This revised edition provides a registry of criticism on seventy-eight writers of Mexico in all genres and periods. Foster updates coverage on the fifty authors included in the original 1981 edition, but over half of the listings represent additional authors. Coverage includes monographs and critical articles in academic, intellectual, and literary-cultural journals in Mexico, Latin America, the United States, and Europe. In addition to the seventy-eight sections on writers, there are over twenty-five sections on general topics.
David William Foster, Regents' Professor of Spanish at Arizona State University and Director of Spanish Graduate Studies, oversees the publishing program of the Latin American Center at Arizona State. He has published extensively on Hispanic literary and linguistics topics, particularly with reference to Argentina, Mexico, and Brazil and has been engaged for the last twenty-five years in providing bibliographic coverage for Latin American literature.