The Latin American Literary Boom and U S Nationalism During the Cold War

How the dissemination of Latin American literature in the U.S. was caught between the desire to support the literary revolution of the Boom writers and the fear of revolutionary politics (John King).

The Latin American Literary Boom and U S  Nationalism During the Cold War

During the 1960s and 1970s, when writers such as Julio Cortazar, Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Mario Vargas Llosa entered the international literary mainstream, Cold War cultural politics played an active role in disseminating their work in the United States. Deborah Cohn documents how U.S. universities, book and journal publishers, philanthropic organizations, cultural centers, and authors coordinated their efforts to bring Latin American literature to a U.S. reading public during this period, when interest in the region was heightened by the Cuban Revolution. She also traces the connections between the endeavors of private organizations and official foreign policy goals. The high level of interest in Latin America paradoxically led the U.S. government to restrict these authors' physical presence in the United States through the McCarran-Walter Act's immigration blacklist, even as cultural organizations cultivated the exchange of ideas with writers and sought to market translations of their work for the U.S. market.

Writers at Work

The great cultural importance of Cuba in Latin America has been to serve as a
kind of bridge to transmit a type of literature which had existed in Latin America
for many years . In a sense , the boom in Latin American literature in the United ...

Writers at Work

A collection of interviews with some of the world's most distinguished authors features conversations with Bishop, Fuentes, Gardner, Gordimer, Malumud, Garcia Marquez, Goyen, Merrill, Spender, Vonnegut, West, and Williams

Gregory Rabassa s Latin American Literature

interest of international, and particularly North American, authors in the sixties to
various forms of writing coming from Latin ... Latin Americans~both intellectuals
and the mainstream public~to read works by Latin American authors who weren't
 ...

Gregory Rabassa s Latin American Literature

This book takes the case of Gregory Rabassa, translator into English of such canonical novels as Garc'a MOrquez's Cien a-os de soledad and CortOzar's Rayuela. In the chapters, the author historicizes the translator's practice by investigating Rabassa's ideas about translation and his own practice, the relationship between Rabassa and 'his' authors, and the circulation and reception of Rabassa's translations, especially of the works of the so-called Latin American Boom. By critically engaging Rabassa as a translating subject, this book affirms the translator's active role in shaping literary traditions and in producing texts and knowledge. Rabassa emerges as an active subject in the inter-American literary exchange, an agent bound to history and to the forces involved in the production of culture.

A Companion to Latin American Literature

(Martí, Prosas 98) Analysing the evolution of Latin American literature in its
Portuguese- as well as Spanish-language ... to Jorge Isaacs's Colombian
masterpiece, María, though each of these writers was working independently of
the other.

A Companion to Latin American Literature

The evolution of Latin American literature.

Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature

The Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature contains entries on writers, works
and topics relating to the literature of Latin America, including survey articles on
all the continent's individual countries. The selection of entries was made by the ...

Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature

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

The Columbia Guide to the Latin American Novel Since 1945

With this novel Díaz Sánchez established his credentials as a classic Latin
American protest novelist and social critic, ... In this first work the author employs
basic dichotomies between good and evil, as was the common practice in social
 ...

The Columbia Guide to the Latin American Novel Since 1945

In this expertly crafted, richly detailed guide, Raymond Leslie Williams explores the cultural, political, and historical events that have shaped the Latin American and Caribbean novel since the end of World War II. In addition to works originally composed in English, Williams covers novels written in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, and Haitian Creole, and traces the profound influence of modernization, revolution, and democratization on the writing of this era. Beginning in 1945, Williams introduces major trends by region, including the Caribbean and U.S. Latino novel, the Mexican and Central American novel, the Andean novel, the Southern Cone novel, and the novel of Brazil. He discusses the rise of the modernist novel in the 1940s, led by Jorge Luis Borges's reaffirmation of the right of invention, and covers the advent of the postmodern generation of the 1990s in Brazil, the Generation of the "Crack" in Mexico, and the McOndo generation in other parts of Latin America. An alphabetical guide offers biographies of authors, coverage of major topics, and brief introductions to individual novels. It also addresses such areas as women's writing, Afro-Latin American writing, and magic realism. The guide's final section includes an annotated bibliography of introductory studies on the Latin American and Caribbean novel, national literary traditions, and the work of individual authors. From early attempts to synthesize postcolonial concerns with modernist aesthetics to the current focus on urban violence and globalization, The Columbia Guide to the Latin American Novel Since 1945 presents a comprehensive, accessible portrait of a thoroughly diverse and complex branch of world literature.

