Literary Criticism

Latin America's New Historical Novel

Author: Seymour Menton

Publisher: University of Texas Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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Beginning with the 1979 publication of Alejo Carpentier's El arpa y la sombra, the New Historical Novel has become the dominant genre within Latin American fiction. In this at-times tongue-in-cheek postmodern study, Seymour Menton explores why the New Historical Novel has achieved such popularity and offers discerning readings of numerous works. Menton argues persuasively that the proximity of the Columbus Quincentennial triggered the rise of the New Historical Novel. After defining the historical novel in general, he identifies the distinguishing features of the New Historical Novel. Individual chapters delve deeply into such major works as Mario Vargas Llosa's La guerra del fin del mundo, Abel Posse's Los perros del paraíso, Gabriel García Márquez's El general en su laberinto, and Carlos Fuentes' La campaña. A chapter on the Jewish Latin American novel focuses on several works that deserve greater recognition, such as Pedro Orgambide's Aventuras de Edmund Ziller en tierras del Nuevo Mundo, Moacyr Scliar's A estranha nação de Rafael Mendes, and Angelina Muñiz's Tierra adentro.
Literary Criticism

A Twice-told Tale

Author: Santiago Juan-Navarro

Publisher: University of Delaware Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 301

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Essays on Iberian views of the age of conquest through literature and cinema

The Miraculous Lie

Author: Bart L. Lewis

Publisher: Lexington Books


Category: History

Page: 184

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A fascinating study of five twentieth-century Latin American novels that focus on one particular search for El Dorado: the infamous 1559 expedition, headed by Pedro Ursua and the first legendary colonial rebel against the crown, Lope de Aguirre. Author Bart Lewis approaches these five works as both representations of Latin American literature during the mid to late twentieth-century and as re-examinations of the notorious figure of Lope de Aguirre.
Literary Criticism

Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature

Author: Verity Smith

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 950

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A comprehensive, encyclopedic guide to the authors, works, and topics crucial to the literature of Central and South America and the Caribbean, the Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature includes over 400 entries written by experts in the field of Latin American studies. Most entries are of 1500 words but the encyclopedia also includes survey articles of up to 10,000 words on the literature of individual countries, of the colonial period, and of ethnic minorities, including the Hispanic communities in the United States. Besides presenting and illuminating the traditional canon, the encyclopedia also stresses the contribution made by women authors and by contemporary writers. Outstanding Reference Source Outstanding Reference Book
Social Science

Colonialism Past and Present

Author: Alvaro Felix Bolanos

Publisher: SUNY Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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Critiques lingering manifestations of colonialism in contemporary Latin American scholarship.

Essays from the Margins

Author: Luis N. Rivera-Pagan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers


Category: Religion

Page: 162

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These essays emerge from different crucial and complex conflicts: from the memory of a bishop, Bartolome de las Casas, urging the pope of his time to cleanse the church of complicity with violence, oppression, and slavery; from the lament and defiance of so many Middle Eastern women, victims of male domination and too many wars; from the voices bursting out from the colonial margins that dare to question and transgress the norms and laws imposed by colonizers and conquerors; from the emerging and diverse theological disruptions of traditional orthodoxies and rigid dogmatisms; from the denial of human rights to immigrant communities, living in the shadows of opulent societies; from the use of the sacred Hebrew Scriptures to displace and dispossess the indigenous peoples of Palestine. The essays belong to different intellectual genres and conceptual crossroads and are thus illustrative of the dialogic imagination that the Russian intellectual Mikhail Bakhtin considered basic to any serious intellectual enterprise. They are also the literary sediment of years of sharing lectures, dialogues, and debates in several academic institutions in the United States, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Switzerland, Germany, and Palestine.
Literary Criticism

Latin American Identity and Constructions of Difference

Author: Amaryll Beatrice Chanady

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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"Required reading for those interested in Latin American identity. Authors recognize difficulty of the pregnancy of the moment - globalization and diaspora - in which the topic is being discussed. In the introduction, Chanady offers an excellent historical review of the topic. Essays by Enrique Dussel, Josâe Rabasa (see item #bi 98003988#), Franðcois Perus, and Iris Zavala are especially noteworthy"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
Literary Criticism

Figural Conquistadors

Author: Mark A. Hernández

Publisher: Bucknell University Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

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'Figural Conquistadors' explores the role of historical and fictionalised figures from the New World historiographically in eight novels published in Mexico and the River Plate during the 1980s and 1990s. The text pays attention to the fundamental role of fictional autobiographies and testimonials in rewriting historiographical discourses.