Searching For Recognition

Searching For Recognition

by Irene Rostagno
     
 

In the last 50 years, Latin American literature has become one of the primary focuses of U.S. intellectual attention. This behind-the-scenes account focuses on the efforts of those Americans—publishers, critics, editors, and writers—who brought recognition to Latin American writing. Rostagno explores how the promotion and reception of Latin American

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In the last 50 years, Latin American literature has become one of the primary focuses of U.S. intellectual attention. This behind-the-scenes account focuses on the efforts of those Americans—publishers, critics, editors, and writers—who brought recognition to Latin American writing. Rostagno explores how the promotion and reception of Latin American literature in this country involve such issues as North American literary tastes and publishing strategies and are part of a larger and more complex picture of inter-American cultural and commercial relations. This fascinating story of the creation of an international audience for a literature explores the roles of critic Waldo Frank, publishers Blanche and Alfred Knopf, editors Margaret Randall and Sergio Mondragón, and the Center for Inter-American Relations.

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Includes reprinted articles which describe how North American interest in Latin American literature evolved, focusing on those Americans<-- >such as Waldo Frank and Blanche and Alfred Knopf<-->who in a 50-year period struggled to make Latin American letters known to the US public. Other essays show the role of the magazine "El Corno Emplumado"'s role in disseminating Latin American poetry in the 1960s; and the efforts of the Center for Inter-American Relations to draw attention to Latin American authors, especially novelists during the late sixties and seventies. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313298691
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/30/1997
Series:
Contributions to the Study of World Literature Series, #72
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1380L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

IRENE ROSTAGNO is Professor of English and American Studies at Universidad Metropolitana, Santiago, Chile. She has published several critical articles, as well as book contributions and translations.

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