Writing in the Air: Heterogeneity and the Persistence of Oral Tradition in Andean Literatures (BOK)

Writing in the Air: Heterogeneity and the Persistence of Oral Tradition in Andean Literatures (BOK)

Antonio Cornejo Polar

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Originally published in 1994, Writing in the Air is one of the most significant books of modern Latin American literary and cultural criticism. In this seminal work, the influential Latin American literary critic Antonio Cornejo Polar offers the most extended articulation of his efforts to displace notions of hybridity or "mestizaje" dominant in Latin American cultural studies with the concept of heterogeneity: the persistent interaction of cultural difference that cannot be resolved in synthesis. He re-examines encounters between Spanish and indigenous Andean cultural systems in the New World from the Conquest into the 1980s. Through innovative readings of narratives of conquest and liberation, homogenizing nineteenth and twentieth century discourses, and contemporary Andean literature, he rejects the dominance of the written word over oral literature. Cornejo Polar decentres literature as the primary marker of Latin American cultural identity, emphasizing instead the interlacing of multiple narratives that generates the heterogeneity of contemporary Latin American culture.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Antonio Cornejo Polar
Forlag
Combined Academic Publishers
ISBN 9780822354321
Antall sider 232 Dimensjoner 16,3cm x 23,9cm x 2,3cm
Vekt 567 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Literary studies: general