Figural Conquistadors: Rewriting the New World's Discovery and Conquest in Mexican and River Plate Novels of the 1980s and 1990s

Bucknell University Press, 2006 - 194 páginas
In a series of readings of novels by Antonio Elio Brailovsky, Abel Posse, Eugenio Aguirre, Armando Ayala Anguiano, Herminio Martinez, Augusto Roa Bastos, and Napoleon Baccino Ponce de Leon, Mark Hernandez explores the fundamental role of fictional autobiographies and testimonials in rewriting historiographical discourses about the conquest and the relationship to contemporary politics and issues of national and cultural identity in Latin America. He demonstrates how these novelists use major and marginal figures to reflect upon the ways that institutional powers invoke episodes from the discovery and conquest to legitimate the present, and also to critique the recent historical past, especially in the case of Uruguay and Argentina, which endured military dictatorships in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Hispamerica, Volumen 36,Número 107

Vista de fragmentos - 2007

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Mark A. Hernandez is assistant professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages at Tufts University in Medford.

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