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Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction Author: Rolena Adorno
Title: Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction
ISBN: 0199755027
ISBN13: 978-0199755028
Other Formats: lrf mobi docx lit
Pages: 168 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (November 4, 2011)
Language: English
Category: Other
Size PDF version: 1345 kb
Size EPUB version: 1683 kb
Subcategory: Humanities




A vivid account of the literary culture of the Spanish-speaking Americas from the time of Columbus to Latin American Independence, this Very Short Introduction explores the origins of Latin American literature in Spanish and tells the story of how Spanish literary language developed and flourished in the New World. A leading scholar of colonial Latin American literature, Rolena Adorno examines the writings that debated the justice of the Spanish conquests, described the novelties of New World nature, expressed the creativity of Hispanic baroque culture in epic, lyric, and satirical poetry, and anticipated Latin American Independence. The works of Spanish, creole, and Amerindian authors highlighted here, including Bartolomé de las Casas, Felipe Guaman Poma, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and Andrés Bello, have been chosen for the merits of their writings, their participation in the larger literary and cultural debates of their times, and their resonance among readers today.About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.