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Myth and archive : a theory of Latin American narrative

Author: Roberto González Echevarría
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Series: Cambridge studies in Latin American and Iberian literature, 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Myth and Archive offers a new theory about the origin and evolution of the Latin American narrative, and about the emergence of the modern novel. Instead of following the traditional categories set up by literary history, Professor González Echevarri;a explores the relationship of the narrative to the language of authority: the law in the colonial period, science in the nineteenth century, and anthropology in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Roberto González Echevarría
ISBN: 0521306825 9780521306829
OCLC Number: 20932619
Language Note: English.
Description: xiv, 245 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgements --
Preface --
A clearing in the jungle: from Santa Monica to Macondo --
The law of the letter: Garcilaso's comentarios --
A lost world re-discovered: Sarmiento's Facundo and E. da Cunha's Os Sertoes --
The novel as myth and archive: ruins and relics of Tlon --
Bibliography --
Indices.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in Latin American and Iberian literature, 3.
Responsibility: Roberto González Echevarría.
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This book offers a theory about the origin and evolution of the Latin American narrative, and about the emergence of the modern novel. The book contains readings of major works in the tradition such  Read more...

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"...a book that will have lasting value because it opens new exegetic horizons for the study of Latin-American narrative." Antonio Fama, Canadian Review of Hispanic Studies

 
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