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Criticism, interpretation, etc
|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Art and anger.
Albuquerque, N.M. : University of New Mexico Press, c1996
|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|Notes:||Essays previously published.
|Description:||1 online resource (x, 253 p.)|
|Contents:||Letter to a German friend --
Two Peruvians --
The first book --
Las mariposas --
The master of Aracataca --
The verbal quest --
Art and anger --
Pessoa's echoes --
Of arms and the essayist --
Vuelta : a succinct appraisal --
Mexico : four dispatches --
The adventures of Maqroll --
Felipe Alfau --
The brick novel --
The Latin phallus : a survey --
Translation and identity --
Tongue snatcher --
|Other Titles:||Art & anger|
In his critiques of Octavio Paz and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Stavans reflects on the dichotomy between pen and sword in the Hispanic world and wonders why we are so mesmerized by magic realism, a literary style that poses as unsettling while remaining thoroughly conventional at heart. In "Letter to a German Friend," Stavans returns to his fate as a Jew in the Southern Hemisphere, and in "The First Book," he connects his passion for literature to his initiation into Jewishness. Finally, in the brilliant meditation on Columbus's afterlife, he reflects on the many ways in which we reinvent ourselves in order to make sense of the chaotic world that surrounds us.