Hispanic Literature of the United States: A Comprehensive Reference – Nicolás Kanellos

1923717-MHispanic literature in the United States is covered from the Spanish colonial period to the present. A detailed historical overview and a separate survey of Hispanic drama provide researchers and general readers with indispensable information and insight into Hispanic literature. An extensive chronology traces the development of Hispanic literature and culture in the United States from 1492 to 2002, providing the context within which such Hispanic writers such as Sandra Cisneros, Rodolfo Anaya, and Oscar Hijuelos have worked.

Topics include:

Overview of Hispanic Literature of the United States

Chronology of Hispanic Literature and Culture in the United States

Who’s Who of Hispanic Authors of the United States

Significant Trends, Movements, and Themes in Hispanic Literature of the United States

Publishing Trends

Overview of Hispanic Drama

100 Essential Hispanic Literary Works

Biographical entries describe the careers, importance, and major works of notable Hispanic novelists, poets, and playwrights writing in English or Spanish. A comprehensive, up-to-date bibliography lists primary sources. Essays detail the most important past and current trends in Hispanic literature, including bilingualism, Chicano literature, children’s literature, exile literature, folklore, immigrant literature, Nuyorican literature, poetry, and women and feminism in Hispanic literature. More than 100 exceptional illustrations of writers, plays in performance, and first editions of important works are included.

-from the back cover

Available at the Cervantes Institute Library in Chicago/ Disponible en la biblioteca del Instituto Cervantes de Chicago: http://absysnet.cervantes.es/abnetopac02/abnetcl.exe?ACC=DOSEARCH&xsqf99=@titn=113450

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