Panoramas Literarios Am�rica Hispana

ISBN-10: 0618527818

ISBN-13: 9780618527816

Edition: 2nd 2008

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Description: Panoramas literarios: Ameacute;rica hispana,2/e, contains engaging readings by key representative authors from Latin America. Readings reflect a broad chronological range (pre-Columbian times to the present), with a strong emphasis placed on modern and contemporary literature, and include writings by Hispanics in the United States. The selections represent all literary genres and important trends of each historical period. Significant works by women authors are featured, which encourages students to explore issues of gender, race, and social class.Panoramas literarios: Ameacute;rica hispanais designed to help students appreciate, analyze, and evaluate literature by recognizing the importance of literary analysis as well as historical-cultural context. Students develop their reading and analytical skills through a variety of pre-reading strategies and activities and engaging discussion questions that accompany each selection. New!More Latin American selections feature essays by Joseacute; Carlos Mariaacute;tegui, Octavio Paz, Gustavo Peacute;rez-Firmat, and Elena Poniatowska that expose students to the more subjective and personal perspective of each essayist as well as the common shared historical, political, economic, and social problems and issues of Latin America. New!Historical, cultural and literary events timeline summarizes, in chart form, the most important information contained in theSinopsis histoacute;rico-literaria,helping students prepare for quizzes and exams. New!Subheadings for Sinopsis sections enable students to organize the content in significant informational units, while aiding them in developing their long-term learning and retention skills. Discussion and analysis themes provide numerous and varied topics for class discussions, oral presentations, written essays, or literary analysis and interpretation. Intertextual themes relating to more than one work of literature in the text foster critical-thinking skills through analysis of themes, voice, characterization, and other literary techniques or devices. Historic-literary sinopsis section provides students with the necessary background information for their study of literature by including a general overview of important literary currents and the historical context for the period covered in that section. Pre-reading strategies and activities offer information on the featured work, highlight major themes, discuss the author's writing techniques and style, and focus students' attention on important concepts or motifs.

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List price: $177.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 11/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134

Teresa M?ndez-Faith was born in Asuncion, Paraguay. She received her PhD at the University of Michigan in 1979. She currently resides in New England. An essayist, literary critic and college professor, she teaches Hispanic-American literature at Saint Anselm College, New Hampshire. She has authored several books including Paraguay: Novela y Exilio (1985) and Nuevos contextos: Doce cuentistas contempor?neos de Hispanoam?rica (2002), and is co-author of four Spanish textbooks. Teresa M?ndez-Faith has been awarded several academic distinctions, including two postgraduate scholarships from the National for Endowment the Humanities, the AAUP "Teacher of the Year" prize at her college (1990) and, also that same year, the "Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award".

Introduction: Reading and Interpreting Literature Seccioacute;n
De la pre-Conquista a la Colonia Sinopsis histoacute;rico-literaria Popol Vuh(fragmentos) Hernaacute;n Corteacute;s ""Carta al Rey Carlos I de Espantilde;a"" Bartolomeacute
de Las Casas Historia general de las Indias(fragmentos) Bernal Diacute;az del Castillo ""Dontilde;a Marina"" Temas intertextuales Seccioacute;n
De la Colonia a la Independencia Sinopsis histoacute;rico-literaria Romances ""El rescate de Atahualpa"
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