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The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel: Bolano and After

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

The Contemporary Spanish American Novel provides an accessible introduction to an important World literature. While many of the authors covered -Aira, Bolaño, Castellanos Moya, Vásquez- are gaining an increasing readership in English and are frequently taught, there is sparse criticism in English beyond book reviews. This book provides the guidance necessary for a more sophisticated and contextualized understanding of these authors and their works. Underestimated or unfamiliar Spanish American novels and novelists are introduced through conceptually rigorous essays.

Sections on each writer include:

the author's reception in their native country, Spanish America, and Spain;
biographical history;
a critical examination of their work, including key themes and conceptual concerns;
translation history;
scholarly reception in university courses.

The Contemporary Spanish American Novel offers an authoritative guide to a rich and varied novelistic tradition. It covers all demographic areas, including United States Latino authors, in exploring the diversity of this literature and its major themes, such as exile, migration, and gender representation.

Synopsis:

A comprehensive introduction and guide to new Spanish American novels and novelists.

Synopsis:

The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel provides an accessible introduction to an important World literature. While many of the authors covered—Aira, Bolaño, Castellanos Moya, Vásquez—are gaining an increasing readership in English and are frequently taught, there is sparse criticism in English beyond book reviews. This book provides the guidance necessary for a more sophisticated and contextualized understanding of these authors and their works. Underestimated or unfamiliar Spanish American novels and novelists are introduced through conceptually rigorous essays.

Sections on each writer include:

*the author's reception in their native country, Spanish America, and Spain
*biographical history
*a critical examination of their work, including key themes and conceptual concerns
*translation history
*scholarly reception

The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel offers an authoritative guide to a rich and varied novelistic tradition. It covers all demographic areas, including United States Latino authors, in exploring the diversity of this literature and its major themes, such as exile, migration, and gender representation.

About the Author

Will H. Corral has taught at Stanford and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He is the author of recent books on the Latin American novel, Bolaño, and Vargas Llosa, and co-author of the seminal Theory's Empire.

Juan E. De Castro is an Associate Professor in Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, New York, USA, where he teaches courses in Latin American, Latino, Peninsular, and Inter-American literature. He has published articles in MLN, Latin American Research Review, and Aztlan, among other journals. He is the author of three books, the most recent of which is Mario Vargas Llosa: Public Intellectual in Neoliberal Latin America (2011).

Nicholas Birns is Associate Teaching Professor at Eugene Lang College, the New School for Liberal Arts, New York, USA, where he concentrates in general humanities, fiction in English from 1700 as well as literary theory. His books include Understanding Anthony Powell (2004), the co-edited Companion To Australian Fiction since 1900 (2007). The latter was named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2008. He is also the author of Theory After Theory (2010), Willa Cather: Critical Insights (2011) and Vargas Llosa and Latin American Politics, co-ed. Juan E. de Castro. He has published essays and reviews in The New York Times Book Review, the Australian Literary Review, the Australian Book Review, Arizona Quarterly, and Exemplaria; Studies in Romanticism, Symbiosis, College Literature, and European Romantic Review.

Table of Contents

General Introduction

Andean (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru):

Area Introduction Abad Faciolince, Héctor (Colombia, 1958) 

Bellatin, Mario (Peru/Mexico, 1960) 

Benavides, Jorge Eduardo (Peru, 1964)

Cornejo Menacho, Diego (Ecuador, 1949)

Cueto, Alonso (Peru, 1954)

Gamboa, Santiago (Colombia, 1965)

Paz Soldán, Edmundo (Bolivia, 1967)

Roncagliolo, Santiago (Peru, 1975)

Valencia, Leonardo (Ecuador, 1969)

Vásquez, Juan Gabriel (Colombia, 1973) Caribbean (including Venezuela):

Area Introduction Chirinos, Juan Carlos (Venezuela, 1967)

Gutiérrez, Juan (Cuba, 1957)

Indiana Hernández, Rita (Dom. Rep., 1977)

López Nieves, Luis (Puerto Rico, 1950)

Méndez Guédez, Juan Carlos (Venezuela, 1967)

