The Benson Latin American Collection

Merlin H. Forster Collection on Vanguardism In Latin American Literature, 1920-1988

Descriptive Summary

Creator Forster, Merlin H.
Title Merlin H. Forster Collection on Vanguardism In Latin American Literature
Dates: 1920-1988
Abstract Articles on avant-garde literary movements in Latin America collected by Dr. Merlin H. Forster.
OCLC Record No. 43627577
Extent 20 boxes (60 in.)
Language Spanish, Portuguese, and English
Repository Benson Latin American Collection, The University of Texas at Austin

Scope and Contents Note

Collection of articles on the avant-garde literary movements in Latin America, which includes material written about or authored by the proponents of most of Latin America's avant garde movements, such as: antropofagia, concretism, estridentismo, runrunismo and ultraismo. Photocopies of articles, arranged geographically by country, and alphabetically by author.

Compiled as a result of an 18 month grant from NEH during which Dr. Merlin H. Forster collected primary materials addressing the issue of vanguardism in Latin American belles-lettres from 1920 through 1935, as well as secondary materials since 1935. Most of the work is at the Benson Latin American Collection, with a secondary archive including copies of additional items collected but not included in author's Vanguardism in Latin American Literature (New York : Greenwood Press, 1990) which was the main purpose of the work. The second archive is located at Brigham Young University.


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Index Terms

The Merlin H. Forster Collection is classified under the following Subject Headings in the University of Texas Libraries catalog:
Literature, Experimental--Latin America--Bibliography
Modernism (Literature)--Latin America--Bibliography
Latin American literature--20th century--Bibliography

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cite as: Merlin H. Forster Collection, Benson Latin American Collection, University of Texas Libraries, the University of Texas at Austin.

Box and Folder Inventory

Merlin H. Forster Collection on Vanguardism In Latin American Literature, 1920-1988

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