Latin American Women Writers

Postmodernist critics such as Michael Collins, Ihab Hassan, and Linda Hutcheon,
discuss Latin American works as ... the work of Latin American authors,
especially that of the women in the second half of the twentieth century,
memorable.

Latin American Women Writers

This book describes how Latin-American women writers of all classes, from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present, ironize masculinist, classicist, and racist cliches in their narratives.

Latin American Mystery Writers

He likewise had to abandon his studies to work at an array of odd jobs, but he
never put aside his interest in writing. In 1922 ... He was a master at writing about
the urban experience and was among the first to do so in Latin American
literature.

Latin American Mystery Writers

Alphabetically arranged entries cover the lives and works of 54 Latin American mystery writers.

The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories

This collection brings together 53 stories that span the history of Latin American literature and represent the most dazzling achievements in the form.

The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories

This collection brings together 53 stories that span the history of Latin American literature and represent the most dazzling achievements in the form. It covers the entire history of Latin American short fiction, from the colonial period to present.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Marjorie Agosins anthology of Latin American women poets (1994) is entitled,
fittingly, These Are Not Sweet Girls, ... Novelists have enjoyed rather more
success internationally, but there are only a limited number of writers whose work
has ...

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

A Study of the Philosophy of International Law as Seen in Works of Latin American Writers

INTRODUCTION One of the most unfortunate facts about the relationship of the
United States with Latin America is that ... has been the major interest in this work
, i.e., whether writers rely more on naturalism or positivism as the philosophical ...

A Study of the Philosophy of International Law as Seen in Works of Latin American Writers

One of the most unfortunate facts about the relationship of the United States with Latin America is that only in recent years has there been any appreciable amount of intellectual interchange with reference to law. This, of course, is an example of the relative lack of cultural exchange between these peoples. Only in very recent years has the North American interest in Latin America been in any sense general and active. While there are a few recent volumes which discuss various aspects of Latin American law in a fashion calculated to interest the North American lawyer and academician, the Latin American contributions to and attitudes toward international law are virtually unknown in the United States except in very restricted quarters. For this reason it was thought that a survey such as the one presented here would contribute not only to a better under standing of Latin American juristic thought as pertaining to international law, but also to a better comprehension of legal theory in general, and of Latin American culture as a whole. The phase of the philosophy of international law which, with reference to the regional application here studied, has been the major interest in this work, i.e., whether writers rely more on naturalism or positivism as the philosophical foundation of the law of nations, is, like the matter of Latin American law itself, a subject which has been neglected by North American scholars.

A History of Literature in the Caribbean Hispanic and francophone regions

In politics and in literature Latin America finally seemed to have come of age. ...
José Donoso, himself a boom writer, has explained that before the boom there
was no true Latin-American literature because works were rarely distributed and
 ...

A History of Literature in the Caribbean  Hispanic and francophone regions

This history for the first time charts the literature of the entire Caribbean, the islands as well as continental littoral, as one cultural region. It breaks new ground in establishing a common grid for reading literatures that have been kept separate by their linguistic frontiers. Readers will have access to the best current scholarship on the evolution of popular and literate cultures in the various regions since their earliest emergence."The History of Literature in the Caribbean" brings together the most distinguished team of literary Caribbeanists ever assembled, cutting across ideological commitments and critical methods. Differences in point of view between individual contributors are left intact here as the sign of the colonial inheritance of the region. Introductions and conclusions to the various sections of the History written by the respective subeditors, set them in proper perspective. The unique synoptic aspect of the History lies in its comprehensiveness and its range, which are unequaled."Contributors" A. James Arnold, Julio Rodriguez-Luis, H. Lopez Morales, Maria Elena Rodriguez Castro, Silvio Torres Saillant, Seymour Menton, Ian I. Smart, Efrain Barradas, Raquel Chang-Rodriguez, Carlos Alonso, Ivan A. Schulman, W.L. Siemens, William Luis, Gustavo Pellon, Emilio Bejel, Sandra M. Cypess, Peter Earle, Adriana Mndez Rodenas, J. Michael Dash, Ulrich Fleischmann, Maximilien Laroche, Rgis Antoine, Lon-Franois Hoffmann, Randolph Hezekiah, Bridget Jones, F.I. Case, Marie-Denise Shelton, Beverly Ormerod, J. Michael Dash, Jack Corzani, Anthea Morrison, Juris Silenieks, Frantz Fanon, Vere Knight.

The Social Conscience of Latin American Writing

Writers are the principal protagonists of the story. With a Marxist emphasis on
laborandworking people, Fantomas situates writersamong society's workers.
Thestory begins with thestatement that thenarrator, awriter,has been working
hard all ...

