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Return to the Same City, Paco Ignacio Taibo IIHector Belascoaran Shayne has danced with the dead. Luke Estrella does the rumba in white patent leather shoes. Together, they make the perfect pair to lead each other into an inferno under an azure Acapulco sky: a hell populated by mariachis and machine guns, incompetent bikini contest judges, and at least one killer who is closer to Hector than he thinks....
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Distant Relations, Carlos FuentesTranslated by Margaret Sayers Peden

During a long, lingering lunch at the Automobile Club de France, the elderly Comte de Branly tells a story to a friend, unnamed until the closing pages, who is in fact the first-person narrator of the novel.
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The Selected Poems of Federico Garcia Lorca, Federico Garcia Lorca, Francisco Garcia LorcaA reissue of a landmark poetry volume with a new introduction by Pulitzer Prize winner W. S. Merwin. Bilingual. PIThe Selected Poems of Federico GarcA­a Lorca has introduced generations of American readers to mesmerizing poetry since 1955.
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Bordering Fires: The Vintage Book of Contemporary Mexican and Chicana and Chicano Literature, Cristina GarciaAs the descendants of Mexican immigrants have settled throughout the United States, a great literature has emerged, but its correspondances with the literature of Mexico have gone largely unobserved.
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Tales of Juha: Classic Arab Folk HumorJuha is an old Arab comic literary figure (known also to Persians and Turks) around whom countless popular anecdotes were written. He appears variously as preacher and beggar, porter and petty merchant, thief and honest man, judge and social critic, wise man and fool, jester and charlatan (though never as wealthy man or oppressor).
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Gate of the Sun, Elias KhouryGate of the Sun: Bab al-Shams is the first true magnum opus of the Palestinian saga. Through the passing of the beloved midwife and matriarch of the Shatila refugee camp outside Beirut, the reader enters a world of displacement, fear, and tenuous hope.
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Thebes at War, Naguib MahfouzKnown and loved throughout Egypt as a work that celebrates the national character, Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz#8217;s Thebes at War tells of a high point in Egyptian history#8211;ancient Egypt#8217;s defeat of Asiatic foreigners who had dominated northern Egypt for two hundred years.
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The Black BookA New Translation and Afterword by Maureen Freely

Galip is a lawyer living in Istanbul. His wife, the detective novel-loving Ruya, has disappeared. Could she have left him for her ex-husband, CelA?l, a popular newspaper columnist?
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The Holy Land in Transit: Colonialism And the Quest for Canaan (Middle East Studies Beyond Dominant Paradigms), Steven SalaitaA pioneering comparative analysis of colonialism in the New World and Holy Land, exploring the ways in which settler societies transform theological narratives into national histories to justify their occupation of foreign land.
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The Holocaust Novel (Genres in Context), Efraim SicherPThe first comprehensive study of Holocaust literature as a major postwar literary genre, The Holocaust Novel provides an ideal student guide to the powerful and moving works written in response to this historical tragedy.