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Art and anger : essays on politics and the imagination

Author: Ilan Stavans
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Ilan Stavans's vast and subtle knowledge deftly emerges in this engrossing collection of essays. Fascinated by the idea of Western civilization as a sequence of innumerable misinterpretations and misrepresentations, a magisterial Tower of Babel where everybody communicates at once in a different tongue, these nineteen pieces cover a broad range of personal and philosophical topics with the unifying theme being the
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stavans, Ilan.
Art and anger.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)605064043
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ilan Stavans
ISBN: 0826317448 9780826317445 0826316638 9780826316639
OCLC Number: 33983865
Notes: Essays previously published.
Includes index.
Description: x, 253 p. ; 24 cm.
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 --
Discoveries --
Mexico : four dispatches --
The adventures of Maqroll --
Felipe Alfau --
The brick novel --
The Latin phallus : a survey --
Translation and identity --
Tongue snatcher --
Hello Columbus.
Other Titles: Art & anger
Responsibility: Ilan Stavans.
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Ilan Stavans's vast and subtle knowledge deftly emerges in this engrossing collection of essays. Fascinated by the idea of Western civilization as a sequence of innumerable misinterpretations and misrepresentations, a magisterial Tower of Babel where everybody communicates at once in a different tongue, these nineteen pieces cover a broad range of personal and philosophical topics with the unifying theme being the crossroads where politics and the imagination meet. An essay on linguistics and culture discusses the shaping of Latin America's collective identity as a result of a translation loss. Peru's modern history is approached as a bloody battle between enlightenment and darkness, as personified by the archetypal clash between novelist Mario Vargas Llosa and the leader of Shining Path, Abimael Guzman.

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.

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