Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Latin American and Caribbean Literature, 1900–2003

Edited by Daniel Balderston, Mike Gonzalez

© 2004 – Routledge

560 pages

Purchasing Options:
Paperback: 9780415306874
pub: 2004-02-12
Hardback: 9780415306867
pub: 2004-02-12

About the Book

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Latin American and Caribbean Literature, 1900–2003 draws together entries on all aspects of literature including authors, critics, major works, magazines, genres, schools and movements in these regions from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day. With more than 200 entries written by a team of international contributors, this Encyclopedia successfully covers the popular to the esoteric.

The Encyclopedia is an invaluable reference resource for those studying Latin American and/or Caribbean literature as well as being of huge interest to those folowing Spanish or Portuguese language courses.

Table of Contents

Sample Contents: Delmira Agustini. Best-Sellers. Norge Espinosa. Historical Novel. Modernism. Leonardo Padura. Poetry. Juan Rulfo. Juan Pablo Sutherland. Translation

About the Editors

Daniel Balderston is Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Iowa, USA. He earned his PhD from Princeton in 1981 with a dissertation on Borges and Stevenson. His works include three critical books and two reference works on Borges, a book and several edited books on sexuality studies, and studies of the Latin American short story. He has also translated books of fiction by Ricardo Piglia, Juan Carlos Onetti, Jose Bianco, Sylvia Molloy and Silvina Ocampo. Mike Gonzalez is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Glasgow, UK. He has written widely on issues in Latin American culture and politics, particularly on Cuba, Nicaragua and Chile, on which he has several books and artricles. A regular contributor to radio and television, he has more recently written articles and co-authored one volume on issues in teaching and learning. He has translated fiction, theatre and poetry for publication and performance.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Caribbean & Latin American
REFERENCE / Encyclopedias