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Description - Latin American Literature by Bernard McGuirk

Critical theory meets Latin American fiction and poetry in this bold and challenging analysis of literature and literary criticism through post-structuralist analysis. Focusing on a span of Latin American literary and critical production from the 1890s to the 1990s, Bernard McGuirk highlights the confrontation between theory, politics and literature throughout Latin America which has particular resonance for postmodernity. The range of literatures discussed includes, but is not restricted to, writings from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. Bernard McGuirk draws on the latest critical debates regarding post-structuralism's relevance to specific histories and cultures. The symptomatic differences between and within cultures are illuminated by analysis of texts by such authors as Cesar Vallejo, Jorges Luis Borges, Ruben Dario, Pablo Neruda, Mario de Andrade, Joao Guimaraes Rosa, Julio Cortazar, Carlos Fuentes and Susan Thenon. This is a stimulating introductory text for readers not necessarily acquainted with Latin American literature.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415077552
ISBN-10: 0415077559
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Pages: 284
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Jan-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bernard McGuirk

Bernard McGuirk holds the Chair of Romance Literatures and Literar Theory at the University of Nottingham. He is currently President of the Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland.

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