Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater

Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater

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The Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater provides users with an accessible single-volume reference tool covering Portuguese-speaking Brazil and the 16 Spanish-speaking countries of continental Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela). Entries for authors, ranging from the early colonial period to the present, give succinct biographical data and an account of the author's literary production, with particular attention to their most prominent works and where they belong in literary history. The introduction provides a review of Latin American literature and theater as a whole while separate dictionary entries for each country offer insight into the history of national literatures. Entries for literary terms, movements, and genres serve to complement these commentaries, and an extensive bibliography points the way for further reading. The comprehensive view and detailed information obtained from all these elements will make this book of use to the general-interest reader, Latin American studies students, and the academic specialist.About the Authors Richard Young (B.A., University of London; Ph.D., University of Alberta) is professor emeritus of Spanish and Latin American studies at the University of Alberta, Canada, where he taught for almost 40 years. He is the authoranbsp;...


Title:Historical Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater
Author: Richard Young, Odile Cisneros
Publisher:Scarecrow Press - 2010-12-18
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