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The Resource The armature of conquest : Spanish accounts of the discovery of America, 1492-1589, Beatriz Pastor Bodmer ; translated by Lydia Longstreth Hunt

The armature of conquest : Spanish accounts of the discovery of America, 1492-1589, Beatriz Pastor Bodmer ; translated by Lydia Longstreth Hunt

Label
The armature of conquest : Spanish accounts of the discovery of America, 1492-1589
Title
The armature of conquest
Title remainder
Spanish accounts of the discovery of America, 1492-1589
Statement of responsibility
Beatriz Pastor Bodmer ; translated by Lydia Longstreth Hunt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
The discovery, exploration, and conquest of the New World is here imaginatively treated as a journey from fantasy to reality, from complicity to rejection, from mythification to criticism. Focusing on certain key firsthand narratives of the Spanish conquest, the author views various journals, letters, and other documents not merely as narratives of facts and events but as literary expressions of the dynamics of the writers' experience: recording the transformation of their perceptions of New World realities and showing the gradual development of a critical consciousness that questions their sense of identity and the validity of European cultural models. The author illuminates the conceptual and aesthetic developments that mark the beginnings of a new literature in the making. Gradually, the aesthetic requirements and canons of Europe are left behind as this new literature begins to convey the new realities of colonial Spanish America that shape the complex poetics of Alonso de Ercilla's great epic poem La Araucana. The book begins with analyses of texts by Christopher Columbus and Hernan Cortes, showing how the discourse of mythification fictionalizes both the New World itself and the nature and meaning of the conquest. Then, as the conquistadors' expeditions increasingly fail disillusionment engenders ideological crisis, questioning, and demythification, as exemplified in Nunez Cabeza de Vaca's Naufragios. The book concludes by synthesizing the various historical and aesthetic elements that led to the awakening in the conquistadors of a new, divided, and contradicting consciousness, whose first literary flowering was La Araucana
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Pastor Bodmer, Beatriz
Dewey number
860.9/327
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ7081
LC item number
.P3413 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Spanish American literature
  • Literature and history
  • Spanish American literature
  • America
  • America
  • America
Label
The armature of conquest : Spanish accounts of the discovery of America, 1492-1589, Beatriz Pastor Bodmer ; translated by Lydia Longstreth Hunt
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translation of: Discursos narrativos de la conquista de América
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
pt. I The Discourse of Mythification: Christopher Columbus and the definition of America as booty -- Hernán Cortés and the creation of the model conqueror -- Part II. Demythification and Questioning: From failure to demythification -- The models in crisis -- Part III. A Literary Expression of the Unfolding of a New Consciousness: Alonso de Ercilla and the development of a Spanish American Consciousness
Control code
24906693
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 317 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804719773
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91039494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1469899
Label
The armature of conquest : Spanish accounts of the discovery of America, 1492-1589, Beatriz Pastor Bodmer ; translated by Lydia Longstreth Hunt
Publication
Note
Translation of: Discursos narrativos de la conquista de América
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
pt. I The Discourse of Mythification: Christopher Columbus and the definition of America as booty -- Hernán Cortés and the creation of the model conqueror -- Part II. Demythification and Questioning: From failure to demythification -- The models in crisis -- Part III. A Literary Expression of the Unfolding of a New Consciousness: Alonso de Ercilla and the development of a Spanish American Consciousness
Control code
24906693
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 317 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780804719773
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91039494
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1469899

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