7 1974

  • Cañas y barro : novela. / Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
    PQ 6603 L2C3 1958

  • Menéndez Pelayo, Pereda y Galdós : ejemplo de una amistad / Benito Madariaga de la Campa
    PQ 6020 M4M33 1984

  • Dramas de honor / Calderón de la Barca ; edición, prólogo y notas de Angel Valbuena Briones
    PQ 6281 A3 1976

  • Main currents of Spanish literature
    PQ 6033 F75 1968

  • Don Quixote / Miguel de Cervantes ; a new translation by Edith Grossman ; introduction by Harold Bloom
    PQ 6329 A2 2003b

    Edith Grossman's definitive English translation of the Spanish masterpiece, in an expanded P.S. edition

    Widely regarded as one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the adventures of the self-created knight-errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain. You haven't experienced Don Quixote in English until you've read this masterful translation.

    This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.


  • At home and beyond : new essays on Spanish poets of the twenties / Salvador Jiménez Fajardo and John C. Wilcox, editors
    PQ 6085 A78 1983

  • Nueve novísimos poetas españoles. [Compilado por] J.M. Castellet
    PQ 6187 C347

  • Representaciones del espacio en la poesía del exilio republicano español : Emilio Prados, Juan Ramón Jiménez y Luis Cernuda / Goretti Ramírez
    PQ 6085 R355 2018

  • Obras completas / Juan Bosch ; Edición dirigida por Guillermo Piña-Contreras
    PQ 7409 B65A6 2009b

  • Larousse diccionario pocket : español-inglés, inglés-español
    PC 4640 L358 2015
    The Larousse pocket dictionary has been fully updated inside and out. We have added in this new edition more than 5,000 references.
    This is the bestselling dictionary in our bilingual line. The practical, portable references are great for people who are learning a language or who are traveling but want more than a phrasebook.

    Included:
    -More than 60,000 entries with 85,000 translations
    -Updated vocabulary in all subject areas
    -Usage examples showing words in context to ensure accurate translation and give a clear picture of how they are used
    -Idioms, abbreviations, and acronyms
    -A helpful pronunciation guide

  • The book of lamentations / Rosario Castellanos ; translated and with an afterword by Esther Allen ; introduction by Alma Guillermoprieto
    PQ 7297 C2596O313 1998
    Set in the highlands of the Mexican state of Chiapas, The Book of Lamentations tells of a fictionalized Mayan uprising that resembles many of the rebellions that have taken place since the indigenous people of the area were first conquered by European invaders five hundred years ago. With the panoramic sweep of a Diego Rivera mural, the novel weaves together dozens of plot lines, perspectives, and characters. Blending a wealth of historical information and local detail with a profound understanding of the complex relationship between victim and tormentor, Castellanos captures the ambiguities that underlie all struggles for power.

    A masterpiece of contemporary Latin American fiction from Mexico's greatest twentieth-century woman writer, The Book of Lamentations was translated with an afterword by Ester Allen and introduction by Alma Guillermoprieto.

  • El elegido
    PQ 7297 A748E4

  • Poemas de la oficina y del hoyporhoy / Mario Benedetti
    PQ 8519 B292

  • Shadow land: selected poems; translated by Ruth and Matthew Mead
    PT 2662 O2A25 1966

  • Precarious times : temporality and history in modern German culture / Anne Fuchs
    PT 148 T57F83 2019

    In Precarious Times, Anne Fuchs explores how works of German literature, film, and photography reflect on the profound temporal anxieties precipitated by contemporary experiences of atomization, displacement, and fragmentation that bring about a loss of history and of time itself and that is peculiar to our current moment. The digital age places premiums on just-in-time deliveries, continual innovation, instantaneous connectivity, and around-the-clock availability. While some celebrate this 24/7 culture, others see it as profoundly destructive to the natural rhythm of day and night--and to human happiness. Have we entered an era of a perpetual present that depletes the future and erodes our grasp of the past? Beginning its examination around 1900, when rapid modernization was accompanied by comparably intense reflection on changing temporal experience, Precarious Times provides historical depth and perspective to current debates on the "digital now." Expanding the modern discourse on time and speed, Fuchs deploys such concepts as attention, slowness and lateness to emphasize the uneven quality of time around the world.


