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Magical realism and the history of the emotions in Latin America

Author: Jeronimo Arellano
Publisher: Lewisburg : Bucknell University Press ; Lanham, Maryland : The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Magical Realism and the History of the Emotions in Latin America rethinks the rise and fall of magical realism in Latin America in light of the cultural history of the emotions and in conversation with contemporary theories of affect. It explores how twentieth-century magical realist narrative reimagines public and collective forms of feeling, in particular the colonial history of wonder in the wake of the voyages  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Analys och tolkning
Magic realist fiction
Named Person: Alejo Carpentier; Gabriel García Márquez; César Aira
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeronimo Arellano
ISBN: 9781611486698 1611486696 9781611486704 161148670X
OCLC Number: 900594759
Description: xxxi, 211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
I. Wonder in the colonial heart. The intermittence of the marvelous ; Columbus's first journal and the materiality of the emotions ; Colonial chronicles as archives of feelings --
II. The afterlives of feelings. Alejo Carpentier's lo real maravilloso americano and the colonial history of wonder ; The afterlives of feelings : wonder as palimpsest in Gabriel García Márquez's Cien años de soledad ; In the graveyards of magical realism : the dissafection of the marvelous and César Aira's El mago.
Responsibility: Jerónimo Arellano.

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Magical Realism and the History of the Emotions in Latin America rethinks the rise and fall of magical realism in Latin America in light of the cultural history of the emotions and in conversation  Read more...
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In this seminal work Arellano reevaluates the history and transmission of wonder in Latin American literature. His treatment is chronological: he starts with early chronicles of the New World, which Read more...

 
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