In Search Of Klingsor

Autor: Jorge Volpi Escalante
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743201183
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Assigned in 1946 to idenfity Hitler's top advisor on the atomic bomb, young physicist Francis Bacon encounters a survivor of the coup attempt against Hitler before entering into a complicated relationship with a mysterious woman. 40,000 first printing.

Photopoetics At Tlatelolco

Autor: Samuel Steinberg
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 1477307486
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In the months leading up to the 1968 Olympic games in Mexico City, students took to the streets, calling for greater democratization and decrying crackdowns on political resistance by the ruling PRI party. During a mass meeting held at the Plaza of the Three Cultures in the Tlatelolco neighborhood, paramilitary forces opened fire on the gathering. The death toll from the massacre remains a contested number, ranging from an official count in the dozens to estimates in the hundreds by journalists and scholars. Rereading the legacy of this tragedy through diverse artistic-political interventions across the decades, Photopoetics at Tlatelolco explores the state’s dual repression—both the massacre’s crushing effects on the movement and the manipulation of cultural discourse and political thought in the aftermath. Examining artifacts ranging from documentary photography and testimony to poetry, essays, chronicles, cinema, literary texts, video, and performance, Samuel Steinberg considers the broad photographic and photopoetic nature of modern witnessing as well as the specific elements of light (gunfire, flares, camera flashes) that ultimately defined the massacre. Steinberg also demonstrates the ways in which the labels of “massacre” and “sacrifice” inform contemporary perceptions of the state’s blatant and violent repression of unrest. With implications for similar processes throughout the rest of Latin America from the 1960s to the present day, Photopoetics at Tlatelolco provides a powerful new model for understanding the intersection of political history and cultural memory.

The Columbia Guide To The Latin American Novel Since 1945

Autor: Raymond L. Williams
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231501692
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In this expertly crafted, richly detailed guide, Raymond Leslie Williams explores the cultural, political, and historical events that have shaped the Latin American and Caribbean novel since the end of World War II. In addition to works originally composed in English, Williams covers novels written in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, and Haitian Creole, and traces the profound influence of modernization, revolution, and democratization on the writing of this era. Beginning in 1945, Williams introduces major trends by region, including the Caribbean and U.S. Latino novel, the Mexican and Central American novel, the Andean novel, the Southern Cone novel, and the novel of Brazil. He discusses the rise of the modernist novel in the 1940s, led by Jorge Luis Borges's reaffirmation of the right of invention, and covers the advent of the postmodern generation of the 1990s in Brazil, the Generation of the "Crack" in Mexico, and the McOndo generation in other parts of Latin America. An alphabetical guide offers biographies of authors, coverage of major topics, and brief introductions to individual novels. It also addresses such areas as women's writing, Afro-Latin American writing, and magic realism. The guide's final section includes an annotated bibliography of introductory studies on the Latin American and Caribbean novel, national literary traditions, and the work of individual authors. From early attempts to synthesize postcolonial concerns with modernist aesthetics to the current focus on urban violence and globalization, The Columbia Guide to the Latin American Novel Since 1945 presents a comprehensive, accessible portrait of a thoroughly diverse and complex branch of world literature.

Historical Dictionary Of Postmodernist Literature And Theater

Autor: Fran Mason
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442276207
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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Postmodernist Literature and Theater contains a chronology, an introduction, and a bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400 cross-referenced entries on postmodernist writers, the important postmodernist aesthetic practices.

New Trends In Contemporary Latin American Narrative

Autor: T. Robbins
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137444711
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Examining a rich new generation of Latin American writers, this collection offers new perspectives on the current status of Latin American literature in the age of globalization. Authors explored are from the Boom and Postboom periods, including those who combine social preoccupations, like drug trafficking, with aesthetic ones.

Leer La Mente

Autor: Jorge Volpi
ISBN: 9786071137012
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Spanish Description La literatura nos hace humanos. La ficcion se inaugura no cuando el primer humano miente, sino cuando los demas reconocen su mentira y prefieren ignorarla. La ficcion ha existido desde el mismo instante en que piso la Tierra el homo sapiens. Porque los mecanismos cerebrales por medio de los cuales nos acercamos a la realidad son basicamente identicos a los que empleamos a la hora de crear o apreciar una ficcion. Su suma nos ha convertido en lo que somos: organismos autoconscientes. En los relatos del mundo se encuentra lo mejor de nuestra especie: nuestra conciencia, nuestras emociones y sentimientos, nuestra memoria, nuestra inteligencia, nuestras dudas y prejuicios, acaso tambien la medida de nuestro albedrio. Este esclarecedor ensayo parte de una hipotesis central: si la ficcion es una herramienta tan poderosa para explorar la naturaleza, es porque la ficcion tambien es la realidad." English Description Contrary to common belief, fiction occurs not when the first person lies, but when others, aware of the lie, choose to ignore it. Since our brain basically employs the same mechanisms when dealing with reality or when creating or understanding fiction, we can conclude that fiction has existed since the first Homo sapiens walked the Earth. This illuminating essay stems from a central hypothesis which states that if fiction is such a powerful tool in the exploration of nature, then, fiction is reality.

Season Of Ash

Autor: Justin Bryant
Publisher: ENC Press
ISBN: 0972832173
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South Africa, 1994: A country caught between its violent past and its hopes for the future, between the beauty of its wildlife and the squalor of its shantytowns. This simple human tale ponders the unpredictability of ways in which history can alter lives ¿ and of the roads that choose us.

El Fin De La Locura The End Of Madness

Autor: Jorge Volpi
Publisher: Debolsillo
ISBN: 9786073149365
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Segunda novela de la trilogía iniciada con En busca de Klingsor. A caballo entre la novela política y la de aventuras, El fin de la locura es una divertida y apasionada novela de ideas, que relata el periplo de Aníbal Quevedo, psicoanalista y vagabundo mexicano. Su historia arranca en el París del mayo de 1968 y se prolonga a lo largo de más de veinte años por diversos países hasta su regreso a un México donde el neoliberalismo ha triunfado." ENGLISH DESCRIPTION: This is the second volume of the trilogy that started with En busca de Klingsor / In Search of Klingsor. Borderline between detective novel and an adventure novel, El fin de la locura is a witty and passionate novel full of ideas which chronicles the journey of Anibal Quevedo, psychoanalyst and Mexican drifter. His story starts in Paris in May of 1968 and goes on for over 20 years throughout different countries until he returns to a Mexico where neoliberalism has won.