Kalpa Imperial

This is the first of Argentinean writer Angélica Gorodischer's award-winning books to be translated into English.


Author: AngŽlica Gorodischer

Publisher: Small Beer Press

ISBN: 9781618730190

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

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Emperors, empresses, storytellers, thievesand the Natural History of Ferrets.

Lingua Cosmica

Fail, John W. Rev. of Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire that Never Was, by Angélica Gorodischer. Review of Contemporary Fiction 24.1 (2004): 147. Fares, Gustavo, and Eliana Cazaubon Hermann, eds., Contemporary Argentinean Women ...


Author: Dale Knickerbocker

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252050428

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Anthologies, awards, journals, and works in translation have sprung up to reflect science fiction's increasingly international scope. Yet scholars and students alike face a problem. Where does one begin to explore global SF in the absence of an established canon? Lingua Cosmica opens the door to some of the creators in the vanguard of international science fiction. Eleven experts offer innovative English-language scholarship on figures ranging from Cuban pioneer Daína Chaviano to Nigerian filmmaker Olatunde Osunsanmi to the Hugo Award-winning Chinese writer Liu Cixin. These essays invite readers to ponder the themes, formal elements, and unique cultural characteristics within the works of these irreplaceable—if too-little-known—artists. Dale Knickerbocker includes fantasists and genre-benders pushing SF along new evolutionary paths even as they draw on the traditions of their own literary cultures. Includes essays on Daína Chaviano (Cuba), Jacek Dukaj (Poland), Jean-Claude Dunyac (France), Andreas Eschbach (Germany), Angélica Gorodischer (Argentina), Sakyo Komatsu (Japan), Liu Cixin (China), Laurent McAllister (Yves Meynard and Jean-Louis Trudel, Francophone Canada), Olatunde Osunsanmi (Nigeria), Johanna Sinisalo (Finland), and Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (Russia). Contributors: Alexis Brooks de Vita, Pawel Frelik, Yvonne Howell, Yolanda Molina-Gavilán, Vibeke Rützou Petersen, Amy J. Ransom, Hanna-Riikka Roine, Hanna Samola, Mingwei Song, Tatsumi Takayuki, Juan Carlos Toledano Redondo, and Natacha Vas-Deyres.


In eleven chapters, Kalpa Imperial's multiple storytellers relate the story of a fabled nameless empire which has risen and fallen innumerable times. Fairy tales, oral histories and ... Kalpa Imperial the Greatest Empire That Never Was.


Author: AngŽlica Gorodischer

Publisher: Small Beer Press

ISBN: 9781618731005

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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An enchanting incantatory novel of the women whose lives pass through a nineteenth century boarding house. Moving, subtle, and dreamlike.

Women and Power in Argentine Literature

Kalpa Imperial. Buenos Aires: Minotauro, 1983. ... La noche del inocente. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1996. Como triunfar en la vida. Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1998. Kalpa ... Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was. Trans.


Author: Gwendolyn Díaz

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292782292

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 392

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The astonishing talent of Argentine women writers belies the struggles they have faced—not merely as overlooked authors, but as women of conviction facing oppression. The patriarchal pressures of the Perón years, the terror of the Dirty War, and, more recently, the economic collapse that gripped the nation in 2001 created such repressive conditions that some writers, such as Luisa Valenzuela, left the country for long periods. Not surprisingly, power has become an inescapable theme in Argentine women's fiction, and this collection shows how the dynamics of power capture not only the political world but also the personal one. Whether their characters are politicians and peasants, torturers and victims, parents and children, or lovers male and female, each writer explores the effects of power as it is exercised by or against women. The fifteen writers chosen for Women and Power in Argentine Literature include famous names such as Valenzuela, as well as authors anthologized for the first time, most notably María Kodama, widow of Jorge Luis Borges. Each chapter begins with a "verbal portrait," editor Gwendolyn Díaz's personal impression of the author at ease, formed through hours of conversation and interviews. A biographical essay and critical commentary follow, with emphasis on the work included in this anthology. Díaz's interviews, translated from Spanish, and finally the stories themselves—only three of which have been previously published in English—complete the chapters. The extraordinary depth of these chapters reflects the nuanced, often controversial portrayals of power observed by Argentine women writers. Inspiring as well as insightful, Women and Power in Argentine Literature is ultimately about women who, in Díaz's words, "choose to speak their truth regardless of the consequences."

Folktales and Fairy Tales Traditions and Texts from around the World 2nd Edition 4 volumes

See Epic; Fantasy; Feminism; Latin American Tales; Le Guin, Ursula K. (1929– ) ; Novel; Oral Tradition; Performance; Sociohistorical Approaches; Violence; Women Kalpa Imperial:The Greatest Empire That Never Was (Excerpts) Portrait of ...


Author: Anne E. Duggan Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610692540

Category: Social Science

Page: 1590

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Encyclopedic in its coverage, this one-of-a-kind reference is ideal for students, scholars, and others who need reliable, up-to-date information on folk and fairy tales, past and present. • Provides encyclopedic coverage of folktales and fairy tales from around the globe • Covers not only the history of the fairy tale, but also topics of contemporary importance such as the fairy tale in manga, television, pop music, and music videos • Brings together the study of geography, culture, history, and anthropology • Revises and expands an award-winning work to now include a full volume of selected tales and texts

Contemporary World Fiction

Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was. Translated by Ursula K. Le Guin. Northampton, MA: Small Beer Press, 2003. 246 pages. Genre/literary style/story type: speculative fiction Critics have said that this collection of ...


