The Avant-Garde and Geopolitics in Latin America

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The Avant-Garde and Geopolitics in Latin America examines the canonical Latin American avant-garde texts of the 1920s and 1930s in novels, travel writing, journalism, and poetry, and presents them in a new light as formulators of modern Western culture and precursors of global culture. Particular focus is placed on the work of Roberto Arlt and Mário de Andrade as exemplars of the movement.

Fernando J. Rosenberg provides a theoretical historiography of Latin American literature ...

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The Avant-Garde and Geopolitics in Latin America examines the canonical Latin American avant-garde texts of the 1920s and 1930s in novels, travel writing, journalism, and poetry, and presents them in a new light as formulators of modern Western culture and precursors of global culture. Particular focus is placed on the work of Roberto Arlt and Mário de Andrade as exemplars of the movement.

Fernando J. Rosenberg provides a theoretical historiography of Latin American literature and the role that modernity and avant-gardism played in it. He finds significant parallels between the cultural battles of the interwar years in Latin America and current debates over the role of the peripheral nation-state within the culture of globalization. Rosenberg establishes that the Latin American avant-garde evolved on its own terms, in polemic dialogue with the European movements, critiquing modernity itself and developing a global geopolitical awareness. In the process these writers created a bridge between postcolonial and postmodern culture, forming a distinct movement that continues its influence today.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780822942795
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Series: Pitt Illuminations Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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Fernando J. Rosenberg is associate professor of hispanic studies and comparative literature at Brandeis University.

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Table of Contents

1 Locating the avant-garde 1
2 A case for geopolitics 12
3 Locating the future in Los siete locos 49
4 Macunaima in the mouth of the cannibal 77
5 Leaving home : cosmopolitanism and travel 106
6 Cosmopolitanism and repentance : the homecoming of the avant-garde poet 136
7 Epilogue 161
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