The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature

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The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature is by far the most comprehensive work of its kind ever written. Its three volumes cover the whole sweep of Latin American literature (including Brazilian) from pre-Colombian times to the present, and contain chapters on Latin American writing in the USA. Volume 3 covers the history of Brazilian literature, from the earliest writing through to the nineteenth- and twentieth-century Portuguese-language traditions; it also contains an extensive bibliographical section in which annotated reading lists relating to the chapters in all three volumes of the History are presented. These bibliographies are a unique feature, further enhancing the work's immense value as a reference tool.

"Primary and vital resource for literary specialists, historians, students of all levels, and general readers interested in this period. Leading scholars write about diverse genres (narrative, essay, poetry, theater) and cultural interests and ideas (intellectual life, historiography, Viceregal culture, Mesoamerican indigenous peoples and cultures). Literature articles include analysis and discussion of canonic and previously marginalized authors and treat representative works, genres, and literary and philosophical currents. Extremely useful, well written, and interesting"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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"...this exceptional three-volume history of Latin American Literature...surpasses its goal....Congatulations to contributors, editors, and publishers on what will become a classic in the field." F. Colecchia, Choice

"This volume of the Cambridge History of Latin American Literature offers well-informed and thorough coverage of the twentieth century....The editors of this volume have organized a well-conceived and authoritative volume that any student or scholar of Latin American Literature will find extremely valuable. The depth and breadth of this book are remarkable." Raymond Leslie Williams, Revista de Estudios Hispánicos

"Roberto González Echevarría and Enrique Pupo-Walker have done a tremendous sesrvice to Latin American letters by editing The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature. This landmark work brings together critical essays addressing the major areas of the discipline by more than forty specialists of Spanish American and Brazilian literature. The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature is an outstanding reference work in both its scope and its depth, one that will define and enrich the work of researchers and teachers in the field for years to come." Edward Waters Hood, World Literature Today

"The bibliographies alone are worth the price of the book." Seccion Bibliografica

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Table of Contents

List of contributors; General preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction to Volume 3; 1. The literary historiography of Brazil Benedito Nunes; 2. Colonial Brazilian literature David T. Haberly; 3. Brazilian poetry from the 1830s to the 1880s Fábio Lucas; 4. Brazilian poetry from 1878 to 1902 Massaud Moisés; 5. The Brazilian theatre up to 1900 Severino Joao Albuquerque; 6. Brazilian fiction from 1800 to 1855 Mary L. Daniel; 7. The Brazilian novel from 1850 to 1900 David T. Haberly; 8. Brazilian fiction from 1900 to 1945 Mary L. Daniel; 9. Brazilian prose from 1940 to 1980 John Gledson; 10. The Brazilian short story K. David J. Jackson; 11. Brazilian poetry from 1900 to 1922 Marta Peixoto; 12. Brazilian poetry from modernism to the 1990s Giovanni Pontiero; 13. The Brazilian theatre in the twentieth century Severino Joao Albuquerque; 14. Brazilian popular literature (the literatura de cordes) Candace Slater; 15. Literary criticism in Brazil K. David J. Jackson; 16. The essay: architects of Brazilian national identity Thomas E. Skidmore; 17. The Brazilian and the Spanish American literary traditions: a contrastive view J. G. Merquior; Bibliographies: 1. General bibliography; 2. Bibliographies to Volume 1; Bibliographies to Volume 2; Bibliographies to Volume 3; Index.
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