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The Post Boom In Spanish American Fiction [PDF Download]

The Post Boom in Spanish American Fiction PDF
Author: Donald L. Shaw
Publisher: SUNY Press
Release Date: 1998-07-10
ISBN: 9780791438268
Size: 76.31 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 217
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Provides a clear account of the issues in Spanish American fiction in the last quarter-century by attempting to answer questions on the Boom, Post-Boom, and its relation to Postmodernism.

Latin American Fiction [PDF Download]

Latin American Fiction PDF
Author: Phillip Swanson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008-04-15
ISBN: 1405140852
Size: 13.17 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 168
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This book introduces readers to the evolution of modern fiction in Spanish-speaking Latin America. Presents Latin American fiction in its cultural and political contexts. Introduces debates about how to read this literature. Combines an overview of the evolution of modern Latin American fiction with detailed studies of key texts. Discusses authors such as Mario Vargas Llosa, Gabriel García Márquez, Jorge Luis Borges and Isabel Allende. Covers nation-building narratives, ‘modernismo’, the New Novel, the Boom, the Post-Boom, Magical Realism, Hispanic fiction in the USA, and more.

The Ends Of Literature [PDF Download]

The Ends of Literature PDF
Author: Brett Levinson
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Release Date: 2001
ISBN: 9780804743464
Size: 18.49 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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The Ends of Literature analyzes the part played by literature within contemporary Latin American thought and politics, above all the politics of neoliberalism. The "why?" of contemporary Latin American literature is the book's overarching concern. Its wide range includes close readings of the prose of Cortázar, Carpentier, Paz, Valenzuela, Piglia, and Las Casas; of the relationship of the "Boom" movement and its aftermath; of testimonial narrative; and of contemporary Chilean and Chicano film. The work also investigates in detail various theoretical projects as they intersect with and emerge from Latin American scholarship: cultural studies, deconstruction, psychoanalysis, and postcolonial studies. Latin American literature, both as a vehicle of conservatism and as an agent of subversion, is bound from its inception to the rise of the state. Literature's nature, role, and status are therefore altered when the Latin American nation-state succumbs to the process of neoliberalism: as the "too-strong" state (dictatorship) yields to the "too-weak" state (the market), and as the various practices of civil society and public life are replaced by private or privatized endeavors. However, neither the "end of literature" nor the "end of the state" can be assumed. The end of literature in Latin America is in fact the call for more literature; it is the call of literature, in particular that of the Boom. The end of the state, likewise, is the demand upon this state. The book, then, analyzes the "ends" in question as at once their purpose, direction, future, and conclusion. Also key to the study is the notion of transition. Within much recent Latin American political discussion la transición refers to the passage from dictatorship to democracy, as well as to the failure of this shift, the failure of post-dictatorship. The author argues that the movement from literary to cultural studies, while issuing from intellectual and aesthetic circles, is an integral component of this same transition. The thematization of the bind between these two displacements—hence of Latin America's voyage into "post-transition"—forms a fundamental portion of the text.

Latin American Fiction [PDF Download]

Latin American Fiction PDF
Author: Philip Swanson
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Release Date: 2005
ISBN: 9781405108669
Size: 68.73 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 154
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This book introduces readers to the evolution of modern fiction in Spanish-speaking Latin America. Presents Latin American fiction in its cultural and political contexts. Introduces debates about how to read this literature. Combines an overview of the evolution of modern Latin American fiction with detailed studies of key texts. Discusses authors such as Mario Vargas Llosa, Gabriel García Márquez, Jorge Luis Borges and Isabel Allende. Covers nation-building narratives, ‘modernismo’, the New Novel, the Boom, the Post-Boom, Magical Realism, Hispanic fiction in the USA, and more.

A Companion To Latin American Literature [PDF Download]

A Companion to Latin American Literature PDF
Author: Stephen M. Hart
Publisher: Tamesis Books
Release Date: 2007
ISBN: 1855661470
Size: 59.70 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 336
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The evolution of Latin American literature.

A Companion To Spanish American Literature [PDF Download]

A Companion to Spanish American Literature PDF
Author: Stephen Hart
Publisher: Tamesis
Release Date: 1999
ISBN: 9781855660656
Size: 26.60 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 202
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Lively and accessible account of Spanish-American literature, from the Mayas to Gabriel GarcA-a MArquez.

Landmarks In Modern Latin American Fiction Routledge Revivals [PDF Download]

Landmarks in Modern Latin American Fiction  Routledge Revivals  PDF
Author: Philip Swanson
Publisher: Routledge
Release Date: 2015-08-11
ISBN: 1317620291
Size: 54.58 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 260
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In the 1960s, there occurred amongst Latin American writers a sudden explosion of literary activity known as the ‘Boom’. It marked an increase in the production and availability of innovative and experimental novels. But the ‘Boom’ of the 1960s should not be taken as the only flowering of Latin American fiction, for such novels dubbed ‘new novels’ were being written in the 1940s and 1950s, as well as in the 1970s and 1980s. In this edited collection, first published in 1990, Philip Swanson charts the development of Latin American fiction throughout the twentieth century. He assesses the impact of the ‘new novel’ on Latin American literature, and follows its growth. Nine key texts are analysed by contributors, including works by the ‘big four’ of the ‘Boom’ – Fuentes, Cortázar, Garcia Márquez and Vargas Llosa. This book will be of interest to critics and teachers of Latin American literature, and will be useful too as supplementary reading for students of Spanish and Hispanic Studies. It will also serve as a helpful introduction to those new to Latin American fiction.

Concise Encyclopedia Of Latin American Literature [PDF Download]

Concise Encyclopedia of Latin American Literature PDF
Author: Verity Smith
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2000
ISBN: 9781579582524
Size: 43.85 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 678
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Contains approximately two hundred alphabetically arranged entries that provide information about Latin American literature, covering topics, countries, authors, and representative works. Includes a general reading list, as well as title and general indexes.

The Twentieth Century Spanish American Novel [PDF Download]

The Twentieth Century Spanish American Novel PDF
Author: Raymond Leslie Williams
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Release Date: 2005-03-01
ISBN: 9780292706705
Size: 10.31 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 266
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Spanish American novels of the Boom period (1962-1967) attracted a world readership to Latin American literature, but Latin American writers had already been engaging in the modernist experiments of their North American and European counterparts since the turn of the twentieth century. Indeed, the desire to be "modern" is a constant preoccupation in twentieth-century Spanish American literature and thus a very useful lens through which to view the century's novels. In this pathfinding study, Raymond L. Williams offers the first complete analytical and critical overview of the Spanish American novel throughout the entire twentieth century. Using the desire to be modern as his organizing principle, he divides the century's novels into five periods and discusses the differing forms that "the modern" took in each era. For each period, Williams begins with a broad overview of many novels, literary contexts, and some cultural debates, followed by new readings of both canonical and significant non-canonical novels. A special feature of this book is its emphasis on women writers and other previously ignored and/or marginalized authors, including experimental and gay writers. Williams also clarifies the legacy of the Boom, the Postboom, and the Postmodern as he introduces new writers and new novelistic trends of the 1990s.

A Companion To Modern Spanish American Fiction [PDF Download]

A Companion to Modern Spanish American Fiction PDF
Author: Donald Leslie Shaw
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Release Date: 2002
ISBN: 1855660784
Size: 58.84 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 258
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Drawing upon recent research, Shaw traces the pattern from Romanticism to the Boom and beyond and shows how presumptions about narrative and reality have undergone radical alterations.