Higher Education

Panoramas literarios: América Hispana, 2nd Edition

  • Teresa Méndez-Faith Saint Anselm College
  • ISBN-10: 0618527818  |  ISBN-13: 9780618527816
  • 560 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1998
  • © 2008 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $132.75

About

Overview

Panoramas literarios: América hispana, 2/e, contains engaging readings by key representative authors from Latin America. Readings reflect a broad chronological range (pre-Columbian times to the present), with a strong emphasis placed on modern and contemporary literature, and include writings by Hispanics in the United States. The selections represent all literary genres and important trends of each historical period. Significant works by women authors are featured, which encourages students to explore issues of gender, race, and social class. Panoramas literarios: América hispana is designed to help students appreciate, analyze, and evaluate literature by recognizing the importance of literary analysis as well as historical-cultural context. Students develop their reading and analytical skills through a variety of pre-reading strategies and activities and engaging discussion questions that accompany each selection.

Features and Benefits

  • Discussion and analysis themes provide numerous and varied topics for class discussions, oral presentations, written essays, or literary analysis and interpretation.
  • Intertextual themes relating to more than one work of literature in the text foster critical-thinking skills through analysis of themes, voice, characterization, and other literary techniques or devices.
  • Historic-literary sinopsis section provides students with the necessary background information for their study of literature by including a general overview of important literary currents and the historical context for the period covered in that section.
  • Pre-reading strategies and activities offer information on the featured work, highlight major themes, discuss the author's writing techniques and style, and focus students' attention on important concepts or motifs.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Reading and Interpreting Literature
Sección I. De la pre-Conquista a la Colonia
Sinopsis histórico-literaria
Popol Vuh (fragmentos)
Hernán Cortés
"Carta al Rey Carlos I de España"
Bartolomé de Las Casas
Historia general de las Indias (fragmentos)
Bernal Díaz del Castillo
"Doña Marina"
Temas intertextuales
Sección II. De la Colonia a la Independencia
Sinopsis histórico-literaria
Romances
"El rescate de Atahualpa"
"Las señas del esposo"
Inca Garcilaso de la Vega
Comentarios reales: fragmento sobre "el correo inca"
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
"Hombres necios que acusáis"
"Respuesta a Sor Filotea de la Cruz"
José Joaquín Fernández de Lizardi
El Periquillo Sarniento Segunda parte, Capítulo IV
Andrés Bello
"El castellano en América"
Temas intertextuales
Sección III. De la Independencia al posmodernismo
Sinopsis histórico-literaria
Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda
"Una carta de amor"
"A él"
Ricardo Palma
"La camisa de Margarita"
José Martí
"Yo soy un hombre sincero" (Poema I)
"La niña de Guatemala" (Poema IX)
"Yo pienso, cuando me alegro" (Poema XXV)
"Cultivo una rosa blanca" (Poema XXXIX)
Rubén Darío
"El cisne"
"Canción de otoño en primavera"
"A Roosevelt"
Alfonsina Storni
"Hombre pequeñito"
"Peso ancestral"
"La que comprende"
Horacio Quiroga
"Tres cartas... y un pie"
"El hijo"
Temas intertextuales
Sección IV. Del posmodernismo al "boom"
Sinopsis histórico-literaria
Gabriela Mistral
"Yo no tengo soledad"
"Miedo"
"Doña Primavera"
Nicolás Guillén
"Balada de los dos abuelos"
"No sé por qué piensas tú"
José Carlos Mariátegui
"El problema del indio"
"El problema de la tierra"
César Vallejo
"El momento más grave de la vida"
"Piedra negra sobre una piedra blanca"
"Los dos soras"
Pablo Neruda
"No me lo pidan"
"Explico algunas cosas"
"Oda a la alcachofa"
Jorge Luis Borges
"Los dos reyes y los dos laberintos"
"El sur"
Martín Luis Guzmán
El águila y la serpiente:
episodio sobre "La fuga de Pancho Villa"
Juan Rulfo
"Nos han dado la tierra"
Osvaldo Dragún
Historia del hombre que se cinvirtió en perro
Temas intertextuales
Sección V. Del "boom" al "posboom"
Sinopsis histórico-literaria
Rosario Castellanos
"Autorretrato"
"Memorial de Tlatelolco"
Ramón Ferreira
"Papá, hazme un cuento"
Gabriel García Márquez
"La prodigiosa tarde de Baltazar"
Mario Benedetti
"Una carta de amor"
Elena Poniatowska
"Cine Prado"
Octavio Paz
"Dos cuerpos"
"Movimiento"
El laberinto de la soledad: selección sobre las "fiestas mexicanas"
Josefina Plá
"El nombre de María"
Julio Cortázar
"La noche boca arriba"
Carlos Fuentes
"Las dos Elenas"
Elena Garro
La señora en su balcón
Temas intertextuales
Sección VI. Del "posboom" al presente
Sinopsis histórico-literaria
Claribel Alegría
"Carta a un desterrado"
Elvio Romero
"Epitafios del desterrado"
"Noroeste"
Nancy Morejón
"Mujer negra"
Luisa Velenzuela
"Los censores"
Cristina Peri Rossi
"Indicio No. 15: Diálogo con el escritor"
"Indicio No. 25"
Isabel Allende
"Dos palabras"
Rosario Ferré
"El abrigo de zorro azul"
Antonio Skármeta
"El ciclista de San Cristóbal"
Eduardo Galeano
"Ultima voz"
"Para que se abran las anchas alamedas"
Aída Bortnik
Papá querido
Temas intertextuales
Sección VII. La literatura hispana en Estados Unidos
Sinopsis histórico-literaria
Ana Castillo
"Martes en Toledo"
"Entre primavera y otoño"
Tino Villanueva
"Que hay otra voz"
"Primera evocación"
Gustavo Pérez Firmat
"Plantado"
"Oye brother"
Cincuenta lecciones de exilio y desexilio: selecciones V, VII y L
Sandra Cisneros
La casa en Mango Street:
"La casa en Mango Street"
"No speak English"
Elías Miguel Muñoz
"Carta de Julio"
Pedro Juan Soto
"Los inocentes"
Margarita Tavera Rivera
La condición
Temas intertextuales
Glosario de términos literarios y culturales
Vocabulario español-inglés

