Body of Writing-CL

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April 2000



A psychoanalytic exploration through a series of reading of Latin American fiction of Roland Barthes' contention that literary texts have human form and are always an anagram of our erotic body.


Rene Prieto is Professor of Foreign Languages and Literature at Southern Methodist University. He is the author of "Miguel Angel Asturias's Archaeology of Return."


"Original, witty and passionate, Body of Writing is sure to interest Hispanists and non-Hispanists alike. I can think of few Latin Americanists capable of producing readings as energetic and elegant as Prieto's."--Gustavo Perez Firmat, author of Next Year in Cuba and Life on the Hyphen "A most significant contribution to Spanish American literary criticism. Prieto is a gifted scholar with an unusual talent for reading texts."--William Luis, author of Dance Between Two Cultures: Latino Caribbean Literature Written in the United States "Body of Writing is the most advanced piece of criticism on Latin American literature available. Prieto's unique mixture of theoretical sophistication with elegance of mind and style makes him soar above today's cacophonous cackle. I know of no better critic of Latin American literature than him."--Roberto Gonzalez-Echevarria, author of Myth and Archive: A Theory of Latin American Narrative
EAN: 9780822324515
ISBN: 0822324512
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: April 2000
Seitenanzahl: 312 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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