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Foster, David William

Overview
Works: 172 works in 926 publications in 3 languages and 42,490 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Reference works  Bibliography  Book reviews  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Art  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Compiler, Contributor, Publishing director, Author of introduction, wpr
Classifications: PQ7081.A1, 860.9
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Most widely held works by David William Foster
Handbook of Latin American literature by David William Foster( Book )

28 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,612 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
Modern Latin American literature by David William Foster( Book )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture and customs of Argentina by David William Foster( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 898 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
Currents in the contemporary Argentine novel : Arlt, Mallea, Sabato, and Cortázar by David William Foster( Book )

8 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 836 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

Mexican literature : a history( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexico has a rich literary heritage that extends back over centuries to the Aztec and Mayan civilizations. This major new reference work surveys more than five hundred years of Mexican literature from a sociocultural perspective. More than merely a catalog of names and titles, it examines in detail the literary phenomena that constitute Mexico's most significant and original contributions to literature. Recognizing that no one scholar can authoritatively cover so much territory, David William Foster has assembled a group of specialists, some of them younger scholars who write from the most current and emerging trends in Latin American and Mexican literary scholarship. The topics they discuss include pre-Columbian indigenous writing (Joanna O'Connell), Colonial literature (Lee H. Dowling), Romanticism (Margarita Vargas), nineteenth-century prose fiction (Mario Martín Flores), Modernism (Bart L. Lewis), major twentieth-century genres (narrative, Lanin A. Gyurko poetry, Adriana García theater, Kirsten F. Nigro), the essay (Martin S. Stabb), literary criticism (Daniel Altamiranda), and literary journals (Luis Peña). Each essay offers detailed analysis of significant issues and major texts and includes an annotated bibliography of important critical sources and reference works
Mexican literature : a bibliography of secondary sources by David William Foster( Book )

21 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early Spanish ballad by David William Foster( Book )

10 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luis de Góngora by David William Foster( Book )

9 editions published in 1973 in English and French and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 20th-century Spanish-American novel : a bibliographic guide by David William Foster( Book )

14 editions published in 1975 in English and Spanish and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writer's reference guide to Spanish by David William Foster( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writers and editors of Spanish have long needed an authoritative guide to written language usage, such as their English-language counterparts have in The MLA Style Manual and The Chicago Manual of Style. And here it is! This reference guide provides comprehensive and essential information regarding how the Spanish language is copyedited for purposes of publication."--Jacket
Literatura chicana, 1965-1995 : an anthology in Spanish, English, and Caló( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notable twentieth-century Latin American women : a biographical dictionary( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Notable Twentieth-Century Latin American Women is a testimony to the contributions 72 of the most noteworthy women have made to their fields and to society. This volume covers a broad range of women excelling in the fields of politics, art, religion, government, education, literature, popular culture, and the sciences, with substantial, up-to-date biographical and career overviews. Many notables are international figures, such as former Nicaraguan President Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, Cuban Queen of Salsa Celia Cruz, and Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Others, such as the Mirabal sisters, founders of a resistance movement against a repressive Dominican Republic regime, and Carmen Naranjo, a prolific Costa Rican author and champion of culture, merit the wider recognition offered here." "An introduction detailing the status of Latin American women in the twentieth century is a framework for appreciating the struggles of these women. In the entries, information given includes family and background details, education, influences, obstacles faced and overcome, and achievements. Each entry includes a Further Reading section to enable students and other interested readers to learn more about the woman's life. Numerous photos enhance the text."--Jacket
Christian allegory in early Hispanic poetry by David William Foster( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 448 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
Sexual textualities : essays on queer/ing Latin American writing by David William Foster( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 442 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
Buenos Aires : perspectives on the city and cultural production by David William Foster( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 436 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
Bodies and biases : sexualities in Hispanic cultures and literatures by David William Foster( Book )

14 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 404 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
Latin American writers on gay and lesbian themes : a bio-critical sourcebook by David William Foster( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 371 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 sensibility can be identified. The volume pays particular attention to the difficulty of ascribing North American critical perspectives to Latin American authors, and studies these authors within the larger context of Latin American culture. The book includes entries for men and women, and for authors from Latin American countries as well as Latino writers from the United States. The entries are written by roughly 60 expert contributors from Latin America, the U.S., and Europe
Queer issues in contemporary Latin American cinema by David William Foster( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 363 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
Latin American Jewish cultural production( Book )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Culture and customs of Argentina
Alternative Names
Foster, David

Foster, David W.

Foster, David W. 1940-

ديفيد ويليام فوستر

Languages
English (214)

Spanish (6)

French (1)

Covers
Mexican literature : a historyThe writer's reference guide to SpanishLiteratura chicana, 1965-1995 : an anthology in Spanish, English, and CalóNotable twentieth-century Latin American women : a biographical dictionarySexual textualities : essays on queer/ing Latin American writingBuenos Aires : perspectives on the city and cultural productionLatin American writers on gay and lesbian themes : a bio-critical sourcebookQueer issues in contemporary Latin American cinemaLatin American Jewish cultural production