Studies in Spanish American Literature

Author: Isaac Goldberg

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Category: Latin American literature

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Tradition and Modernity in Spanish American Literature

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Author: A. Sharman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230601413

Category: Social Science

Page: 241

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Please note this is a 'Palgrave to Order' title (PTO). Stock of this book requires shipment from an overseas supplier. It will be delivered to you within 12 weeks. Modernity in Spanish America has been viewed by a 'postmodern' cultural studies as a condition of the first half of the twentieth century whose major political, philosophical and cultural assumptions the region would do well to leave behind. This book explores a corpus of Spanish-American literary texts from that 'modern' period which dramatize the constitutive dynamics of modernity, in particular the legacy of the French Revolution, the logic of nationalism, the founding of the modern city, and the awkward relationship to both Western and indigenous traditions. Its argument is that one cannot so easily take leave of modernity.

The Poetics of Plants in Spanish American Literature

Plants are also central to literary forms originating in the Americas, such as the New World Baroque, described by Alejo Carpentier as “nacido de árboles.” The book establishes how vegetal imaginaries are key to Spanish American ...

Author: Lesley Wylie

Publisher: Pitt Illuminations

ISBN: 9780822946250

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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The Poetics of Plants in Spanish American Literature examines the defining role of plants in cultural expression across Latin America, particularly in literature. From the colonial georgic to Pablo Neruda's Canto general, Lesley Wylie's close study of botanical imagery demonstrates the fundamental role of the natural world and the relationship between people and plants in the region. Plants are also central to literary forms originating in the Americas, such as the New World Baroque, described by Alejo Carpentier as "nacido de árboles." The book establishes how vegetal imaginaries are key to Spanish American attempts to renovate European forms and traditions as well as to the reconfiguration of the relationship between humans and nonhumans. Such a reconfiguration, which persistently draws on indigenous animist ontologies to blur the boundaries between people and plants, anticipates much contemporary ecological thinking about our responsibility towards nonhuman nature and shows how environmental thinking by way of plants has a long history in Latin American literature.

Spanish American Women Writers

The other surveys Latina writers in the United States, an area not otherwise encompassed in the scope of this volume. Appendixes classify the writers in the main body of the work by birth date, country, and genre.

Author: Diane E. Marting

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313251948

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 645

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superb and indispensable. . . . this guide should serve to introduce a rich lode to scholarly miners of the Latin American literary tradition. Highly recommended. Choice Containing contributions by more than fifty scholars, this volume, the second of Diane Marting's edited works on the women of the literature of Spanish America, consists of analytical and biographical studies of fifty of the most important women writers of Latin America from the seventeenth century to the present. The writers covered in the individual essays represent most Spanish-speaking American nations and a variety of literary genres. Each essay provides biographical and career information, discusses the major themes in the body of work, and surveys criticism, ending with a detailed bibliography of works by the writer, works available in translation if applicable, and works about the writer. The editor's tripartite introduction freely associates themes and images with/about/for the works of Spanish American women writers; explains the history and process of the collaborative effort that this volume represents; and traces some feminist concerns that recur in the essays, providing commentary, analysis, suggestions for further research, and hypotheses to be tested. Two general essays complete the volume. The first examines the oral testimony of contemporary Indian women outside of the literary tradition, women whose words have been recorded by others. The other surveys Latina writers in the United States, an area not otherwise encompassed in the scope of this volume. Appendixes classify the writers in the main body of the work by birth date, country, and genre. Also included is a bibliography of reference works and general criticism on the Latin American woman writer, and title and subject indexes. This book addresses the needs of students, translators, and general readers, as well as scholars, by providing a general reference work in the area of Spanish American literature. As such, it belongs in the reference collections of all libraries serving scholars and students of Latin American and women's studies and literature.

The Contemporary Spanish American Novel

This book provides the guidance necessary for a more sophisticated and contextualized understanding of these authors and their works.

