Balderston, Daniel, and Mike Gonzalez, editors. Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean Literature, 1900–2003. Routledge, 2004.
Includes entries on all aspects of literature including authors, critics, major works, magazines, genres, schools and movements in these regions from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day.
Cacho Casal, Rodrigo, and Caroline Egan, editors. The Routledge Hispanic Studies Companion to Early Modern Spanish Literature and Culture. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2022.
Examines topics including political and scientific culture, literary and artistic innovations, and religious and social identities and institutions in transformation during a period traditionally known as the Golden Age, spanning the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Cortés, Eladio, and Mirta Barrea-Marlys, editors. Encyclopedia of Latin American Theater. Greenwood Press, 2003.
Traces the history of Latin American theater, including the Nuyorican and Chicano theaters of the United States, and surveys its history from the pre-Columbian period to the present. Sections cover individual Latin American countries. Each section features alphabetically arranged entries for playwrights, independent theaters, and cultural movements.
Ihrie, Maureen, and Salvador A. Oropesa, editors. World Literature in Spanish: An Encyclopedia. ABC-CLIO, 2011.
Contains entries on both major and minor authors, themes, genres, and topics of Spanish literature from the Middle Ages to the present day, with coverage of the varied countries, ethnicities, time periods, literary movements, and genres of these writings.
Kinsbruner, Jay, and Erick Detlef Langer, editors. Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture. 2nd ed., Charles Scribner & Sons, 2008.
Provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary view of Latin American history and culture from the prehistoric times to the present. Covers cultural issues and includes numerous biographical profiles of important figures in literature, culture, and politics.
Pérez, Janet, and Maureen Ihrie, editors. The Feminist Encyclopedia of Spanish Literature. Greenwood Press, 2002.
This reference looks at the literature of Spain from the perspective of women’s studies. Though the volume focuses on the literature of Spain written in Castilian, it also includes survey entries on the present state of women’s literature in Catalan, Galician, and Basque. The encyclopedia includes entries for numerous topics related to Spanish literature, including: literary periods and genres, significant characters and character types, major authors and works, and various specialized topics (such as depictions of sexuality).
Turner, Harriet S., and Adelaida López de Martínez, editors. The Cambridge Companion to the Spanish Novel: from 1600 to the Present. Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Presents the development of the modern Spanish novel from 1600 to the present, including the emergence of the regional novel, the role and legacy of women writers, and film and literature.
Williams, Raymond Leslie. The Columbia Guide to the Latin American Novel Since 1945. Columbia University Press, 2007.
Introduces major trends by region, including the Caribbean and U.S. Latino novel, the Mexican and Central American novel, the Andean novel, the Southern Cone novel, and the novel of Brazil. He discusses the rise of the modernist novel in the 1940s, led by Jorge Luis Borges's reaffirmation of the right of invention, and covers the advent of the postmodern generation of the 1990s in Brazil, the Generation of the "Crack" in Mexico, and the McOndo generation in other parts of Latin America.
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