Latin American Fiction: A Short Introduction / Edition 1

Latin American Fiction: A Short Introduction / Edition 1

by Phillip Swanson
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Latin American Fiction: A Short Introduction / Edition 1

This book introduces readers to the evolution of modern fiction in Spanish-speaking Latin America.

  • Presents Latin American fiction in its cultural and political contexts.
  • Introduces debates about how to read this literature.
  • Combines an overview of the evolution of modern Latin American fiction with detailed studies of key texts.
  • Discusses authors such as Mario Vargas Llosa, Gabriel García Márquez, Jorge Luis Borges and Isabel Allende.
  • Covers nation-building narratives, ‘modernismo’, the New Novel, the Boom, the Post-Boom, Magical Realism, Hispanic fiction in the USA, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781405108652
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/20/2004
Series: Wiley Blackwell Introductions to Literature Series
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.32(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

1. Beginnings: Narrative and the Challenge of New Nations.

2. National Narratives: Regional and Continental Identity.

3. The Rise of the New Narrative.

4. The Boom.

5. After the Boom.

6. Hispanic American Fiction of the United States.

7. Culture Wars: Ways of Reading Latin American Fiction.


Further Reading.


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