The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture / Edition 1

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Latin American Culture / Edition 1

by John King
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521636515

ISBN-13: 9780521636513

Pub. Date: 04/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Specially-commissioned essays analyze Latin American history, politics, art and literature from the nineteenth century to the present and reveal the common heritage of pre-Columbian and colonial Latin America. Although the Portuguese and Spanish-speaking states created in the early 1820s differed greatly geographically and demographically (in ethnic composition and

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Specially-commissioned essays analyze Latin American history, politics, art and literature from the nineteenth century to the present and reveal the common heritage of pre-Columbian and colonial Latin America. Although the Portuguese and Spanish-speaking states created in the early 1820s differed greatly geographically and demographically (in ethnic composition and economic resources), they also shared distinct historical and cultural traits. A chronology and guide to further reading make this volume an invaluable introduction to the rich and varied culture of modern Latin America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521636513
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
360,829
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Acknowledgements; Notes on translations; Chronology of major events; Map 1: Latin America, 1830; Map 2: Latin America, 2000; Introduction John King; 1. Pre-Columbian and colonial Latin America Anthony McFarlane; 2. Latin America since independence James Dunkerley; 3. Spanish American narrative, 1810–1920 Gwen Kirkpatrick; 4. Spanish American narrative, 1920–1970 Jason Wilson; 5. Spanish American narrative since 1970 Gerald Martin; 6. Brazilian narrative Randal Johnson; 7. Latin American poetry William Rowe; 8. Popular culture in Latin America Vivian Schelling; 9. Art and architecture in Latin America Valerie Fraser; 10. Tradition and transformation in Latin American music Catherine den Tandt and Richard Young; 11. The theatre space in Latin America Catherine Boyle; 12. Cinema in Latin America John King; 13. Hispanic USA: literature, music and language Ilan Stavans; Index.

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