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A World Torn Apart

Representations of Violence in Latin American Narrative


Victoria Carpenter

Contents: Victoria Carpenter: Introduction: Violence and the Narrative of Latin American Identity – Margarita Serje: Violence as Context: Colonial Landscapes and Frontier Narratives in the Interpretation of Conflict in Colombia – Ori Preuss: ‘Hatreds of an Almost Spanish American Crudity’: Brazilian Interpretations of the Tumultuous First Republic, 1889-1898 – Sarah Barrow: Violence, Nation and Peruvian Cinema: A Critical Analysis of Bajo la piel (Francisco Lombardi 1996) – Christopher Harris: Hegemonic Masculinity and Violence in Juan Rulfo’s El llano en llamas – Gabriel Inzaurralde: Letters from Hell: The Theme of Violence in La pesquisa by Juan José Saer – Mar Langa Pizarro/Jennifer French: Violence in Paraguayan Narrative – Gilda Waldman: Fiction and Politics: Dictatorial Violence in Contemporary Chilean Literature – Victoria Carpenter: ‘La sangre en el cemento’: Violence, Fantasy and Myth in Poetic Accounts of the 1968 Tlatelolco Massacre – Claire Williams: The Favela’s Revenge: Portrayals of Life in the Shantytowns in Recent Brazilian Fiction – Márcia Hoppe Navarro: Indigenous Women and Forms of Violence in Recent Latin American Literature – Betina Keizman: The Others’ Shame: Variations of the Argentinean Abduction Narrative.