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Brotherston, Gordon

Works: 83 works in 302 publications in 2 languages and 9,059 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  History  Short stories  Sources  Poetry  Calendars  Readers (Publications) 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor, Originator
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Most widely held works by Gordon Brotherston
Visible writings : cultures, forms, readings( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is an imaginative collection of tightly argued, well-researched pieces that expose the multiple dimensions of all that makes writing visible. Addressing many forms and formats, the book makes excellent--and entertaining--reading!"--Johanna Drucker, Breslauer Professor of Bibliographical Studies, UCLA
The emergence of the Latin American novel by Gordon Brotherston( Book )

25 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and Spanish and held by 1,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This survey concentrates on the modern novel of Spanish-speaking America. Dr Brotherston starts with a long and suggestive introduction on the general topic 'settings and people', showing the growth of a sense of Latin American identity in the fiction produced in the continent as a whole. There follow detailed studies of individual modern novels, taken as representative of their time, their author, their country and the continent. A conclusion surveys and sums up these themes. The analytical studies of important and representative novels, related to each other in theme and preoccupation, the substantial quotations (in English), the notes and the useful bibliography, make this a book which gives students and other readers a well-considered introduction to the Spanish American fiction of this century
Book of the fourth world : reading the Native Americas through their literature by Gordon Brotherston( Book )

30 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the time of its "discovery," the American continent was identified as the Fourth World of our planet. Today the term has been taken up again by its "Indian" or native peoples to describe their own world - both its threatened present condition and its political history, which stretches back thousands of years before Columbus. Using indigenous sources as primary sources, Book of the Fourth World explores the landscapes and chronologies of this world as they have been seen and interpreted from the inside. Mapping the continent by this literary means, it pays particular attention to the well-documented traditions of the Nahuatl (Aztec) and Maya to the north of the isthmus, and of the Quechua-speaking Inca to the South. According to both the literary evidence and the testimony of native Americans themselves, notably at the Quito Conference of July 1990, an underlying coherence is to be found in the creation story told in the "bible of America," the Popol vuh of the Quiche Maya. A classic of world literature, this 16th-century work sets out a story of evolution understood by Europe only hundreds of years later; its natural philosophy is now being defended, as a way of life critical to that of the planet itself, in the tropical forests of the Amazon. Taking a skeptical view of the 1992 quincentenary and respecting the testimony of the Indians themselves, this study brings together a wide range of evidence from what is now Latin and Anglo America. In doing so, it offers detailed analyses of texts ranging far back into the centuries of civilized life that antedated Columbus
Latin American poetry : origins and presence by Gordon Brotherston( Book )

15 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Image of the New World : the American continent portrayed in native texts by Gordon Brotherston( Book )

11 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For many people one of the great unsuspected treasures of the New World is to be found in its literatures. Many native texts, although written in the Roman alphabet in the post-Columbian period, had been recorded in various other ways, including hieroglyphs and pictographs, long before the Europeans first set foot on the American continent. In this book we see, for example, how the signs and symbols used by the ancient Mexicans, and their method of setting them out on the page, bear a close affinity with the recording systems used by peoples both to the north and the south--from the Algonkin of the Ohio and Great Lakes areas (with their birchbark scrolls) to the peoples of Peru. Such 'classic' American texts provide us with the 'image' of the New World which this book reveals, and have also suggested its main topics : the past and present world 'ages' ; national and tribal origins ; the lore of the planter and hunter ; and the activities of the warrior, the healer and the poet or scribe. This book, with its commentaries on and translation s of carefully selected texts, tells a story which is not widely known. Taken together, the texts are a revelation of the everyday experiences of native peoples in every part of the continent, and of their sufferings in time of war or famine, and not least at the hands of the invaders from the Old World."--Jacket
Manuel Machado: a revaluation by Gordon Brotherston( Book )

28 editions published between 1968 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish American modernista poets; a critical anthology by Gordon Brotherston( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanish American Modernista Poets: A Critical Anthology presents the major works of some of Latin America's important modernist poets. The titled dedicates a whole chapter to a specific personality. Each chapter of the text provides a short biographic account of the poet, and then proceeds to presenting the major works of the poet
Ariel by José Enrique Rodó( Book )

