Hispanic Literature of the United States: A Comprehensive Reference

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Overview

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: BL Overview of Hispanic Literature of the United States BL Chronology of Hispanic Literature and Culture in the United States BL Who's Who of Hispanic Authors of the United States BL Significant Trends, Movements, and Themes in Hispanic Literature of the United States BL Publishing Trends BL Overview of Hispanic Drama BL 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781573565585
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/30/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 1,173,880
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

NICOLAS KANELLOS is the Brown Foundation Professor of Spanish at the University of Houston. Recognized for his scholarly achievements, Dr. Kanellos is the recipient of the 1996 Denali Press Award of the American Library Association, the 1989 American Book Award-Publisher/Editor Category, the 1989 award from the Texas Association of Chicanos in Higher Education, the 1988 Hispanic Heritage Award for Literature presented by the White House, as well as various fellowships and other recognitions. Dr. Kanellos is the director of a major national research program, Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage of the United States, whose objective is to identify, preserve, study, and make accessible tens of thousands of literary documents of those regions that have become the United States from the colonial period to 1960. In 1994 President Bill Clinton appointed Dr. Kanellos to the National Council on the Humanities.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Ch. 1 Overview of Hispanic Literature of the United States 1
Ch. 2 Chronology of Hispanic Literature and Culture of the United States 45
Ch. 3 Who's Who of Hispanic Authors of the United States 67
Ch. 4 Significant Trends, Movements, and Themes in Hispanic Literature of the United States 173
Ch. 5 Publishing Trends 219
Ch. 6 Overview of Hispanic Drama 247
100 Essential Hispanic Literary Works 281
Selected Bibliography 285
Title Index 291
Subject Index 303
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