"The Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean Literature 1900-2003 draws together entries on all aspects of literature in these regions, including authors, critics, major works, magazines, genres and movements, from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day. With more than 1200 alphabetically arranged entries, written by a team of 190 international contributors, the Encyclopedia gives exceptionally wide-ranging coverage of writing in all of the Spanish American countries and Brazil, as well as the Dutch, French and English Caribbean." "Entries range from shorter, factual articles to longer essays, which offer an in-depth treatment of major figures, themes and movements and of national literatures. An introduction and chronology supply a main narrative and context, while systematic cross-referencing and indexing help to guide the reader through the information. The suggestions for further reading, which follow most entries and include English, Spanish and Portuguese works, are invaluable guides to further study and are complemented by a general bibliography which points to many other specialized works in the field." "The Encyclopedia will be an invaluable reference resource for students and readers of Latin American or Caribbean literature. It will also be of great interest to those following Spanish or Portuguese language courses.
Daniel Balderston is Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Iowa, USA. He earned his PhD from Princeton in 1981 with a dissertation on Borges and Stevenson. His works include three critical books and two reference works on Borges, a book and several edited books on sexuality studies, and studies of the Latin American short story. He has also translated books of fiction by Ricardo Piglia, Juan Carlos Onetti, Jose Bianco, Sylvia Molloy and Silvina Ocampo. Mike Gonzalez is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Glasgow, UK. He has written widely on issues in Latin American culture and politics, particularly on Cuba, Nicaragua and Chile, on which he has several books and artricles. A regular contributor to radio and television, he has more recently written articles and co-authored one volume on issues in teaching and learning. He has translated fiction, theatre and poetry for publication and performance.