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Latin American writers. Supplement I
Solé, Carlos A.
Publication Information:
New York : Scribner's Sons, [2002]

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xxiii, 623 pages ; 29 cm
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PQ7081.A1 L37 1989 SUPPL. Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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The "Scribner Writers Series has set the standard for literary reference for more than 25 years. In addition to addressing the lives and careers of important writers, the articles discuss the themes and a styles of major works and place them in pertinent historical, social and political concerns for today's readers. Novelists, playwrights, essayists, poets, short story writers, and more recently, genre writers in science fiction and mystery, are all expertly discussed in the more than 17 sets comprising this series. To see listings of writers for any volume in this section, go to the "Scribner Writers Series section online at The 36 essays include eight sorely-needed revisions and 28 on writers who have come to the fore since the publication of the base set in 1989. Coverage includes Isabel Allende, Guillermo Cabrero Infante, Ernesto Cardenal and more.

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Booklist Review

The first supplement to the three-volume Latin American Writers published in 1989 adds 28 new writers, including Isabel Allende, Rosario Ferre, and Augusto Monterroso. Essays on eight authors, among them Carlos Fuentes and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, have been revised.

Library Journal Review

This supplement to the three-volume Latin American Writers features 28 new essays (whose subjects include Isabel Allende, Rosario Ferr, Alvaro Mutis, and Elena Poniatowska) and eight revised essays (on Carlos Fuentes, Octavio Paz, and Gabriel Garc!a M rquez, among others). All the subjects are 20th-century writers from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries who have received significant critical attention. The essays, which average 15 pages in length, provide a brief biography and a discussion of the author's works, contextualizing both within their sociohistorical and literary frameworks. Each essay concludes with a substantial bibliography, including primary works, their English translations, and secondary works in English and Spanish or Portuguese. The contributions are well written and well informed, providing a synopsis of both positive and negative contemporary criticism and offering personal details of the authors' lives. The supplement ends with a cumulative index for all volumes and a selected list of international literary prizes awarded to Latin American authors. While comparable to the Dictionary of Literary Biography's Modern Latin-American Fiction Writers, this volume has a broader scope and includes writers not covered by that work. This is another fine literary reference from the Gale Group suitable for high school and college students as well as general readers. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries. Anna Youssefi, Rice Univ. Lib., Houston (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Veronica CortinezNelson H. VieiraGilberto Mendonca TelesCesar A. SalgadoKlaus Muller-BerghCesar FerreiraRichard ZenithNivia MontenegroAlfred Mac AdamAlan West-DuranJ. Enrique OjedaVittoria BorsoCedomil GoicMercedes Lopez-BaraltLanin A. GyurkoMichael Palencia-RothAdriana Mendez RodenasSaul YurkievichPablo RoccaGilberto Mendonca TelesNicolas ShumwayJorge RuffinelliMichael Palencia-RothMelanie NicholsonEnrico Mario SantiDaniel BalderstonVera Regina TeixeiraSara Poot-HerreraJorge RuffinelliDavid S. GeorgeJacobo SefamiMarco Antonio CamposEvelia RomanoRandolph D. PopeSara Castro-KlarenHugo J. Verani
Introductionp. xi
Isabel Allendep. 1
Jorge Amadop. 15
Oswald De Andradep. 31
Reinaldo Arenasp. 55
Mariano Brullp. 73
Alfredo Bryce Echeniquep. 89
Joao Cabral De Melo Netop. 103
Lydia Cabrerap. 119
Guillermo Cabrera Infantep. 133
Ernesto Cardenalp. 149
Jorge Carrera Andradep. 167
Fernando Del Pasop. 187
Jose Donosop. 201
Rosario Ferrep. 217
Carlos Fuentesp. 233
Gabriel Garcia Marquezp. 249
Elena Garrop. 269
Alberto Girrip. 289
Felisberto Hernandezp. 303
Ledo Ivop. 317
Tomas Eloy Martinezp. 333
Augusto Monterrosop. 345
Alvaro Mutisp. 363
Olga Orozcop. 381
Octavio Pazp. 395
Ricardo Pigliap. 403
Nelida Pinonp. 415
Elena Poniatowskap. 433
Jose Revueltasp. 463
Nelson Rodriguesp. 479
Gonzalo Rojasp. 493
Jaime Sabinesp. 509
Juan Jose Saerp. 517
Antonio Skarmetap. 529
Mario Vargas Llosap. 545
Ida Vitalep. 567
Cumulative Indexp. 583
List of Subjects by Countryp. 617
A Selection of International Literary Prizesp. 618
List of Contributorsp. 622