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Provides scholarly articles, interviews, bibliographies, obituaries, and original works of fiction, drama, poetry and reviews of books, ballets, dance, motion pictures, musicals, radio and television programs, plays, operas, and more.
Offers broad and representative range of authors and their works, including full-text critical and literary analysis for literary studies. Researchers can find up-to-date analysis, biographical information, overviews, full-text literary criticism, and reviews on more than 130,000 writers in all disciplines, from all time periods, and from around the world.
Research the climate, population, religion, attitudes, customs, and lifestyle of countries around the world. Includes primary source cultural & statistical country reports, states and Canadian provinces, native recipes, interviews, photos and video.
Covers world authors from many periods and genres, identifying the significant literary devices and global themes that define a writer's style and place the author in a larger literary tradition as chronicled and evaluated by critics over time.
Surveys the vast landscape of Latino literature from the colonial era to the present. Aiming to be as broad and inclusive as possible, the encyclopedia covers all of native North American Latino literature as well as that created by authors originating in virtually every country of Spanish America and Spain. Entries cover writers, genres, ethnic and national literatures, movements, historical topics and events, themes, concepts, associations and organizations, and publishers and magazines.
Draws together 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.
World Literature covers 41 works-novels, short stories, and poems-written by authors from around the world, published between 1719 and 2003. The titles analyzed here spawned from authors representing England, Ireland, Poland, and Denmark, and many others
From The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Latino Literature
The late 1960s and early 1970s were a time of intellectual ferment and rebellion in the United States. Caught up in the unrest, young Mexican Americans throughout the country sought a new identity while struggling for the same civil rights of previous generations. MORE
From Concise Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature
The very designation “guerrilla poetry” raises difficult questions of definition. There was a generation of young people who became revolutionary guerrillas during the 1960s and 1970s; many of them were poets, though their work did not necessarily arise directly out of their experiences of armed struggle. MORE
From The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics The poetry sung, recited, or written in the Judeo-Sp. (Judezmo, Ladino) dialect, in the various post-diasporic sanctuaries of the Sephardic Jews—North Africa (Morocco, Algeria) and the Eastern Mediterranean (the Balkans, Greece, Turkey, Israel)—after their exile from Spain in 1492. MORE
From The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics
Taken literally, G. p. is the name for poetic compositions, anonymous or otherwise, which deal with the life and adventures of the Argentinean cowboy. It would be a mistake to apply the same denomination to all popular poetry produced in Sp. America. MORE
From Encyclopedia of Latin American and Caribbean Literature, 1900-2003
Often considered the ‘national poet’ of Revolutionary Cuba, Guillén is one of the most important poets of the African diaspora and a central figure in the Latin American poetic canon. MORE
From Chambers Film Factfinder She became a bestselling recording artist and the highest paid Latina actress in the world, noted as much for her diva reputation, shapely derrière and range of perfumes as for her performances.
From The Columbia Encyclopedia Of Mexican-Indian and Mexican-Irish parentage, he was tall, swarthy, and powerfully built, and early in his career played dozens of Native American and outlaw roles. Thereafter, he was cast as a rugged ethnic or exotic of varying backgrounds.
From Encyclopedia of Mexico: History, Society & Culture One of the greatest idols of Spanish-language cinema, Mario Moreno Reyes, better known as Cantinflas, gained international recognition through his rendering of a purely local character, the peladito.
Research database for theater and dance studies. In addition to all the comprehensive indexing of the International Bibliography of Theater & Dance (IBTD), it contains full text for top performing arts journals and books.
Surveys pan-Latino food culture--the history of the various groups and their foodstuffs, cooking, meals and eating habits, special occasions, and diet and health. Includes Representative recipes and photos are interspersed in the essays.
Covers the full spectrum of foods that have been hunted, gathered, cultivated, and domesticated; their nutritional makeup and uses; and their impact on cultures and demography. It offers a geographical perspective on the history and culture of food and drink and takes up subjects from food fads, prejudices, and taboos to questions of food toxins, additives, labeling, and entitlements.
From Africa and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History Carnival has been celebrated throughout Latin America since colonial times. The best-known places for Carnival celebration are Bolivia, the Caribbean, Cuba, and Colombia. Some of these different types of Carnival syncretize different cultural traditions: European, African, and Amerindian.
From Encyclopedia of Archaeology: History and Discoveries Chichén Itzá, one of the largest and most important of the Maya ruins, is located on the low, broad plain that forms the northern part of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.