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The Resource Contemporary Central American fiction : gender, subjectivity and affect, Jeffrey Browitt

Contemporary Central American fiction : gender, subjectivity and affect, Jeffrey Browitt

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Contemporary Central American fiction : gender, subjectivity and affect
Title
Contemporary Central American fiction
Title remainder
gender, subjectivity and affect
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey Browitt
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is a series of original, critical meditations on short stories and novels from Central America between 1995 and 2016. During the Cold War, literary art in Central America, as in Latin America in general, was strongly over-determined by the politics of the Cold War, which gave rise to popular struggle and three major armed civil wars in the 1970s and 1980s in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala. The period produced intense literary activity with political ideology central, personified by social denunciation in the testimonial novel and revolutionary poetry. Since then, though themes of violence are still at much of its core, Central American fiction has become more complex. We have witnessed a resurgence of literary writing and criticism with a focus squarely on the artistic side of narrative art: writing aware of its own figurative manoeuvres and inventiveness, its philosophical and affective dimensions, and its carefully crafted syntax. This collection of essays by Jeffrey Browitt attempts to trace some of the contours of this new literature and the contemporary subjectivities of its writers through close readings of Guatemala's Rodrigo Rey Rosa, Eduardo Halfon and Denise Phé-Funchal; Nicaragua's Franz Galich and Sergio Ramírez; Belize's David Ruiz Puga; El Salvador's Jacinta Escudos and Claudia Hernández; and Costa Rica's Carlos Cortés. Key themes are gender, subjectivity and affect as these intersect with the deconstruction of the family, hegemonic masculinity, motherhood, revolutionary romanticism, and the relationship of humans with animals"--
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Browitt, Jeff
Dewey number
863/.6099728
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ7472.N7
LC item number
B76 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Central American fiction
  • Central American fiction
  • Families in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Subjectivity in literature
  • Reality in literature
  • Affect (Psychology) in literature
  • Human-animal relationships in literature
  • Affect (Psychology) in literature
  • Central American fiction
  • Families in literature
  • Human-animal relationships in literature
  • Reality in literature
  • Sex role in literature
  • Subjectivity in literature
  • Affekt
  • Geschlechterrolle
  • Roman
  • Zentralamerika
Label
Contemporary Central American fiction : gender, subjectivity and affect, Jeffrey Browitt
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Exorcizing the National/Revolutionary Subject: 1. With Crystalline Drops of Imperial Jade : David Ruiz Puga's Got seif de Cuin! ; 2. Nicaragua as a Novel : Sergio Ramírez's Margarita, está linda la mar ; 3. The Detritus of a Revolution in Ruins : Franz Galich's Managua, Salsa City -- Part II. Traumatic Masculinity and Fantasmatic Fathers: 4. The Sacrificial Economy and the Question of the Anthropocene in Rodrigo Rey Rosa's 'Gracia' ; 5. The Boy in the Bubble : Eduardo Halfon's Manaña nunca lo hablamos ; 6. Carlos Cortés' Larga noche hacia mi madre : The Labyrinth of the Past -- Part III. Gendered Bodies and Affects: 7. The Difficulty in Burying the Dead : Claudia Hernández's De fronteras ; 8. Love and Sex in Times of Disenchantment : Reading Jacinta Escudos ; 9. Chronicle of a Suicide Foretold : Denise Phé-Funchal's Ana sonríe
Control code
981980889
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 185 pages
Isbn
9781845199142
Lccn
2017043012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028084432
System control number
(OCoLC)981980889
Label
Contemporary Central American fiction : gender, subjectivity and affect, Jeffrey Browitt
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-176) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I. Exorcizing the National/Revolutionary Subject: 1. With Crystalline Drops of Imperial Jade : David Ruiz Puga's Got seif de Cuin! ; 2. Nicaragua as a Novel : Sergio Ramírez's Margarita, está linda la mar ; 3. The Detritus of a Revolution in Ruins : Franz Galich's Managua, Salsa City -- Part II. Traumatic Masculinity and Fantasmatic Fathers: 4. The Sacrificial Economy and the Question of the Anthropocene in Rodrigo Rey Rosa's 'Gracia' ; 5. The Boy in the Bubble : Eduardo Halfon's Manaña nunca lo hablamos ; 6. Carlos Cortés' Larga noche hacia mi madre : The Labyrinth of the Past -- Part III. Gendered Bodies and Affects: 7. The Difficulty in Burying the Dead : Claudia Hernández's De fronteras ; 8. Love and Sex in Times of Disenchantment : Reading Jacinta Escudos ; 9. Chronicle of a Suicide Foretold : Denise Phé-Funchal's Ana sonríe
Control code
981980889
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 185 pages
Isbn
9781845199142
Lccn
2017043012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028084432
System control number
(OCoLC)981980889

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