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The Latin American Short Story at its Limits: Fragmentation, Hybridity and Intermediality

Bell, L (2014) The Latin American Short Story at its Limits: Fragmentation, Hybridity and Intermediality Studies in Hispnic and Lusophone Cultures, 4 . Legenda, Oxford. ISBN 1909662135

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Abstract

The Latin American short story has often been viewed in terms of its relation to orality, tradition and myth. But this desire to celebrate the difference of Latin American culture unwittingly contributes to its exoticization, failing to do justice to its richness, complexity and contemporaneity. By re-reading and re-viewing the short stories of Juan Rulfo, Julio Cortazar and Augusto Monterroso, Bell reveals the hybridity of this genre. It is at once rooted in traditional narrative and fragmented by modern experience; its residual qualities are revived through emergent forms. Crucially, its oral and mythical characteristics are compounded with the formal traits of modern, emerging media: photography, cinema, telephony, journalism, and cartoon art.

Item Type: Book
Authors :
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Bell, Ll.a.bell@surrey.ac.ukUNSPECIFIED
Date : 31 July 2014
Uncontrolled Keywords : Literary Criticism
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 May 2017 15:31
Last Modified : 17 May 2017 14:36
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/820247

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