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The ironic apocalypse in the novels of Leopoldo Marechal

Author: Norman Cheadle
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY, USA : Tamesis, 2000.
Series: Monografias A, 183.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Leopoldo Marechal is a precursor of both the Spanish American nueva novela and the Argentine novisimos, but traditionally he has been read as a Christian apologist. This study finds instead that Marechal's novels parody the grand narratives of religion and metaphysics. Close readings of Adan Buenosayres (1948), El Banquete de Severo Arcangelo (1965) and Megafon, o la guerra (1970) show that these novels radically  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Leopoldo Marechal; Leopoldo Marechal; Leopoldo Marechal; Leopoldo Marechal
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norman Cheadle
ISBN: 1855660709 9781855660700
OCLC Number: 43115048
Description: viii, 170 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Adán Buenosayres: parodic revelation --
Metahistory and the cycle of language --
Light against darkness: poetry versus science --
Schultze and "el viaje a la oscura ciudad de Cacodelphia" --
Textual apocalypse: El banquete de Severo Arcángelo --
Coda and conclusion: Samuel Tesler's last word in Megafón, o la guerra.
Series Title: Monografias A, 183.
Responsibility: Norman Cheadle.

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A fresh look at the Argentine novelist Marechal emphasises his subversive approach in his novels to the Peronist politics of his time.  Read more...

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