The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel: Bolano and After

The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel: Bolano and After

By: Will H. Corral (editor), Nicholas Birns (editor), Juan E. De Castro (editor)Paperback

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The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel provides an accessible introduction to an important World literature. While many of the authors covered-Aira, Bolano, Castellanos Moya, Vasquez-are gaining an increasing readership in English and are frequently taught, there is sparse criticism in English beyond book reviews. This book provides the guidance necessary for a more sophisticated and contextualized understanding of these authors and their works. Underestimated or unfamiliar Spanish American novels and novelists are introduced through conceptually rigorous essays. Sections on each writer include: *the author's reception in their native country, Spanish America, and Spain *biographical history *a critical examination of their work, including key themes and conceptual concerns *translation history *scholarly reception The Contemporary Spanish-American Novel offers an authoritative guide to a rich and varied novelistic tradition. It covers all demographic areas, including United States Latino authors, in exploring the diversity of this literature and its major themes, such as exile, migration, and gender representation.

About Author

Will H. Corral has taught at Stanford and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He is the author of recent books on the Latin American novel, Bolano, and Vargas Llosa, and co-author of the seminal Theory's Empire. Juan E. De Castro is an Associate Professor in Literary Studies at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts, New York, USA, where he teaches courses in Latin American, Latino, Peninsular, and Inter-American literature. He has published articles in MLN, Latin American Research Review, and Aztlan, among other journals. He is the author of three books, the most recent of which is Mario Vargas Llosa: Public Intellectual in Neoliberal Latin America (2011). Nicholas Birns is Associate Teaching Professor at Eugene Lang College, the New School for Liberal Arts, New York, USA, where he concentrates in general humanities, fiction in English from 1700 as well as literary theory. His books include Understanding Anthony Powell (2004), the co-edited Companion To Australian Fiction since 1900 (2007). The latter was named a CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2008. He is also the author of Theory After Theory (2010), Willa Cather: Critical Insights (2011) and Vargas Llosa and Latin American Politics, co-ed. Juan E. de Castro. He has published essays and reviews in The New York Times Book Review, the Australian Literary Review, the Australian Book Review, Arizona Quarterly, and Exemplaria; Studies in Romanticism, Symbiosis, College Literature, and European Romantic Review.

