The Postmodern Novel in Latin America
By (author) Raymond L. Williams
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Postmodern Novel in Latin America by Raymond L. Williams
Book DescriptionRecent Latin American cultural and political magazines have noted the trend of postmodernity in the literature of the region, with a range of responses. Some critics consider it a foreign importation and sign of cultural imperialism. Others feel that postmodernism reflects a culture of mass media manipulated by the dominating classes. But the debate has been particularly headed by a new group of young writers who consider themselves postmodern and politically progressive: Severo Sarduy of Cuba, Diamela Eltit of Chile, and R.H. Moreno-Duran of Colombia, among others. By examining a group of the most representative innovative writers active today, Williams argues that the postmodern novel in Latin America is as political and valuable as its more traditional and modern predecessors.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312120818
(235mm x 155mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 13-Nov-1995
Country of Publication: United States
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Explores the cultural, political, and historical events that have shaped the Latin American and Caribbean novel since the end of World War II. This book covers novels written in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, and Haitian Creole, and traces the profound influence of modernization, revolution, and democratization on the writing of this era.
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