New Trends in Contemporary Latin American Narrative

New Trends in Contemporary Latin American Narrative

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Examining a rich new generation of Latin American writers, this timely collection offers new perspectives on the current status of Latin American literature in the age of globalization. Essays examine the anthology McOndo, which rejected magical realism as the primary literary mode of Latin America, and the Crack group, which argued for a return to more complex narrative, as turning points for Latin American narratives and for a new generation of authors. Instead of perpetuating the simple blueprint of Postboom magical realism, this volume argues that the authors studied in here combine social preoccupations, such as drug trafficking, with aesthetic ones. In many cases, authors like the Crack group members, Roberto BolaApo, Rodrigo FresAin, Evelio Rosero, or Ena LucAsa Portela, directly dialogue with the Boom authors while other authors, like Diego Trelles Paz or Yolanda Arroyo, utilize new technologies to create dynamic creative projects.According to Bakhtin, choosing a chronotope is not as simple as deciding on aesthetic form but also an ideological ... zero, the novel also incorporates the essaya#39;s discursive tradition as a form that allows narration as well as the use of textualanbsp;...

Title:New Trends in Contemporary Latin American Narrative
Author:Timothy R. Robbins, José Eduardo González
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-08-20


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