Dictionary Of Mexican Literature

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Overview

This volume features approximately 600 entries that represent the major writers, literary schools, and cultural movements in the history of Mexican literature. A collaborative effort by American, Mexican, and Hispanic scholars, the text contains bibliographical, biographical, and critical material--placing each work cited within its cultural and historical framework. Intended to enrich the English-speaking public's appreciation of the rich diversity of Mexican literature, works are selected on the basis of their contribution toward an understanding of this unique artistry.

The dictionary contains entries keyed by author and works, the length of each entry determined by the relative significance of the writer or movement being discussed. Each biographical entry identifies the author's literary contribution by including facts about his or her life and works, a chronological list of works, a supplementary bibliography, and, when appropriate, critical notes. Authors are listed alphabetically and cross-referenced both within the text and the index to facilitate easy access to information. Selected bibliographical entries are also listed alphabetically by author and include both the original title and English translation, publisher, date and place of publication, and number of pages.

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Some 500 entries cover the most important writers, literary schools, and cultural movements in Mexican literary history, with an emphasis on the figures of the 20th century. Specifically oriented toward an English-speaking public, the dictionary presents Mexican literature in its cultural and historical context. The entries are of varying length, determined by the relative importance of the writer or the literary movement. Each biographical entry contains factual information about the writer's life and works, plus a list of works and a secondary bibliography. The more extensive entries also provide a critical perspective of the writer. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313262715
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/5/2000
  • Pages: 816
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.69 (d)

Meet the Author

ELADIO CORTES is Professor of Spanish at Rutgers University-Camden.

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Table of Contents

Contributors

Preface

Abbreviations

Overview of Mexican Letters and Literature

Dictionary of Mexican Literature

Bibliography

Index

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