Summary: More than just an anthology, this text is an introduction to literary analysis with readings from Spanish and Spanish American Literature. Organized by the four genres of prose, poetry, drama, and the essay, the text provides a rich and diverse array of reading selections. Each section is accompanied by an introduction and each reading by headnotes and exercises.
Introductory section has been expanded with both text and visuals that guide students in underst ...show moreanding that literature is also a form of art.
Many new readings for all 4 genres are included in the new edition. See Table of Contents for complete listing.
New workbook will appear on 2000 list.
Coverage of all 4 genres of literature---narrative, poetry, drama, and essay---gives students a broad introduction to literature and gives instructors flexibility to choose from a variety of literary selections.
Each genre has a thorough introductory section about the genre and the readings, which provide students with both theory and the application of theory.
Structured to teach students who possess a relatively limited knowledge of Spanish the technical vocabulary of the Hispanic literary critic.
Readings are followed by Cuestionario (comprehension-based questions), Identificaciones (identification questions), and Temas (topics for discussion and writing).
Useful appendices include excerpts from critical essays, examples of poetic verse classifications by syllables, and a glossary of literary terms. ...show less