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The author in the office : narrative writing in twentieth-century Argentina and Uruguay

Author: Paul Jordan, Dr.
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : Tamesis, 2006.
Series: Colección Támesis., Serie A,, Monografías ;, 226.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Office-based writers from both sides of the River Plate chronicle the twentieth century.

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Jordan, Dr.
ISBN: 1855661268 9781855661264
OCLC Number: 67701713
Description: 237 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction : writing in and of the era of the typewriter --
2. Office life in 1920s' Buenos Aires and Montevideo : visions of Purgatory --
3. 1930s : from social criticism to creative disillusion --
4. Mario Benedetti : Uruguay, the office republic --
5. 1940s Argentina : from alienation to bureaucratic nightmare --
6. Argentine bureaucracy from the 1950s to the 1970s : the enemy within --
7. Uruguay from the 1960s : bureaucracies of the absurd --
8. Conclusion : globalisation and the writer-functionary.
Series Title: Colección Támesis., Serie A,, Monografías ;, 226.
Responsibility: Paul R. Jordan.
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