Academic Papers on Latin-American Literature

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A 4 page paper which discusses the classic Spanish tale. The writer explains the author's commentary on his society and countrymen. No additional sources cited.

A 6 page paper discussing the nature of illusion and reality in Cervantes' work. The paper concludes that the conflict of reality and illusion is epitomized in the contrast between Sancho Panza and the Don himself, and that Don Quixote's vision, considered by the world to be an illusion, is in the end the truer ...

This 6 page research paper analyzes the contention that , 'Don Quixote is a failed Prospero.' Specifically discussed are the similarities and differences between Don Quixote and Prospero. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A complete 10 page overview and summary of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's contemporary novel 'Love in the Time of Cholera.' The writer identifies Marquez's usefulness of language, sharp depiction of characters, and more. No Bibliography.

5 pages focusing on Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel, 'Love in the Time of Cholera', and how it is intrinsically South American and whether or not this love is of the type that is worth waiting a lifetime for.

A 5 page paper detailing points of the novel 'A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings' by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Focus is placed on human nature and how Marquez presents that nature. Emphasis is also placed on how fear is involved in the treatment of the angel. It is stated that common beliefs exist despite ...

4 pages in length. There are many important life lessons to be learned in A Very Old Man With Enormous Wings by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The story tells of an angel who comes to a small, South American town masked as a broken-down, old man and describes the way the townspeople mistreat him ...

A 5 page analysis of the book by Sandra Cisneros. The writer stresses Cisneros' use of setting, both physical and cultural, in establishing the meaning and character of this somewhat autobiographical novel of a young Chicana girl's adolescence. No additional sources cited.

(trans. "Time of Silence"). In this 7 page essay, the writer evaluates Santos' novel as an important literary advance which signaled the abandonment of the older, linear works of Spanish provincialism. The story is analyzed with relevance to the author's own life and times. Very well-written. No other sources are cited.

A complete 8 page analysis of the famous character in Spanish literature : Lazarillo de Tormes. No Bibliography.

An 8 page paper that provides an overview of Eca de Queiros' work and considers the major themes as they apply to Portuguese society of the late 19th century. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

An 8 page research paper that examines how this novel by Josa Maria Eca de Queiros reflects the life of nineteenth-century Portuguese society. The writer presents various interpretations of the novel including one proposed by New York University Professor Alexander Coleman who argues that this novel is representative of the declining Portuguese aristocracy ...

A 6 page paper that provides an overview of Eca de Queiros's work and the considers the major themes as they apply to Portuguese society of the late 19th century. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

In 5 pages the author discusses the trope of song/music in Latin American literature, addressing the work of various Latin American writers. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 3 page paper that compares the epic "Poem of the Cid" with Mann's 1961 epic film, "El Cid." The author basis the comparison between these two on consideration of the definition and characteristics of epics and uses both cinematic and literary considerations of both. The nature of epics to exaggerate the truth or ...

An 8 page paper discussing specific literary works: 'New York Oficina Y denuncia (New York Office and declaration),' by Frederico Garcia Lorca, and the first two chapters of 'El Oro del Malorca (The Gold of Malorca),' by Ruben Dario. The industrial revolution was a time of great change that eventually has led the world to ...

Nada By Carmen Laforet

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page essay that analyzes the book by Carmen Laforet. Nada is the first novel written by noted Spanish author Carmen Laforet. First published in 1944, some critics have regarded this work as autobiographical as it recounts the spiritual desolation of a country emerging from civil war. Many have regarded this ...

A 5 page paper that provides an overview of the novel by Jamaica Kincaid, and considers its application in terms of identity. No additional sources cited.

A 9 page research essay which studies Kincaid's tangible anger in light of the fact that she is imprisoned by the construct of a 'foreign' language and by constructed roles for women on her native Antigua in five works. The writer posits that her use of language eventually creates a sense of freedom from ...

8 pages in length. The extent to which Edward Rochester, in Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea, was like a Spanish conquistador compels the reader to imagine that the author did a considerable amount of research in order for him to convey such characteristics. History has demonstrated the Spanish conquistador as terribly cruel and ...

5 pages in length. In Jean Rhys's compelling novel about racial tension amidst confusion and anxiety, the author addresses this subtext in such a way as to portray Antoinette as a product of an intolerant society. While more of an underlying theme, the character's racial inner struggles in Wide Sargasso Sea represent a ...

A 3 page paper discussing 'Wide Sargasso Sea' by Jean Rys and 'Heremakhonon - a Novel' by Maryse Conde. No additional sources are cited.

A 4 page paper describing the themes and narrative styles of these three novels (authors are Conde, Toomer, & Marshall). Bibliography lists the 3 books.

A 5 page paper on the over-use of Charterization in Heremakhonon, Tar Baby, and The Chosen Place, The Timeless People. The writer describes how each of these novels focuses so intently on the main characters, that larger issues are often glossed over. (authors are Conde, Morrison, & Marshall). Bibliography lists the 3 books.

An 8 page paper that provides an over view of works of Caribbean literature by Rhys, Walcott, Schwarz-Bart and Selvon and considers the way they present issues of race and gender. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

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