The Postmodern Novel in Latin America: Politics, Culture, and the Crisis of Truth

The Postmodern Novel in Latin America: Politics, Culture, and the Crisis of Truth

by Raymond Leslie Williams
     
 

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The foremost postmodern Latin American writers of the past twenty-five years are introduced in this well-informed volume that places that current literary scene in its proper political and cultural context.

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The foremost postmodern Latin American writers of the past twenty-five years are introduced in this well-informed volume that places that current literary scene in its proper political and cultural context.

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Williams (Latin American literature, U. of Colorado-Boulder) introduces the major Latin American novelists of the past 25 years and places them in the current political and cultural climate as well as in the development of Latin American literature from the pioneer Borges of the 1940s and 1950s through the explosion in the 1960s of such writers as Marquez, Fuentes, and Llosa. He argues that the new work should be considered postmodern despite the continuity. Does not assume a knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780312164584
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
12/28/1996
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.47(d)

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