Andrés Bello Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)


Caldera, Rafael. “The Sage.” In Andrés Bello: Philosopher, Poet, Philologist, Educator, Legislator, Statesman, translated by John Street, pp. 47-52, 71-82. London: George Allen & Unwin LTD, 1977.

Considers Bello's accomplishments, with particular focus on his poetic, prose, and aesthetic theories.

Castronovo, Brian J. “The Concept of Mood: Bello's Influence on Ramsey.” Hispanic Linguistics 3, no 1-2 (fall 1989): 99-121.

Details the linguistic influence of Bello's Gramática on Marathon Montrose Ramsey's seminal English language grammar of Spanish, A Textbook of Modern Spanish.

Grases, Pedro. “Andrés Bello, Cultural Liberator.” Americas 15, no. 11 (November 1964): 1-4.

Provides a brief overview of Bello's literary output, praising the author for his humanistic efforts.

———. Introduction to Anthology of Andrés Bello,” translated by Barbara D. Huntley and Pilar Liria, p. 1-7. Washington D.C.: General Secretariat Organization of American States, 1981.

Provides a brief introduction to an anthology of some of Bello's poetry and prose, noting significant Bello scholars.

Henkin, Alan Barry. “Joaquín García Monge and his ‘Repertorio Americano’: A Legacy of Andrés Bello.” Hispania 54, no. 2 (May 1971): 345-48.

Examines Monge's journal Repertio Americano for its significance to Latin American literature and considers the influence of Andrés Bello's ground-breaking journal of the same name, published 100 years earlier.

Kilgore, W. J. “Notes on the Philosophy of Education of Andrés Bello.” Journal of the History of Ideas 22, no. 4 (October-December 1961): 555-60.

Provides a critical overview of Bello's theories on education.

Rotker, Susan. “Nation and Mockery: The Oppositional Writings of Simón Rodríguez.” Modern Language Quarterly 57, no. 2 (June 1996): 253-67.

Focuses primarily on the works of Simón Rodríguez, with consideration of Andrés Bello's position on the formulation of a standard, legitimized Latin American grammar.

Velleman, Barry L. “The Dynamics of a Literary Standard: the Bello Gramática.” In LA CHISPA ′87: selected proceedings: the Eighth Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures, Tulane University, New Orleans, 1987, pp. 305-15. New Orleans, La.: The Conference, 1987.

Provides an overview of Bello's Gramática, including a discussion of the revisions made to the work over the course of its numerous editions.

Additional coverage of Bello's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Latin American Writers, Vol. 1; Literature Resource Center.