Contemporary Latin American Literature : Original Selections from the Literary Giants for Intermediate and Advanced Students / Edition 1

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Contemporary Latin American Literature reflects the wealth of great writers of Latin America over the last hundred years, including Jorge Luis Borges, Mario Vargas Llosa, and Noble Prize winners Gabriela Mistral, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz, and Gabriel Garcia Márquez. The selections--almost 100 works in their original form--include English definitions for difficult Spanish words.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780658015069
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2001
  • Series: Spanish Readers Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 768,906
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Gladys Varona-Lacey is an associate professor of Spanish at Ithaca College (NY).

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Table of Contents



Latin-American Literature: An Overview

Mariano Azuela

De cómo al fin lloró Juan Pablo

Horacio Quiroga

La Gallina degollada

El hijo

El solitario

Gabriela Mistral

Los sonetos de la muerte

La maestra rural

Mis libros



César Vallejo

Los heraldos negros

La cena miserable

El pan nuestro

Los pasos lejanos

Los dados eternos


Jorge Luis Borges

Fundación mítica de Buenos Aires


Poemas de los dones

La casa de Asterion

El milagro secreto

Miguel Ángel Asturias

Leyenda del Cadejo

Leyenda de la Tatuana

Nicolás Guillén


Búcate plata

Tú no sabe inglé


Dos niños

Canción puertorriqueña

Alejo Carpentier

Viaje a la semilla

Pablo Neruda

Poema 20

Oda a la alcachofa


La Standard Oil Co.

Pido silencio

José María Arguedas

selección de Las ríos profundos: «El Viejo»

Juan Rulfo

Es que somos muy pobres


Julio Cortázar

Casa tomada

La noche boca arriba

Octavio Paz

Epitafio para un poeta

Dos cuerpos

Un día de tantos


selección de El laberinto de la soledad
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