Vargas Llosa Among the Postmodernists / Edition 1

Vargas Llosa Among the Postmodernists / Edition 1

by M. Keith Booker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813012481

ISBN-13: 9780813012483

Pub. Date: 01/28/1994

Publisher: University Press of Florida

 

Mario Vargas Llosa is one of the world’s most respected and widely read living writers. His work is marked by technical sophistication and by its alliance with a variety of trends in modern culture. To date little criticism of his work has made use of the important developments in literary theory in the past two decades. This book does so, analyzing

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Mario Vargas Llosa is one of the world’s most respected and widely read living writers. His work is marked by technical sophistication and by its alliance with a variety of trends in modern culture. To date little criticism of his work has made use of the important developments in literary theory in the past two decades. This book does so, analyzing Vargas Llosa’s place in modern and postmodern criticism.
 

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813012483
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Edition description:
First
Pages:
239
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile:
1660L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Notes Toward the Postmodern1
Redefining the Modernist Novel in The Green House
1Postmodernist Parody and Modernist Exemplification32
Captain Pantoja and the Special Service and The Green House
2Literature and Commodification54
The Production and Consumption of Texts in Vargas Llosa's Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter and Calvino's If on a winter's night a traveler
3Realism, Modernism, and Postmodernism75
Three Versions of Apocalypse in The War of the End of the World
4Fiction and "Real Life"99
Vargas Llosa's The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta and Nabokov's The Real Life of Sebastian Knight
5Narrative, Metanarrative, and Utopian Fantasy in The Storyteller121
6Detective Fiction, the Fantastic, and the Role of the Reader139
Who Killed Palomino Molero? in Postmodernist Context
7The Reader as Voyeur162
Culture, Pornography, and Religion in In Praise of the Stepmother
Postscript: Commitment and Ambivalence183
Appendix: Modernism and Postmodernism: Some Published Views188
Notes211
Works Cited226
Index237

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