Latino Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students (Hardcover)

Latino Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students By Christina Soto Van Der Plas (Editor), Lacie Rae Buckwalter Cunningham (Editor) Cover Image

Latino Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students (Hardcover)

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Offers a comprehensive overview of the most important authors, movements, genres, and historical turning points in Latino literature.

More than 60 million Latinos currently live in the United States. Yet contributions from writers who trace their heritage to the Caribbean, Central and South America, and Mexico have and continue to be overlooked by critics and general audiences alike. Latino Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students gathers the best from these authors and presents them to readers in an informed and accessible way. Intended to be a useful resource for students, this volume introduces the key figures and genres central to Latino literature. Entries are written by prominent and emerging scholars and are comprehensive in their coverage of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Different critical approaches inform and interpret the myriad complexities of Latino literary production over the last several hundred years. Finally, detailed historical and cultural accounts of Latino diasporas also enrich readers' understandings of the writings that have and continue to be influenced by changes in cultural geography, providing readers with the information they need to appreciate a body of work that will continue to flourish in and alongside Latino communities.

Christina Soto van der Plas is an adjunct lecturer at Santa Clara University, USA. Lacie Rae Buckwalter Cunningham is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the Defense Foreign Language Institute, USA.
Product Details ISBN: 9781440875915
ISBN-10: 144087591X
Publisher: Greenwood
Publication Date: March 24th, 2023
Pages: 328
Language: English