A World in Words, A Life in Texts: Revisiting Latin American Cultural Heritage - Festschrift in Honour of Peter R. Beardsell by Victoria CarpenterA World in Words, A Life in Texts: Revisiting Latin American Cultural Heritage - Festschrift in Honour of Peter R. Beardsell by Victoria Carpenter

A World in Words, A Life in Texts: Revisiting Latin American Cultural Heritage - Festschrift in…

EditorVictoria Carpenter

Paperback | April 16, 2011

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This volume presents a number of close readings of Latin American literary and cultural phenomena. The overarching theme of the collection is the revision of the accepted view of Latin American national identities as represented in twentieth-century Latin American literature and culture. The book examines the complexity of national identities forged among political crises, economic upheaval and intercultural influences.
The essays included here focus upon internal contradictions of national identity and the factors contributing to this discord. Among these are the nature of the Latin American intellectual, Latin American modernity and exile, and the psychological underpinning of the re-creation of history. Some of the chapters challenge the existing theoretical framework for Latin American literary analysis by employing non-literary theories to analyse hitherto overlooked textual anomalies.
The book is a Festschrift for Professor Peter R. Beardsell, reflecting the importance of his contribution to Latin American literary and cultural studies.
Victoria Carpenter is Reader in Latin American Studies at the University of Derby. Her recent publications include the edited volumes (Re)Collecting the Past: History and Collective Memory in Latin American Narrative (Peter Lang, 2010) and A World Torn Apart: Representations of Violence in Latin American Narrative (Peter Lang, 2007). S...
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Title:A World in Words, A Life in Texts: Revisiting Latin American Cultural Heritage - Festschrift in…Format:PaperbackDimensions:6 × 9 × 1 inPublished:April 16, 2011Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3034302738

ISBN - 13:9783034302739

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Contents: Victoria Carpenter/Amit Thakkar: Introduction – Anthony Stanton: National Identity as Textual Construction in Visión de Anáhuac (1519) by Alfonso Reyes – Mark Millington: Configuring the Self as Public Intellectual in José Vasconcelos’s Ulises criollo – Gustavo San Román: Rodó’s Gaze on Europe – Adam Sharman: The State and the Muse: Trilce VI and the Politics of Poetry – Christopher Harris: Juan Rulfo’s Critique of Patriarchal Masculinity in Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary Mexico: ‘El llano en llamas’ (1953) and Pedro Páramo (1955) – Victoria Carpenter: Temporal Permutations in Octavio Paz’s ‘Piedra de sol’ (1957) – Philip Swanson: Unfinished Business: Lagartija sin cola (2007), Donoso’s Lost Novel – Lloyd Hughes Davies: History and Hysteria in Fernando del Paso’s Noticias del Imperio (1987) – Stephen Hart: Black Magic and the Black Market in Contemporary Cuba.