Colonial Latin American Literature
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Description: 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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Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/24/2011
Size: 4.25" wide x 6.75" long x 0.25" tall
|List of illustrations|
|First encounters, first doubts|
|Oviedo and Las Casas|
|The polemics of possession|
|The conquest of Mexico|
|A North American sojourn|
|On to independence|