The Cambridge Companion to the Latin American Novel by Efraín KristalThe Cambridge Companion to the Latin American Novel by Efraín Kristal

The Cambridge Companion to the Latin American Novel

EditorEfraín Kristal

Paperback | June 20, 2005

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Novels from Spanish and Portuguese-speaking Latin America are read in translation all over the world. This Companion offers a broad overview of the novel's history and analyzes in depth several representative works by, for example, Gabriel García Márquez, Machado de Assis, Isabel Allende and Mario Vargas Llosa. Indispensable to students of Latin American studies, of comparative literature and of the development of the novel as genre, the book features a comprehensive bibliography and chronology and concludes with an essay about the success of Latin American novels in translation.
Efraín Kristal is Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Title:The Cambridge Companion to the Latin American NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:360 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.79 inPublished:June 20, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521532191

ISBN - 13:9780521532198

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Table of Contents

Introduction Efraín Kristal; Part I. History: 1. The nineteenth-century Latin American novel Naomi Lindstrom; 2. The regional novel and beyond Brian Gollnick; 3. The boom of the Latin American novel John King; 4. The post-boom novel Philip Swanson; Part II. Heterogeneity: 5. The Brazilian novel Piers Armstrong; 6. The Caribbean novel William Luis; 7. The Andean novel Ismael Marquez; 8. The Central American novel Roy C. Boland Osegueda; Part III. Gender and Sexuality: 9. Gender studies Catherine Davies; 10. The lesbian and gay novel in Latin America Daniel Balderston and José Maristany; Part IV. Six Novels: 11. Dom Casmurro by Machado de Assis Marta Peixoto; 12. Pedro Páramo by Juan Rulfo Jason Wilson; 13. The Passion according to G. H. by Clarice Lispector Claire Williams; 14. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez Steven Boldy; 15. The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende Stephen Hart; 16. The War of the End of the World by Mario Vargas Llosa Michelle Clayton; Part V. Epilogue: 17. The Latin American novel in English translation Suzanne Jill Levine; Bibliography Kelly Austin and Ryan Kernan.

Editorial Reviews

'No corner of the continent remains untouched in the Cambridge Companion...This much needed book also illuminates the literary contribution to the Spanish-speaking nations of the western hemisphere and Portuguese-speaking Brazil, while offering a broad overview of the novel's history and a sense of its heterogeneity." -- Times Literary Supplement