Urban Spaces in Contemporary Latin American Literature


Author: José Eduardo González,Timothy R. Robbins
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319924389
Category: Social Science
Page: 219
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This collection of essays studies the depiction of contemporary urban space in twenty-first century Latin American fiction. The contributors to this volume seek to understand the characteristics that make the representation of the postmodern city in a Latin American context unique. The chapters focus on cities from a wide variety of countries in the region, highlighting the cultural and political effects of neoliberalism and globalization in the contemporary urban scene. Twenty-first century authors share an interest for images of ruins and dystopian landscapes and their view of the damaging effects of the global market in Latin America tends to be pessimistic. As the book demonstrates, however, utopian elements or “spaces of hope” can also be found in these narrations, which suggest the possibility of transforming a capitalist-dominated living space.

Anthology of Contemporary Latin American Literature, 1960-1984


Author: Barry J. Luby,Wayne Finke
Publisher: Rutherford [N.J.] : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London ; Cranbury, NJ : Associated University Presses
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 319
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This anthology presents the short stories and poetry of prominent, as well as recently noticed writers in the Spanish-speaking Americas. The translations appear in English for the first time, and an introduction provides an overview of current literary and social trends.

Contemporary Latin American Literature


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: 505
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Contemporary Latin American Literature


Author: Susnigdha Dey
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Spanish American literature
Page: 171
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The Short Novel in Contemporary Latin American Literature


Author: Edmund Jeremiah Carney
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Latin American fiction
Page: 536
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Voice-Overs

Translation and Latin American Literature
Author: Daniel Balderston,Marcy E. Schwartz
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791487873
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 276
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Writers, translators, and critics explore the cultural politics and transnational impact of Latin American literature.

Contemporary Latin American Literature

Original Selections from the Literary Giants for Intermediate and Advanced Students
Author: Gladys Varona-Lacey
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 9780658015069
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 320
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Contemporary Latin American Literature reflects the wealth of great writers of Latin America over the last hundred years, including Jorge Luis Borges, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Noble Prize winners Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz, and Gabriel Garcia Márquez. The selections--almost 100 works in their original form--include English definitions for difficult Spanish words.

The Anthropological Imagination in Latin American Literature


Author: Amy Fass Emery
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826210807
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 156
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Emery develops the concept of an "anthropological imagination" - that is, the conjunction of anthropology and fiction in twentieth-century Latin American literature. Emery also gives consideration to documentary and testimonial writings.

Love, sex & eroticism in contemporary Latin American literature


Author: Alun Kenwood
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Erotic literature, Latin American
Page: 152
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The Body as Capital

Masculinities in Contemporary Latin American Fiction
Author: Vinodh Venkatesh
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 081650069X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 184
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Part III. Novel and Transnational Masculinities -- 9. Glocalized Masculinities of the Barrio Alto -- 10. Materializing the Penis -- 11. Challenging Novel Masculinities -- Conclusion: Of Tropes and Men -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index

Contemporary Latin American Literature

A Conference Held Under the Auspices of the Committee on Latin American Studies [March 16-18, 1972] University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Author: Harvey L. Johnson,Philip B. Taylor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Spanish American literature
Page: 122
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Feminist Uses of Irony in Contemporary Latin American Literature

Roario Ferre, Rosario Castellanos, Luisa Valenzuela
Author: Svetlana Todorovic Karpe
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 212
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The Tri-quarterly Anthology of Contemporary Latin American Literature


Author: José Donoso,Bill Henkin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: 496
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Some Write to the Future

