This innovative college-level textbook for third-year college Spanish courses introduces the student to Latin American literature using a unique bilingual approach in which an English translation parallels the Spanish original. As such it is appropriate for courses which attempt to make the transition from basic language-acquisition courses to upper level elective language courses. Dr. Child also employs an historical approach, starting with the pre-Columbian oral traditions and covering five centuries through the Mexican Revolution; other features include an introductory biographical section, numerous graphs, charts, and a glossary of terms.
This selection has assembled a rich diversity of themes and styles, cultural views, and voices of rebellion that well portrays the Latin American continent. Through this book, both Spanish and English readers will realize that Latin Americans have much to tell.--Evelio Echevaria, Colorado State University