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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
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, Jose Maria Arguedas, and Miguel Barnet. Emery develops the concept of an "anthropological imagination"--That is, the conjunction of anthropology and fiction in twentieth-century Latin American literature. Emery also gives consideration to documentary and testimonial writings. 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 the 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 post-modernism
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
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
LC call number
PQ7081
LC item number
.E64 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Latin American literature
  • Literature and anthropology
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Latin American literature
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Latin America
  • Spaans
  • Proza
  • Antropologische aspecten
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
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The anthropological imagination -- The "anthropological flâneur" in Paris: Documents, Bifur, and collage culture in Carpentier's Ecué-yamba-O! -- The eye of the anthropologist: vision and mastery in José María Arguedas -- The voice of the other : anthropological discourse and the testimonio in Biografía de un cimarrón and Canto de sirena -- The "I" of the anthropologist : allegories of fieldwork in Darcy Ribeiro's Maíra -- Sa(l)vage ethnography : the cannibalistic imagination in Juan José Saer's El entenado -- Afterword : the anthropological imagination and the question of a Latin American postmodernism
Control code
45728317
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 156 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826260406
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45728317
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The anthropological imagination in Latin American literature, Amy Fass Emery
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-151) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The anthropological imagination -- The "anthropological flâneur" in Paris: Documents, Bifur, and collage culture in Carpentier's Ecué-yamba-O! -- The eye of the anthropologist: vision and mastery in José María Arguedas -- The voice of the other : anthropological discourse and the testimonio in Biografía de un cimarrón and Canto de sirena -- The "I" of the anthropologist : allegories of fieldwork in Darcy Ribeiro's Maíra -- Sa(l)vage ethnography : the cannibalistic imagination in Juan José Saer's El entenado -- Afterword : the anthropological imagination and the question of a Latin American postmodernism
Control code
45728317
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 156 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826260406
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45728317
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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