The Avant-Garde and Geopolitics in Latin America.

By: Rosenberg, Fernando J
Series: Pitt Illuminations Ser: Publisher: Pittsburgh PA : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006Copyright date: ©2006Description: 1 online resource (222 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780822972976Subject(s): Andrade, Mário de, 1893-1945 -- Criticism and interpretation.;Arlt, Roberto, 1900-1942 -- Criticism and interpretation.;Latin American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.;Literature, Experimental -- Latin America -- History and criticism.;Politics and literature -- Latin AmericaGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Avant-Garde and Geopolitics in Latin AmericaDDC classification: 860.9358098 LOC classification: PQ7081Online resources: Click to View
Contents:
Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1. Locating the Avant-Garde -- Chapter 2. A Case for Geopolitics -- Chapter 3. Locating the Future in Los siete locos -- Chapter 4. Macunaíma in the Mouth of the Cannibal -- Chapter 5. Leaving Home: Cosmopolitanism and Travel -- Chapter 6. Cosmopolitanism and Repentance: The Homecoming of the Avant-Garde Poet -- Chapter 7. Epilogue -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index.
Summary: The Avant-Garde and Geopolitics in Latin America examines the canonical Latin American avant-garde texts of the 1920s and 1930s in novels, travel writing, journalism, and poetry, and presents them in a new light as formulators of modern Western culture and precursors of global culture. Particular focus is placed on the work of Roberto Arlt and Mário de Andrade as exemplars of the movement. Fernando J. Rosenberg provides a theoretical historiography of Latin American literature and the role that modernity and avant-gardism played in it. He finds significant parallels between the cultural battles of the interwar years in Latin America and current debates over the role of the peripheral nation-state within the culture of globalization. Rosenberg establishes that the Latin American avant-garde evolved on its own terms, in polemic dialogue with the European movements, critiquing modernity itself and developing a global geopolitical awareness. In the process these writers created a bridge between postcolonial and postmodern culture, forming a distinct movement that continues its influence today.
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Intro -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Chapter 1. Locating the Avant-Garde -- Chapter 2. A Case for Geopolitics -- Chapter 3. Locating the Future in Los siete locos -- Chapter 4. Macunaíma in the Mouth of the Cannibal -- Chapter 5. Leaving Home: Cosmopolitanism and Travel -- Chapter 6. Cosmopolitanism and Repentance: The Homecoming of the Avant-Garde Poet -- Chapter 7. Epilogue -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index.

The Avant-Garde and Geopolitics in Latin America examines the canonical Latin American avant-garde texts of the 1920s and 1930s in novels, travel writing, journalism, and poetry, and presents them in a new light as formulators of modern Western culture and precursors of global culture. Particular focus is placed on the work of Roberto Arlt and Mário de Andrade as exemplars of the movement. Fernando J. Rosenberg provides a theoretical historiography of Latin American literature and the role that modernity and avant-gardism played in it. He finds significant parallels between the cultural battles of the interwar years in Latin America and current debates over the role of the peripheral nation-state within the culture of globalization. Rosenberg establishes that the Latin American avant-garde evolved on its own terms, in polemic dialogue with the European movements, critiquing modernity itself and developing a global geopolitical awareness. In the process these writers created a bridge between postcolonial and postmodern culture, forming a distinct movement that continues its influence today.

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