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The Oxford book of Latin American essays

Author: Ilan Stavans
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
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"Seventy-seven essays - only 12 by women - include works written in Spanish and Portuguese between 1849 (Bello) and 1994 (Subcomandante Marcos). The broad definition of essay allows for inclusion of pieces such as Borges' 'Pierre Menard,' usually defined as fiction. Historical introduction by Stavans; bio-bibliographical notes for authors. Many pieces translated expressly for this volume. Consistently high level of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oxford book of Latin American essays.
New York : Oxford University Press, 1997
(OCoLC)605462993
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ilan Stavans
ISBN: 0195092341 9780195092349
OCLC Number: 36573739
Language Note: Translated from the Spanish.
Description: xii, 518 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Curious occurrences / Andrés Bello --
Niagara / Domingo Faustino Sarmiento --
Washington and Bolívar / Juan Montalvo --
At the tomb of Segundo Ruiz Belvis / Eugenio María de Hostos --
Our bedouins / Manuel González Prada --
The earthquake at Charleston / José Martí --
Theodore Roosevelt / Baldomero Sanín Cano --
The rubber men / Euclides da Cunha --
How a newspaper should be / José Enrique Rodó --
Tobacco and sugar / Fernando Ortiz --
Books I read sitting and books I read standing / José Vasconcelos --
Indian things / Pedro Henríquez Ureña --
My homeland / Gabriela Mistral --
Notes on the American mind / Alfonso Reyes --
Anthropophagite manifesto / Oswald de Andrade --
Women in the academy / Victoria Ocampo --
Jail: prison memoirs / Graciliano Ramos --
Of hypocrisy / Mário de Andrade --
Art, revolution, and decadence / José Carlos Mariátegui --
Thoreau / Ezequiel Martínez Estrada --
A visit to the Alphonsine Chapel / Concha Meléndez --
The use of thought / Samuel Ramos --
America's Quixotic character / Jorge Mañach Robato --
Lake Titicaca / Miguel Angel Asturias --
Pierre Menard, author of the Quixote / Jorge Luis Borges --
El Socorro Lake / Lydia Cabrera --
Slaves in newspaper ads / Gilberto Freyre --
Do they know us? Do we know them? Do we know each other? / Germán Arciniegas --
Josephine Baker in Cuba / Nicolás Guillén --
To be Argentine / Eduardo Mallea --
A macaw at the pole / Luis Cardoza y Aragón --
Prologue: the kingdom of the world / Alejo Carpentier --
The nobel address / Pablo Neruda --
The other America / Arturo Uslar Pietri --
Anna Karenina / José Bianco --
In defense of the essay / Enrique Anderson Imbert --
Hermit crabs / Eduardo Caballero Calderón --
The great arc of the novel / Ernesto Sábato --
Notes for memories I'll never write / Jorge Amado --
Summa critica of American culture / José Lezama Lima --
Concerning an American philosophy / Leopoldo Zea --
Books and friendship / Adolfo Bioy Casares --
To dress a shadow / Julio Cortázar --
Mexican churches / Octavio Paz --
Writing: a metaphor for exile / Augusto Roa Bastos --
Fecundity / Augusto Monterroso --
Horacio Quiroga in the mirror / Emir Rodríguez Monegal --
Interlude in the south Atlantic / Alvaro Mutis --
The writer's commitment / Claribel Alegría --
Ithaca: the impossible return / José Donoso --
Aberrant nostalgia / Sebastián Salazar Bondy --
Once again, Sor Juana / Rosario Castellanos --
Creating Brasilia / Clarice Lispector --
Literature and exile / Angel Rama --
How I started to write / Carlos Fuentes --
Uses and abuses of the umbrella / Gabriel García Márquez --
Solve this case for me / Jorge Ibarguengoitia --
Scenes of a world without Columbus / Guillermo Cabrera Infante --
Caliban: a question / Roberto Fernández Retamar --
Apocalypse and chaos / Antonio Benítez Rojo --
The perfect page / Alejandro Rossi --
My debt to Flaubert / Salvador Elizondo --
Cinema and the novel / Manuel Puig --
And here's to you, Jesusa / Elena Poniatowska --
Caribbeanness / Luis Rafael Sánchez --
Novels disguised as history / Mario Vargas Llosa --
Writing/transvestism / Severo Sarduy --
On destiny, language, and translation; or, Ophelia adrift in the C. & O. Canal / Rosario Ferré --
Guess your decade: a questionnaire / Carlos Monsiváis --
Little manifesto / Luisa Valenzuela --
Temptation of America / Eduardo Galeano --
The spirits were willing / Isabel Allende --
Adiós, General / Ariel Dorfman --
Melancholy at the Hotel Empress / Edgardo Rodríguez Juliá --
Letter of 30 June 1994 / Subcomandante Marcos --
I. Rigoberta Menchú / Rigoberta Menchú --
The verbal quest / Ilan Stavans.
Other Titles: Latin American essays
Responsibility: edited by Ilan Stavans.
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"Seventy-seven essays - only 12 by women - include works written in Spanish and Portuguese between 1849 (Bello) and 1994 (Subcomandante Marcos). The broad definition of essay allows for inclusion of pieces such as Borges' 'Pierre Menard,' usually defined as fiction. Historical introduction by Stavans; bio-bibliographical notes for authors. Many pieces translated expressly for this volume. Consistently high level of translation"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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