The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature (3 Volume Hardback Set)

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The Cambridge History of Latin American Literature is by far the most comprehensive and authoritative work of its kind. Its three volumes cover the whole sweep of Latin American literature (including Brazilian) from pre-Columbian times to the present, and contain chapters on Latin American writing in the United States. Specialists in North America, Latin America, and Britain have contributed to this uniquely reliable reference work, creating a unique set of books that contains innovative approaches that will expand and animate the field for years to come.

"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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' … massive and elegantly produced work … The eleven essays on the colonial period in the first volume … carry much information for the newcomer; their contribution as a reference tool is substantial. A sign of its topic's new-found significance is the 70-page chapter on nineteenth-century narrative, a piece more theoretical than average. The volume on Brazil must also represent a significant reference contribution; apart from traditional sections, there are essays on the popular literatura de cordel and on a contrastive view of the Brazilian and Spanish American literary traditions'. Forum for Modern Language Studies
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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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