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This is a guide to important print and electronic reference sources in the field of Spanish and Portuguese literatures. The emphasis is on material available in the University of Maryland Libraries' collections, but some Internet sources are also included
Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in politics, letters and the arts.
The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Latin American and Caribbean Literature, 1900-2003 draws together entries on all aspects of literature including authors, critics, major works, magazines, genres, schools and movements in these regions from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day. With more than 200 entries written by a team of international contributors, this Encyclopedia successfully covers the popular to the esoteric.
This encyclopedia covers world authors from many periods and genres, building a broad understanding of the various contexts - from the biographical to the literary to the historical - in which literature can be viewed. It identifies the significant literary devices and global themes that define a writer's style and place the author in a larger literary tradition as chronicled and evaluated by critics over time.
Cambridge Histories Online offers online accessibility to full text titles for any type of historical research or study of a subject that has a historical element. Includes all the latest editions of the print series with automatic updates.
Essays defining literary terms and explaining literary theories, periods, movements. Biographical information about writers, literary theorists and cultural critics. Literature, philosophy, literary and cultural theory and criticism. From Plato and Aristotle to the present.
Extremely useful reference source providing coverage off major topics in linguistics and second language acquisition, written by the worlds is leading scholars. The Libraries have purchased only the Foundation Collection. Click on the unlocked availability option on the left hand side to access the available essays.
Extremely useful reference source providing coverage of major topics in literary studies written by the worlds leading scholars. The Libraries have purchased only those entries published in 2013-2015. Click on the unlocked availability option on the left hand side to access the available essays.
Explores the cultural, political, and historical events that have shaped the Latin American and Caribbean novel since the end of World War II. This book covers novels written in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, and Haitian Creole, and traces the profound influence of modernization, revolution, and democratization on the writing of this era
The Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean Literature 1900-2003 draws together entries on all aspects of literature in these regions, including authors, critics, major works, magazines, genres and movements, from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day
A comprehensive, encyclopedic guide to the authors, works, and topics crucial to the literature of Central and South America and the Caribbean, the Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature includes over 400 entries written by experts in the field of Latin American studies.
An introduction by the editor is followed by entries on 118 authors that provide both biographical information and a critical summary of works. Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico-home to the largest Jewish communities in Latin America-are the countries with the greatest representation, but there are essays on writers from Venezuela, Chile, Uruguay, Peru, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Cuba.
Presents the lives and critical works of over 170 women writers in Latin America between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries. Features thematic entries as well as biographies of female writers whose works were originally published in Spanish or Portuguese, and who have had an impact on literary, political, and social studies