The Latin American Literary Boom was marked by complex novels steeped in magical realism and questions of nationalism, often with themes of surreal violence. In recent years, however, those revolutionary projects of the sixties and seventies have given way to quite a different narrative vision and ideology. Dubbed the new sentimentalism, this trend is now keenly elucidated in Love and Politics in the Contemporary Spanish American Novel. Offering a rich account of the rise of this new mode, as well as its political and cultural implications, AnAsbal GonzAilez delivers a close reading of novels by Miguel Barnet, Elena Poniatowska, Isabel Allende, Alfredo Bryce Echenique, Gabriel GarcAsa MAirquez, Antonio SkAirmeta, Luis Rafael SAinchez, and others. GonzAilez proposes that new sentimental novels are inspired principally by a desire to heal the division, rancor, and fear produced by decades of social and political upheaval. Valuing pop culture above the avant-garde, such works also tend to celebrate agapeathe love of one's neighborawhile denouncing the negative effects of passion (eros). Illuminating these and other aspects of post-Boom prose, Love and Politics in the Contemporary Spanish American Novel takes a fresh look at contemporary works.parodying the soap-opera style, ahas a crust of sensibility; we are allasome more , some less, for the love of God! ... Lyrics by Felipe de Rosas and HernAin Restrepo Duque to the Colombian bolero from the 1950s aEscrAsbemea (Write to Me), in Rico Salazara#39;s Cien aApos de boleros. ... When I say a#39;making lovea#39; I speak about an encounter that may or may not include sexait is a complicity in communication, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Love and Politics in the Contemporary Spanish American Novel|
|Publisher||:||University of Texas Press - 2010-02-01|