Coverart for item
The Resource The anthropological imagination in Latin American literature, Amy Fass Emery

The anthropological imagination in Latin American literature, Amy Fass Emery

Label
The anthropological imagination in Latin American literature
Title
The anthropological imagination in Latin American literature
Statement of responsibility
Amy Fass Emery
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this examination of the cross between anthropology and literature in contemporary Latin America, Amy Fass Emery studies how Latin American writers' experiences and studies in the field of anthropology have shaped their representations of cultural Others in fiction. She approaches her subject first in broad terms and then in close textual readings of important writers such as Alejo Carpentier, José María Arguedas, and Miguel Barnet. Emery develops the concept of an "anthropological imagination"--that is, the conjunction of anthropology and literature in twentieth-century Latin American literary texts. While exploring the uses of anthropology in contemporary narrative and fiction, Emery also gives consideration to documentary and testimonial writings. The major focus of this engaging work is the study of the novel. Analyzing fictions by authors from Cuba, Argentina, Brazil, and Peru, Emery covers a wide geographical region, as well as a diverse group of topics. Subjects such as surrealist primitivism, the testimonio, the transcultural novel, and the relation of the anthropological imagination to the vexed question of postmodernism in the Latin American context are all given insightful deliberation. As the first extended study of interrelations between anthropology and literature in Latin America, Emery's work will prove invaluable to a wide spectrum of Latin Americanists and to those with comparative interests in anthropology, twentieth-century literature, and postmodernism. "--Publishers website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Emery, Amy Fass
Dewey number
860.9/98
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
Some text in Spanish with English translation
LC call number
PQ7081
LC item number
.E64 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
University of Missouri Press
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Latin American literature
  • Literature and anthropology
Label
The anthropological imagination in Latin American literature, Amy Fass Emery
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-151) 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
Control code
35128079
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 156 pages
Isbn
9780826210807
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96027401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The anthropological imagination in Latin American literature, Amy Fass Emery
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-151) 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
Control code
35128079
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 156 pages
Isbn
9780826210807
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
96027401
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

    • Thomas Jefferson LibraryBorrow it
      1 University Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63121, US
      38.710138 -90.311107
Processing Feedback ...