Philosophy and Literature in Latin America: A Critical Assessment of the Current Situation

Philosophy and Literature in Latin America: A Critical Assessment of the Current Situation

by Jorge J. E. Gracia
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791400395

ISBN-13: 9780791400395

Pub. Date: 06/28/1989

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Philosophy and Literature in Latin America presents a unique and original view of the current state of development in Latin America of two disciplines that are at the core of the humanities. Divided into two parts, each section explores the contributions of distinguished American and Latin American experts and authors. The section on literature includes the literary

Overview

Philosophy and Literature in Latin America presents a unique and original view of the current state of development in Latin America of two disciplines that are at the core of the humanities. Divided into two parts, each section explores the contributions of distinguished American and Latin American experts and authors. The section on literature includes the literary activities of Latin Americans working in the United States, an area in which very little research has been demonstrated and, for that reason, will add an interesting new dimension to the field of Latin American studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791400395
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
06/28/1989
Series:
SUNY Series in Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
279
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Part I. Philosophy

Introduction

Jorge J. E. Gracia

1. Contemporary Argentinian Philosophy

Hugo E. Biagini

2. On the Diversity of Brazilian Philosophical Expression

Onésimo Teotónio Almeida

3. Philosophy in Brazil Today

Fred Gillete Sturm

4. Mexican Philosophy in the 1980s: Possibilities and Limit

Oscar R. Martí

5. Philosophy in Other Countries of Latin America

Jorge J. E. Gracia

Part II. Literature

Writers

Introduction

Mireya Camurati

Poetry

6. An Introductory Outline to Contemporary Spanish-American Poetry

Jaime Giordano

7. The Poetic Experience: The Logic of Chance

José Kozer

Narrative

8. Women Writers into the Mainstream: Contemporary Latin American Narrative

Rosemary Geisdorfer Feal

9. To Write or Not to Write?

Ana Lydia Vega

Drama

10. An Overview of Contemporary Latin American Theater

Teresa Cajiao Salas and Margarita Vargas

11. Theater and Its Functions

Emilio Carballido

Literary Competitions, Books, and Journals in the United States

Introduction

Mireya Camurati

Competitions

12. Writing in Spanish in the United States

Joaquin Roy

13. The Writer and the Language: Reflections on the Linguistic Conditions of Writing

Hiber Conteris

Books

14. Hispanic Books in the Library of Congress: 1815-1965

Georgette M. Dorn

15. Hispanic Books in the Library of Congress, 1815-1965:
A Comment

Vincent Peloso

Journals

16. The Growing Professionalism of Latin American Journals

Celso Rodriguez

17. The Afro-Hispanic Review

Ian Isidore Smart

Notes and References

Selected Bibliography

Contributors

Index

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