Colonial Latin American Literature

ISBN-10: 0199755027

ISBN-13: 9780199755028

Edition: 2011

Authors: Rolena Adorno

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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 andflourished 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 satiricalpoetry, and anticipated Latin American Independence. The works of Spanish, creole, and Amerindian authors highlighted here, including Bartolome de las Casas, Felipe Guaman Poma, Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, and Andres 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.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/24/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

List of illustrations
Introduction
First encounters, first doubts
Oviedo and Las Casas
The polemics of possession
The conquest of Mexico
A North American sojourn
Epic accomplishments
Urban Baroque
Baroque plenitude
On to independence
References
Further reading
Index
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