Part 1 Primary Materials: Anthologies-- Latin America - General Anthologies-- General Anthologies in English Translation-- Regional Anthologies-- Argentina-- Bolivia-- Brazil-- Chile-- Colombia-- Costa Rica-- Cuba-- Dominican Republic-- Ecuador-- Guatemala-- Honduras-- Mexico-- Nicaragua-- Panama-- Paraguay-- Peru-- Puerto Rico-- El Salvador-- Uruguay-- Venezuela. Part 2 Secondary Materials: Criticism-- Index of Authors-- Index of Critics-- Index of Titles-- Index of Themes.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
The enormous body of short story anthologies from the 19 countries of Spanish America and Brazil testifies to their importance for writers, editors, readers, and especially, for schools and universities, teachers, and students. The study of anthologies and their contents can be particularly revealing for many of the questions looming large in critical discourse, particularly those on canon formation and the relations between literature and cultural institutions; but researching the corpus is difficult because it varies greatly in quality, distribution, and format. The present volume sets out to gather this mass of material and organize it for systematic study. The main section comprises annotated listings of 1302 short story anthologies: those with stories from all or most of the countries grouped together, including a section of English-language anthologies; those from countries of a region; and those from individual nations. For most entries a full listing of contents is provided along with brief commentary. A second section comprises annotated bibliographies of criticism of the short story, similarly arranged with materials for Latin America as a whole as well as regionally and nationally. The volume ends with four indices: of authors of the stories; of authors of essays, introductions, and other critical materials; of titles of the critical works; and of themes. Intended to be a useful tool for scholars working on Latin American narrative, this bibliography may also serve as a practical finding aid for individual writers and stories. (source: Nielsen Book Data)