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Published: 26 January 2012

152 Pages | 10 b/w halftones


ISBN: 9780199754915

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Modern Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria

Very Short Introductions

  • A concise, argument-driven overview of modern Latin American literature
  • Contends that Latin American literature emerged as a continent-wide phenomenon during moments of political crisis and transition, such as independence and the Spanish-American War
  • Discusses the links of Latin American literature to European and American literature
  • Analyzes the work of major writers of international reach, like Jorge Luis Borges and Gabriel García Márquez