ISBN-10:
0521058090
ISBN-13:
9780521058094
Pub. Date:
12/28/2007
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
The Usable Past: The Imagination of History in Recent Fiction of the Americas

The Usable Past: The Imagination of History in Recent Fiction of the Americas

by Lois Parkinson Zamora
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ISBN-13: 9780521058094
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/28/2007
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Part I. Anxiety of Origins: 1. The Usable Past: History as Idea in the Americas; 2. For the record: novels, newspapers, narration; 3. Ancestral presences: magical romance/magical realism; Part II. Intertextuality and Tradition: 4. Synchronic structures, Mario Vargas Llosa, The Conversation in the Cathedral Julio Cortázar, 62: A Model Kit; 5. Fragmentary fictions; 6. Clichés and community; Comparative conclusions: Baroque new worlds.

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