Novels from Spanish and Portuguese-speaking Latin America are read in translation all over the world. This Companion offers a broad overview of the novel's history and analyzes in depth several representative works by, for example, Gabriel García Márquez, Machado de Assis, Isabel Allende and Mario Vargas Llosa. Indispensable to students of Latin American studies, of comparative literature and of the development of the novel as genre, the book features a comprehensive bibliography and chronology and concludes with an essay about the success of Latin American novels in translation.
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Efraín Kristal is Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Los Angeles.Review:
'No corner of the continent remains untouched in the Cambridge Companion...This much needed book also illuminates the literary contribution to the Spanish-speaking nations of the western hemisphere and Portuguese-speaking Brazil, while offering a broad overview of the novel's history and a sense of its heterogeneity." -- Times Literary Supplement
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