Montero, Mayra (Cuba/Puerto Rico, 1952)

Padura, Leonardo (Cuba, 1955)

Ponte, Antonio José (Cuba, 1964)

Portela, Ena Lucía (Cuba, 1972)

Santos Febres, Mayra (Puerto Rico, 1966)

Suárez, Karla (Cuba, 1969)

Valdés, Zoé (Cuba, 1959)

Valdez, Pedro Antonio (Dom. Rep., 1968) Mexico and Central America:

Area Introduction Barahona, Dorelia (Costa Rica, 1959)

Boullosa, Carmen (Mexico,1954)

Castellanos Moya, Horacio (Honduras/El Salvador, 1957)

Chávez Castañeda, Ricardo (Mexico, 1961)

Escudos, Jacinta (El Salvador, 1961)

García Bergua, Ana (Mexico, 1960)

Gil, Eva (Mexico, 1968)

Halfon, Eduardo (Guatemala, 1971)

Herrasti, Vicente (Mexico, 1967)

Nettel, Guadalupe (Mexico, 1973)

Padilla, Ignacio (Mexico, 1968)

Palou, Pedro Ángel (Mexico, 1966)

Rey Rosa, Rodrigo (Guatemala, 1958)

Rivera Garza, Cristina (Mexico, 1964)

Sada, Daniel (Mexico1953-2011)

Serna, Enrique (Mexico, 1959)

Urroz, Eloy (Mexico, 1967)

Velasco, Xavier (Mexico, 1964)

Villoro, Juan (Mexico, 1956)

Volpi, Jorge (Mexico, 1968) Southern Cone:

Area Introduction Aira, César (Argentina, 1949)

Bisama, Álvaro (Chile,1975) 

Bolaño, Roberto (Chile, 1953-2003)

Brizuela, Leopoldo (Argentina 1963)

Coelho, Oliverio (Argentina 1977)

Cohen, Marcelo (Argentina, 1951)

Eltit, Damiela (Chile, 1949)

Franz, Carlos (Chile,1959)

Fresán, Rodrigo (Argentina, 1963)

Fuguet, Alberto (Chile, 1964)

García Huidobro, Beatriz (Chile, 1960)

Gómez, Sergio (Chile, 1962)

Lemebel, Pedro (Chile, 1952)

Martínez, Guillermo (Argentina 1962)

Neuman, Andrés (Argentina, 1977). 

Pauls, Alan (Argentina, 1959)

Pron, Patricio (Argentina 1975)

Roffé, Reina (Argentina, 1951)

Zambra, Alejandro (Chile, 1975) U.S Latino:

Area Introduction Alarcón, Daniel (Peru, 1977)

Coffer, Judith Ortiz (Puerto Rico 1952).

Díaz, Junot (Dominican Republic, 1968)

Manrique, Jaime (Colombia, 1949)

Quiñónez, Ernesto (Ecuador, 1966).BibliographyIndex

Product Details

ISBN:
9781441140395
Subtitle:
Bolano and After
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Author:
Corral, Will H.
Author:
Birns, Nicholas
Author:
Corral, Wilfrido H.
Author:
de Castro, Juan E.
Author:
Castro, Juan E. de
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
American - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130926
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb

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The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel provides an accessible introduction to an important World literature. While many of the authors covered—Aira, Bolaño, Castellanos Moya, Vásquez—are gaining an increasing readership in English and are frequently taught, there is sparse criticism in English beyond book reviews. This book provides the guidance necessary for a more sophisticated and contextualized understanding of these authors and their works. Underestimated or unfamiliar Spanish American novels and novelists are introduced through conceptually rigorous essays.

Sections on each writer include:

*the author's reception in their native country, Spanish America, and Spain
*biographical history
*a critical examination of their work, including key themes and conceptual concerns
*translation history
*scholarly reception

The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel offers an authoritative guide to a rich and varied novelistic tradition. It covers all demographic areas, including United States Latino authors, in exploring the diversity of this literature and its major themes, such as exile, migration, and gender representation.
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