Vanguardism In Latin American Literature: An Annotated Bibliographic Guide by Merlin H. Forster

Vanguardism In Latin American Literature: An Annotated Bibliographic Guide

byMerlin H. Forster

Hardcover | May 1, 1990

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Throughout the twentieth century, authors from Latin American countries have contributed some of the freshest and most original works to world literature. Foremost among these contributions are the works of the Latin American vanguardists, to whom this bibliography serves as a research guide. Rather than listing everything ever written by and about the vanguardists, this volume narrows its focus to a fundamental 15 year period, 1920 through 1935, and selects, assesses, and annotates both primary and secondary materials from those years. Secondary materials published since 1935 are also included as part of the listings. The guide is organized in four major parts. An introductory essay is first, formulating a multi-national working synthesis of vanguardism in Latin America and providing a conceptual background for the bibliographic listings. This is followed by a general list that is an annotated gathering of critical and bibliographic materials that documents and supports the multi-national approach established in the introduction. It offers a detailed overview of the general material available on vanguardism. The largest of the sections is the national lists, which provide categorized information on vanguardist groups, major figures, individual works, and literary journals, organized in a geographic framework. Both the general and national lists divide sources into those of the 1920-1935 time period and those critical studies written since 1935. The entries in these sections follow standard bibliographic formats, with titles maintained in their original languages and annotations in English. The volume concludes with a detailed, cross-referenced index that utilizes the unique designatingnumbers assigned in the bibliographic listings. For courses in Latin American and twentieth century literature, this work will be an essential reference source, and both public and academic libraries will certainly find it to be a valuable addition to their collections.

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Title:Vanguardism In Latin American Literature: An Annotated Bibliographic GuideFormat:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:May 1, 1990Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313248613

ISBN - 13:9780313248610

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?Vanguardism in Latin American Literature: An Annotated Bibliographical Guide, is a selected, qualitative listing focused on the period 1920-35 and including both primary and secondary materials from those years as well as secondary materials since 1935. Foster's introductory essay "formulates a working synthesis of vanguardism in Latin America and in turn provides a conceptual background for the detailed bibliographic gathering that are the substance" of the volume. The 'General List' provides 'a sufficiently detailed overview of the general material available so that use of the more focused national listings will be enhanced.' The various listings in the 'National Lists' section present 'categorized information on vanguardist groups, major figures, individual works, and literary journals in the countries where there was significant activity.' A crosslisting index completes the volume.?-World Literature Today