Latin American Dramatists, First Series (Dictionary of Literary Biography)

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Editor Versenyi provides an introduction to a largely neglected area of literature (except by a specialized audience) until the 1980s, delineating the multiple currents that have shaped Latin American dramatic literature. Like others in the Dictionary of Literary Biography series, this volume offers thorough information about prominent literary figures. Thirty-one dramatists are profiled, among them Isidora Aguirre, Hugo Arguelles, Roberto Arlt, Carlos Jose Reyes, Rodolofo Usigli, and Egon Wolff, to name a few. Each entry begins with a b&w portrait and includes a thorough bibliography, biographical information, synopses and critical interpretation of works, and references. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Table of Contents

Plan of the Series xv
Introduction xvii
Fedor Aleksandrovich Abramov (1920-1983) 3
Chingiz Aitmatov (1928- ) 9
Vassily Aksyonov (Vasilii Pavlovich Aksenov) (1932- ) 15
Andrei Amalrik (1938-1980) 35
Natal'ia Vladimirovna Baranskaia (1908- ) 40
Vasilii Ivanovich Belov (1932- ) 46
Andrei Georgievich Bitov (1937- ) 52
Iurii Vasil'evich Bondarev (1924- ) 64
Lidiia Chukovskaia (1907-1996) 72
Iulii Daniel' (Nikolai Arzhak) (1925-1988) 77
Vladimir Dmitrievich Dudintsev (1918-1998) 83
Evgeniia Ginzburg (1904-1977) 89
Lidiia Iakovlevna Ginzburg (1902-1990) 95
Anatolii Tikhonovich Gladilin (1935- ) 103
Daniil Granin (1918- ) 108
Irina Grekova (Elena Sergeevna Venttsel') (1907-2002) 115
Fazil' Abdulevich Iskander (1929- ) 120
Iurii Pavlovich Kazakov (1927-1982) 138
Anatolii Kuznetsov (A. Anatoly) (1929-1979) 150
Vladimir Emel'ianovich Maksimov (1930-1995) 155
Nadezhda Iakovlevna Mandel'shtam (1899-1980) 164
Vladimir Rafailovich Maramzin (1934- ) 172
Iurii Markovich Nagibin (1920-1994) 177
Viktor Platonovich Nekrasov (1911-1987) 187
Vera Fedorovna Panova (1905-1973) 194
Boris Pasternak (1890-1960) 202
Valentin Grigor'evich Rasputin (1937- ) 230
Anatolii Naumovich Rybakov (1911-1994) 242
Varlam Tikhonovich Shalamov (1907-1982) 250
Vasilii Makarovich Shukshin (1929-1974) 266
Konstantin Mikhailovich Simonov (1915-1979) 280
Andrei Siniavsky (Abram Tertz) (1925-1997) 296
Vladimir Alekseevich Soloukhin (1924-1997) 317
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918- ) 324
Arkadii Natanovich Strugatsky (1925-1991) and Boris Natanovich Strugatsky (1933- ) 356
Vladimir Fedorovich Tendriakov (1923-1984) 366
Iurii Valentinovich Trifonov (1925-1981) 373
Aleksandr Valentinovich Vampilov (A. Sanin) (1937-1972) 387
Georgii Vladimov (1931-2003) 397
Vladimir Nikolaevich Voinovich (1932- ) 406
Sergei Pavlovich Zalygin (1913-2000) 422
Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Zinov'ev (1922- ) 429
Checklist of Further Readings 437
Contributors 443
Cumulative Index 447
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