Latin American Mystery Writers: An A-to-Z Guide (Google eBook)

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Darrell B. Lockhart
Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 225 pages
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Latin America has a rich literary tradition that is receiving growing amounts of attention. The body of Latin American mystery writing is especially vast and diverse. Because it is part of Latin American popular culture, it also reflects many of the social and cultural concerns of that region. This reference provides an overview of mystery fiction of Latin America. While many of the authors profiled have received critical attention, others have been relatively neglected. Included are alphabetically arranged entries on 54 writers, most of whom are from Argentina, Mexico, and Cuba. Every effort has been made to include balanced coverage of the few female mystery writers. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes a brief biography, a critical discussion of the writer's works, and primary and secondary bibliographies. The volume closes with a general bibliography of anthologies and criticism.
  

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Contents

The Hardboiled Detective Novel in Latin America
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LATIN AMERICAN MYSTERY WRITERS
1
Alvaro Abos b 1941
3
Isaac Aisemberg 19181997
5
Francisco José Amparan b 1957
8
Roberto Ampuero b 1953
10
Enrique Anderson Imbert 19102000
12
Roberto Arlt 19001942
14
Jorge Ibargüengoitia 19281983
111
Miriam Laurini b 1947
116
Vicente Leñero b 1933
118
Sauli Lostal dates unknown
121
Jorge Manzur b 1949
125
José Martinez de la Vega 19081954
133
Juan Martini b 1944
135
Leonardo Padura Fuentes b 1955
138

Velmiro Ayala Gauna 19051967
19
Vicente Battista b 1940
21
Maria Elvira Bermudez 19161988
24
Rafael Bernal 19151972
29
Adolfo Bioy Casares 19141999
31
Jorge Luis Borges 18991986
37
Maria Angelica Bosco b 1917
44
Martin Caparrós b 1957
48
Leonardo Castellani 18961980
51
Luiz Lopes Coelho 19111975
60
Hiber Conteris b 1933
62
Marco Denevi 19201998
65
Ramón Diaz Eterovic b 1956
68
Alberto Edwards 18731932
72
Enrique Fairlie Fuentes b 1915
75
C E Feiling 19611997
78
Jose Pablo Feinmann b 1943
82
Rubem Fonseca b 1925
85
Carlos Fuentes b 1928
88
Mempo Giardinelli b 1947
96
Antonio Helú 19001972
105
Juan Hernández Luna b 1962
109
Adolfo L Pérez Zelaschi b 1920
142
Manuel Peyrou 19021974
144
Ricardo Piglia b 1940
147
Monica Plöese b 1962
153
Syria Poletti 19211991
155
Rafael Ramirez Heredia b 1942
158
Bertha Recio Tenorio b circa 1950
163
Victor Ronquillo b 1959
165
Juan Sasturain b 1945
167
Enrique Serna b 1959
170
Sergio Sinay b 1947
172
Juan José de Soiza Reilly 18791959
173
Paco Ignacio Taibo II b 1949
179
Gabriel Trujillo Muñoz b 1958
186
Pablo Urbanyi b 1939
190
René Vergara 19211983
193
Raúl Waleis 18451911
197
Rodolfo Walsh 19271977
203
Bibliography of Literary Anthologies and Criticism
207
Index
213
About the Editor and Contributors
221
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DARRELL B. LOCKHART is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Nevada, Reno. He teaches courses in Latin American literature, popular culture, and film. His previous publications include Latin American Jewish Writers: A Dictionary (1997).

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