A survey of Spanish language literature from Spain and Latin America. This volume covers Spanish literature from the beginnings through modern times. It is appropriate for college courses, but it was also designed specifically to address the needs of AP students. It is part of a series by Focus of texts which cover all literature covered in the Advanced Placement exam. Introductions to each literary period include discussions of the historical and cultural developments of each period and a brief history/overview of literature in the period. Also included is a brief bibliography for each author. Pedagogy includes questions to develop students' critical abilities, including a student guide to the identification of key literary techniques or literary components, and suggested essay questions such as a student could expect on a typical Advanced Placement literature exam. Appropriate for Spanish language courses in high school and college that cover literature. For high schools, all the texts recommended for the AP Spanish exam in literature are included in this text and the accompanying series. For college courses, the series offers a broad introduction to literature in Latin America. All texts in the series include introductory materials, notes, background and vocabulary. Books include sample questions modeled on those for the AP literature exam.