The Resource Gunshots at the fiesta : literature and politics in Latin America, Maarten van Delden and Yvon Grenier

Gunshots at the fiesta : literature and politics in Latin America, Maarten van Delden and Yvon Grenier

Label
Gunshots at the fiesta : literature and politics in Latin America
Title
Gunshots at the fiesta
Title remainder
literature and politics in Latin America
Statement of responsibility
Maarten van Delden and Yvon Grenier
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The product of a unique collaboration between a literary critic (Van Delden) and a political scientist (Grenier), this book looks at the relationship between literature and politics in Latin America, a region where these two domains exist in closer proximity than perhaps anywhere else in the Western world. The apparently seamless blending of literature and politics is reflected in the explicitly political content of much of the continent's writing, as well as in the highly visible political roles played by many Latin American intellectuals. Yet the authors of this book argue that the relationship between the two realms is much more complex and fraught with tension than is nowadays recognized. In examining these tensions, and in revealing the diverse ways in which literature and politics intersect in the Latin American cultural tradition, this book offers a lively challenge to the current tendency--especially strong in the U.S. academy--to read Latin American literature through a narrowly political prism. The authors argue that one can only understand the nature of the dialogue between literature and politics if one begins by recognizing the different logics that operate in these different domains. Using this idea of the different logics of politics and literature as a guiding thread, this book offers bold new readings of major Latin American authors
Cataloging source
DLC
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1958-
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Van Delden, Maarten
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ7081
LC item number
.V36 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Grenier, Yvon
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  • Latin American literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Bellettrie
  • Politieke cultuur
  • Spaans
  • Literatuurkritiek
  • Politik
  • Literatur
  • Literatura hispanoamericana
  • Literatura y política
  • Bellettrie
  • Literatuurkritiek
  • Politieke cultuur
  • Spaans
  • Literatur
  • Politik
  • Latin American literature
  • Politics and literature
  • Latijns-Amerika
  • Lateinamerika
  • Lateinamerika
  • Latijns-Amerika
  • Latin America
Label
Gunshots at the fiesta : literature and politics in Latin America, Maarten van Delden and Yvon Grenier
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Politics and literature : some conceptual tools -- The politics of contemporary Latin Americanism -- Foundational narratives -- Jose Martí and his legacy -- How to read La Malinche -- Aesthetics, liberalism, modernity : the literary and political career of Octavio Paz -- From poetry to politics : the romantic liberalism of Octavio Paz -- The literary intellectual in democratizing Mexico -- The incomplete end of modernity of Octavio Paz -- Carlos Fuentes : literature, pluralism, identity -- Literature and the political apprenticeship of Carlos Fuentes -- Carlos Fuentes : pan-Hispanism in the age of multiculturalism -- Political and literary imagination in the Latin American new novel -- Scenes of instruction in Gabriel García Márquez -- The private and the public : Mario Vargas Llosa on literature and politics -- Claribel Alegría and Ricardo Piglia : experimental writing and political commitment -- A dialogue on literature and politics
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiv, 294 p.
Isbn
9780826516336
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008033341
System control number
  • (OCoLC)241304457
  • (OCoLC)ocn241304457
Label
Gunshots at the fiesta : literature and politics in Latin America, Maarten van Delden and Yvon Grenier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Politics and literature : some conceptual tools -- The politics of contemporary Latin Americanism -- Foundational narratives -- Jose Martí and his legacy -- How to read La Malinche -- Aesthetics, liberalism, modernity : the literary and political career of Octavio Paz -- From poetry to politics : the romantic liberalism of Octavio Paz -- The literary intellectual in democratizing Mexico -- The incomplete end of modernity of Octavio Paz -- Carlos Fuentes : literature, pluralism, identity -- Literature and the political apprenticeship of Carlos Fuentes -- Carlos Fuentes : pan-Hispanism in the age of multiculturalism -- Political and literary imagination in the Latin American new novel -- Scenes of instruction in Gabriel García Márquez -- The private and the public : Mario Vargas Llosa on literature and politics -- Claribel Alegría and Ricardo Piglia : experimental writing and political commitment -- A dialogue on literature and politics
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiv, 294 p.
Isbn
9780826516336
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008033341
System control number
  • (OCoLC)241304457
  • (OCoLC)ocn241304457

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