Latin American Narratives and Cultural Identity: Selected Readings (Latin America: Interdisciplinary Studies Series)

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New York 2003 Hard cover ABSOLLUTELY BRAND NEW (gift quality)! ! -No international shipping available Text in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish. Sewn binding. Cloth over ... boards. 258 p. Contains: Illustrations. Latin America: Interdisciplinary Studies, 7. Audience: General/trade. Read more Show Less

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This book presents a selection of fourteen provocative and unique essays that represent the views of exciting new scholarship on narratives and cultural identity in Latin America. In so doing, it balances theory, methodology, and description. The essays in this volume deliver a clarion mix of original voices and cutting-edge approaches to the exploration of the topics, which reflect diverse perspectives on Latin American culture and literature. The contributions feature analyses of Latin American oral tradition, cultural identity, memory construction, storytelling, literary truth-claims, myth, autobiography, cultural policy and history, folk art, and cinema.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820463209
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Series: Latin America: Interdisciplinary Studies Series
  • Edition description: English-spanish language
  • Pages: 243
  • Product dimensions: 6.18 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
1 Introduction 1
2 Story-Telling and Cultural Identity in Latin America 9
3 The Mexican Corrido: Identity Configurations, Time, and Truth Claims 28
4 Two Radical Storytellers for the Young (and) Old 39
5 History after History's End: Cultural Reconstruction in Margarita, esta linda la mar 62
6 Narratives of Trauma from the Southern Cone 75
7 Rethinking Transculturation and Hybridity: An Andean Perspective 94
8 Metaphoric Narration in Mesoamerican Tradition 111
9 The Dreadren and the Message: Of Martyrdom and Mythopoiesis in Caribbean Literature 124
10 Creole, culture et oralite aux Antilles francaises 153
11 Clarice Lispector's A Hora da Estrela: Through the Lens of Suzana Amaral 163
12 Metamorphose volatile de l'ame du guerrier: une croyance mythique dans le Mexique ancien 180
13 O baetata existe realmente? 201
14 El mito de la conspiracion en el imaginario politico de los periodicos de Bahia Blanca (Provincia de Buenos Aires) durante el primer gobierno radical (1916-1922) 217
15 The Legend of La Llorona: Excavating and (Re)Interpreting the Archetype of the Creative/Fertile Feminine Force 232
List of Contributors 245
Index 250
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