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ERIC Number: ED435105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Oct-26
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Fiction from the Other Americas: Bibliographic Surveys and Classroom Applications.
Mahony, Elizabeth
This paper contains bibliographies of Latin American fiction and classroom applications for use in a 3-week unit in an introduction to fiction class. Section 1 discusses background research, selection of materials, choice of authors, translation issues, and plans for future study and course development. Section 2 contains an annotated bibliography of 21 novels and anthologies for curriculum consideration. Section 3 presents a classroom bibliography of short fiction containing 23 entries suitable for inclusion in the course. Section 4 discusses classroom application, with an outline of readings and discussion topics by week, as well as suggested approaches for midterm paper topics, including: (1) narrative point of view; (2) setting; (3) characterization; and (4) thematic elements in fiction as motivation for plot and characterization. Appended to the original plan were the following seven stories by Latin American authors: "The Garden of Forking Paths" by Jorge Luis Borges (Argentina); "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings" by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez (Columbia); "The Walk" by Jose Donoso (Chile); "The Cooking Lesson" by Rosario Castellanos (Mexico); "The Night Face Up" Julio Cortazar (Argentina); "An Act of Vengeance" by Isabel Allende (Chile); and "The Featherless Buzzards" by Julio Ramon Ribeyro (Peru). Because these stories were photocopied from copyrighted sources they are not included in ERIC's copy. (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Section V: "Seven Tales from South America" consists of photocopies from copyrighted sources and has therefore not been included in the copy ERIC has filmed.