Some ten years before Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, Cuban writer Anselmo Suarez y Romero captured -- for the first time in the Americas -- the sights, sounds and sensations of slavery. Translated into English for the first time, Francisco is one of more than 800 texts collected in Literary Eras: Literature of the Spanish Caribbean to 1900. Never before has such a comprehensive gathering of works from the Caribbean--the cradle of modern American culture--been brought together in a fully searchable, electronic format.
Antonio Benitez-Rojo, the internationally recognized fiction writer (A View from the Mangrove) and critic (The Repeating Island), and the poet, critic and translator Alan West-Durán have selected works ranging in genre from poetry to theater to autobiography and in subject from history to medicine, economics and politics. More than 200 authors are represented, including such well-known figures as Bartolome de las Casas and José Martë, and among the very first women and black writers published in the Americas: Leonor de Ovando and Juan Manzano, among dozens of others. A biography of each author, written especially for the disc in English and in Spanish, is also included.
In addition to reproducing the texts in Spanish, these CD-ROMs offer translations for the first time of two dozen classic short stories, including work by Cirilio Villaverde, two dozen poems by such writers as Lola Rodríguez de Tío and the full-length novel, Francisco. The two-disc set allows users to choose between an English and Spanish interface.
Expertly edited, bringing a wealth of new material to light, Literary Eras: Literature of the Spanish Caribbean to 1900, is an unprecedented tool with which to study an area of growing importance to historians, literary critics, and many others.
Price: US $656.00