Vanguardism In Latin American Literature

Vanguardism In Latin American Literature


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Vanguardism In Latin American Literature by Merlin H. Forster

Throughout the twentieth century, authors from Latin American countries have contributed some of the freshest and most original works to world literature. Foremost among these contributions are the works of the Latin American vanguardists, to whom this bibliography serves as a research guide. Rather than listing everything ever written by and about the vanguardists, this volume narrows its focus to a fundamental 15 year period, 1920 through 1935, and selects, assesses, and annotates both primary and secondary materials from those years. Secondary materials published since 1935 are also included as part of the listings.

The guide is organized in four major parts. An introductory essay is first, formulating a multi-national working synthesis of vanguardism in Latin America and providing a conceptual background for the bibliographic listings. This is followed by a general list that is an annotated gathering of critical and bibliographic materials that documents and supports the multi-national approach established in the introduction. It offers a detailed overview of the general material available on vanguardism. The largest of the sections is the national lists, which provide categorized information on vanguardist groups, major figures, individual works, and literary journals, organized in a geographic framework. Both the general and national lists divide sources into those of the 1920-1935 time period and those critical studies written since 1935. The entries in these sections follow standard bibliographic formats, with titles maintained in their original languages and annotations in English. The volume concludes with a detailed, cross-referenced index that utilizes the unique designating numbers assigned in the bibliographic listings. For courses in Latin American and twentieth century literature, this work will be an essential reference source, and both public and academic libraries will certainly find it to be a valuable addition to their collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313248610
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/23/1990
Series: Bibliographies and Indexes in World Literature Series , #27
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

MERLIN H. FORSTER is Distinguished Professor of Latin American Literature at Brigham Young University. He is the author or editor of numerous books, has contributed chapters to many books, and has published many articles as well.

K. DAVID JACKSON is Associate Professor, Department of Spanish and Portugese at the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of several books, has edited journals and other publications, and he has contributed chapters to numerous books and published many articles.

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Guide

Toward a Synthesis of Latin American Vanguardism

General List

National Lists








Puerto Rico



Other Central American and Caribbean Countries: Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Panama, El Salvador

Other South American Countries: Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay


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