Latin American Fiction: A Short Introduction

Latin American Fiction: A Short Introduction

by Phillip Swanson
     
 

This book introduces readers to the evolution of modern fiction in Spanish-speaking Latin America.

  • Presents Latin American fiction in its cultural and political contexts.
  • Introduces debates about how to read this literature.
  • Combines an overview of the evolution of modern Latin American fiction with detailed studies of key texts.
  • Discusses authors
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    Overview

    This book introduces readers to the evolution of modern fiction in Spanish-speaking Latin America.

  • Presents Latin American fiction in its cultural and political contexts.
  • Introduces debates about how to read this literature.
  • Combines an overview of the evolution of modern Latin American fiction with detailed studies of key texts.
  • Discusses authors such as Mario Vargas Llosa, Gabriel García Márquez, Jorge Luis Borges and Isabel Allende.
  • Covers nation-building narratives, ‘modernismo’, the New Novel, the Boom, the Post-Boom, Magical Realism, Hispanic fiction in the USA, and more.
  • Editorial Reviews

    From the Publisher
    "Elegantly written, comprehensive and yet succinct, Professor Philip Swanson’s Latin American Fiction: A Short Introduction offers a magisterial account of the development of Latin American fiction … This is an authoritative introduction by the UK’s leading expert on the Latin American novel."
    Stephen Hart, University College London

    "A probing, inquisitive and refreshing approach to Latin American literature, which also takes into account its presence in the United States."
    William Luis, VanderbiltUniversity

    "A good overview that outlines the main movements and the ways in which the genre has evolved that provides a good foundation for the study of this region's diverse fictional legacy."
    The British Bulletin of Publications

    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781405108652
    Publisher:
    Wiley
    Publication date:
    12/20/2004
    Series:
    Wiley Blackwell Introductions to Literature Series
    Pages:
    168
    Product dimensions:
    6.32(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.73(d)

    What People are saying about this

    From the Publisher
    "Elegantly written, comprehensive and yet succinct, Professor Philip Swanson’s Latin American Fiction: A Short Introduction offers a magisterial account of the development of Latin American fiction … This is an authoritative introduction by the UK’s leading expert on the Latin American novel."
    Stephen Hart, University College London

    "A probing, inquisitive and refreshing approach to Latin American literature, which also takes into account its presence in the United States."
    William Luis, VanderbiltUniversity

    "A good overview that outlines the main movements and the ways in which the genre has evolved that provides a good foundation for the study of this region's diverse fictional legacy."
    The British Bulletin of Publications

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