Gender and the Self in Latin American Literature by Emma Staniland download in ePub, pdf, iPad
One of the main impulses of the avant-garde in all the arts was to incorporate indigenous and African artistic traditions into the mainstream of Latin American life. This work also analyzes the depictions of the female body in these novels from the perspectives of space and violence, abjection and national progress. In many cases the issue was how to incorporate marginal cultures African, Indian within Latin America into the mainstream culture of the area and of each individual country.
This movement reflected several European movements, especially Surrealism. The new techniques and styles gave these novels a poetic aura that had been generally absent from Latin American prose fiction, save for the short stories.
The difference, perhaps, is that postmodern literature does not aspire to be profound or pretend that it can make momentous pronouncements about the self, society, the nation, or humankind. It had an enormous influence on Mexican fiction and poetry and was imitated by Latin American essayists elsewhere. Its hilarious plot involves couples who meet during a Caribbean cruise.
This productive and dramatic contradiction made the novela de la tierra the literary tradition within which and counter to which new novelistic projects were measured. They dealt with sexuality without guilt or reticence while straightforwardly denouncing the many sexual biases remaining in Cuba and elsewhere.
Besides presenting and illuminating the traditional canon, the encyclopedia also stresses the contribution made by women authors and by contemporary writers. Like Neruda, he too was a Republican activist during the Spanish Civil War, but the war experience turned him away from communism and all other political utopian movements.
Instances of the fantastic occur and are believed to be real by the slaves. In Latin America this has meant moving away from the thematics of cultural identity that dominated modern literature and going back to the Romantics. They did not bite his flesh, they caressed him and flooded him without heat or combustion. These changes occurred at different paces in the various genres.
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