Synopses & Reviews
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;
a critical examination of their work, including key themes and conceptual concerns;
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.
This is an English-language encyclopedia of contemporary literarynovelists who write in Spanish and live in the Western Hemisphere. The writers included are born between 1949 and the early 1970s, andhave published novels mostly after the mid-1990s. The other criteria for inclusion are: acclaimed in their native country, theSpanish-speaking Americas, and Spain, works are translated into English, works are widely used in university courses, and “evidentliterary authority.” The editors have included many women writers. The book is divided in sections: Mexico, Central America,Hispanophone Caribbean, Greater Andean Region, Southern Cone, and US Latino Novelists (Alarcon, Diaz, Manrique, Ortiz Cofer, and Quinonez).Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
A comprehensive introduction and guide to new Spanish American novels and novelists.
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
*a critical examination of their work, including key themes and conceptual concerns
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
Wilfrido (Will) H.Corral has taught at Stanford University, USA, and the University of Massachussets-Amherst, USA. A recipient of two Fulbrights, his past publications include Theory 's Empire (2005, with Daphne Patai), which has received 18 international reviews, Vargas Llosa. La batalla en la ideas (2012), Bolaño traducido: nueva literatura mundial (2011), Cartografía occidental de la novela hispanoamericana (2010), and El error del acierto (2006, second edition, 2013). He is the editor of the multi-volume Los novelistas como críticos (1991).
Nicholas Birns is Associate Teaching Professor at Eugene Lang College, the New School, 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.
Juan E. De Castro is an Associate Professor in Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Studies, 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.
Table of Contents
Andean (Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru):
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):
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:
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:
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:
Alarcón, Daniel (Peru, 1977)
Coffer, Judith Ortiz (Puerto Rico 1952).
Díaz, Junot (Dominican Republic, 1968)
Manrique, Jaime (Colombia, 1949)
Quiñónez, Ernesto (Ecuador, 1966).BibliographyIndex