A Cultural History of Latin America

A Cultural History of Latin America : Literature, Music and the Visual Arts in the 19th and 20th Centuries

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The Cambridge History of Latin America is a large scale, collaborative, multi-volume history of Latin America during the five centuries from the first contacts between Europeans and the native peoples of the Americas in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries to the present. A Cultural History of Latin America brings together chapters from Volumes III, IV, and X of The Cambridge History on literature, music, and the visual arts in Latin America during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The essays explore: literature, music, and art from c. 1820 to 1870 and from 1870 to c. 1920; Latin American fiction from the regionalist novel between the Wars to the post-War New Novel, from the 'Boom' to the 'Post-Boom'; twentieth-century Latin American poetry; indigenous literatures and culture in the twentieth century; twentieth-century Latin American music; architecture and art in twentieth-century Latin America, and the history of cinema in Latin America. Each chapter is accompanied by a bibliographical essay.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 548 pages
  • 152 x 222 x 36mm | 861.82g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0521626269
  • 9780521626262
  • 1,963,892

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'The best collaborative history of the region currently available, or likely to be available for a long time to come.' The Times Literary Supplement 'A superb work of reference.' New York Review of Books 'A monument to scholarship ... a tremendous awe-inspiring achievement.' Journal of Latin American Studiesshow more

Table of contents

Preface; Part I: 1. Literature, music and the visual arts, c. 1820-1870; 2. Literature, music and the visual arts, c. 1870-1930; Part II: 3. Narrative since c. 1920; 4. Poetry, c. 1920-1950; 5. Poetry since 1950; 6. Indigenous literatures; 7. Music, c. 1920-c. 1980; 8. Architecture, c. 1920-c. 1980; 9. Art, c. 1920-c. 1980; 10. Cinema; Bibliographic essays.show more