12 editions published between 1967 and 1980 in English and Spanish and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1900 Uruguay, Ariel is Latin America's most famous essay on esthetic and philosophical sensibility, as well as its most discussed treatise on hemispheric relations. Though [the author]protested the interpretation, his allegorical conflict between Ariel, the lover of beauty and truth, and Caliban, the evil spirit of materialism and positivism, has come to be regarded as a metaphor for the conflicts and cultural differences between Latin America and the United States. Generations of statesmen, intellectuals, and literary figures have been formed by this book, either in championing its teachings or in reacting against them. This edition of Ariel, prepared especially with teaehers and students in mind, contains a reader's guide to names, places, and important movements, as well as notes and a comprehensive annotated English/Spanish bibliography
Seven stories from Spanish America by Gordon Brotherston( Book )

20 editions published between 1968 and 2001 in Spanish and English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painted books from Mexico : codices in UK collections and the world they represent by Gordon Brotherston( Book )

9 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Complex ritual calendars give a framework for the religious observances of these peoples and offer testimony to their obsession with dates and record-keeping; maps record the spread of the Mexica, Chichimec and Mixtec across Mesoamerica. After the Conquest most of the 'pagan' books were burned, but the book-making tradition continued and retained many of the old forms and conventions. Post-Conquest legal documents, for example, give stark evidence of the rapacity and brutality of the invaders
Our word: guerrilla poems from Latin America = Palabra de guerrillero poesia guerrillera de Latinoamerica( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by José Emilio Pacheco( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ficciones by Jorge Luis Borges( Book )

8 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in Spanish and English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventeen pieces in Ficciones demonstrate the gargantuan powers of imagination, intelligence, and style of one of the greatest writers of this or any other century. Borges sends us on a journey into a compelling, bizarre, and profoundly resonant realm; we enter the fearful sphere of Pascal's abyss, the surreal and literal labyrinth of books, and the iconography of eternal return. More playful and approachable than the fictions themselves are Borges's Prologues, brief elucidations that offer the uninitiated a passageway into the whirlwind of Borges's genius and mirror the precision and potency of his intellect and inventiveness, his piercing irony, his skepticism, and his obsession with fantasy. To enter the worlds in Ficciones is to enter the mind of Jorge Luis Borges, wherein lies Heaven, Hell, and everything in between
Tree between two walls by José Emilio Pacheco( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calendars in Mesoamerica and Peru : native American computations of time( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sun unwound : original texts from occupied America by Edward Dorn( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The result of a 20-year collaboration between poet Edward Dorn and scholar Gordon Brotherston, The Sun Unwound gathers together the disparate voices of oppressed Americans through the centuries: the hymns, songs, and prayers of Mesoamericans and other native peoples; the verse of eight Latin American guerrillas of the 1960s; and works by three of Latin America's most important avant-garde poets of the twentieth century. The Native Americans saw their cultures obliterated; most of the guerrillas died in their struggles; and the modernists have faced persecution, prison, and torture for their left-wing convictions. Previously untranslated or unavailable to most North Americans, their poems offer a striking counterpoint to the colonialist, capitalist, Anglo-Saxon ethos."--Jacket
Selected poems [of] César Vallejo by César Vallejo( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feather crown : the eighteen feasts of the Mexica year by Gordon Brotherston( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A key to the Mesoamerican reckoning of time : the chronology recorded in native texts by Gordon Brotherston( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

River under the house : poems( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The emergence of the Latin American novel
Book of the fourth world : reading the Native Americas through their literatureLatin American poetry : origins and presenceManuel Machado: a revaluationSpanish American modernista poets; a critical anthologySeven stories from Spanish AmericaSelected poemsFiccionesThe sun unwound : original texts from occupied America
Alternative Names
Brotherston, Gordon

Brotherston, J.

Brotherston, J. (James)

Brotherston, James Gordon

Brotherston, James Gordon 1939-

English (153)

Spanish (50)