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SPAN-301: Literature & Culture of the Hispanic World
The Cambridge History of Latin American Women's Literature is an essential resource for anyone interested in the development of women's writing in Latin America.
Modern Latin American Literature: a Very Short Introduction by Roberto Gonzalez EchevarriaThis Very Short Introduction provides an overview of modern Latin American literature from the late eighteenth century to the present. Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria covers a wide range of topics, discussing the birth of Modernismo, the first Latin American literary movement; how the end of World War I and the Mexican Revolution produced the avant-garde; and how the Cuban Revolution sparked a movement in the novel that came to beknown as the Boom.
La Mujer Negra en la Literatura Puertorriquena by Marie Rosado RamosImportant critical study on the presence of black women in Puerto Rican letters. Focuses on the short fiction writings of several Puerto Rican authors of the 1960s-70s who tried to capture the experiences of Afro-Puerto Ricans in their narratives, including Luis Rafael Sánchez, Rosario Ferré, Carmelo Rodríguez Torres, Ana Lydia Vega, and Carmen Lugo Filippi
Call Number: PQ7432 .R36 1999
Publication Date: 1999
Cien Años de Identidad by Kelly ComfortCien años de identidad: Introducción a la literatura latinoamericana del siglo XX [One Hundred Years of Identity: Introduction to Twentieth-Century Latin American Literature] is an advanced Spanish textbook and Latin American literature anthology, guiding students through the critical analysis of fourteen literary and filmic texts published between 1889 and 1995, including works from Jorge Luis Borges, Isabel Allende, and Gabriel García Márquez that represent some of the seminal works of Latin America.
Literary Cultures of Latin America by Mario J. Valdes (Editor); Djelal Kadir (Editor)In three volumes of expert, innovative scholarship, Literary Cultures of Latin America offers a multidisciplinary reference on one of the most distinctive literary cultures in the world. In topically arranged articles written by a team of international scholars, Literary Cultures of Latin America explores the shifting problems that have arisen across national borders, geographic regions, time periods, linguistic systems, and cultural traditions in literary history.
Call Number: PQ7081.A1 L525 2004
Publication Date: 2004
The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry by Cecilia Vicuña (Editor); Ernesto Livon Grosman (Editor); Cecilia Vicuña (Editor)Here is the first anthology to present a full range of multilingual poetries from Latin America, covering over 500 years of a poetic tradition as varied, robust, and vividly imaginative as any in the world.Editors Cecilia Vicu~na and Ernesto Livon-Grosman present a fresh and expansive selection of Latin American poetry, from the indigenous responses to the European conquest, through early feminist poetry of the 19th century, the early 20th century "Modernismo" and "Vanguardia" movements, laterrevolutionary and liberation poetry of the 1960s, right up to the experimental, visual and oral poetries being written and performed today. Here readers will find several types of poetry typically overlooked in major anthologies, such as works written or chanted in their native languages, thevibrant mestizo (mixed) creations derived from the rich matrix of spoken language in Latin America, and even the mysterious verses written in made-up languages. In addition to the giants of Latin American poetry, such as Cesar Vallejo, Vicente Huidobro, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz, Haroldo and Augustode Campos, and Gabriela Mistral, the editors have included a selection of vital but lesser known poets such as Pablo de Rohka, Blanca Varela, and Cecilia Meireles, as well as previously untranslated works by Simo n Rodriguez, Bartolome Hidalgo, Oliverio Girondo, Rosa Araneda, and many others. Inall, the anthology presents more than 120 poets, many in new translations-by poets such as Jerome Rothengerg, W.S. Merwin, and Forrest Gander-specially commissioned for this anthology, and each accompanied by a biographical note. The book features both English and original language versions of thepoems, a full bibliography, and an introduction by the editors.Sure to stand as the definitive anthology for decades to come, The Oxford Book of Latin American Poetry remaps the territory, offering new ways of looking at a poetry as diverse and complex as Latin America itself.