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Foster, David William

Works: 223 works in 1,110 publications in 4 languages and 47,753 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reference works  Book reviews  Short stories  Bibliography of bibliographies  Bibliographies  Biographies  Art  History  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Compiler, Publishing director, Author of introduction, Contributor, wpr
Classifications: PQ7081.A1, 809.898
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Most widely held works by David William Foster
Buenos Aires : perspectives on the city and cultural production by David William Foster( )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 2,035 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the nineteenth century, Buenos Aires, the largest city of Spanish-speaking South America, has been one of the continent's major cultural centers. David Foster analyzes a standard aspect of Argentine culture, the tango, but with attention to gender issues; he looks at theater in terms of its interpretation of Argentine social life; the "dirty realism" of Enrique Medina provides a focus for marginal, subaltern, and suppressed sectors of the urban landscape; and gender emerges again in his discussion of photography (highlighting the work of Sara Facio, one of the city's great feminist artists), of Jewish ethnicity and immigrant culture, and of lesbian and gay identity in public spaces. Combining an eclectic dimension in its research (Foster is willing to analyze such ephemera as slogans, catch-phrases, and the decoration of public transportation) with a breadth of scope (the book encompasses history, literature, anthropology, architecture, and cultural politics), Buenos Aires will engage the reader in the imagination of one of the most vibrant cities of the world
Culture and customs of Argentina by David William Foster( )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Argentina, one of the most dynamic societies in Latin America, is known for its impressive level of cultural output. This examination of the social and cultural institutions of Argentine society contains a series of comprehensive and informative essays that focus on the most important forms of cultural production in terms of major works, major artists, and major venues." "Students and interested readers will discover what is unique about Argentina's culture and customs in this thorough and engaging overview. The authors describe the issues that have dominated Argentine society and place everything in its proper context by including a chronology of major historic events."--Jacket
Handbook of Latin American literature by David William Foster( Book )

35 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1987, the Handbook of Latin American literature offers readers the opportunity to explore this literary history in the English Language and constitutes an ideological approach to Latin American Literature. It provides both concise information concerning particular authors, works, and literary traditions of Latin America as well as comprehensive material about the various national literatures of the area. This book will therefore be of interest to Hispanic scholars, as well as more general readers and non-Hispanists
Christian allegory in early Hispanic poetry by David William Foster( )

11 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and held by 1,523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Distinguishing figural or typological allegory -- a method adapted from the Christian exegesis of the Old Testament -- from the broader Hellenistic concept of allegory, this book examines its use in representative poems of early Hispanic literature. The author focuses on the thematic and structural employment of this originally nonliterary device and comments on the literary problems it posed and the artistic effects which were achieved by it. The development of this particular allegorical method in medieval Hispanic literature -- works in Spanish, Portuguese, Galician, and Catalan -- he shows
Queer issues in contemporary Latin American cinema by David William Foster( )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professor Foster clearly and insightfully articulates the ways in which well-known contemporary Latin American films create and negotiate meanings of gender identity and homoerotic desire within their sociopolitical contexts. ... In sum, this is a very interesting queer reading of some of the most important contemporary Latin American films."--Emilio Bejel, Professor of Spanish American Literature, University of Colorado-Boulder, and author of Gay Cuban Nation Viewing contemporary Latin American films through the lens of queer studies reveals that many filmmakers are exploring issues of gender identity and sexual difference, as well as the homophobia that attempts to defeat any challenge to the heterosexual norms of patriarchal culture. In this study of queer issues in Latin American cinema, David William Foster offers highly perceptive queer readings of fourteen key films to demonstrate how these cultural products promote the principles of an antiheterosexist stance while they simultaneously disclose how homophobia enforces the norms of heterosexuality. Foster examines each film in terms of the ideology of its narrative discourse, whether homoerotic desire or a critique of patriarchal heterosexism and its implications for Latin American social life and human rights. His analyses underscore the difficulties involved in constructing a coherent and convincing treatment of the complex issues involved in critiquing the patriarchy from perspectives associated with queer studies. The book will be essential reading for everyone working in queer studies and film studies
Bodies and biases : sexualities in Hispanic cultures and literatures by David William Foster( )

