Modern Latin American Literature

A Very Short Introduction
Author: Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199754918
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 132
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This Very Short Introduction chronicles the trends and traditions of modern Latin American literature, arguing that Latin American literature developed as a continent-wide phenomenon, not just an assemblage of national literatures, in moments of political crisis. With the Spanish American War came Modernismo, the end of World War I and the Mexican Revolution produced the avant-garde, and the Cuban Revolution sparked a movement in the novel that came to be known as the Boom. Within this narrative, the author covers all of the major writers of Latin American literature, from Andres Bello and Jose Maria de Heredia, through Borges and Garcia Marquez, to Fernando Vallejo and Roberto Bolano.

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.

Contemporary Latin American Literature

Author: Susnigdha Dey
Publisher: N.A
Category: Spanish American literature
Page: 171
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Urban Spaces in Contemporary Latin American Literature

Author: José Eduardo González,Timothy R. Robbins
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319924389
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 219
View: 7965
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.

Contemporary Latin American Literature

Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: 505
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Love, sex & eroticism in contemporary Latin American literature

Author: Alun Kenwood
Publisher: N.A
Category: Erotic literature, Latin American
Page: 152
View: 604

Literature of Latin America

Author: Rafael Ocasio
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313320019
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 230
View: 7105
Presents the literary and cultural heritage of Latin America from the colonial period through the twentieth century and examines texts from the early explorers, military and religious groups, political and native influences, and women writers.


Translation and Latin American Literature
Author: Daniel Balderston,Marcy E. Schwartz
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791487873
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 276
View: 3839
Writers, translators, and critics explore the cultural politics and transnational impact of Latin American literature.

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
View: 6051
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

The Tri-quarterly Anthology of Contemporary Latin American Literature

Author: José Donoso
Publisher: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: 496
View: 1823

The Anthropological Imagination in Latin American Literature

Author: Amy Fass Emery
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826210807
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 156
View: 2155
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.

Contemporary Latin American Fiction

An Annotated Bibliography
Author: Keith H. Brower
Publisher: Magill Bibliographies
Category: Latin American fiction
Page: 218
View: 4141

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
View: 6592
This new three-volume encyclopedia features over 4,000 entries on more than 40 regions in Latin America and the Caribbean from 1920 to the present day.

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
View: 4556
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

Feminist Uses of Irony in Contemporary Latin American Literature

Roario Ferre, Rosario Castellanos, Luisa Valenzuela
Author: Svetlana Todorovic Karpe
Publisher: N.A
Page: 212
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The inordinate eye

New World Baroque and Latin American fiction
Author: Lois Parkinson Zamora
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Category: Art
Page: 420
View: 2606
The Inordinate Eye traces the relations of Latin American painting, sculpture, architecture, and literature—the stories they tell each other and the ways in which their creators saw the world and their place in it. Moving from pre-Columbian codices and sculpture through New World Baroque art and architecture to Neobaroque theory and contemporary Latin American fiction, Lois Parkinson Zamora argues for an integrated understanding of visual and verbal forms. The New World Baroque combines indigenous, African, and European forms of expression, and, in the early decades of the twentieth century, Latin American writers began to recuperate its visual structures to construct an alternative account of modernity, using its hybrid forms for the purpose of creating a discourse of “counterconquest”—a postcolonial self-definition aimed at disrupting entrenched power structures, perceptual categories, and literary forms. Zamora engages this process, discussing a wide range of visual forms—Baroque façades and altarpieces, portraits of saints and martyrs (including the self-portraits of Frida Kahlo), murals from indigenous artisans to Diego Rivera—to elucidate works of fiction by Borges, Carpentier, Lezama Lima, Sarduy, Garro, García Márquez, and Galeano, and also to establish a critical perspective external to their work. Because visual media are “other” to the verbal economy of modern fiction, they serve these writers (and their readers) as oblique means by which to position their fiction culturally, politically, and aesthetically. The first study of its kind in scope and ambition, The Inordinate Eye departs radically from most studies of literature by demonstrating how transcultural conceptions of the visual image have conditioned present ways of seeing and reading in Latin America.