The Resource The usable past : the imagination of history in recent fiction of the Americas, Lois Parkinson Zamora

The usable past : the imagination of history in recent fiction of the Americas, Lois Parkinson Zamora

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The usable past : the imagination of history in recent fiction of the Americas
Title
The usable past
Title remainder
the imagination of history in recent fiction of the Americas
Statement of responsibility
Lois Parkinson Zamora
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Usable Past presents a comparative discussion of American literary modes of historical imagining. Taking America in its hemispheric sense, Lois Parkinson Zamora presents a broad-ranging discussion of essential American voices - among them Borges, Hawthorne, Emerson, Williams, Paz, Carpentier, Cather, Fuentes, Cortazar, Rulfo, Cisneros, Puig, Vargas Llosa, Morrison. These writers dramatize the convergences and divergences of history and fiction as they question the nature of both. Zamora argues that they are impelled by a peculiarly American energy - what she calls an "anxiety of origins"--To search for precursors and connect to (or invent) usable traditions and histories
  • They conceive of originality not as novelty but as a complicated and enriched relation to their cultural traditions. How American writers thematize usable American pasts, and how their work itself becomes part of the usable past, is Zamora's overarching concern
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Zamora, Lois Parkinson
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ7082.N7
LC item number
Z35 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spanish American fiction
  • American fiction
  • History in literature
  • Literature and history
  • Intertextuality
  • Roman hispano-américain
  • Roman américain
  • Histoire dans la littérature
  • Littérature et histoire
  • Intertextualité
  • Geschiedenis
  • Letterkunde
  • Spaans
  • American fiction
  • History in literature
  • Intertextuality
  • Literature and history
  • Spanish American fiction
  • America
Label
The usable past : the imagination of history in recent fiction of the Americas, Lois Parkinson Zamora
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Anxiety of origins. The usable past : history as idea in the Americas -- For the record : novels, newspapers, narration -- Ancestral presences : magical romance/magical realism -- pt. II. Intertextuality and tradition. Synchronic structures : Mario Vargas Llosa, conversations in The cathedral ; Julio Cortázar, 62 : a model kit -- Fragmentary fictions : Angelina Muñiz-Huberman, Woman hollering creek -- Clichés and community. Manual Puig : The kiss of the spider woman ; Luis Rafael Sáchez, Macho Comacho's beat -- Comparative conclusions : Baroque new worlds
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780521582537
Lccn
96051160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36011700
  • (OCoLC)ocm36011700
Label
The usable past : the imagination of history in recent fiction of the Americas, Lois Parkinson Zamora
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-248) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Anxiety of origins. The usable past : history as idea in the Americas -- For the record : novels, newspapers, narration -- Ancestral presences : magical romance/magical realism -- pt. II. Intertextuality and tradition. Synchronic structures : Mario Vargas Llosa, conversations in The cathedral ; Julio Cortázar, 62 : a model kit -- Fragmentary fictions : Angelina Muñiz-Huberman, Woman hollering creek -- Clichés and community. Manual Puig : The kiss of the spider woman ; Luis Rafael Sáchez, Macho Comacho's beat -- Comparative conclusions : Baroque new worlds
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 257 pages
Isbn
9780521582537
Lccn
96051160
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36011700
  • (OCoLC)ocm36011700

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