The Polemics Of Possession In Spanish American Narrative

Paperback | November 25, 2014

byRolena Adorno

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In this book on early Latin American narrative, Rolena Adorno argues that the foundations of the Latin American literary tradition are located in the writings that debated the rights to Spanish dominion in the Americas and the treatment of its natives. Placing the works of canonical Spanish and Amerindian writers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries—Bartolomé de las Casas in particular—within this larger polemic, she shows how their works sought credibility through reference to the narrative accounts they followed or contradicted, rather than the historical events they sought to defend or condemn. Demonstrating how these authors and their protagonists have been polemically reinvented in narrative form up to the present day, Adorno elucidates the role the “polemics of possession” played in the development of Latin American literary and political discourse.
 

 

 

 

 

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In this book on early Latin American narrative, Rolena Adorno argues that the foundations of the Latin American literary tradition are located in the writings that debated the rights to Spanish dominion in the Americas and the treatment of its natives. Placing the works of canonical Spanish and Amerindian writers of the sixteenth and s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 1.31 inPublished:November 25, 2014Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300214766

ISBN - 13:9780300214765

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