Hispanic Literature of the United States: A Comprehensive Reference

Hispanic Literature of the United States: A Comprehensive Reference

by Nicolas Kanellos
     
 

ISBN-10: 157356558X

ISBN-13: 9781573565585

Pub. Date: 12/30/2003

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

Providing a detailed historical overview of Hispanic literature in the United States from the Spanish colonial period to the present, this extensive chronology provides the context within which such writers as Sandra Cisneros, Rodolfo Anaya, and Oscar Hijuelos have worked.

Hispanic literature in the United States is covered from the Spanish colonial period to the

Overview

Providing a detailed historical overview of Hispanic literature in the United States from the Spanish colonial period to the present, this extensive chronology provides the context within which such writers as Sandra Cisneros, Rodolfo Anaya, and Oscar Hijuelos have worked.

Hispanic literature in the United States is covered from the Spanish colonial period to the present. A detailed historical overview and a separate survey of Hispanic drama provide researchers and general readers with indispensable information and insight into Hispanic literature. An extensive chronology traces the development of Hispanic literature and culture in the United States from 1492 to 2002, providing the context within which such Hispanic writers such as Sandra Cisneros, Rodolfo Anaya, and Oscar Hijuelos have worked. Topics include an overview and chronology of Hispanic literature in the United States, a who's who of Hispanic authors, significant trends, movements, and themes, publishing trends, an overview of Hispanic drama, adn the 100 essential Hispanic literary works.

Biographical entries describe the careers, importance, and major works of notable Hispanic novelists, poets, and playwrights writing in English or Spanish. A comprehensive, up-to-date bibliography lists primary sources. Essays detail the most important past and current trends in Hispanic literature, including bilingualism, Chicano literature, children's literature, exile literature, folklore, immigrant literature, Nuyorican literature, poetry, and women and feminism in Hispanic literature. More than 100 exceptional illustrations of writers, plays in performance, and first editions of important works are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573565585
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Overview of Hispanic Literature of the United States

Chronology of Hispanic Literature and Culture in the United States

Who's Who of Hispanic Authors of the United States

Significant Trends, Movements, and Themes in Hispanic Literature of the United States

Publishing Trends

Overview of Hispanic Drama

100 Essential Hispanic Literary Works

Bibliography

Title Index

Subject Index

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