Author: Will H. Corral

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441123946

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel provides an accessible introduction to an important World literature. While many of the authors covered-Aira, Bolaño, Castellanos Moya, Vásquez-are gaining an increasing readership in English and are frequently taught, there is sparse criticism in English beyond book reviews. This book provides the guidance necessary for a more sophisticated and contextualized understanding of these authors and their works. Underestimated or unfamiliar Spanish American novels and novelists are introduced through conceptually rigorous essays. Sections on each writer include: *the author's reception in their native country, Spanish America, and Spain *biographical history *a critical examination of their work, including key themes and conceptual concerns *translation history *scholarly reception The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel offers an authoritative guide to a rich and varied novelistic tradition. It covers all demographic areas, including United States Latino authors, in exploring the diversity of this literature and its major themes, such as exile, migration, and gender representation.

Critical Perspectives on Afro Latin American Literature

This volume aims to provide an introduction to the literary worlds and perceptions of national culture and identity of authors from Spanish-America, Brazil, and uniquely, Equatorial Guinea, thus contextually connecting Africa to the history ...

Author: Antonio D. Tillis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136662553

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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After generations of being rendered virtually invisible by the US academy in critical anthologies and literary histories, writing by Latin Americans of African ancestry has become represented by a booming corpus of intellectual and critical investigation. This volume aims to provide an introduction to the literary worlds and perceptions of national culture and identity of authors from Spanish-America, Brazil, and uniquely, Equatorial Guinea, thus contextually connecting Africa to the history of Spanish colonization. The importance of Latin America literature to the discipline of African Diaspora studies is immeasurable, and this edited collection provides a ripe cultural context for critical comparative analysis among the vast geographies that encompass African and African Diaspora studies. Scholars in the area of African Diaspora Studies, Black Studies, Latin American Studies, and American literature will be able to utilize the eleven essays in this edition to enhance classroom instruction and further academic research.

Twentieth Century Spanish American Fiction

There is no doubt thatfantastic literature and magical realism in its many variants
arethesectorof Spanish American literaturethat hasmost fascinatedforeign
readers.In addition,critical studies of Spanish American fiction tendto be more ...

Author: Naomi Lindstrom

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292746814

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Spanish American fiction became a world phenomenon in the twentieth century through multilanguage translations of such novels as Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude, Manuel Puig's Kiss of the Spider Woman, Octavio Paz's Labyrinth of Solitude, and Isabel Allende's House of the Spirits. Yet these "blockbusters" are only a tiny fraction of the total, rich outpouring of Spanish-language literature from Latin America. In this book, Naomi Lindstrom offers English-language readers a comprehensive survey of the century's literary production in Latin America (excluding Brazil). Discussing movements and trends, she places the famous masterworks in historical perspective and highlights authors and works that deserve a wider readership. Her study begins with Rodó's famous essay Ariel and ends with Rigoberta Menchú's 1992 achievement of the Nobel Prize. Her selection of works is designed to draw attention, whenever possible, to works that are available in good English translations. A special feature of the book is its treatment of the "postboom" period. In this important concluding section, Lindstrom discusses documentary narratives, the new interrelations between popular culture and literary writing, and underrepresented groups such as youth cultures, slum dwellers, gays and lesbians, and ethnic enclaves. Written in accessible, nonspecialized language, Twentieth-Century Spanish American Fiction will be equally useful for general readers as a broad overview of this vibrant literature and for scholars as a reliable reference work.

Gender and the Self in Latin American Literature

This book explores six texts from across Spanish America in which the coming-of-age story ('Bildungsroman') offers a critique of gendered selfhood as experienced in the region’s socio-cultural contexts.

Author: Emma Staniland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134615043

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

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This book explores six texts from across Spanish America in which the coming-of-age story ('Bildungsroman') offers a critique of gendered selfhood as experienced in the region’s socio-cultural contexts. Looking at a range of novels from the late twentieth century, Staniland explores thematic concerns in terms of their role in elucidating a literary journey towards agency: that is, towards the articulation of a socially and personally viable female gendered identity, mindful of both the hegemonic discourses that constrain it, and the possibility of their deconstruction and reconfiguration. Myth, exile and the female body are the three central themes for understanding the personal, social and political aims of the Post-Boom women writers whose work is explored in this volume: Isabel Allende, Laura Esquivel, Ángeles Mastretta, Sylvia Molloy, Cristina Peri Rossi and Zoé Valdés. Their adoption, and adaptation, of an originally eighteenth-century and European literary genre is seen here to reshape the global canon as much as it works to reshape our understanding of gendered identities as socially constructed, culturally contingent, and open-ended.

