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Leopoldo Lugones: Selected Writings (Library of Latin America)

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Argentina's best-known writer during his lifetime, Leopoldo Lugones's work spans many literary styles and ideological positions. He was influential as a modernist poet, as a precursor of the avant-garde, and also as the poet of Argentine nature. His short stories (Las Fuerzas Extranas: 1906) were early examples of the fantastic in Latin American fiction and influenced Borges, Quiroga, and others They reflect an interest in the uncanny and inspired contemporary interest in animism and occultism because the protagonists of many the stories were scientists and doctors experimenting in the transmutation of thought. His prose works include La Guerra Gaucha (1905) and the essay El Payador (1916) in which he idealized the gaucho as a heroic figure, popular poet, and a symbol of Argentine identity. Lugones altered his political views many times, adopting radical anarchism, and later in life, fascism. He was therefore a controversial figure, both accalimed and scorned by his contemporaries. His adherence to the importance of literary form drew criticism from the new generation of writers, such as Borges, but Borges later stated in 1955 that "Lugones was and continues to be the greatest Argentine writer."

About the Author

Gwen Kirkpatrick is Professor of Spanish and Portuguese Literature at Georgetown University.

Sergio Waisman is Associate Professor of Spanish at The George Washington University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195174045
Author:
Lugones, Leopoldo
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Translator:
Waisman, Sergio
Editor:
Kirkpatrick, Gwen
Author:
Kirkpatrick, Gwen
Author:
null, Leopoldo
Author:
null, Gwen
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
Lugones, Leopoldo
Subject:
Literature/English | World Literature | Latin American
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Library of Latin America
Publication Date:
20080431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
152
Dimensions:
8.24x5.55x.45 in. .44 lbs.

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