Latin American Fiction: A Short Introduction

Latin American Fiction: A Short Introduction

Author(s): Philip Swanson

Published Online: 25 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9781405108652

Online ISBN: 9780470776292

DOI: 10.1002/9780470776292

About this Book

This book introduces readers to the evolution of modern fiction in Spanish-speaking Latin America.

  • Presents Latin American fiction in its cultural and political contexts.
  • Introduces debates about how to read this literature.
  • Combines an overview of the evolution of modern Latin American fiction with detailed studies of key texts.
  • Discusses authors such as Mario Vargas Llosa, Gabriel García Márquez, Jorge Luis Borges and Isabel Allende.
  • Covers nation-building narratives, 'modernismo', the New Novel, the Boom, the Post-Boom, Magical Realism, Hispanic fiction in the USA, and more.

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