Resources in Education

de Descriptors - American History , * Area Studies , Comparative Education , *
Cross Cultural Studies , Cultural Awareness ... The Library of Congress , Guide to
Latin American Literature in Translation , is a source for further acquisitions .

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Research in Education

Culture , Resource Materials , Secondary Culture , Secondary Grades , Social
Studies , Descriptors - Affective Objectives , Community Grades , * Social Studies
* Spanish American Literature , * Supplementary Study , Concept Teaching .

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University of Michigan Official Publication

The Main Currents of Spanish Literature . ... MWF , 9 ; 108 R . L . LEONARD
Offers a general view of and an orientation in the literature of Spain for students
who desire , or need , such direction ... Reading Course in Latin - American
Studies .

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Category: Education, Higher

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Theoretical Debates in Spanish American Literature

... us are quick to point out , great advances have been made in the past several
years with respect to the socio - historical study of Latin American literature . New
methodologies developing in literary studies have enmeshed with perspectives ...

Author: David William Foster

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815326762

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 428

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This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.

Comparative Cultural Studies and Latin America

Spanish American and Brazilian Literature in an Inter-American Perspective: The
Comparative Approach Earl E. Fitz At the dawn of the twenty-first century, the
place of Latin American literature within the discipline of comparative literature is
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Author: Sophia A. McClennen

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 9781557533586

Category: History

Page: 266

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The genesis of Comparative Cultural Studies and Latin America stems from the contributors' conviction that, given its vitality and excellence, Latin American literature deserves a more prominent place in comparative literature publications, curricula, and disciplinary discussions. The editors introduce the volume by first arguing that there still exists, in some quarters, a lingering bias against literature written in Spanish and Portuguese. Secondly, the authors assert that by embracing Latin American literature and culture more enthusiastically, comparative literature would find itself reinvigorated, placed into productive discourse with a host of issues, languages, literatures, and cultures that have too long been paid scant academic attention. Following an introduction by the editors, the volume contains papers by Gene H. Bell-Villada on the question of canon, by Gordon Brotherston and Lúcia de Sá on the First Peoples of the Americas and their literature, by Elizabeth Coonrod Martínez on the Latin American novel of the 1920s, by Román de la Campa on Latin American Studies, by Earl E. Fitz on Spanish American and Brazilian literature, by Roberto González Echevarría on Latin American and comparative literature, by Sophia A. McClennen on comparative literature and Latin American Studies, by Alberto Moreiras on Borges, by Julio Ortega on the critical debate about Latin American cultural studies, by Christina Marie Tourino on Cuban Americas in New York City, by Mario J. Valdés on the comparative history of literary cultures in Latin America, and by Lois Parkinson Zamora on comparative literature and globalization. The volume also contains a bibliography of scholarship in comparative Latin American culture and literature and biographical abstracts of the contributors to the volume.

Women in Colonial Spanish American Literature

Author: Julie Greer Johnson

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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Spanish American Literature

With a focus both historical and literary, Enrique Anderson-Imbert surveys the literature of Hispanic America.

Author: Enrique Anderson Imbert

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814313886

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 761

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With a focus both historical and literary, Enrique Anderson-Imbert surveys the literature of Hispanic America. His study is not merely an historical synthesis of names, titles, and dates; it is, rather, a critical analytical appraisal of the verse, prose, and drama written in Spanish in the Americas in the contemporary period.

The Natural World in Latin American Literatures

This volume of eleven essays seeks to advance the ecocritical conversation among Latin Americanists, furthering insight into the relationship between humans and their environments.

Author: Adrian Taylor Kane

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786457600

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

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From the Popol Vuh to postmodernism, imagery of the natural world has played an important role in Latin American literature. In contrast to the rise of ecocritical scholarship in Anglophone literary studies, Latin American literary ecocriticism has been slower to take root. This volume of eleven essays seeks to advance the ecocritical conversation among Latin Americanists, furthering insight into the relationship between humans and their environments. The essays address regions as diverse as Patagonia and the Chihuahua Desert.

Contemporary Latin American Cultural Studies

Rita De Grandis is Associate Professor of Spanish American Literature and
Comparative Literature at the University of British Columbia.Sheteaches in the
Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies and the Program of Latin
American ...

