Faculty Book: Raquel Chang-Rodríguez, ed.
Raquel Chang-Rodríguez, ed.
“Aquí, ninfas del sur, venid ligeras.”
Voces poéticas virreinales.
In this book, Raquel Chang-Rodriguez, noted scholar of Hispanic Studies, explores the formation of the literary and cultural personality of Spanish America from the vantage point of poetic developments. Using carefully selected voices that span the colonial period, she introduces readers to the poetry sung and written in the Americas both before and after the arrival of the Europeans. The texts are accompanied by clearly written essays that serve to underscore the similarities with and differences from foreign models. Additionally, they describe the struggle to achieve a distinct poetic expression within the peculiarities marking colonial societies and its diverse subjects. The texts have been carefully annotated by the editor and reveal the varied strains that have shaped Spanish American literature and its rich tradition. Raquel Chang-Rodriguez is a distinguished professor of Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Languages at City College and the Graduate Center.
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Submitted on: JAN 1, 2008