Latin American Fiction: A Short Introduction
December 2004, Wiley-Blackwell
2. National Narratives: Regional and Continental Identity.
3. The Rise of the New Narrative.
4. The Boom.
5. After the Boom.
6. Hispanic American Fiction of the United States.
7. Culture Wars: Ways of Reading Latin American Fiction.
- An introduction to modern fiction from Spanish-speaking Latin America.
- Presents Latin American fiction in its cultural and political contexts.
- Introduces debates about how to read this literature.
- Combines an overview of the evolution of modern Latin American fiction with detailed studies of key texts.
- Discusses authors such as Mario Vargas Llosa, Gabriel García Márquez, Jorge Luis Borges and Isabel Allende.
- Covers nation-building narratives, ‘modernismo’, the New Novel, the Boom, the Post-Boom, Magical Realism, Hispanic fiction in the USA, and more.
Stephen Hart, University College London <!--end-->
"A probing, inquisitive and refreshing approach to Latin American literature, which also takes into account its presence in the United States."
William Luis, VanderbiltUniversity
"A good overview that outlines the main movements and the ways in which the genre has evolved that provides a good foundation for the study of this region's diverse fictional legacy."
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