Author: Stephen Hart

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134659822

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 348

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Contemporary Latin American Cultural Studies is a collection of new essays by recognised experts from around the world on various aspects of the new discipline of Latin American cultural studies. Essays are grouped in five distinct but interconnected sections focusing respectively on: (I) the theory of Latin American cultural studies; (II) the icons of culture; (III) culture as a commodity; (IV) culture as a site of resistance; and (V) everyday cultural practices. The essays range across a wide gamut of theories about Latin American culture; some, for example, analyse the role that ideas about the nation - and national icons  have played in the formation of a sense of identity in Latin America, while others focus on the resonance underlying cultural practices as diverse as football in Argentina, TV in Uruguay, cinema in Brazil, and the 'bolero' and soaps of modern-day Mexico. Contemporary Latin American Cultural Studies has an introduction setting the ideas explored in each section in their proper context. The essays are written in jargon-free English (all Spanish terms have been translated into English), and are supplemented by a concluding section with suggestions for further reading.

Foreigners in the Homeland

Unusually comprehensive in scope and rich in literary-historical narrative, Foreigners in the Homeland is an original and important contribution to the study of the contemporary novel of both Spanish America and Spain.

Author: Mario Santana

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ISBN: 9781611481235

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Foreigners in the Homeland charts the course of Hispanic inter-literary relations during the 1960's and 1970's through analysis of the reception of "Boom" novelists and texts in Spain. Little consideration has hitherto been given to the cultural significance of this development. Working from an expanded notion of national literature that critiques traditional notions of literary influence and national origin, this well-documented and theoretically sophisticated book argues for the "Boom" novel as one of the leading models for fictional writing at this time. This argument complicates and enriches the understanding of the impact of Spanish American novelists on their Iberian peers. Mario Santana thus fills a void in the literary histories of both Spain and Latin America. He examines the conjunction of a number of crucial developments in Spanish economics, politics, and the arts: the expansion of the Spanish book industry and its literary markets; the turn to Latin America as the primary site of revolutionary hopes for the European (and Spanish) left; and the crisis of social realism as the dominant model for Spanish fiction. Unusually comprehensive in scope and rich in literary-historical narrative, Foreigners in the Homeland is an original and important contribution to the study of the contemporary novel of both Spanish America and Spain.

Short Fiction by Spanish American Women

The first , and foremost , is to my students of SL206 , a course at the University of
North London that studies Spanish American literature from a predominantly
feminist perspective : many of the ideas expounded in the Introduction were
shaped ...

Author: Evelyn Fishburn

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719047442

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 126

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Provides a grouping of Spanish-American short stories written by women, emphasizing their differences as much as their similarities. Bombal's La historia de Maria Griselda delves into the family tensions found in a country house in southern Chile. Somers' mordant, black humour is present in El derrumbiento, and Leccion de cocina is a humorous but pessimistic account of the profound changes that marriage demands from the Mexican middle-class woman.

Hemispheric American Studies

I have chosen to focus on the conference's intervention into U.S.-Latin American
cultural diplomacy because of the tremendous opening that it provided for Carlos
Fuentes and Mario Vargas Llosa, as well as other Latin American writers, who ...

Author: Caroline F. Levander

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813543878

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 366

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This landmark collection brings together a range of exciting new comparative work in the burgeoning field of hemispheric studies. Scholars working in the fields of Latin American studies, Asian American studies, American studies, American literature, African Diaspora studies, and comparative literature address the urgent question of how scholars might reframe disciplinary boundaries within the broad area of what is generally called American studies. The essays take as their starting points such questions as: What happens to American literary, political, historical, and cultural studies if we recognize the interdependency of nation-state developments throughout all the Americas? What happens if we recognize the nation as historically evolving and contingent rather than already formed? Finally, what happens if the "fixed" borders of a nation are recognized not only as historically produced political constructs but also as component parts of a deeper, more multilayered series of national and indigenous histories? With essays that examine stamps, cartoons, novels, film, art, music, travel documents, and governmental publications, Hemispheric American Studies seeks to excavate the complex cultural history of texts and discourses across the ever-changing and stratified geopolitical and cultural fields that collectively comprise the American hemisphere. This collection promises to chart new directions in American literary and cultural studies.