  • Difference and orientation : an Alexander Kluge reader / by Alexander Kluge ; edited by Richard Langston
    PT2671.L84

    Alexander Kluge is one of contemporary Germany's leading intellectuals and artists. A key architect of the New German Cinema and a pioneer of auteur television programming, he has also cowritten three acclaimed volumes of critical theory, published countless essays and numerous works of fiction, and continues to make films even as he expands his video production to the internet. Despite Kluge's five decades of work in philosophy, literature, television, and media politics, his reputation outside of the German-speaking world still largely rests on his films of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.

    With the aim of introducing Kluge's heterogeneous mind to an Anglophone readership, Difference and Orientation assembles thirty of his essays, speeches, glossaries, and interviews, revolving around the capacity for differentiation and the need for orientation toward ways out of catastrophic modernity. This landmark volume brings together some of Kluge's most fundamental statements on literature, film, pre- and post-cinematic media, and social theory, nearly all for the first time in English translation. Together, these works highlight Kluge's career-spanning commitment to unorthodox, essayistic thinking.


  • L'angelo spaesato : racconto ; Brigata personaggi : teatro / Reto Roedel ; con un "Ritratto di Reto Roedel" di Diego Valeri
    PQ 4878 O315A8

  • Architecture and the novel under the Italian fascist regime / Francesca Billiani, Laura Pennacchietti
    PQ 4174 B55 2019

  • Chinese Ibsenism reinventions of women, class and nation / Kwok-kan Tam
    PT8895

  • Computer-supported collaborative Chinese second language learning beyond brainstorming / Yun Wen
    PL1065

  • Tentativas [por] Gabriel Celaya
    PQ 6623 U34T4 1972

  • Obras completas / Pedro Henríquez Ureña ; Miguel D. Mena, editor
    PQ 7409 H4 2013

  • L'amica geniale : Infanzia, adolescenza / Elena Ferrante
    PQ 4866 E6345A81 2011

  • Fiorenza : dre. Akte / Thomas Mann
    PT 2625 A44F525 1959

  • Untergang im Untergrund : die jugendliche Gruppe in den dramen Hans Henny Jahnns / Erwin Jäger
    PT 2619 A6Z698 1979
    Die Motive der Adoleszenz werden hier aus den Dramentexten und Tagebüchern Jahnns zusammengetragen und sozialpsychologisch analysiert. Die kultische Überhöhung der Jugend und ihrer Körperlichkeit lässt Jahnn deren Übergang ins Erwachsenenalter und die Erlangung einer Identität verwerfen. Die in der Jugend aufscheinenden Möglichkeiten des Lebens werden durch die Abdrängung der jugendlichen Gruppen in den Untergrund und deren Selbstzerstörung kassiert.

  • Satirischer Stil; zur Satire Robert Musils im "Mann ohne Eigenschaften."
    PT 2625 U8M35

  • Anna Seghers / Klaus Sauer
    PT 2635 A27Z85

  • Die Jagdgesellschaft / Thomas Bernhard
    PT 2662 E7J3

  • Leben und Werk von Hermann Kasack. Ein Brevier. (Zusammengestellt von Wolfgang Kasack
    PT 2621 A72A6 1966

  • The veil of Veronica, by Gertrud von Le Fort. Translated by Conrad M.R. Bonacina
    PT 2623 E26

  • The saga of the Jómsvikings : a translation for students / by Alison Finlay and Þórdís Edda Jóhannesdóttir
    PT 7282 J6E54 2018

    Unique among the Icelandic sagas, part-history, part-fiction, the Saga of the Jomsvikings tells of a legendary band of vikings, originally Danish, who established an island fortress of the Baltic coast, launched and ultimately lost their heroic attack on the pagan ruler of Norway in the late tenth century. The saga's account of their stringent warrior code, fatalistic adherence to their own reckless vows and declarations of extreme courage as they face execution articulates a remarkable account of what it meant to be a viking. This translation presents the longest and earliest text of the saga, never before published in English, with a full literary and historical introduction to this remarkable work.


