9780199754915

Modern Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

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    9780199754915

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  • Edition: Original
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-01-24
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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In the 1960s, Latin American literature became known worldwide as never before. Writers such as Jorge Luis Borges, Gabriel García Márquez, Carlos Fuentes, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz, and Mario Vargas Llosa all became part of the general culture of educated readers of English, French, German, and Italian. But few know about the literary tradition from which these writers emerged. This Very Short Introductionremedies this situation, providing an overview of modern Latin American literature from the late eighteenth century to the present. Roberto González Echevarría covers a wide range of topics, discussing the birth of Modernismo, the first Latin American literary movement; how the end of World War I and the Mexican Revolution produced the avant-garde; and how the Cuban Revolution sparked a movement in the novel that came to be known as the Boom. Within this narrative, the author covers many of the major writers of Latin American literature, from Andrés Bello and José María de Heredia through Borges and García Márquez to Fernando Vallejo and Roberto Bolaño.

Author Biography


Roberto González Echevarría is the Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literature at Yale University and the author of many books on Spanish, Latin American, and comparative literature. He was awarded the 2010 National Humanities Medal by the President of the United States.

Table of Contents

List of illustrationsp. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Poetry from Romanticism to Modernismo: Bello to Dariop. 9
Nineteenth-century prose: the revelation of Latin Americap. 31
Poetry from Modernismo to Modernismp. 50
Latin American fiction in the twentieth century: Regionalism to Modernismp. 83
Latin American literature todayp. 115
Further readingp. 123
Indexp. 127
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