14 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Essays study sexuality in several literary and cultural manifestations in the Hispanic world on both sides of the Atlantic from the Golden Age in Spain to the present. Examines sexuality in Don Quijote and watercolors painted by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer and his brother. Various essays also examine Latin American novels, magazines, and the bolero. Considers topics such as the concept of 'hispanidad', ethnicity, and nation in relation to diverse manifestations of sexuality"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Mexican literature : a history by David William Foster( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexual textualities : essays on queer/ing Latin American writing by David William Foster( )

11 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Author continues his work on gay studies by questioning the makeup of the canon and the occlusion of the queering rhetoric. Includes essays on homoerotic writing by Chicano authors, lesbian desire in representations of Evita, feminine pornography in Latin America, and the crisis of masculinity in Argentine fiction. Very well researched; theoretically sound and provocative. Required reading in queer studies. See also HLAS 48:5657 and item #bi 97002052# by the same author"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
The myth of Paraguay in the fiction of Augusto Roa Bastos by David William Foster( )

14 editions published between 1969 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Latin American literature by David William Foster( Book )

6 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Picturing the barrio : ten Chicano photographers by David William Foster( )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mexican-American life, like that of nearly every contemporary community, has been extensively photographed. Yet there is surprisingly little scholarship on Chicano photography. Picturing the Barrio presents the first book-length examination on the topic. David William Foster analyzes the imagery of ten distinctive artists who offer a range of approaches to portraying Chicano life. The production of each artist is examined as an ideological interpretation of how Chicano experience is constructed and interpreted through the medium of photography, in sites ranging from the traditional barrio to large metropolitan societies. These photographers present artistic as well as documentary images of the socially invisible. They and their subjects grapple with definitions of identity, as well as ethnicity and gender. As such, this study deepens our understanding of the many interpretations of the Chicano experience"--Provided by publisher
Latin American writers on gay and lesbian themes : a bio-critical sourcebook by David William Foster( )

11 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gay and lesbian themes in Latin American literature have been largely ignored. This reference fills this gap by providing more than a hundred alphabetically arranged entries for Latin American authors who have treated gay or lesbian material in their works. Each entry explores the significance of gay and lesbian themes in a particular author's writings and closes with a bibliography of primary and secondary sources. The figures included have a professed gay identity, or have written on gay or lesbian themes in either a positive or negative way, or have authored works in which a gay sensibi
The Latin American short story : a critical history( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexican literature : a bibliography of secondary sources by David William Foster( Book )

24 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin American Jewish cultural production( )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Currents in the contemporary Argentine novel : Arlt, Mallea, Sabato, and Cortázar by David William Foster( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foster briefly outlines the the historical tradition of the novel in Argentinian literature and focuses his study to four of its major contemporary writers. His selective survey examines the attributes that distinguish Argentinian novels in general as well as how they appeal to a public beyond national borders by containing trends that encompass Latin American novels as a whole
Studies in the contemporary Spanish-American short story by David William Foster( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work deals with selected Latin-American writers of short stories and, in the case of each author, with only one or a limited number of texts. No attempt has been made to write a history of the contemporary short story in Latin America or even to deal with a canon of representative authors. Each of the texts studied has been chosen because it is indicative of a facet of the short story that parallels the so-called Latin American new novel
Manual of Hispanic bibliography by David William Foster( Book )

27 editions published between 1970 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 816 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early Spanish ballad by David William Foster( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luis de Góngora by David William Foster( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in English and French and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Culture and customs of Argentina
Culture and customs of ArgentinaQueer issues in contemporary Latin American cinemaMexican literature : a historySexual textualities : essays on queer/ing Latin American writingLatin American writers on gay and lesbian themes : a bio-critical sourcebookLatin American Jewish cultural production
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Foster, David

Foster, David W.

Foster, David W. 1940-

ديفيد ويليام فوستر