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Decline and fall of the lettered city

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The cultural Cold War in Latin America was waged as a war of values - artistic freedom versus communitarianism, Western values versus national cultures, the autonomy of art versus a commitment to liberation struggles - and at a time when the prestige of literature had never been higher. The projects of the historic avant-garde were revitalised by an anti-capitalist ethos and envisaged as the opposite of the republican state. This volume charts the conflicting universals of this period, the clash between avant-garde and political vanguard. This was also a twilight of literature at the threshold of the great cultural revolution of the seventies and eighties, a revolution to which the Cold War indirectly contributed. In the eighties, civil war and military rule, together with the rapid development of mass culture and communication empires, changed the political and cultural map.;A long-awaited work by an eminent Latin Americanist widely read throughout the world, this book guides the reader across minefields of cultural debate and histories of highly polarised struggle. Focusing on literary texts by Garc a Marquez, Vargas Llosa, Roa Bastos, and Juan Carlos Onetti, conducting us through this contested history with the authority of an eyewitness, Franco gives us an engaging overview as involving as it is moving.

Published in 2002

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Author(s):
Jean Franco
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
233mm x 155mm
Edition:
1
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0674008421
ISBN-13:
9780674008427
Number of pages:
341
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Title:
Decline and fall of the lettered city

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The cultural Cold War in Latin America was waged as a war of values - artistic freedom versus communitarianism, Western values versus national cultures, the autonomy of art versus a commitment to liberation struggles - and at a time when the prestige of literature had never been higher. The projects of the historic avant-garde were revitalised by an anti-capitalist ethos and envisaged as the opposite of the republican state. This volume charts the conflicting universals of this period, the clash between avant-garde and political vanguard. This was also a twilight of literature at the threshold of the great cultural revolution of the seventies and eighties, a revolution to which the Cold War indirectly contributed. In the eighties, civil war and military rule, together with the rapid development of mass culture and communication empires, changed the political and cultural map.;A long-awaited work by an eminent Latin Americanist widely read throughout the world, this book guides the reader across minefields of cultural debate and histories of highly polarised struggle. Focusing on literary texts by Garc a Marquez, Vargas Llosa, Roa Bastos, and Juan Carlos Onetti, conducting us through this contested history with the authority of an eyewitness, Franco gives us an engaging overview as involving as it is moving.

Published in 2002

Author(s):
Jean Franco
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
233mm x 155mm
Edition:
1
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0674008421
ISBN-13:
9780674008427
Number of pages:
341
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Title:
Decline and fall of the lettered city

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