The 36 essays include eight sorely-needed revisions and 28 on writers who have come to the fore since the publication of the the base set in 1989. Coverage includes Isabel Allende, Guillermo Cabrero Infante, Ernesto Cardenal and more.
"This supplement to the three-volume Latin American Writers features 28 new essays...All the subjects are 20th-century writers from Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries who have received significant critical attention. The essays, which average 15 pages in length, provide a brief biography and a discussion of the author's works, contextualizing both within their sociohistorical and literary frameworks. Each essay concludes with a substantial bibliography, including primary works, their English translations, and secondary works in English and Spanish or Portuguese. The contributions are well written and well informed, providing a synopsis of both positive and negative contemporary criticism and offering personal details of the authors' lives. While comparable to the Dictionary of Literary Biography's Modern Latin American Fiction Writers, this volume has a broader scope and includes writers not covered by that work. This is another fine literary reference from Gale suitable for high school and college students as well as general readers. Highly recommended for public and academic libraries."
-- Library Journal (June 2002)
Price: US $216.00