  • Life and Mortality in Ugaritic A Lexical and Literary Study / Matthew McAffee
    PJ 4150 M33 2019

  • The Catholic school / Edoardo Albinati ; translated from the Italian by Antony Shugaar
    PQ 4861 L292S3813 2019
    Edoardo Albinati's The Catholic School creates a world: a world of power, sex, violence and the threat of masculinity, of the power wielded and misused by men in groups. In 1975, three young well-off men, former students at Rome's prestigious all-boys Catholic high school San Leone Magno, brutally torture, rape, and murder two young women. The event, which comes to be known as the Circeo massacre, shocks and captivates all of Italy, exposing the violence and dark underbelly of the upper middle class at a moment when the traditional structures of family and religion are under threat. Edoardo Albinati sets his novel in the halls and corridors of San Leone Magno in the late 1960s and the 1970s, exploring the intersection between the world of teenage boys and the structures of power in modern Italy. Along with indelible portraits of teachers and pupils - the charming Arbus, the literature teacher Cosmos, and his only Fascist friend, Max - Albinati's novel also reflects on the legacy of abuse, the Italian bourgeoisie, and the relationship between sex, violence, and masculinity.

  • An introduction to early Irish literature / Muireann Ní Bhrolcháin
    PB 1321 N5 2009
    This book discusses the rich written heritage of the Old and Middle Irish period, 600-1200, and is suitable for students of medieval Ireland as well as the general reader who wants to learn about the stories, poetry and themes of early Irish literature. Early chapters deal with the poets, druids, monks, the beginnings of writing, manuscripts as well as an introduction to each of the saga cycles. These sagas contain the stories of heroes such as Cu Chulainn and Finn mac Cumaill as well as kings, such as Cormac mac Airt. Further chapters focus on the poets and their poetry, the heroes visiting the Otherworld, the births and deaths of famous heroes as well as stories about kings, kingship and sovereignty goddesses. Included also is a bibliography and a comprehensive index including personal and place names.

  • Resisting invisibility : detecting the female body in Spanish crime fiction / Diana Aramburu
    PQ 6147 D47A73 2019

    Engaging with pre-feminist and male-authored crime literature, Resisting Invisibility offers a comparative reading of women's bodies as represented in Spanish crime literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Utilizing the twin concepts of visibility and invisibility, the book establishes a genealogy of differing viewpoints regarding women's positions in these narratives, before and after the birth of the modern Spanish female detective.

    This examination of the politics of female visibility expands our understanding of the aesthetic regimes that have governed the female body from the early phases of the genre's evolution. While most scholars understand the feminization of the crime genre as a response to second-wave feminism, Resisting Invisibility demonstrates that even in the earliest representations of delinquent women, the politics surrounding the female body are problematized and are more complex than previously conceptualized. Drawing on gender and queer studies, Resisting Invisibility investigates the gendering of crime fiction, forcing us to reconsider the literary history of female visibility and prompting us to establish an alternative genealogy for Spanish crime literature.


  • The book of collateral damage / Sinan Antoon ; translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright
    PJ 7914 N88F5413 2019
    Sinan Antoon returns to the Iraq war in a poetic and provocative tribute to reclaiming memory

    Widely-celebrated author Sinan Antoon's fourth and most sophisticated novel follows Nameer, a young Iraqi scholar earning his doctorate at Harvard, who is hired by filmmakers to help document the devastation of the 2003 invasion of Iraq. During the excursion, Nameer ventures to al-Mutanabbi street in Baghdad, famed for its bookshops, and encounters Wadood, an eccentric bookseller who is trying to catalogue everything destroyed by war, from objects, buildings, books and manuscripts, flora and fauna, to humans.

    Entrusted with the catalogue and obsessed with Wadood's project, Nameer finds life in New York movingly intertwined with fragments from his homeland's past and its present--destroyed letters, verses, epigraphs, and anecdotes--in this stylistically ambitious panorama of the wreckage of war and the power of memory.

