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The Cambridge Companion to Latin American Poetry


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Rodrigo Cacho Casal, Cecila Enjuto-Rangel, Adam Joseph Shellhorse, Stephen M. Hart, Ben Bollig, Karen Pena, Adam Feinstein, Charles A. Perrone, Jason Wilson, Sara Castro-Klarén, Brad Epps, Alison Krögel, Martha Ojeda, Michael Dowdy, Thea Pitman, Valentino Gianuzzi
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  • Date Published: May 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107197695

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  • The Cambridge Companion to Latin American Poetry provides historical context on the evolution of the Latin American poetic tradition from the sixteenth century to the present day. It is organized into three parts. Part I provides a comprehensive, chronological survey of Latin American poetry and includes separate chapters on Colonial poetry, Romanticism/modernism, the avant-garde, conversational poetry, and contemporary poetry. Part II contains six succinct essays on the major figures Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Gabriela Mistral, César Vallejo, Pablo Neruda, Carlos Drummond de Andrade, and Octavio Paz. Part III analyses specific and distinctive trends within the poetic canon, including women's, LGBT, Quechua, Afro-Hispanic, Latino/a and New Media poetry. This Companion also contains a guide to further reading as well as an essay on the best English translations of Latin American poetry. It will be a key resource for students and instructors of Latin American literature and poetry.

    • Proposes a comprehensive and up-to-date view of Latin American poetry, including evaluations of twenty-first-century Latin American poetry
    • Contains a special section on modern trends in Latin American poetry, such as LGBT, Latino/a and New Media poetry
    • This book has a broader coverage than other companions to Latin American poetry - several essays explore Brazilian as well as Spanish-American poetry
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    'Author/editor of numerous books on Latin American literature, Hart (University College, London) here turns his hand to the relatively neglected genre of poetry … This important study is rounded out by a chronology of poetic events, a valuable guide to further reading, a select bibliography, and copious chapter notes. Recommended.' Choice

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    • Date Published: May 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107197695
    • length: 338 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 157 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • contains: 7 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. History:
    1. Colonial poetry Rodrigo Cacho Casal
    2. From Romanticism to modernismo Cecila Enjuto-Rangel
    3. The Avant-garde: from Creacionismo to Ultraísmo, Brazilian Modernismo, Antropofagia, and Surrealism Adam Joseph Shellhorse
    4. Conversational poetry Stephen M. Hart
    5. Contemporary poetry Ben Bollig
    Part II. Six Key Figures:
    6. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Stephen M. Hart
    7. Gabriela Mistral Karen Pena
    8. César Vallejo Stephen M. Hart
    9. Pablo Neruda Adam Feinstein
    10. Carlos Drummond de Andrade Charles A. Perrone
    11. Octavio Paz Jason Wilson
    Part III. Diversity and Heterogeneity:
    12. Women's poetry Sara Castro-Klarén
    13. LGBT poetry Brad Epps and Stephen M. Hart
    14. Quechua/Kichwa Poetry Alison Krögel
    15. Afro-Hispanic poetry Martha Ojeda
    16. Latino/a poetry Michael Dowdy
    17. (New) media poetry Thea Pitman
    18. English translations Valentino Gianuzzi.

  • Editor

    Stephen M. Hart, University College London
    Stephen M. Hart is Professor of Latin American Film, Literature and Culture at University College London and founder-Director of the Centre of César Vallejo Studies. He has been awarded the Order of Merit for Distinguished Services by the Peruvian government for his research on the life and work of Vallejo, made a Miembro Correspondiente by the Academia Peruana de la Lengua and awarded the Order of Merit from the National University of Trujillo.


    Rodrigo Cacho Casal, Cecila Enjuto-Rangel, Adam Joseph Shellhorse, Stephen M. Hart, Ben Bollig, Karen Pena, Adam Feinstein, Charles A. Perrone, Jason Wilson, Sara Castro-Klarén, Brad Epps, Alison Krögel, Martha Ojeda, Michael Dowdy, Thea Pitman, Valentino Gianuzzi

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