Subaltern Writings: Readings on Graciliano Ramos's Novels

Overview

Subaltern Writings focuses on one of the most important Brazilian novelists of the first half of the 20th century, Graciliano Ramos, examining the configurations of writing in two of his novels, Caetés and Angústia. Its analysis is based on the premise that, in order to understand such configurations, one must bring to the forefront the notion of a subject that is close to non-subjectivity and cannot but develop heterodox forms of cultural production, as Ramos himself sketches them in his chronicles. Rather than ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Other Format)
  • All (3) from $52.22   
  • New (2) from $52.22   
  • Used (1) from $87.28   
Sending request ...

More About This Book

Overview

Subaltern Writings focuses on one of the most important Brazilian novelists of the first half of the 20th century, Graciliano Ramos, examining the configurations of writing in two of his novels, Caetés and Angústia. Its analysis is based on the premise that, in order to understand such configurations, one must bring to the forefront the notion of a subject that is close to non-subjectivity and cannot but develop heterodox forms of cultural production, as Ramos himself sketches them in his chronicles. Rather than insisting on the protagonists' supposed mediocrity or derangement, which has been the norm in critical readings of the novels, Subaltern Writings reconstructs how their attempts at composing fictional texts constitute examples of subaltern approaches to writing, often standing alongside "high" cultural production. Unable to enter a circuit of literary writing, which silences subaltern speakers, the protagonists in the novels create narratives in such a manner that, instead of finished objects of consumption, they end up with incohesive fragments or notes. In this sense, Subaltern Writings consists of exercises in reading an object that resists becoming one. Subaltern Writings is of interest to those in the fields of Luso-Brazilian and Latin American studies.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433123108
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/30/2013
  • Series: Latin America: Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)