Latin American Writers on Gay and Lesbian Themes: A Bio-critical Sourcebook

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David William Foster, Emmanuel Sampath Nelson
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 495 pages
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Gay and lesbian themes in Latin American literature have been largely ignored. This reference fills this gap by providing more than a hundred alphabetically arranged entries for Latin American authors who have treated gay or lesbian material in their works. Each entry explores the significance of gay and lesbian themes in a particular author's writings and closes with a bibliography of primary and secondary sources.

The figures included have a professed gay identity, or have written on gay or lesbian themes in either a positive or negative way, or have authored works in which a gay sensibility can be identified. The volume pays particular attention to the difficulty of ascribing North American critical perspectives to Latin American authors, and studies these authors within the larger context of Latin American culture. The book includes entries for men and women, and for authors from Latin American countries as well as Latino writers from the United States. The entries are written by roughly 60 expert contributors from Latin America, the U.S., and Europe.


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DAVID WILLIAM FOSTER is Regent's Professor of Spanish at Arizona State University, where he is Director of Spanish Graduate Studies. He has published extensively on Hispanic literature, with an emphasis on narrative and theater in Argentina and on Latin American popular culture. His previous Greenwood Press books are Peruvian Literature: A Bibliography of Secondary Sources (1981) and Puerto Rican Literature: A Bibliography of Secondary Sources (1981). More recently, he has authored Gay and Lesbian Themes in Latin American Literature (1991) and Essays in Latin American Cultural Diversity (1993).

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