The historic Dictionary of Latin American Literature and Theater presents clients with an obtainable single-volume reference software protecting Portuguese-speaking Brazil and the sixteen Spanish-speaking nations of continental Latin the United States (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela). Entries for authors, starting from the early colonial interval to the current, supply succinct biographical info and an account of the author's literary construction, with specific recognition to their such a lot favourite works and the place they belong in literary historical past. The advent offers a evaluation of Latin American literature and theater as an entire whereas separate dictionary entries for every kingdom provide perception into the heritage of nationwide literatures. Entries for literary phrases, pursuits, and genres serve to counterpoint those commentaries, and an intensive bibliography issues the best way for additional examining. the great view and certain details bought from these kinds of components will make this ebook of use to the general-interest reader, Latin American experiences scholars, and the educational professional.
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GAVIDIA, FRANCISCO; HERRERA, DARÍO; JAIMES FREYRE, RICARDO; LASTARRIA, JOSÉ VICTORINO; MIRÓ, RICARDO; NÚÑEZ, RAFAEL; RAMA, ÁNGEL; RODÓ, JOSÉ ENRIQUE; TORRESRIOSECO, ARTURO; VILARIÑO, inspiration. DEFILIPPIS NOVOA, FRANCISCO (Argentina, 1891–1930). Dramatist. the 1st of his performs to be staged in Buenos Aires was once El diputado por mi pueblo (1918; The consultant for My Town). in the course of the Twenties, he used to be an incredible presence within the Argentinean capital and sometimes had multiple play working in numerous theaters even as. He represented the darkish truth of city lifestyles in grotescos criollos and sainetes comparable to Puerto Madero (1924; Port Madero), approximately anarchism and a dock strike in Buenos Aires, and María los angeles tonta (1927; loopy Mary), during which the Virgin Mary is represented as a madwoman in a urban of criminals, pimps, prostitutes, and beggars. Defilippis felt the effect of Henrik Ibsen (1828–1906), August Strindberg (1849–1912), and Eugene O’Neil 10_479_04_Dictionary2. indd one hundred fifty five 11/4/10 7:30 AM 156 • DELGADO, RAFAEL (1888–1953) in his later writing. He additionally translated the paintings of Luigi Pirandello (1867–1936) and different dramatists. DELGADO, RAFAEL (Mexico, 1853–1914). Novelist. even if he wrote a number of performs within the early a part of his literary occupation, he's remembered such a lot for numerous novels that comply with the norms of realism. l. a. calandria (1891; The Lark) is the drama of a lady stuck among her affections for 2 various males, one a good, ethical individual, the opposite a rogue. Angelina (1895; Angelina) is a story a couple of younger guy who makes an attempt, and fails, to regain a rural idyll after dwelling within the urban. Los parientes ricos (1902; wealthy kinfolk) is a satire on wealth instructed throughout the tale of the bad part of a relations that seeks safeguard from prosperous kinfolk. Delgado additionally wrote the fast novel Historia vulgar (1904; A Vulgar Tale), and in Cuentos y notas (1902; tales and Notes) left a set of sketches within the demeanour of costumbrismo. DENEVI, MARCO (Argentina, 1922–1998). Novelist and brief tale author. He entered the literary international with a prize-winning first novel, Rosaura a las diez (1955; Rosa at Ten O’Clock), a secret novel a couple of girl murdered in a seedy Buenos Aires inn. The novella-length Ceremonia secreta (1960; mystery rite) is additionally a narrative of crime and violence, as is a later novel, Los asesinos de los días de fiestas (1972; the vacation Murderers). Denevi’s novels are marked via huge technical virtuosity related to a number of issues of view and narrative voices, fragmented chronologies, and embedded narratives. He was once both profitable along with his brief tales and microtales, which convey his creativity and playfulness. the 1st choice of those was once Falsificaciones (1966; Falsifications), a chain of apocryphal types of literary works and historic occasions. It used to be via El emperador de China y otros cuentos (1970; The Emperor of China and different tales) and Parque de diversiones (1970; enjoyment Park). Later collections, Hierba del cielo (1973; Herb of Heaven) and Reunión de desaparecidos (1977; a meeting of the Disappeared), are extra critical and characterize a coming to phrases with life’s disappointments and the city setting of Buenos Aires.