Department of Spanish and Portuguese
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Arturo Arias Publications

after the bombsAfter the Bombs

In the years that follow the bombing of Guatemala City in 1954, young Max grows into manhood as he searches for his identity, his father, and his place in the struggles of his country.

Author Professor Arturo Arias.

The Rigoberta Menchu ControversyThe Rigoberta Menchu Controversy

A balanced appraisal of the bitter debate surrounding the autobiography of Guatemala's 1992 Nobel Peace Prize recipient. Guatemalan indigenous rights activist Rigoberta Menchú first came to international prominence following the 1983 publication of her memoir, I, Rigoberta Menchú, which chronicled in compelling detail the violence and misery that she and her people suffered during her country's brutal civil war.

Editor Professor Arturo Arias.

sopaSopa de Caracol

An ex-revolutionary has summoned his friendships to an exquisite supper. With each course, the protagonist offers a chapter of his military history. While the wine, the jokes and the sharp pace evolve, the ex-revolutionary becomes the main course, ready to be tasted and devoured.

Author Professor Arturo Arias.

Taking Their Word: Literature and the Signs of Central America Taking Their Word: Literature and the Signs of Central America

In Taking Their Word, Arias complicates notions of the cultural production of Central America, from Mexico in the North to Panama in the South. He charts the literature of Central America’s liberation struggles of the 1970s and 1980s, its transformation after peace treaties were signed, the emergence of a new Maya literature that decenters Latin American literature written in Spanish, and the rise and fall of testimonio.

Author Professor Arturo Arias.

US Central Americans: Representations, agency and communities (Journal)

This special issue's analytic attention to US Central American populations brings about a dialogue with – and a reworking of – the locations and experiences framing the practices of the wide spectrum of Latino/a communities.

Co-Author Professor Arturo Arias.

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