Structures of Power: Essays on Twentieth-Century Spanish-American Fiction

Structures of Power: Essays on Twentieth-Century Spanish-American Fiction

by Terry J. Peavler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791428397

ISBN-13: 9780791428399

Pub. Date: 02/28/1996

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Explores the many faces of power as revealed in twentieth-century Spanish-American fiction.

The many faces of power—political, personal, authorial—as revealed in literature are explored in these essays by specialists on modern Spanish-American narrative. Contributors include Jose Carlos Gonzalez Boixo, Sara Castro-Klaren, Rosalia Cornejo-Parriego

Overview

Explores the many faces of power as revealed in twentieth-century Spanish-American fiction.

The many faces of power—political, personal, authorial—as revealed in literature are explored in these essays by specialists on modern Spanish-American narrative. Contributors include Jose Carlos Gonzalez Boixo, Sara Castro-Klaren, Rosalia Cornejo-Parriego, Rosemary Geisdorfer Feal, David William Foster, Todd Garth, Sharon Magnarelli, Terry J. Peavler and Peter Standish. They discuss works by Guillermo Cabrera Infante, Julio Cortazar, Jose Donoso, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Alejandra Pizarnik, Juan Rulfo, Macedonio Fernandez, Augusto Roa Bastos, Luisa Valenzuela, and Mario Vargas Llosa.

By thoroughly analyzing the literature chosen, the authors go beyond questions of politically committed writing to include such issues as the dominance of one sex, one belief system, and one individual over another. Because they reveal just how complex and diverse issues of power in literature can be, they significantly broaden an already lively debate. What brings them together here is their shared passion for the subject, their keenness of thought, and their possession of what may be the greatest power of all, that of persuasion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791428399
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
02/28/1996
Series:
SUNY series in Latin American and Iberian Thought and Culture Series
Pages:
208
Lexile:
1550L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors

Introduction

See(k)ing Power/ Framing Power in Selected Works of Jose Donoso
Sharon Magnarelli

Monuments and Scribes: El hablador Addresses Ethnography
Sara Castro-Klaren

The Delegitimizing Carnival of El otono del Patriarca
Rosalia Cornejo-Parriego

Magus, Masque, and the Machinations of Authority: Cortazar at Play
Peter Standish

Politicizing Myth and Absence: From Macedonio Fernandez to Augusto Roa Bastos
Todd S. Garth

The Underlying Currents of "Caciqusmo" in the Narratives of Juan Rulfo
Jose Carlos Gonzalez Boixo

Cabrera Infante's Undertow
Terry J. Peavler

Of Power and Virgins: Alejandra Pizarnik's La condesa sangrienta
David William Foster

The Politics of "Wargasm": Sexuality, Domination and Female Subversion in Luisa Valenzuela's Cambio De Armas
Rosemary Geisdorfer Feal

Index

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