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Latin American science fiction : theory and practice

Author: M Elizabeth Ginway; Andrew Brown
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Series: Latin American Science Fiction.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Combining work by critics from Latin America, the US and Europe, Latin American Science Fiction: Theory and Practice is the first anthology of articles in English to examine science fiction in all of Latin America, from Mexico and the Caribbean to Brazil and the Southern Cone. Using a variety of sophisticated theoretical approaches, the book explores not merely the development of a science fiction tradition in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M Elizabeth Ginway; Andrew Brown
ISBN: 9781137281227 1137281227
OCLC Number: 795759308
Description: vi, 241 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Speculating a canon : Latin America's SF traditions. Islands in the slipstream : diasporic allegories in Cuban science fiction since the special period / Emily A. Maguire ; Time travel and history in Carmen Boullosa's 1991 Llanto, novelas imposibles / Claire Taylor ; Joáo Guimaráes Rosa's "A young man, gleaming, white" and the protocol of the question / Braulio Tavares ; Bolaño and science fiction : deformities / Álvaro Bisama --
pt. II. On the periphery of the periphery : cyberpunk and zombies in Latin America. Sexilia and the perverse world of the future : an Argentine version of Barbarella and Sade / Fernando Reati ; Ending the world with words : Bernardo Fernández (BEF) and the institutionalization of science fiction in Mexico / Ignacio M. Sánchez Prado ; Teenage zombie wasteland : suburbia after the apocalypse in Mike Wilson's Zombie and Edmundo Paz Soldán's Los vivos y los muertos / David Laraway --
pt. III. Comics and film : Latin American SF across genres. Oesterheld's iconic and ironic Eternautas / Rachel Haywood Ferreira ; Brazilian science fiction and the visual arts : from political cartoons to contemporary comics / Octavio Aragáo ; Science fiction and metafiction in the cinematic works of Brazilian director Jorge Furtado / M. Elizabeth Ginway and Alfredo Suppia.
Series Title: Latin American Science Fiction.
Responsibility: edited by M. Elizabeth Ginway and J. Andrew Brown
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