- Paperback: 168 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (November 4, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0199755027
- ISBN-13: 978-0199755028
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 0.5 x 4.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #907,777 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Colonial Latin American Literature: A Very Short Introduction 1st Edition
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"A brilliant and engaging overview of colonial Latin American literature, replete with new insights and visions. Its brevity, clarity, and wit should make it the starting point for any study of the period and of the polemics of possession." -Frederick A. de Armas, Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago
"Rolena Adorno has written the book that should have been written decades ago. Her unequaled scholarship, her power of synthesis, and her precise prose make this an introduction to colonial Latin American literature that will become indispensable to all students in the field." -Verónica Cortínez, professor of colonial studies, University of California, Los Angeles; author, Memoria original de Bernal Díaz del Castillo
About the Author
Rolena Adorno is the Reuben Post Halleck Professor of Spanish and Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Yale University. Her books include The Polemics of Possession in Spanish American Narrative, winner of the Katherine Singer Kovacs Prize from the Modern Language Association; Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca: His Account, His Life, and the Expedition of Pánfilo de Narváez, recipient of awards from the American Historical Association, the Western Historical Association, and the New England Council on Latin American Studies; and Guaman Poma: Writing and Resistance in Colonial Peru. She is a member of the presidentially appointed National Council on the Humanities and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Top Customer Reviews
The reason I didn't give this a 5-star is because of two major gaps I see in the coverage:
1) It includes works written in Spanish, some Latin and occasional French work, but it has no mention of any Portuguese-language works.
2) In terms of real "literature" works discussed, it jumped from the Latin American Baroque towards the period of late 18th / early 19th century around the cusp of independence movements - thus something like a 100-year gap exists in the account.
Given it is a short pocket-book, I am ok with omissions as long as the general gist as to why they are dropped from the account are mentioned. Unfortunately, this book just leave these glaring gaps without any acknowledgement.