Civilisation and Authenticity: The Search for Cultural Uniqueness in the Narrative Fiction of Alejo Carpentier and Julio Cortazar

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The question What is Latin America? has been at the heart of writing from and about Latin America from Columbus' conquest to present-day discussions and nationalising projects. What this belies is the inherent question What is Latin America compared to Europe? This book lays bare the underlying logic of a Latin Americanist discourse through some of the continent's most influential thinkers, including Domingo Faustino Sarmiento, Jose Marti, Jose Enrique Rodo, Jose Vasconcelos, Fernando Ortiz, Roberto Fernandez Retamar, ...

Civilisation and Authenticity: The Search for Cultural Uniqueness in the Narrative Fiction of Alejo Carpentier and Julio Cortazar 2012, Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers, New York

ISBN-13: 9781433119729

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