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A History of Colombian Literature

A History of Colombian Literature (Hardback)

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In recent decades, the international recognition of Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has placed Colombian writing on the global literary map. A History of Colombian Literature explores the genealogy of Colombian poetry and prose from the colonial period to the present day. Beginning with a comprehensive introduction that charts the development of a national literary tradition, this History includes extensive essays that illuminate the cultural and political intricacies of Colombian literature. Organized thematically, these essays survey the multilayered verse and fiction of such diverse writers as Jose Eustacio Rivera, Tomas Carrasquilla, Alvaro Mutis, and Dario Jaramillo Agudelo. Written by a host of leading scholars, this History also devotes special attention to the lasting significance of colonialism and multiculturalism in Colombian literature. This book is of pivotal importance to the development of Colombian writing and will serve as an invaluable reference for specialists and students alike.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary reference worksEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsColonialism & imperialismHistory & PoliticsRegional & national historyHistory of the Americas Publisher: Cambridge University Press Publication Date: 13/06/2016 ISBN-13: 9781107081352  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Raymond L. Williams is Distinguished Professor of Spanish at the University of California, Riverside. His scholarly work has been recognized in Colombia with the Order of San Carlos. His books include The Twentieth-Century Spanish American Novel, The Modern Latin American Novel, and The Colombian Novel, 1844-1987.

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