What's New

  • New! More Latin American selections feature essays by José Carlos Mariátegui, Octavio Paz, Gustavo Pérez-Firmat, and Elena Poniatowska that expose students to the more subjective and personal perspective of each essayist as well as the common shared historical, political, economic, and social problems and issues of Latin America.
  • New! Historical, cultural and literary events timeline summarizes, in chart form, the most important information contained in the Sinopsis histórico-literaria, helping students prepare for quizzes and exams.
  • New! Subheadings for Sinopsis sections enable students to organize the content in significant informational units, while aiding them in developing their long-term learning and retention skills.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Teresa Méndez-Faith

Teresa Méndez-Faith was born in Asunción, Paraguay but has lived in other countries most of her life. She graduated from high school in Montevideo, Uruguay and completed her university studies in the United States, receiving her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in 1979. She currently resides in New England. An essayist, literary critic, and college professor, she teaches Hispanic-American literature at Saint Anselm College in New Hampshire.Her book Paraguay: Novela y Exilio (1985), was chosen by the New England Council of Latin American Studies as the "Book of the year" (1985). She has authored three Hispanic-American literary anthologies: Contextos literarios hispanoamericanos (1986), Panoramas literarios: América Hispana (1998) and Nuevos contextos: Doce cuentistas contemporáneos de Hispanoamérica (2002) and more than 30 critical articles (published in diverse literary journals), and is co-author of four Spanish textbooks.Teresa Méndez-Faith has been awarded several academic distinctions, including two postgraduate scholarships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the AAUP "Teacher of the Year" prize at her college (1990), and, also that same year, the "Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award.". In December 1999, the Society of Paraguayan Writers (SEP) granted her an "Honorary Diploma" for her work in "the dissemination of Paraguayan literature." This work began in 1994, with the appearance of two books published in Asunción by El Lector: Breve Diccionario de la Literatura Paraguaya y Breve Antología de la Literatura Paraguaya (2nd edition, 1997-98). This initial pair of volumes has been followed, to date, by three double-volume anthologies, organized by genre, which were published in Asunción by Intercontinental Editora: Poesía Paraguaya de Ayer y de Hoy, Volume I (1995) and Volume II (1997), Narrativa Paraguaya de Ayer y de Hoy, Volumes I and II (1999), and Teatro Paraguayo de Ayer y de Hoy, Volumes I and