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Modern Latin American Literature : A Very Short Introduction - Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria

Modern Latin American Literature

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 26th January 2012
ISBN: 9780199754915
Number Of Pages: 160

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In the 1960s, Latin American literature became known worldwide as never before. Writers such as Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Márquez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Carlos Fuentes, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz, and Mario Vargas Llosa all became part of the general culture of educated readers of English, French, German, and Italian. But few know about the literary tradition from which these writers emerged. Modern Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction remedies this situation, providing an overview of Latin American literature from the late eighteenth century to the present. Roberto González Echevarría covers a wide range of topics, large and small, highlighting how Latin American literature became conscious of its continental scope and international reach in moments of political crisis, such as independence from Spain, the Spanish-American War, and the Mexican and Cuban revolutions. Within this narrative, the author discusses the major writers of Latin American literature, from Andrés Bello and José María Heredia through Borges and García Márquez to Fernando Vallejo and Roberto Bolaño.About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam

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"Insightful and often eloquent, this is a superb introduction to major figures and trends in modern Latin American literature by the leading authority in the field."--Gustavo Pérez Firmat, David Feinson Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University

Introduction Chapter 1: Poetry from Romanticism to Modernismo: Bello to Darío Chapter 2: Nineteenth-Century Prose: the Revelation of Latin America Chapter 3: Poetry from Modernismo to Modernism Chapter 4: Latin American Fiction in the Twentieth Century: Regionalism to Modernism Chapter 5: Latin American Literature Today

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ISBN: 9780199754915
ISBN-10: 0199754918
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 26th January 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.78 x 10.16  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.12

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