From the authors’ Preface:
This Anthology of Spanish American Literature has been prepared as a companion volume to the Outline History of Spanish American Literature, published by the same committee under the auspices of the Instituto Internacional de Literatura Iberoamericana…
Each of the members of the committee of editors is responsible for that part of the Anthology which corresponds to the section he prepared for the Outline History:
Section A, “The Colonial Period (1519 – 1808),” Irving A. Leonard, University of Michigan.
Section B, “The Period of Struggle for Independence (1808 – 1826),” John T. Reid, University of California at Los Angeles
Section C, “The Nineteenth Century before Modernism (1826 – 1888),” E. Herman Hespelt, New York University
Section D “Modernism – Realism (1888 – 1910),” John A. Crow, University of California at Los Angeles.
Section E “The Contemporary Period (1910 - ),” John E. Englekirk, Tulane University.