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On Modern Latin American Fiction, Edited by John King

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This ground-breaking collection analyzes the evolution of modern Latin American fiction and provides critical assessments of its best-known writers. The book focuses mainly on developments since the late 1950s, the so-called boom period, emphasizing works available in translation. The contributors include leading critics, as well as some of the writers themselves. Most of the essays were written especially for this book.

On Modern Latin American Fiction discusses the work of writers from Cuba, Argentina, Mexico, Columbia, Peru, Chile, and Paraguay. There are interviews with Carlos Fuentes and Guillermo Cabrera Infante, as well as an overview of the work of Isabel Allende, Luisa Valenzuela, and other women writers. Roa Campos, who has lived outside his native Paraguay since 1947, describes the many forms of exile suffered by Latin American writers, while Manuel Puig tells of his dual commitment to film and fiction, beginning with his first visit to the local movie theater in the Argentine pampas.

Paperback, Trade

Condition: Like New

Publisher: Noonday, 1989

ISBN 13: 9780374521783