Contents

GENERAL INTRODUCTION I. MEXICO: Introduction Mario Bellatin, Francisco J. Lopez Alfonso, Universitat de Valencia, Spain Carmen Boullosa, Emily Hind, University of Wyoming, USA Alvaro Enrigue, Christopher Dominguez Michael, Colegio de Mexico, Mexico Ana Garcia Bergua, Anadeli Bencomo, University of Houston, USA Guadalupe Nettel, Valerie Hecht, University of California, Davis, USA Ignacio Padilla, Ignacio M. Sanchez Prado, Washington University in Saint Louis, USA Pedro Angel Palou, Ignacio M. Sanchez Prado, Washington University in Saint Louis, USA Cristina Rivera Garza, Oswaldo Estrada, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA Daniel Sada, Oswaldo Zavala, CUNY Graduate Center and the College of Staten Island, CUNY, USA Enrique Serna, Vinodh Venkatesh, Virginia Tech, USA Eloy Urroz, Ignacio M. Sanchez Prado, Washington University in Saint Louis, USA Xavier Velasco,Vinodh Venkatesh, Virginia Tech, USA Juan Villoro, Jose Ramon Ruisanchez Serra, University of Houston, USA Jorge Volpi, Jose Ramon Ruisanchez Serra, University of Houston, USA Heriberto Yepez, Christopher Dominguez Michael, Colegio de Mexico, Mexico II. CENTRAL AMERICA: Introduction, Nicholas Birns, The New School, USA Dorelia Barahona, Maria del Carmen Perez Cuadra, Chile Horacio Castellanos Moya, Albrecht Buschmann, University of Rostock, Germany Carlos Cortes, Will H. Corral, USA Jacinta Escudos, Maria del Carmen Perez Cuadra, Chile Rodrigo Rey Rosa, Alexandra Ortiz Wallner, Freie Universitat Berling, Germany III. HISPANOPHONE CARIBBEAN: Introduction, Nicholas Birns, The New School, USA Juan Carlos Chirinos, Elda Stanco, Roanoke College, USA Pedro Juan Gutierrez, Jorge Ruffinelli, Stanford University, USA Rita Indiana Hernandez, Rita De Maeseneer, University of Antwerp, Belgium Luis Lopez Nieves, Angel Rivera, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA Juan Carlos Mendez Guedez, Elda Stanco, Roanoke College, USA Mayra Montero, Angel Rivera, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA Leonardo Padura, Stephen Wilkinson Antonio Jose Ponte, Anke Birkenmaier, Indiana University, Bloomington, USA Ena Lucia Portela, Mary G. Berg, Brandeis University, USA Mayra Santos Febres, John Waldron, University of Vermont, USA Karla Suarez, Mary G. Berg, Brandeis University, USA Zoe Valdes, Nanne Timmer, University of Leiden, Netherlands Pedro Antonio Valdez, Fernando Valerio-Holguin, Colorado State University, USA IV. GREATER ANDEAN REGION: Introduction, Will H. Corral, USA Hector Abad Faciolince, Catalina Quesada, University of Bern, Switzerland Jorge Eduardo Benavides, Alex Lima, Suffolk County Community College, USA Diego Cornejo Menacho, Antonio Villarruel, Harvard University, USA Alonso Cueto, Juan E. De Castro, The New School for Liberal Studies, USA Jorge Franco, Catalina Quesada, University of Bern, Switzerland Santiago Gamboa, Rory O'Bryen, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom Edmundo Paz Soldan, J. Andrew Brown, Washington University in St. Louis, USA Laura Restrepo, Kate Averis, Universite Paris X (Nanterre), France Santiago Roncagliolo, Juan E. De Castro, The New School for Liberal Studies, USA Ivan Thays, Edwin Chavez, Leonardo Valencia, Antonio Villarruel, Harvard University, USA Juan Gabriel Vasquez, Jasper Vervaeke, University of Antwerp, Belgium V. SOUTHERN CONE: Introduction, Will H. Corral, USA Cesar Aira, Will H. Corral, USA Alvaro Bisama, Roberto Bolano, Carlos Burgos, University of San Diego, USA Leopoldo Brizuela, Assen Kokalov, Purdue University North Central, USA Marcelo Cohen, Darrell B. Lockhart, University of Nevada, Reno, USA Diamela Eltit, Roberto Hozven, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, Chile Carlos Franz, Raul Rodriguez Freire Rodrigo Fresan, Eduardo Becerra Alberto Fuguet, Nicholas Birns, The New School, USA Beatriz Garcia Huidobro, Fernando Blanco, Wittenberg University, Germany Sergio Gomez, Fernando Blanco, Wittenberg University, Germany Pedro Lemebel, Jorge Ruffinelli, Stanford University, USA Guillermo Martinez, Matthew Losada, University of California, Berkeley, USA Andres Neuman, Jorge Ruffinelli, Stanford University, USA Alan Pauls, Miguel Rivera, Franklin & Marshall College, USA Patricio Pron, Pablo Brescia, University of South Florida, USA Alejandro Zambra, Raul Rodriguez Freire VI. UNITED STATES LATINO NOVELISTS: Introduction, Juan E. De Castro, The New School for Liberal Studies, USA Daniel Alarcon, Juan E. De Castro, The New School for Liberal Studies, USA Junot Diaz, Ignacio Lopez-Calvo, University of California, Merced, USA Jaime Manrique, David William Foster, Arizona State University, USA Judith Ortiz Cofer, Bridget Kevane, Montana State University, USA Ernesto Quinonez, June Dwyer, Manhattan College, USA Editors Contributors

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  • ISBN13: 9781441142597
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 400
  • ID: 9781441142597
  • weight: 707
  • ISBN10: 1441142592

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