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The Catastrophe of Modernity: Tragedy and the Nation in Latin American Literature

Dove, Patrick

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ISBN 10: 0838755615 / ISBN 13: 9780838755617
Published by Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, 2004
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover with textured black paper over boards and gilt titles to spine, in brown and white jacket with detail from Manuel Alvarez Bravo photo to front, 8vo. 301pp. Index, bibliography, endnotes. Fine/Fine. Book and jacket are as new: bright, tight, sharp and unmarked. Jacket in Brodart. Neither remainder nor ex-lib. Bookseller Inventory # 015390

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Title: The Catastrophe of Modernity: Tragedy and ...

Publisher: Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

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The Catastrophe of Modernity examines four very different Latin American writers in the context of their respective national traditions. In a series of sophisticated and challenging theoretical readings of texts by Jorge Luis Borges, Juan Rulfo, César Vallejo, and Ricardo Piglia, Patrick Dove persuasively argues that the idea of tragedy offers new ways of understanding the relation between literature and the modern Latin American nation-state.

Powerfully argued, The Catastrophe of Modernity brings together Latin American texts with important contemporary concepts in philosophical and theoretical criticism, enabling those concepts in relation to tragedy to emerge from Dove's discussion with greater clarity and renewed interest.

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Patrick Dove is Assistant Professor of Latin American Literature and Culture at Indiana University. His work focuses on connections between literature, culture, and contemporary theory in the Southern Cone, Mexico, and and Perú. His current research investigates the implication of "transition" (in its political, economic, and epistemological configurations) for literature and other forms of cultural production.

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