Author: Juris Dilevko

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781591583530


Page: 526

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This much-needed guide to translated literature offers readers the opportunity to hear from, learn about, and perhaps better understand our shrinking world from the perspective of insiders from many cultures and traditions. In a globalized world, knowledge about non-North American societies and cultures is a must. Contemporary World Fiction: A Guide to Literature in Translation provides an overview of the tremendous range and scope of translated world fiction available in English. In so doing, it will help readers get a sense of the vast world beyond North America that is conveyed by fiction titles from dozens of countries and language traditions. Within the guide, approximately 1,000 contemporary non-English-language fiction titles are fully annotated and thousands of others are listed. Organization is primarily by language, as language often reflects cultural cohesion better than national borders or geographies, but also by country and culture. In addition to contemporary titles, each chapter features a brief overview of earlier translated fiction from the group. The guide also provides in-depth bibliographic essays for each chapter that will enable librarians and library users to further explore the literature of numerous languages and cultural traditions. * Over 1,000 annotated contemporary world fiction titles, featuring author's name; title; translator; publisher and place of publication; genre/literary style/story type; an annotation; related works by the author; subject keywords; and original language * 9 introductory overviews about classic world fiction titles * Extensive bibliographical essays about fiction traditions in other countries * 5 indexes: annotated authors, annotated titles, translators, nations, and subjects/keywords

Latin American Women Writers

Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was. Trans. Ursula K. Le Guin. Northampton: Small Beer Press, 2003. 246 pp. Numerous storytellers relate the story of an empire with no name which rises and falls a number of times.


Author: Kathy S. Leonard

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810866609

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

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There is a wealth of published literature in English by Latin American women writers, but such material can be difficult to locate due to the lack of available bibliographic resources. In addition, the various types of published narrative (short stories, novels, novellas, autobiographies, and biographies) by Latin American women writers has increased significantly in the last ten to fifteen years. To address the lack of bibliographic resources, Kathy Leonard has compiled Latin American Women Writers: A Resource Guide to Titles in English. This reference includes all forms of narrative-short story, autobiography, novel, novel excerpt, and others-by Latin American women dating from 1898 to 2007. More than 3,000 individual titles are included by more than 500 authors. This includes nearly 200 anthologies, more than 100 autobiographies/biographies or other narrative, and almost 250 novels written by more than 100 authors from 16 different countries. For the purposes of this bibliography, authors who were born in Latin America and either continue to live there or have immigrated to the United States are included. Also, titles of pieces are listed as originally written, in either Spanish or Portuguese. If the book was originally written in English, a phrase to that effect is included, to better reflect the linguistic diversity of narrative currently being published. This volume contains seven indexes: Authors by Country of Origin, Authors/Titles of Work, Titles of Work/Authors, Autobiographies/Biographies and Other Narrative, Anthologies, Novels and Novellas in Alphabetical Order by Author, and Novels and Novellas by Authors' Country of Origin. Reflecting the increase in literary production and the facilitation of materials, this volume contains a comprehensive listing of narrative pieces in English by Latin American women writers not found in any other single volume currently on the market. This work of reference will be of special interest to scholars, students, and instructors interested in narrative works in English by Latin American women authors. It will also help expose new generations of readers to the highly creative and diverse literature being produced by these writers.

Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater

The two volumes of tales about an imaginary empire, Kalpa Imperial (1983–1984; Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was), in particular have brought her international recognition. GOROSTIZA, CARLOS (Argentina, 1920–).


Author: Richard Young

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810874989

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 748

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The Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater provides users with an accessible single-volume reference tool covering Portuguese-speaking Brazil and the 16 Spanish-speaking countries of continental Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela). Entries for authors, from the early colonial period to the present, give succinct biographical data and an account of the author's literary production, with particular attention to their most prominent works and where they belong in literary history.

The Palgrave Handbook of Cold War Literature

... Angélica Gorodischer's Kalpa Imperial (Kalpa Imperial: The Greatest Empire That Never Was, 1983, Argentina), Epeli Hau'ofa's Tales of the Tikongs (1983, Fiji) and José B. Adolph's Mañana, las ratas (Tomorrow, the Rats, 1984, Peru).


Author: Andrew Hammond

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030389734

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 826

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This book offers a comprehensive guide to global literary engagement with the Cold War. Eschewing the common focus on national cultures, the collection defines Cold War literature as an international current focused on the military and ideological conflicts of the age and characterised by styles and approaches that transcended national borders. Drawing on specialists from across the world, the volume analyses the period’s fiction, poetry, drama and autobiographical writings in three sections: dominant concerns (socialism, decolonisation, nuclearism, propaganda, censorship, espionage), common genres (postmodernism, socialism realism, dystopianism, migrant poetry, science fiction, testimonial writing) and regional cultures (Asia, Africa, Oceania, Europe and the Americas). In doing so, the volume forms a landmark contribution to Cold War literary studies which will appeal to all those working on literature of the 1945-1989 period, including specialists in comparative literature, postcolonial literature, contemporary literature and regional literature.

Re collecting the Past

401-11 Gorodischer , Angélica , Kalpa Imperial ( Buenos Aires : Emecé , 2001 ) Kalpa Imperial : The Greatest Empire That Never Was , trans . Ursula K. Le Guin ( Northampton , MA : Small Beer Press , 2003 ) Jameson , Frederic ...


Author: Victoria Carpenter

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3039119281

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 326

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This volume addresses the representation of history and collective memory in Latin American literature. The book presents a variety of novel perspectives on the subject, linked by the common themes of the subjectivity of time and history, literature used as a political tool and the representation of marginalized groups. The collection takes an original approach to viewing national histories as represented in literature by adopting a cross-disciplinary position. While there are other publications addressing some of the issues raised in this collection, this book goes beyond literary representations of history. The essays collected here examine technological, political and social developments as a means of creating, re-structuring and (in some cases) potentially destroying nations.