ISBN-10:
0822942283
ISBN-13:
9780822942283
Pub. Date:
06/06/2004
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
The Corpus Delicti: A Manual of Argentine Fictions

The Corpus Delicti: A Manual of Argentine Fictions

by Josefina Ludmer, Glen S. Close

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ISBN-13: 9780822942283
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 06/06/2004
Series: Illuminations Ser.
Edition description: 1
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Josefina Ludmer, professor of Latin American literature and culture at Yale University, is the editor of Las culturas de fin de siglo en América Latina and the author of several books, including Cien años de soledad: Una interpretación and The Gaucho Genre: A Treatise on the Motherland.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvi
Introduction1
Crime as a Critical Instrument3
The "Stories" of the Corpus Delicti6
I.From Transgression to Crime9
The Subjects of the Liberal State: Stories of Education and Marriage11
The Patricians and Their Autobiographical Stories of Education13
The Dandies and Their Marriage Stories27
Physics Exam Stories: Insanity, Simulation, and Crime at the Colegio Nacional de Buenos Aires48
II.The Frontier of Crime59
Transmutation Operation Stories61
The Crime of the Artist: Portrait Stories74
Coda76
III.The Moreiras81
Argentine Stories83
IV.The History of a Best-Seller: From Anarchism to Peronism111
A Literary Genealogy "in Crime" by Way of the Story of the Submission of the First Manuscript to the Master113
V.Women Who Kill123
VI.Stories of Truth and Stories of Jews141
Stories of Truth143
Stories of Jews154
Conclusion159
The Crime Story of the Very Much Read161
Notes171
Index391

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