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Author López, Kimberle S.

Title Latin American novels of the Conquest : reinventing the New World / Kimberle S. López.

Imprint Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri Press, ©2002.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 260 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-256) and index.
Contents Introduction. Colonial desire and the anxiety of identification in the new Latin American novel of the conquest -- 1. Loving cannibalism: cannibalism and colonial desire in Juan José Saer's El entenado -- 2. Violence and the sacred: idolatry and human sacrifice in Homero Aridjis's Memorias del nuevo mundo -- 3. Eros and colonization: homosocial colonial desire in Herminio Martínez's Diario maldito de nuño de Guzmán -- 4. Colonial desire for the Amerindian and converso other in Abel Posse's El largo atardecer del caminante -- 5. Ambivalence toward converso self and conquered other in Homero Aridjis's 1492 and Memorias del nuevo mundo -- Conclusion. Deconstructing the rhetoric of conquest in the new Latin American historical novel.
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Summary "The fictionalized explorers and conquistadors represented in this corpus all identify with certain aspects of Amerindian culture - significantly, those elements that are most distinct from European culture, such as cannibalism and human sacrifice - but also feel the need to distance themselves from these "others" in order to protect their own European cultural identity. In most cases, the conquistadors themselves are represented as outsiders within the enterprise of imperialism, due to ethnic, religious, or sexual differences from the norm. This representation turns the gaze inward toward the "other" within European culture, underscoring the complex origins of Latin American cultures in the violent encounter between the Amerindians and the conquistadors." "By examining these issues, Lopez's Latin American Novels of the Conquest illuminates the ways in which Latin American novelists used their literary imaginations to embody their ambivalence regarding their own transcultural heritage as children of both the colonized and the colonizer."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
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Subject Historical fiction, Spanish American -- History and criticism.
Spanish American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Conquerors in literature.
Latin America -- In literature.
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: López, Kimberle S. Latin American novels of the Conquest. Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri Press, ©2002 0826214088 (DLC) 2002023838 (OCoLC)49249837
ISBN 0826263224 (electronic bk.)
9780826263223 (electronic bk.)