Latin America's New Historical Novel

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Beginning with the 1979 publication of Alejo Carpentier's El arpa y la sombra, the New Historical Novel has become the dominant genre within Latin American fiction. In this at-times tongue-in-cheek postmodern study, Seymour Menton explores why the New Historical Novel has achieved such popularity and offers discerning readings of numerous works. Menton argues persuasively that the proximity of the Columbus Quincentennial triggered the rise of the New Historical Novel. After defining the historical novel in general, he ...

Latin America's New Historical Novel 2011, University of Texas Press

ISBN-13: 9780292729186

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Latin America's New Historical Novel 1993, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292751576

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