Pot Pourri

Pot Pourri

Whistlings of An Idler : A Novel

eBook - 2003
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Eugenio Cambaceres was the first to introduce the naturalist manner of Emile Zola to Argentinean literature in the late nineteenth century. The work of Cambaceres, a precursor to the contemporary Argentinean novel, is crucial for an understanding of the period of consolidation of Argentina, the formation of a national identity, and especially for the role of the intellectual during that transition. This gereation theoretically and methodically built up a literature with features of its own, stressing the cultural primacy of Buenos Aires par excellence, to enhance the evolution of the cosmopolitan metropolis.
A rich dandy narrates Pot Pourri, relating a story of marriage and adultery during the carnival celebrations. The volume editor, Josefina Ludmer, describes the dandy as an ambiguous protagonist who acts both as a reflection and a critic of the liberal state. As a new addition to the already-acclaimed Library of Latin America, Pot Pourri should find its rightful place with the ever-growing audience for Latin American literature.
Publisher: Oxford University Press, New York : 2003
ISBN: 9780199728671
0199728674
9780195144635
0195144635
9780195144642
0195144643
0195144635
0195144643
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxviii, 144 p.)
Additional Contributors: Ludmer, Josefina
Dillman, Lisa

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