A History of Mexican Literature

A History of Mexican Literature

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Cambridge University Press
Edition: Reprint, 3/7/2019
EAN 9781107492608, ISBN10: 1107492602

Paperback, 460 pages, 23.5 x 15.2 x 3.2 cm
Language: English
Originally published in English

A History of Mexican Literature chronicles a story more than five hundred years in the making, looking at the development of literary culture in Mexico from its indigenous beginnings to the twenty-first century. Featuring a comprehensive introduction that charts the development of a complex canon, this History includes extensive essays that illuminate the cultural and political intricacies of Mexican literature. Organized thematically, these essays survey the multilayered verse and fiction of such diverse writers as Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Mariano Azuela, Xavier Villaurrutia, and Octavio Paz. Written by a host of leading scholars, this History also devotes special attention to the lasting significance of colonialism and multiculturalism in Mexican literature. This book is of pivotal importance to the development of Mexican writing and will serve as an invaluable reference for specialists and students alike.

1. The languages and literature of early print culture in the colonia Heather Allen
2. A chronicon of crónicas
the new Spanish prose narrative Santa Arias
3. Theatricality and public enactment of the Mexican colonial Patricia Ybarra
4. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
the tenth muse and the difficult freedom to be Catherine Boyle
5. Jesuit enlightenment
interventions in Christianity and intellectualism Ivonne del Valle
6. Women in the print culture of new Spain Mariselle Meléndez
7. The colonial literary scope
empire, letter, and power Anna More
8. New Spain's archival past and present materiality Anna M. Nogar
9. Early nineteenth-century nation-building prose Amy E. Wright
10. The emergence of the Mexican literary field (1833–69) Victor Barrera Enderle
11. The rise of cultural institutions Shelley Garrigan
12. Liberal literati Juan Pablo Dabove
13. The conservative paradigm José Ramón Ruisánchez Serra
14. Mexican modernismo Adela Pineda Franco
15. The Ateneo de la Juventud
the foundations of Mexican intellectual culture Pedro Ángel Palou
16. Regimes of the avant-garde
colonialists, stridentists, proletarians, surrealists, contemporáneos, and independent rupture (1920–50) Yanna Hadatty Mora
17. The institution of fiction
from Yáñez, Rulfo, and Fuentes to Pitol and Del Paso Ryan K. Long
18. Octavio Paz
literature, modernity, institutions Maarten Van Delden
19. Mexican poetry after the avant-garde Rogelio Guedea
20. Nonfictions
essays, criticism, and crónica Beth Jörgensen
21. Balancing acts
twentieth- and twenty-first-century Mexican theater Stuart A. Day
22. Women writers in the land of 'virile' literature Nuala Finnegan
23. The hidden histories of gender
LGBTQ writers and subjectivities in Mexico Michael K. Schuessler
24. Mexican literature in the neoliberal era Ignacio M. Sänchez Prado
25. The literatures of greater Mexico A. Gabriel Meléndez
26. Indigenous literatures of Mexico Kelly McDonough and Gustavo Zapoteco Sideño
27. Writing cinema
the communicating vessels of literature and film Niamh Thornton
28. Popular narratives
telenovelas, corridos, historietas, and other literary pursuits Robert McKee and Maricruz Castro Ricalde.