Latin American Writers on Gay and Lesbian Themes: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook

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Overview

Gay and lesbian themes in Latin American literature have been largely ignored. This reference fills this gap by providing more than a hundred alphabetically arranged entries for Latin American authors who have treated gay or lesbian material in their works. Each entry explores the significance of gay and lesbian themes in a particular author's writings and closes with a bibliography of primary and secondary sources.

The figures included have a professed gay identity, or have written on gay or lesbian themes in either a positive or negative way, or have authored works in which a gay sensibility can be identified. The volume pays particular attention to the difficulty of ascribing North American critical perspectives to Latin American authors, and studies these authors within the larger context of Latin American culture. The book includes entries for men and women, and for authors from Latin American countries as well as Latino writers from the United States. The entries are written by roughly 60 expert contributors from Latin America, the U.S., and Europe.

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This compilation paves a new path in Latin American literary criticism by encompassing sexual issues that have previously been ignored and bringing together a group of scholars with a commitment to expanding the scope of Latin American cultural studies through attention to sexual matters. An analytical introduction precedes some 130 entries prepared by 60 scholars, each entry profiling the life and work of a Latin American author whose writings involve homosexual issues in some way. Works and criticism are listed for each author. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313284793
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/30/1994
  • Pages: 532
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.31 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID WILLIAM FOSTER is Regent's Professor of Spanish at Arizona State University, where he is Director of Spanish Graduate Studies.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction by Lillian Manzor-Coats

The Sourcebook

Bibliography

Index

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