A literary and commercial explosion in the 1960s gave Latin-American literature instant recognition worldwide as evidenced in the publication of novels such as Carlos Fuentes's La muerte de Artemio Cruz (The Death of Artemio Cruz), and Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Cien anos de soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude). These works, among others, reflect the local conditions of Latin-American countries, but also narrate themes which transcend the concerns of any one country and appeal to a broader audience. The Latin American authors contained in this volume hail from the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, Central and South America, and Portuguese-speaking Brazil. They have produced exciting, creative, innovative and imaginative works that propose theoretical issues which pertain to reading, writing, spoken language, translation, history and fiction.
30 entries include: Ciro Alegria, Miguel Angel Asturias, Mario Benedetti, Jorge Luis Borges, Rosario Castellanos, Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Elena Poniatowska, Juan Rulfo and Luisa Valenzuela.