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A Turbulent Decade Remembered: Scenes from the Latin American Sixties (Cultural Memory in the Present)

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A Turbulent Decade Remembered studies the 1960s—the continental moment that marked Latin America's full entry into both modernity and post-modernity in the international arena. Delving into scenes of importance for the intersection of aesthetics and politics, the book addresses the impact of the Cuban Revolution on the imagination of the decade, the student movements of 1968 in their international context, and the tragic events of Tlatelolco, memorialized in different ways by Mexico's greatest intellectuals. In examining the construction of the great novels usually identified as the "Boom," the book revises the critical tradition established since the late sixties, rethinking the oft-cited "magical realism," while considering the role of the press, prizes, gendered networks of solidarity and competition, and the emergence of a literary star system. The implications of all these forces of the republic of letters are set in dialogue with an analysis of the major novels of the decade, with particular attention to their literary craft, their manipulation of space, voice, and varied readerships.

Synopsis:

This is an interdisciplinary study of the major cultural and political scenes of a decade marked by dramatic -and sometimes traumatic—change.

About the Author

Diana Sorensen is James F. Rothenberg Professor of Romance Languages, and Literatures and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard University. She is the author of several books, among them the prize-winning Facundo and the Construction of Argentine Culture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804756624
Author:
Sorensen, Diana
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Subject:
Caribbean & Latin American
Subject:
Literature and society
Subject:
Latin american literature
Subject:
Central & South American
Subject:
Literature and society -- Latin America.
Subject:
Latin American literature -- 20th century.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Cultural Memory in the Present
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Law » General
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
History and Social Science » World History » Latin America

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