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The Resource City fictions : language, body, and Spanish American urban space, Amanda Holmes

City fictions : language, body, and Spanish American urban space, Amanda Holmes

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City fictions : language, body, and Spanish American urban space
Title
City fictions
Title remainder
language, body, and Spanish American urban space
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Holmes
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Using concepts from urban and cultural studies, City Fictions examines the representation of the city in the works of five important late-twentieth century Spanish American writers: Octavio Paz, Julio Cortazar, Christina Peri Rossi, Diamela Eltit, and Carlos Monsivais. While each of these writers is influenced at least partially by a specific Spanish American city - be it Mexico City, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, or Santiago - they share ways in which they fictionalize the city. They all equate language and body with urban space. In these metaphors, language breaks down and the body disintegrates, creating a disturbing picture of violent decline. Amanda Holmes demonstrates how representation of the city through metaphors of linguistic and corporeal rupture as well as of new vital human possibilities, reflects a response to both political violence and untenable economic policies in Latin America during the last three decades of the twentieth century."--Jacket
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
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1972-
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Holmes, Amanda
Dewey number
863/.609321732
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ7082.N7
LC item number
H65 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The Bucknell studies in Latin American literature and theory
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  • Spanish American fiction
  • Cities and towns in literature
  • Cities and towns in literature
  • Spanish American fiction
  • Steden
  • Bellettrie
  • Spaans
Label
City fictions : language, body, and Spanish American urban space, Amanda Holmes
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-208) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- By fire, water, or stone : the destruction of imagery in Octavio Paz's "Ciudad de México" series -- Aesthetics, politics, and the urban in Julio Cortázar's short stories -- Uncanny dispersions in Cristina Peri Rossi's La nave de los locos -- Scripting the city : Diamela Eltit's Lumpérica and Vaca sagrada -- The spectacle as metaphor : urban disorder in Carlos Monsiváis's Los rituales del caos -- Conclusion
Control code
607872431
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (212 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780838758656
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)607872431
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
City fictions : language, body, and Spanish American urban space, Amanda Holmes
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-208) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- By fire, water, or stone : the destruction of imagery in Octavio Paz's "Ciudad de México" series -- Aesthetics, politics, and the urban in Julio Cortázar's short stories -- Uncanny dispersions in Cristina Peri Rossi's La nave de los locos -- Scripting the city : Diamela Eltit's Lumpérica and Vaca sagrada -- The spectacle as metaphor : urban disorder in Carlos Monsiváis's Los rituales del caos -- Conclusion
Control code
607872431
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (212 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780838758656
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)607872431
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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