Contemporary Latin American Literature (An Old and Rare Book)

Contemporary Latin American Literature (An Old and Rare Book)

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Book Specification

Item Code: UAK979
Author: Susnigdha Dey
Publisher: B.R. Publishing Corporation
Language: English
Edition: 1988
ISBN: 8170184819
Pages: 79
Other Details 9.00 X 6.00 inch
Weight 320 gm

Book Description

About The Book

Latin American literature burst into the contemporary scene with a characteristic verb and aplomb. It has established itself as-in all probability-the most remarkable liter ary phenomenon of our times expressed in a foreign idiom and available in translations in countries speaking diverse languages either side of the Atlantic and even beyond. It is in the fitness of things that in our country, which has a rich tradition of culture and which has many similarities with some Latin American regions, an attempt should be made to evaluate a few of the manifestations of that literature after a perusal of its contents in the original with an independent mind without being obsessed by western literacy taste and critical judgement.

Here an effort has been made to highlight some of the most salient literary contributions of the last one hundred years beginning from the important manifestation called "Modernism", which began in the closing years of the nineteenth century, upto and even further than the much publicised "boom".

About The Author

Prof. Susnigdha Dey, the first Indian to teach Spanish at an Indian university, initiated in the Hispanic studies through a scholarship from the Government of India in Spain. Later a Spanish Government Fellow ship made it possible for him to successfully complete his doctoral thesis at the University of Madrid.

Prof. Dey is the recipient of the "Command of the Order of Merit (Civil)" from the Government of Spain and has won special accolades from the Madrid-based Colegio Mayor Universitario de Africa for propagating Third World Studies and from the Institute of Hispanie Studies of Venezuela for his contribution to Latin American studies.

He is, at present, the Chairman of the Centre of Spanish Studies in the School of Languages at the Jawaharlal Nehru University where he teaches Spanish and Latin American literate. He is the Editor of Papa de la India, a Quarterly journel in Spanish language of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

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