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TAMIU Professor Broncano Translates Book, “United States of Banana” to Spanish Posted: 7/01/16

TAMIU Professor Broncano Translates Book, “United States of Banana” to Spanish


Dr. Manuel Broncano  

A Spanish edition of a book translated by Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) Regents Professor Dr. Manuel Broncano has been published by AmazonCrossing.

Author Giannina Braschi’s book, entitled, “United States of Banana,” provides a scathing and humorous critique of American capitalism, and is available for the first time in Spanish translation through AmazonCrossing.

In her book, Braschi writes, “Banks are the temples of America. This is a holy war. Our economy is our religion.”

Braschi’s comic-tragedy has become a staple of post 911 literature in universities since the book debuted in English in 2011 and has inspired artists of various mediums. 

The mixed-genre novel was produced as a theater play by Columbia University, a series of short art films, and is forthcoming as a comic book. The work parodies the shifting dynamics between the United States, Spain, Latin America, and the Caribbean, with a nod to the rising economic influences of China.

Braschi is "one of the most revolutionary voices in Latin American Literature today" according to PEN American Center.

Dr. Broncano, director of TAMIU’s English-Spanish programs, has also translated works by Herman Melville, Flannery O’Connor and Willa Cather, among others.

Originally from Spain, he joined TAMIU in 2009. His most recent publication is the acclaimed  “Religion in Cormac McCarthy’s Fiction: Apocryphal Borderlands” (Routledge). 

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