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AbstractThis dissertation consists of two parts: the first analyses all the works published about the Chilean novel in general, and the second offers secondary sources about the Chilean novelists. First Section. Here the histories and panoramas which attempt a global interpretation of the development of the Chilean novel are studied. In the analysis, emphasis is placed on the concept of the novel held by these histories and panoramas, the ideology upon which these concepts are based, and the methodology used by their authors. Books and articles which offer an interpretation of a section, period or generation of the Chilean novel are analysed in the same manner. Approximately one hundred and twenty works are studied. Finally, a synthesis of the state of investigations pertaining to the Chilean novel is offered. In specific areas needing further research are emphasized. Second Section. Here secondary sources about Chilean novelists are researched and classified in the following manner: (a) Bibliographies, (b) Books and Doctoral Dissertations, (c) monographic articles, (d) useful materials from histories of literature, panoramas, dictionaries, etc., (e) book reviews, (f) notes and references, (g) interviews and statements. This section consists of approximately 10,000 entries dating from the 19th century until 1980.
Degree ProgramSpanish and Portuguese