'The best collaborative history of the region currently available, or likely to be available for a long time to come.' The Times Literary Supplement
'A superb work of reference.' New York Review of Books
'A monument to scholarship ... a tremendous awe-inspiring achievement.' Journal of Latin American Studies
A Cultural History of Latin America brings together chapters from Volumes III, IV, and X of The Cambridge History of Latin America. The essays place Latin American literature, music and visual arts in historical context, from the early nineteenth century through the late twentieth century. Topics include narrative fiction and poetry; indigenous literatures and culture; the development of music, sculpture, painting, mural art, and architecture; and the history of Latin American film.Each chapter is accompanied by a bibliographical essay.