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Urban spaces in contemporary Latin American literature

Author: José Eduardo González; Timothy R Robbins
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2019] ©2019
Series: Hispanic urban studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collection of essays studies the depiction of contemporary urban space in twenty-first century Latin American fiction. The contributors to this volume seek to understand the characteristics that make the representation of the postmodern city in a Latin American context unique. The chapters focus on cities from a wide variety of countries in the region, highlighting the cultural and political effects of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: José Eduardo González; Timothy R Robbins
ISBN: 3319924370 9783319924373
OCLC Number: 1032574344
Description: ix, 219 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: The spatial turn and twentieth-century Latin American fiction / José Eduardo González --
Beyond the ruins of the organized city : urban experiences through the metro in contemporary Mexican literature / Liesbeth François --
Spectral spaces : haunting in the Latin American city / Marta Sierra --
A tale of three cities : urban space in the crack novels (1995-1997) / Tomás Regalado-López --
The night that repeats itself : social dystopia in Managua, Salsa City (¡Devórame Otra Vez!), by Franz Galich / Magdalena Perkowksa --
Urban debris and networking imperialism in Un Arte de Hacer Ruinas by Antonio José Ponte / Eduard Arriaga --
Place-making in the solitude of the city : Valeria Luiselli's Los ingrávidos / Cecily Raynor --
Dislocated subjects in the global city : Santiago Gamboa's Hotel Pekín / Camilo A. Malagon --
Roberto Bolaño's urban labyrinths : the city as metaphor for the silent universe / Juan Pablo Melo --
The tourist aesthetic and empire in Rodrigo Fresán's Mantra and Jardines de Kensington / Timothy R. Robbins.
Series Title: Hispanic urban studies.
Responsibility: José Eduardo González, Timothy R. Robbins, editors.

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This collection of essays studies the depiction of contemporary urban space in twenty-first century Latin American fiction. Twenty-first century authors share an interest for images of ruins and  Read more...

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