Literary Amazonia: Modern Writing by Amazonian Authors / Edition 1

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This selection of twentieth-century Amazonian literature presents the writing of the indigenous and mestizo people of the Amazon Basin, recovering their forgotten voices for the Latin American literary canon. Most of these pieces - from twenty-four representative poets and twelve prose writers - are collected and translated into English here for the first time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813030807
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

 Nicomedes Suárez-Araúz, director of the Center for Amazonian Literature and Culture at Smith College, is the author or editor of eleven books, including Loén: Amazonia, Amnesis, America, and a contributor to many literary anthologies, among them El Coro: A Chorus of Latino and Latina Poetry.
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Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Introduction 1
Raul Otero Reiche (1906-1976) 22
Violeta Branca (1915-2000) 24
Julio de la Vega (1924- ) 27
Max Martins (1926- ) 29
Thiago de Mello (1926- ) 33
Luiz Bacellar (1928- ) 38
Jorge Tufic (1930- ) 41
German Lequerica Perea (1931- ) 44
Jacqueline de Weever (1932- ) 47
Alcides Werk (1934- ) 48
Astrid Cabral (1936- ) 51
Elson Farias (1936- ) 54
Joao de Jesus Paes Loureiro (1939- ) 58
Fernando Urbina Rangel (1939- ) 62
Cesar Calvo (1940-2000) 64
Pedro Shimose (1940- ) 67
Anibal Beca (1946- ) 71
Nicomedes Suarez-Arauz (1946- ) 75
Los Escribanos de Loen (1946- ) 80
Sui-Yun (1955- ) 82
Juan Carlos Galeano (1958- ) 84
Ana Varela Tafur (1963- ) 88
Yenny Muruy Andoque (1969- ) 90
Alfredo Flores (1900-1987) 96
Ciro Alegria (1909-1967) 100
Benjamin Sanches (1915-1978) 106
Erasmo Linhares (1934- ) 109
Astrid Cabral (1936- ) 112
Jose Balza (1939- ) 115
Cesar Calvo (1940-2000) 118
Max Carphentier (1945- ) 146
Marcio Souza (1946- ) 149
Nicomedes Suarez-Arauz (1946- ) 164
Milton Hatoum (1952- ) 169
Homero Carvalho Oliva (1957- ) 173
Biographies 179
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