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Literatures of Latin America, 1st edition

  • Willis Barnstone

Published by Pearson (July 15th 2002) - Copyright © 2003

1st edition

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Overview

This text, a derivative of LITERATURES OF ASIA, AFRICA, AND LATIN AMERICA, gathers together a broad selection of representative, authoritative writing—spanning antiquity to the present. It combines extensive introductions, headnotes, and bibliographies with excellent literary translations of the best contemporary and classic writers.

This is an anthology that students will want to take home with them and to read long after the course is completed.

Table of contents

NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE OF PRE-COLUMBIAN AND LATER PERIODS.

Introduction.

Quechua Language.

Apu Inca Atawallpman (poem) (Peru) (16th century). The Huarochiri Manuscript (prose narration) (Peru) (1608). Zithuwa Hymns (Peru) (1575?). Afu Ollantay (song) (Peru) (1700). Folk Songs and Poems (Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador) (16th-20th centuries). Folk Tales (Peru) (20th century).
Carib Languages.

Watunna: An Orinoco Creation Cycle (oral creation myth) (Venezuela) (1950).
Maya Language.

Chilam Balam Book of Chumayel (religious narration) (Mexico) (1780). Ritual of the Bacabs (shaman cure) (Mesoamerica) (1650). X-Kolom-Che (song) (Mexico) (18th century).
Quiché-Maya Language.

from Popol Vuh (religious narration) (Guatemala, Mexico) (1558).
Nahuatl Language.

Tlatelolco Annals (chronicles) (Mexico) (1528). The Aztec Priests Speech (poem) (Mexico) (1524). Twenty Sacred Hymns (Mexico) (1554). Legend of the Suns (epic poem) (Mexico) (1558). Cuauhtitlan Annals (chronicles) (Mexico) (1570). Florentine Codex (poetry and prose) (Mexico) (1579). Cantares Mexicanos (songs) (Mexico) (16th century). Yancuic Tlahtolli: The New World (poems) (Mexico) (1990).

DISCOVERY, CONQUEST, AND THE COLONIES.

Christopher Columbus (ship's log) (Italy/Spain/Española) (1451?-1506). Bartolomé de Las Casas (history) (Spain/Mexico) (1474-1566). Bernal Diaz del Castillo (chronicle) (Spain/Mexico) (1496-1560). The Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (history) (Peru/Spain) (1539-1616). Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (poems and letter) (Mexico) (1651-1691).

NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES.

Domingo Faustino Sarmiento (biography) (Argentina) (1811-1888). Ricardo Palma (tales) (Peru) (1833- 1919). José Hernández (epic verse) (Argentina) (1834-1886). Machado de Assis (novels) (Brazil) (1839-1908). José Martí (poems) (Cuba) (1853-1895). Rubén Darío (poems) (Nicaragua) (1867-1916). Ramón López Velarde (poems) (Mexico) (1880-1921). Ricardo Güiraldes (novel) (Argentina) (1886-1927). Manuel Bandeira (poems) (Brazil) (1886-1968). Gabriela Mistral (poems) (Chile) (1889-1957). Cesar Vallejo (poems) (Peru) (1892-1938). Alfonsina Storni (poems) (Argentina) (1892-1938). Vicente Huidobro (poems) (Chile) (1893-1948). Miguel Angel Asturias (story) (Guatemala) (1899-1974). Jorge Luis Borges (parables, stories, poems) (Argentina) (1899-1986). Cecília Meireles (poems) (Brazil) (1901-1964). Carlos Drumond de Andrade (poems) (Brazil) (1902-1987). Alejo Carpentier (stories) (Cuba) (1904-1980). João Guimaráes Rosa (story) (Brazil) (1908-1967). Juan Carlos Onetti (story) (Uruguay) (1909-1994). Jorge Amado (novel) (Brazil) (1912-2001). Léon Damas (poems) (French Guiana) (1912-1978). Vincius De Morães (poem) (Brazil) (1913-1980). Aimé Césaire (poems) (Martinique) (1913-). Julia De Burgos (poems) (Puerto Rico) (1914-1953). Julio Cortázar (stories) (Argentina) (1914-1984). Octavio Paz (poems) (Mexico) (1914-1998). Nicanor Parra (poems) (Chile) (1914-). Juan Rulfo (story) (Mexico) (1918-1986). Juan José Arreola (fable) (Mexico) (1918-2001). João Cabral de Melo Neto (poems) (Brazil) (1920-1999). Derek Walcott (epic poem) (San Lucia/United States) (1930-). Clarice Lispector (story) (Brazil) (1925-1977). José Donoso (novel) (Chile) (1924-). Jaime Sabines (poems) (Mexico) (1926-1999). Ernesto Cardenal (poem) (Nicaragua) (1925-). Rosario Castellanos (poems, story) (Mexico) (1925-1974). René Dépestre (poem) (Haiti) (1926-). Carlos Fuentes (story) (Mexico) (1928-). Gabriel García Márquez (novel, stories) (Colombia) (1928-). Guillermo Cabrera Infante (novel) (Cuba) (1929-). V. S. Naipaul (novel) (Trinidad) (1932-). Luisa Valenzuela (story) (Argentina) (1938-). Jose Emilio Pacheco (poems) (Mexico) (1939-). Gustavo Sainz (novel) (Mexico) (1940-). Isabel Allende (stories) (Chile) (1942-). Reinaldo Arenas (novel) (Cuba) (1943-1990). Jamaica Kincaid (stories) (Antigua/United States) (1949-). Laura Esquivel (novel) (Mexico) (1950-). Giannina Braschi (prose poems) (Puerto Rico) (1953-).

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