Anderson, Imbert Enrique.
Spanish American Literature
. Vol. II. Revised and updated by Elaine Malley. Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 1969.
This book’s contents deals with historical and literary criticisms. The author’s study is not just a presentation of names, titles and dates; it is, rather, a critical analytical appraisal of the verse, prose, and drama written in Spanish in the Americas from the time of the conquistadores (conquerors) to the present.
Brushwood, John S.
The Spanish American Novel: A Twentieth Century Survey Study
. University of Texas Press, Austin and London, 1975.
In this book the reader is introduced to several contemporary writers—including Carlos Fuentes, Gabrial Garcia Marquez, and Mario Vargas Llosa, who are described as high profile authors. SpanishAmerican contemporary fictional literature is presented by authors Miguel Angel Asturia, Jorge Luis Borges and others.
Zero Hour and Other Documentary Poems
. Selected and edited by Walsh, Donald D. Translated by Borgeson, Paul W.; Cohen, Jonathan, Jr.; PringMill, Robert, and Walsh, Donald D. New Directions Book. Published for Laughlin by New Direction Publishing Corporation.
Readable, a collection of short stories, highly recommended.
Tientos y Differencias.
Readable. This interesting novel touches base with the Hispanic dilemma. Highly recommended.
Latin American Poetry
. Edited and published by Fitts: A New Direction Book, Norwalk, Connecticut.
This book focuses on poetry and its writers. An excellent collection of poems.
Fogelquist, Donald F.
Juan Ramón Jimenez.
G.K. Hall & Company Publishers, copyrighted 1976.
A focus on the life, work and success of Juan Ramon Jimenez.
Gallacher, D. P.
Modern Latin American Literature
. Oxford University Press, London, Oxford, New York, 1973.
In this book the author puts great emphasis on the work of various writers—beginning in the 19th century era and working his way into the 20th century era. Gallacher describes and contrasts the work of one writer with the work of another without being too critical.
Gallan, Richard J.
Miguel Angel Asturia
. TWAYNE Publishers, Inc., New York.
Readable. This book focuses on the life, work and success of Miguel Angel Asturia. Highly recommended.
Harss, Luis and Dohman, Barbara.
Into the Mainstream
. Harper & Row, Publishers, New York, Evanston and London.
This book offers analysis and overviews about the life, work and successes of the Latin American writers. Some of the writers mentioned are: Ruben Dario, (Poetry 1820-1925), Cesar Vallejo, (Peru 18921938), and many others.
, Vol. 1. Arca Editorial S.R.L. Publisher, Uraguay.
A contemporary novel, this book focuses on three basic themes: (1) Por los Tiempos De Clemente Colling (Through Clemente Colling Times); (2) Otras Publicaciones Tempronas, and (3) Ineditos Anteriores A 1944. Readable. Recommended.
Martin, Rutgers Eleanor.
. The State University-Twayne Publishers: A Division of G.K. Hall & Company, Boston.
This book offers a complete insight into Rene Marques’ autobiography. The author places great emphasis on Marques’ childhood and adolescent life.
Voices of Change in the Spanish American Theater
. University of Texas Press: Austin and London.
In this book the author focuses on the studies of theater plays—based on the sociopolitical arena of the growning Latin American regions. An excellent book for classroom lesson planning use.
Soto, Pedro Juan.
Ardiente SueloFria Estacion (novel)
. Fiction—Veracruzana University, Xalapa, Mexico, 1961.
This novel is about a Puerto Rican generation without identity—teenagers raised in New York in a neglected environment who, because of their Puerto Rican ancestry are called “Spike.” They return to their beautiful island of Puerto Rico only to face the same—a hideous atmosphere of rejection because of their foreign upbringing. In this case, the Puerto Ricans treated them as Americans (Americanos).
Stone, Blackwell Alice.
Some American Poets: With an
duction and Notes by Goldberg, Issac, Ph.D
This book focuses on a series of poets and their work in both English and Spanish. Highly recommended for bilingual teachers and their bilingual students.
Torres, Rioseco Arturo.
The EPIC of Latin American Literature
. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1961.
This book deals with different segments of literature and a number of Hispanic authors. It addresses the political issues between the United States and its Latin neighbors. Excellent book.