A Companion to Latin American Literature
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348 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

Series: Monografías A

Imprint: Tamesis Books

A Companion to Latin American Literature

by Stephen M. Hart

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The evolution of Latin American literature.
A Companion to Latin American Literature offers a lively and informative introduction to the most significant literary works produced in Latin America from the fifteenth century until the present day. It shows how the press, and its product the printed word, functioned as the common denominator binding together, in different ways over time, the complex and variable relationship between the writer, the reader and the state. The meandering story of the evolution of Latin American literature - from the letters of discovery written by Christopher Columbus and Vaz de Caminha, via the Republican era at the end of the nineteenth century when writers in Rio de Janeiro as much as inBuenos Aires were beginning to live off their pens as journalists and serial novelists, until the 1960s when writers of the quality of Clarice Lispector in Brazil and García Márquez in Colombia suddenly burst onto the world stage- is traced chronologically in six chapters which introduce the main writers in the main genres of poetry, prose, the novel, drama, and the essay. A final chapter evaluates the post-boom novel, testimonio, Latino and Brazuca literature, gay, Afro-Hispanic and Afro-Brazilian literature, along with the Novel of the New Millennium. This study also offers suggestions for further reading.

STEPHEN M. HART is Professor of Hispanic Studies, UniversityCollege London, and Profesor Honorario, Universidad de San Marcos, Lima
Introduction: Unpacking the Canon
The Amerindian Legacy, and the Literature of Discovery and Conquest
Colonial and Viceregal Literature
Early Nineteenth-Century Literature
Late Nineteenth-Century Literature
Early Twentieth-Century Literature
Late Twentieth-Century Literature
Some Postmodern Developments

STEPHEN M. HART is Professor of Latin American Film, Literature and Culture at University College London.

"[Its] range is extremely impressive. [...] Orients and incites curiosity while mapping an immense terrain." TLS
"Highly recommended." CHOICE

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Title Details

348 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

Series: Monografías A

Imprint: Tamesis Books