The Social Conscience of Latin American Writing

Literature in Latin America has long been a vehicle for debates over the interpretation of social history, cultural identity, and artistic independence. Indeed, Latin American literature has gained international respect for its ability to present social criticism through works of imaginative creation. In this comprehensive, up-to-the-minute survey of research and opinion by leading Latin American cultural and literary critics, Naomi Lindstrom examines five concepts that are currently the focus of intense debate among Latin American writers and thinkers. Writing in simple, clear terms for both general and specialist readers of Latin American literature, she explores the concepts of autonomy and dependency, postmodernism, literary intellectuals and the mass media, testimonial literature, and gender issues, including gay and lesbian themes. Excerpts (in English) from relevant literary works illustrate each concept, while Lindstrom also traces its passage from the social sciences to literature.

William Faulkner in Context

Emron Esplin William Faulkner and his works play a vital role in Latin American
literary history. ... concise overview of Faulkner's significance for various Latin
American authors, particularly for the writers of the so-called Latin American
Boom; ...

William Faulkner in Context

William Faulkner in Context explores the environment that conditioned Faulkner's creative work and offers readers a framework in which to better understand this challenging writer.

Jewish Writers of Latin America

Inspite of the problematics surrounding the characterization of Jewish writing as a
subcategory ofLatin American literature, one cannot overlook the factthatasa
corpus of works, textswritten by Jewish authors work in conjunction to forge a
Latin ...

Jewish Writers of Latin America

First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Concise Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature

Other points that have heen taken into consideration are ll the incteasing
importance of writing by Hispanic nunorities in the ... The entry for each writer
consists of a signed critical overview of the writer's literary work written by an
expert in the ...

Concise Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean Literature 1900 2003

A writer whose life has informed much of his work as novelist and critic, Sa ́bato
was a pupil of Pedro Henrı ́quez Uren ̃a, a key figure in his life and in Argentine
culture in general. He received his doctorate in Physics at the University of La ...

Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean Literature  1900 2003

Entries cover authors, critics, major works, magazines, genres, and schools and movements of Latin American and Caribbean literature.

Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Latin American and Caribbean Literature 1900 2003

A writer whose life has informed much of his work as novelist and critic, Sábato
was a pupil of Pedro Henrıquez Uren ̃a, a key figure in his life and in Argentine
culture in general. He received his doctorate in Physics at the University of La
Plata ...

Encyclopedia of Twentieth Century Latin American and Caribbean Literature  1900   2003

The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Latin American and Caribbean Literature, 1900–2003 draws together entries on all aspects of literature including authors, critics, major works, magazines, genres, schools and movements in these regions from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day. With more than 200 entries written by a team of international contributors, this Encyclopedia successfully covers the popular to the esoteric. The Encyclopedia is an invaluable reference resource for those studying Latin American and/or Caribbean literature as well as being of huge interest to those folowing Spanish or Portuguese language courses.

In Translation

Communism in Latin America by supporting the translation of works by writers
who were often of avowedly Communist ... The fact is that as a result of the Boom,
not only was the cultural capital of Latin American literature immeasurably and ...

In Translation

The most comprehensive collection of perspectives on translation to date, this anthology features essays by some of the world's most skillful writers and translators, including Haruki Murakami, Alice Kaplan, Peter Cole, Eliot Weinberger, Forrest Gander, Clare Cavanagh, David Bellos, and José Manuel Prieto. Discussing the process and possibilities of their art, they cast translation as a fine balance between scholarly and creative expression. The volume provides students and professionals with much-needed guidance on technique and style, while affirming for all readers the cultural, political, and aesthetic relevance of translation. These essays focus on a diverse group of languages, including Japanese, Turkish, Arabic, and Hindi, as well as frequently encountered European languages, such as French, Spanish, Italian, German, Polish, and Russian. Contributors speak on craft, aesthetic choices, theoretical approaches, and the politics of global cultural exchange, touching on the concerns and challenges that currently affect translators working in an era of globalization. Responding to the growing popularity of translation programs, literature in translation, and the increasing need to cultivate versatile practitioners, this anthology serves as a definitive resource for those seeking a modern understanding of the craft.

Continental Latin American and Francophone Women Writers

This problem becomes particularly acute when works by older Spanish or Latin -
American women writers are presented to much younger college students , many
of whom are well - educated , liberated women . Female students find it hard to ...

Continental  Latin American and Francophone Women Writers

This is a collection of essays selected from papers given at conferences held at Wichita State University in 1986 and 1987. The literary works discussed were written in three languages, and originated in both Germanies, France, Canada, Spain, Guadeloupe, Senegal, Vald'Aoste, and Latin America from the early Renaissance to the 1980s. Both well-known writers and authors relatively unknown in the U.S. are presented.