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It provides a great introduction to Hispanic literature in a way that is accessible to students. It provides a solid foundation upon which students can build in upper-level courses, independent study courses, and special topics.”

Amos Kasperek, Bob Jones University


It is the most comprehensive literary text I have seen. It might be the only one that introduces the tools of analysis of literature in such an effective way. We use it as an introduction to higher-level literature courses. I appreciate it for non-literature majors because it gives the basics and a vocabulary that really supports literary knowledge.”

Paula Straile-Costa, Ramapo College of New Jersey


I would highly recommend it to a colleague as it has a diverse selection of authors and texts to choose from for an intro lit course.”

Leslie DSavile, Long Beach City College


The book contains a wide variety of texts and excellent resources to set students ready for the task of literary analysis in Spanish.”

Michael Harrison, San Diego Mesa College


I believe this is the most adequate textbook for an introductory literature course. Dr. Valdivieso was my dissertation director at ASU and I have been using this textbook for many years.

Amalia V. Garzón, Northern Arizona University-Yuma Branch


I have used Aproximaciones in the past. It is a great reference text, very complete, practical. It has an important selection of literary texts. It give students a wide scope, theory and themes are extensively developed.”

Maria J Ferrer-Lightner, Tacoma Community College


I have used editions 4, 5, 6, and 7 in the past, and the next time I teach Intro to Hispanic Lit, I will consider it strongly. It is a wonderful textbook: lots of selections to choose from, all the main genres, good historical overviews, great explanation of how to read and analyze literature, good footnotes and glossary, and a variety of well-designed exercises. It’s consistently been the best text of its kind since the first edition.

Eric Kartchner, Georgia Southern University


This is the essential text to teach literature to students of Spanish. I used it as an undergrad 20 years ago and still use it when I get the opportunity to teach.”

Lennie Amores, Albright College


Best book ever for teaching intro to Hispanic Lit.

Paul Larson, Baylor University


It is a superb textbook with clear and engaging discussion questions that reflect very well with the context provided in each literary movement.

Danny Mendez, Michigan State University

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