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Contemporary Latin American Literature

Original Selections from the Literary Giants for Intermediate and Advanced Students

Published by McGraw-Hill .

About the Book

Contemporary Latin American Literature offers intermediate and advanced learners the excitement of reading works by many of the greatest contemporary authors in their original form. Conveniently collected in one volume, these works originate from across the Latin American world and span the last hundred years: from Mariano Azuela, the greatest author of the Mexican Revolution, to Isabel Allende and Rosario Ferré , writers currently at the zenith of their literary careers.

Most of the twenty authors included in this anthology are represented by more than one work; the fifty-five selections encompass short stories, poems, a play, and an essay. Extensive footnotes not only define difficult words but also explain those persons, places, things, events, and literary references that will make the readings more accessible and save the reader time spent looking up terms in dictionaries. Biographical notes introduce each author, and the Introduction provides the reader with sufficient background to understand the development of Latin American literature from its origins and to place the authors included in this anthology in the context of the literary movements of the twentieth century.

With its variety and its accessibility, this anthology is the ideal introduction to the extraordinary wealth of contemporary Latin American literature - reflected by the inclusion of four Nobel Laureates in this collection.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Latin American Literature: An Overview xiii
Mariano Azuela 2
De comó al fin lloró Juan Pablo 3
Horacio Quiroga 10
La gallina degollada 11
El hijo 18
El solitario 23
Gabriela Mistral 28
Los sonetos de la muerte 29
La maestra rural 32
Mis libros 34
Pan 37
Muro 40
César Vallejo 42
Los heraldos negros 43
La cena miserable 45
El pan nuestro 47
Los pasos lejanos 49
Los dados eternos 51
Masa 53
Jorge Luis Borges 55
Fundación mítica de Buenos Aires 56
Límites 58
Poema de los dones 60
La casa de Asterión 62
El milagro secreto 65
Miguel Angel Asturias 72
Leyenda del Cadejo 73
Leyenda de la Tatuana 78
Nicolás Guillén 84
Mulata 85
Bucate plata 86
Tu no sabe inglé 87
Sensemayá 88
Dos niños 90
Canción puertorriqueña 92
Alejo Carpentier 95
Viaje a la semilla 96
Pablo Neruda 109
Poema 20 110
Oda a la alcachofa 112
Cortés 115
La Standard Oil Co. 117
Pido silencio 120
José María Arguedas 123
Los ríos profundos: <<El Viejo>> 124
Juan Rulfo 143
Es que Somos muy pobres 144
Talpa 148
Julio Cortázar 156
Casa tomada 157
La noche boca arriba 162
Octavio Paz 170
Epitafio para un poeta 171
Dos cuerpos 172
Un día de tantos 173
Proema 175
El laberinto de la soledad: <<Máscaras mexicanas>> 177
Emilio Carballido 183
El solitario en octubre 184
Gabriel García Márquez 193
La siesta del martes 194
Un día de estos 200
Mario Vargas Llosa 204
Los jefes 205
Carlos Fuentes 222
Chac Mool 223
Las dos Elenas 232
Elena Poniatowska 242
Querido Diego, te abraza Quiela 243
Isabel Allende 256
Dos palabras 257
Clarisa 264
Rosario Ferré 274
La muñeca menor 275
Juan Bobo va a oír misa 281
Bibliography 285
Acknowledgments 289
Index of Authors and Works 291

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
xxiv, 289p
Dimensions
9 x 6 x 1 inches

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7626492M
Internet Archive
contemporarylati00glad
ISBN 10
0658015060
ISBN 13
9780658015069
Library Thing
231047
Goodreads
1090066

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