The Baroque Narrative of Carlos de Siguenza y Gongora: A New World Paradise

The Baroque Narrative of Carlos de Siguenza y Gongora: A New World Paradise

by Kathleen Ross
     
 

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Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora, one of seventeenth-century Mexico's best-known intellectuals, was a writer of fascinating and complex narratives that exemplarize the heterogeneous nature of colonial Spanish American prose. This book is the first critical study to place both the writer and his narrative within the phenomenon of the Barroco de Indias, or the

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Carlos de Sigüenza y Góngora, one of seventeenth-century Mexico's best-known intellectuals, was a writer of fascinating and complex narratives that exemplarize the heterogeneous nature of colonial Spanish American prose. This book is the first critical study to place both the writer and his narrative within the phenomenon of the Barroco de Indias, or the Spanish-American baroque. Approaching Sigüenza as a criollo historian preoccupied with the placement of the New World within a universal context, Professor Ross develops a theoretical framework within which his texts can be read and understood today. Professor Ross incorporates into her examination new critical trends, such as the use of narrative theory, the new historiography, and feminist criticism.

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"...is certain to be the standard reference on this work for years to come. Scholars dedicating themselves to the large corpus of baroque poetry written in America will also find this book essential." Calíope

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ISBN-13:
9780521152754
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/05/2010
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Latin American and Iberian Literature Series, #9
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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