The Untimely Present: Postdictatorial Latin American Fiction and the Task of Mourning / Edition 1

The Untimely Present: Postdictatorial Latin American Fiction and the Task of Mourning / Edition 1

by Idelber Avelar
     
 

Examines fiction produced in the aftermath of 20th century dictatorships in Latin America.

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Overview

Examines fiction produced in the aftermath of 20th century dictatorships in Latin America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822324157
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Post-Contemporary Interventions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Allegory and Mourning in Postdictatorship1
1Oedipus in Post-Auratic Times: Modernization and Mourning in the Spanish American Boom22
2The Genealogy of a Defeat: Latin American Culture Under Dictatorship39
3Countertraditions: The Allegorical Rewriting of the Past86
4Encrypting Restitution: A Detective Story in the City of the Dead107
5Pastiche, Repetition, and the Angel of History's Forged Signature136
6Overcodification of the Margins: Figures of the Eternal Return and the Apocalypse164
7Bildungsroman at a Standstill, Or the Weakening of Storytelling186
8The Unmourned Dead and the Promise of Restitution210
Afterword: Postdictatorship and Postmodernity230
Notes235
Works Cited271
Index287

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