Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature

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Taylor & Francis, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 926 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
  

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An honorary research fellow at the Univeristy of London, Smith has collected short essays on authors, books, and themes related to the literature of Latin America and the Caribbean. The essays range ... Read full review

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