This book introduces readers to the evolution of modern fiction in Spanish-speaking Latin America.
Presents Latin American fiction in its cultural and political contexts.
Introduces debates about how to read this literature.
Combines an overview of the evolution of modern Latin American fiction with detailed studies of key texts.
Discusses authors such as Mario Vargas Llosa, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jorge Luis Borges and Isabel Allende.
Covers nation-building narratives, `modernismo', the New Novel, the Boom, the Post-Boom, Magical Realism, Hispanic fiction in the USA, and more.