  • An anthology of Chinese discourse on translation / edited with annotations and commentary by Martha P.Y. Cheung ; advisory editor, Lin Wusun
    PL 1277 A58 2006
    Translation has a long history in China. Down the centuries translators, interpreters, Buddhist monks, Jesuit priests, Protestant missionaries, writers, historians, linguists, and even ministers and emperors have all written about translation, and from an amazing array of perspectives. Such an exciting diversity of views, reflections and theoretical thinking about the art and business of translating is now brought together in a two-volume anthology. The first volume covers a time-frame from roughly the 5th century BCE to the twelfth century CE. It deals with translation in the civil and government context, and with the monumental project of Buddhist sutra translation. The second volume spans the 13th century CE to the Revolution of 1911, which brought an end to feudal China. It deals with the transmission of Western learning to China - a translation venture that changed the epistemological horizon and even the mindset of Chinese people. Comprising over 250 passages, most of which are translated into English for the first time here, the anthology is the first major source book to appear in English. It carries valuable primary material, allowing access into the minds of translators working in a time and space markedly different from ours, and in ways foreign or even inconceivable to us. The topics these writers discussed are familiar. But rather than a comfortable trip on well-trodden ground, the anthology invites us on an exciting journey of the imagination.

  • Umami / Laia Jufresa
    PQ 7298.42 U47U63 2015
    Umami es el debut literario de Laia Jufresa y Publishers Weekly ya lo considera uno de los hot books del 2015.

    Ana quiere plantar una milpa en su traspatio, en pleno Distrito Federal. Pero en la tierra hay altos contenidos de plomo y la casa donde vive está plagada de ausencias. Su hermana murió, sus papás están de luto y sus hermanos de campamento; su única amiga se fue a buscar a quien la abandonó cuatro años atrás. Menos mal que queda Alfonso.

    Alfonso es un antropólogo especializado en alimentación prehispánica. Es viudo y dueño de la pequeña urbanización Campanario. Él mismo la diseñó a partir de un esquema de la lengua humana y dio a las casas el nombre de cada uno de los cinco sabores que percibimos: Dulce, Salado, Amargo, Ácido y Umami.

    En duelo, los habitantes de la comunidad desearían echar el tiempo atrás. Tejida al revés, esta novela se lo permite. Mientras Ana remueve la tierra y clava las semillas, sus vecinos hurgan en el pasado. Pero el traspatio de la memoria está minado con preguntas: ¿quién fue mi mujer? ¿Por qué se fue mi mamá? Y, ¿cómo es posible que se ahogara una niña que sabía nadar?

    ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

    Shortlisted for the Best Translated Fiction Book Award, 2017

    "Ms. Jufresa: Where the f*#! did you learn to tell a story so well?" --Álvaro Enrigue, award-winning author of Sudden Death

    As heard on NPR's Weekend Edition with Scott Simon

    It started with a drowning.

    Deep in the heart of Mexico City, where five houses cluster around a sun-drenched courtyard, lives Ana, a precocious twelve-year-old who spends her days buried in Agatha Christie novels to forget the mysterious death of her little sister years earlier. Over the summer she decides to plant a milpa in her backyard, and as she digs the ground and plants her seeds, her neighbors in turn delve into their past. The ripple effects of grief, childlessness, illness and displacement saturate their stories, secrets seep out and questions emerge -- Who was my wife? Why did my Mom leave? Can I turn back the clock? And how could a girl who knew how to swim drown?

    In prose that is dazzlingly inventive, funny and tender, Laia Jufresa immerses us in the troubled lives of her narrators, deftly unpicking their stories to offer a darkly comic portrait of contemporary Mexico, as whimsical as it is heart-wrenching.

  • Poetas originarios de América / Nezahualcóyotl (and thirty others) ; compilación, prólogo y notas de Alex Pausides
    PQ 7084 N49 2014

  • Dante, la philosophie et les laïcs / Ruedi Imbach
    PQ 4412 I53 1996

  • The autobiography of Goethe : truth and poetry, from my own life / translated from the German by John Oxenford
    PT 2027 A8 O8 1891
Updated: Tuesday 21 January 2020
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