Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature

1st Edition

Edited by Verity Smith

Routledge

950 pages

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A comprehensive, encyclopedic guide to the authors, works, and topics crucial to the literature of Central and South America and the Caribbean, the Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature includes over 400 entries written by experts in the field of Latin American studies. Most entries are of 1500 words but the encyclopedia also includes survey articles of up to 10,000 words on the literature of individual countries, of the colonial period, and of ethnic minorities, including the Hispanic communities in the United States. Besides presenting and illuminating the traditional canon, the encyclopedia also stresses the contribution made by women authors and by contemporary writers. Outstanding Reference Source Outstanding Reference Book

Reviews

"Highly recommended for all university libraries' shelves and modern language departments, as well as for general reference in other types of library." -- British Bulletin of Publications

"Recommended for college, university, and public libraries whose readers are interested in comparative literature or Latin American literature and culture." -- Choice

"Highly recommended as an important addition to all Latin American research collections and those public libraries seeking a valuable source in the field." -- Reference & User Service Quarterly

"A pleasure to read, supremely well informed, and of practical value in teaching and study, this book is essential for all libraries concerned with literature or Latin American studies." -- Reference Reviews

"Highly recommended for all libraries." -- American Reference Books Annual

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General