This collection of prose works and poetry by famous Hispanic authors features intellectually mature and appealing selections whose brevity and simplicity of style do not require adaptation, simplification, or abridgement. The book includes nine new authors to provide a better representation of the “new” generation of writers. Two short one-act plays by Benevente and Buénaventura have been added as well. It includes a variety of selections by Latin American women authors and features selections by poets Gabriela Mistral and Miguel Hernández. Ideal for those interested in Spanish literature and poetry and those interested in broadening their perspective of life and culture in the Hispanic world.