The Spanish American Regional Novel: Modernity and Autochthony by Carlos J. AlonsoThe Spanish American Regional Novel: Modernity and Autochthony by Carlos J. Alonso

The Spanish American Regional Novel: Modernity and Autochthony

byCarlos J. Alonso

Paperback | June 12, 2008

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This is a radical reexamination of the regional novel, which plays a central part in the development of Latin American fiction in the first half of the twentieth century. Professor Alonso presents his argument through challenging readings of three works that are universally acknowledged as archetypes of the autochthonous modality: Rivera's La voragine, Gallegos' Dona Barbara, and Guiraldes' Don Segundo Sombra. He proposes a new view of the autochthonous as a discourse rather than a referent, this discourse being organized by the three intertwined categories of language, geography, and work.

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Title:The Spanish American Regional Novel: Modernity and AutochthonyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:June 12, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521064627

ISBN - 13:9780521064620

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. The exoticism of the autochthonous; 2. The novela de la tierra; 3. Don Segundo Sombra; 4. Dona Barbara; 5. La voragine; 6. Epilogue; Bibliography.

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"Alonso reexamines a category of Latin American fiction all but explained away in the past. He justifies...this category with arguments that by far surpass, both in intelligence and ingenuity, anything written on the subject before him...This is a very original, highly stimulating book." Sylvia Molloy, Yale University