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A World in Words, A Life in Texts

Revisiting Latin American Cultural Heritage – Festschrift in Honour of Peter R. Beardsell

Victoria Carpenter

This volume presents a number of close readings of Latin American literary and cultural phenomena. The overarching theme of the collection is the revision of the accepted view of Latin American national identities as represented in twentieth-century Latin American literature and culture. The book examines the complexity of national identities forged among political crises, economic upheaval and intercultural influences.
The essays included here focus upon internal contradictions of national identity and the factors contributing to this discord. Among these are the nature of the Latin American intellectual, Latin American modernity and exile, and the psychological underpinning of the re-creation of history. Some of the chapters challenge the existing theoretical framework for Latin American literary analysis by employing non-literary theories to analyse hitherto overlooked textual anomalies.
The book is a Festschrift for Professor Peter R. Beardsell, reflecting the importance of his contribution to Latin American literary and cultural studies.


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Index Adorno, Theodor W. 219 Apollinaire, Guillaume 98 Ateneo de la Juventud 4, 12, 17, 18, 24, 34, 52–6 see also Caso, Antonio; Vasconcelos, José autobiography 4, 37, 39–44, 46–8, 50–1, 59 Joaquín Blanco’s view of 51 n. 24 Judith Butler’s analysis of 41 Ayorinde, Christine 213, 215–17, 219–21, 223, 225–6 Azorín ( José Martínez Ruiz) 18–19 Aztecs 32–3, 58 astrological calendar 139; see also Tonalpohualli cyclical view of time 138, 140–1, 154 calendar system 139, 145, 158 solar calendar 7, 137, 140–1; see also Sun Stone Azuela, Mariano 6, 16 Los de abajo 115 n. 3 babalawos 214, 221, 223, 225–8 see also santeros Barbagelata, Hugo D. 81, 84–6, 89 Barnet, Miguel: Biografía de un cimarrón 217–19 Barthes, Roland 98, 198 Batlle y Ordóñez, José 69 Baudelaire, Charles 98 Beardsell, Peter 1–3, 8, 93, 164 n. 8 Europe and Latin America: Returning the Gaze 2, 5, 63, 78–80, 85 ‘Juan Rulfo: Pedro Páramo’ 1, 133 A Theatre for Cannibals 2 use of quantum theory 3, 6–7, 138, 157–8 Benjamin, Walter 206 Bhabha, Homi 107 Big Bang 154–5 Bolívar, Natalia 213 Los orishas en Cuba 220 Bolívar, Simón 66, 85–6 Boom, the 164–8, 170–2, 176–7 and the Post-Boom 166–7, 177, 181 see also Post-Boom, the boom femenino 115 Borges, Jorge Luis: ‘El Sur’ 173 branes 143–5,...

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