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CONVOCACIÓN DE PALABRAS develops writing proficiency and critical thinking at the intermediate-to-advanced level through reading and discussion of literary texts from Spain and Spanish-speaking America. The text focuses on teaching students strategies with which to read a literary selection, analyze it for meaning, and finally to react to it in personal ways, providing ample opportunities for creative expression. Thus it guides students in their understanding of the reading selections at the textual as well as at the cultural level, while helping them to appreciate the diversity as well as the unifying forces of the culture that produced the texts. Rather than limit activities to basic comprehension questions that focus on discrete information, activities in this textbook help students develop skills for approaching literature more effectively by enhancing their learning strategies and linguistic abilities. This methodology encourages students to use those skills across disciplines to ensure comprehension and enjoyment of literature as a whole.
1. AQUÍ, EN FAMILIA.
"Martes no te cases," Esmeralda Santiago. "El amigo de Él y Ella," Miguel Mihura. "La familia," Rigoberta Menchú. "Este domingo," José Donoso. "La salud de los enfermos," Julio Cortazar.
2. ENTRE HOMBRES Y MUJERES.
"Complicaciones 1938," Julia Álvarez. "Kinsey Report: No. 6," Rosario Castellanos. "Tu me quieres blanca," Alfonsina Storni. "Carta de amor," Mario Benedetti.
"Imágenes Photoshop," Edmundo Paz Soldán. "Mata el caracol," Milagros Mata Gil. "El amante," Silvina Bullrich. "La Guerra y la paz," Mario Benedetti.
"Balada de los dos abuelos," Nicolás Guillén. "Autorretrato," Rosario Castellanos. "Borges y yo," Jorge Luis Borges. "El hallazgo," Sergio Ramírez.
5. LA TRAMA SOCIAL.
"Desde muy joven�" Angeles Mastretta. "¿Por qué me odias tú?" Domitila Barrios de Chungara. "Ritmos negros del Perú," Nicomedes Santa Cruz. "El delantal blanco," Sergio Vodanovic. "Convocación de palabras," Tino Villanueva.
6. LA POLÍTICA Y EL INDIVIDUO.
"La certeza," Roque Dalton. "La United Fruit Co.," Pablo Neruda. "Fuera del juego," Heberto Padilla. "Espuma y nada más," Hernando Tellez. "El prócer," Cristina Peri Rossi.
Glosario de términos literarios.