Essays on Contemporary Latin American Fiction
Author: Ariel Dorfman
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822312697
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 255
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Formerly exiled Chilean author Ariel Dorfman, one of Latin America's greatest writers and a major literary figure of the twentieth century, is known for such critically acclaimed works as the novel Widows and the play Death and the Maiden. A master of various literary forms, this collection draws together Dorfman's critical essays on contemporary Latin American writing. Spanning more than twenty years and arranged in chronological order, each essay is devoted to a single author--Miguel Angel Asturias, Jorge Luis Borges, José Maria Arguedas, Alejo Carpentier, Gabrial Garcia Márquez, Roa Bastos--and one final essay looks at the "testimonial" or concentration camp literature from Chile. Praise for Ariel Dorfman "One of the most important voices coming out of Latin America."--Salman Rushdie "A remarkable writer . . . writing out of a very different cultural perspective from comfortable American readers."--Digby Diehl, Los Angeles Herald Examiner "One of the six greatest Latin American novelists."--Jacobo Timmerman, Newsweek

Women's Fiction from Latin America

Selections from Twelve Contemporary Authors
Author: Evelyn Picon Garfield
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814318584
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 355
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Gathers stories about political commitment, persecution, ethnic groups, class differences, misogyny, and oppression.

Women in Contemporary Latin American Novels

Psychoanalysis and Gendered Violence
Author: Beatriz L. Botero
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319681583
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 148
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This book explores the relationship between psychoanalysis, literary criticism and contemporary literature. Focusing on Latin America, and using examples from Brazilian, Colombian, Chilean, Puerto Rican, and Mexican literature, it provides an important account of why gendered violence occurs and how it is portrayed. In the novels discussed, the protagonists express similar fears, passions and illnesses that are present in contemporary Latin America. Psychoanalysis and literary criticism offer us an interpretative framework to understand these voices, especially those that are in the margin. Women, particularly, as part of a globalized labor force, express through their bodies social problems that range from the erotic use of the body in a hypersexualized world, to the body as a receptacle of violence that expresses the death drive. This book is a fascinating contribution to literary, gender, and cultural studies.

Latin American Women Writers: An Encyclopedia


Author: María Claudia André,Eva Paulino Bueno
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317726340
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 612
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Latin American Women Writers: An Encyclopedia presents the lives and critical works of over 170 women writers in Latin America between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries. This features thematic entries as well as biographies of female writers whose works were originally published in Spanish or Portuguese, and who have had an impact on literary, political, and social studies. Focusing on drama, poetry, and fiction, this work includes authors who have published at least three literary texts that have had a significant impact on Latin American literature and culture. Each entry is followed by extensive bibliographic references, including primary and secondary sources. Coverage consists of critical appreciation and analysis of the writers' works. Brief biographical data is included, but the main focus is on the meanings and contexts of the works as well as their cultural and political impact. In addition to author entries, other themes are explored, such as humor in contemporary Latin American fiction, lesbian literature in Latin America, magic, realism, or mother images in Latin American literature. The aim is to provide a unique, thorough, scholarly survey of women writers and their works in Latin America. This Encyclopedia will be of interest to both to the student of literature as well as to any reader interested in understanding more about Latin American culture, literature, and how women have represented gender and national issues throughout the centuries.

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Cultures

A-D. Vol. 1
Author: Daniel Balderston,Mike Gonzalez,Ana M. López
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 041513188X
Category: History
Page: 1754
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This vast three-volume Encyclopedia offers more than 4000 entries on all aspects of the dynamic and exciting contemporary cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. Its coverage is unparalleled with more than 40 regions discussed and a time-span of 1920 to the present day. "Culture" is broadly defined to include food, sport, religion, television, transport, alongside architecture, dance, film, literature, music and sculpture. The international team of contributors include many who are based in Latin America and the Caribbean making this the most essential, authoritative and authentic Encyclopedia for anyone studying Latin American and Caribbean studies. Key features include: * over 4000 entries ranging from extensive overview entries which provide context for general issues to shorter, factual or biographical pieces * articles followed by bibliographic references which offer a starting point for further research * extensive cross-referencing and thematic and regional contents lists direct users to relevant articles and help map a route through the entries * a comprehensive index provides further guidance.