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The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel: Bolano and After

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The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel provides an accessible introduction to an important World literature. While many of the authors covered—Aira, Bolaño, Castellanos Moya, Vásquez—are gaining an increasing readership in English and are frequently taught, there is sparse criticism in English beyond book reviews. This book provides the guidance necessary for a more sophisticated and contextualized understanding of these authors and their works. Underestimated or unfamiliar Spanish American novels and novelists ...

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The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel: Bolano and After

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Overview

The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel provides an accessible introduction to an important World literature. While many of the authors covered—Aira, Bolaño, Castellanos Moya, Vásquez—are gaining an increasing readership in English and are frequently taught, there is sparse criticism in English beyond book reviews. This book provides the guidance necessary for a more sophisticated and contextualized understanding of these authors and their works. Underestimated or unfamiliar Spanish American novels and novelists are introduced through conceptually rigorous essays.

Sections on each writer include:

*the author's reception in their native country, Spanish America, and Spain
*biographical history
*a critical examination of their work, including key themes and conceptual concerns
*translation history
*scholarly reception

The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel offers an authoritative guide to a rich and varied novelistic tradition. It covers all demographic areas, including United States Latino authors, in exploring the diversity of this literature and its major themes, such as exile, migration, and gender representation.

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Editorial Reviews

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“This unique collection of essays by fifty scholars and writers on the work of sixty-nine contemporary novelists from Spanish-America is a valuable resource for scholars and readers alike. […] This study presents the diverse nature of the contemporary Spanish American novel and the attempts by successive generation of writers to both receive and break with the influence of the strong novelists of the past. […] The contributors have approached their authors from their own unique critical approaches and points of view. The result is a highly readable work that is both informative and stimulating. Readers of this volume will discover that the Spanish American novel is not only alive and well, but that it is in a process of continual renewal and enrichment.” - Edward Waters Hood, Northern Arizona University, World Literature Today

“This versatile volume, obviously the result of years of preparation, has two great merits: not only does it serve as a thoughtful and thorough summary of the achievement of two generations of Spanish American novelists; it also introduces the reader to writers that she or he may have never read, and in more than a few instances, never heard of (I am speaking for myself, of course). In this respect, the book is an excellent guide for further reading in recent Spanish American fiction.” –Gustavo Pérez-Firmat, Romance Notes

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441140395
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 9/26/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Will H. Corral has taught at Stanford and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He is the author of recent books on the Latin American novel, Bolaño, and Vargas Llosa, and co-author of the seminal Theory's Empire.

Juan E. De Castro is an Associate Professor in Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, New York, USA, where he teaches courses in Latin American, Latino, Peninsular, and Inter-American literature. He has published articles in MLN, Latin American Research Review, and Aztlan, among other jourbanals. He is the author of three books, the most recent of which is Mario Vargas Llosa: Public Intellectual in Neoliberal Latin America (2011).

Nicholas Birns is Associate Teaching Professor at Eugene Lang College, the New School for Liberal Arts, New York, USA, where he concentrates in general humanities, fiction in English from 1700 as well as literary theory. His books include Understanding Anthony Powell (2004), the co-edited Companion To Australian Fiction since 1900 (2007). The latter was named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2008. He is also the author of Theory After Theory (2010), Willa Cather: Critical Insights (2011) and Vargas Llosa and Latin American Politics, co-ed. Juan E. de Castro. He has published essays and reviews in The New York Times Book Review, the Australian Literary Review, the Australian Book Review, Arizona Quarterly, and Exemplaria; Studies in Romanticism, Symbiosis, College Literature, and European Romantic Review.

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Table of Contents

General Introduction

I. MEXICO: Introduction
Mario Bellatin (Mexico, 1960)
Álvaro Enrigue (Mexico, 1969)
Ana García Bergua (Mexico, 1960)
Guadalupe Nettel (Mexico, 1973)
Ignacio Padilla (Mexico, 1968)
Pedro Ángel Palou (Mexico, 1966)
Cristina Rivera Garza (Mexico, 1964)
Daniel Sada (Mexico, 1953–2011)
Enrique Serna (Mexico, 1959)
Eloy Urroz (Mexico, 1967)
Xavier Velasco (Mexico, 1964)
Juan Villoro (Mexico City, 1956)
Jorge Volpi (Mexico, 1968)
Heriberto Yépez (Mexico, 1974)

II. CENTRAL AMERICA: Introduction
Dorelia Barahona (Costa Rica, 1959)
Horacio Castellanos Moya (Honduras, 1957)
Carlos Cortés (Costa Rica, 1962)
Jacinta Escudos (El Salvador, 1961)
Rodrigo Rey Rosa (Guatemala, 1958)

III. HISPANOPHONE CARIBBEAN: Introduction
Juan Carlos Chirinos (Venezuela, 1967)
Pedro Juan Gutiérrez (Cuba, 1950)
Rita Indiana Hernández (Dominican Republic, 1977)
Luis López Nieves (Puerto Rico, 1950)
Juan Carlos Méndez Guédez (Venezuela, 1967)
Mayra Montero (Cuba, 1952)
Leonardo Padura Fuentes (Cuba, 1955)
Antonio José Ponte (Cuba, 1964)
Ena Lucía Portela (Cuba, 1972)
Mayra Santos Febres (Puerto Rico, 1966)
Karla Suárez (Cuba, 1969)
Zoé Valdés (1959)
Pedro Antonio Valdez (Dominican Republic, 1968)

IV. GREATER ANDEAN REGION: Introduction
Héctor Abad Faciolince (Colombia, 1958)
Jorge Eduardo Benavides (Peru, 1964)
Diego Cornejo Menacho (Ecuador, 1949)
Alonso Cueto Caballero (Peru, 1954)
Jorge Franco Ramos (Colombia, 1962)
Santiago Gamboa (Bogota, 1965)
Edmundo Paz Soldán (Bolivia, 1967)
Laura Restrepo (1950)
Santiago Roncagliolo (Peru, 1975)
Iván Thays (Lima, 1968)
Leonardo Valencia (Ecuador, 1969)
Juan Gabriel Vásquez (Colombia, 1973)

V. SOUTHERN CONE: Introduction
César Aira (Argentina, 1949)
Álvaro Bisama Mayné (Chile, 1975)
Roberto Bolano (Chile, 1953–2003)
Leopoldo Brizuela (Argentina, 1963)
Marcelo Cohen (Argentina, 1951)
Diamela Eltit (Chile, 1949)
Arturo Fontaine Talavera (Chile, 1952)
Carlos Franz (Chile, 1959)
Rodrigo Fresán (Argentina, 1963)
Alberto Fuguet (Chile, 1964)
Beatriz García Huidobro (Chile, 1959)
Sergio Gómez (Chile, 1962)
Pedro Lemebel (Chile, 1955)
Guillermo Martínez (Argentina, 1962)
Andrés Neuman (Argentina, 1977)
Pola Oloixarac (Argentina, 1977)
Alan Pauls (Argentina 1959)
Patricio Pron (Argentina, 1975)
Alejandro Zambra (Chile, 1975)

VI. UNITED STATES LATINO NOVELISTS: Introduction
Daniel Alarcón (Peru/USA, 1977)
Junot Díaz (Dominican Republic/USA, 1968)
Jaime Manrique (Colombia, 1949)
Judith Ortiz Cofer (Puerto Rico, 1952)
Ernesto Quinonez (Ecuador/USA, 1966)

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